Apr 05, 2001 - 6:18 pm
I am new to this group. I was dx with Breast Cancer Aug. of 2000. I have been on a roller coaster ride ever sence. I have gone through Chemo, plus Texol and now have to endure 33 treatments of Radition which I am about half way through. I try to keep a positive but sometimes its hard. My doctor told me that he would never beable to tell me I am cured 100%. He said its something I will have to live with for the rest of my life. I had stage 2 breast cancer and he told me he wanted to give it all to me where I am so young (38). And so he has. I have had 3 sugurys besides all this. Some side effects I have is... Hot flashes from the Tomoxifin that I have to take for the next 5 years. I have not had a good nights sleep sence I started taking them. The covers go on, off, on , off and that is how it goes all night. My arm swells if I do anything, I still have some numbness due to the Texol that I had. But if thats the perks of not dying then I can live with it.