I agree. Triple negative does seem to have gotten a bad rap. The name doesn't seem to help!
Anyways, I focus on the positives like it responds very well to chemo and after two years the recurrence rate drops and
after five years it really drops to below what it is for those positive sisters. Also, we don't have to take anymore drugs
I hate drugs!
I finished chemo 2 1/2 weeks ago. Since I got knocked down by it every two weeks, I'm finally beginning to feel like I've crawled out of the pit.
I'm starting radiation in July. I also have to go in for my six month mammogram. I couldn't feel my lump so in a way, even though I have a dimple,
I'm eager to have this done so I can really see that it's gone. On the other hand, a part of me has that scared feeling as well. What if...
Ugh! I can't even say it.
I'm just trying to remember that triple negative cancer cells do not like chemo drugs and I've just had my share of those drugs.
Feeling a bit anxious about procedures like this is normal for bc survivors and if I didn't feel the least bit anxious it would probably be because
I'm off in La La Land somewhere instead of in reality. I also need to remember that since I couldn't feel my 3.5 cm tumor this test may just have
made my life take a different turn that what might have been.
So, here's to tests!
We might not always like the outcome but they will help us know what is going on so steps can be taken to fix the outcome.
Diagnosed at age 47
DX: 12/13/07 IDC Stage IIa Grade 3 3.5 cm TN
Lumpectomy 1/30/08 SNB neg
Chemo-2/29/08: 4 A/C 4 Taxol-Done 6/6/08! NED!
33 Rads 7/7/08-8/20/08 Done!
12/10/09 Now Ruptured Brain Aneurysm Survivor!