Pathology and Genetics (8-19-17)

Dr. Kwong called on my pathology from surgery. Good margins and no lymph involvement. Stage 1. Thank you, God. She believes she got it all and is super happy to hear that I am healing well and am virtually pain free. She is amazing. Although she removed a chunk of me, the two sites are healing without any divots. The lines are straight and I feel good about my presentation. It’s a far cry from back in the day when the doctor (generally a male) just hacked a woman’s breast up without care for how it looked or the tie in between our breasts and our femininity. I’m glad it’s 2017 and I’m glad I had Dr. Kwong. I hope Dr. Knap learns a lot from her.

My geneticist also called and all 9 panels that tested for mutations increasing my likelihood for cancer, including BRCA 1 and 2 came back negative. I don’t have any more of a chance for this returning to my breasts or several other places than anyone else. Awesome.

What’s next? I meet with post-op and then the oncologist for my algorithm for treatment steps. Most likely radiation. I also met with my naturopathic doctor, Dr. Kelly Fitzpatrick. I love her, by the way. It was like a doctor and therapist session all at once. She truly has a mind, body, spirit approach. That’s the way it should be. I am more than my vitals. I am more than my cancer.

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