Sep 8, 2019 08:18PM famousthecat wrote:
Hugs, lady, it sounds like you've been through a LOT this year! How are you feeling about the upcoming surgery?
My story: just got my date for my preventive bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction (October 3). I'm glad we have a date, but wow, less than a month away feels way too soon. I had microcalcifications show up at my mammogram in May (my second mammo ever - just turned 40), which led to biopsy and ADH, which led to a lumpectomy and DCIS, lowest grade, small area, without clear margins. So I had to decide if I wanted to treat the DCIS with another lumpectomy and hormone therapy, lots of monitoring and more biopsies, with a 50% lifetime chance of getting a more invasive cancer... Or just get rid of my breasts and be done with all of that. Actually, it wasn't much of a question at all!
But the reality of it still really sucks, and I've got two young boys for whom I'm the primary caretaker. I've got amazing help and support (seriously, AMAZING), and I'm so thankful for that. Hoping for speedy recoveries for all the October surgeries out there!
Oh, and in the middle of all of this, we moved to a new state where we didn't know anyone and my husband got a new job. 😂 But it's all working out beautifully, and I feel like we've landed in just the right place for us.