We went to CC today and I worked in the nursery and I had horrible allergies all day. At lunch I left and went to meet Mark at the oncologist office for our results and to figure out the plan of attack. The great news was that it hasn’t spread to my brain, bones or other organs. The not so great news is that I am what the call negitive, negative, positive meaning that my cells will not respond to estrogen or progesterone treatments and that it is in my genetics. This is the second to worse senario as far as treatment goes. Even though no one in my family has had cancer, she explained it has to start with someone and it choose me. I’m a stage 3A as the lymp nodes masts are large. I will get my port surgery Monday at 4:30 p.m. and will start chemo on Wed. I will have to go weekly for 4 hours for 3 months. I will also being taking about six plus different medicines to help with lots of side effects and issues that can happen from using aggressive cancer treatment. In fact after the meeting, I had to immediately go see the cardiologist to have an EKG and echocariogram to make sure my heart can handle it and so some of the meds are for that and then I start a different round of chemo where I go for whole days 8:00 – 4:30! once a week for another 3 months and then we’ll go from there. This is an individual plan especially for me and not a standard protocall that I would get if I was at MD Anderson or another cancer center. I trust and like my cancer team and am sure they will do their best for me. I have a catalog of wigs, hats and scarfs and have been told I‘ll have about 3 weeks before it all starts to fall out. Mark jokes that he’s like to have a blond wife for a year. I told him I’d consider it – ha ha ha. Over all I am a stage 3 , grade 3 and level 3 in my biology and so it’s a bit scary, but I feel pretty good about it’ll all and the oncologist is very positive and says it will work and I’ll be o.k. one of the hardest things is I have to cut down on my chocolate and coffee – what a bummer. Oh well, it’s just for a year hopefully.
Blessings: I’m not a stage 4
and I was able to get right into the cardiologist fast.
I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Her2 positive breast cancer Dec. 27th, 2011. I had three large tumors in my left breast, I also had two positive lymph nodes and so with 5 positive biopsies I started my journey. In the beginning, it was a whirlwind and within a week, I was getting a port and preparing for chemo and the rush to save my life was on. Eight months later (August 20th) after stopping chemo (12 sessions) and not having surgery (a suggested double mastectomy) or radiation like my doctors wanted me to, I sat at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Illinois and heard the results of a mammogram, MRI, Pet Scan and blood tests were that they could find no cancer in my body. The nurses and doctors were baffled and no one could explain how I could have had this terrible cancer and it was now gone, except for me. I said the Lord healed me through prayers, education, diet and supplements. I started this blog when I was first diagnosed, it is not just about on cancer, but my life and day-to-day thoughts and activities. There are suggested websites, blogs, videos and more here that I believe can benefit those dealing with cancer and those who want to be preventative. My hope is that you and yours will learn, be encouraged and healed. My family prays every night for those with cancer and that you will be not only be healed but that you will live long and happy lives.
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Love and Blessings on your journey.
Love and Blessings on your journey.