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Fantastically good news!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Bethannie, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    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!

  2. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    How wonderful! That's brought a smile to my face.
    It's good to hear some good news! This week has been pretty bleak so far. I shall enjoy raising a glass to your good news! Very best wishes!
  3. That is wonderful news beth and I am so pleased for you both.
    C x
  4. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Further to my last post I should add that my mother-in-law had a radical mastectomy when she was in her 40s, and is still going strong at 88. Every reason for you to be optimistic!
  5. Doglover

    Doglover Occasional commenter

    That's great Bethannie. Make sure she takes good care of herself :)

  6. Wonderful news!! What a relief !
  7. Excellent news, Beth! Please give her my best wishes for her continuing recovery. xx
  8. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    YES! Mum is nearly 85...so another 48 years would be terrific!.....maybe too optimistic?![​IMG]
  9. bnm


    Great news, beth.
  10. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Good news Bethannie. The relief comes shining through your post! Smoothnewt - I love to hear about cases like your m-i-l. , thanks for sharing.
  11. catherinaaa

    catherinaaa New commenter

    Das ist aber super. Ich drueck die Daumen noch! [​IMG]
  12. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    I'm so pleased to read your news, Beth. Hope your mum continues to make excellent progress and enjoys many more years of good health.

  13. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    SO pleased for you, Beth! Love to you and your Mum.
  14. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Lovely to read good news. I hope your Mum continues with her recovery xx
  15. That's great news for you both.
  16. Thanks so much for telling us Bethannie. That has absolutely made my day. Well done to your Mum!
  17. Great news, Bethannie x
  18. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    [​IMG] Yes, had been wondering. Fair chuffed.
  19. PlymouthMaid

    PlymouthMaid Occasional commenter

    Bethannie, that is fantastic news. Sounds like your Mum will be on a similar regime to my Mum. She got the all clear about a year ago and seems fighting fit now.

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