So Far, So Good

My oncologist is pleased with my progress. The tumor is neither visible nor palpable. He hopes that by the time I have surgery, the tumor will be in pathological remission, meaning that no sign of the tumor can be detected in the surgical tissue sample. However, I need surgery because tumor stem cells (the cells from which the tumor grew)  may still be present in the area.

My side effects, while annoying, are manageable. My weight is stable. Because Herceptin has the potential to cause serious heart damage (including death) I’m scheduled for an Echo Cardiogram every three months. My next appointment is in June.

Les wants to know when my hair will grow back. I tell him, “Before yours, Dude.” “Dude” is my code word for “Stop asking, already.”

I visit an allergy specialist on Friday to see if the Allergies From Hell, courtesy of chemo, can be mitigated.

Seven more days until the halfway point of this chemo protocol.

Author: MeredithLaskow

Artist, writer, and unrepentant nerd girl.

17 thoughts on “So Far, So Good”

      1. No not at all! It’s perfect. Sending you a gleaming smile… see the twinkle from the corner of my front tooth? 🙂 Now twirl around and take a bow Princess.

  1. Good vibes coming your way, Meredith! I think it’s great how you write all your thoughts out, detail by detail, on this topic, and others. Writing is an entity of its’ own, an institution.

  2. Meredith, all this time I’ve been seeing this and thought you were writing about your first breast cancer experience. I didn’t read it because – been there, done that, don’t want to remember it. I had no idea you’ve had a recurrence! Now I feel guilty. My apologies!

    The most important part: I’m glad you and your “situation” seem to better now, improving. My wishes for your continued improvement! And, I *will* be reading this now. Be well! ❤️

  3. OMG!!!! There is some good news going on here! I am So Relieved!!!!! That really is good!

    I am so happy for you?????????❤️❤️❤️⚡️?

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