Mum was in hospital last week. Unbelievably, she argued her way into the doctors allowing her to have her mastectomy + lymph node removal as a day patient! She has obviously been more than a little tired and has had a few rough days, but has quite simply stunned the nurses with her stubborn resilience! Today she went back to hospital for her first post-op check, and the initial results. The doctor is delighted with her recovery...and even more delighted to tell her they think that initial results show that they have managed to get rid of the whole cancer - and there are no signs of metastasis(?...I think that's the word!) Obviously, she'll be having regular checks - every couple of months at first. And she is going to be on Tamoxifen for the foreseeable future. But we have every reason to hope she'll be with us for a good few years yet!