My New Journey

This year after I had my yearly mammogram, I got a letter stating that there was an area of concern on my test and to reschedule another mammogram.
I did just that and had more test plus a sonogram. I think I knew then what I was in for, but of course I was in denial. They scheduled a biopsy and I had to wait a couple of days for my doctor to call back with the results. Waiting was bad enough but when the doctor said it was malignant I went numb. I was sick and shaking all over but some how I kept it all together. I listened to everything he said. The tone in his voice was awful.
My husband is a cancer survivor. He has gone through a lot and he knew exactly what to do. As soon as I hung up with that awful phone call my husband called his cancer doctor. He got me an appointment four days later with his surgeon.
It was a whirlwind of testing and I had the lumpectomy right away. The prognosis is good. It's not aggressive, but I'm in limbo-land recovering from the surgery and waiting once again on the test results.
I was so happy to be able to see my husbands doctors. We have dealt with them for about 8 years. They are wonderful people and I trust them.  I think I'm doing really well. I'm positive. I know I'm on a new journey. The waiting part is the worst, because I won't know what type of treatment I will have to go through until the test results come back.
I believe they got it all and now everything else is just to make sure.

I decided to wait to post this until I found out more information on the treatment. Good news is I don't have to do chemo but I'm doing radiation and then I will have to take a pill for five years. A pill is better then chemo but there is still a list mile long on the side effects of this pill. 

I'm on a new journey in life and it's ok. I'm ok. Actually I feel good now that the cancer is gone. I think that for the past year that disease was growing in me and making me feel awful. It's amazing how much better I feel.
I'm sticking to my art and creative life now more then ever,
But bare with me while I go through this new journey.
Thanks and God Bless.

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