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Nov 15, 2017 03:36PM
Julia: Interesting Study. It contradicts the study that came out saying that staying on the hormone therapy drugs longer than five years doesn't make any difference. What to believe? I started my Letrozole two weeks ago and for the most part the side effects are starting to disappear. I still have a bit of muscle soreness but I think that's also left over from the chemo.
Only 7 more radiation treatments to go. So far, I only have two very tiny blisters that have developed within the past two days. The techs were quite surprised I haven't had more reactions as I have fair and sensitive skin. I followed HapB's advice with no lotions, soaps, or deodorants. No real fatigue to speak of and I'm a little more tired than I was at the start of rads but nothing compared to chemo fatigue.
I met a gal the other day coming out of radiation whose last chemo was Sept 19 and she had at least an inch of hair growth all over with one bald patch left at the front. Huh! I'm still as bald as they go except for leftover peach fuzz which my hair dresser shaved off the other day. Now, I'm really shiny bald. It was a little sad to see it go since I've been nurturing all that peach fuzz along for two months hoping that it would grow into something. Oh well!
Glad to see everyone is coming to an end with chemo. When I told the nurse practitioner that I'd never do that again, she said it's like having a baby, you forget the pain after awhile. Uh huh!
For those going through surgeries or more tests, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
4/4/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
4/4/2017, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2-
4/24/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel
6/16/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil)
8/18/2017 Taxotere (docetaxel)
10/23/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes