Jun 02, 2004 - 3:44 am
Hi everyone. I just though I would share my road through diagnosis and treatment. I am 27 and was diagnosed with breast cancer Jan 04. I have had a modified radical mastectomy with axillary dissection and chemo. I took 4 AC and now 4 Taxol dose dense (every 2 weeks). I have been able to continue with most of my daily things although I have days where I am pretty tired. I continued with nursing school and just finished my first year 2 weeks ago. I have 1 more treatment of Taxol and then I will be done with chemo. I still have 1 more surgery to finish my reconstruction. Positive thoughts, humor, and good family support has gotten me through this. I lost my mom to Pancreatic cancer less than six months prior to my diagnosis which made that much more difficult. I was able to cope but I was more worried about my family. I think them seeing me moving around and doing well has made it easier for them to cope. If anyone has any questions or concerns feel free to ask. Kbooter10@comcast.net. Good luck and best wishes to everyone. Take care of yourself and let others help.