My swollen lymph nodes brought me to my OBGYN on Jan 1st, 2018. Been on a roll ever since. I'm running the full gamete. Had 4 rounds of Red Devil (Adrimycin & Cytoxan) over a two month span. Followed by 12 weeks of Taxol & Carboplatin. I will have my new prognosis on Aug 3rd & schedule surgery to have a partial mastectomy and all of my lymph nodes removed on the affected side. Followed by 35 rounds of radiation everyday (exc w'ends) It's all been do-able. I worked through this entire treatment plan. Having only 3 more rounds of Chemo to go, I had a hick up! Tooth infection. I stayed in close contact with my Oncologists & made the decision to have the tooth extracted as it was an abscessed. Can not take Amoxicillin & do Chemo at the same time. Priorities... Outside of this, swollen nodes here, toe nails fallen off there~ hair be gone etc... Many, many things to remain grateful for not enduring. It's all in the mind & your attitude~Listen to your body! Know that there are NO two cases the same & everyone's mental & health issues reactions are different. I'm happy to answer any questions if I can be of help~This is a unique experience for all of us & I too am hoping to learn from others.
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Good day, you are very strong and have a good attitude. I too, had partial mastectomy with 14/30 positive lymph nodes. I had my mastectomy first, followed by 8 rounds of chemo. Starting with the red devil. I am currently undergoing my 35 rounds of rad, the first 5 were a boost. Prior to starting my radiation, I had a PETSCAN which showed no signs of disease! The radiation is just for insurances. With a positive attitude, you too can overcome this ordeal. The process is long but soo worth it for future life. Best wishes, Debaroo!
I am still awaiting treatment plan , found these posts so inspiring. I would like whatever treatments I need to be a necessary part of my life but not my whole life. I’m hoping to carry on working and doing the other ‘stuff’ that makes me me and now feel , hell yes I can do this !!! So a massive thank you and big hugs to all. Carolyn