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Topic: July 2020 chemo club

Forum: Chemotherapy - Before, During, and After —

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

Posted on: Jul 2, 2020 01:51PM - edited Aug 9, 2020 12:02PM by Iamloved

Iamloved wrote:

Well I am scheduled for July 13 for my port and July 14 7:15 am to start my "infusions"...so much nicer word than chemo. I hope others join to share this very scary journey. I plan to fast 48 hours before and the day of the infusions to reduce side effects. Wishing all a safe and healthty journey.

July Chemo club roll call

Iamloved (Joni ) Start date July 15 TCHP

Annathebrave (Anna ) Start date July 23 TCHP

Trynryan (Amy) TCHP start date 7/8

My name is Rona (username kukalona), started TC on July 10th

mtspacekace (Kacie) July 7. TCHP

kmom57 Four rounds of TC (Taxotere, Cytoxan), every 21 days.Started July 31. Finish oct 2.

melbo (Melissa) TCHP — start 7 augus

Shar2020 July 23 TCH

Brittonkb (Kim) 4 AC every other week started 8/3 followed by 12 weekly Taxol. Should finish 12/14 if all goes as planned.

Smichaels11 (Shauna) 7/1 TCHP

Christine aka: "BlusteryDay" - 4 AC + 4 DD Taxol. Started on July 17th

Surgery December 1 2020 Lumpectomy and oncoplastic surgery Dx 8/8/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 8/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/14/2020, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/14/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 17, 2020 12:12AM - edited Dec 17, 2020 12:16AM by Evergreenman

Annathebrave, I had 20mm DCIS remained in the tumor bed and is still considered as PCR. I will only continue with radiotherapy and Herceptin.

Mtspacekace, all the best for the surgery and pathology results!


Dx 6/19/2020, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 7/1/2020 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 9/9/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/9/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 11/30/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Dec 18, 2020 06:44PM Dubhain wrote:

Finished chemo today! Yes! Side effects have been minimal through it all, thank goodness. My BMX is January 21st. Also at the same time is an oophorectomy. The doctor wanted to do a hysterectomy for preventative uterine and cervical cancers. My BRCA2 results don't even mention a risk of those, so am 99.9999 percent sure I'll only do the oophorectomy. Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions on this? Thank you.

Dx 6/23/2020, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 18, 2020 10:56PM Iamloved wrote:

Dubhain...🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔👏👏👏👏👏

Surgery December 1 2020 Lumpectomy and oncoplastic surgery Dx 8/8/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 8/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/14/2020, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/14/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 19, 2020 02:10AM - edited Dec 19, 2020 02:13AM by KMom57

Dubhain, congrats!!!!

I had an oopherectomy a couple months before my mastectomy, and wish I'd gotten the complete hysterectomy done then. I don't want another surgery, but want it out. The gyn onc had said he would do the oopherectomy with mastectomy, but I wanted it done earlier, and as it turned out that was a lucky choice as covid would have shut down that part of surgery (would have been elective). He would not, however, do the hysterectomy with mastectomy as the potential to seed implants with bacteria was, according to him, too high. Even though I did not have implants, In retrospect, I think in my circumstances with limited help, healing from both complete hysterectomy and mastectomy at the same time would have been too much for me. Sure wish I'd gotten it done earlier with the ooph though. The ooph healing, by the way, was a piece of cake. That I could have done with mastectomy. The hardest part was making myself not climb ladders and reorganize cabinets and such.

Dx 10/2019, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 8/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/6/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/15/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/18/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/31/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 19, 2020 10:57PM Iamloved wrote:

Almost 2 months since my last chemo and NOW my eyelashes are falling out? Wth!!!🤬

Surgery December 1 2020 Lumpectomy and oncoplastic surgery Dx 8/8/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 8/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/14/2020, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/14/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 20, 2020 12:02AM KMom57 wrote:

Iamloved, yeah that happened to me too. Or at least that's when I first noticed how straggly they were and realized I'd lost them. It was about the time when my hair started growing back. And They were last to start growing back. Just maybe a week ago I finally saw tiny baby lashes poking through. The good news is they grow much faster than my hair, and in about a weeks time I have actual fringe on both lower lids and one upper. The other is taking it’s sweet time it seems, but if I look close, I can see they are trying on that lid too.

Dx 10/2019, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 8/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/6/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/15/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/18/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/31/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 22, 2020 09:44AM Melbo wrote:

oh goody! I thought since I still had lashes and most of my eyebrows 5 weeks later I would get to keep them. But apparently that’s not necessarily true.

