Mar 02, 2013 - 8:28 pm
I have been scheduled for surgery on the 21st. All chemo is done for now. They will do a mastectomy and a lymphectomy on the right side. The surgeon said the lymphectomy is for insurance. The cancer was barely detectable in the lymph nodes and it is gone now, however, they are coming out just to be sure. She also wanted to do the left breast but all things considered, I said no, let's just do the cancerous side and considering what an anomoly this was, the left side should be O.K. and she was cool with that.
My surgeon and oncologist are just the greatest and I feel so blessed to have them on my team. They are both women and that made a world of difference to me. I must admit, I was apprehensive about having women doctors but I am converted now.
My cancer was classified as stage IV because it had penetrated the nipple and caused bleeding and an open sore that would not heal. That sore is all healed and the lump is about 1/3 the size it was before chemo started. I have faith in my Lord and my physicians who I feel are guided by His hand that the beast in me will be conquered.