Day 13 – 07/31/2013

Being nice, follow up and persistence pays off.  I think the most important thing is being nice.

I followed up and tried to pre-schedule my MRI and plastic surgeon appointments.  I know I am having surgery and I have come to terms with a double mastectomy.  I just need to move forward, have the appointments and get the surgery completed.  It is very simple.  Well, as simple as cancer can be.

My appointment with the surgeon wasn’t until August 12th, 3 weeks from being told you have breast cancer till knowing anything.  3 weeks can seem like a lifetime.  I have started to get used to the feeling of having my heart in my throat and a constant underlying anxiety.  Doing anything to distract myself.  I have even started an exercise program.  Yoga in the morning and Tai Chin in the evening.

Luckily for me the oncology surgeon at the Mayo had a cancellation and because we had been working on appointment scheduling for my plastic surgeon, they called me and asked if I wanted it.  Of course I did!  So, now I am going in on the 6th.  It feels like a huge relief off my shoulders.  One week less of initial anxiety.

Now I just have the weekend to wait.  But, I am going off in the RV for camping and rock hunting.