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Monday, June 27, 2011

The day I found out.

My Mom...She was with me for the biopsies...Then she came with me when I found out that I had breast cancer June 23,2011.
She is my best friend in the whole world.
I dont know what I'd do without her. I love you Mom.

Jason and my cousin Kathy surprised us and came there also...for support. I'm glad the picture is blurry.
Kinda how I felt that day...That...and you cant see how bad I look .

I'm still kinda "blurry" but doing better.
I knew it was cancer. I knew the Dr would not have told me she felt it was if she wasnt pretty sure.
But I still held out the hope that she was wrong.

Funny how the lump that I felt and went in for was NOT cancer , but the other two were

I am a grade 2.
1 being the slowest growing cancer...3 being the fastest.
I guess 2 is better then a 3, right?

They will not know what "stage" it is until after the mastectomies and the pathology report comes back.
They will not know if it is in my lungs or anywhere else until more testing is done.

These are the test results.

Left breast-atypical ductal hyperplasia bordering on low grade ductal carcinoma in situ

Right breast-skin underlying subcutaneous tissue,no breast epithelia elements identified

Right breast - Invasive mammary carcinoma with predominantly lobular features, nuclear grade 2 -size 2 cm

Estrogen receptor -Positive-strong-95%------Progesterone Positive-strong-95%

What this all means...I dont know..But just like the picture , I still feel blurry :(


  1. Hello Debbi - Thank you for visiting my page, I hope it was helpful and left you feeling somewhat positive about your diagnosis which I'm sorry to hear of. I believe writing will truly help you and others who follow.
    Remember, there has been great strides in research, so breast cancer is not a death sentence any longer. Stay positive, stay focused, stay in control of your choices, and stay blessed.
    I guess a positive spin to look at ER/PR + (estrogen and progesterone positive) is that you will have more options for treatment to keep future breast cancer away.

    I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.God speed.

  2. Deb~ Many prayers are being said. Never forget the power of prayer. And, when many pray together, that power is multiplied many times over. Believe, my friend!


  3. Hi Debbi, I am a recent breast cancer patient too (diagnosis Feb. 29), I am sorry that you (or anyone else) has to go through this. I too have a blog and I have found it very helpful to keep friends and family updated, as well as connect with other ladies going through the same thing we are. Hormone receptors are a good thing, I am also ER+/PR+, and had a single mastectomy back in March. Am currently in the middle of chemo. You will find there is a lot of information to absorb, but it will get easier once you get familiar with all the terms! There are lots of us who are willing to share our stories and give advice, just ask! : )

  4. Hi Debbie,
    I hope the last few days have been better for you. I know the "blurry" feeling - seems you don't know which way is up or down.
    Please know that there are many of us out here for you!


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