Please be patient with my spelling and long rambling sentences… I just got back from chemo and they give me LOTS of drugs that mess with my brain. But I wanted to share the news with you.
We learned today that this round, Number 6, will be my last. After going in for my infusions tomorrow and Monday, our focus will change to dealing with a new and rapidly growing mass near my mastectomy scar. It looks and feels like the kind of mass that’s called “local recurrence after mastectomy” and since my original tumor was so darn big and spread out, we knew I was at high risk. I had a biopsy Monday, and the pathology results were inconclusive. Therefore, the whole thing, with a large margin of normal tissue, needs to come out. SOON.
Meanwhile, we are abruptly changing our focus to radiation therapy. Because of the stage of my original cancer, I knew I’d eventually need radation, but I didn’t think it was going to be so all of a sudden! I get started next Friday, if my blood counts are OK. We had thought that radiation was going to wait until after my other surgeries… (hysterectomy and ovary removal, the other mastectomy….) but now those need to get bumped to May.
I am truly going to be devastated if we find out that all this chemotherapy wasn’t effective.