Monday, January 11, 2010

Lets try this again....

OK. Had an appointment with my "second opinion" surgeon today. Turns out I actually know who she is and she goes to my church. Because the stupid imaging center that did my MRI did not give me the CD (against their policy???) she only had the written report of the MRI. I ended up with the help of her phone call going to get the CD and bringing it back to her office. She will review it with her own radiologist and get back to me. From the written report it looks like there is more there than originally seen. Two additional highly suspicious masses were seen in the same area as the first. Her next step would most likely be another quick biopsy to confirm it is cancer and then decide on the course of treatment/surgery. She did the gene testing on me but that takes two weeks to get back. I will make a decision before these results are back. I have 3 appointments tomorrow. Two plastic surgeons and one oncologist.

I have decided that this blog will be my place to log information. Feel free to pass it on to others if they are asking about what is going on. I will have the most up to date info on this blog the minute I can get to my computer. I will also try and call as many people as I can but I am so overwhelmed by all of your love and concern it is hard for me to keep up. I will do my best and I hope this helps. I am blown away by all of the people that are supporting us and loving us and praying for us - from close family and friends to extended family and acquaintances. Thank you all so much! We feel all of that love coming our way!

2 comments:

joy said...

i've renamed the shrine. i'll tell you later :)

swest335 said...

Kristen, I read every one of your entries with tears rolling down my face. I am so sorry that you and your family are going through such a difficult time. I know that you will win this battle. I have always remembered you talking about your mom and remember what a strong person you are. I only wish I was closer to help you out. I am praying for you and your family. I am here Kristen if you need anything! You are one amazing girl - I love you and I am praying for you! Sandy