Trying to stay positive
This is my first venture in the world of blogging. I was first diagnosed with breast cancer 16 years ago. I was 38 years old. I had a lumpectomy to my right breast followed by radio therapy. I declined chemo as it was early detection and all the lymph nodes removed were clear.
Following a recent routine mamnmogram a suspicious area was found in the left breast and on 4/9/14 after a FNB and a core biopsy was done I was told another cancer has started - same area, different side. Same feelings and emotions came flooding back - why me, not again....
Anyway, it appears to be early stages and was told the cancer has lobular teatures. I will be having surgery (lumpectomy again) on the 16/10/14. I know procedures have changed in 16 years and this time surgery will be targeting the sentinal node only.
I am trying to stay postive and put on a brave face - mainly for my family, but when I have a quiet momemt to myself - I have to admit that I'm scared.
Thankyou in advance to anyone who reads this and responds. I am usually a very pragmatic and very calm person and I know I will be ok - but i guess I just want to be reassured.