Posts Tagged ‘chemotherapy’

My Breast Cancer Journey Update … July 31, 2014

July 31, 2014

My Breast Cancer Journey Update, July 31, 2014. I saw my Oncologist, today. I am so angry, and upset, with him. All of this time, I was led to believe that if my surgeon was able to remove ALL of my Cancer tumor (which she was); and if the pathology report of the lymph nodes, that were removed, proved negative (which they are) … that I would not need any chemotherapy, or radiation. Now, today, he is going to tell me that there is one more test that needs to be done; and it is some kind of special test where a specialty lab, examines the tissue (that was removed) – the genes, in the tissue, to be specific … to see if any Cancer Cells were awakened, from a dormant state, etc. If any Genes were awakened, then he strongly suggested that I have chemo, and/or radiation; otherwise there will be a chance for this Cancer to return in either the lungs, liver, kidney, etc. Get the drift? Oh, and, of course, he kept telling my sister, and I, it will be MY choice on having chemo, and/or radiation, or not; if the Cancer is found, to be positive, in my genes. Oh, and the pills they keep mentioning to me; I will need to be on them, once I start, for, at least, 10 years.  😦

I HAVE THE BIG ‘C’ … Cancer; AND, Yes, I Am Scared!!!

June 18, 2014

Hi, to all of my blogger friends, and readers.  I am sorry that I have not blogged any deals, etc., for a while … that you are used to seeing on my blog.  About the beginning of May (2014), I found a lump, in my right breast.  I, eventually, had a mammogram; and, yes, it was found positive for malignancy.  A biopsy followed, then, a bilateral MRI … however, yet, to this very day; I am still walking around with this monster inside of me.  WHY?  I, really, feel like these doctors do not care about anything that I am going through; and, trust me, I am going through a lot … anxiety attacks, chest pressure (and, I have suffered a heart attack, in 2007), and severe emotions (crying, being scared – more like petrified), etc.  If there is anyone reading this that have any advice to give me, that will be of help to me; I welcome it.  I have sought a second opinion, yesterday; however, their rush to schedule me for surgery, this coming Friday, is scaring me off.  They did not ask, nor know anything about my health history, etc.  I have had 4 strokes, a heart attack, and, have been diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disease, in 2000 … which, is, now, supposedly, in remission, since December, 2008.  I need to know how chemo and radiation, if needed, will effect me, and my health.  Not any of my doctors shared this information with me.  One oncologist wants me to have a P.E.T. Scan, to make sure that the Cancer is not elsewhere in my body.  This test, really, scares me; although, I welcome it, at the same time … as it will show if there is anything else wrong in my body.  For those that do not know what a P.E.T. Scan is, it is a machine/program that scans the whole body from the top of the head to the toes (well, really, up to about your knees); but, you get the drift.  This P.E.T. scan is scheduled for this coming Friday; and, I pray that I will have, positive information to share with all of you, afterwards.  Until, then, take care; and I welcome your prayers!


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