My Holy Shit Day!

This may be the first time I have ever done a double post.  I received my Pathology report today finally.  I must start with there was NO cancer as expected Thank God!  With that said, it was also a very scary call.  As I stated earlier in the blog, I decided to have the Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy due to the findings of Atypical lobular hyperplasia mixed with my mothers history which resulted in a 50-50 chance of cancer myself.  SO, we expected to find this in the path reports.

What we did not expect was what was also found.  Lobular Carcinoma In Situ.

“Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is technically not cancer; but, because it is a marker for the development of all types of invasive and non-invasive breast cancers, LCIS is often thought of as a form of breast cancer.”

Holy Shit!  It has been a day filled with emotion….obviously thrilled that I am cancer free!  BUT…one of the options given to me was increased screening blah blah.

“Lobular carcinoma in situ usually has no symptoms. Many times, it’s not even detected by routine screening mammograms. This is because, unlike other breast cancers and related conditions, LCIS does not result in the formation of calcium deposits in certain breast cells.:”

For anyone who is faced with the high risk decisions to have the BPM or not….do it!  Had I waited another year or two?  How different could things have been for my family?  I am blessed to not have to answer that question!

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11 thoughts on “My Holy Shit Day!

  1. I knew we had a lot in common. My “Holy Shit” day revealed DCIS in the breast that had never been biopsied. The other one had had 7 biopsies, as well as proliferative atypical ductal hyperplasia in both breast. An MRI 5 weeks before my surgery did not see the almost 1 cm mass in my nipple. My surgeon said if I had waited another couple of months I would have been in a fight for my life. “Decisions for my family” INDEED! God bless you, your determination, and the gifted hands of the surgeons.

    1. decisionsformyfamily

      Amazing. I am not a deeply religious person but sometimes it is hard to deny that someone or something is watching over us I guess. A happy yet exhausting day!

  2. Theresa Smith

    I’m glad that you got some good news today. I would definitely say “Holy Shit” day. You are so brave to have made this decision, along with all the other women who have had to go through this whether they had cancer or not. You are all such strong women and I hope that you all beat this scary disease. I know I told you that if I were in your shoes I know I would do the same thing. Not really attached to the boobies and I would do anything to save my life for my kids. Hoping your dr. appointment tomorrow also brings you good news. Always thinking of you and let me if I can do anything for you and your family.

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