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Jan 5, 2017 05:56PM
Yeah, I don't know yet if I'll even have more kids. We have a 4 yr old and my husband is happy to not have more kids, but would have another if that's what I really want. I always wanted more than one, but we'll see how we feel after my treatment and everything.... I just feel relief knowing I have the option. Also, as my endocrinologist said, either way it's better to have younger eggs - early 30s frozen eggs are better than late 30s fresh eggs.
And the shots are definitely not fun! I had to do shots 2x a day for 10 days (they're short needles like what diabetics use for insulin injections, and really not painful, just a prick, maybe a little sting from the meds) and then 2 'trigger shots' 36 hrs before the retrieval. At the time, I just had to keep reminding myself it was all for the potentially great payoff in the end.
Found a lump in July 2016 while undressing. Dx at 33 years old. ATM gene mutation. Bilateral mastectomy and immediate reconstruction. 2 IDC tumors and DCIS in L breast. Smaller tumor was different cancer and HER2+
7/29/2016, IDC, Left, Grade 2
8/30/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel
9/2/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes
9/29/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
10/3/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
11/14/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
12/7/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
12/7/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)