Starting Chemo This Month (Dec. 2022)
A little bit of family history, just lost my sweet Mom to metastatic BC 5 yrs. ago. Hers was one of the hormone types (not sure which one) and she was on I think Tamoxifen for 5 yrs. and then they took her off of it. Seems once they took her off, the cancer returned with a vengeance and she only survived another couple of years! Her doctor had told her that if you're going to get BC then that was the one to get but apparently it wasn't! Also, just lost my wonderful Dad in 2021 to bladder cancer! I miss them both so much and not a single day goes by without thinking of them! I wish they were here to support me through this new journey I'm about to take!
I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2021 but is slow growing so no treatment needed at this time. Then, August of this year I was diagnosed with Triple Negative BC and starting chemo Dec. 28th! This has hit me like a ton of bricks because my first two grandbabies were just born, one in August and one in November this year! The diagnoses seems like a cruel joke as I've been wanting grandkids forever and now that I have them, this cancer comes along to disrupt everything!
I'm 63 (64 in Feb.) and am so scared of starting chemo that I haven't even read the info given to me regarding side effects, etc.! Anyone else starting chemo this month or in the near future? Or, anyone having gone through chemo recently who may want to share their experience?
BTW, I had a lumpectomy in Oct. to remove a 1.2 cm tumor, 1 node removed and negative, also margins were negative.