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Jun 7, 2021 06:35PM
As everyone else has said, waiting is the hardest part. The unknown is like an enormous blank canvas and sometimes our minds paint the worst picture on that canvas. Whether you have breast cancer or not this would be a good time to work on health anxiety. As we get older almost all of us will begin to experience more medical issues so if you want to look for something positive in this experience it may help you learn how to deal with potential medical issues.
If Dr. Google were a truly skilled medical professional, health care would be easily dealt with by a few mouse clicks. I have no idea how all the googling in the world could lead you to determine hormone status or bc type but I can assure you that both hormone status and type involve biopsy samples (and Google does not do biopsies!). I understand your worry. Like most on bco, I've been there but treat yourself well and distract yourself in any way you can.
Now, should you have bc, though not a happy thing, you never know what course it will take. Ten years ago I was dx'ed with stage IV that was essentially de novo. Today, I cleaned out my classroom and shut the lights for the last time because I have retired! When I was dx'ed I had no idea how I would do. But I lived notonly to retire but to see my youngest get married, become a grandmother and live a relatively normal life. My story is not typical but my point is no one has a crystal ball. My motto is and always has been “Don't put your foot in the grave before you have to." Take care
Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur
7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole)
6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole)