I got the pathology results today, and I wish I could say they were better…
I’ll start with the left side, since that was my “good” side: extensive DCIS, no lymph node involvement, thus stage 0.
As for the right side:
Three areas of invasive cancer were there, ranging in size from 4.5mm to 7mm. Seems pretty small, eh? Well, not small enough.
Fourteen lymph nodes were removed on the right side. Eight of them were positive for cancer cells – 6 were “macro-metastatic” and 2 were “micro-metastatic”. Macro means bigger, or more involvement of the cancer cells. Macro is not good when you’re talking about cancer and lymph nodes.
Up next: CT scan of my chest, abdomen and pelvis, as well as a bone scan (date/time TBD). These will check for any areas of metastatic cancer in my body. To say that I’m terrified is an understatement. To say that I’m pissed off beyond imagination is also an understatement.
I think I’m going to bury my head in the sand until I get the results of those scans though.
Please keep the positive thoughts and prayers a-comin’…clearly I need them!!!