June 18. 2015 = Dr. Gelin in Floral City ( Blood Panel )
" 19. " = Dr. Gelin called me personally
" 24 " = Mammography and Ultrasound in Inverness
" 29. " = Biopsy by surgeon Dr. Pham
July 06. " = Results delivered by Dr. Pham:
Infiltrating lobular carcinoma with extensive lobular carcinoma in situ component, 2,5 cm ( one inch) in diameter. Cancer cells are ER positive ( Estrogen Receptor positive).
July 10. 2015 = Blood panel and EKG in Inverness
" 15. " = Technical tests and Surgery in Citrus Memorial Hospital
I had opted for bilateral mastectomy.
Surgery went good, waking up no problems, but I was kept there for one night for observation. I did not want opiate pills for pain and was allowed to refer to my all-time remedy Ibuprofen to take as needed. Not much pains at all, only tiredness and feeling drained.
My husband Dieter did and still does the necessary housework. Thanks !
July 20. 2015 = Post-0p exam by Dr. Pham, drainages were working good.
" 24. " = Drainages were pulled by nurse under observation of
" 31. 2015 = Dr. Pham
August 14. '05 = Dr. Pham - -- -SHE RELEASED ME WITH THE NEXT APPOINTMENT SCHEDULED IN ONE YEAR!!!!!!!! hurray !
On July 31. I will be prescribed Tamoxifen, a long-term hormone pill for prevention of further cancers. When Dr. Pham told me that, I was originally against it, but one entire day researching the internet convinced me otherwise. I am prepared, and I think my overall excellent condition will keep the side effects low - at least I hope it and I will deal with it. I also support my system by watching the sugar and carbs intake. Cancer cells live on Glucose!!!
Herein I want to take the opportunity to thank all my facebook friends for their loving support. They kept up with my postings there, uplifted me and brought me joy and the certainty that friends are a shoulder to lean on.
My relatives in Germany give me kisses and hugs through emails and phone calls....I thank you too - and I am glad that we live in modern times, where
connections can be made easily - even over the seas of the world.......
I live my life as usual, never cried about the diagnosis or even felt threatened. I laugh with the neighbors and make jokes about my now flat chest.
I never liked Bra's anyway..........................................