I struggled with the decision to write this post. A part of me thinks I shouldn't post it....
This is a quilting blog primarily. But I do share bits and pieces of my regular life and I have been absent and will be absent quite a bit in the coming months or so.
Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. I have two tumors in my right breast. The good news is that it hasn't spread to my lymph nodes or to the other breast nor the rest of my body. But alas it's still cancer and it's still got to be dealt with. I have decided to have a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. I will have both sides removed and rebuilt to a perky new set!! I have promised myself that as much as I can I will look at the positive. The surgeon has promised that they will be pretty....I guess that's a start, huh?
I have been to more doctors appointments and more specialists in the last two weeks than I have in my entire life. It has all happened very very quickly and seems that the wheels of an HMO can turn quickly. I will be having surgery in just under 2 weeks.
Having said that, not much quilting is going on. I want to quilt I just haven't had much time! I am getting ready to have surgery, getting my classroom ready, my family ready, myself ready!
I am doing well. I am handling it as well as can be expected, and I am going to fight like a girl.....