Bev, thanks so much for your response (and for your note about my remission...I truly feel wonderful right now and am so thankful to be in remission).
I don't know about the margins...she went in for a biopsy last week and from what I understand, they took the entire lump out by taking a lot of biopsies. Would they be able to determine anything about the margins from biopsies, or would a lumpectomy have been the only way to do that?
I think that she's leaning towards the mastectomy right now.
I've given her the info about healing well and a link to this post, so I hope she's reading. If so, hi to my mother in law and ((hugs)). I hope she'll join. The UC forum helped me tremendously when I was diagnosed.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (currently tapering; 12.5 mg).