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A Debbie A Day
Jun 21, 2016 Latest post:
Jul 25, 2016
Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. We are happy you are here! This is my story...
In the Spring of 2016, I had a mammogram that came back inconclusive. When I went back for a second mammogram, they found something that needed further testing. An ultrasound and a biopsy later, they concluded it was Stage II breast cancer.
After several weeks and long meetings with surgeons and oncologists, we gained a better understanding of what we were dealing with. Now we needed to come up with the best action plan for my particular type of cancer. I will be receiving a chemotherapy treatment once every three weeks for a total of 6 rounds. This will shrink the cancerous tissue so that I will hopefully only need a lumpectomy. I will then have radiation for a month and then six more rounds of a lesser Chemo. While my type of cancer is aggressive, they have excellent treatments to fight it and my prognosis is good. Unfortunately, I will loose my hair along the way but hopefully not my sense of humor, which is something I will need when my head looks like a cue ball! Besides as many of you know, I spend way too much time on my hair. Just think of how my schedule will open up!