In February 2017, my routine mammogram was supposedly “normal”. But by late summer, I came to realize that something felt different, and I knew I had to get it checked. In September, I was diagnosed with breast cancer (invasive ductal carcinoma, the most common kind).
A brief synopsis of what’s transpired so far (and what’s to come) First surgery: lumpectomy, Oct. 11 Second surgery: lumpectomy revision. (Seeking clear margins) Oct. 19 Cancer still present after 2nd surgery Third surgery, mastectomy: Nov. 7 (No reconstruction planned) First day of Chemo : Dec. 7 Chemo schedule: herceptin/taxotere/carboplatin/ given in succession, every 3 weeks, for a total of 6 treatments. To be followed by 12 remaining treatments of herceptin alone.
A dear friend (Thank you, Ginger) suggested I start this Caring Bridge site as a way to keep people updated on my progress. It seems like a good idea, and this way you guys can follow or subscribe to my updates at your own discretion, and I don’t have to post about my medical adventures on Facebook.
One rather inconvenient thing: if you ask me a question in the comment section, there is no way for me to reply to your comment. Likewise, if I answer in a new comment, Caring Bridge does not notify previous commenters that a new comment has been posted. So if you have a question, please do me a favor and just contact me directly by email or by phone or text. Thanks for understanding.
Thank you stopping by here. The love and support from family and friends will surely give me strength for this fight.