Sep 26, 2012 - 1:59 am
Can I officially count myself as a member of the club now? I had my surgery on 9/12 and it was an astounding success. My relatively small (2 cm) tumor was found to be malignant and I am in the process of healing now. The doctor personally called me to tell me that he felt superbly confident that the cancer is completely gone and I can consider myself completely cured!
The surgery was a breeze (I don't even remember it, haha!) The recovery has been painful, but each day gets easier.
I don't know if I could have maintained my sanity had it not been for this board. Everything you all told me turned out to be accurate. The build up to the surgery was difficult, the first week was crazy painful, and now I look back and wonder why I was so worried.
I still find it hard to say "I had cancer" or "I'm a cancer survivor," but I am and hope to be as helpful to future posters as everyone was to me.
This community has been a God send!