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Visit to breast surgeon today and I have to have more surgery.  I probably don’t have a good command of the terminology but the cancer had spread to 2 of 4 axillary nodes so I go back under the knife on November 19.

Chemo will begin about 3-4 weeks after that 2nd surgery and radiation will follow chemo.

I hope that I do not have to hear “everything happens for a reason” anytime soon.  Additionally, I hope not to hear, “you are only given what you can handle” because both of those cliches stink.

Shit happens – often without reason – and right now shit is happening to me.

And again, I am afraid.

Tomorrow morning my breasts will be removed.  As it turns out, some lymph nodes are going to go as well.   The cancer is not confined to my breast.

Today was  a very difficult day at work but right now I feel a sense of calm.  Late this afternoon, while getting injected with radioactive isotopes to make the lymph nodes light up for surgery, I talked to 2 different hospital employees who told me wonderful things about my surgeon.  And the tech who injected the lightning bugs into my breast and then performed the MRI just really put me at ease.  Thanks for that, Morris.  

Dinner, and off to bed ready for my 4:30 wake up call.  Then Hi HO, Hi Ho, off to surgery I go.

Wave bye bye to Rita and Lucy.  May they and their cancer cells leave and never return.Image


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