Tuesday, March 24, 2009

L Modified Radical Mastectomy

Today I had the surgery to have my L breast removed and all of the lymph nodes in my L armpit.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Follow up from Surgery

Today I went to the Surgeon to have a follow up from surgery. My L breast has accumulated fluid in it, so he had to drain it. Interesting!!! The PATH report was back and Ihad 1 lymph node out of 6 come back with cancer. The margins from the tissue removed were 4mm all around except 1 area that was only 1mm. NOT MUCH. So really the margins were not clear. Dr Spier suggested another lumpectomy or mastectomy. Wow here we go again. Also found out that I was HER2 (-) PR (-) and ER (-). Typically called Triple NEGATIVE.

I decided to have a L modified radical mastectomy.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

L Lumpectomy surgery w/ Lymph node removal

Today I had the surgery. I have staples in my arm pit and the upper portion of my L breast. The surgeon says he took a baseball size amount of tissue from my breast and of course lymph nodes. Now its time to heal.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Meeting with the Surgeon

Today I met w/ Dr Spier my surgeon. HE talked to me about lumpectomy and mastectomy. L mastectomy or bilateral mastectomy. WOW, my head started to spin. One gone? Possible 2 gone? WHAT...that is not normal. Do I really have cancer? Is this really happening to me?? WAKE UP!

OK, so I decided to go for a lumpectomy, so I can still look "SOME WHAT" normal.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday 13th March

Today at 10:15 Dr Osborne called to tell me that the biopsy was IDC grade 3. I immedietely started searching the internet. Finding out that grade 3 was an aggresive growing cell. I HAVE CANCER. WHAT? Nobody in my family has breast cancer, WHY ME? Hows come, I have to be the choosen one? I am young, 37 years old. I have 3 children...Logan 11, McKenzie 8 turning 9 in 4 days and Alivia Jane just turned 7. My husband and I have been married 11 years and have shared alot of great times together. Camping with the kids, Disney World twice, amusement parks, waterparks etc. How can all of this possibly come to an end? Will I see 40?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mammogram and Ultrasound

Today I went for my Mammogram and Ultrasound of the L breast. Not thinking anything of it. Had plans to go shopping after this was done. BUT the Dr comes in and says to me "Shell it looks cancerous." I just sat there and looked at him as the tears fill me eyes. But not wanting to cry, I held them back. Then he proceeds to tell me that he want to biopsy the lump TODAY. SO I made that appointment, call my friend Laura and told her the terrible news. Came home and told my husband, who thought I was kidding. BOY, I wish that I was kidding. But no this nightmare is real.