My breast cancer journey!
Well, news spread around at the office. When I came in to office last Thursday, I have to 'make report' to everyone that I bumped to. I know everyone is concern and shocked too... They all gave me a lot of advices. I feel so touched.
My dearly Datuk-Boss has arranged the HR Manager to accompany me to see his friend - a doctor who is also one of the company Director. In other words, the HR Manager was also my driver for the day! Oppss...
Thursday morning, we went to see Dr Ong at Assunta Hospital. Dr Ong is actually the Physcian. He receommends me to see Prof Yip (UM) and Dr Patricia Gomez (Pantai Bangsar), top doc in breast cancer.
We go for Dr Patricia Gomez as Prof Yip would be slightly hard to catch. Dr Ong straight away called Dr Patricia to make appointment. We were asked to come at 2pm at the same day!
Even though we had appointment, it is still 'first-come-first-serve basis. We only managed to went in to see Dr. Patricia at 4pm! Phewww..
The moment Dr Patricia starts explaning, I knew that I'm going to stick with her. I like the way she explains. Very details! She wrote stage by stage all treatments that I would be going thru depending on my case which they would only find out during the operation. She is also very positive. Unlike Dr Teo, the prev doc I met at Hospital Pantai Ampang. The way he broke the news sound serious and seems no hope except I have to remove the whole breast!
Treatment as advised:
1. First thing first, surgery to remove the lumps. I am so relief that I can still preserved my breast! During the surgery, they will do some tests if the lymp nodes has been attacked. Lymp nodes is the first area will be attacked when one have breast cancer.
2. Radiotheraphy - is a must! 25x for 5mins daily which start after 3 weeks.
3. Chemotheraphy - depends. If lymp nodes attacked, then must go for chemo. Looking at my age, Dr says will want me to go for chemo at least 4 cycles!
Well, she asked me not wait longer. Need to avoid the cancer spreading.
So, yeah.. will be admitting tomorrow nite and surgery will be on Tuesday morning (at Hospital Pantai KL - Bangsar). I can be discharged the very next day but with tubes. To come back after 4 days to remove tubes and rest for at least 1 month at home!! Radiotherapy/ chemo starts after 3 weeks!
Till then, pray for me k.. InsyaAllah will fight this 'obstacle'!