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Hi folks. Went for results yesterday. Good news is that margins were good & lymph nodes clear. Bad news is it was a 31 mm DCIS with a 16mm Grade 3, invasive ductal in the middle of it. It was Her2+ so I have to have chemo & Herceptin. Waiting to hear when I can see the Oncologist. Scared very scared.
Hi Sue. Thanks so much for your reply. You're right, of course. My consultant said to think of a lawn with one nasty weed in the middle of it. You cut out the weed and although you're sure you got it all you put weed killer on the whole lot just to make sure. At the risk of sounding ridiculous when so much is at stake, yes I'm scared of how I will feel when I'm going through the chemo but what also scares me is losing my independence & having to rely on family & friends for everything. We live out in the sticks with no public transport. If I can still drive it will be ok or will I feel so crap I won't care?
I also have a grade 3 invasive ductal that is HER2 positive. Mine was 10mm after the biopsy, and this may change. I am a little behind you. I only had my lumpectomy and SNB yesterday, results appointment due on 30th January, so an anxious wait ahead of me. I have already been told I will be having chemo and Herceptin, whatever the results show. I am scared, too, but have been told the Herceptin is a "wonder drug" and will deal with the little bugger. Just a shame it works better with chemo!
Hi Sue. Thanks that is really encouraging, brilliant in fact. As soon as the snow clears I shall be out & about again.
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