Clean Margins!

Ahhhh... those are two wonderful words! I had a "clean-up" surgery on the 25th to remove a few cancer cells that eluded the surgeon during the first surgery on the 11th. I just learned today that the second surgery was a success. :)

After the first surgery, I also learned that only one lymph node was affected -- more good news! Apparently that lymph node had a minor burst; I'm still unsure if that area will require radiation -- opinions vary on that one. I'll find out more in September as the month is dotted with doctor appts of various kinds and sorts. I still anticipate chemo starting in mid-October.

Thank you all for your emails, calls, cards, thoughts and prayers. They occasionally move me to tears. More often they keep me smiling, laughing heartily, and oh so thankful for friends.

The four of us are driving to Montreal Thursday for Labor Day weekend... Safe travels everyone and enjoy the long weekend.

Staying strong...

Much love, Linda

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson