Beth- yea, 49... i was shocked to see that number myself... i hadn't ever heard of that many being taken! they took alot of tissue across where my incision is, but my armpit is normal-looking... they said i wasn't a good candidate for reconstruction because they cut into muscle, or something like that... so i never did do that. of course i am dealing w/lymphedema with my arm, but it's controllable with therapy every few months and using the sleeve . just a little cancer-leftover that i have to deal with! ;-)
hang in there, we're all with you... i read a very pretty card today...it said: "if looking behind you hurts too much, and looking ahead is too frightening, then just look beside you, because I'll be there"
i think that's a great motto for this board!!
Hey, Beth. I do not know what stage I am either, and I have asked the doctor. She just said I was intermediate. I still do not know what tha means, but we all know I will be leaving that facility when radiation ends.