It’s hard to believe that I only have 2 more rounds of chemo left…TWO! It’s also strange to realize that I have been receiving chemo for nearly 6 months… It’s been an unbelievable test to my spirit and my desire to live. But the battle is not yet won, almost though 😉
February 27th I meet with my radiation oncologist to go over her plan of attack…she will be running a series of tests to ensure that I don’t have any ‘hot spots’ before proceeding with the actual business of getting me ready for radiation. Once the scans come back clean those same scans will be used to determine exactly where the radiation will be aimed. Then I’ll be tattooed and the computer will use those tattoo marks to line up the machine to deliver the radiation as precisely as possible. We’ll do a trial run to confirm everything is on the mark and then I’ll begin 6 weeks of daily treatments.
On March 11th I’ll be having my pre-op appointment for my port removal and its possible that the port could be removed that same week. I’m hoping so…this problematic little port needs to go bye-bye!
The only downer; reconstruction will have to wait 4-6 months after radiation treatments have ended. Unfortunately, the treatments will do their own damage to the area and its best to wait and see what the final outcome will be before having ‘everything fixed’.
I am happy to report that I will NOT have to take Tamoxifen after all! Yay!!! I’ve put my heart through enough already, thank you very much! LOL Instead, I’ll be on Femara for 10 years…talk about having a ball and chain!
Right now I’m focused on getting over whatever bug I caught. My oncologist wasn’t pleased with my fever, cough or sore throat but decided to give my immune system a little test drive to see if I could fight the infection on my own without the need for antibiotics, etc. So with the help of wheat grass, juice, green tea and a TON of rest, I am happy to report that I’m on the mend…just in time for chemo! LOLOL
Thank you to everyone for your love and support! Everyday I’m winning this battle and its because I have all you helping me along the way!