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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 9/18/2005 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Evening Everyone:
Well I had a diagnostic mammo on Thursday (ordered by my surgeon before a six month check-up) and they ended up taking pictures three different times and from different angles.  I wasn't the least bit concerned as a mammo done in April was absolutely benign with no increase in calcification.  Well, get this as I was waiting for the dx on the films, the breast health nurse and the tech that took the film came in, practically sat in my lap, and told me I needed to see the surgeon quickly, and oh yeah, take the films with me.  Well I am one of those people that has a definite no enter space around me and I was immediately anxious.  I called the doctors office on Friday and they are seeing me tomorrow at 8:30 am.  The doc is coming in early to see me. Anxiety up one more notch. 
I, of couse, have been doing all the research I can about microcalcifications.  I was really hoping for macro, but the word micro continually shows up in past reports.  DCIS is another acronym that I really did not want to learn about.  The thing is, if this microcalcification needs biopsied and it is small cancer, it is a new ball game for me.  My last cancer in the right breast was non-traditional and is gone, never to return or go to the normal breast.  So ladies, I really need to lean on all of you.  I am not afraid or faint of heart over all the possibilities but I am not comfortable with not knowing the who, what, when and where of it all.  I know you will help me.  One of the many things that bothers me is that I just finished with the reconstruction (it took two years) on the right with a little tweeking needing to be completed in November!!!!! I am do sick of it all and I have had it easy.  I need a quick kick in the bum.
Please keep me in your thoughts tomorrow and prayers will be appreciated too.  I will keep all of you posted.
Love and hugs,

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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   Posted 9/18/2005 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   

So sorry that you have to be handed this worry. I will be right there beside you tomorrow...........hope that you have someone to physically be there with you too. I think that the PCE should be called upon.

Hugs and Love,
^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^ ^j^
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"

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   Posted 9/19/2005 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
And Miss Candy you have kept this all inside since Thursday??? Why didn't you say something sooner and we could have given you cyber hugs while you waited and worried? By now you have seen your doctor and may have some answers. I am praying that all is going well and will look for your post. Hugs MK

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   Posted 9/19/2005 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Candy, First you had no business not telling us. Second, didn't you think you could find someone else this happened to? It is very possible that I will need to drag you up behind the barn and have you dance to the tune of a peach switch. (Not only do I have a barn, but I have a peach tree.)

Four years after the first dx (the two years of treatment from hell), I had microcalcifications on the remaining breast. I did not have reconstruction done on the right side because of the multitude of problems there. I did, however, have surgery to replace all of the gangrene so it vaguely resembles a teeny breast. The dr who read the mimmagram (1/2 of a mammogram) showed me the sites and urged me to go to the surgeon. In fact, she had called him and he was waiting to see me.

This was the breast that had had the surgery to make it smaller, a perfect size B. I don't know what decisions you will make about this but I took a very hard stand about it. At the biopsy, I told the surgeon that if it was cancerous that I didn't care to sit in his office and listen to a list of options. He could just have his nurse call me and tell me what day they would be doing the mastectomy.

I had the biopsy on Monday, Tuesday his nurse called and Wednesday was the second mastectomy. I was adamant that he save my port though. He said that it might not be possible but I told him that I had every faith in him. He saved it. I did learn that it was not a recurrence, that it was a different form of bc, a new primary site.

The surgeon wanted me to go through another round of chemo as a preventative, but my Mitchell had just passed away so I refused it.

You can get through this. You are one tough little lady. Just keep fighting back because you just don't know what this disease is planning on doing next.

Hugs are all around you and I know Joyce will be piloting the PCE. I'll tell Cruella today that she'll be playing stewardess again. We do need to watch her with the chocolate. She claims she isn't eating all of it but the dark stains on her feathers and the little chocolate drool in the corner of her mouth tell otherwise.

Hang in there. You know that everyone here is with you and everyone here loves you.

Love, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 9/19/2005 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
So sorry you have all this worry going on again, Candy! You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted, and try to do something that will help you relax and take your mind off of everything!

The finger of God touches your life when you make a friend.
----Mary Dawson Hughes---

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   Posted 9/19/2005 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Candy,you are not alone in this you have alot of people who care about you .I will be there with you tomorrow to decorate the room in pink feathers HUGS, Tammy

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   Posted 9/19/2005 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck Candy. Thinking of you!
There are no wrong turnings, only paths we did not know we were meant to take - Guy Gavriel Kay

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   Posted 9/19/2005 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Candy, I just hate this roller coaster this darn bc makes us ride! {{{{{{MEGA HUGS}}}}} to you sweetie. I will pray this is nothing but a pork chop bone and be thinking of you all time. You and your DH are my "cruisin' buddies" and I really enjoyed that!
You hang in there hon, and we will be there with pink feathers flying all over the place!
Love you, Gail
"Inside this body lies that of a skinny lady.  But I can usually shut her up with chocolate.".

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