Sep 28, 2011 - 1:49 pm
Just a brief update. I started my chemo last Wednesday and so far have not experinced any of the nast side effects that I have read about. I had the normal fatigue and a bit of coating on my tongue and throat, but I have been able to eat pretty much anything and everything. I am thinking I might gain weight on chemo!
The day I started chemo I met with my oncolocist's nurse practiioner and she said that the dr was happy with the results of the PET scan. Then later that afternoon she called to say that he wanted an ultrasound done to check the thyroid nodule that had lit up a bit on the PET scan just to be thorough. Well I had the ultrasound on Monday and apparently it jived with the PET scan so now I have to have a biopsy next Tuesday to rule out a malignancy. Just when I was trying to be positive about getting through the chemo, now I am once again faced with another week of worrying and the unknown. I was also getting used to the fact that my last chemo would be the day before Thanksgiving, but now I'm trying to get a handle on how this thyroid thing would change everything. Ugh! I guess the best case scenario would be that it was tyroid cancer independent of the breast cancer and then they could take out the thyroid. Not sure what to think or how to remain positive. I have never heard of breast cancer going only to the thyroid...