October 23, 2014: Diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in my left breast.
November 3, 2014: ACTH STEM test for Addison’s Disease to see if I have to be on steroids again to survive having cancer.
November 10, 2014: ACTH STEM test results testing my cortisol because I also have Addison’s Disease came back. I needed to score a 25 to stay off steroids. I scored a 16. Back on steroids I go.
November 13, 2014: Pre-Op at the surgical center – blood was taken, a million questions were asked, and they take your money.
November 17, 2014: Pre-Op with my breast surgeon – the surgical procedure is explained, they gave me a care bag and a heart pillow made by a local church group, and explained how to care for my drains.
November 20, 2014: Pre-Op with plastic surgeon – the surgical procedure is explained, he drew on my body, and told me not to worry about anything. My parents arrived and took me out to dinner.
November 21, 2014: Surgery Day – I was well cared for but I honestly don’t remember most of this day.