Pre surgery hello
Hello sisters, I have joined the club.
I'm 48, single mum of three, one at uni, VCE and 14yr old at home. Ex around the corner has them for a couple of nights this week so I can study. Very lucky to have him close by.
I'm supposed to be swotting up for three psychology exams this week, but I keep popping in and checking out the inspiring/reassuring posts that you wonderful people put up here. It's tough being diagnosed with something you just don't expect. Thoroughly upends plans for a little while.
I'm in for surgery on Monday, studying for exams is keeping me occupied except when I disappear off into breast cancer info campaigns.
It's a 28mm ductal carcinoma in situ with axillary node involvement. Lumpectomy with axillary node clearance, radiation and chemo for later. Luckily it's my left arm.
You know what I'm really worried about? Whether I'll be able to do that single arm support stand in Pilates ever again. Love that feeling of strength. Have to lose some weight I guess and build up slowly, and readjust expectations after the chemo and radiation settles.