I was initially diagnosed with HER2+ IDC & DCIS in 2017. I underwent chemo, radiation, and a lumpectomy and was completely in remission. In January 2020 I had a DMX after a DCIS diagnosis. I finished complete reconstruction in October of last year. Now, I am facing another HER2+ IDC diagnosis in the limited amount of breast tissue remaining on the same side as the originally diseased breast.
I'm anxious to hear other survivors' experiences with HER2+ recurrence. What was your diagnosis, treatment, prognosis?
AND NOW FOR THE RANTING PART OF THIS POST...
Part of me wonders if half living through 4 months of chemo hell will be worth it if I am just going to ride this roller coaster every few years. Should I just retire and spend my savings? I am beginning to wonder if I will live long enough to enjoy what I thought would be a long and comfortable retirement. I am 53 years old, never been married, and no children, so I don't have anyone else to lean on financially, but I also don't have anyone who is relying upon me financially. 🤷♀️ /RANT