Happy Birthday to me. Yesterday was my birthday, I celebrated doing more disability forms (not so fun but necessary), my physical therapy and then spending the rest of the day in the following order decorating my house with my mom, taking myself out for a much needed massage and then a wonderful dinner with my parents. I also put a moratorium on discussion of anything that related to cancer or prosthetic feet. As a result of the above measures I had a wonderful relaxing day.
Today I am getting ready for my birthday party that my friends are throwing for me, and I just got a call from my friend at Sloan Kettering who has been coordinating things for me out there. An aside: Not too many people are lucky enough to have a good friend who is an MD PhD specializes in sarcomas at one of the nations best cancer hospitals coordinated their care; however, I do and I fully appreciate it. Anyway, my friend just called and gave me on the best birthday presents- apparently the pathologists at Sloan Kettering have reviewed my pathology and have come up wtih a different diagnosis for me. Yes, I still have cancer, but now I have myxoid liposarcoma instead of extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma. Now you might not think that still having cancer was good news, but this new cancer is 1) radiation sensitive and 2) less aggressive. Therefore, surgery doesn't have to be as aggressive, meaning I'll probably be able to keep my foot. I'll learn more when I meet with the doctors but for now a little of the weight of this whole thing is lifted from my shoulders, and I plan to have fun with my friends tonight and celebrate my left foot rather than cursing it.