4.04.2008

!!!PATH REPORT!!!

We interrupt this delightful retrospective to announce that I received my path report today:

  • All of the tissue was NEGATIVE FOR CARCINOMA & ADENOMA
  • All 11 of the nodes they scooped out were NEGATIVE
The doctor didn't go so far as to use the word miracle, but he did say that it was "amazing."

As for myself, I am totally fucking blown away. I've been sorta atheo-agnostic of late, but between all of my ND friends (and their parents) and my dad's church connections (and all you guys, of course), I'm starting to think there might be something to that whole "power of prayer" thing...

I don't know what this will mean for my future chemo treatments, but you'll know as soon as I do.

FUCK YEAH!

ETA: Just made my appointment for my port placement & 1st chemo treatment: 4/24. Because of my sweet, sweet path report, they are knocking my treatment plan back to TWO CYCLES (which apparently translates to four infusions, why they don't just say that I don't know...) which means--should everything stay on schedule--that my last dose of poison will be the first week of June.

I so need to buy a lottery ticket.

27 comments:

Tricia said...

WOO HOO!!!

HH said...

AWESOME!!! AWESOMe!!!! AWESOME!!! I'm literally crying tears of joy for you right now!!!!

Pat McD said...

AWESOME news!

eileen said...

Oh my GOD what amazing and delightful news!!!!!

I'll second your FUCK YEAH!

Lanny said...

That is AWESOME news!!! You ROCK!!
YEEEEEHOOOO!

Jeanine said...

OMG.....that is amazing!!!!!!!

gilles said...

I don't really know what all of this means (I feel like unfrozen caveman lawyer). But as I can gather that it's fantastic news, I'll pass along our own "hell yeah" for you, and share in your eyebrow-raised "huh" for the power of prayer.

Anna said...

WOW!!! This makes me feel like there is something right with this world. Congrats on such fantastic news!

Anonymous said...

There are a ton of things wonderful about this world... this is one of them. It's amazing what medicine, positive thinking and the power of prayer can accomplish. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you! Congrats on the news!!

Anonymous said...

congrats!!! I am thrilled to read this, take care of yourself!

Rog said...

THASRIGHT! We are so fired up for you, Bridget...and I'll grant that I'm a firm believer in the power of prayer, but I think it should not be discounted how "Hulk Smash" your body obviously got on that shit.

Hope you're getting some rest!

Erin said...

What a way to give a girl goose bumps and tears of joy! I am SO excited for you!!!

jaepea said...

...fucking lovely.

meg said...

This is the most amazing thing ever!!! way to go, sis, you don't mess around!!! we are celebrating (with) you tonight!!!!

niebler said...

I'm crying in the office, B. That's just SO SO SO good!
LOVE YOU!

Kelly Cronley said...

Whoo-hooo! This is fantastic news! Thanks for keeping us updated throught the blog and your mom's addition to the CarePages. We will keep our positive thoughts and prayers coming your way!

MMM said...

Best... Friday... ever!!!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful, uplifting news, Bridget. Maura and I are absolutely fuck-yeah for you. My arm got tired crossing myself every morning and night as I passed our church walking to and from work - perhaps it helped.

Cap-o-fired-up said...

Sweet! Keep this train rolling.

Dave said...

Wonderful news Bridge

Nelle Onash said...

Lurker here. Congrats on the great news.

bc said...

Awesome! I'm so happy to read this and totally psyched for you!

Ferment Nation said...

Take that, Cancer. Fuck you, Cancer. Bend over, Cancer. Sending you big Love, B. We're here anytime, you dig?

Anonymous said...

I was diagnosed with a t3, n1 rectal and had a LAR with a temp ileo (51 yrs old). I had 28 treatments of radiation with a continous chemo pump for 24/7. My path report showed no cancer and no lymph node involvement out of 21 that were resected. To be safe, my oncologist put me through six months of folfox 4 even though I had a complete response. I finished my last treatment Dec. 7(very tough) and had my reversal on Feb. 1st and am doing pretty good. I go in for my follow-up On 4-9-08 and am a little nervous. I wonder why you are getting only two cycles?

TeamDeWinter said...

Tears of joy B. So happy for you.
FUCK YEAH. xo nikki

Megan said...

You are a cancer-fightin' MACHINE! Cancer messed with the *wrong* woman!
Of course there was no sign in your 'nodes; Cancer was toooooo scared.