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Update On Me..Dakota

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Hi everyone, I know in my last post I was wondering about margins and such, well I got my answer from my local Breast Surgeon. He told me that because of an extensive breast reduction and where the tissue sample was taken from, it didn't leave him a great deal of room to do the surgery and they weren't sure if the BC was just in that one area, also I don't need any MRI or other tests because I am having a bilateral mastectomy done. They're sending me to Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia to have the surgery and also be reconstructed. I know that my decision is right for me and my husband agrees that I have to do what is best for me. I have my appt on December 21st to see both Dr's the same day. I'll know more then, but I'm sure my surgery will be early next year.
I know someone that has gone there, and they said that I'd be in great hands that the center is just wonderful and the people are so compassionate.

Well, I'll keep you updated.

Hugs { }

Dakota aka Deborah

camul's picture
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that you made the decision and are going to have the surgery and treatment at a facility that you trust. Write down any questions you have, even if you think they seem silly, bring the list with you and check it off. You will enjoy the holidays so much more if you don't have questions hanging over your head.

Best to you and your family. It was a hard decision and it means so much to have your families support.

New Flower
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Good luck with your appointment . I am glad that you have made your decision and your hubby is accepting it. You have a very good local team I hope you will get a better one at Chase Fox
Please keep us posted
New Flowet

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Thank you for updating us! Wishing you the best of luck with your surgery!

Hugs, Debby

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Megan M
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I'm glad you came to a decision Deborah. Good luck to you and Merry Christmas!

Hugs, Megan

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I am having a crappy time right now and it was so nice to hear you are onto your treatment plan! It sounds like you are at peace with your decision and trust your health care team. Glad hubby is on board supporting you,too!

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My only suggestion ... would be to have a list of questions, comments or concerns written
up on the day of visit. Also, please borrow, or purchase a tape record. Ask if your
visit can be recorded -- this way, you can review over, over, and over again what was
discussed, offered as viable options and decisions made.

You may have more questions for your new doctors once you get home and review your
visit via recorder -- however, it is my humble opinion, that you may become more
aware of what is happening, why it is happening -- and you will be more at peace
with treatments, or upcoming surgeries.

Gentle hugs, and best of luck.

Vicki Sam

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Alexis F
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Deborah, thanks for letting us know when your appointments are and I will be sending you lots of positive thoughts and hugs then and now.


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Wishing you good luck on the 21st. Post to update us when you can.

Hugs, Jan

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