Love for a life time

Shelley Lucas

First post: Mar 28, 2016 Latest post: Jun 29, 2016
Once upon a time God, through His Holy Spirit, told me it was time to schedule a mammogram. Haven't had one in 2-3 years (my choice). I did. Hmmm, got a phone call for a needed "diagnostic mammogram". Sounded a bit more serious, but then again I've known quite a few women who have gotten that call. No need to worry. March 22 2016. My appointment: saw a former housekeeper from work, fun. First the mammogram: pressure on the boob😜. The radiologist wants an ultrasound. Ok I can deal with that. Saw the round dark circle. Yup there is something there. No dark circles noted in my armpit. Yeah! Oh by the way the radiologist wants to do a "biopsy". Ok. We can do it now. Ok. (Oops David is not going to be happy that he is not in this loop yet). Biopsy done. Quite a few "staple clicks". Had fun talking to the staff in the room. Hmmm, my percent of normal results maybe shrinking. Done, steri-

stripped, tegadermed, cold packed given and sent home with instructions. Results in two to three days.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 10:00am. Call from kaiser. Message given with a lot of empathy and concern: you have breast cancer- invasive ductal carcinoma. Unfortunately pathology is yet to be determined. Probably stage 1, no more than stage two. Ok I can handle this. I think, God is with me carrying me. Appointment made for Monday the 28th with the breast care coordinator and Thursday 31st with the surgeon. Yep. Surgery is a given. So that is the news so far. Will update as info comes in.

Fondly Shelley

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