For those who have been following along and are aware that my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer recently, I’m glad to say that her surgery today went well. I was a bit worried at first because she told me that the operation would take 30 minutes (how could that even be possible?) and she was going in at 6:30 am in Boston, 7:30 am in Buenos Aires. By 11 am I still hadn’t heard any updates from my dad, but finally by 11 am Boston time (noon in BA) he sent me an email saying she was out. Later in the afternoon another couple of emails said that she was doing well and resting at home. Doctors took out a lymph node and a lot of tissue, but the good news was that it hadn’t spread any worse. In four to six weeks she’ll begin her radiation therapy, and then continue treatment with a pill for five years.
I want to thank those who have offered kind words and well wishes throughout this process. My little old mom has received a lot of support from friends of mine, from Smalltown, Massachusetts to Georgia, Louisiana, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, etc. I really appreciate the kind words which helped a lot.