Nov 9, 2012 09:36AM katylynn wrote:
Hi KrisLiz!! I was 30 when diagnosed this past March. I started with chemo, followed by BMX with TE placement, and I'm going to start radiation soon. I am also still receiving Herceptin treatments until next May. My husband and I have three children, the youngest being 3. I can relate about not being sure how to feel after treatment is over. I started to have some of those feelings after chemo and surgery, but my path continues for awhile yet. I also know what you mean about being the youngest person in the waiting room. It is such an awful feeling and the thoughts of "why me?" seem to come roaring back then. This has journey has been by far the hardest thing that my husband and I have ever been through. Not only has it tested each one of us as individuals, but it has and continues to test our relationship. Surgery was very, very tough on me. I have pretty much had an uneventful course, which I am very thankful for. However, I was very depressed both before surgery and after. I was completely ambivilent about losing my breasts, but for some reason I sank to an all-time low. (I don't think you ever realize how low you've gone, until you've started to make your way back.) We are so blessed to live in a small community where we have received a TON of support. We also belong to a great church where we can learn more about God's promises for our lives. I can honestly say that it is only because of Him that I am still alive today. However, I wish too that there was some way to physically connect with other young breast cancer patients. This website is great, but I find it very hard to actually to get to know someone unless you can be on here all the time. Thanks for sharing a little of your story. HUGS to you!!!!
KatyDx 3/7/2012, IDC, Stage II, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+Targeted Therapy HerceptinChemotherapy 03/22/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolSurgery 09/06/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Left)