Hi Lori, glad you found me and thanks to Bev for posting and alert
I read many of the boards and think how lucky I am that I just have to deal with 1st stage Lyme and am curable.
Never once did I think I would be active on any other forumns and within two months here I am on two more....unbelievable.
I wish I had more information about
what was on my mammogram, didn't even think to ask size, but do remember the doctor saying it was small. I have recently last a lot of weight (80 lbs, but needed to lose it, but not thw way it happened I am 5'2" and now 130 lbs, look good, feel lousy
) total lack of appetite and practically living on Ensure.
My metabolic blood tests were OK, just a little low on Vit E-3 so was told to double up and take 2000 IU a day, had been taking 1000. Both my endo and onco are concerned about
the weight loss.
I don't know where I got the idea that with a lumpectomy there would be no chemo/radiation so when the doctor said she was very sure it was cancer I wasn't worried at all. Of course there is a chance that she's wrong and we are both hoping.
I was pleased to get both done on the same day, tried to schedule it, but was told no, too much for me to handle in one...nonsence it wasn't so was pleased when the doctor agreed.
So yes Lori I have a very short wait for both answers.
For anyone facing a thyroid biopsy it's just about
painless and less than 5 minutes. Breast longer probably because they have to go deeper, but not all that bad.
You'll have some bruising and very little pain if any.
I think before surgery I will be having an MRI and bone scan...doctor mentioned both.
Also want to say my last mamogram was in 2005, very foolish of me, but too late for regrets. Ladies don't do what I did. This is one diagnosis I never saw coming.
Lori, it looks like I can go on my trip and thank you so much for replying and sharing your experience.
I'm already packing.