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Mar 8, 2013 08:36PM
Hi girls: Gosh, I have been gone a while.
Lots to catch up on, but I did catch- Happy Birthday Ruth and congrats on your retirement!! And Claire, have a GREAT trip!
I had some funky blood work a few weeks ago at the Onc. My RBC count was really low, like almost chemo low. Had a CT scan and a bone scan within a few days. Nothing. Met with the hematologist who felt that this was NOT cancer related, except in relation to a treatment side effect. However, with my history, they ordered a bone marrow biopsy, which l had on Friday, and will tell you was a WRETCHED experience. I found out Tuesday that there is no cancer in my bone marrow (yippee) but that I do have a rare anemia as a side effect of A/C, called Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. Very treatable, but chronic, though not life threatning. Still, I have felt like CRAP, been in pain, and was not exercising and I did not want to bring anyone down. So, I have not posted. :(
Then I realized, no one is going to judge you! We've all been through so much, who better to lean on for support? I can imagine the last few weeks might have been much easier! I am glad to say I have been to three days of yoga (my regular, vinyasa classes) and I am going to a yoga workshop from 1-7 tomorrow! Still tired, but gaining each day. See the hematologist on Tuesday to determine treatment. It's IV (new I should have kept the port) and I have to have it in the chemo room (the PTSD is almost too much to handle on that one). Luckily, it is once monthly for 6 months and a filgrastim shot every two weeks. It will likely resolve in that time and the treatment will cease unless I have another episode.
Hope all is well with all. Will try to catch up soon!! xo Missy
4/15/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/9/2011 AC + T (Taxol)