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Dec 12, 2017 02:51PM
Dec 13, 2017 12:20PM
Worriedme77, I am so sorry about the less than optimal path results.
Not everyone who has chemo and radiation has "horror stories", people with horror stories are more likely to post more, Talk to your doc in detail about what they recommend, get a second opinion if you do not like their style of communication, and avail yourself of the threads here that talk about getting through chemo and getting through radiation. Turn to church and family and if needed anxiety meds through your primary care doc to be sure you can sleep and think as rationally as possible about the decisions you make,
You are young so generally it is important to treat an aggressive tumor aggressively in young women, so your life can be longer and happier,
Women get through chemo and rads all the time, read some of their stories about ongoing happ lives with their families, they are inspiring.
It is so, so hard at the beginning, and never is a walk in the park to deal with this.
My heart goes out to you, and I will be optimistic .
After a decade of autoimmune problems, Dx 10/2017 at age 63, IDC, Left, 9mm, Oncotype 13, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, 11/22/2017 Lumpectomy, Arimidex. Declined radiation.