I've read and enjoyed your comments but I'm new at this and not used to sharing but here goes. I had bilateral masectomy may 11, 2009 with reconstruction. I have been readmitted to the hospital for various complications. These complications have delayed my chemo however we are "hopeful" I can start chemo July 22. I emphasize "hopeful" because it seems to be the favorite catch word used throughout this journey by many in the medical field: We're hopeful your MRI will be negative, hopeful your biopsy is negative, hopeful no lymph nodes will be involved, hopeful the drains will be out, hopeful for no infection ... yada yada yada. I'm scheduled for 4 months of chemo on many of the same medication to kill the beast. my path report states I'm T1BN1. only the sentinel lymph node testing positive. I've been told that after chemo I have only a 3% chance of recurrence. Only? is that similar to "hopeful"? I'm a nurse however my specialty is not oncology so this is all new to me. I have never been a patient and as I'm sure you can tell, I think this cancer thing really SUCKS! Ok, with that said time to move on and get through this. I am glad to hear the nausea meds work and I'm not concerned about hair loss. I am looking for some Groucho Marx eye brows that I think would add a nice touch. I really am upbeat and ready to once again embrace life after this little inconvenience. Oh, did I say I'm turning 50 this year. I laugh a lot these days. When some one asks me to do something I really don't want to do, I through in this phrase in a winy voice, "I caaan't I have caaancer". It gets a good laugh and helps those around me feel more comfortable. My sis bought me a t-shirt that says F*&^ Cancer. I can't wait to wear it once my drains are out but I don't want to offend anyone. By the was F*&^ is really spelled out. What do you think? I want to wear it to chemo.