Friday, April 04, 2008

Update on Breast Lump and Node in Neck

I felt so kinky on Monday, I got felt up by a chic while two guys watched. GO ME!!!!

Okay so what really happened is the breast surgeon examined me at my appointment and I could have given a shit less that two med students watched. LMFAO.

The word on the lump in my right breast is that it does NOT look to be a form of breast cancer and is most likely metastatic medullary cancer. We are going to do another scan in three months and go from there on it. Of course, if it IS metastatic MTC then I am the only person this surgeon has known that has had it spread there. I'm going to have to check with my MTC group and see if anyone else has had it though because the folks on the group would know.

As for the the lymph node in my neck, I will be having surgery to have it removed on April 15th. It will be easy compared to my last cancer surgery on my neck so I'm happy.

I'm not going to St Louis at this point because the doctor felt (she's a thyroid & breast surgeon) we would cause more damage than good if we went after the other 12 (?) cancerous lymph nodes in my neck. I already have a ton of scar tissue AND we already know the medullary cancer has spread to my armpits and lungs sooooooooooo no hurry taking out a bunch of little lumps. Same thing goes for the spots in my lungs. It just all stays for now and once they start growing then we'll turn to surgery and maintenance meds.

So all in all a good day. I get to keep what little bitty boobies I got and I finally get this damn thing out of my neck that has been pressing on my carotid artery and causing the mini strokes. I'm a happy camper!

Other than that it has been a pretty quiet week. I wanted to post sooner but I haven't felt too well lately. Nothing big just migraines and little irritating things. I'm going to try to write up a few posts for this and my other blogs within the next few days though so I can start getting into the swing of things again. I miss blogging and miss reading everyone's blogs as well.

Have a great weekend everyone and take care.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've just spend a couple of hours reading all of your posts here and I felt compelled to post a comment. I found your blog when I Googled Dr. L's name (she has not treated my mom well and I want to find my mom another dr). It's weird...I used to live in Valdosta, currently live in Tampa, my mom is a patient of Dr. L's, I have an appointment with my dr tomorrow to talk about next steps about the nodule on my thyroid (I'm guessing biopsy) and just today I finished reading a book about MRSA. Lots of coincidences going on.

Thank you for writing so honestly about your life and the challenges you face. I know firsthand how much it sucks to have to deal with doctors, labs and insurance companies, although I can't even imagine what that's like on top of the health problems you and your kids have.

I'm sending good thoughts your way. Keep on keepin' on.