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Dec 8, 2018 09:59AM
Pots that is such great news that the Taxol is working for you. Everything is going in the right direction. Now you can breathe and enjoy the holidays. And get ready for your big trip!
Taxol was originally derived from the Pacific yew tree. There is a yew growing along the path where I often walk. I like to pat the trunk as I go by. I love the fact that some of these treatments have come from natural sources.
Good advice to monitor how we are feeling.
I had my recall mammo yesterday and the spot in question did not show up! They said it might be an “anomaly". I have an ultrasound on Monday to check. (I was able to get an earlier appointment at BCCA than at X Ray 505.)
So far, so good, and I asked for way more info before I left the clinic. This time the tech was willing to talk to me. Seeing the two scans on the screen helped a lot. She said last time they may not have told me much because it was my first 3D mammo and they need more time to study the images.
I have heard that ultrasound monitoring is best for dense breasts and alternating mammos and ultrasounds is a good idea, say every six months. Even if you have to pay, ultrasounds are just $100.
Does anyone rely on regular ultrasounds for monitoring?
As for another get together, I am in and will go anywhere! All being well, we will be in New Zealand until mid March, so I hope it could be after that. Thanks to Marian, NVDobie and Pots for all offering to host.
Marian, how are you doing on the chemo?
I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Joni Mitchell
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1/9/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
2/26/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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