Pathology Report and Renovations

The pathology report came back yesterday and there is no further evidence of either DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) or IDC (invasive ductal carcinoma.)  Hooray!  This means that no further margin surgery is needed.  I still have to have radiation.  I will meet with the radiologist on Sept 10 to formulate the plan for that treatment. As of now, I expect to start radiation around the third week of September. This means that I should finish radiation by the end of the first week of November.

The house renovations are coming along.  The counter tops were installed yesterday.  Unfortunately, there are some issues there that I hope to have resolved today.  There is always something…  The master bath has been demolished and partially rebuilt and the tiling starts tomorrow.  The electricians are here now installing new ceiling lights.  By tonight we should be able to use our new stove and oven!  Pumpkin muffins anyone?

Some day the renovations on my house and my body will be complete.  I will have to come up with something really good to do with all that spare time. Perhaps I can grow some eyebrows?  I have completely lost the right side while the left is pretty sparse.  Anyway, I am sure I will think of something.


This is the partially finished kitchen island.  The chairs are in place to keep me from eviscerating myself on the brackets.  The bar height counter had to go back to the shop for some reworking. Kinda like me, last week.

13 thoughts on “Pathology Report and Renovations

  1. Darcy

    Yipeeeeee! Was wondering what the results were! Eyebrows…here you come! The condo is looking great…lots of chaos..hang in there! Love you!

  2. Deanna Kaulay

    Great news! I was going to call you today to see if you had results yet but you beat me to it. Stay strong Wonder Woman (as if I have to tell YOU that). Can’t wait to see pix of new urban digs.

  3. Sandi Hempelmann

    Oh Loretta, I am so happy for u. Hope to see u soon. I miss our time together. I did do a 5 day pack trip. We did @ 50 mi. Went to 7000 ft. We were in the Sawtooth Wilderness. I am now babysitting my daughters 2 new kitty’s while she is camping. Next, my friend who also had breast cancer is in the hospital getting a new hip. I am going to helpp her when she gets home. Unfortunately, her 90 yr old fell and hit his head and he is in the hospital

  4. Pam

    Great Boob news Loretta…made my day!
    The remodel looks good too! I know it is annoying to live in the middle of it…and it will be done soon…and so worth it!

  5. Mary Lynn Mounger

    Loretta such GREAT news and if I knew how to send you a smiley face I would.
    How do those pumpkin muffins taste? I can’t wait to see the progress you guys have made. Heard there was a sighting of you in Lowe’s this weekend. Not sure they have how to grow eyebrow work shops there but maybe.

  6. Debby Haase

    Tears of joy for your this news and your recovery! Your attitude and humor continue to inspire me.

  7. susan

    This is wonderful news indeed and just think how beautiful you and your kitchen will be together when completely renovated!! I assume Scott is thinking of having some “work” done to keep up. Can’t wait to see you. Love, hugs and many congratulations on your magnificence!

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