Oct 14, 2013 - 5:14 pm
I just can't seem to get it together. That is sharing with strangers. I now realize that support is a wonderful thing to have. Though you have family, friends, church family, co-workers, etc. that support you, you can also use that support of others that are going through what you are going through or have gone through it already.
I was diagnosed June 2013 that I had breast cancer. My GYN doctor immediately set the ball rolling when she got my results. I saw the surgeon (my choice) for a consultation within 3 days of getting my results and my surgery was done 7/5/13. I had a partial masectomy (lumpectomy) and IORT during the surgery. With the IORT I don't have to do the daily radiation for 4 - 6 weeks.
I had the port put in and started my chemo in August, every 21 days. With all the side affects I was told that could possibly happen with the TAC chemotheraphy I'm glad not to have had no where near that many. What I have had have become tolerable, hair loss; taste; sore mouth at times , but no sores; nail & skin changes; fatigue. I have 2 more treatments to go and can't wait for them to be over with. I know I'll still have a journey ahead of me.
I am a widow with two grown sons. They have been wonderful through all this. First by taking care of me after sugery. My youngest son lives in another state, but took off two weeks to stay with me so that I wouldn't have to stay at my mom's house and could be in the comfort of my own home. My oldest son goes with me to all of my chemo treatments and sit for 6 hours or so then stays with me overnight. My sons are wonderful. They don't talk about the cancer, but will call and check on my more often then usual. Especially the one out of state.
I'm still in search of a group that meets in person. That's hard since the ones that I have located meet during the day and I work.