Sep 9, 2018 01:10PM LinnyG wrote:
Hi Northstar - Thanks for starting this thread. I am an 70 (71 in November). Diagnosed with mucinous carcinoma, L breast, on August 23. Having single mastectomy with tissue expander on 9/25. I have never not been healthy and active (swim a mile 4X/wk, gym 6X/wk, cycling) so this is throwing me for a loop. Some days I an talk about it without being teary, other days (like today!), all I have to do is think about it and I cry. I am blessed to have wonderful support - husband, kids, community - and a wonderful breast surgeon. And I know I have to get this cancer out, but I am very apprehensive about a total lifestyle change post-op. Like I used to tell my kids - suck it up, Buttercup. I'm tryiing and will get through it, as we all will. Thanks for listening!