Thank you for the pep talk...I hope it helps you as much as it did me this morning.
If you name here is any indication of where you live we are not all that far apart..I live in Southeastern Washington.
I have an appt with the surgeon on the 14th and am sooooo hoping I will have more information then. It does sound like we are in about the same boat with all this, other than I havent made any decisions between the lumpectomy or mast. I as well am smaller breasted and from everything Ive read it sounds like I might not have a choice anyway.
When my primary dr. measured with a tape measure she said it was approx. 2 cm but no one has told me the size after any of the other tests that have been done.
I think after this next appt I will feel somewhat better armed to deal with this (or at least I sure hope so). Everyone keeps asking me if there is anything they can do and its hard to not know what to tell them when they ask questions.
I will keep you in my thoughts and YES, we will get through this
PS, the Dr here that did my recon has retired, and there are others here. I just would still go out of town if it was me. Just not as big of town as Spokane and Seattle.
Post Edited (postal2) : 11/12/2006 2:46:48 PM (GMT-7)
I want to welcome you here as well. We are the same age. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma 2 years ago. I live in the Los Angeles area. I'm glad you and Diane will be going through this at the same time. I had a couple of people that were close in treatments and it really helps. You have gotten some great advise already. These ladies are gems and helped me tremendously. Whenever you need us, we'll be here.