My oncologist called about my mother's genetic testing. She has the same genetic variant that I have. Since she has had breast cancer twice, and her sister and mother have both had it, and her mother died from complications of ovarian cancer, things are looking more difinitive now.
1) I have to start on Tamoxifen immediately. It's already called in.
2) The oncologist said it would be a good idea to go ahead and get the hysterectomy, especially since I'm already going into menopause.
3) We should seriously reconsider our plan to wait 5 or so years before getting the mastectomy and reconstruction, and do it more like in 1 or 2 years.
Why do I feel like such a strong, intelligent person as my body just breaks down around me? Why do I go back and forth between crying (and wanting to go ahead and get everything taken out NOW so I don't have to think about it anymore) to absolute denial (they don't really know 100% that I will get breast cancer, so why take drastic action?).
I'm just tired. I want someone else to make the decision for me. I want Scott to say 'I think you should do what your doctors think is best'.
Time to call Dr. Blumenschein for a second opinion.