Last month I went in for a regular mammogram, and when I thought I was finished, the radiologist said, "well we need a couple more shots". So I did some more shots, and the radiologist came in and said "well we need an ultrasound". After the ultrasound she came in and said, "Well we need a biopsy. and you are sceduled for 7:30 tomorrow morning." Still thinking it was just some scar tissue I wasn't really worried. But Thursday morning my life changed forever. The results were in, and I had DCIS Breast cancer. And the next thing I knew I was sitting in the surgrons's office and him telling me the size was so large that the only option was a full mastectomy. Struggling to make sense of it all, and hearing about the surgeries, and how they would doother surgery on the other side and try to make things match - it was decided in the long run it would be easier to do a double mastectomy. A later appointment with the plastic surgeon confirmed this as the best shouce for me -----so April 21st I will go in and have a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. Then 2 - 3 months from then I will be able to have my hip replaced, which would have been done the end of April had this not happened. 2 - 3 months after that, I will either have phase 2 of the reconstruction done here, or if I am unhappy with what has been done, I can begin a new reconstruction process at one of several specialty programs in the country that does DIEP reconstruction. That is a procedure not done here. I am still feeling like I am in a dream, and the only thing that keeps me from total breakdown is knowing the Lord has not forgotten nor forsaken me, and that He is with me even in this storm. I have starrted this page in order to keep friends informed, and to make it easier for those who want to help to know what and when our need are. We mostly request prayer,: for ourselves, our medical team, for friends and family who love is and are hurting with us in this time. I pray that i can be a witness to the love of God in the midst of all that happens.
A schedule for visits will be set up once I get closer to my surgery.