Met with the Oncologist Today....
I am so grateful for incredibly early detection - which in my case could ONLY have been caught by my desire to have a breast reduction. My cancer was so small it would not have even been felt for years and was not picked up by a Mammogram and advanced Mammogram the week before my reduction surgery. The additional DCIS (which sounds like there was quite a bit of) was also not picked up on by the MRI I had after my diagnosis of DCIS.
Just like every other battle or challenge that life places in my path I take it head on with the attitude of "life happens" and just deal with it the best I know how to. I could not have done this without the loving support of my husband (first and foremost) and my family and friends. Mike has been my rock and the most supportive of my extreme decision to remove my breasts before cancer would take me down a whole different path. Like I have stated all over this web site (two things) "you are not alone" and "my life is not consumed by fear; it is empowered by choice." I listened to my body and made the choice that was right for me and not for anyone else. Never give up hope and never give up the fight!
I plan to continue to write about my reconstruction process out here, but was super excited to post this and wrap this cancer SHIT up!!