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Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.
Greetings loved ones! I decided to use this important website to let you know about my progress and how you can help support me through my treatment for breast cancer.
I went to get my overdue mammogram before I left for Germany for a work assignment. Once I did that there was a flurry of medical activity that included a sonogram, more mammograms and five biopsies. A few days before I left on the trip the radiology oncologist called to say the first biopsy indicated I had stage two breast cancer.
While I waited for the results I decided to go to Germany to learn more about treatment and to prepare for surgery. I had excellent acupuncture treatment with Ying Cao to build up my immune system.
I returned in three weeks and met with my surgeon, Jennifer Plunkett. We decided on a lumpectomy and removal of some lymph nodes. I had the surgery on the morning of Monday Oct 3rd and returned home that evening. I am recuperating at home and doing very well. My energy is low and I am a little sore but feel optimistic because Jennifer called to let me know that the tumor was smaller than they first measured and that she got it all.