Earlier this week, I got some bad/surprising news about my boob cancer (we’ve been spoiled so far!). I had what I liked to call Lumpectomy: The Sequel last Wednesday, and the report came back that there was early cancer cells outside of the range of the original tumor that I got removed back in December. The surgeon thinks it’s been there all along, and we wouldn’t have seen it if we hadn’t gone back in and gone deeper/further away (that’s what she said) from the original tumor. This definitely would’ve lead to “a failed lumpectomy” within months, so thank baby Jesus/Moses that we went through Lumpectomy: The Sequel (such a twist ending!) and found all this. While this’ll allow me to bypass radiation, I’ll still start chemo next Tue (Valentine’s Day! so romantic!) and have a double mastectomy in May (isn’t “double mastectomy” the scariest phrase ever?!).
I gotta admit, I’m scared as hell to go through this procedure and it’s the last thing I wanted/was expecting, but…there’s gotta be upside to this cancer ridiculousness, right? Cue the ukulele!