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.
That is indeed good news. Glad your docs had good information for you and that you are trusting their advice. This will be behind you in no time. Praying :)ReplyDelete
That sounds like pretty good odds. Hope you can relax and enjoy yourself a bit while you follow the plan.ReplyDelete
To God be the glory! You have been in my prayers today. The news is great, but our God is greater!ReplyDelete
I am happy that you got some good news today. Sounds like you made some good, realistic plans. Hang in there, Marilyn!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you received good news today. Take care.ReplyDelete
I like your odds - that's great news. You have a terrific attitude as well which I believe is a benefit to a full recovery.ReplyDelete
I am a new follower to your blog, but it sounds like you had wonderful news. I agree with Nan. To God be the Glory. Will keep you in our prayers.ReplyDelete
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