Jul 17, 2013 - 10:25 pm
Sometimes when there is such sad news on the board it is hard to share happy news, but, in my heart, I know it is important to share good news too.
I saw my oncologist of 26 years today and he was THRILLED with my PET scan. He even wrote across the top of the report "great response." He told me 2 more rounds of taxotere and then I will be on herceptin/perjeta indefinitely.
He didn't seem very worried about my PET lung report. My lungs were clear today (to auscultation), no more edema. He thinks the lung stuff is due to the herceptin heart issues and he said there will probably be times that I have to take a break from herceptin. He also said that herceptin's damage to the heart is reversible, which I didn't know and is reassuring.
My red burned face and neck are from the chemo, not necessarily the sun. That was also helpful to know because I have turned into a vampire only emerging as the sun sets.
My happiness tonight is bittersweet. Claudia's time running out and Linda having a difficult time--well I write this crying and conflicted. Love to you all!