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Posted on: Jun 2, 2009 03:05PM
My wife "Kitti" was diagnose with BC in her left areola back in April of 2000. Needless to say, she was horrified! I was with her in the room with the oncologist delivered the grim news. Of course, a second opinion was in order.
The diagnosis was confirmed, after a biopsy and she was given the options of: a lumpectomy with radiation, or, chemo and radiation, or, a mastectomy of the left breast with radiation. "Kitti" opted for a mastectomy with no chemo, or, radiation; since the lesion was localized to the areola. She did agree to take Tamoxifen.
The surgery occurred in May of 2000. Of course, I was there, every step of the way. Interestingly, one of the attending nurses asked if I would be around after the surgery and reconstruction. I personally thought that it was a rather curious question. But, then she clarified why she asked it. She stated "many men leave their wives or partners after breast surgery."
Frankly, I could not believe that. The thought never entered by mind to do such a thing. How could I leave my wife because she was ill? What kind of man would leave his wife during the most difficult, emotionally exhausing and fearful time of her life; when she has a potentially deadly sickness? Of course, the idea was ridiculous to me. How would I feel if my wife left me simply because I had to have a diseased testical surgically removed?
In 2003, while still on Tamoxifen, we were introduced to a remarkable scientifically-sound natural protein therapy to optimize her immune system, which her oncologist approved. With wonderful test results at each annual visit; in May of 2005, she was pronounced CANCER-FREE and taken off of Tamoxifen. We were estatic!
Since May of 2005, she has continued to daily utilize the protein therapy as a part of her every day diet.
Today, in 2009, after receiving an excellent test report from her most recent annual checkup (April), "Kitti" remains cancer-free and enjoying her life; and I am enjoying it with her. That's the way it should be!
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Jul 10, 2018 03:03PM AngelsGal57 wrote:
It is July 10th, 2018 and I would like to know what has transpired in the 8 years since. I have been treated with a Whey Protien Glutathion booster for over a year after my HER2 positive breast cancer. It definitely made a difference in how I responded to Chemo and Radiation treatment. Minimal side effects. Was also on Herceptin for 1 year.
A week ago today I was told there were 2 1 cm nodules in my lung and I am now considered Menastitized and beginning Temoxifen and Kadcyla.
Jul 10, 2018 10:52PM edwards750 wrote:
So Angels they are telling your BC has metastasized to your lungs? Lung nodules are very common. I have a lot of them that turned out to be scar tissue from radiation plus in my neck of the woods lots of people have them because of a bird virus. Bizarre but true. A radiologist checked my chest X-ray and said it was normal.