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Today is a GOOD day!

Today is a GOOD day!

Today is a good day – a VERY good day!  A good day because I got the results of my lumpectomy and the biopsy of my lymph nodes and I got the all clear on them!

Clear margins of my lumpectomy means they got it all – all of the breast cancer.

And clear results of the lymph node biopsy means the cancer had not yet spread to them.

My CT scan and bone scan are clear too.

ALL CLEAR.

I’m so so happy right now!

Today is a GOOD day! lovefrommim.com Triple Negative Breast Cancer Diagnosis Treatment Chemotherapy Radiotherapy Blogger with Breast Cancer
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It isn’t over, it’s just the beginning in some respects.  I’m now awaiting chemotherapy and radiotherapy to be arranged and I expect to be facing that treatment for the next 6 months +.  The hard work is just beginning for me and my family.

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are an absolute must for my form of breast cancer.  It’s Triple Negative breast cancer which is a rarer and very aggressive form.  It needs aggressive treatment.  Although the scans are all clear, we need to be as sure as possible that the cancer cells have not spread anywhere else in my body.  If they have, they can bugger off – you can run but you can’t hide cancer – chemo is coming for you!

That said, I’m dreading chemo.  Who wouldn’t be?  I’m not focusing on that yet, it’s in the future.

But it’s a future that looks very very GOOD!

I’m dreading chemo but I’m also so keen to get started.  The sooner I start, the sooner the battle commences and the sooner I get to the finish line.

And like I already told you, I’m going to win!  I’m already winning.

I’m winning because you’re willing me to win and I won’t let my family and friends down.  Thank you so so much for all of the messages, emails, calls and texts.  I’ve just been so blown away by everyone’s support and every day I’m reading your messages and they’re filling me with even more positivity and hope.  You are all WONDERFUL!  I’m replying to each and every message, bear with me as it’s been a busy time but I have read every message and I’m so so grateful.

I’m grateful to my amazing surgeon who I hope to not have to see again for another 12 months!

And I’m especially grateful to my amazing employers and colleagues whose support and kindness during this really hard time has meant the world to me and my family.  We are so, so grateful for everything you are doing for us and just can’t thank you enough x x

I think that’s just about gushing for now!

I’m off to bed soon for I hope the best night’s sleep I’ve had since the diagnosis.  I’m still pretty sore from the surgery but I’m also very, very happy :)

Today is a GOOD day! x x x

Today is a GOOD day! lovefrommim.com Triple Negative Breast Cancer Diagnosis Treatment Chemotherapy Radiotherapy Blogger with Breast Cancer
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  2. Tim
    / 1:08 am

    Fantastic news! I love your positive attitude to your situation. Take every victory as it comes – something that means you finish the day in a better place than where you started it. Tomorrow can wait.

    • / 12:38 pm

      Thank you Tim! You’re absolutely right, one day at a time is working so far :)

  3. Keri Jones
    / 8:01 am

    Great news, let the Chem0 commence :) x

    • / 12:45 pm

      That’s how I feel – just want to get started so I can finish! x

  4. Katie
    / 1:35 am

    So pleased to read this post. Well done you xx

    • / 5:36 pm

      Thank you so much lovely!! x

  5. Single Mother Ahoy
    / 7:55 am

    Oh, Mim this is such fantastic news! It sounds like the best possible outcome from the lumpectomy. I’ve been thinking of you lots recently and hoping everything was going well. I have everything crossed for your chemotherapy xx

    • / 1:11 pm

      Thank you thank you lovely!! x x x

  6. Hannah Budding Smiles
    / 6:17 pm

    Mim this is the most fantastic news, I’m thrilled for you and whilst no chemo isn’t going to be a walk in the part, you’ve proven how much stronger you are than the cancer xxx

    • / 1:11 pm

      Oh thank you lovely! I feel SO good right now :) x

  7. A Moment with Franca
    / 5:59 pm

    Oh Mim, I’ve already said this but I’ll say it again!! I’m so happy for you!! These are the best news ever!! I’m so excited for you!! What is coming will be hard but you will beat it because you are having the best and correct actitud all the way!! I’m here for you if you need me beautiful! For whatever reason: to laugh, to cry, to gossip, to listen, etc :-) xx

    • / 1:11 pm

      Thank you so so much lovely Franca!! x x x

  8. Anna Brophy
    / 11:16 am

    Hi Mim; whip this bugger of a thing!!!! You’re on your way now. xx

    • / 12:41 pm

      Thank you lovely – I totally will ha ha!! x

  9. Claire at Tin Box Traveller
    / 7:46 am

    This is just the best news Mim! I’m so happy for you. But yes, there’s still a lot to do, so best of luck for the next six months. Sending lots of cancer butt busting positive vibes your way xxx

    • / 12:42 pm

      Yay yay yay thank you lovely!!! x

  10. Jenna
    / 4:57 am

    Brilliant news. :)

    Of course the prospect of Chemo is scary – just take one day at a time.

    I’m glad things are looking positive. xx

    • / 12:42 pm

      Thank you so so much!! x x

  11. Robyn
    / 8:58 pm

    I’m so glad you’ve received this good news, it’s wonderful to hear. I hope you get some much needed rest and have a speedy recovery from surgery :)

    • / 9:01 pm

      Thank you so much lovely!! I’m planning a very lazy weekend :) x

  12. Holly
    / 9:53 am

    This is such a wonderful post and such fab news for you. I’ve been following your blog since I became pregnant and it was such a shock to read your post about contracting breast cancer but I was so inspired by how positive you were straight away. I often think recovery can have a lot to do with how strong you feel mentally as well as physically. Stay strong and continue loving life with your lovely family. All the best. Holly

    • / 9:59 am

      Thank you so much Holly :) I completely agree, I just think positivity is going to pull me and everyone around me through this :) I hope you’re feeling well! x

  13. / 9:01 am

    So pleased to read this – what a relief! Sleep well xxxx

    • / 9:17 am

      Thank you lovely – I’m so relieved! x x x

  14. Kim Carberry
    / 5:28 am

    Yay! That is the best news! I am so pleased for you x

    • / 8:28 am

      Hurray thank you Kim!! x

  15. Anna Prasad
    / 1:09 am

    Amazing news, sooo pleased for you! Xx

    • / 8:27 am

      Thank you so so much lovely! x

  16. Hannah Atkinson
    / 11:15 pm

    Oh Mim! I’m so so so bloody happy for you!! I’m a smiling from ear to ear for you. I know that you face really hard times and that chemo and radiotherapy are horrific but you are going to beat this bastard! Excuse my language! Lots of love x

    • / 11:25 pm

      Thank you lovely and I will beat the bastard ha ha!!! x x x

  17. Lyndsey
    / 11:14 pm

    What lovely news especially in time for Christmas.
    xxx
    Lyndsey

    • / 11:24 pm

      It really is! Thank you x

  18. Claire at Life Love and Dirty Dishes
    / 10:02 pm

    Fantastic news. :) xxx

    • / 10:04 pm

      Thank you so much lady!! x

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