In the spring of this year I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. "My" Team was on it and organized appointments and testing right away. For the first week my Husband and I were at the hospital everyday for appointments and meet and greets. I was scheduled to have surgery within weeks of a biopsy with the tone that it was probably nothing big and could be taken care of shortly after surgery with radiation only followed by taking a pill for 5 to 10 years after that.
I have friends who have just gone through this very experience, one last year with lessor effects and the other friend 4 years ago who had devastating effects. So I felt covered ... you know, when you want to know everything from a-z I have my dream team right beside me.
Then the results started coming in and the news was getting progressively more complicated. My oncologist who has a great sense of humour, thank goodness, stated that "You didn't get away that easily"! Not knowing what to think he did state he was waiting for the gene test for HER2 to come back, but that in the mean time I would have to have another surgery for the lymph nodes.
I met another Doctor who takes care of the hormone aspect of the cancer and she informed me that in fact I tested positive for the HER2 gene. Having read up on it prior to the visit this was a shock to hear. I fall into that category of 20% of breast cancer patients diagnosed with this type.
When I step back from all this I still see a healthy, curious person who loves life and is active within it. So this came at me from left field and is still blindsiding my view somewhat. So I welcome any one who would like to share their journey and look forward to your story.