Goodboy Norman Featherstone

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Results are In

Lyn called to let Woman know that both the lumps were grade 1 mast cell tumors. Although Woman was hoping they weren't mast cell tumors at all, she is relieved they are grade 1. That means the cancer is fully contained in the margins of the tumors and has not spread. Thanks for all the well wishes!! My stitches are a little itchy, but other than that, I'm feeling fine!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Four Years Cancer Free - Restart the Clock

It has been four years since my last mast cell tumor was removed. I've been living la vida loca since then, and Woman has been checking me frequently for lumps. Unfortunately she found a suspicious lump recently. We took a trip to the Vet today to have it checked out, and after aspirating it and studying the cells under the microscope, the Vet concluded that it is another mast cell tumor. And, there's another lump that might also be a mast cell tumor. The cells of the second lump didn't clearly show up as mast cells under the microscope, but they still exhibited mast cell like properties. Woman isn't really clear what that means.

I am scheduled for surgery Tuesday, October 12 to have both lumps removed. Woman is pretty upset. Ian assures her that I'll be alright, but you know how Woman can be!

On the way out of the Vet office, Woman ran into a lady who commented on how handsome I am, and they got to talking. The lady told Woman that she was there to put her Great Pyrenees to rest. Woman and the lady cried together in the parking lot for a good long time. Woman hugged the lady and petted the big dog named Lampchop. Poor Woman. She's having a rough day. RIP Lambchop. Your lady will miss you.