Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Invasive and Aggressive

Dr. Prakash's melodic voice does not match the diagnosis. It is July 29, 2014. I have breast cancer. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in the right breast. It is ER positive and PR negative, with very strong over-expression of HER2. It is invasive and aggressive. Dr. Prakash explains it is fast growing and likes to travel. There is lymph node "involvement". 

Immediate interventions should commence. Tests and scans. Port insertion surgery. An oncologist. Chemotherapy, mastectomy and radiation. Angelina Jolie. Staging.

My husband and I leave the office in a daze, but have enough presence of mind to secure prescriptions for antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds. My Virgo tendencies remain strong. Even amidst the horror, I am able to plan ahead.