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Posted 2015-12-29T20:26:47Z

happy new year!

good afternoon, everyone, from (finally) snowy Maine-Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season.  I wanted to let you all know I am scheduled to have a bilateral mastectomy at our local hospital on January 11.  This is my choice and it seems best given the aggressive nature of my tumor and the fact that it went from nothing to a stage 2 invasive cancer in 2 months, and then grew by 50% in the month following.  I would prefer not to live the rest of my life being tested every 3 months when that might not be soon enough, and also, these past months haven't been pretty, so not repeating this process is most enticing.  I feel mentally well-prepared and am looking forward to having this chapter behind me.  I won't know until after the surgery whether I need radiation, as that depends on biopsy results.  I will report again once that is known.  Meanwhile, have a great new year, and best wishes for a happy, healthy 2016 to all.  Sue

 

 

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Comments (13)

  • Carole Brand
    Carole Brand

    Sue...you know already that you have all my love and support for your decision.....and a feisty kitten to play with whenever you need a little comic relief!!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Michael Dixon
    Michael Dixon

    Sue, what a blessing to have choices and it sounds like you're making the best one. I wish you a healthy recovery and a new year without anxiety about any disease. Good timing to take care of this in January so you can enjoy the arrival of spring when it comes! Wishing you all the best in January and all the months of 2016 to come! Your fan, Michael

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Marilynn Dodge
    Marilynn Dodge

    As always, my prayers are continually with you for a complete and FOREVER recovery. Thanks for the up-dates. I know you probably haven't always felt like putting fingers to keyboard to keep the rest of us informed about how things are going --- but please know that your posts are appreciated because there are a whole lot of us thinking of you, worrying about you and wondering how you are doing. Hang in there. The light at the end of this tunnel is growing brighter and brighter --- the same way your future is!!!! L&P, M ;-)

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Joanne jackson
    Joanne jackson

    We're on your side, Susie. Prayers and blessings for good results. Love Joanne

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Ben Fahy
    Ben Fahy

    Best of luck and all good wishes to you, Sue!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Jill Goodwin
    Jill Goodwin

    Sue, I've been thinking about you and wondering how you were doing. Sounds like this is a good decision for you and will be a relief once the surgery is complete. Here's to a much better 2016 for you!!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Valerie Nies
    Valerie Nies

    Sue, I think of you frequently and appreciate getting to see your progress and plans for the future. It was such a great pleasure spending time with you and Bob on the Redland's trip. Please keep us up to date, as our thoughts and hopes for you are ongoing. If you ever have an opportunity, we would be delighted to have you and Bob visit us in California or Texas Valerie Nies

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Lisa Bottero
    Lisa Bottero

    Sue, You are such an inspiration...I love how you always look ahead and never let the past determine your future! Good choice... Always in my prayers, Lisa xoxo

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Stephen Carter
    Stephen Carter

    I'm keeping you in my prayers Sue, for a speedy and effortless recovery. I'm sure it will be such a relief to have the surgery and be free from the worry. Rita and I both applaude your steadfast and brave decision. Also, thank you for the package which I recieved two days ago! It was a pleasure seeing Dad and you over the holidays and I'm grateful even though I am sure it was tiring that you did come to visit. Love you and hope to see you soon!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Michael Dixon
    Michael Dixon

    You're in my thoughts today and especially tomorrow, Sue. I wish you all the best in the days and weeks to come. Michael

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Brita Light
    Brita Light

    Sue - You will be in our thoughts and prayers tomorrow. May all go smoothly and the post-op period be as gentle as possible for you. Sending healing thoughts to you and much love to you and Bob.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Valerie Nies
    Valerie Nies

    We are hoping that all goes well tomorrow and you recover quickly.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Jill Goodwin
    Jill Goodwin

    Hi Sue - sending you best wishes for your surgery tomorrow - and here's to a quick and complete recovery.

    4 years ago · Reply