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I'm Home

Well, that wasn't so bad. The surgeon, Dr. M, ran a little late but they took me in a bit after 1:00. I woke up a bit before 3:00 in "stage 1' recovery. By 3:20 I was in stage 2 where they gave me juice, coffee and cookies.

Dr. M said the lymph nodes looked good, soft (whatever that means) and we'll get the final pathology on Thursday (keep your fingers crossed) but they got all of it and the margins were clean. So we're hopeful.

More later but wanted to let you all know what's going on.

Again, thank you sooooooooooo much for all the support and encouragement. Y'all will never know how much it means to me.

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Great news Kim. You are a brave one and an inspiration to all of us.
Glad you are home and doing well.
Take care,

Dear darling Kimmee! ;-)
I have been checking in here every so often for the whole day, and finally, here's the great news you've been looking for!!!

Are you not totally over-the-moon about this?
Fantastic news, thanks for sharing,
Huge hugs,

Kim [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Brenda, we're being cautiously optimistic.

Checking in from the airport to see how you are doing. This is good news. I ma joining in on the global finger crossing!


So glad to hear the positive report -- I'm another one who has been checking your blog waiting for the update (not to put any additional pressure on you or anything!)

TRY to relax for the next few days - and start your Italy packing list!



Awesome news, are are you.

YEAH! Been thinking of you all day! Thanks for keeping us posted. You are awesome!
Wish I could share my leftovers!

Laura (Chachalaca @ Slowtrav):

Sleep well, know that there are many people praying for you and for the Thursday results. In the mean time, follow the saying on that new notebook. Thank you for sharing your experience.


Kim, I've also been thinking of you so often these last couple of days. So many friends are sending positive thoughts your way.


That sounds so positive, Kim. I'm joining Jerry in the global finger crossing, waiting for Thursday's news. But this all sounds so good.

Thanks so much for the update.

And as Judy says, maybe now it's time you can turn to packing for Italy!!

So glad to hear that everything went well!! Thanks for letting us know how it went today.

Kim-I'm so glad things went well today for you. Thanks for letting us know.


Kim, from another who has been checking up on your blog comes a load of well wishes. I pray for clean lymph nodes and Stage 0. (You did say there is a Stage 0, correct? I did not know that.)

From one who was Stage 2 and celebrating a year anniversary of clean bill of health. I just paid my oncologist a visit this afternoon.


WAY TO GO GIRL!!!!! (using that famous 19th century archaic expression!!)

SOOO pleased to read your good news. Be well, all the best!!

Kim [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Actually, Eden, it's at least stage 2 - will know for sure after the full pathology but the tumor was too large (about 2cm) to be considered anything less. Keeping fingers crossed for 2A.

Glad it's over and "wasn't so bad." Another pair of fingers crossed for good news!

Joan (Fancy @ SlowTrav):


As another SlowTrav lurker on your blog, I'm adding my prayers and positive thoughts to those of your wide circle of friends and supporters.

I'm relieved to read that the process is giving you good news at each step.
PM to follow.


I am thinking good thoughts for those lymph nodes; and really, thinking more about you than anyone else these days. Keep the spirits up.

Terry (teaberry):

Kim, I am just catching up on all that has happened to you. Thank God you found this when you did, and it sounds like you are in the best of hands.

So far, the reports from surgery sound promising, and glad to hear that it all went without a hitch.

How lucky you are to have an aunt like Dennise. Such good advice - we all can use and learn from.

Fingers and toes crossed, and sending only positive vibrations your way,
Much love, Always, Terry


First of all, I am so sorry you have to go through this. I have been sending postive thoughts and vibes your way since hearing about your news this weekend.
Secondly, what terrific news today that the margins are clear (this is REALLY good) and that the node looks clean. This is very postive news!!
I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and am sooo very happy that you will be able to go to italy.
You go girl-I just have a feeling in my bones that you are going to be fine.

yay- clean margins are fantastic. Ok -- we will be waiting for GOOD NEWS tomorrow.


I know I am late with this, but I have been thinking of you. Fingers crossed here too.

Fingers crossed and hugs!!

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