Hello everyone, just reaching out for support. September was a rollercoaster for me. On the 2nd I was called for a follow-up mammogram + ultrasound which picked up a small lesion in my right breast...a biopsy was done the same day, a week later the result was an invasive ductal cancer. Things moved very quickly for me after that... the result being I was operated on last Friday, wide local excision & sentinel node biopsy; I should get the result of the biopsy by the end of this week.
I'm just shellshocked by it all but I'm glad I was operated on so quickly.
I've been told I will have to take an Estrogen suppressing drug but at the moment don't have the energy or headspace to take that on board & research.
I'm 68, I have a low tolerance to drugs and apart from b12 deficiency treated with injections I don't suffer any other illness so am not on any medication.
I have mild osteoarthritis in both hips & my recent pelvic x-ray (in July) showed I have a touch of osteopenia. I imagine Estrogen suppressing drugs are not good for bones.
I have a follow up appointment with the surgeon & breast nurse on Thursday.
I have a lot to learn.
Hugs to you all x