May 23, 2001 - 12:59 pm
Hi, everyone. I am 27 yrs old and was diagnosed with bc in mid-March. I had a lumpectomy and axillary dissection (12/21 nodes positive), after the surgery was told that I was at Stage IV because of a positive node above my clavicle. I am also negativer ER/PR and Her-2. Until the last few days I'd been mostly upbeat, but... I moved to Chicago from Texas a year and 1/2 ago, and I don't have any friends here. My family and friends are scattered and I fear that they are going to forget about me when I need them most (now). Out of sight out of mind. My long-distance boyfriend is moving here in August, but right now I'm just so lonely and scared. I've been reading the posts on this discussion board for the past couple of days and everyone seems so kind. I could really use some encouraging words. I am taking Taxol weekly and will be done with my first of two (I think) rounds at the end of this month. Has anyone else done weekly Taxol treatments?