Well it has been a very long, trying couple of weeks. What I know for sure. They did not find any other cancer in my body. (Can I get a praise God??) So I am dealing with 1 small mass and a couple affected lymph nodes. When I left the surgeons office last, he said if the rest of the results were clear, he could probably do a lumpectomy and node sweep. Day surgery. Probably followed by chemo and radiation. I have been thinking that I would like to at least consider a bilateral mastectomy - because seriously - I don't want to do this again any time soon. We also discussed the benefits of a hysterectomy versus the Tomoxifin drug (which shuts down the ovaries). So I'm looking for opinions - even if they are hypothetical ones, but especially if you've faced this type of decision for real. I'm doing OK emotionally. It has been a VERY up and down ride. I have never spent more time on my knees, in my Bible and sitting in my hubbies lap. All good places to be I guess. I suspect that one of the hardest parts for me is going to be giving up the role of caregiver and having to be the recipient. I just don't know how that's gonna work for me. Ladies - I can't tell you how much I appreciate your thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement. I have tried to explain this 'place' to people - but unless you've been a member ya just can understand. I appreciate you all. Hugs from my heart.