i just got off the phone with my oncologist. the first thing he did when he got into the office this morning was to check the computer to see if the pathology reports were in yet from last week's hysterectomy.
he told me that they found no signs of cancer. not any. not one tiny cell. he said some other things, but my hearing got blurry after that. i do remember him saying that they did a very thorough investigation and that he's very happy with the news.
so am i.
ps: i was in the hospital last week until friday. there were multiple shots, ivs, clear liquids for meals, 24 very attractive staples, a chest x-ray that showed no return of cancer nodules in my lungs since the PET scan in december, some awkward shuffling to the bathroom, plenty of bad television, and two unfinished crossword puzzles. the last few days have been uncomfortable between the soreness, my lack of appetite, the persistent hot flashes, and sadly, constipation. luckily, last night there was some forward motion in that area. aren't you glad that i blog about it? (can i just say that by last night that was all i could think about? i was cranky and obsessed and what a relief that such a simple event can bring.) anyway, things are looking up.