Jun 8, 2012 12:50 PM Kelloggs wrote:
Welcome Matt from another reluctant member. I got married last year to my soulmate after being single for 12 years. It was a lovely spring wedding on May 14th. On October 18th I was diagnosed with breast cancer. He has been so wonderful through this whole journey and I can tell you are going to be the same kind of supportive partner.
I had a lumpectomy, re-excision for clear margins and port placement followed by 6 rounds of TCH. My husband is a seasonal worker and was laid off during the time I was going through chemo so he was there every step of the way....what a blessing! Just prior to starting chemo I had scans done which showed lung nodules, so stage IV from the get go! But the chemo worked and scans after my last tx showed my lung nodules had completely resolved!
I am finishing radiation now, continuing with Herceptin every 3 weeks for a year and just started my 5 years of Tamoxifen. It has been one hell of a year but I am so grateful for the ladies on this site and my dear husband. Stick by her side and come here any time you need comfort, support, questions answered, or just to vent! We've heard it all and we can relate. Bless you and good luck to you and your fiancee!
Dx 10/18/2011, IDC, 1cm, Grade 2, 5/8 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 10/25/2011 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 12/08/2011 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 12/08/2011 HerceptinHormonal Therapy 05/01/2012 TamoxifenRadiation Therapy 05/01/2012 External