Thursday, January 14, 2010
Yesterday was my first appointment with my specialist. I feel reassured and very comfortable with her. Our news yesterday was very disappointing. The type of cancer I have is a resistant type of breast cancer. So, we had slipped back down to the base of the mountain (very discouraging). With this type of cancer I have not only chemotherapy but I will also be on Herceptin (a monoclonal antibody) which has a very ugly side affects profile (specifically cardiac related). I will be going back in for major surgery within the next two weeks. I will let everyone know the exact date when I find out next week. The typical breast cancer patient usually will have 12-16 weeks of chemo, I will have an entire YEAR of Herceptin! I was ready for a 16 week "climb" but a YEAR? Yes, indeed it is going to be a tough climb and much longer than first anticipated. But, I have Faith the Lord will carry me to the top :). I thank all of you for your continuous prayers, show of support and helping me on my "climb". One step at a time together we will climb!