This is what I know about my current situation:
-I got a mammogram several weeks ago.
-There were a few spots found in my left breast that might be considered problematic, so I needed a second mammogram.
-After the second mammogram, the spots were seen as non-cancerous but due to family history, a biopsy was recommended.
-On that same day, I got a stereotactic breast biopsy which removed two samples from the problematic area.
-Two days later, I got the results: the cells in that area were abnormal and if they began to divide, they could become cancer. The word used was “pre cancer”.
-I met with a breast specialist and the plan of action is to remove the problematic area. I’ll have an evaluation on the 12th of February and surgery will be scheduled sometime in the future.
Yes, I’m terrified. I am absolutely frightened out of my mind. But I am grateful that this was caught before it could become something a lot worse. Better that I deal with it now than hear the words, “You have terminal cancer that has metastasized.” Yeah, that would be far, far worse.
Still frightened, though. I’ve never had surgery before so I have no idea what to expect. I’m sure there will be drugs involved. Drugs and a scalpel.
Wish me luck on this. I’m gonna need it.