May 01, 2002 - 3:50 pm
Hi everybody. I've been reading this site for a couple of weeks and I thought maybe I should finally join in. I'm 37 years old with 2 kids, I was dx'd in Nov. 2001, lumpectomy in December, started chemo in Jan. I had 2 positive lymph nodes, finished 4 rounds of AC, and 1 of 4 rounds of Taxol. That will be followed by radiation beginning in June.
I've managed to stay pretty active during the treatments. I'm still playing tennis, walking and riding my bike. The AC was hard on my digestive system, and the Taxol made my achy for about 2 days. Also more tired than normal, but I've found it's much better for me to be busy and active, especially since I'm not working right now. I'd love to talk to anyone else out there going through this.
Best of wishes to all of you!