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UnicornkissesUnicornkisses Central CoastMember Posts: 402
Today was Good News Day. 
Finally something to celebrate.
I had a mastectomy last Thursday with axillary lymph node clearance.
My previous surgery in January resulted in a shock after pre surgery scans did not show up the extent of my cancer. I had a lumpectomy which pathology showed had no clear margins in two sections removed and one sentinel node out of 2 positive.
I have been through 6 rounds of pretty heavy duty chemo, every three weeks.

Today we got the results of the final pathology from the mastectomy.
There were tiny foci in the breast in both areas of concern, but all clear margins.
20 extra lymph nodes removed clearing levels 1-111.
All negative for cancer!

What a huge relief.

My surgeon was quite excited to tell us, and the " BUT" we were half expecting never came.

So now I just have to have radiation on the chest wall, she can't see any reason to do the Lymphnode region as they were not involved.

I still have a drain in and am struggling a little with adjusting to the image in the mirror, but I feel so much more positive and uplifted.
We had a celebratory lunch after the appointment.

I just had to share, Jennie


  • angg66angg66 Melbourne VicMember Posts: 188
    Good news. All the very best xxx
  • mum2jjmum2jj Member Posts: 4,156
    Brilliant :)
    paula xx
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,082
    Terrific news and well worth a celebration! Thankyou for sharing
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,477
    Wonderful news!
  • ZoffielZoffiel Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 3,181
    Go you good thing! Get rid of that drain and you will feel heaps better.

    The woman in the mirror may not be who you are used to seeing, but she doesn't have cancer! It's fantastic news, Jennie, I'm so pleased for you. Marg xx
  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 4,567
    Excellent, so pleased for you! 
  • LMK74LMK74 BrisbaneMember Posts: 795
    Awesome news.
  • Molly001Molly001 Member Posts: 419
    Great news. Nothing like the relief of good test results. Don't worry about the woman in the mirror. You'd be surprised how quickly you get used to seeing your new reflection & if it makes you miserable down the track it can be fixed with a recon. Now's the time to rest & recover... one step at a time. Enjoy your happiness at your good news. xxxoo
  • Hopes_and_DreamsHopes_and_Dreams Gold CoastMember Posts: 758
    Wonderful news, congratulations Jennie xx
  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 5,407
    Fantastic. So happy for you. 
  • bronnibronni Member Posts: 6
    Woohoo!! :)
  • melclaritymelclarity Member Posts: 3,446
    Jennie Great News!!! :D xo
  • JanineGJanineG Melbourne (west)Member Posts: 147
    Thankyou for Sharing Jennie. I hope each day gets better and easier. Don't forget to congratulate that woman in the mirror and tell her how incredibly brave and strong she is. Xo Janine G 
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