Dear friends and family--
As most of you know, I have had some recent screenings which revealed some potential issues...which led to more in depth screenings...which led to a couple of biopsies that were done about a week or so ago. I received the results about a week ago...Several of you have messaged me wanting to know the results and I didn't want to share until I had a little more info. I hope you understand...
I didn't receive the Best news but I didn't receive the Worst news either and for that I am SO thankful! The biopsies revealed some atypical cell mutation with cursury cancer cells. This type typically goes undetected until it reaches later stages...Lucky for me, mine is the first stage (which is a slow growing stage). It is not interductal like most breast cancer. It is located deep in my breast and in part of my chest wall. I will be having surgery. The surgeon will remove a portion of my breast tissue and the tissue connected to my chest wall. That tissue will then get sent off to pathology and it will be determined if I need further treatment. Dr. feels confident that it is early so odds are extremely good that the cells will not have reached the outer tissue. If that's the case, then no further treatment will be necessary other than watching this "hot spot" closely to be sure it doesn't return.
Dr. also cleared me to continue my plans and travel to California for CHA...He couldn't understand why I was so excited just to go on a "business trip"...haha!!!
My surgery will be a day surgery with about a one week recovery time. I will have to keep my left arm immobile while I heal...probably just a week or so. Nothing I can't handle...I'm right handed so it should be a breeze! I was informed today that the surgery has been scheduled for Tues. 1/22 at Zale Lipshy University Hospital at UT Southwestern in Dallas. I will have to go in to the Cancer Center on Mon. 1/21 for some pre-op stuff (they will be inserting some radioactive markers to mark the affected tissue)...My hubby is curious to see if I will glow in the dark afterwards...he tries to be funny (not)...LoL!
I know that God has a plan for me and this is all part of his plan. I intend to "embrace" it with a positive attitude!
I have already met some amazing people on this journey...and I am so thankful to have found it early. Dr. told me that new stat's (rapidly rising)...show that roughly one out of every four to five women will be affected with some form of breast cancer...and the BEST protection is EARLY detection...SO PLEASE dear friends, don't be like I was and constantly putting off those mammograms!
I love you all and I would appreciate your continued prayers!
...but know this...I am good and all is well! This won't slow me down a step...I have so much stuff planned for us all to enjoy in 2013! Now, I've got to go pack for my trip...
Love and Big Hugs to you all!
Blessings to you!
Miss Tracy :)
Miss Tracy :)