The last weeks has been very challenging. I’m facing dealing with the reality of six weeks of radiation- five days a week. Feelings of despair and depression are back again. I thought it was over. The tumor shrunk, and my pathology was clear. Grand hopes of undergoing the European version of radiation ( three weeks only) was in sight.
Most important to me is to jump back into my work and my life!
After taking to my radiologist unfortunately, I found out that more cancer cells remain in my breast and the possibility of it being in adjacent lymph nodes. What a cruel reality!
Thoughts raced through my mind after I heard my primary cares news-God I do not want to do radiation for 6 weeks! Just when I am feeling better and my life is returning to somewhat normal. What can I do to avoid 6 weeks of radiation? Would a mastectomy be a good alternative?
For weeks I struggled with the decision. Seeking a secondary opinion and doing lots of research.
Unfortunately, nothing but radiation will give me the best results fighting my stage 3 cancer.
Hence, my learning about myself and my journey begins; for the second time. I know soon it be over, I ask you all to keep me on your prayers so that one again I have the courage to make it though.
Your love and support is the light in my darkness. My sincere gratitude and blessings to all of you!