Then, I had a routine mammogram in Sept. & I got a call saying they needed a closer look. The 2nd mammo was followed by an ultrasound & then a biopsy with another mammogram. The biopsy confirmed an estrogen positive tumor, breast cancer. It is stage 1 grade 2 & as small as a pencil eraser. A lumpectomy is scheduled for Nov. 9th.
The prognosis is good; In mid-December I will start radiation treatment in Wenatchee. The treatments will run 16 days in all. I'll stay in Wenatchee Mon. thru Fri. & come home for the weekends. I do have medicare (one of the few good things about getting older) but it will not cover all the bills of course. The bills have not started coming yet. So far I have seen 2 specialists, had 3 mammograms & the biopsy. I don't know how much
the surgery & radiation will cost or how much medicare will pay so I just put $5,000 for my goal but I suspect it will be much much more. We live paycheck to paycheck like many people & I don't want to file bankruptcy, hence the gofundme campaign. Anything you can contribute I will greatly appreciate. Thank you so much for any help you can give & I welcome your prayers most of all. Feel free to share my story.
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