I have been a silent participant in the online network so far - really valuing the insight and experience of those who are further on the breast cancer journey (more like a magical mystery tour) than I am.
I am in my 50's and was diagnosed in February. I had a wide local excision in March for 25mm Gr 2 IDC and 26 mm DCIS and have now had advice of a positive margin which involves a very small amount of DCIS. I have elected to go for a re-excision and that will not happen till late May.
I know I am lucky as I have no node involvement and no metastases but I still feel anxious about the delays and the impact on my family.
I run my own business and am the sole earner. It is so hard to know what to say to my clients - will I be available in May or not? Will I be available in June/July or not?
I have been inspired by the posts I read on this network and I hope that by reaching out I can both contribute to others and hear words that can help me get through this OK.