Hi all of you wonderful TN ladies,
Thanks for the warm welcome and support and I apologize for not posting sooner, our internet has been out since Wed (big summer storm).
Went to my first onc visit. Will be starting TC x 4 (maybe 6, she said she'll decide later) on Aug 5th with rads to follow. Will be getting a port too, although not required since I'm not getting AC, the port is still recommended and I figure I'll have enough going on without feeling like a pincushion. My onc also did not recommend genetic testing because there is no family history. However, she did say that the genetic counselor at the cancer center is very accommodating and will sit down with me and go over everything and I can get tested if I want to (I am still undecided at this point and will talk to the genetic counselor to get some more input on this).
But all in all, I feel wonderful right now. A visit to the onc and a plan and I'm feeling empowered (I have learned that I'm not really very good at waiting
). I know that it won't last, and I'll have bouts of blue, but I figure I will enjoy it while I can.
I'm gonna catch up on the posts and maybe even eventually be able to remember who is who and keep all the names straight
Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend,
Wonderful Hubby and 4 terrific kids ages 17, 16, 14 and 12
Dx 6/23/08 Age 37
Lumpectomy 1.2 cm (Stage 1, Grade 3 IDC)& SNB on 6/24/08 (2 nodes, both neg)
Taxotere/Cytoxan to start on 8/5/08 rads to follow