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June 2013 - Denise Neish

Great News!

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Great News!

Written Jun 11, 2013 1:05am

So after my last PET scan, I was left feeling worried about that lymph node in my neck that was questionable.  I talked to the doctor about it and we decided to have it removed and tested rather than wait and repeat a PET scan soon, which really probably wouldn’t answer our question anyway.  We needed to really know if it was cancer or not, and so we decided on a little surgery.

Last Tuesday I went under general anesthesia and had 8 lymph nodes removed from the left side of my neck.  (I guess they took more out to make sure they got the correct one.)  We waited a couple of days for the pathology, and received the call on Thursday.
I was so relieved to hear that there was no cancer in those lymph nodes.  I really had been trying to put it out of my mind, but I’m so glad we got a definitive answer and now I won’t have to wonder if that lymph node was malignant or not.
I am sooooo sooooo grateful that I can just continue to be healthy and not in treatment, or worrying about cancer.  One more scar, but now I have peace of mind!!
Looking forward to running the AF Canyon Half Marathon this Saturday!