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    Gerbil61 posted an update

    Well today I learned that my short term disability was only approved for 1 week. I have been recuperating for 4 weeks returning to work on Jan 7. Another thing I have to worry about. I will need 33 radiation treatments at $20 per treatment. WOW! Whats a girl to do. I'm sure it will work out.

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    Gerbil61 posted an update

    I saw the oncologist today. No Chemo needed, 6 weeks of radiation.

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      SusanK

      This is excellent news!! Although you will be running to radiology nearly every day for six weeks, you can "X" those days off the calendar and see the end of your treatment coming. I hope all goes smoothly for you.

      over 8 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      Thats good to hear, that will be easier than the chemo.

      over 8 years ago
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    I had a lumpectomy on Wednesday, December 5. Surgery went well, now the waiting begins for the pathology report to determine what stage and further treatment. I had some pain but mostly lots of nausea. I will see the Oncologist on Tuesday to determine further treatment. For some reason I thought this would be a quick process, sort of like a virus take some meds and it would be over. Maybe that's part of the disease "denial". I've learned that radiation can be for 4 weeks for 5 days then Tamoxfin (spell?) for 5 years.

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      GregP_WN

      Hope that turns out well for you. It's always a "hurry up and wait" type thing waiting on results.

      Let us know how you do!

      over 8 years ago
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    I am sitting at my desk and the phone rings and it's the nurse, Ms. Thorpe, we need you to come in and retake your mammogram plus have a breast sonogram. WHAT. She repeats herself and sets up the appt for a week later. After the repeat mammogram and sonogram the radiologist reads the films and informs me the there are some calcifications on my left breast. WHAT. After the stereotactic biopsy, I get the results days later. WHAT WHAT. That seems the only word I can muster. I am still in a fog, I am between extreme sadness and hopeful. Don't get me wrong I am very THANKFUL that this disease was caught early. I believe my faith in GOD will bring me through, but I'm still human.