I am overjoyed to share with you the incredible news this day has brought. Elizabeth is out of surgery and doing extremely well! Her surgeon told us that the surgery went better than expected and to quote him “far exceeded his expectations“!!! He said he was able to remove all visible tumors by removing her right lower lobe and mediastinal lymph nodes. Words simply can’t describe how incredibly grateful, happy and relieved we are.
We were able to see her for the first time a few minutes ago. Her first words were “We did it!” She said “we” because she knows more than anyone how it took an army of supporters from her healthcare team, family, friends, colleagues, fellow cancer survivors and her community to get her where she is today. There were so many prayers said for her and so many messages sent. She may not have been able to respond to them all but she read every one. They gave her tremendous strength in the most difficult hours. There will be more tests, more treatments and more scans to come..that is the cancer journey. But with each little step and each little win, knowing we’re not alone keeps us going. And today was a HUGE step and we will keep going!!!