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bakerrbakerr Member Posts: 23
Well its a while since I posted, last November when I was diagnosed with HER 2 positive BC I was surprised to find out how many different Breast cancers exist. I suppose I have just followed what the doctors have suggested, but have always felt that it was my choice in what treatment I undertake. Because the cancer was already in the lymph system I started with Chemo, Hercepton and Perjeta. 6 rounds of chemo and I made it through, though I still have the other drugs till December. Waiting for surgery, deciding what to do was the toughest call. My female surgeon gave me the choice, take the front off the boob and all the lymph glands under the arm, wait for the results and see if I need more surgery. Its been 9 annoying days, but tomorrow is D Day, of course I could have just opted to have the breast off, but I wanted the choice. It's strange that the breast is not really sore but the drain under the arm is very annoying, I keep forgetting it and it gets stuck on the furniture lol.
So whatever happens tomorrow, it's just a part of God's journey, and this is a hiccup on the way.


  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,903
    Good luck with your decision, I hope you sleep well tonight. Let us know how you get on. Onwards and upwards. K xox
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  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 5,352
    Best of luck for tomorrow.
  • ZoffielZoffiel Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 2,973
    @bakerr good luck. The drains are gross. Id hung one on the taps when I was having a shower then forgot about it and just (tried) to walk away. Squealing, gagging and tethered to the tiles. Yuk. Let's hope the news is good and you are on the road to recovery. Mxx
  • steplightlysteplightly Gold CoastMember Posts: 185
    All the best with the next step @bakerr. Thoughts and prayers with you today.
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 4,592
    Good luck @bakerr
  • onemargieonemargie queenslandMember Posts: 1,255
    Thinking of you @bakerr.  Let us know how you go. Big hug.  Margie.xx   
  • tigerbethtigerbeth MelbourneMember Posts: 533
    edited July 2018
    Good luck @bakker  hope it all goes well
  • lrb_03lrb_03 Member Posts: 1,201
    Hi @bakerr, yes, the drains can be very irritating. Mine caught a few times,  then on the 7th night lost its vacuum, and fell in the morning while I was sitting on the edge of the bed.
    Hope your results were good
    Take care
  • bakerrbakerr Member Posts: 23
    Thank you for all your prayers, hugs and kind thoughts, the drugs and chemo have had such a good result that they could not find any cancer in the area they removed just a rough area where it had been. They took out 22 lymph glands and could only find where the cancer had been in one of them. I am so glad my surgeon is progressive. I am really pleased with the neo adjuvent treatment, that gives the drugs before surgery.  I still need radiation to the chest area where some cancer showed up on the PET scan.  It will be interesting to see what the radiologist thinks I need done.
    The most interesting thing about this targeted treatment is that you really know if the drugs are working against the cancer.
    I am hoping to get rid of the Drain this weekend, but that's a small price to pay.
    So onto the next step. xxxxx
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,903
    What lovely words to hear, 'they couldn't find any cancer'. I hope everything else gets mopped up thoroughly & swiftly. Well done you! K xox
  • nikovnikov Melbourne, VICMember Posts: 81
    Hey @bakerr really hoping things go well for you today. Microinavsive DCIS HER2+ and finished my Herceptin March this year. No cancer found in the lymph nodes but still did Chemo and Radiotherapy. Sending you lots of love and well wishes xo

  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 3,889
    All the best with your ongoing treatment, @bakerr .... you've done the hard yards - let's kick this sucker's butt xxxx 
  • lrb_03lrb_03 Member Posts: 1,201
    That's great to hear, bakerr. 
    Rest recover and heal for a few weeks now, before radiotherapy begins. 
    Take care 
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