CSN Login
Members Online: 4

Biopsy scheduled

Sun Whitey
Posts: 36
Joined: Jan 2013

After a mammogram and ultra sound, I have a biopsy scheduled next Tuesday for 3 lumps/masses in my left breast.  They are described as "abnormal" (?) about 1cm in size.  The initial report to my doctor noted that it does not "look like" breast cancer... but says they are not calicifications or cycsts. I'm not quite sure what to think, and am trying to process this as best as I can.  I would be lying if I said I'm not a tad anxious.  Needing to vent, thank you.

Sun Whitey
Posts: 36
Joined: Jan 2013

Meghan, thank you for your response below.  I think "Team Susan" sounds like a good name, and they will look good on the pink bus.  ;)   

I just returned from the surgeons office.  I have invasive ductal carcinoma. (something close to that, I think that is what he called it). Since I have four tumors, one of which is in the axillary node, we have elected for a modified radical mastectomy.  My doctor was caring, kind, patient, explained everything slowly and step by step and made me feel so comfortable.   A few weeks after surgery, oncologist, chemo, then ????

I told the doctor I was giving up breast cancer for Lent.  

Humor will get me through this.

Thank you, thank you, thank you my beloved new friends.  Your comments mean more than you know.

Pink hugs and kisses.

Susan

lintx's picture
lintx
Posts: 456
Joined: Sep 2012

Makes a huge difference to know the direction you'll take.  Sounds like your DR is good, too.  I'll be thinking of you, Susan.  Stay in touch.  Hugs, Linda

Kristin N's picture
Kristin N
Posts: 1969
Joined: Mar 2009

Thinking of you too Susan and sending the biggest of hugs to you. 

When is your surgery?  We're all praying for you.

 

Sun Whitey
Posts: 36
Joined: Jan 2013

Hi Kristin, 

Surgery is tomorrow.  I think I've spend the last couple of days finally coming to terms with this whole thing and I finally broke down.  I've been very strong and positive but I suppose it was time and I know that's okay.  My mom is here for the week...got some new jammies yesterday, slippers and a house full of food.  So, I've declares today "2 Boob Day" officially.  

Thank you for thinking about me doll....see you on the bus.

Much love,

Susan

Josie21
Posts: 365
Joined: Nov 2012

Hi Susan,

Good thoughts and many hugs coming your way tomorrow.  I am so glad that you will have your mom by your side to help you through this.  

Ginny

Kristin N's picture
Kristin N
Posts: 1969
Joined: Mar 2009

Ofcourse it is ok to break down.  We understand and have been there Susan.  I just wish we all could be there physically to hug you and to actually be there for you.  We are there in spirit holding your hand and giving you all the strength and support that we can.

Good luck with your surgery and I am so glad your Mom is there for you.

Don't forget to check in with us and let us know how you are.

 

Gentle hugs for you,

Kristin

 

 

Josie21
Posts: 365
Joined: Nov 2012

Hi Susan.  I am so glad that everything seems to be moving so quickly for you.  You are getting all your ducks in a row and that is the best thing you can do right now.  I absolutely love the "Team Susan" name that Megan came up with.  You will be amazed how big that team will become.  Family, friends, co-workers, doctors and of course your new pink sisters!   One day at a time. You can do this!!  

Many hugs,

Ginny

jnl's picture
jnl
Posts: 3873
Joined: May 2009

I love the Team Susan!  And, we're all on your team cheering you on!

Love, Leeza

Eleanor1's picture
Eleanor1
Posts: 68
Joined: Sep 2012

I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis, it's like reliving mine. Mine is still fresh since I just finished my chemo 3 weeks ago. I was a mess, I was waiting for the results of my biopsy the whole day, so when they haven't called at about 3:45pm I was feeling better but then the phone rang before 4 pm and the nurse told me to go to the office and my doc wanted to talk to me. I didn't tell my daughter and I drove by myself numb, I didn't know how I got there. I already know in my heart that it was not gonna be a good news. i saw my surgeon first, had the surgery 2 weeks after. I saw my onco and my rad onco after my surgery.its not gonna be easy, just take things day by day, one step at a time but things will get better. I have to learn how to be patient, to take a deep breath and learn to listen. I am a nurse  but when this happened to me, I was lost. But thing are getting better and so will you. Cry, be angry and vent, you have all the right to do that. I still do. But read, ask questiona from your docs, give yourself time to digest all the information and then plan. You will be ok, you sound like a strong person. You take care.

 

LoveBabyJesus's picture
LoveBabyJesus
Posts: 1659
Joined: Jan 2011

I'm sorry about your dx but I see you have been through different emotions, which is very normal and you're now ready to fight like the warrior you are. Always remember you're stronger than you think. I will add you to my prayers list. I was dx at 32 in 2011. Taking tamox. for over a year now and checking with my Doctors every 4 months. IDC, stage 2a.

Wishing you strengh, hope and quick recoveries.

DianeBC's picture
DianeBC
Posts: 3888
Joined: Jun 2009

How did your surgery go?  Do you have the results?  Hoping and praying for you.

Hugs, Diane

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network