Aug 23, 2010 08:01am Twinmom77 wrote:
Hi! 33 here, 32 when diagnosed. At the time my twins were 3 and I had a husband that checked out (he thought, and still thinks, that I use cancer as an excuse to not do anything! We're separated now). Fortunately, my family stepped up and helped out so much so I could focus on getting well, but yes, there were lots of times when it was hard to get up off the couch and take my boys to the park or make them an actual, real dinner instead of letting them snack on whatever they wanted all day!
Once rads are done and you just have Herceptin, it's a breeze! And the Herceptin goes much quicker than you can imagine. Just finished mine up at the end of July and it's so good to finally be done! It's nice you can finally get a break with school going back in. How old are your kids?
1st dx 6/09 IDC, Stage I, HER2/ER/PR+, 0/2 nodesDx 6/12/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Dx 12/23/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Targeted Therapy 07/21/2009 HerceptinChemotherapy 07/21/2009 carboplatin, TaxotereSurgery 12/08/2009 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Radiation Therapy 01/30/2010 ExternalSurgery 01/30/2012 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 01/30/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Hormonal Therapy 02/09/2012 Tamoxifen