Looks like I am in for more of this...
Pathology report was not good at all.
That 85% chance of being neg for cancer in the lymph lodes in surgery..came back with cancer in one node.
Figures I'd be in the 15% that was wrong.
I still have cancer in my right breast and surrounding areas
He said he tried to take as much tissue that was surrounding the mass,which had grown to 3cm as he could.
He was hoping that was it. But it wasn't.
I now will have to go back for more deeper surgery to remove more cancer and get clear margins..
And have to have skin grafts as the cancer is also in the skin.
And more lymph nodes removed until they get clear ones.
The lump I went in for...and one that was also biopsied and told was NOT ...was cancer after all.
So I had 2 lumps in that breast.
It also ended up that I had ductal cancer in that breast.
Two totally different cancers in the right breast.
He also said good call on removing the left breast as what I was told was borderline Ductal carcinoma in situ
Was in fact my whole left breast full of ductal carcinoma in situ and could have quickly became invasive cancer like the right breast.Stage 0...so good for that one.
I also have a spot on my thyroid.And will be scanned this Thursday for cancer there.
Praying that it's not.
I will have to have chemo started ASAP and then radiation treatments.
He wanted an appointment set up with a oncologist as soon as possible.
I have one Sept 2.
He wants to confer with him on what other steps to take in surgery first or chemo.
He also told me he is taking my case before the surgery board at the main campus at Cleveland Clinic
as "they want me to live" ( I do too)
and being 2 different breast cancers they want to hit it aggressively.
They do not have a "stage" yet for my cancer as more surgery needs to be done.
Even tho the left breast is stage 0...the right one is invasive.
Then my young super handsome surgeon told me
"Don't worry...I won't use your name"
I thought...Sweetie...after all you've told me today...
The last thing I am worried about ..is that you use my name.
My poor mama and kids cried..and were all so upset.
But we are a tough bunch and we will get thru this.
I am trying to add something to this blog so I can reply back to your comments.
I read them ALL and feel blessed to have your prayers and support.
And He is Now At Peace
10 hours ago