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Topic: Starting Chemo September 2019

Forum: Chemotherapy - Before, During, and After —

Regimens, side effects, and support from others going through chemo.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019 01:02PM - edited Dec 27, 2019 09:49PM by Tmh0921

Tmh0921 wrote:

Hi All,

I haven't seen a September 2019 chemo thread so I thought I'd start one.

I am scheduled for my first treatment on Wednesday 9/4/19. I will be having Cytoxan and Taxotere every 3 weeks for 4 cycles.

Tracy

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8/28/19 - Snaffle53 - AC+T

9/4/19 - tmh0921 - TC

9/4/19 - Ryanrose - AC+T

9/5/19 - LMS458412 - TC

9/5/19 - Monkey0299 - TC

9/6/19 - FTM - TCH

9/6/19 - Cat029 - AC+T

9/9/19 - Turkeypoult - TCHP

9/9/19 - Juniebird - TCHP

9/9/19 - clackie - TCH

9/10/19 - bryna1212 - AC+T

9/10/19 - Eveldon - AC+T

9/10/19 - Dottybird - TC

9/10/19 - Patty66 - TAC

9/12/19 - Gamb - AC+T

9/13/19 - BlueCoconut - TCHP

9/16/19 - aln82 - TC

9/17/19 - AngieB92 - TCHP

9/17/19 - FloridaLiving18 - AC+T

9/18/19 - Brilee76 - TC

9/20/19 - Jacqs - TCHP

9/23/19 - KV99 - TCHP

9/24/19 - Maggie007 -TCHP

9/24/19 - ACchaos - AC+T

9/24/19 - Betann - ?

9/26/19 - Ange743 - AC+T

9/27/19 - ik0106 - THP

9/27/19 - SazzleD - Cytoxan + Ellence

9/27/19 - MexicanMary's Mom - ?

10/1/19 - mandamaybe - AC+T

9/?/19 - CAP0703 - Taxol + Herceptin

9/?/19 - kps918 - TC

9/?/19 - db4ll - Herceptin + to be determined

First Dx at 27 years old in 1999, 2nd Dx 2018, 3rd Dx 2019... Current Oncotype: 26 Dx 12/7/1999, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/22/1999 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 1/30/2000 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2000 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 8/24/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/4/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/7/2018, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Dx 5/31/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/5/2019 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 9/4/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/2/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 8, 2019 03:24PM AngieB92 wrote:

Thanks!! I bragged on this group to my oncologist. I told him you all were such wonderful strength for me. He was glad to hear we had a September chemo group talking amongst ourselves. Your greatest ally is someone who knows exactly what you’re going through!

Dx 8/8/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 9/16/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/16/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 3/3/2020 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Oct 8, 2019 03:33PM Tmh0921 wrote:

Bridget,

I love your wigs!

First Dx at 27 years old in 1999, 2nd Dx 2018, 3rd Dx 2019... Current Oncotype: 26 Dx 12/7/1999, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/22/1999 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 1/30/2000 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2000 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 8/24/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/4/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/7/2018, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Dx 5/31/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/5/2019 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 9/4/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/2/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 8, 2019 03:34PM ange743 wrote:

Had my blood work and appointment with my Oncologist today in anticipation of 2nd chemo on Thursday. Blood work all looks good. He is adding in another anti nausea medication to hopefully curb the vomiting I had from 1st chemo. He also said my tumours have already shrunk after only one treatment. One is half the size it was and one is about 2/3 the size. I didn't think that was possible. He's always so reassuring. Dreading Thursday, but trying to tell myself that it's working so maybe that'll make it easier.

Hope everyone is doing well today. 😊

Ange


Dx 8/15/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 2, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 9/24/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 11/21/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 1/30/2020 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy
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Oct 8, 2019 03:56PM Maggie007 wrote:

Wow Angie Awesome, definitely some bad ass chemo, my marble tumor I can’t even find it, so you had the vomiting? Well I have had the other, nasty D with stomach cramps, but labs have been great no fluids needed, so I will keep on doing what I have been doing

Dx 8/28/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 9/24/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 2/10/2020 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy
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Oct 8, 2019 03:59PM Brilee76 wrote:

Tmh - Thanks! I got one of em from the American Cancer Society. The other was loaned to me from someone who went through breast cancer treatment before me. I have a few others that I'll post as well as I wear them. It's fun to see how I look but I agree that they're uncomfortable.

