Nov 21, 2000 - 10:07 pm
Hi Group! Unfortunately, I am now a member, having been diagnosed with breast cancer in early October. It has taken this long to get second opinions and get genetic testing done. I am negative for the BRAC-1 and BRAC-2 mutations, thank g-d! Still have lumpectomy and node dissection coming up on the 7th. To top this off, I am getting divorced (my choice), my husband will be moving out soon, our house is on the market and I will have to move some time in Dec. or Jan.! Why is life like this?? So much happens at the same time. Right now my biggest concern is how to tell my children. I have 2 boys, 9 and 13. Fortunately my prognosis looks good, but I know this will upset them, to say the least. The breast care center here gave me the name of a good psychologist, but she is pretty much booked up,and also quite pricey. Anyone who has any experiences or ideas with this...I would love to hear from you.Thanks!