This will be mostly a Christmas-themed post. However, I want to start with this.
I have been anxiously awaiting the results of my sentinel lymph node results, as those results dictate the course of treatment going forward. Waiting is soooo hard. Even though from the beginning, when I first had my biopsy and the radiologist said, "Your lymph nodes look clear," and the surgeon told Mark the same thing following surgery, the reality is that you don't really know until you KNOW.
I had a telephone consultation on Tuesday morning, with the surgeon telling me that the margins of the tumor were clear, and also the lymph node was clear. I started crying. Mark yelled out a loud "woohoo!!!"
I'm not sure when radiation will actually begin, but this makes such a difference in how the rest of the year plays out, both in terms of Christmas peace and the following week when we enjoy a few precious few days with the family at a beach house on the central coast. Again, thank you to everyone who has been so very supportive during this time. I appreciate it more than I can even begin to say.
My friend, Janice, sent me this adorable 3D snowglobe card. Since I have a little display of snowmen that I put up every year, this will become part of the permanent collection.
four-part dot-to-dot picture he drew at Thanksgiving? Well, now he makes his own crossword puzzles as well. I love the amazingly inventive way he wrote "crossword"--an X on the "O", which also looks like a bow on a wreath. And he did a Christmas-y font without even looking at anything. He never ceases to amaze me with his artistic creations.