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Sep 2, 2020 06:18PM
You seem like an incredibly strong and humble person to me. I thought doing this with young kids was too much, but adding a recent separation and the absence of a supporting spouse...wow. And yet, in the short time since we both joined this board, I've seen you express gratitude more than once. I'm just in awe of that!
I decided to do a lumpectomy, so that I could be informed by the histology and prevent progression while I mull over my subsequent treatment steps. I have resigned myself to doing chemo (even though the thought of hair loss, and corollary loss of privacy, is destroying my mind), and after that I'll follow up with radiation and/or more surgery.
Unfortunately, the scheduling of the lumpectomy, as with every other referral and procedure so far, has been subject to mishaps and delays. I was originally having it this week, then was told Tuesday next week, and now even that is up in the air. The uncertainty is eating through my coping like acid. No results from genetics yet.
Fingers crossed for your biopsy results!
Went from stage I to II or III when 2/2 nodes, cleared during surgery, came back positive from pathology, which also revealed LVI, extranodal extension, and 2 (<1mm) satellite lesions in the tumor resection margin.
8/13/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
8/13/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin)
Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
AC + T (Taxol)