Thursday, April 03, 2008

Update on Breast Lump and Node in Neck

I felt so kinky on Monday, I got felt up by a chic while two guys watched. GO ME!!!!

Okay so what really happened is the breast surgeon examined me at my appointment and I could have given a shit less that two med students watched. LMFAO.

The word on the lump in my right breast is that it does NOT look to be a form of breast cancer and is most likely metastatic medullary cancer. We are going to do another scan in three months and go from there on it. Of course, if it IS metastatic MTC then I am the only person this surgeon has known that has had it spread there. I'm going to have to check with my MTC group and see if anyone else has had it though because the folks on the group would know.

As for the the lymph node in my neck, I will be having surgery to have it removed on April 15th. It will be easy compared to my last cancer surgery on my neck so I'm happy.

I'm not going to St Louis at this point because the doctor felt (she's a thyroid & breast surgeon) we would cause more damage than good if we went after the other 12 cancerous lymph nodes in my neck. I already have a ton of scar tissue AND we already know the medullary cancer has spread to my armpits and lungs sooooooooooo no hurry taking out a bunch of little lumps. Same thing goes for the spots in my lungs. It just all stays for now and once they start growing then we'll turn to surgery and maintenance meds.

So all in all a good day. I get to keep what little bitty boobies I got and I finally get this damn thing out of my neck that has been pressing on my carotid artery and causing the mini strokes. I'm a happy camper!

Other than that it has been a pretty quiet week. I wanted to post sooner but I haven't felt too well lately. Nothing big just migraines and little irritating things. I'm going to try to write up a few posts for this and my other blogs within the next few days though so I can start getting into the swing of things again. I miss blogging and miss reading everyone's blogs as well.

Have a great weekend everyone and take care.

12 comments:

CyberCelt said...

OMG, girl, I will be praying for a healing with a feeling. You are a brave woman to share your experience with others.

God bless. Angels all around you.

It's Paula! said...

So happy to get an update. I'll be praying on the 15th. I pray for you every day but extra ones on that day too. Thanks for making me laugh too. :-)

Meg_L said...

no trip to St. Louis? Good for you, but I'm sad.

Good luck with the surgery and keep us informed.

TheHMC said...

STupid migranes.

And stupid cancer.

I'm glad to hear that it's not breast cancer and that the ta-ta's can stay. That's good news. I'm not happy to hear that this stuff can't just leave you alone though :(. How you stay so positive through it all is beyond me.. but we know that I'm a big cry baby lol.

Love ya lady, and I'll be looking forward to hearing more from you for a long time to come. Hugs.

Killlashandra said...

Glad to hear good news. :) I visited St. Louis once, the arch is NOT all it's cracked up to be so I don't think you're missing anything at all there. ;)

A Little Revolution said...

I am glad to hear the good news. We'll keep praying for you.

mauniejames3 said...

OMG how brave you are...and by the by...all kids are heathens...I wish you the best of luck and I promise to keep you in my prayers..
aren't you great to still have a sense of humor...good luck.....

Kristian Liebrand said...

Hey thank God that its not breast cancer.I feel its ok that the two guys have seen your breast , you should be any other patient to them.

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I'm glad to hear that it's not breast cancer and that the ta-ta's can stay. That's good news.

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Ya me too I'm glad to hear that it's not breast cancer and that the ta-ta's can stay. That's good news. I'm not happy to hear that this stuff can't just leave you alone though :(. How you stay so positive through it all is beyond me.. but we know that I'm a big cry baby.

Sandra Prangenberg said...

By the grace of God you are lucky that you dont have breast cancer.I think thats bad on the part of medical guys who do such things with their patients.

Polina said...

good news it's not a breast cancer. all my best wishes sent your side.
get better, please