Feb 14, 2011 - 8:58 pm
Everything went well, even tho I was anxious .. My new girls, Barbie and Bambi were introduced to the entire Oncology Ward.
The girls made their grand entrance into Oncology today .. As Regina was busy examining me, my doctor came in, neglecting to close the door. Meanwhile, many patients along with loved one .. walked by looking into the opened 'room' === glancing at me, while Doctor M, and Regina (PA) .. pushed, pulled and ogled the girls. I gently excused myself, walked pass both of my 'medical' professionals to closed the door. They looked at me, and I looked at them, then .. we all had a good laugh! Yes, my boobzilla's were the 'hit' of the day.
I had a list of questions to ask Dr. M, and he answered each and every one. He also agreed to order an MRI, on my next visit. I have no health insurance, so I will be paying for the MRI, myself .. Okay, what can he say? UCLA, along with NC CN guidelines state, no. I push forward.
No drug or hormones needed .. Year long Herceptin took care of that .. DCIS - Stage 1, Grade 1A, aggressive - dense TCH chemo infusions, along with my option for a bi-lateral, and subsequent reconstruction .. no mam mo needed, as well.
My only follow up .. is blood work - every 3 to 4 months, for the next 5 years. My option .. is to also include .. MRI each year.
So, I hugged and greeted each and everyone of my health care professionals associated with my treatment .. along with handing out cup cakes .. and a few pages of my 'BOOK'!
We have been out and about all day, and Dr. M left a message on our home voicemail indicating he is interest in reading more of my ''Breast Cancer, book'' .. how awesome is THAT!!!!!
My breast Cancer book has turned into 2 .. over 22 chapters! Still gathering recipes for 'our' Breast Cancer' Survivor Cookbook as well!
Hap Hap Happy ... Sister in PINK - WARRIOR, SURVIVOR ... Ned 1.1 year, and 1 counting..