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I'm not sure how, but i managed to delete my account after only one day. So, this is Liz's story 2.0. Thansk to those who already posted good thoughts and wishes. I did get a chance to see them. My apologies to any of you who have to re-read this. I'm going to try to be short. 1. May 19, 2017 - diagnosed with 2 cancerous tumors in my right breast. 2. Spent some time working out the kinks of the pathology and just what we're gonna call those little tumors. First pathologists said "neuroendocrine." Mayo and UW pathologists said, "Nah - just regular, garden-variety breast cancer." (That's really what they said). Me, i'm calling them "little bastards." 3. Lumpectomy was scheduled for Friday, July 14. I thought this was smart as I was sure to be pampered on my birthday (July 15)! 4. Surgeon wanted an MRI of my breast so that, if there was anything else there, he could get it in the same trip. 5. MRI showed another spot; as yet undetermined if it is just a spot or another little bastard. 6. Lumpectomy now postponed. Having a biopsy of the latest spot. Pathology will help determine whether a lumpectomy is still an option or if a mastectomy is the recommended route. Finally, i cannot stress enough the importance of regular check-ups and mammograms. Mine was caught at my yearly mammogram. Not at all palpable as the two tumors are far back near the chest wall. Thanks for putting up with my technological ineptitude. I will keep you all posted as i'm able.