Mom did really well during the surgery and things are looking good.
She was able to get the new fancy IORT procedure.
That's intraoperative radiation treatment for all you people who aren't in with the newest technology.
It's still fairly new here in the states, although they've been doing it for years in Europe.
Basically, they are able to do radiation during surgery, directly to the targeted area.
It's super awesome and I'm sort of jealous.
In fact, I really don't think it's at all fair.
I had to do 7 weeks of radiation. 35 treatments total.
And my boob looked like burgundy aged leather by the end.
And it didn't completely fade away for years.
And it still tans differently.
And I have several tattooed dots on my body.
But hey, if you have it a bit easier, that's cool.
Anyway, they were able to do it during surgery, minimizing exposure to unnecessary tissue and organs, speeding up the treatment process and really targeting what is most important.
The whole process is really exciting!
I have to say that with all the awareness and money raised for breast cancer,
it is really exciting to see that money at work.
It's only been 5 years since my diagnosis.... less than 4 years since my treatment and we've already progressed so far in better treatments.
Thank you mom for getting cancer so that I can see that our fundraising money was put to good use!
Mom is doing really well. I always say that she has super healing powers... or maybe it's that she can handle pain a lot better than I can.
Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers!!
PS I will have a 52 Foods post up for this week... I'm lagging a bit but I'm totally going to play the cancer card... even if it's not mine.