My oncotype test came back and I will not have to go through chemo, which is a major relief to me.
Looks like it will be just radiation and endocrine therapy.
So I have a lot to be thankful for as thanksgiving approaches.
I have been going through a bit of mourning for my old pre-cancer self and body but I know I will be happy with my new breasts once the scars are not quite so gruesome and once the swelling has subsided. I think on this cancer journey we all have moments where we need to let the sadness out and mourn, and then carry on.
Thank you all for being here and being you.
A song Ive loved for decades but have listened to a lot recently.
Hope you guys might enjoy this song and video as well.
No BRCA but still tons of breast cancer in the family.
Everywhere, even on my TV, which shocked me, for meds targeting breast cancer or products for post surgery.
Love this song and I have been listening to it non-stop lately. It has special significance for me right now. Im sure we all have times when this song speaks for us.
And medical stuff my goodness, test results can be wrong (thats why lab tests that seem alarming are pretty much always repeated) and also without having that medical degree, we are going to be mistaken 99% of the time when we look things up.
I totally understand that urge to look things up though.
From my experience, and this is just anecdotal so its worthless, but for me, when a lab result or test has been troubling, the doctor calls immediately and discusses results with you.
For example, when my biopsy showed cancer, the doctor called me at home before she even posted the results to my chart.
Even with something less worrisome like my cholesterol being higher than recommended, the doc has staff call me to come in asap and discuss the results.
So in my experience, that is what doctors do when stuff is a little or a lot worrisome.
If no panicky sounding doctor has called, I wouldnt worry until I got told by the doctor to worry.
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