Jan 13, 2003 - 11:30 am
Hi...my name is Karen and I'm 40 years old. A 3 cm lump was discovered on my baseline mammogram. I had a lumpectomy and node dissection which showed 5 + nodes out of 17. My margins weren't clear so I went back and had a second surgery to clear my margins. I started my first round of chemo (adriamycin /cytoxin) on the 27th of December. After 4 rounds of this I will start 4 rounds of taxotere. My hair began to fall out last week so I shaved my head. I am a believer in the saving blood of Christ Jesus and visited your website, hummingbird. I just need someone to talk to who has been where I am and is okay. I have two small children, 8 & 5, and I'm so scared at times. We are calling my chemo "the blood of Jesus" since the adriamycin is red and it is healing and cleansing me. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has words of encouragement. Thanks and God bless.