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.