Do Over

The bad news: the surgery hurt like hell (again).

The good news: the surgeon’s office called late this afternoon with the latest pathology report. The tissue margins were clear (aka the surgeon did not slice into the ¬†tumor as feared), and the tumor was smaller than anticipated, less than 1 centimeter.¬†

Time for a margarita.

9 Responses

  1. kim says:

    thinking of you and gonna whip up a margarita, too. cheers, love.

  2. Clare C. says:

    Glad to hear surgery take 2 seemed to go OK. I’m going to imagine you kickin’ back in Bloomington w/a crushed-ice, salt-rimmed margarita at your side thinking up great article ideas about medical errors, convalescence, etc. Gold mine. Seriously: Really happy to read your post.

  3. Barb says:

    YAY. You have a margarita. *I* will have a margarita..

  4. Deb says:

    Margarita and spring break. Ah…. That pathology report is great!

  5. Beth says:

    I just tapped my juice box…cheers!

  6. Christie says:

    So sorry to hear about the pain Catherine. I hope the margarita and the good news from the pathology report help.

    Here’s to a fast and complete recovery. Thinking of you…

    best wishes,

  7. Mary says:

    Brilliant news on the margins. OMG! This is the best news. And now, recovery, again. And this time, for good!
    Wishing you the very best, Catherine and Mary. Clear sailing!

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  9. Bill says:

    Catherine, thanks for the update! Hallelujah. Now comes the slow and painful process of recovery. I wish I could make something delicious and bring it over to feed you!