Waiting is awful.  It is like being suspended in a place where your feet don’t touch the ground and you can’t quite reach the ceiling.  You can still move your arms and legs, but you don’t get anywhere.  I had my biopsies on a Friday so you can just double the 24-48 hour waiting period to 3-4 days.  People always wonder:  Which is worse?  Not knowing or hearing bad news.  I can assure you that not knowing is worse. 

The pathology report is back and it isn’t good.  I have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in multiple areas that is Estrogen and Progesterone positive and tested positive for the Her-2/neu protein.  Without surgery results, the Oncologist would say that I have clinical Stage 2 breast cancer.  It sucks to be me!

However, I think we are focusing on the wrong part of the diagnosis.  I’m only Stage 2.  I actually laugh as I say this.  It could have been far worse.  I liked Stage 0.  0 is good.  But I suspected I was Stage 1.  So Stage 2 is going to be a bit more of a challenge, but I’m focusing on the goal line which is cancer free five years from now.