Ange - I'm right behind ya! I have my next treatment on Friday. I'm glad your blood work came back good! I hope mine does too. I don't get mine done until the morning of my treatment.

~Bridget (BRCA2, 7/1/19-Lupron, 12/30/19-Zometa) Dx 5/16/2019, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/1/2019 Hormonal Therapy 7/1/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 8/6/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 9/18/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2019 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2019 Surgery 1/20/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Oct 8, 2019 03:59PM Cat029 wrote:

that is awesome, Snaffle

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Oct 8, 2019 04:19PM - edited Oct 8, 2019 04:20PM by Tmh0921

Ange and Maggie,

That's great that you are seeing a change in your tumors! Knowing that the chemo is having an effect makes things a little more tolerable.

Tracy

First Dx at 27 years old in 1999, 2nd Dx 2018, 3rd Dx 2019... Current Oncotype: 26 Dx 12/7/1999, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/22/1999 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 1/30/2000 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2000 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 8/24/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/4/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/7/2018, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Dx 5/31/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/5/2019 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 9/4/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/2/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 8, 2019 04:22PM Tmh0921 wrote:

Snaffle,

I'm so happy to hear your approaching your last AC, and that your lymph node tumor is shrinking. I know it doesn't feel like it, but it seems like yesterday that you were the first of us reporting back on treatment. I'm hoping Taxol is much kinder on you and your digestive system.

Tracy

First Dx at 27 years old in 1999, 2nd Dx 2018, 3rd Dx 2019... Current Oncotype: 26 Dx 12/7/1999, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/22/1999 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 1/30/2000 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2000 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 8/24/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/4/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/7/2018, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Dx 5/31/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/5/2019 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 9/4/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/2/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 8, 2019 08:20PM - edited Oct 8, 2019 08:21PM by ACchaos

Well, I managed to miss that my port incision was infected. I went in yesterday for my expander fill and ended up in the ER and admitted for IV antibiotics. I'm still here, waiting for lab results. I feel fine, if slightly stupid for missing an infection. To date I've only had one AC cycle. I was scheduled to have my second today. It's delayed at least a week if not longer. Meanwhile my hair is falling out at the hospital instead of at home. Sigh.

Dx 6/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/23/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Oct 8, 2019 09:56PM Tmh0921 wrote:

ACchaos

I’m sorry, that sucks. I hope your stay at the hospital is short and they get it under control quickly.

Tracy

First Dx at 27 years old in 1999, 2nd Dx 2018, 3rd Dx 2019... Current Oncotype: 26 Dx 12/7/1999, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/22/1999 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 1/30/2000 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2000 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 8/24/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/4/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/7/2018, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Dx 5/31/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/5/2019 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 9/4/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/2/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 8, 2019 10:01PM - edited Oct 8, 2019 10:03PM by Tmh0921

Day 14 of TC # 2

Once again I've started retaining water. It's like when I was pregnant and my calfs and ankles would swell by the end of each day. Last cycle it resolved by day 19. I asked the oncologist about it and she said it's a side effect of the Taxotere. If it gets too bad they'll put me on a diuretic until I'm done with chemo, meanwhile I'm elevating my feet and drinking Gatorade for the extra electrolytes.

Blood work tomorrow, then round 3 of TC next Wednesday.

Hope everyone has a good night

Tracy

First Dx at 27 years old in 1999, 2nd Dx 2018, 3rd Dx 2019... Current Oncotype: 26 Dx 12/7/1999, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/22/1999 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 1/30/2000 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2000 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 8/24/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/4/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/7/2018, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Dx 5/31/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/5/2019 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 9/4/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/2/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 9, 2019 05:04AM - edited Oct 9, 2019 07:30AM by Brilee76

ACchaos - Hopefully, you'll get to go home quickly. Sounds like a very stressful day. *hug*

Tracy - I hope your water retention subsides quickly! I've been worried about this too.

I've GOT to find a way to force myself to drink when I'm not thirsty.

I went silver today.


~Bridget (BRCA2, 7/1/19-Lupron, 12/30/19-Zometa) Dx 5/16/2019, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/1/2019 Hormonal Therapy 7/1/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 8/6/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 9/18/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2019 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2019 Surgery 1/20/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Oct 9, 2019 08:20AM Maggie007 wrote:

Brilee,, love it, you are just to cute!!!

AC, Tm, I’m sending y’all positive vibes today!!!!

