Apr 12, 2002 - 6:04 am
OK - the subject line was easy - now I have to find a way to articulate the overwhelming feelings I'm having!
As a result of a routine mammogram (Feb '02), I found that I became the reluctant owner of a lump in my breast. A flurry of activity folowed - ultrasound, mammatome biopsy, and surgery (lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy). I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma - Stage 2, grade 3.
I began chemo yesterday (AC) and have not yet begun to experience any side affects that the doctor mentioned, with the exception of insomnia. I have always suffered from insomnia so I'm not sure that chemo is really to blame.
OK - now that you know that I'm an incredibly wordy person...
I was wondering, is depression is a side affect of chemo? I have a great support system and haven't really felt depressed. However, this morning (3am) I had the beginnings of a headache (like a very mild case of brain freeze - like when you drink something too cold), followed by a bout of tears. Not crying over anything in particular - just crying. What's up with that???
BTW - I was delighted to find this site and am looking forwarded to conversing with all.