My appointment with Dr. Surgical Oncologist was also excellent. My mammogram showed no change from the previous mammogram, meaning that the area of abnormality is almost certainly scar tissue and is remaining stable. Also, my mastectomy site has healed very well and remains recurrence-free. Dr. S.O. has loosened my leash, saying she doesn't need to see me or have me get a mammogram of me for a whole year! Huzzah!
With both of these great appointments behind me, I was poised to have the greatest Thanksgiving ever. And I did. I spent tons of time with my wonderful family, including an extended family sleepover at my dad's place. This might not be everyone's idea of a good time, but I assure you, it was. I have some FUN people in my family, and mixing fun people with Catch Phrase, Just Dance 4 on the Wii, and a hot tub yields a very good time.
My little family then continued our tradition of getting a Christmas tree on the weekend after Thanksgiving. Below is our tradition in photos.
|It was nearly dark at 4:30 when we struck out to find the perfect tree.|
|Our journey led us, as usual, to our neighborhood grocery store, Fareway. "This is the one, dad."|
|We waited patiently for Ian to strap the tree in the wagon.|
|Everyone took a turn pulling the tree home.|
|We put the tree in a new spot this year in our den/toy room. Ian put the lights on it and us girls took charge of hanging ornaments.|
|Our Christmas tree 2012, complete with the first present underneath.|