Actually, we had two milestones this week or at least “markers” along this journey’s trail. First, we met with Diane’s radiation oncologist. She was awesome! She sat with us for almost and hour and went over many, many parts of the disease and why each of the treatments was appropriate and where we are today. And where we are today is that Diane will soon start 28 days of radiation. Diane wasn’t particularly thrilled since the pathology had shown no cancer remained in any of the tissues! However, turns out that chemo is really only effective where blood goes and blood doesn’t flow to all the places where some “almost-cancer-but not-quite, tumors” may be hiding, especially next to the muscle wall around her armpit. That’s where the radiation is required. So, after a couple more weeks, she will get “mapped” and a couple of marker tattoos and then will begin the Monday-Friday treatments until she has the 28. I think that having a radiation program is the best thing since then any nagging doubts about rogue cells will be dispelled. And, she will start Tamoxifen which is an endocrine treatment to do something bad to the hormones that might trigger a recurrence. That was a big milestone.
And, she had the last two drains taken out!!! Now the healing really begins!! Thanks for all your healing energy and prayers. Things are going well!!!