Aug 29, 2016 Latest post:
Oct 14, 2016
Welcome to my CaringBridge website. I am using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
This summer I experienced shortness of breath and dizziness during the hot humid weather. I had felt that way before when experiencing heart problems so I went to my primary care doctor who suggested I see a cardiologist. I did and was scheduled for a stress and heart function test. While I am relieved my heart is fine they found a mass on my left breast during the imaging.
I then went to Virginia Piper Breast Cancer Institute where they did mammograms, ultra-sounds and biopsies discovering I have bi-lateral breast cancer. While I have cancer in both breasts they are not the same cancer. Both in the lobes but not one cancer that spread .I am scheduled for surgery 9-8 at Virginia Piper. At this time I am not sure if it will be bi-lateral lumpectomies or mastectomies. I am under-going genetic testing to determine which option will be best. Also I've met with an oncology radiologist since if I have lumpectomies I will have 6 weeks of radiation which may affect my heart.
I have a lymph node that looks suspicious and will be removed.
I am posting this to let my friends and family know what I am going through during this trying time. You may tell others about this site.
I appreciate healing energy sent my way.
If you have questions please let me know here and I will try to answer them.