Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More Cancer

Well this stinks. Dr. Styblo called tonight and said my MRI biopsy results were back. The suspicious area is more ductal carcinoma. This time it's in SITU (meaning it's confined to the ducts). This cancer hasn't progressed as far as the invasive "spiky Skittle", but it's still more cancer.

In other news, I saw the plastic surgeon today to discuss my reconstruction. Dr. Losken's portion of the surgery will take about two hours. We talked only about a lumpectomy (which now will be two lumpectomies to remove both cancerous areas). We didn't discuss the procedure of a double mastectomy, which is still a real possibility. I have genetic counseling on Thursday to see if I have the BRCA genetic mutation. If I'm BRCA positive, I'll likely have the double mastectomy. (Think Angelina Jolie and prophylactic surgery.)

Surgery will probably be in two to three weeks, either May 6 or May 13. It won't happen next week like I'd hoped because the genetic testing takes two-four weeks to come back... And we need to wait for those results to schedule my surgery. The agony! Dr. Styblo got me a stat appointment and put a rush on the results so hopefully it will be May 6. (Last week we weren't even considering genetic testing but because of my young age it's highly recommended. OK then. Sigh.)

In still more news, I developed a hematoma at my MRI biopsy site. It looks like someone dropped a refrigerator on my left girl. And it hurts. And I hurt. I'm sad tonight. 

Tomorrow I hope to put my ice pack aside and enjoy a work outing with the very best administrative staff in the universe. No one works harder than that 12Stone crew. Love my job! It will be a wonderful distraction.

Keep praying. He hears every word.

"For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment." 

2 Timothy 1:7


  1. I know you hurt, I know your scared...my heart aches for you and yours! SOON you will be over the hump and onto recovery. God has this!

  2. Thanks Kelley. When I first read that I thought it said, "you will be over the lump..." I'll be over the hump and the lump. :) Love ya!