If you knew then, what advice would you give to someone about to start Chemo? Im in Tassie
Nay86 New MemberLaunceston, Tasmania Member Posts: 9 New Member
edited October 2018 in Newly diagnosed
Hi everyone. Sorry for the long post in advance..... sooo this is my story. Im 32 years old. I was talking in bed with my boyfriend and went to lay on my back and something pinched in my right breast. I felt a lump that was different to all my other lumpy breast tissue and the BF agreed. I see a chiropractor for realignment of my body and lymphatic massages every 4 weeks and noticed all the other lumpy breast tissue was broken down but that lump. After 2 visits and the lump staying i went to my Dr who sent me to have a mammogram (which friggen hurt) and an untrasound which i had to wait 4 weeks for the appt. I got in in the 16th Aug Thursday 2018, they scheduled an urgent needle biopsy the 20th Aug and by the 23rd Aug i was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I went into surgery 5th Sept to have a lumpectomy and some lymphnodes removed and the specialist confirmed it started making its way into my lymphnodes. I've been diagnosed with Stage 2 Grade 2 (was grade 3) Ductal Breast Cancer Her 2 negative and oestrogen and progesterone positive. I have been using implanons in my arms for nearly 10 years and it makes me wonder if this has contributed to this. I had a Smart port inserted 28th Sept. I'm currently completing IVF before my Scheduled Chemo on the 22nd Oct. I have to have treatment every 3 weeks for 4 months.Then radiotherapy and hormone therapy. The sheet for Chemo says FEC part one of fec-d and my second sheet says part 2 of FEC-D i hope you understand this. So what do you wish you were told about Chemo? My hospital doesn't have the cold caps and has advised me my hair will go. I've been told to put on gel toes and nails as i will be sun sensitive and i have purchased soft toothbrushes for each chemo round and moogoo body wash, mouth wash, toothpaste and deodorant.
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