Today was my follow-up appointment with Dr. Wilde. I was dying to have the bandage off as it was itching so bad and Tylenol doesn’t do anything for itching.
When she came in, she said we had more good news. The pathology from the lumpectomy showed that the cancer was non-invasive so it was verified Stage 0. Funny, I didn’t even realize there was a chance it could be anything different. They took out 2.5 cm of tissue so I’m wondering how distorted my breast will turn out.
I did find out that the cancer is ER positive which means I will have to go on Tamoxifen or something similar to stop it from coming back or appearing in my other breast. In two weeks I’ll see Dr. Wilde again, make arrangements to see Dr. Bernstein (medical oncologists) and Dr. Shimizu (radiology oncologist) and begin the treatments.
I’m just glad I get to finally take a shower and get this orange glow off of me. The one thing I was looking forward to was not having to wear a bra this whole time but apparently I have to wear an extra supportive one. Yippee. 😦