I finally heard from the doctor’s office today. My surgery is scheduled for 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 9th. I will then have a follow up appointment on the 11th see hear about the pathology report. I believe this is when I will find out if my particular cancer is an estrogen receptor cancer, meaning it needs estrogen to grow. Now since I’ve already been through menopause, I don’t know how much I have left. If it is this kind, then I’ll see Dr. Bernstein afterwards to see about going on a non-hormone medication so the cancer won’t come back. He did say that side effects are hot flashes. Great, just when I thought I was over those.
If everything is on schedule then I should be starting radiation on or about April 30th for 5-7 weeks. That should give me about 2 months to get my strength back for my trip (which by the way is in 154 days. 🙂 )