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I'm so sorry, Quill.  Hugs and prayers. Stay positive and surround yourself with positive thinking friends and family... Three years ago I was in your shoes and remember the shock of life turning upside down suddenly. But I'm still here and doing well! You will be, too!! Go out and beat it!!

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18 hours ago, Quill said:

Crappy news ahead. I put up a post a bit over a month ago about cysts in the breast because I had a hard spot on Lefty. Well, the hard spot didn’t go away and, if anything, was getting more “organized” in the way it felt. So - in for mammo, which was due anyway. Also a breast ultrasound of Lefty. Then that sucky moment when the radiology doctor comes in to discuss images - never a good sign. He said, “I feel very certain this is not a cyst.” So I scheduled a needle biopsy, which I had last Thursday. Then the anxious weekend, waiting for a report. 

Call came today, on my 24th wedding anniversary and the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (I have impecable timing.) I have Breast Cancer, friends. I will know more after my meeting Wednesday. Thanks for your prayers and healing thoughts. I am prepared to do battle. 

 

Damn it. That sucks.

I’m praying for as best an outcome as possible and that you have lots of loving support to carry you through the hard days to come.

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So even my kids "know" some of you ladies. My dd was bummed for you, even as I am. She's always admired your screen name. We're thinking of you and praying for the best possible outcome.

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So sorry to hear this.

But, silver lining, you will meet many wonderful people on your new journey. Some are doctors and nurses and specialists. Some are fellow patients. And you will BE that wonderful person to many people you meet on your journey. You will face this with your characteristic humor, bad-ass attitude, and humanity. It's ok to be weak and weepy and sad; it's also ok to be confident and strong and proactive...all in the same day.

Welcome to the club no one asked to join. You can do this. 

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Joining you in prayer for the fight!

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Blessings to you, Quill -- May you receive lots of grace each step of the way.  

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I'm so sorry, Quill. I'm 8 years past diagnosis/treatment, and I still remember that horrible, emotion-swirling feeling when you get the diagnosis. Hugs & prayers for you.

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Oh, Quill, I am so sorry. There are many of us on the board who have been through breast cancer and we will be here for you. Hugs.

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I'm so sorry to hear that you have to go through this. I pray that you'll get some good news tomorrow as the battle plan begins to form. We're here for you.

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Oh, love.  

This feels so unfair... I'm sad and angry and disappointed for you.   I know you can do this, but I really wish you didn't have to.   (((Danielle)))

 

As you gird up and prepare to fight through this, I want to encourage you to have the strength to be selfish now... to put yourself first, probably for the first time ever.  You've been giving and caring and tending and feeding and accommodating... and you've been beyond amazing.   For this season, I hope you can let (even demand with your nearest and dearest) others care for you.   Be tough on cancer, but really gentle with yourself.  You deserve it.  

 

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7 hours ago, Eliana said:

Oh, love.  

This feels so unfair... I'm sad and angry and disappointed for you.   I know you can do this, but I really wish you didn't have to.   (((Danielle)))

 

As you gird up and prepare to fight through this, I want to encourage you to have the strength to be selfish now... to put yourself first, probably for the first time ever.  You've been giving and caring and tending and feeding and accommodating... and you've been beyond amazing.   For this season, I hope you can let (even demand with your nearest and dearest) others care for you.   Be tough on cancer, but really gentle with yourself.  You deserve it.  

 

 

Eliana worded this better than I could have. So I'll add that I'm keeping you in my prayers, Quill and I wish I lived closer so I could be there for you in person!

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I keep checking this thread for updates and praying for the doctor to say the cancer can be completely and easily removed. 

 

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Give it hell, Quill. You're tough. You're strong. You're a fighter. And we'll all be here with prayers and good wishes, laughs when you need them, and virtual shoulders to lean on.

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3 minutes ago, Quill said:

Your wish is my command! ?

Initial pathology is very good. For those who like the technical details: Stage 1, Grade 1, ER+ and PR+, HER2-. For the layman: early, slow-growing, most common profile, 95% remission outlook. 

Still on the docket: sentinal lymph biopsy, MRI, genetic workup. Of these, the genetic workup is the slowest report and treatment partially hinges on that. That is a two-week-wait and it hasn’t been done yet. IF those workups don’t reveal unpleasant surprises, I can skate out of this with a lumpectomy and radiation. I’m hoping for this outcome; I do not want to go double mastectomy and reconstruction route unless the baddies lurking in my genes strongly suggest that route. 

