I’m SO happy to be NEGATIVE!!!!

After a very long month of waiting…..I got the call today…I am BRCA Negative!!  I do NOT have the breast cancer gene!

That is the single best piece of news I’ve heard since this journey began in February.  It’s not only good for me, but great news for my girls Carly & Hailey.  It’s great news for my brothers, and my nieces and nephews.

As a very positive person, I’m so happy to be negative 🙂

I found out after I had met with my Oncologist today.  I was actually having my Herceptin treatment when the phone rang!

It’s is such a relief, a big relief…now at least I know what my next steps are.  I am meeting with the Genetic Councillor on Monday to go through all the paperwork, and then I have my first of 25 radiation sessions right after.  I’m so happy that I will be having radiation, as I must admit, the alternative was not so appealing.  I was keeping a brave face, but, I’m radiation was my preferred route.

Thank you everyone for all your prayers….they worked!!

Yeah!!!

18 thoughts on “I’m SO happy to be NEGATIVE!!!!

  1. Louise Eisfeld says:

    This is the best news ever, staying so strong and positive and learning that you are positively negative!!!! ((HUGS)) Randy , Now I can uncross everything, things were cramping up!! LOL

  2. Jodi says:

    Congrats on the good news Randy. I am truly happy for you.

  3. Elena Scivoletto says:

    Awesome news, Congrats!!!! 🙂 Here’s to a bright future for you and your family!!! 🙂

  4. Mary S says:

    Excellent news!!! So glad to hear…for both you and your girls. I will be doing the same test sometime in the future and hope to get the same results. Good luck with radiation. Mine starts in about 3 weeks. Slowly we are getting to the end of this “bump in the road”. Stay strong girl!

  5. jodi kimm says:

    Me too, so happy for you. Your news just took my breath away. Now you can move forward!

  6. That is awesome Randy!!!!! Best NEGATIVE ever!

  7. Michelle Plotzke says:

    Great news Randy – sending u much love and hugs!

  8. Steph says:

    Awesome! I remember that feeling of relief… one of the few, so I remember it well! You will breeze through radiation, I’m sure. The radiation therapists are so so nice.

    • randymellon says:

      yes! It’s like a 1000 lbs has been lifted off my shoulders. A relief not just for me but for my daughters as well. I have having Herceptin when I heard the phone ring. I just started to cry, the nurses were so wonderful and excited for me. Rads start Monday, 25 sessions. Funny to be happy to start radiation!

  9. Joy says:

    I am so happy for you and your family. Though make sure your girls know that as they get older they should have increased surveillance. The brca genes are not the only ones out there that can cause breast cancer.

    • randymellon says:

      Hi Joy, yes, they are considered high risk for sure, and will always need to be monitored. The only saving grace is that everyone in our family that was diagnosed has been post menopausal, and although there is no genetic marker (that links any of us as to why we all got it) that they have discovered (yet) that is something that hopefully will work in their favour. (I hope)
      BTW…it was really great seeing you on Thursday, I hope you’re getting through this round unscathed…fingers crossed

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