The pathology report from 4/8 surgery returned 4 additional lymph nodes. All of them were normal!!
She was released from Harris Hospital in Fort Worth yesterday (Thurs) after having a post-op infection and continues to take an oral anti-biotic. It will take some time to rebuild her overall strength. She will continue seeing a therapist to gain back as much range of motion in her left arm as possible.
The attitude from here on out is she is cancer free. A final decision must be made about whether to go forward with close observation only or go ahead with the INTRON A therapy to reduce the chance of recurrence. As noted previously INTRON A is not a very compelling option and as of now she doesn't intend to undergo the treatment. The next scheduled follow up is with the surgeon at MD Anderson on 6/16/10 in Houston.
Unless anything significant arises the updates will stop for now. Thank you so much for the encouraging words, help with meals, and all other support offered by so many friends and loved ones.
A special thank you to our mothers for all the help with keeping our boys daily routine in tack and our home in perfect order while we have been away. You played such a major roll in getting us through the last 11 weeks!
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harvey & Erica Braden
Journal of our journey with a Metastatic Melanoma Diagnosis. Erica was diagnosed Stage 3 in January 2010 and then Stage 4 in April 2018.