Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Back from Second Oncologist

This visit went MUCH better.  The office setting and staff were friendly, smiley, and very courteous.  Dr. S himself was easy to talk to and just a different personality type.  Instant ease when he walked in the room.  He had slightly different information but end result is the same.  Sometime in the near future I will have a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction done.  We realize this seems "radical" when I don't have "cancer" all ready.  But given the chances of what I have turning into cancer is high and that any lump found would have to be removed until clear margins are gained, it really seems to be a no brainer.  However we have time to think it over, talk to our surgeon, and get some lab results back before we travel down this final path.  The good news is is that this doctor is willing to serve us whether we choose vigilant observation or surgery.  He examined me and had some blood work drawn.  So that is where we stand.  Not everyone is going to agree with our decisions but please know that we are prayerfully considering the two options, what this means to our family and how it will affect my health in the long run.  We ask that you respect our decision knowing it wasn't made half assed.


Cory & Kris Thede said...

Glad you found a doctor you can work with. Will be praying for wisdom and peace. Fauche [SL mom]

Dade City Grandparents said...

We love you and will continue to pray for you and all your family.

Gene and Fran

Theresa in WV said...

I'm just learning of your diagnosis, Traci. I'll be praying for wisdom for you and for your doctors.

TexasHeather said...

I just relocated your blog address, not sure why I wasn't following before now. I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis, and will be praying as you pursue treatment.

May you have peace in abundance, support from all those you need it the most, and in all times you need it the most, and may you find it possible if not easy to rest in HIM and His love for you & protection over you.