Saturday, May 16, 2015


Waiting for surgery
In the end, I was in surgery for 9 hours. It was hard but every day was a little better. And by Sunday night, I was home.

7 inches of staples

Dr. S doesn't shave his patients before surgery.

A shiner that appears to have been caused on the inside.

I have no idea why there are staples in my forehead.
All three spots were biopsied and then removed. The one at the original site (that has caused the roller coaster we've been on since the summer) was necrotic tissue. So was the new one that had just appeared, not too far away. But the other one, the one nearer to the brain stem that was a bit hard to see from different angles? That one was breast cancer.

It's gone now and I have been fitted for a mask and will have cyber knife radiation on May 26.

One thing I have come to realize is that all of this is as much of an art as a science. There are no specific directions. But I'm here. 

I'd better heal well and then make the best of it.


Unknown said...

I'm so very happy to read this Laurie!

bibliogrrl said...

So glad to hear it directly from you. Love you you and your family. <3

Lene Andersen said...

Wonderful to see your face. Glad to hear about the necrotic tissue, but not so much for spot #3. Glad it's gone.

Love to all of you.

Elana said...

Your pickles have been on my dining room table for awhile. I am on a business trip for next week but plan to take those Zingers to the post office week after next. Wishing you easy healing and a speedy recovey.

JuliaR said...

You ARE here. You said it.

√Āngela said...

You are there!, I am so glad to see you are healing.

Unknown said...

"But I'm here." Exactly... much love, and much happiness to know they were able to remove that tricky one.

Nancy's Point said...

Hi Laurie,
Thank you for updating us. I have been thinking about you. Hope you are continuing to rest and heal well. xx