Sorry it has been so long since I updated the blog, but I have felt so good, its hard to find time to sit down and write.
In August and September, I ended up having two more expansions on my breast, which are never comfortable but the pain passes in a few days. I'm learning to live with hard boobs. But I do feel bad for people when they hug me, cause they feel like I have rocks in my chest. We were planning to have my reconstruction surgery January 9th, but I've been a little sick over the holidays so they postponed my surgery until Febuary 6th.
I have continued to take Herceptin every three weeks through the port in my chest.
I have little too no effects from taking Hercetin, except the constant reminder of the risk of heart problems. So ever six weeks I have to get an echocardiogram.
Fortunately, for me I have a great ticker, so I’m not too worried about damage to my heart.
I’m going to continue to take Herceptin until March.
In July, I had a needle biopsy on my thyroid that showed the tumors on my thyroid are not cancer.
Yippy for me!
Unfortunately, there are three tumors, and one of them is on the back side of my thyroid, which could push up against my esophagus. Something I have to watch, but not of concern right now.
The tumors are causing irregularity in my thyroid production so they put me on a steroid, which help my energy level peep up.
My hair is growing back curly and crazy, but at least its growing back.Each day I am grateful, to be healthy and active in my life and with my family. It only took a few months laying around in bed and several hospital visits to learn to appreciate good health and great family and friends.