Telling my Husband

Wednesday, February 12 (part 2)

I Googled the new disease I have and then called my husband to give him the news. He works a swing shift and we only see each other on the weekends. We talked about how we had both been optimistic that it was just a benign tumor; both of us were sad that it was not. We made initial plans of what we would do next.

I cried a little but was still in denial that it was true. I thought that we would wait and see what the doctors say in the morning. Perhaps there was a mistake. I’m an auditor. I see mistakes all the time. I wondered if they would let me review everything and talk to the pathologist to make sure he/she triple checked their work. Doubtful

Mucinous (colloid) carcinoma is a rare invasive breast cancer (3% of invasive breast cancers) in which the cancer cells are surrounded by mucous. It’s basically a jelly tumor. Apparently it’s easy to identify once it’s under a microscope, so I suppose I should trust the pathologist to do their job correctly. 🙂 The good news is that it rarely spreads to the lymph nodes. The prognosis is good.

After some minor research and an emotionally exhausting day (mostly from trying not to cry), I went to bed.

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