It was just over 9 months ago when I shared this photo of Sheba just home from surgery. She had a cancerous lump removed. Her recovery wasn’t easy but she did recover and it seems the vet got all of it. The type of cancer she had – spindle cell sarcoma – doesn’t normally metastasize and doesn’t respond to chemotherapy so the surgery was all they could do (radiation was also possible, but we opted not to do that). We hoped for the best, we do everything we can to keep her healthy, and she’s been doing great.
Just a few days ago I found another lump on that same side. Sheba has had other lumps and bumps that have been tested and all of those have been nothing to worry about. Of course, considering her history we called the vet and got her in to have him look at it. He thinks it is probably just a cyst (but I’m pretty sure he thought that about the last one too….just saying….) but with her history he of course did the needle aspirate and sent it out to the lab. It will be a few days before we have any results.
I am trying not to worry. I hate for her to have to have another surgery, but at least we know if she does that it can be removed completely and all can come out fine. I wasn’t even going to write about this until we knew the results – but I am worrying, and knowing that others can send positive thoughts and prayers gives me comfort.
I also get comfort from this:
She feels great. So right now I’m leaving the computer, and she and I are headed out for a nice long walk – hoping to beat the rain that is on it’s way. We both need it.