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My journey began in August when I returned home from a river cruise vacation in Europe. Though I had enjoyed the trip, I had experienced more fatigue than was usual. Realizing something was wrong, I reached out to my doctors. finally, after two weeks of searching for answers, a chest x-ray revealed fluid in both lungs. The diagnosis turned out to be metastatic breast cancer. My original breast cancer was 30 years ago, so this recurrence was a surprise.
The treatment protocol decided on by my doctors is a 28-day-cycle of chemo infusion administered every Tuesday for 3 weeks and then one week off. They plan to do this for approximately 6 months.
I completed my second treatment today. So far, I am feeling pretty well. I have received many cards and phone calls expressing kind thoughts and prayers. Thank you all for the wonderful expressions of love.