Friday, December 10, 2010

follow up

Kind of a scary word.
And I have to meet with two of them!
I will be meeting with the medical oncologist on December 29th
and the radiation oncologist on January 3rd.
There is no rush, and I have so many things to take care of before we leave for Florida next week. I didn't want one more thing thrown in the mix.
Now that I've had a few days to process the information, the diagnosis isn't so bad. There are far worse things to have happen than DCIS, and from everything I have read, almost totally curable. My gyn called the other day while I wasn't at home and spoke to Bart for a bit. She had the same diagnosis 15 years ago and has come out of it with no further problems.
So while the diagnosis is 'cancer', I don't really call it 'cancer'. That word gives it too much power. And I want to be the one with all the power.
Remember to get your mammograms!

1 comment:

Jen on the Edge said...

You sound great -- positive, informed, and relaxed. It's nice that things are moving along, but won't actually interfere with your holiday plans.

My last mammo was two months ago, so I'm good to go.