Dec 11, 2012 - 8:17 am
Hi, I just found this site - It looks great. I had a mammogram 4/24/12 that was clear then found a small lump under my right arm on 6/15, ultrasound results was "it's just an enlarged lymph node" follow up with family doc one month later, she sent me to breast surgeon. He said it could be an infection so tried anti-biotics for two weeks first Then saw me 8/9 and did not think they worked so he did a needle biopsy in his office of the lymph node, called next day to say he saw atypical cells. Bilateral MRI of the breasts was next on 8/15 in the morning with call that afternoon (at work) that he was 95% sure I had cancer and needed core tissue biopsy. This was done on 8/16 and I got the result 100% cancer on 8/17. Saw oncologist 8/20, blood work 8/21, PET scan and echocardiogram 8/24, port placed 8/28 and first chemo 8/29. I had four treatment of the AC cocktail each two weeks apart, lost my hair 12 days after the first one. Had my last of taxol yesterday. I have another PET scan tomorrow and see the surgeon to discuss my mastectomy on Thursday. I have inflammatory breast cancer and my hope for all of this is that it was caught early, the chemo stopped it in its tracks, surgeon can remove all of it and radiation will make sure it is GONE.
I have a wonderful support system all over the country and here at home too. Meals have been brought in when I simply did not feel up to doing anything, my husband and daughters do it all!. Work is going with the flow, I basically have been out of work the week of chemo and worked the week after that. hey have lightened my work load and offer support all the time and they brought me gifts and little pick me ups.
You never know people care till something like this happens.