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Jun 18, 2020 02:32AM
Thanks Jack for your kind words. You sound very supportive for your wife.
I finally did reach the nurse practitioner at the cancer centre. She has been diverted to work in the COVID19 assessment clinic so no longer works in the cancer clinic. Plus, my oncologist is on maternity leave, so I don't have a MO really right now. So, I talked with my family doctor and I will see him on Monday. I do think my lump is scar tissue or something from my reconstruction. But I do need to get it looked at. Sigh....
The NP told me to take a hiatus from letrozole for about 6 weeks and then take Arimidex again. She really is an angel for me. She told me she will make sure i get care during this COVID thing even though she is not in the clinic right now. How great is that?
The fear of recurrance never really leaves unfortunately. It does lessen over time though. Your wife is only 2 years out. Still fresh as I say. Just remember the stats are in her favor actually. I need to remind myself of this too.
3/29/2004, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 2/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
3/31/2004 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right
5/31/2004 AC + T (Taxol)
11/30/2004 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
1/25/2017, LCIS/DCIS/ILC/IDC/IDC: Mucinous/IDC: Cribriform, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
3/7/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting
Aromasin (exemestane), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)