The countdown has begun....two weeks from now I go in to have the left breast removed (right breast was removed in Dec 2010). Each time I see a doctor the news gets more dire. One specialist said that in women under 50 who get breast cancer, usually the cancer is aggressive. This was his way of explaining why when I had my check up in Nov 2010 there was no evidence of cysts or otherwise and yet less than 2 months later, 13 cysts have shown up with 3 looking suspicious. No small comfort....
Urgh...saw the surgeon yesterday and I need more surgery. The MRI found 13 cysts in various locations in the left breast and 3 of those cysts are what's called 'complicated' cysts. The surgeon said to remove them all would leave me with no breast tissue and because of my previous breast cancer, my strong family history, my age (44) and dense breasts, I'm a prime candidate for a re-occurence of the cancer in the remaining breast.
I wanted to let those who have sent a response to my partial invalidity retirement posts know that Comsuper finally came through with the approval for partial retirement ( I can still work 8 hours a week - four hours across 2 days) for me.