Mar 30, 2013 - 7:54 am
I've posted that my most recent scan found more areas of concern, which prompted a second neck dissection. I had the surgery last week and the first piece of good news was that the immediate biopsy of the most troublesome node turned out to be negative, so they did not do the more invasive modified radical dissection. They did remove a number nodes and scar tissue and sent that for testing as well.
I had my post op revisit yesterday to remove the staples and get the pathology report. (drum roll please) NO CANCER!!!!!!!
All tissues showed negative for any disease and I am so relieved!
So, now I can safely and reliably say "I'm NED!"
Now to figure out how to celebrate!
Thank you to all my head and neck family members who cyber held my hand while all of this played out, you are all the most amazing people. It is too bad that we all had to experience cancer to meet.