Diagnosis in December, just home now to deal with it
I mentioned this in someone else's thread but just to recap….
I had my mammogram in October, called back a week later for another at the hospital. Not worried, this has happened twice before. It was recommended that I have a biopsy so I did…but that didn't happen until later in November. So I waited…
Now, last year I had booked a seven week holiday in Mexico for December and January. Omicron was just being talked about in early December but we decided we would go. I still hadn't heard anything about the biopsy. Literally the second my suitcase was going through security my cell rang…cancer clinic. Diagnosed with DCIS, grade 2. They told me to go on holiday, don't worry….so I did. I did not worry, it was so incredibly nice to have that time and I enjoyed every second.
Home now, have an appointment with the surgeon on the 11th of February (had to wait two weeks after international travel). I am slightly nervous but just want to deal with this.
My biggest concern is over treatment. I've already been told I'll likely have a lumpectomy, radiation and hormones…seriously…that seems excessive. Don't want radiation. I will really fight that. No radiation clinic here, would have to travel and stay week by week…
Will stay updated here. Anyone else in this situation?