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Jan 13, 2021 02:35PM
AB45: lots of positive vibes sent your way! Chemo isn’t fun...but it’s not as bad as the movies make it. They have so many great drugs to help it not suck as bad. And some people tolerate it very very well! My neighbor is going thru chemo right now, and I’m extremely jealous of her as she has not had any loss of taste, nausea, diarrhea, nothing like I have had...and we were on a lot of the same chemo drugs!
Met with my oncologist today, I will be doing kadcyla for 14 cycles. On one hand I’m glad they have this drug, and I pray I will tolerate it well...on the other hand, I was looking forward to being done with herceptin in August. With any luck I will finish kadcyla, radiation, and reconstruction this year. 2021 will be spent kicking what they found in 2020’s ass!
Also got to see my nurses today, I don’t know what I would do with a different one each time, they’ve become truly good friends. I told them about the struggles the nurses at the other place had with my port. I will be having my first kadcyla infusion at the different place and my nurse here said I could come and have her access the port, (since I plan on coming home once per week during rads, as long as the weather is good, I’ll just plan my trip so that she can access it the day before infusion).
All the talk of staging, and I don’t even know. I’m sure I could dig around and find it...but I know right now it’s not 4, so I’m just going to keep running on the hamster 🐹 wheel of cancer as someone put it in another thread.
Also, found out I get to have the rona shot tomorrow!!!! Happy dance! Very excited to have that weight off my shoulders.
Diagnosed at 38. Dog mom. Wife. Rancher turned warrior, currently busy kicking cancers ass.
6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH)
6/3/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
7/6/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
7/7/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
7/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
12/15/2020 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement