Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Update from Atlanta

Hi, everyone. Amy here. After a long day in Atlanta, Becky is out of surgery and in her room at the hospital. The surgery went well and she is fine. I'm told that a popsicle has been consumed, which is always a good sign. (Consumed by Becky, I mean. Although maybe we should all have one.)

The surgeon told them that the "sentinel lymph node" on that side tested positive for tumor cells. It, along with some other lymph nodes nearby have been removed and sent for biopsy. As a result, Becky will need chemotherapy. We will know more about that soon. More updates to follow, I'm sure.

Beck will of course spend tonight in the hospital, and Matt will stay with her. Dad tells me there is a foldout chaise for him to sleep on. I'm hoping Becky feels well enough to take some Iphone pics of that, 'cause I'm trying to picture all 6 feet and 5 inches of Matt fitting on a foldout chaise.

We are all so blessed by all your prayers and good wishes. And I know that Beck is reading them all. So keep those cards and letters coming, folks. We have lots of hope for a positive outcome, but we are all realizing that this will be a longer road than we'd hoped for. We'll keep you posted.

Love to all.

37 comments:

The Dental Maven said...

Amy, thanks so much for the much awaited update. Please send her all the blog-luv that can get through those high speed internet cables!

Maggie said...

Thank you for the update. I am so glad that our precious Becky came through the surgery so well. We love her and will continue to pray for complete healing. Hugs to all.BTW, I would pay big bucks to see tall Matt on that fold-out!!

Michele R said...

Amy, thanks for the update. I know you must have been up all night. I hope Becky is resting well and can come home soon.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Go, Team Becky!

Pamela said...

Thanks for the update... prayers for you all!

Mad Woman said...

Thanks for the update Amy! Glad you're doing well Becky and hope they keep the popsicles coming! Still praying hard for you and sending as many positive thoughts as I can all the way to you across the Pacific.

Lisa Lilienthal said...

Thanks for the update Amy! We'll keep it coming as long as we need to!

Amy said...

(And as a total aside, I always wondered just how tall Matt was. HUNK.)

Thank you, dear Down-Under Matron, for knowing we were waiting to hear. I can only imagine how tough this is on you, being so so many miles away.

And, well, FUDGE.

Jenni said...

Thanks for the update. Ditto Suburban Correspondent - Go Team Becky!

Emily said...

Becky, I don't know you but my husband, Sean, and I know Amy from college. We have been praying for you every day and will continue to do so as you go through treatment. I don't understand why these things happen, but I know it isn't cool at all. This sucks. Keep your head up and take one day at a time. We are cheering for you!

gretchen said...

Thank you for the update, Amy. Becky is LUCKY to have you.

Please tell B that I am thinking of/praying for/loving her. And Matt and the kids.

Matt is 6'5"? Really? See, I always had kind of a secret crush on him, and I'm 5'10"...no, don't mention that to Becky.

Please keep up the updates so us worriers feel better.

Viki said...

Becky, You are one step closer now. Keep hanging in there. I'm keeping you in my thoughts. Remember I'm an email away if I can help in any way. If you need chemo don't let the thought of chemo scare you. If I can do it you can do it. You are strong and YOU can do this.

Jane said...

Thanks for the update, Amy. It's much appreciated.

Amy said...

Thanks, y'all. People like you...one more reason to love the blogosphere, right? And you gotta love technology...here I am, about 9000 miles away from Georgia, updating you all on the situation.

Yes, Gretchen and Amy--Matt is a total crush-worthy. ;)

Hi Emily! Thanks so much for saying hi, and for your prayers. Miss y'all!

The Messy Mom said...

That is so sweet of her to know we would want to be updated. We'll continue to pray and wait for good reports.

Beth said...

It's off the horizon! I'm so glad the surgery went well. The chemo thing blows, but hopefully it won't be a rough round. We are sending super vibes all the time. Hang in there, Becky!

Hey, Steve is 6' 5", too. We should all get together and have a tall party.

Jody said...

Becky,
I'm praying for you so often. And I love what Viki said, you REALLY are one step closer to getting all of those nasty bad cells out. Hang on, Girl. This is when we see the miracles!

mbaumbick said...

Thanks Amy, I can't stop thinking about all of you. I'm glad the surgery is done and am anxious for Becky to get home. Love to all in the SubMat/Suburban Down Under families.

Elle said...

Oh, horrible news! First things first -- hurry home so you can recover comfortably in a place filled up with love for you. Get strong for the next part. See you!

Josephine said...

Sending best wishes from Australia!
May the force continue to be with you on the road ahead.

Keely said...

Thanks for the update, Amy! Becky, I was thinking about you all day. Stay strong, and feel the love of your fantastic family and (of course) your bloggy friends. I know you'll get through this with charm and grace :)

Amanda said...

Thanks so much for the update. I am sorry the road is longer than hoped for but I am sending best wishes(and did wonder what flavour that popsicle might be)

Michele said...

Thanks Amy for the update. Becky was on my mind yesterday.

Becky; stay strong. I just know you'll approach this as any good southern woman would. With grace. Please know that all of your blog friends are with you.

Meghan said...

Amy, Becky and extended clan...you've all been on my heart this week. Grrrrrr to chemotherapy. Dang.

Monnik said...

I am mostly a lurker, but wanted to say thanks for the update, and that I'm praying for a complete recovery.

kathy said...

Amy, Thank you for the post. We talked to your mom yesterday right after Becky made it to her room. The blog connection is remarkable. Think about a person just 30 years ago going through this same thing. The communication was much more spotty and difficult.

Of course, Becky will continue to be in our prayers, as well as, Matt, and your family. Lots of love.

Christy D. said...

Becky, I found your website through Amy. (we were UMCM friends at SMU) I have been reading for the last couple of weeks. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you have a speedy recovery. (at least step one is over - the first step is always the hardest?!) I have added you to our prayer chain at church. Blessings to you.

Casey said...

Thanks for the update, Amy. I've been thinking about Becky constantly and sending good vibes her way.

The Stiletto Mom said...

Becky...get well and home soon. You have an awful lot of friends out here who are pulling for you!

xoxoxoxo
Mary Anne

Becky said...

Hey guys, beck here. Matt just went to get the car and we are busting out of this place. I feel much better than I did last night. All of your comments and emails have been a big source of cheer to me today and thank you so much.

The only bummer is that I was hooked up to a magic button that I could press for pain meds, but they said I couldn't take it home. I want button!

More later my loves.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Glad you're getting home! Hope they sent you with some fine meds.
Sending prayers and all kinds of good thoughts.

smalltownmom said...

Button, button! I wish you could take that button home.

I don't know you, I just got here through Suburban Correspondent and I wish you the best. Go home, heal, and be happy.

(Ant to totally change the subject, my word verification is "sperm." No kidding.)

Lauren said...

Thanks for the update, Amy! Keep 'em coming. Hope the family & Becky are all holding up well. Much love from your "SMU" family! xoxo Lauren Adams Ogden

CancerKicker said...

Thinking of you Becky!

CrazyLovesCompany said...

Thank you for letting us know. Lots of good vibes are being sent in her direction. In other news, Target's sales figures have dipped dramatically in the past 2 days in the Atlanta area. Hmmmmm. Connection perhaps?

etheljr said...

It's your Iowa pal sending good wishes your way. Glad you are home now, you'll feel so much better there where you can get a little rest. Hospitals are no place for resting! You'll come through this like a champ!

A Day That is Dessert said...

My love to you all! xoxox