I've been a volunteer at the Breast Care Center for almost 2 years now. Queen of the binders, a binder full of an incredible amount of information given to each new bc patient at the Center and a member of the Breast Care Center Advisory Council. Who knew I'd get this disease??
I take good care of my body. A physical every year, cook with olive oil, lay off the sweets, I even got it a colonospy for god sakes!!!
This is how it repays me? Talk about shock.
Fortunately 99% of the tumor was removed with a needle biopsy. I'm having surgery Monday (5/22) to make sure the rest of the tumor is removed and to have sentinal node biopsies - explanation provided upon request.
At this point it appears that I'll only need radiation therapy but I won't know until all the pathology reports are in.
My husband, a GEM, is being wonderful. He is a cancer surviour himself - colon cancer that spread to his liver - thinks it's about time I picked up the family illness responsibilities. He feels that he's done more than his fair share!
I'll be back to post again about the wild ride ahead. Stay tuned