Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Just Getting Something Off My Chest...


(That's breast cancer surgery humor folks.... getting something off my chest (get it??) Don't tell me you've gone all stale and given up on me.

Thanks to thisoldbroad and susies1955 for leaving comments that reminded me that I owe all of you an update. I've been too busy brooding to remember that you guys actually do care about me. I'm sorry and promise to do a better job in the future.

The surgery was almost two weeks ago. A 3.1 mm mass was removed along with 2 lymph nodes. The biopsy report revealed that the tissue removed had non-cancerous margins and there was no lymph node involvement. That's about as good as it can get for breast cancer results, yes? I'm scheduled to meet with my oncologist this coming Friday where I will find out about radiation and possibly chemo treatments.

I know I have the biggest part of the battle ahead of me but finally finding out what exactly it is I'm facing will help me tremendously. I have always feared the unknown. (Mags you are so profound, girl.)

Anyway, if chemotherapy is necessary I'm ready to go and my only plea to God and thee is that if I have to lose my hair, please at least let me lose my mustache too.

I'll be back with another update in a few weeks. It's almost my 3rd blogiversary!

hugs and kisses,
Mags

40 comments:

susies1955 said...

You are such a humorous little gal.
The non-cancerous margins and no lymph node involvement is pretty good news girl.
Hoping the best and thanks for the update.
YES we care about you kiddo.
Susie

The Mom Chef said...

I was just in the midst of writing you another e-mail so I could get an update and you beat me to the punch!

Your news is AWESOME! I'm so pleased to hear about the non-cancerous margins and the lack of lymph node involvement. My aunt had the same thing some fifteen years ago and she's doing great. Same with my mother-in-law who had it some 6 years ago. Only sign are those three little tattoos that make you a part of the survivors' club.

Thanks for keeping us in touch with what you're doing. I'll probably keep e-mailing you though, just cuz I can.

Haden News said...

Hugs your way!!! I have been thinking of you!!!! Hoping the best for you and please keep us up to date!! Kendra

From the Kitchen said...

So good to hear from you and know that most of the unknown is behind you!! Very good news! Glad that your sense of humor is still healthy!!

Best,
Bonnie

Lyndsey said...

Good to see you popped in to keep us updated! Good to hear the good results too. Still I'll keep you in my prayers! Keep positive I know that helps!

Abby said...

Thinking of you.....So glad that things sound good! I will continue sending positive thoughts your way, and I love that your sense of humor still shines through! =)

Julie said...

Thanks for the update! SO good to see you haven't lost your sense of humor. Thinking of you girl!!

DebH said...

so glad to see you back! And on losing the mustache...yup...it'll be gone along with alot of other spots that will be a pleasant surprise. I know...it was one of the perks! Course...new boobies was another perk...but that was another story! Good luck and with your attitude you will conquer!!

☼ Bob said...

Hey Mags!

When I first read your post it truly floored me and Lynn. It shouldn't have because cancer hasn't exactly been a stranger to some of the most important people in my life, my Wife, my Mom and many more. Still I thought how can this be!

In the realm of positive thoughts and thinking, I recently had a vision of many many more years of your divine food posts, your humor posts and yes your rants piled on top of these blogs having to do with your current health condition.
Someday cancer will just be a " label" in the sidebar of your blog, something you lived through so you could do what you do best, being you!
You are in our thoughts, with much love, Bob and Lynn.

Jean Badgley said...

good luck to you....hoping that all will continue as positively

thisoldbroad said...

Atta girl!
Thanks for the update. It's good to hear from you & share in your good news. I'm cheering for u!

Debbie said...

Thanks for the update. I kept checking your blog and was hoping things would turn out well and the news sounds good. Not knowing is sometimes just worse than anything. Sending good thoughts your way and please keep us posted. Looking forward to all your wonderful recipes too!!!

Kat said...

Mags, I have been wondering about you! Thanks for letting us all know, and I am hoping for a speedy recovery for you. You don't lack your sense of humor in this troubled time.

June said...

Love you Mags. Great news! It's so good to "see" you and encouraging to know your humor is intact. If indeed chemo is necessary and your mustache departs, I'll be happy to send you my beard. I'd hate for you to be cold. LOL

Leslie said...

Yay! That's great news and I'm thrilled. Thanks for remembering that we're still here, hanging on your every word. xo

Barbara said...

That's such wonderful news! Hooray! I'm so happy for you. Thank you for letting us know.

(((Hugs!)))

JANICE said...

I am so glad your surgery is behind you and you have good news. Humor and being able to look to the brightside of life is what will pull you through when you need it to.

scrambledhenfruit said...

So glad to hear from you- it sounds like good news to me! I know you'll do great. :)

paintgurl40 said...

good luck mags!!

Sue said...

Thanks for the update, Mags! Glad for the good news you received:) You had me laughing about the mustache...at least you don't have black hair (like me)! :)
Take care and hope things continue on the upswing! XO

MrsMe said...

Hang tough and remember that you are wrapped in prayers. Laughter really is the best medicine. Hugs.

M.J. Jacobsen said...

Fight on Mags! I was wondering how you were doing. Great news...... your sense of humor will see you through! Hugs!

Mandie said...

Thanks so much for the update! Will be keeping an eye out for more updates.

Hoping for the best for you :-)

Moogie said...

Mags.... you crazy monkey. If you have chemo, do you want all your followers to shave their heads? Because you know we will as a show of solidarity and love.

The Mom Chef said...

Moogie - we will???

Trish said...

Great to hear from you, and very happy about your news. i wish you the best with the rest of your treatment, and really appreciate the update

Lea M. Callais said...

good news, my friend, good news! and you still have me giggling!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Oh Mags,
After all you've been through recently you can still put a smile on MY face. Hopefully seeing all these wonderful comments will help put a smile on your face. Thanks so much for keeping all of us in the know.
Laurie

Sherry said...

I am praying very hard for you. You gave me the best recipe ever, the pumpkin roll ebelskivers, and I need you to come up with more, so therefore, you have to live a few years longer!

Pam said...

Praying for you. Your non cancerous margins and lymph nodes news is fantastic!!!

Keep us posted.

Sherry said...

Good to hear from you, and bet of luck.

stephchows said...

Mags I love you so much, and I love that you still have your humor through all this. So many thoughts and prayers headed your way.

DLAOKC said...

Thanks for the update... there are PLENTY of us out here who care!

Jo Ann H. (von) said...

This is the best news I have received in a long time!! I am so glad you have the unknown, known now and you know exactly what you are facing. Please keep us update..and big HUGS coming from TN...

Anonymous said...

I was very surprised and quite pleased to read your updated status. May God heal you and keep you safe.

kellypea said...

A good friend's husband is going through drug trials for melanoma in his lymph system and the outlook is excellent. Best to you as you move forward. I admire your sense of humor!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Well, I hate to sound trite, but it coulda been worse. Don't you hate it when people say that. I have been watching for your news. Thanks for gathering up the energy to talk to us.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear from you. Prayers are going your way.

thisoldbroad said...

Just popping in to say Hiya! Hoping you are relaxing & enjoying your day.

Souffle Bombay (Colleen) said...

I have been so busy this yera that I have not been eading sites I enjoy and just now am seeing your news. I am so happy everything is working out for you! You sure are handling this with grace and humor - God Bless You!! Keep on smiling!!!