shelliemacs Posted August 25, 2004 Share Posted August 25, 2004 Ok, so we went back to the surgeon today. My sister Katie is now scheduled for her third surgery on this coming Tuesday. They are going to try again to get all the DCIS "ductal carcinoma in situ" out of her breast. I asked the surgeon why is he putting her through a 3rd surgery instead of just doing a mastectomy and putting an end in her furture of her cancer hell. He explained that he really wants to feel that A- he has done everything he could first before removing her breast and B- because she is so young doing a radical mastectomy should be the last resort. He said some other stuff too but I have been living on Xanax and chasing them with smirnoff just to sleep at night lately from the stress. ( i know very stupid but thats what I am reduced to now) so he said this time he would take more wider area of tissue and maybe even some chest wall muscle to try to get all the cells out of there. Then she will do chemo (6 rounds) and 33 radiation treatments as soon as she heals. I hate cancer and I hate worrying and I hate that I am having to watch her go through this. so all in all I am feeling useless, helpless and pissed off. maybe a prayer sent her way next tuesday could sway whomever may be listening up there for her ok...?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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