Dec 16, 2012 - 10:07 pm
Monday (12/17), I get my port out. Yea! A year ago at this time, I was preparing for my first biopsies, which eventually led to my diagnosis. When I was told I had cancer -- on the left side, I had infiltrating lobular carcinoma; on the right, ductal carcinoma in situ. Initially, the DR thought I might get by with just surgery (double) and hormonal therapy. He said that if I were to choose to aggressively tackle this, the end results should be good. He was not sure, but chemo was a "maybe" and radiation was a "probably not." That changed after the pathology reports were out. The size of the primary tumor on the left was rather large AND on that side, one lymph node was affected. I was classified as a Stage IIIA.
I have had the port for almost nine months and am excited, yet nervous, about getting it out. It seems to me that I could find it to be a rather emotional experience.