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Topic: Lucy Thurston

Forum: Who or What Inspires You? —

Share your personal story, diagnosis, and treatment path, and stories of survival, hope, and success to encourage and inspire others!

Posted on: Nov 6, 2018 07:45PM - edited Nov 6, 2018 07:47PM by MCBaker

MCBaker wrote:

I just found this in an anthology of letters written by USA women. Sure enough, Google found it for me. A story of desperation in 1855. Mastectomy and lymph node removal without anesthesia.

I just lost any trace of self-pity.

Mary Dx 10/3/2018, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 11/16/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 12/18/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 6/27/2019 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Saline implant
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