I know a lot of you are waiting for this information. I always like my family to hear this type of information from me first and not from the blog. So, here it goes: There were cancer cells in the skin of the scar that was removed but was within 3 mm of margin. They also found DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ – precancerous cells) within 1 mm of margin. While they usually like more than 1 mm of margin, the surgeon felt that future radiation treatments will take care of that. She is going to run it by the team for a consensus. There were 16 lymph nodes removed and 11 were positive. This means I have Stage III breast cancer. I was hoping for IIB but this is it so this is what we deal with.
Thank you all so much for you love, support, prayers and gifts. I will never be able to tell you how much you all mean to me. I am overwhelmed, awed, humbled by the outpouring of support. I hope that one day I will be able to give back, tenfold, what I have received.