Aug 22, 2016. Well, since the cat seems to be out if the bag, I've decided to catch those if you that are curious up, just to what the heck is going on. So...here goes
July 14, 2016 Talked to my regular doctor about a "odd dimple" with bump under it.
July 20, 2016 Ultra sound of lymph nodes and mammogram of right boob completed and was immediately referred and went right over to see a surgeon Dr. Monfils.
July 21, 2016 Dr. Monfils completed biopsy's of lymph nodes and mass under "odd dimple".
July 22, 2016 Dr. Monfils advises lab results confirm stage 2 breast cancer. Lymph node negative for cancer.
July 28, 2016 Met with my oncologist Dr. Wan who very slowly, patiently and in cancer 101 explained my numbers from pathology, his plan for "my cure.". He talked to Dave and I for darn near 2 hours, until we had no more questions.
August 1, 2016 Dr Monfils (surgeon) put a port in on my left side to be used any time I need anything that a IV would be needed for. It was inserted in a pocket just under my skin and had one end directly in by blood stream. This port can also be used for blood draws too and avoids the need for a IV. They also did a echocardiogram to determine a baseline of my heart as one of the chemo drugs could lead to heart problems, which they also will be monitoring.
August 2, 2016 Chemo Class basically a 101 on anything & everything I needed to know (and then some).
August 3, 2016 First Chemo Treatment. 4 different drugs administered one at a time, with a saline wash in-between. Appt was 9-4 ish. Long day...
August 7, 2016 Feeling typical side effects which I won't bore you with, but note to self: "must keep myself hydrated so I don't pass out and end up in ER again."
August 8-11, 2016 Daily hydration treatments at cancer clinic.
August 11, 2016 Continued hydration treatments but started 1 of 5 "booster shots" to help my white and red blood counts stay up cause damn chemo kills bad and good cells.
August 19, 2016 Really, really rough day. Dave went with me to tour "Living Well" a place in Geneva that offers free of any charge therapy, counseling, cooking classes, art classes, stress relief, yoga, for the patient and any member of the family. But, the sad and very emotional part was ordering a wig. Yep, my hair is coming out pretty fast and I'm sure it will be only a short time before it will have to go bye-bye. ??.
August 22, 2016 Blood port draw for update meeting with oncologist Dr. Wan tomorrow at 2:45.