I had my surgery yesterday. None of it was as bad as I thought it would be. Today I am in some pain, especially if I move in particular ways, but my husband is a rockstar caregiver and I don’t have to do much — he even strips the drains for me.Plus we have awesome friends who’s brought us food and gave us a generous grub hub gift card so we don’t have to do much to feed ourselves.

They said 3-4 days for pathology results — hopefully the holidays don’t delay that until next week because I would like to know sooner rather than later, even if it’s bad news.

Diagnosed right before my 42nd birthday. One husband, two dogs, one cat and no kids. Dx 7/16/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 8/6/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/6/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/6/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/20/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Radiation Therapy 1/31/2021 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 22, 2020 11:35AM Iamloved wrote:

Melbo....Happy to hear your pain is bearable. And a big virtual hug 🤗 to your husband for taking such good care of you! I have 9ne just like that who I haven't thanked enough these last 7 months or maybe I should say 40 years!!! Rest and heal!!

Surgery December 1 2020 Lumpectomy and oncoplastic surgery Dx 8/8/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 8/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/14/2020, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/14/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 24, 2020 09:49AM Melbo wrote:

pathology confirmed that I had a complete response to chemo! Woohoo!

On day 4 post surgery I am sick and tired of the drains, but I am in very little pain. Mostly I’m just uncomfortable and itchy from the bandages and binder. I will be very happy to get all of it removed on Monday.

Diagnosed right before my 42nd birthday. One husband, two dogs, one cat and no kids. Dx 7/16/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 8/6/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/6/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/6/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/20/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Radiation Therapy 1/31/2021 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 24, 2020 11:32AM mtspacekace wrote:

that is such great news melbo! My pathology may take 2 weeks, as they said it’s taking longer due to hospital staff out because of covid. Glad you are feeling well. My drains are a pain, otherwise I feel fairly good. I have the most pain underneath my non cancer side, right at the top of my ribs. I don’t know if this is due to a drain or the tissue expander. It gets really sore in the mornings after I’ve been sleeping. I have a call into plastics to see if I can make an appointment to have drains removed (I will be having them removed here since I’m 2 hours away from their office.) and see if I can get more pain pills. I do ok with Tylenol during the day, but need a little more in the morning and at night...

Merry Christmas Eve to you all!!!

Diagnosed at 38. Dog mom. Wife. Rancher turned warrior, currently busy kicking cancers ass. Dx 6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/7/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 7/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 12/16/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 25, 2020 03:48AM Iamloved wrote:

Melbo...Congrats!!! Isn't it a great feeling to know thetreatment worked. Best Christmas gift! Merry Christmas to you!

Surgery December 1 2020 Lumpectomy and oncoplastic surgery Dx 8/8/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 8/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/14/2020, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/14/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 25, 2020 03:53AM Iamloved wrote:

mtspacekace...Merry Christmas to you! Prayers your Pathology comes back with good news. I was fortunate not to have drains with my surgery. Hope your come out soon!

Surgery December 1 2020 Lumpectomy and oncoplastic surgery Dx 8/8/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 8/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/14/2020, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/14/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 26, 2020 01:20PM mtspacekace wrote:

I hope you ladies all had an amazing holiday! We stayed low key, snd celebrated just my husband and I. He made cinnamon rolls on his traeger, and then smoked a brisket and Mac n cheese. It was a really good relaxing day of healing. Today I feel so good, just 1 week post bmx. Definitely blessed and in great spirits! It’s so nice to be able to eat and drink and taste and not feel sick. My hair is coming back, it looks like I have a 5:00 shadow.

❤️❤️❤️


Diagnosed at 38. Dog mom. Wife. Rancher turned warrior, currently busy kicking cancers ass. Dx 6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/7/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 7/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 12/16/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 26, 2020 03:36PM Iamloved wrote:

mtspacekace...jealous of your 5 o'clock shadow. Looks like mine is coming in quite white. I hope my hair picks up it's pace! Merry Christmas!

Surgery December 1 2020 Lumpectomy and oncoplastic surgery Dx 8/8/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 8/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/14/2020, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/14/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 26, 2020 11:00PM sharon0706 wrote:

Hello, and question from a member of the November chemo group.


The hair that I have left is about one inch right now and there’s one longer patch in front on top that is uncomfortable.

Question: if your hair/scalp started hurting, did the pain go away when you cut your hair, or did you have to shave it to get the pain to go away? Is there any chance the discomfort will just go away over time if I leave my hair alone?

