The word of the day is.....BENIGN
Last night around 7 pm we received a call from the specialist with good news. Jaclyn's tumour was not cancerous. "What a relief" is an understatement to the nth degree. The tumour was called an ovarian mucinous cystadenoma, stage III which means it had spread into her abdominal cavity. It was the size of a newborn baby weighing in at 3.1 kg or almost 7 lbs. Jaclyn needs to follow up with the surgeon in a month and have annual (or more often) checkups with a specialist. We sure don't want this to happen again!
You should have seen her face light up when she got off the phone with the doctor. She was beaming and you could see her relief. She hadn't shown any concern before, but she admitted she'd been scared to death of the pathology report. But now she can relax and continue to heal physically and move on to live a full life. She gets her stitches out tomorrow (Thursday) and on Saturday we're going to drive into Richmond to "Rockabout," a gem store where I bought her a gift certificate for Christmas. She can cash it in and get lots of beads and gems to wile away the time making more jewelry. It will take her until the end of February (according to the doctors) to be ready to return to work.
I love the picture (above) of her at age 13. Jaclyn is a free spirit, creative, intelligent, and full of fun and wit. Her sister Jamie took the photo at Diefenbaker Park near where we lived then. Jamie was taking photography in high school and was doing black and whites, so asked Jaclyn to be her model. The photo captures Jaclyn perfectly. I pray that she will have a long life that will give her much happiness. Again, I thank you all for your prayers and good vibes. Let's go shopping!