Monday, June 14, 2010

mastectomy results

My surgery was June 1th and I just received my results today, nearly 2 weeks later. The news is GREAT! No evidence of tumor anywhere in that whole slab of boob! They must have done a good job on the partial mastectomy. This made me feel so much better for so many reasons. One of my fears was that they'd see some diffuse tumor throughout the entire breast with tails penetrating beyond the margins and into my chest wall. Pretty f'ing happy that that doesn't appear to be the case. They also took a lymph node and that was negative as well. I had the MRI today to look at those "fibroids" on my uterus. I had the hardest time not cracking up in the tube, I couldn't shake the silliness that Robby and I were cracking up about last night. I love that I can relish in my immaturity with him...even if it means that there are blurry pictures of my uterus in some doctor's files.


  1. Corrie,
    We have been checking your blog everyday since we heard the news of the evil sarcoma! What great news!!! I am inspired by your strength and sense of humor. Just wanted to chime in and let you know that we are thinking about you and your family through this crazy time in your life. Keep doing what you are doing! And thank you...for keeping us informed, inspired, and connected.
    Lots of Love,
    Nadine and Bob

  2. Betty, Blanche's friend on the West CoastJune 14, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    Corrie, I want to be the first to celebrate with you & others your great news posted on your blog. Yahoo girlie. What a wonderful read. Blanche was keeping me posted till she turned me over to your blog. You are a wonderful author; your candor & humor are uplifting to those of us needing a LIFT in every direction. I am learning & feeling of life through your writings. I pray for you everyday. So if you feel a touch of warmth it is sent with love from Betty in sunny San Diego. Love to you all. :)

  3. You must be so relieved to hear this news. I am celebrating for/with you! I really connect to your heartfelt love for your girls and love of life. Your journey is really the journey of us all, perhaps with more awareness than the average person. As you move through uncertainity, pain, fear, joy, love, and acceptance you are reminding me to move through the same while embracing each moment. Thank you for your shining example of love, humor, and strength. You rock, girl!

  4. thats so awesome and such a huge relief. Very glad and thankful to God! Take care of yourself and lots of LOVE and hugs,Sam.:)

  5. That is the best news ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
    What a relief and many happy sighs!! Wow, totally fantastic. We hope you did a big celebration dance, scream, holler or something. Prayers are being answered. Our love, hugs, prayers, positive vibes coming your way. Blanca & Bob

  6. Great News, Corrie!!!!! I think you laughed in its face, and it backed down!!!! All of our love....and give your babies another huge hug from Greg, Kieran and I!!!

  7. Wahoo! I'm sooo happy for you. We are keeping you in our prayers. Victories like this one are SUCH awesome news!
    We love you!
    Charissa, Doug & Samantha!

  8. That is fantastic news and I am am so glad to hear it! Keep taking good care of yourself and get all the baby hugs you can before they grow up and don't want to hug their parents anymore!!

  9. Keep kicking her A$$, Corrie. I hate that Irish B*&^ch...Angie O'Sarcoma!

  10. Corrie,

    After reading this I had a huge sigh of relief and... what such great news. Take it easy there with all that exercise. Be well, enjoy - well... there's no need to tell you that. I'm with Howie.


  11. Corrie,
    This is dear, heart-warming, child-laughing, wonderful news. I have been waiting for this.
    Jen Hicks' Mom