The breast surgeon was amazing. i want to be her when i grow up. i have nothing sarcastic or snippy to say. and i'm sorry that i accidentally stole their copy of Piedmont Virginia magazine.
pretty good news! apparently, I have large breasts and a small tumor, a good thing. she recommended a lumpectomy (also known as breast conserving surgery/partial mastectomy), six to eight weeks of radiation, followed by tamoxifen for several years. she said they wouldn't know about chemo until after the surgery but she was 95% sure i wouldn't need it.
that almost seems like cheating.