We got this,


Dx 8/28/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 9/24/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 2/10/2020 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy
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Oct 9, 2019 09:05AM LMS458412 wrote:

ACchaos - Sending you healing vibes! I hope you heal quickly and can go home.

Tracy - I hope your water retention goes away soon.

Linda, Snaffle and Ange - Yay for shrinking tumors!

Welcome Jacqs! I'm cold capping with Dignicap. See my pics a few pages back.


I love seeing everyone's pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Bridget - Your wigs look awesome. Very sassy!

Angie - Your eyebrows really look amazing. I never wear makeup, so it's going to be interesting trying to learn how to do my eyebrows.


Leah

Dx 7/8/2019, IDC, Right, 1/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 8/1/2019 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/5/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/22/2020 Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 2/4/2020 3DCRT
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Oct 9, 2019 09:12AM LMS458412 wrote:

Day 14 of TC #2

This treatment has been both better and worse than the first one. I got the constipation under control before it got too uncomfortable. The bone pain was mild and very tolerable. I had some stomach cramping, too. But, the other SE's have been super mild. I feel very lucky.

But, the exhaustion...it's unbelievable. I am so very tired all the time. Last treatment, I had bounced back by this point and felt fairly normal. Not this time. Blood work last week was fine. I get my next blood test tomorrow and meet with my MO. Treatment #3 is one week from tomorrow.

Dx 7/8/2019, IDC, Right, 1/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 8/1/2019 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/5/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/22/2020 Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 2/4/2020 3DCRT
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Oct 9, 2019 10:09AM AngieB92 wrote:

AC - Sorry about your infection but glad you are getting it handled!

Brilee - you need to be a wig model, girl!!

Leah - you can do it! Get some stencils and that will make it easier!

My MO did say my tumor was smaller width wise but he couldn’t get a good read on length because it was hiding behind the dense part of my breast. He did say it was thinner and moved away from my chest wall which was great! This really made me want to jump in the infusion chair even more! Ladies, we’re getting the business end of this done! And we’re doing it in style!

Now go out and kick this day in the rear end! ❤️

Dx 8/8/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 9/16/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/16/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 3/3/2020 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Oct 9, 2019 12:34PM simplelife4real wrote:

Hi All,

I am a member of the September 2013 chemo group. I just wanted to post here to wish all of you the best. I had triple negative breast cancer and had cancer remaining in my lymph nodes after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Radiation and an ALND got the rest of it. Going through cancer treatment is a scary thing, but it can be survived.


Dx 8/1/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/4/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 12/2/2013 AC Surgery 2/12/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 3/31/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 9, 2019 12:38PM Gamb wrote:

Thank you for stopping by Simple, I am triple negative, your are an inspiration

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Oct 9, 2019 01:10PM Brilee76 wrote:

Thanks for the positive feedback on the wigs guys! There's no way you could forget you have on a wig because they're very uncomfortable so all day you kinda wonder if it's still in place or does it look "wiggy". You guys give me the courage to keep going outside of my house with them on! lol

simplelife4real - Thanks for stopping by with words of encouragement! I really appreciate when folks like you stop in to help those of us with less experience.

Ladies who are having treatments this week - I hope everything goes well and am praying that we all have minimal side effects!

~Bridget (BRCA2, 7/1/19-Lupron, 12/30/19-Zometa) Dx 5/16/2019, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/1/2019 Hormonal Therapy 7/1/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 8/6/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 9/18/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2019 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2019 Surgery 1/20/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Oct 9, 2019 04:30PM Maggie007 wrote:

A beautiful day in Ky, I feel normal!! Except the top of me head! Lol hair follicles inflamed, doing a little front porch sitting, waving at people, running my hands through my hair, and it’s coming out lol going to do a intense shampoo with cool water hopefully it will help the hair follicles, don’t care to shave my head, just want the inflammation gone! I have natural curl so it feels like it’s been straightened to long, weird sensation,

Genetics called me my test results are negative, so happy, HUGS

Linda

Dx 8/28/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 9/24/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 2/10/2020 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy
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Oct 9, 2019 05:17PM mandamaybe wrote:

I also took an unanticipated trip to the ER this week. Was feeling some shortness of breath and lightheadedness after my genetics interview Monday, so my nurse had me pop on over to urgent care, who sent me to ER. Six hours, nine needle sticks (most unsuccessful), and a CT scan later, they made me gag myself taking the two most enormous potassium pills ever invented and sent me home.

