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January 9, 2000 - Just Got the News

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Just got the word - and it's not good news. The tumor was cancer, an "infiltrating ductal carcinoma." It was lodged in the chest wall and about 2"x3" - fairly large. The surgeon is recommending a mastectomy and tells me I will have a "full course" of chemo as well. He's making an appointment for me to see the plastic surgeon on Monday - will have breast reconstruction at the same time as the surgery. My attitude is great - I have so many friends praying for me I know it will all turn out for good. I don't know when the further surgery will take place - probably as soon as it can be scheduled.

I have been doing research since the news on Friday! and have already arranged to get a second opinion - I see that doctor on Tuesday afternoon.

Have received so much love and support and prayers - just wanted to get all of you up to date and on my "team" too! Will keep you updated.

Love you all!


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