I do NOT have to have chemotherapy!
Today I met my oncologist for the first time and he is NOT recommending chemo in my case. Because of the biopsy report (22 negative nodes out of 22), he is confident my cute surgeon was able to remove all the cancer before it could pack its nasty little bags and go traveling!
Of course, my oncologist is going to monitor me closely for the next 5 years, but if I don't have a recurrence by then I'll be pronounced cured.
I am thrilled. When I called my mom (who is a breast cancer survivor herself--10 years now) she was ecstatic (though she had already picked out a wig for me. Fashion is how she copes). My DH is so excited that his life sentence with me has been extended, he may actually let me out of cooking for a while longer. At least until my incision heals.
Thank you all who have prayed for me or sent healing thoughts my way. I appreciate you all more than I can say. And for someone who wordsmiths all day, that's saying something. Bless you all.
And bless God.