Was a pretty big downer to be the “sick person” in the isolation room and a face mask getting all those interventions ... because I didn’t eat enough bananas apparently. Still trying to swim my way up from the mental blow, and feeling pretty overwhelmed with how far there is left to go. Hopefully I can get my mental game together over the long weekend, since I’ve got AC#2 waiting for me Tuesday...

Dx 9/16/2019, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/1/2019 AC + T (Taxol)
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Oct 9, 2019 05:28PM Maggie007 wrote:

Sending positive Vibes!! Manda hugs

Linda

Dx 8/28/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 9/24/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 2/10/2020 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy
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Oct 10, 2019 06:25AM Floridaliving18 wrote:

hi brilee

❤️ love the wig!! You look great.

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Oct 10, 2019 06:32AM Floridaliving18 wrote:

Hi cat029

How are you doing? Hope the consult went well. Prayers to you and family.



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Oct 10, 2019 06:40AM - edited Oct 10, 2019 06:41AM by Floridaliving18

Hi mandamaybe

Sorry to hear about your ER visit. The first Ac had me breathing heavy but I have asthma. The second one did not more tired and nausea. I can't even choke down a banana this time. But they gave me potassium pill on first chemo day since mine was low and I had leg aches. Nurses gave me a list of potassium rich foods. Keeping you in my prayers on Tuesday chemo day. !!

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Oct 10, 2019 08:23AM ACchaos wrote:

mandamaybe - so glad your ER stay was short! Better to feel slightly foolish and have it be resolvable than end up admitted!

Maggie007 - I’m in the same hair situation but without access to the outside. My hospital bed looks like a husky had a blow out. It’s kinda embarrassing but unavoidable. The majority of my hair has come out during this four day stay. At leas yours will end up in bird nests etc. 👍


my cultures came back with something so now I’m waiting on the lab figuring out what so they can send me home with targeted antibiotics. In the meantime I’m still hooked up to broad spectrum IV antibiotics. Third night in the hospital. Really hoping I get to go home today.

Dx 6/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/23/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Oct 10, 2019 08:48AM AngieB92 wrote:

AC - hope you can get sprung from the hospital today!!

Dx 8/8/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 9/16/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/16/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 3/3/2020 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Oct 10, 2019 09:11AM ange743 wrote:

Really dreading AC #2 today after having a bad go with vomiting last time. They have added another anti nausea medication so hoping for it to be better this time. Can we just fast forward the next 5 days? 🤔

Hair is just starting to go and I think I'll have my husband shave it in a few days. So not looking forward to that part, but if I have to give up my hair temporarily to get rid of this beast, I suppose it's worth it. I don't go out much anyways, but it'll be even less once I'm bald. That's going to be a real struggle for me. Not so much the being bald, but it being a beacon to everyone that there's something different about me. I'm an anti social wallflower who has strived just to blend in my whole life, so. That's a hard thing for me. I so admire you ladies who can rock the bald head!

Still struggling mentally, but it's slowly getting better as we go. I just want to be able to think about other things, with my cancer only being a small part of my thoughts. But it still pretty much consumes my every thought. As I tell my social worker at Cancer Care, I'm a work in progress. 😜

I wish you all a good day. 😊


Dx 8/15/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 2, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 9/24/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 11/21/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 1/30/2020 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy
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Oct 10, 2019 09:28AM - edited Oct 10, 2019 09:34AM by Tmh0921


Fast Forward button for all of us, to be used to bypass side effects Loopy

First Dx at 27 years old in 1999, 2nd Dx 2018, 3rd Dx 2019... Current Oncotype: 26 Dx 12/7/1999, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/22/1999 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 1/30/2000 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2000 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 8/24/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/4/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/7/2018, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Dx 5/31/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/5/2019 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 9/4/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/2/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Oct 10, 2019 10:42AM Maggie007 wrote:

Sending out Positive Vibes Today, with special hugs!!

My scalp treatment worked. Crown area just a little soreness, but all good, I’m basking in the sun!! Love being outside,, Did a little shopping online using Kroger click list, we will see how that goes, no telling what I ordered, lol, had a little moment of dread thinking Tuesday is chemo day, But didn’t last long, I have so much to be thankful for, I will not allow my self to wallow in self pity!! It is what is,, and I can do this!!!

We all can do this,,

Cancer has messed with the wrong B🎀tch,

Linda

Dx 8/28/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 9/24/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 2/10/2020 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy

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