Thursday, April 8, 2010

what a long strange trip it's been

I'm baaacccckkkkkkk =)

Did you miss me as much as I missed you? I don't mean just my regular readers/friends, but my beloved blog where I come to share and unload. I don't think so, because I missed you all very, very much.

My last post was March 8th - exactly a month ago. A lot has happened since that time. I was diagnosed with breast cancer (ductal carcinoma in situ), underwent surgery (a lumpectomy), and just received the results of the pathology tests. I can now say that most of my ordeal is over and I am cancer free.

I had a very small amount of micro-invasion (the cancer was mostly non-invasive) with margins less than 1 centimeter. They also took two lymph nodes to biopsy and they came back negative for showing any cancer.

You can imagine how happy I am, as well as my family and friends, from this news. But I have also gone through some painful, fearful, and questioning times. It's definitely been an interesting process. I decided to keep a private journal, writing about anything and everything that struck me during the past month. I've decided I'm going to make it public after I take out a post or two. I'll supply the link on Monday as well as re-posting a couple of my posts here.

It feels good to be back... in more ways than one.

10 comments:

Just Mom said...

It's good to have you back.

I love your quote of the day. :-D

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Welcome back! I'm so glad you're OK!

Jamey said...

Wow, you've been through a lot! I am so happy to see you back :)

Melissa said...

You have had a journey! I'm glad you're back and doing better!! BIG HUGS TO YOU!!! :)

Momma Roar said...

Glad to have you back!!!!

I like that quote too!

don varey said...

What an incredible woman you are. I am so blessed yo have you as my wife. Love you Dear!

Dad and Glenna said...

Welcome baaacccckkkkkkk! We've so missed your(almost)daily blog inputs. We're so glad you're over your cancer experience. We saw "Letters to God" last night. It was scary when I thought of what you had to go through in comparison and what the potential might have been. We love you!

Maxine said...

Oh my, Diana. So glad it came out okay and all is well.

Good to see you back.

MightyMom said...

well come and give us a big ol hug!!

Karen said...

Welcome back! You were missed, very much!

I'm so thankful that you had a good outcome with your experience.

{{{hugs}}} to you!