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.
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Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
Oh Jan, I’m so sorry I missed this post last week! I’ve been “AWOL” most of the last two weeks, intermittently concerned about Shadow again. As I said in my blog post yesterday, though, she got the “all clear” from the vet.
I know from one of your other posts that Sheba will be having another “lumpectomy” surgery. I’ve had her and you in my thoughts and prayers since I read about it. Sending you both HUGS and will continue to keep you both in my prayers. I, too, am glad you didn’t keep your worries and fears bottled up inside. That’s a good way to make them worse. We are all here for each other, through good times and bad. Love and hugs to all of you from all of us.
Thank you, Sue. I’m just so glad everything is OK with Shadow.
This lump on Sheba has been getting bigger already, so I’m glad I got her right in and they’ll be removing it this week. This one seems to bother her, whereas most in the past didn’t. Maybe that means it is just a cyst. She is still feeling fine though and that is what keeps me from totally freaking out…LOL.
Thank you for being here for us! ♥
I hope you both enjoyed your walk. Paws crossed the aspirate results come back favorable. Purrs.
Lynn LaChance says
All positive wishes and thoughts flowing Sheba’s way, and gave her extra hugs tonight. She surely was a fiesty and happy girl-so glad you got out and walked even in some drizzle, great job, Jan!
The Island Cats says
We’re purring for a good report!
Mom and I are praying hard it is just a cyst. We would be worrying like crazy too. Sometimes it helps to share your worries with others. Paws crossed it is nothing.
Hawk aka BrownDog says
Paws crossed and sending POTP!
Y’all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog
2 Brown Dawgs says
Oh my goodness I can understand worrying. I hope it turns out to be nothing. At least you got her in quickly. Thanks for joining the hop.
DZ Dogs says
We’re praying for good news for you!!!
*wags and kisses!*
Lauren Miller (ZoePhee) says
Sheba looks so happy in her photos! I really hope that her lump is just a cyst and that it will be no big deal. It’s so hard to wait for lab results! ~hugs~
M. K. Clinton says
It is good to have any lumps and bumps checked. We are sending positive thoughts and prayers that it is just that…a bump. ♥
Dolly the Doxie says
We will be keeping you and Sheba in our thoughts which will be positive that Sheba is just fine and all will be good! Love Dolly
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
I am hoping and praying that the vet is right and it is nothing serious. Sweet Sheba, she has been doing so great and definitely does not deserve another blow like that! Thinking of you guys, I know it’s hard not to worry when something like this occurs!
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Sending super good thoughts your way and praying along with you, that it is simply a cyst. I totally get your worry.
Thanks for joining the blog hop! Hope you beat the rain on that walk!
Jackie Bouchard says
Sending good thoughts for just a cyst!!!
Two French Bulldogs says
We will keep our feets crossed that it’s only a fatty tissue
Lily & Edward
Auntie Sheryl says
Sending love and positive thoughts to you & Sheba. ❤️???? She looks great… ????
Sending you prayers and good vibes. Yes, a walk will help. It is so hard not to worry, I know. Keep us updated!!
We are praying hard for that lump to be nothing more than a simple cyst. Praying HARD. I’m like you, I worry until test results are back. (Actually I could win the Worrier Of The Year Award!) And I’m glad you didn’t hold it all in and take on all the worry alone, that’s one of the best things about the dog blog community – we’re always here for each other. I’ll keep checking back for that much-awaited “all clear” post! We’re thinking of you and Sheba and Daisy sends special Havachon hugs to you both.
Thank you SO much. I might give you a good challenge for Worrier of the Year Award! I’ll be calling the vet tomorrow and hoping they have the results though it might be a little longer. I am glad I shared it here too…it has really made me feel so much better to have others pulling for Sheba. Those hugs are much appreciated by both of us.
Caren Gittleman says
sending pawsitive thoughts, prayers and love your way!! It is probably nothing because often the Vet’s first instincts are correct!
easy rider says
I cross my paws for good news… and I hope it is ractually just a harmless lump this time. Have a wonderful walk, maybe the rain will wait for a while … that would be great :o)
We got rained on a little bit – but it was only some drizzle and light rain. We didn’t melt. 🙂