Dec 5, 2015 06:25AM - edited Dec 5, 2015 06:28AM by Lolis
I was diagnosed at 33. Found my lump three months after my first miscarriage and realized (personally) that it was BC on my one year wedding anniversary. Had an u/s the year before (due to existing fibroadenoma - been having yearly u/s since I was 25) and it was normal although a new cyst had appeared.
I was dx with stage III (my lucky number) IDC, which was laying in a bed of DCIS and the lump I first noticed was in the area of the new cyst. So to this day I wonder if my u/s the year before my diagnosis was misread or if IDC invaded the cyst. 8 positive nodes (5 with macromets and 3 with micromets).
The BC was highly hormone receptive and I keep wondering if my pregnancy accelerated the things. I am grateful to my lil angel but I have yet to get completely over the loss.
I completed a round of IVF after surgery and before chemo. Completed 6 round of FEC-D (which wasn't bad) and 25 rounds of radiation. Currently on Tamoxifen and told that I won't ever be allowed to get pregnant again just in case there is one of those suckers dormant somewhere. DH is terriefied of the thought of me being pregnant, we'll go thru surrogacy.
In 3 months I will be 2 years out of dx and the fear of recurrence is less with everyday that passes although some days are darker than others but those don't last a long time.
Hugs to you all and keep smiling!!!