[Originally posted on Monday, February 27, 2012]
So, this is a big week for me. Tomorrow I am working as I will be going in to have an MRI on Wednesday and then talk to a breast surgeon. I’ve been doing a bit of research into my new cancer diagnosis which in case you are interested is called Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and so the reality of all this is starting to set in. Although I am trying not to jump to conclusions here I do have a family history of breast cancer and I have a strong suspicion that it’s going to be “curtains for the girls” so now I’ve got that in my head it’s a question of trying not to panic. The nice thing is that I am going in for my illiostomy reversal surgery on Thursday and that will be great (did I just say it will be great to have surgery?) I am planning a two week recovery then back to work, so I will have lots of time to research my options on the other thing and meet with other Doctors if need be. Peter is trying to find another job and we are trying to stay optimistic on that front because here we go again on the road to financial ruin. Coming from a country with socialised medicine it just floors me to think how many people go bankrupt because of medical bills, it’s just wrong! Ok, that’s enough dwelling on negative stuff, I am getting rid of this damn bag….HOORAY!