Friday, July 22, 2011


Yes, I NEED Chemo.  Big time.

My chances of getting Stage IV breast cancer (for which there is no cure) are 50% without it.  The cancer drug Tamoxifen (which I will be on for 5 years) and chemo will bring my chances of no recurrence to 85-90%.  I was hoping for 100%, but I'm greedy.

Pathology showed that I have Grade 3 breast cancer (this is an upgrade from the biopsy) with a score of 8 out of 9.  Most aggressive, fastest growing cancer.

Port will be put in on August 10, first chemo August 11.

Yes, I'll lose my hair.  Yes, I'll be on anti-nausea pills around the clock.  Yes, I'm going to be exhausted.

I tried to look at hats today but I just couldn't do it.

More later...

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