Ive posted quite a bit recently as I'm in the next stage of my treatment. In April I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A 3.2cm lump and a 1.2cm lump in the same breast, I was E+ and HER2+ with lymph node involvement. I had 6 months of chemo and Herceptin. I have just had a mastectomy and reconstruction and my lymph nodes were taken.
I will get my full results in a few weeks (unfortunately the day before my birthday). I saw an oncologist the other day and they said they can tell me provisionally it looks like there is residual cancer cells in the larger lump although it had shrunk a bit and there were some dead cells there. They couldn't find the smaller lump. I have been advised I will be likely starting TDM1 in 3 weeks time. Obviously I was deverstated but not 100% shocked as I knew the lump was still there after my chemo had finished.
I am trying to get my head around this next batch of treatment. I had a horrible time with the chemo initially and the surgery has been hard. I have a 10 month old I'm unable to pick up for 6 weeks which feels like just another horrible thing. I'm also quite worried about the possibility now of further spread. I've been quite emotional this past week and I'm just reaching out to hear others experiences if they have been through anything similar.