- clear margins on the tumor
- 9 lymph nodes positive for cancer
- radiation required to remove remaining cancer
|The KCA Bandits||
Surgery ... 4 cm tumor removed, all lymph nodes in my right arm removed.
Just spent 10 days in New England ... kinda vacation, kinda not
Labor Day weekend trip to Maine with my sister to work on Mom's estate items in Maine. It was an emotional trip, but needed. It was also amazing to have my sister there so we could manage it together.
After we finished up on Maine, I dropped Catherine off at the Portland airport ... and continued my haul over to Vermont. It allowed me an opportunity to close up some open items related to the estate in Vermont, not to mention 2 days with my amazing nephews and brother.
Next stop... Boston! Heather flew in to join me for the weekend, at to attend my dear friend and former housemate Kristie and her wife Erika. It was such a lovely day, and always wonderful to see old friends and meet new one. I do miss my Boston peeps!
Sunday 7th... we flew back to Milwaukee, just in time for me to prep for my surgery the next day on the 8th. Funniest part of that trip was Heather and I already boarded on the plane ... with her trying the "thread trick" to get my wedding band off before we took off. My stupid ring finger had gotten so fat from chemo... I couldn't get it off with soap, oil, etc. This was one of the reasons we didn't exchange rings in our ceremony in August. If I didn't get it off today... they would cut it off before my surgery. Oh... heck no! Much pain, and patience form Heather... she got it off. The flight attendant watching was in awe, and wanted to comp us a drink after we were done. Sadly, day before surgery didn't seem like a good time for a much needed shot of tequila.
Stressed for surgery tomorrow... but trying to remain positive about it.