December 18, 2014
I was diagnosed w/breast cancer April 15th, had 16 chemo treatments, have had a bilateral mastectomy Oct. 24th. I've had a lot of pain. The cancer responded very well to chemo, but I was told I wouldn't need radiation if I had the mastectomy. The pathology report after surgery said the cancer was gone. PRAISE JESUS!! Today I received a call from my oncologist who now wants me to have a consult with a Radiation specialist. I've missed 8 weeks of work, no short term disability and don't qualify of other assistance due to my 401k is too much. Money is tight, I've had such depression but seeing a cancer psychologist and have been doing better mentally, but this news of possibly now needing radiation has terribly upset me. I don't want to do radiation and I've already been through so much, I don't want to make anymore decisions, please pray that God will give me the right choice.