Six years ago you all were so supportive as I went through a mascectomy with chemo & radiation. Now just one month past the magic six year anniversary from that diagnosis I have another primary in the other breast! This was discovered by a routine mamagram - unlike the first episode this one can't be felt at all.
Good news is that this is much smaller - only 7.5 mm when the other one was 40mm so things are quite different this time - I could have a lumpectomy with follow-up radiation then tamoxifen or opt for a mascectomy alone with no radiation/tamoxifen. Am considering my options with this at the moment. both options involve sentinal a node biopsy.
Has anone else on the board had a double whammy? I am wondering what the odds are of this but in my view its better to have another primary than have secondaries.
Anyway have caught up with some of your news on the board - so sorry to hear about Cathi - I really admire her spirit and am gald she is in such a lovely place with her family close by. I remember she was so keen on quilting.
MK my birthday sister - so sorry to hear about Chuck but hope that the pain is more controllable now - you have been through so much what with yourself, Caroline and now your dear DH. My thoughts are with you all.
DH & I have just come back from a lovely break in the Cook Islands. I love swimming in the warm water and snorkelling amongst the brightly coloured fish.
Last year we went to Canada/Alaska - From Vancouver to Rocky mountaineer to Bamff then coach tour back to Victoria Island then flew to Fairbanks and coach /rail accross Alaska to Anchorage - then seven days at sea doing the inside passage back to Vancouver. It was a magical holiday and was well worth waiting for. The year before we went to Los Angeles (Disneyland & all that!) then to Denver to watch our then 16 year old grandson compete in the barbershop chorus competition. That too was a wonderful experience. Grandson's chorus is preparing to compete next month at Anaheim and they hope to do even better this time and get in the top 10.
Its winter here in New Zealand and it has come early - snow is everywhere and we even got a few flurries where I live in Wellington - All you in the northern hemisphere will be basking in sunshine lucky you!