Wednesday, November 9, 2011
What a Day!
WOO, we are WORN OUT after spending the day at Duke, but thankfully, we survived. After spending five hours at Duke and discussing my situation with four doctors, we have a plan: 1) In the next couple of weeks I will have surgery to check my nodes for cancer; 2) Following that, I will have 4-6 weeks of radiation; 3) If ca is present in my nodes, we will "discuss" chemo; and 4) I will also take an estrogen-reducing drug for five years.
If you will remember, my first inclination was to have a dbl mastectomy. However, all four docs felt that was totally unnecessary, considering the small size of the tumor, grade 1, stage 1, non-aggressive, etc. They are the experts, so I will follow their advice. I am ready to get this over with so I can continue living and enjoying life!
Thanks again for all your good wishes, prayers and support...it means a lot. If the cancer returns, I will cross that bridge then. The docs tell me following treatment, there is a 5% chance it will return over a 10-year period. I will take those chances!
God bless you, one and all.