Jeannie Sukow's Fundraiser during Breast Cancer
$1,100 raised
22% of $5k goal
9 contributors
3 Years running
I have to start out by saying, any and all help will be greatly appreciated but this is a hard step to take (asking for help).  In some ways, it's an even harder step to take than the steps I need to take to save my life.  But I'm swallowing my ...

I have to start out by saying, any and all help will be greatly appreciated but this is a hard step to take (asking for help).  In some ways, it's an even a harder step to take than the steps I need to take to save my life.  But I'm swallowing my pride!  

My story starts on November 2, 2013, when Karl found a lump in my right breast.  Of course I scheduled an appointment with my primary who in turn ordered a mammogram.

At that time, we thought there was only the one spot.  However, the mammogram revealed that there were 4 (2 at 9 o'clock, 10 and 12 o'clock).

Then I got a call for an ultrasound to confirm what the mammogram found.  However, the ultrasound revealed that there were the 4 spots in my breast but that there was indications of something in my lymph-nodes.  

When I left, I left with orders to return the next day for an ultrasound biopsy.

The next day, I went in and they removed 8 core samples (5 from 2 spots in my breast and 3 from the spot in my lymph-nodes).

The following week (December 10, 2013) I got the results that I have State 1 and Stage 2 invasive Breast Cancer.

On January 8, 2014, I had a single Mastectomy with some lymphnodes removed.  Even though surgery was 3 1/2 hours long, all went very well and the doctor feels they got everything..

My pathology report came back a week later and the final diagnosis is "t2n2mx Stage 3 Breast Cancer".  There were two tumers in my breast (one was 1 1/2" long and the other about 3/4" long) and out of the 12 lymphnodes they removed, there was cancer in 5 of them.

Chemo is scheduled to begin on February 28, 2014 with the first cycle of two drugs every 3 weeks for 4 sessions and the next drug will be administered every week for 12 weeks..  After that I will have radiation but I don't have details on that yet.

I'm sure it goes without saying, but we have already began to struggle with money as I have not worked since January and as of right now, any work I can do will be very limited.

Ok - so that's it in a nut shell...

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