Lots of appointments coming up! Feeling positive though and and SO relieved to hear the “slow-growing” and “early” parts of this report. 

Quill- I worked  in Oncology specializing in genomics as my last job before “retiring”. You got a very good report. A very good report considering. I know there is still a way to go, but this is very, very good news. I’m relieved for you. ((((Hugs))))

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So sorry to hear this.  DH's sister is Chief Pathologist.  If you want a second opinion as you go forward, let me know, we get her phone number for you!

I pray that this is another misdiagnosed thing............

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Glad to hear a positive update.  It still sucks,  but it sounds like the best possible scenario given the circumstances.   You got this!

 

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22 minutes ago, Quill said:

Your wish is my command! ?

Initial pathology is very good. For those who like the technical details: Stage 1, Grade 1, ER+ and PR+, HER2-. For the layman: early, slow-growing, most common profile, 95% remission outlook. 

Still on the docket: sentinal lymph biopsy, MRI, genetic workup. Of these, the genetic workup is the slowest report and treatment partially hinges on that. That is a two-week-wait and it hasn’t been done yet. IF those workups don’t reveal unpleasant surprises, I can skate out of this with a lumpectomy and radiation. I’m hoping for this outcome; I do not want to go double mastectomy and reconstruction route unless the baddies lurking in my genes strongly suggest that route. 

Lots of appointments coming up! Feeling positive though and and SO relieved to hear the “slow-growing” and “early” parts of this report. 

 

This is what we were hoping for - if it has to happen in the first place - at least it's a good initial report! Praying for no lymph node involvement and no genetic markers indicating reason for concern.

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18 minutes ago, Nicholas_mom said:

So sorry to hear this.  DH's sister is Chief Pathologist.  If you want a second opinion as you go forward, let me know, we get her phone number for you!

I pray that this is another misdiagnosed thing............

Thanks! I’m sure this goes without saying but as I know you IRL, I’m sure you will notice this is not common knowledge in our community yet. I’m not quite ready to face all the people. ? 

(Irony: when you tell the world wide web something you haven’t told the lady next door...) ?

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30 minutes ago, Quill said:

Your wish is my command! ?

Initial pathology is very good. For those who like the technical details: Stage 1, Grade 1, ER+ and PR+, HER2-. For the layman: early, slow-growing, most common profile, 95% remission outlook. 

Still on the docket: sentinal lymph biopsy, MRI, genetic workup. Of these, the genetic workup is the slowest report and treatment partially hinges on that. That is a two-week-wait and it hasn’t been done yet. IF those workups don’t reveal unpleasant surprises, I can skate out of this with a lumpectomy and radiation. I’m hoping for this outcome; I do not want to go double mastectomy and reconstruction route unless the baddies lurking in my genes strongly suggest that route. 

Lots of appointments coming up! Feeling positive though and and SO relieved to hear the “slow-growing” and “early” parts of this report. 

 

I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes because I feel so relieved for you. I know that sounds so weird considering that you just got diagnosed with something nobody wants and that nobody wishes on their worst enemy, but this is the very best possible news you could have gotten today, and the genetic report seems to be the only real question mark right now. Do you have any family history that would make the genetic aspect more likely?

 I’m so glad you didn’t ignore this and that you got it checked out before it had a chance to grow. I’m hoping there’s no lymph node involvement because you caught it so early.

I’ll keep praying for you every day and sending lots and lots of positive thoughts. (And I won’t even argue with you about purses, I promise!!! ? )

You know we are all here for you whenever you need us for anything. 

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Typos, as always!
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4 minutes ago, Quill said:

Thanks! I’m sure this goes without saying but as I know you IRL, I’m sure you will notice this is not common knowledge in our community yet. I’m not quite ready to face all the people. ? 

(Irony: when you tell the world wide web something you haven’t told the lady next door...) ?

 

Don't feel obligated to tell anyone unless you want them to know. Everyone here on this forum knew all about my dh’s liver transplant, but most of the people we know IRL didn’t know a thing until after he’d had the transplant and we knew he was okay. We just didn’t feel up to dealing with a lot of unsolicited advice and scary horror stories, so it was easier to keep everything to ourselves and only tell a very few select people.

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