De Novo newbie trying to not panic
Hi all. In Feb of this year I was diagnosed with IDC, hr +(over 95%) HER2 -. Large multifocal tumor in my right breast and one lymph biopsied positive as well. The tumor and lymph node were concerning enough to the surgeon I was sent to first that she ordered a pet CT which lit up in my breast, that one lymph node, and a small spot on my pelvis. The pelvis was biopsied and in March I was confirmed de Novo stage 4 because it's the same cancer as my breast..I was started on Lupron shots and then two weeks later started letrozole and kisqali.
am full of anxiety constantly, and I'm working with a therapist about that and she's sent me to an NP for medication. I am 45.
I guess I'm just saying hello. I don't even have a question and I realize it's not really my place to seem reassurance from other people who are dealing with this same disease. This is a scary time and a scary place.
The treatment is so surprising, I expected chemo and surgery and radiation and now it seems I will not be doing any of those things.