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First Name
Dottie

State/Province
IL

Country of Residence
United States of America

Postal/Zip Code
60441

Health Interests
Cancer

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Aug 30, 2018 · A whirlwind in Breast Cancer

Your story, courage, strength and faith is truly amazing and very inspirational. God bless you and thank you. The absolutely very best to you

Aug 29, 2018 · A whirlwind in Breast Cancer

Thanks much. Nice knowing someone "Get's it"! I appreciate the recommendations as well.

Aug 28, 2018 · A whirlwind in Breast Cancer

Hi. My name is Dottie. I was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer 03/27/2018 (DCIS one side, invasive ductal the other). It's been a blur since. Numerous tests, biopsies and physician visits. Treated for three months with Anastrozole. Underwent bilateral mastectomies 07/16/2018 with immediate reconstruction / placement of tissue expanders. Recovered quickly physically and returned to work two weeks post op. Told margins clear. One positive lymp node out of four. Told I needed chemo by my medical oncologist. Asked for other options. Sent for CT's chest, abdomen and pelvis. Come back good. Pathology sent out for Onc type test. Result 13. Told low risk no chemo. Now she wants me to see radiation oncology. Have had three expansions. Just feeling overwhelmed like I'm doing everything asked of me and it never ends. Just ready to start my recovery and seems there is just one more thing I have to do. Trying to stay strong and positive but there are days I'm ready to say I'm done. Sorry so long winded. First time I have had a chance to get this out. Thank you for letting me vent.