Tomorrow, Wednesday April 2, Keri will undergo her bilateral mastectomy. I posted about this devastating situation last week but I feel like I need to reiterate now, the night before her surgery.
Keri will find out immediately after waking from her surgery whether or not her lymph nodes are affected. Obviously, this is a pivotal factor in her recovery. I spoke with a co-worker today who went through this surgery and she did not have nodal involvement but they still encouraged her to take chemo. So I suppose clear lymph nodes doesn't necessarily mean she can avoid chemo but who knows? Maybe this surgery could be enough of a treatment and she can begin to move forward with her life without chemo or radiation. One can only hope and pray, right?
She doesn't visit her oncologist until next week, and then she will know more about chemo versus radiation versus nothing at all.....but let's all keep Keri in our thoughts and prayers tomorrow.
Also, she has begun a little website so people can follow her journey. It's not a true blog but it's pretty sweet. If you want to visit or leave her a note on the guestbook [which she's admitted she LOVES] go for it! Her link is here. Keri finally succumbed to the wonderment of the internet for virtual interactions with strangers. I KNEW she'd love to do this type of thing!
Also, I may or may not have shipped a fun little package to our girl this morning. Here is a little sneak peek. I love this store!
So here's to a smooth and successful surgery, Ker. We love you! Good vibes from all of us!
[I apologize for the rather ridiculous picture but this was during my bachelorette party. And Keri looks super cute, it's just the innocent bystanders [ahem, Lindsey, Kristen and Megan] that look intoxicated:) ]