So, leading up to today was pretty scary but walking though it was very hopeful.
Believe it or not, the oncologist (Dr. Sarhill) had good news for me. First off, he was very straightforward and to the point. Before I could ask any questions, he had answered a lot.
By his observation, he believes I’m at Stage 1 (maybe Stage 2). We won’t know until they test the tumor.
After the lumpectomy and testing, I have two choices.
1. Have a mastectomy and be done with it,
2. Have radiation 5 days a week for 6 weeks, which would start mid April.
So far, I’m going for option 2. The radiation isn’t like it used to be, so I’ll be able to work through treatments.
I cannot tell you the silent worry I had going into this appointment. All of that worry was washed away by the knowledge that came out of his mouth. I just needed to hear it.
I’m finally excited to get this journey on to the next step!