Sep 17, 2013 - 8:31 pm
I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello. My story - quick version. I was diagnosed with Stage 1, invasive DCIS breast cancer on April 12, 2013. I had a lumpectomy on May 3rd. Surgeon did not get "clean margins" so I had a second lumpectomy on June 3rd. When she got into the breast further she discovered that my breast was full of pre-cancerous cells. She said it was as if someone threw dust in my breast. We talked about all my options and I decided to have a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. My surgery was on August 12th. We got the pathology report back and they found another cancerous tumor. I definitely made the right decision. I have had the saline injecttions 3 times now. I get another one on 9/25. I must say that the expander is so uncomfortable! My breast is so tight. I'm hoping to get my implant by Nov/Dec.
I am truly blessed as I didn't need chemo or radiation. However, I'm now worried about my other breast. My surgeon and oncologist say not to worry but how can I not? They say I have a 1 to 2% chance of getting it in my remaining breast. Easy for them to say, right?
Okay, I know I've rambled on far too long. It's wonderful to find this great place to talk!