Today I had outpatient surgery to insert my port. Ouch. My bandages look weird and they’re really bothering me. And they’re very visible, right on the front of my neck and chest. I guess one reason they’re bothering me is because it is such an obvious physical reminder that this is all about to get very real. And also, it hurts. I need to get over that and toughen up I suppose.
We received a few additional details about the pathology report this afternoon. We knew I had grade 3 cancer, which is the most aggressive and fastest growing. In addition, today we learned that the type of cancer I have is called Inflammatory Breast Cancer. It’s very rare and only accounts for 1-4% of all breast cancers. In fact, it is so rare, that a few of my doctors have never actually seen anyone who has it.