I must share my insanely good news I received from my oncologist today. My cancer lump in my breast is gone!!! The MRI results came back and there is nothing there. I can't do my "I am cancer free" happy dance yet, actually not until after surgery, but I am secretly doing that dance :)
I also met with my surgeon, Dr. Anne Wallace. She is a tiny powerhouse! She has encouraged me to stick with lumpectomy only then on to radiation. She was very happy with my results and even mentioned others with my type of cancer don't do as well on Pembro so I consider myself VERY lucky.
I survived my first dose! it was actually really uneventful, but glad one of four is now over. Above is a picture of my cute nurse, Ashley, and the two injections of the A of AC aka "red devil". So I was wrong in my last post. I thought I was getting the benadryl and pepsid, but i guess not. My new pre-meds are now two anti-nausea meds and steroids. Yay! more pimples on my face!
Here I am getting the red devil. My shirt is blowing a kiss to all of you :)
Because I did so well on the Taxol, my oncologist said I can take my AC doses every two weeks rather than every three. Therefore, after each dose of AC I have this little gizmo attached to the back of my arm.
This "On-body Injector" is soooo cool. In a nutshell, the chemo takes my blood cell counts very low so this "On-body Injector" is attached to the back of my arm to inject meds that boost them back up. The nurse has already inserted the meds in it. Once she turns it on, she has a couple of seconds to place it then it beeps 14 times, then a tiny needle shoots into my arm. I have to leave it on for 27 hours. It beeps a green light consistently. At hour 27 it will start beeping and slowly injecting me with the medicine. It will take 45 minutes to inject it all then I can pull it out. How cool is that?
Here I am showing off my new piece of technology!
Well, it is the night of and I am still feeling fine. I have three different nausea meds sitting all in a row on my bathroom counter just in case. Fingers-crossed I won't need it.
Hi! I'm Amy. I was diagnosed at 44 with