Newly diagnosed - triple effing negative
This is my first post here...I have read some of the other threads and have found it so helpful.
I was diagnosed March 31st, right before the long weekend here. My doctor told me it was invasive ductal carcinoma, that it would require surgery, likely chemo, and that I would not hear anything over the long weekend, although my referrals were in to the surgeon and BC Cancer. Gave me a prescription for Ativan to get through the weekend. I turned 42 on that Monday.
Obviously I did a ton of research, but not on TNBC, as I was just hoping I don't have THAT one. Then the doctor let me know if was, in fact, triple-negative. I was convinced that I was going to die of this. Maybe not now, but getting to 50 no longer feels like a given. I have two boys, age 12 and 9.
Since then, I have met with the surgeon, MC, gotten second opinions from a friend of mine who is also an MC (so grateful) and have a treatment plan. Starting chemo in the next week or so. Then surgery in the fall.
I feel like my life/universe is shifted. Everything I knew is no longer. I feel so healthy...except for this tumour in my chest. It feels surreal.