Yep! Gospel means “good news” and my MRI gave me some of that today. Praise the Lord my breasts aren’t tumorized and my nodes aren’t enlarged…alleluia!!! This makes me sooooooo happy. And, it also makes me an excellent candidate for lumpectomy plus radiation instead of more extensive surgery. This also makes me very happy! Yes. Yes. Yes.
Now still hoping and praying the nodes don’t have any cancer in them. (Won’t know this until surgery when they inject a dye into the nodes and the dye does something magical to show the drs. what’s what in there.) I am also hoping and praying my genetic testing will come back showing that my body isn’t cancer fertilizer. There’s a 90% chance that I have good genes and not cancer fertilizer genes so those are pretty good odds. If the genetic test comes back bad, then it’s bilateral mastectomy time. Grrrrrrr.
But, I’m learning to take this journey one day and one step at a time. I’m extremely grateful that things are looking so positive and even if we (meaning me plus you….my support system because NO ONE does the cancer thing alone) hit a fork in the road, there is no need for me to worry about that. We will cross those bridges when we come to them.
Love you all! Love Jesus and get your dumb mammos!
Update: My lymph nodes did not have any cancer cells in them and my genetic test was negative. Praise the Lord. My breast cancer was diagnosed at Stage 1 after a tumor was detected on a routine annual mammogram. My God-given mission is to remind people to get and stay current on all cancer screenings!! Are you current? You can find a complete list of cancer screening recommendations from The American Cancer Society here.