Someone once said that it is scary to go into a battle when you know nothing about your enemy,not their strategies, their weapons, defense and so on. I really believe that is true, and that is why we have felt such incredible fear lately. We knew that we had to fight cancer again but... didn't know any details of size, growth, type or anything else, so finally tonight we got the long awaited call. I am so tired that I will try to make this short and hopefully be able to at least inform you of what we are up against. I need to remember that you don't need or probably want to know ,all the numbers and figures that they gave us tonight and so I will try to summarize it.
We received good and bad news tonight, but we felt more good than bad. I guess with all the surprises and stats that we had, we thought the worst was ahead of us, so in some ways, it seemed a bit hopeful. (haven't said that word of a while) So here at the notes and I will try to explain them.
* the lump node that they did the biopsy on and were almost sure was positive for cancer WAS NOT (good)
*the two tumors were smaller than they originally measured (good)
*both tumors are what they call ICTIS cancer, that just means that they have spread past their cell was and have infiltrated the breast tissue (bad)
*The number of how fast the tumor is spreading, is lower than they expected it to be (good)
*the possibility and probability of losing the breast is high (BAD)
The Dr and the radiologist were so surprised at the results, so we are grateful that it wasn't worse, can't believe I am even saying this! I must be feeling a bit better. So for this week we need to now set up appts with 2 surgeons and 2 oncologist's, after we leave their office we will at least be more informed and hopefully better prepare to make certain choices.
Thanks so much for all your calls, faith, prayers, hope,trust and meals, not sure what we would do without you? I need to run and get some sleep. We love each of you and appreciate you too!
Take care and remember this quote that a friend sent me today...
"ISN'T IT AMAZING HOW THE LENGTH OF HOURS AND DAYS EXPANDS OR CONTRACTS WITH THE STATE OF YUOR HEART!"
So true, we love ya!
Lynn, Jeff and kids