Be the Boss Over Cancer

Collective Diary Entries

I was Diagnosed with:
Breast Cancer
Employment Status:
Small Business owner celebrating 20 Years in Business
Age:
47
Type and Description of Treatments:
DCIS Diagnosed on 12/1/08 breast removed on 12/12/08. Pathology back on 12/17/08 and I am clean.

How do you feel today?

Today 12/20/08 - I feel tired, relieved, thankful, overwhelmed and bored all at the same time. Did not have reconstruction done so surgery was quick and to the point. A week later and only a little swelling left. It all happened so quick I don't think I can be grateful yet since I haven't accepted I have breast cancer left. Eventually ...

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I was Diagnosed with:
DCIS Left Breast
Employment Status:
Small business owner
Age:
48
Type and Description of Treatments:
DCIS left breast diagnosed 12/1/08 Mastectomy 12/12/08 - nodes were clear - no chemo - no radiation.

How do you feel today?

I feel fine...and I have to be honest this whole breast cancer thing for me was a huge let down. I never even got a pink T-shirt. Six months since surgery and all I have left is a crater in my chest where my boob used to be. I thought I would get used to it as time when on but it was ugly then and it's still ugly now. And I am no swims...

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