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Jun 19, 2015 03:34PM
Just reading up on this group again, which is always so helpful and often comforting. :)
I just had my 10th of 12 Taxol + Herceptin treatments and am feeling pretty happy that I can see the end. Gosh, I cannot wait to finish chemo! I don't get sick, but these weekly treatments are pretty trying. I did AC before this and did well on that, too (I know that I am in the minority here). With Taxol + Herceptin, I have had hair thinning (since week 4), a bit of neuropathy in my fingers (since week 8-9), and bad skin on my face. I look like a nerdy teenager because of my bad skin, ugh. I am looking forward to this clearing up in a couple of weeks.
I lost all of my hair on AC. Then I took a 3 month break before starting the Taxol regimen to have surgery, and to have a baby (eek, yes, I found the breast lump while pregnant). In that 3 month interim, my hair started to grow back so nicely. Now it is embarrassingly thin, especially up front. I wish I had the luck of some of you women, who have seen it grow back a bit. Can't wait for the buds to fill in the balding areas of my head! Of course I'm grateful that I didn't lose all of it.
I should say to some of you that even if you have a bit of hair, go out like that! It's summer, and feels good, and liberating, to not have to wear something on the head!
Like some of you, I'll have a short break and then on to radiation for 5 weeks, and Tamoxifen.
Thanks for all of your messages, which I've read while going through all of this. If there's anything I can offer anyone here, I'd like to join in with some words of experience, advice and encouragement.
10/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+,
Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel
AC + T (Taxol)