Texas weather

We have had our second snow storm this winter here on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Normally our temps are 55-60 the last few days have been 20 – 35.

All of us Texans are pretty spoiled to our good weather 95% of the time.

We are ready for a break, some sunshine, warm temperatures and that way we can all get back to normal.

Go back to the cold states you crazy weather they are used to it.

 

I am the one in eight

It seems like the statistics have gotten worse for breast cancer but it is quite the opposite they are now finding more breast cancer with the 3D imaging because it can detect much smaller cancers.

One in every eight women will get breast cancer I am that one.

In mid-November, I had a 3D screening mammogram with 2D images. I got a call saying that they needed to do a diagnostic mammogram and an ultrasound due to suspicion of a mass.

I did this the following week. The radiologist came into the room afterward and he told me it was breast cancer but said it looked like there was no node involvement. He said a biopsy would be needed.

I was NOT prepared for this at all.

I had to schedule a biopsy the 3rd week and it showed invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) which means a breast cancer that started in the ducts of the breast and spread outside into the breast tissue that is what makes it invasive. Mine was considered a grade 2 which means intermediate not the dormant type but not the overly aggressive type.

My surgery was December 29th. I would be having a lumpectomy and a sentinel node biopsy. The sentinel node biopsy is to be sure it has not spread to the lymph nodes. They injected the blue dye and tracer for this procedure before my surgery.

I had ZERO pain with this surgery and I was super glued together for both incisions. They have proven there is better healing, less scarring and fewer complications using the glue over stitches or staples.

He took out the tumor and 3 margins around the tumor as well as 6 lymph nodes. There are certain cancers that can only be seen with a microscope and they do not show up on the scans.

The tumor biopsy results are back I met with the surgeon yesterday. Tomorrow I meet with the oncologist. It looks like my treatment plan has changed and become a little bit more complicated.

I will post more after I see the oncologist.

I wanted to share my experience with this in the hopes I  might help someone else.

In the meantime, I will FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!

Fight Like a girl

 

 

 

Merry Christmas

Jack, Daisy and I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

In the first picture, Daisy was bored waiting for the next treat. The monkey beside her is her new toy for Christmas.

I almost did not get these done this year. My studio is messed up right now and it is to wet outdoors to do pictures. We had to do them in the guest room. The sweater fits her fine but the tee shirt was to tight so we had to skip it.

Be careful if your on the roads traveling this weekend. Enjoy your time with your family, friends and most of all your pets.

 

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Snow in Manvel, Texas

Today Daisy and I were up early actually it was about 2:00 a.m.  I woke up first and that always wakes her up.

I went to let her outside & noticed we had a little surprise last night it had snowed.

We maybe get snow flurries one time every 5 years or so but it never sticks to the ground.

Needless to say, I took phone pics, tablet pics, and camera pics.

I grabbed a few to post on here.

This cowboy fella I found on clearance last year for $15.00 I think he is adorable and he sits on the front porch with my winter stuff but I had to grab a picture of him in the snow.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Today we give thanks.

I am grateful for my husband, our home, and our family that chooses to be in our lives.

I am grateful to our close friends.

As you get older you will notice your inner circle gets smaller but those in it are more special than ever.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone please stay safe on the roads and have a great weekend.

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