I got the news today.
The pathology from the tissue removed during my surgery came back 100% negative. I am officially cancer-free.
It’s a very surreal feeling. I don’t think I have completely processed it yet. And of course it doesn’t help that I am in the middle of trying to heal from a major surgery.
I have been dealing with cancer for so long it’s hard to realize it’s now behind me. I only have to heal now and start hormone therapy in January to help ensure it never comes back. I can completely understand how people almost find it harder after cancer than during.
So much has changed for me in the past year. I have lost almost 1 year of work due to sick leave. My body is dramatically different. I have a lot of healing to do, both physically and mentally. I am trying to figure out how to slowly pick up the pieces.
I can’t wait to get my last drains out on Monday, it’s a big step forward. I am also going to ask if I can start doing my ballet exercises (since they are focused on stability) and rebuilding my arm endurance. The worse the doctor can say is wait a little more.
I can’t wait to slowly start rebuilding.