Hi, Maggie, I was diagnosed with breast cancer on Dec. 23, 2011 and had a mastectomy on Jan. 11, 2012. There is a website called beyondtheshock.com that I have been visiting since and it has been so helpful to me during this time. Please visit. You can ask questions and get answers from people who are going through or have been through what you are. There are some really great women on this site! I hope this helps you and good luck to you.