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Oct 7, 2021 01:27PM
I'm waiting for my surgery date but looks like it might be right around Halloween. Talk about a trick or treat!!! Like many of you have expressed, the waiting is the hardest part for me at this point. I'm waiting for another biopsy on a 2nd mass found on MRI, then confirmed on mammogram and US--spiculated and hypo echoic, so I'm prepared it will also be malignant.
The 2nd mass in a separate quadrant (right breast) has me leaning toward MX and reconstruction vs. lumpectomy at this point. I'm going to talk with my team about whether DIEP would be better immediately or waiting for awhile.
Arum, I'm with you on the "scared of my breast" feeling right now. And hoping that your recovery is going super well!
Mamacure, I hope your recovery is going really well too!
Florida65, I hope things have improved a lot for you at this point. Thank you for sharing your experience, it's very helpful in thinking things through and for all the info on what things I should consider to make things easier! Getting ready to make a bunch of different soups to put in the freezer this weekend.
Kayce234 & NicInTexas, thanks for your posts too, very helpful as I'm thinking through my options. Wishing you both all the best in your next steps. Discussed COVID-booster with my dr and she doesn't want me to get it prior to surgery. She said that they have seen some surgeries get delayed or lymph nodes that looked fine and then didn't, likely as reactions to the booster but then muddied the waters about removing them at surgery. So I'm going to wait. It rots to have to factor COVID into what is already enough difficulty!!
mle42, if I end up going the lumpectomy + radiation route, I have the same recommendations about supportive sports bra.
I did find a nice site that has lots of good options for bras, robes and lounge pants (with pockets for drains!): https://www.anaono.com I think I have some sort of referral coupon thingy, if you want one, just PM me. I got a couple of the bras and some pants, they are super soft and comfortable.
Wishing everyone a good day and lots of good energy!
9/23/2021, DCIS/IDC: Tubular, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)