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Aug 24, 2010 03:12PM
Hi Ladies! There just aren't enough hours in the day! I love the bco boards, and it's great to be in a group in a similar place in life!
mama, congrats on finishing chemo, I'm sooo jealous you get to have your port removed. I have to keep mine until I finish Herceptin, so that's until March- boo! It's one of those love/hate things... my last echo showed my LVEF was at 53% and they yank you off Herceptin at 50%- (temporarily!) now I DON'T want to have to go off my Herceptin, so I'm definitely hoping my heart function doesn't drop any lower! I hate all these things we have to go through!
Chemo- yes, very do-able! My photo was taken three weeks after chemo ended. I'm in a wig and have drawn on eyebrows, but I think I look pretty together, all things considered! Well worth it to knock any cancer cells out of your body, I'm a big advocate for doing everything you can even though chemo isn't anybody's first choice.
Summer, I know exactly what you mean about lashes!! Think I'll ask the onc if I can try it, I've heard it really does work. I need all the help I can get. And yes, rads DOES (or can) cause nausea! The rads onc on call denied it when I saw him and told him I was terribly nauseaous but yesterday when I saw my onc she just laughed and said he didn't want to admit it. Nice, huh?! The onc nurses said the same thing, many onc patients complain of nausea with rads. So it doesn't necessarily mean you'll have that problelm but don't freak out if you do (I did, and it would've been nice if he would've just told me it was a side effect!)
Well, I'm going to try to finish getting the kids ready for school before they get back from Grandma and Grandpa's tomorrow. I've had almost a week with a little peace! We have four boys, ages 12, 13, 14, and 18 (and my husband is like another kid! ;) and three dogs, three cats, a rabbit and a hedgehog! Guess who takes care of them all?! The 13 and 18 year olds are my step-sons and they're with their mom every other week but when we have all four boys it's like a frat house around here! Sooo much testosterone!
Anyone coming to Vegas with the ladies in October? Heck, anyone coming to Vegas to visit? Give me a call! I love company!!
"Get busy living or get busy dying" Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption ~ Lumpectomy / TCH X 6 / Herceptin 1 year / Rads X 28+8 / Tamox
2/3/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+