Thursday, January 5, 2012

Even more news!

Dr. Bretzke just called me with my pathology reports from my operation.

It turns out that not only did I have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in my left breast, but I also had Ductal Carcinoma in Situ on the same side that was missed by the mammogram. My crazy boob had two separate types of cancer brewing in there. Thank GOD we found them when we did.

The great news is that it doesn't matter! My reports all came back clear and in her words, "You had a total response."

This is absolutely the best case scenario.

I asked if it would change my need for radiation,etc., and she said no.
The only thing that has changed is that my prognosis is really, really good now.

I didn't ask how many more years I will have. I don't care.
I don't want to fear living. I want to make the most out of each day that I'm alive.

Anyways, sorry about all the posts today but I feel like the good news just keeps piling up and I just want to tell the world!

Thanks to all of you for keeping my spirits up!

Much love!


  1. What a complete and totally AMAZING update!!! So unbelievably happy for you! Can't stop smiling...

  2. Such great news!!! Years? We are measuring in decades now sweetie. YOU DID IT!!!!!!

  3. I have happy tears! Woohoo! xoxo!

  4. OMG, AWESOME!!!!!!! Soooo glad you had those icky boobies cut off. No more worries. Radiation? Piece of cake. Reconstruction? Woohoo! You've already been through the worst. You've GOT this, woman!!! <3

  5. YAY!!! Beautiful news for a beautiful woman.

  6. I'm crying happy tears for you. So happy for you and all of your good news!

  7. You've had such a great attitude about everything on this whole journey so far and I can't imagine a better outcome for such an awesome lady!

  8. wow oh wow oh wow!!! You are so positive and strong! I am so impressed by your strength! Your attitude is so positive and I know and believe that is why you have responded the way you have! Rock on Ang!

  9. Fantastic News, Angela!!! I am so happy for you and wish nothing but 100 more healthy years of living!!!

  10. Such great news!!!! (And your expanders are great already. Nice boobies, lady)