2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Verdict is in...

To get everyone caught up:

I had chemo #4 last Tuesday. It has been business as usual. I had labs yesterday and my counts are down, so I took my stomach shots and go back in today for more.

We met yesterday with the surgeon, Dr. E. He is recommending a mastectomy. We have scheduled it for next Friday, the 17th. We will be meeting with the plastic surgeon next Wednesday to discuss reconstruction options. It's a little unsettling that I don't know how my reconstruction will go until a few days before the surgery. I have to go the next week knowing they are taking part of me off, but I don't know what I will get back in return. I'm happy that we have a date set, but I'm just ready to get this entire mess over with. I'm tired of being bald, feeling like death every couple of weeks, and living my life around lab work. I feel deeply for those that endure this battle for years. I'm TIRED...tired in mind, body and spirit. My battle will hopefully be won in a few months time. I am so thankful for that.

I'm off to take another pill...I'll post more later.

Oh, and in light of my pending new boob(s), here is a cartoon that made it's way to my mailbox recently.

Update: My plastic surgery appointment has been rescheduled for this Thursday, so we'll have a better idea of the plan then.


  1. My dearest, Please stay strong. We have been through so much this to will come to pass. You will regain your strength and your hair. We have so much to look forward to, "SO" many years to experience together. The thought makes me smile with excitement. I will be there by your side, holding your hand every step of the way. I am grateful daily that God had a plan for my life and it included "YOU".

  2. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. that cartoon is AWESOME! <3 <3 <3

  3. Rest in Him Fran and we will lift you in prayer.

  4. Fran, your surgery option is the right thing to do I think. You will rest easier knowing your enemy is GONE. Be strong and lean on Ed, and even Emma for strength....there is a light at the end of this tunnel! It will be your bright shining face and those new boobs that I will be jealous of! I think about you every day and you are in my prayers.....Love Aunt Terri

  5. Hi Fran! I do hope and pray for your safe operation and fast recovery. I have a friend who underwent some surgeries. She was into cosmetic surgeries at first. She tried having breast augmentation and eyelid surgery. New Jersey is the place she has chosen to have such operation. Her cosmetic surgeries didn't only make her feel good, but also allowed her to regain herself after she had an accident. Eyelid surgery (NJ-based) regained her confidence, and I know that after your operation you will also do better. God bless you.