(YAY! -- while I was writing this I found out I am BRCA negative!!!!!! I am so thankful, especially for my daughter. Can you hear the sigh of relief from here, lol???)
I've been on an odyssey the past day or so, three docs in two states. I'm exhausted. However I wanted to put something up here to let you all know I'm still going...still here. But mostly I wanted to say thank you. The comments on my last post were so supportive, so understanding -- I can't begin to tell you how much each of them meant to me.
In fact, all along this breast cancer journey I have been deeply struck by the heartfelt thoughtfulness of each remark...from frequent commentors that I have grown to consider friends, to lurkers coming out of the shadows, or people who just happened here from elsewhere.
And I want all of you to know that whether it be well wishes, support, advice, prayers or just witnessing...it has helped me...oh my, you have know idea how much...REALLY and TRULY you wonderful people have helped me get through what has no doubt been one of the hardest experiences of my entire life.
I am a better person for having read each and every word, for having known each and every one of you. Thank you is so small, but it's sent out to all of you in the HUGEST WAY POSSIBLE!
PS: Thought I should add -- I am still in decision mode, still gathering info. But to allay any concerns regarding time being of the essence: Several of the docs have let me know that approximately mid June would be the preferred deadline for a surgery to occur. The docs I am interested in having perform either type of surgery have assured me I have at least a couple weeks to officially book the date with them. Oh, and I am still awaiting an MRI, scheduled on the 20th, which is a crucial part of the pre-op decision puzzle.