So the test results ... from what I understand, whatever the tumor tests positive for is basically what is fueling the growth of the tumor. They test for estrogen, progesterone, and something call Her2. Mine tested positive for estrogen and progesterone and negative for Her2. It turns out this is both good and bad; good because it means that there are well-established treatments for my particular type of tumor that are extremely effective and make recurrence/new cancer much less likely. BUT those same treatments equal bad news for having a family.
I think I've handled this whole thing pretty well, in no small part because of my amazing supportive family and friends, but the prospect of possibly not having kids of my own is a scary one. I likely won't meet with my oncologist until mid-August, but I'm looking forward to having a better understanding of what in the world all of this means!
Late night working/blogging in these cute socks I forgot I had :)
This is one of the favorite cards I've received ... I have a very crafty sister!
This is another favorite. It recounted a very funny lunch involving a law school professor and a squirrel. Laughing ensued.
Also, thanks to James Dougherty, computer extraordinaire, I think I've fixed the commenting problem. Let me know if you still having problems.