Friday, 22 January 2010

Taking a break

I'm doing a Marian Keyes. I'm taking a break from my blog because I can't think of anything except my armpit and my left breast. I've been diagnosed with DCIS - Ductal Carcinoma In Situ - an early (and treatable, thankfully) form of breast cancer. Abnormal cells are sitting in the milk ducts, ready to pounce. I've come to think of it as "on the fence" cancer, since the pathology is not at all clear cut. But because my DCIS is widespread and at the high grade stage, a mastectomy is looming. I am waiting for results of tests on my axillary lymph nodes to see if the cancer has become invasive. While this is all going on, I can't imagine writing about anything else and I am not sure I am ready to do so publicly, so I'm reverting to an old fashioned bedside diary. Back soon x