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Dec 3, 2017 07:57PM
I'm now a little more than two months PFC and three weeks post final radiation (PFR??). I find that I still have some fatigue, but I also had one of the most full weeks of work that I've had since diagnosis and worked A LOT of hours, so that probably played into it. Took a nice intense hike yesterday and felt great. Did take a one hour nap both yesterday and today, but other than that, I feel good.
Now I'm focused on giving myself space to find my new normal. I am not going to be the person I was before diagnosis, and really, I don't want to be. I want to be the me that went through this crazy ride and survived it! I see the world so differently now, and can never go back to what it was before all of this. I had a good life before this, and I plan to have an even better one after, with an appreciation for all of it.
It really is strange to be on the other side of active treatment, and I'm so happy that I have my favorite time of year to find my 'new normal' and all that it means.
This site, and all of you, have been invaluable. I'm so glad to have this spot to talk with others who have gone through this ride and understand what it's like.
4/24/2017, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
5/25/2017 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
6/30/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
8/17/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Carboplatin (Paraplatin)
10/2/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)