Dec 25, 2000 - 8:29 am
Hi everyone and Merry Christmas ~ My name is Jody and I am 33. I have been married 14 years and have two boys, ages 8 & 9. I will be hitting the one year anniversary since my diangnosis on January 4th. I had two tumors in my right breast so underwent a mastectomy. I completed 4 rounds of AC in the spring and my oncologist is encouraged. I also had reconstructive surgery this past fall (chose the implant method). Last week I had a 3-month checkup, and will be getting the results of my tumor marker test back. Last May, my number was 44 (higher at that time than 38, which was my # before treatment), so my oncologist had me go through all kinds of scans - bone, chest CT, brain MRI - and they were clear. I am really NERVOUS though, as it has been 7 months since my last tumor marker test. I'll find out results tomorrow, so sure would appreciate your thoughts. :-) Reading a lot of these posts I see the same common thread -- only those who have been through this completely understand -- I have a fantastic family and my husband has been WONDERFUL, but only we comprehend that FEAR. I am so thankful I found this site! Thanks for reading this on Christmas!