I got the call just before the New Year's Holiday weekend. You have an early cancer and you need a surgeon. I was surprised and quickly moved into research mode. I had her spell Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) more than once. I had just spent more time at the doctor's in the last two weeks than I had spent in the last four years probably! The last thing I wanted to do was see more doctors, and a surgeon, that sounded like a terrible idea. I wanted to get back to my life as a mom, wife, daughter and be done with this experiment.
Because it was a holiday weekend, I couldn't do anything in terms of setting up an appointment. I sat in front of our computer and researched almost all day for three days. I learned as much as I could about breast cancer and DCIS. I quickly realized that DCIS doesn't usually present with a lump and that there was almost no information about breastfeeding and breast cancer.