Thanks

Hormonal Therapy 6/29/2008 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 8/24/2020, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/20/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/23/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 27, 2020 01:25AM mtspacekace wrote:

sharon0706: when my scalp started to hurt I had my hairdresser buzz it off to about 1/4” using a guard. Then I would use a sticky lint roller, and roller my head before and after I showered because the hair got everywhere...once most of the hair fell out, it felt so much better! I eventually shaved it using a razor because I had a few stragglers and it looked funny. Using a silk pillowcase also seemed to help with it feeling better.

Diagnosed at 38. Dog mom. Wife. Rancher turned warrior, currently busy kicking cancers ass. Dx 6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/7/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 7/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 12/16/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 30, 2020 05:26PM Dubhain wrote:

Kmom57, I hope my oophorectomy recovery goes as well as yours. Though my doctor said no lifting over 10 pounds for 2 months.

Dx 6/23/2020, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 30, 2020 11:01PM Iamloved wrote:

Anyone still dealing with neuropathy? Mine seems to be getting better in my fingers but my toes...oh how they bother me! I still am holding out hope they recover! Happy New Year to all!!!🍾🥂🍷

Surgery December 1 2020 Lumpectomy and oncoplastic surgery Dx 8/8/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 8/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/14/2020, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/14/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Dec 31, 2020 01:59AM - edited Dec 31, 2020 02:00AM by LilBeamer

sharon0806, my scalp was sensitive for a few weeks and eventually returned to normal. I buzzed it but never fully shaved it.

Dx 6/22/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/5/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 7/5/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/5/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/16/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/3/2021 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 31, 2020 02:51AM Poppy_90 wrote:

Iamloved, I hope you don’t mind me popping into your group. I finished chemo in September and had neuropathy in my hands and feet. Just like you, my hands are getting better. It’s only the fingertips that are still numb...cracking eggs has been a challenge, with many eggs lost in the attempt :). But they are getting better. Similar to you, my feet are a different story. The neuropathy was slowly creeping up my legs. We tried neurotin, which did slow the spread. I came off of it last month though, as I developed a cough and we are hoping that being off the meds will help the cough. My MO wanted to send me for a scan, just to be safe but I wanted to see if stopping the meds would help.

I finished chemo in September, so I think I may be a few months ahead of you, but wanted you to know you’re not alone. My MO tells me not to give up hope and that the feet are almost always slower to come back, so I am still hopeful.

I hope you don’t mind me jumping in. My biggest regret is that I didn’t find this site sooner. I would’ve loved to have the support during the scary early days and especially through chemo. Sending you best wishes and hoping we can both feel our feet again in 2021!

Dx 5/1/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/29/2020 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/5/2020 Breast
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Dec 31, 2020 06:57AM Melbo wrote:

welcome Poppy. I don’t think anyone minds you jumping in.

My fingertips are still numb, but luckily it’s mostly just a lossof sensation and I’m able to still do most things as long as I pay attention. I was one of the later ones in this group though, so I’m still only about 7 weeks out from my last chemo.

Diagnosed right before my 42nd birthday. One husband, two dogs, one cat and no kids. Dx 7/16/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 8/6/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/6/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/6/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/20/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Radiation Therapy 1/31/2021 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 31, 2020 07:30AM brittonkb wrote:

I'm only 2.5 weeks out from my last chemo. I had some very slight neuropathy which has gone away, but still have fatigue and nail pain. I was hoping the side effects would go away by now but suppose I need to be more patient :)

Dx 4/29/2020, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/20/2020 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/6/2020 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 8/2/2020 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/19/2021 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 31, 2020 02:00PM Iamloved wrote:

Poppy_90...Absolutely not...welcome! My oncologist said too to give it time. I had surgery December 1 and it has been a nice break not to have chemo side effects. Radiation starting Jan 25 so I will continue to be optimistic this neuropathy will go away. Happy New Year to you!

Surgery December 1 2020 Lumpectomy and oncoplastic surgery Dx 8/8/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 8/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/14/2020, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/14/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jan 2, 2021 11:50AM Susiemommy wrote:

Dubhain, congrats (way late) on finishing up chemo! So your oncologist suggested the hysterectomy/oophorectomy? I'd like mine to consider that in lieu of estrogen blocking drugs for eternity, but I'm not even sure if that's something that's done.

Dx 6/17/2020, DCIS/IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 AC + T (Taxol)
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Jan 4, 2021 11:57PM mtspacekace wrote:

Just checking in with you ladies. I had my follow up appointments today. Surgeon said that my lymph nodes were clear, I had clear margins (although it was less than 1mm..but clear) and they removed all of the 1cm cancer that was left. Sooooo...I guess I’m cancer free!

Waiting to hear from my mo to see if I should do radiation. (Surgeon said not normally since nodes were clear...but with my age, HER2 status, and it was close to the skin...that maybe it would be recommended.

