So here are the drugs that we will use for chemo. I will be on Herceptin (indefinitely) and this medicine knows exactly where to go. It will target just the cancer cells. The other two medicines are Carboplatin and Taxotere and these two target everything. So these medications are the ones for chemo. It seriously is/was total information overload.
I also know that some of you are wondering about the MRI that I had on my spine and I did ask my oncologist about the results. Well the PET scan did show a spot which was a hot spot on my L-5 so I was sent to have an MRI on my lumbar. The MRI did show the spot. My oncologist said that it is a possibility that I may have cancer on that spot. They can not be 100% sure if it is cancer or not unless they do a biopsy. Well my oncologist doesn't want to do a biopsy because its close to a nerve that they do not want to damage. So through out chemo he will keep an eye on it to see if it stays the same or shrinks. We won't know what that spot it. This past summer I did mess up my back and it was very painful to sit down so who knows it could be that but like I said we don't know.
I go back to see my oncologist on the 31st of this month. I hope that we start Chemo that day. If not than we will be sure to schedule my chemo. I will do my Chemo first and than radiation and that I will be taking hormone replace me for the rest of my life.
I also want to tell you that yesterday I saw my surgeon and I got my drain taken out!! Woohoo! That was very exciting but eh!! The feeling of it being removed was so weird but so glad that it is gone! I do have to get a fitting for the silicon insert that I will need so I need to make an appointment for that. Oh and I have to schedule my Occupational therapy for my arm. That was a pain to try to find a doctor who treats lymphodema.
|Getting the drain removed.|