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Jun 29, 2007
I got my biopsy results fully explained by the breast treatment team at one of the local cancer centers ~   invasive ductile carcinoma. 

I am asking for reikii, prayers for strength to make informed decisions as I stretch my energy envelope while undergoing a massive number of pre-surgical testing and consultations.

The tests started today after a long consultation yesterday with the breast cancer surgical & support team at Robert Packard's Gutheri Clinic. My testing schedule is insane, but since it is a 40 minute drive to the center, the grouping makes sense. Thankfully, they have valet parking as my Mother could not accompany me if they did not as the parking lots are spawling and difficult for a healthy, younger person, much less a lady in her 80's with neuropathy issues.

Today started with prep for the CT scan for metastises today followed by much needed small meal and then a consult with endocrinologist regarding a number of issues that could affect surgical risks. I am glad to be home with the kitties right now.

Monday I have a lot of fasting blood work and then learn about plastic surgery reconstruction options.
 
Tuesday is loooong ... 7:30 AM injection of nuclear medicine; 8:15 consult with radiological oncologist; 10:15 nuclear MRI of both breasts to look for 'missed areas of concern'.... finally a bone scan of entire body !! NOT a bone density, but to look for issues that will be important in deciding my chemo/radiation therapy options....


Finally, Thursday I meet with the surgical team again to evaluate the options available to me, anesthesia included as I have malignant hypothermia that caused me to :code: on the table last 2 surgeries I had.



I will try to come into the C2 Community as I am able, even if it is only to read blog comments and do my daily clicks. Hopefully, once I know what direction I am choosing to go, life will become less stressful!

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