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An Update From Barbara

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Two weeks ago, I wrote here about my new cancer diagnosis and my upcoming robot-assisted surgery.

The surgery occurred as planned on May 24; after a single rough night in the hospital, I went home and my recovery has proceeded completely on track (with the usual ups and downs after a 6-hour operation).

Best news of all, the pathology report showed that the cancer did not spread beyond its initial location. Between July and December, I will undergo further treatment (chemo and radiation) to be absolutely certain that any lurking cells of this nasty type of cancer are zapped into oblivion.

For your many kind wishes, I want to thank sincerely the 13.7 community. I am glad to be back in action and will post shortly (today).

By the way, my surgeon tells me I met the robot da Vinci when I was first wheeled into the O.R., but I remember nothing of it!

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