Also had PT, I didn’t realize there was so much to recovery and taking care of the lymph system. Got to pick out a cool sleeve, snd got new excercises to do in 2 weeks. I got strict instructions to take it easy for another 10 days...and start working back into activities.

But feeling glad the cancer is gone! Now onto herceptin/perjeta

Diagnosed at 38. Dog mom. Wife. Rancher turned warrior, currently busy kicking cancers ass. Dx 6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/7/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 7/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 12/16/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Jan 5, 2021 02:13PM Trynryan wrote:

Congrats with the great news mtspacekace! Wooo Hooo!


Dx 6/18/2020, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 7/8/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 7/8/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/8/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jan 11, 2021 02:06PM cdw2020 wrote:

Good afternoon everyone! I am finished with TCHP and recovering well from my double mastectomy (6 weeks out). I am now onto tamoxifen and herceptin and looking for the new year ahead! My big question is if any of y’all have received or are getting the covid vaccine? I am able to get it this week but am still trying to decide. Would love to hear what your oncologists are recommending and if you know anyone who has received it while receiving treatment. Thanks so much!

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Jan 11, 2021 06:09PM - edited Jan 11, 2021 06:09PM by Melbo

you know how some days just seem to slap you in the face? I had my consult with the radiation oncologist today and apparently they think I did have a positive lymph node early on. The original biopsy didn't show cancer, but it reacted to chemo like it was cancerous. Therefore they are assuming it was cancerous and will radiate my lymph nodes as well to be sure. If it was cancerous it moves me to stage 2B and almost to stage 3a since my original big tumor was 2.8 cm. (The cutoff for 3a is a 3xm tumor and 1 lymph node.) the whole thing has messed with my mind quite a bit.

Which, made the phone call I got later from my OB-GYN a complete mind f***. Apparently the Pap smear I had in August (six effing months ago!!) was abnormal and they need me to get a colposcopy to rule out HSIL and/or cervical cancer. I'm sure it's nothing. But that's also what I said about the lump in my breast.

Cdw — I haven't discussed with my oncologist yet, but I assume they will recommend it since they recommended I get the regular flu vaccine even when I was in the middle of chemo. I will see my oncologist tomorrow and it's on my list of questions for him

Diagnosed right before my 42nd birthday. One husband, two dogs, one cat and no kids. Dx 7/16/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 8/6/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/6/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/6/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/20/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Radiation Therapy 1/31/2021 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 11, 2021 08:15PM mtspacekace wrote:

melbo...I’m sorry to hear about all your shitty news. I will be praying that all tests come back in the clear!

I have learned that they are recommending radiation for me...my age, HER2, didn’t have pcr, and less than 1mm from skin are the reasons. They cant give me any stats because I’m such a rare case apparently. I’m really disappointed that everything I’m doing to get rid of this cancer isn’t working. Is my oncologist doing a good job? I’m starting to get really discouraged. What if I do all of this shit and it doesn’t work, what if I’m one of those people that it ends up getting. I have been so positive throughout all of this...now I’m feeling like the doctors are just telling me stuff to keep my hopes up. Nothing ever works in my favor... I am about shit full of being positive and fighting.

I guess I’m going to do the radiation, even though it’s 2 hours away from home and I’ll be staying there most days. 5 weeks is a long time to be away from my dogs...and hubby...even though I will most likely come home once during the week, and weekends...as long as the weather is good.

Diagnosed at 38. Dog mom. Wife. Rancher turned warrior, currently busy kicking cancers ass. Dx 6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/7/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 7/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 12/16/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Jan 12, 2021 07:30AM Melbo wrote:

it occurred to me this morning that I had started chemo right before I had that pap six months this ago. I had asked at the time if it was okay to do the pap with the chemo and was told it wouldn’t be an issue. A thirty second google search this morning showed that chemo can cause an abnormal pap. I assume that’s why my ob waited six months to reschedule me — to make sure I was off chemo — but that’s a guess since she was shit at explaining.

Mtspacekace — sometimes the only thing we can do is put one foot in front of another. We had very similar diagnosis and had the same chemo treatment. The only difference is I chose a lumpectomy + radiation instead of the more aggressive mastectomy. It truly sucks that you are throwing everything you can at your cancer and it’s still causing problems. I truly hope that radiation knocks out the last of your cancer cells and that you can manage treatment despite the awful drive

Diagnosed right before my 42nd birthday. One husband, two dogs, one cat and no kids. Dx 7/16/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 8/6/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/6/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/6/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/20/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Radiation Therapy 1/31/2021 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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