Yesterday was one year that my doc called with this: "well it seems like there are a few cancer cells in that biopsy. I've scheduled you an appointment with a surgeon for tomorrow ". And so my journey began. [...]
I got my chemo nurse to hang my special "CHEMO CABERNET " today. "It'll fix what ailes you" at 520 proof.
Here for my every 3 week med infusion. I'll get this for the next 7-8 months. It combats the protien or hormone or something that promotes tumor growth. [...]
So I am feeling like the chemo is finally leaving my body after 2 months or so since my last dose!
Last week resumed Herceptin. That is the infusion to block a protein in the cellular make up of the tumor that promotes tumor growth. I will get this 1x per 3 weeks for another 8 months...yikes![...]
Have seen both the oncologist and the surgeon. As I said before I will still have surgery to be sure any residual cancer cells are removed. That has been scheduled for September 10th. Have to have 2 smaller procedure on the 3rd and the 9th that will guide the procedure. On the 3rd they will inject a chip to localize the area where the tumor was and the 9th will be an injection of dye to trace thelymph nodes. The surgery is out patient and will last about 2 hrs. Recovery is 2-4 weeks. [...]
Saw surgeon today and got MRI results. NO RESIDUAL TUMOR! the chemo melted it all.
The standard of care is still to do surgery to remove the tissue in the region the tumor was. This, in theory, will remove any cells that may not be visualized on the MRI. do not have a date for that scheduled yet. It will be an outpatient procedure with 4-6 week recovery time. Then onto radiation.[...]