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Jul 20, 2019 08:03AM
I had three dots the week before rads started, then another mapping for boosts a little more than halfway into rads for the boosts, also. Turns out they didn't give me boosts because it would have messed things up even more than they were (and I only had a lumpectomy for a 2cm tumor).
As far as the rushing part, this was my complaint. I had a literal temper tantrum when they gave me my schedule. I worked 8-12, had a one hour drive and I needed rads to be scheduled at 1:00 to make it home by 2:00, missing traffic (hospital is an hour away). This was the only time that would work and I tried for two months to get them to schedule it, or at least to know when to schedule it. The nurse comes back with my schedule. They wanted me to come in at 3:45. This would have made my day awake at 7 am, work, dink around for three hours, rads, two hour drive home in traffic, and home by 6 pm. Every fricking day. For a patient that underwent chemo and surgeries. I had a two year old temper tantrum (I was hopped up on Valium because I was scared of the tattoo pain during mapping) and yelled at the nurse (in the waiting room, with patients) for jerking me around. I told her I wasn't coming back if this was how it was going to go. Apparently I went to leave when she said they'd try to figure something out. She came back 5 minutes later, and, wow, they could get me in at 12:45. Works for me.
During heavy duty chemo, two surgeries, more chemo and rads, rads sucked the most. It was like they were bored with cancer by then. Excuse me, I'm a wee bit bored with it too!
12/8/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
1/23/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
1/23/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
1/23/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
5/23/2018 Lumpectomy: Left
6/12/2018 Lumpectomy: Left
7/18/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
10/10/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)