I didn't start chemo until after healing 6 weeks...or more...I forget now. And I did have a mastectomy. (My dx is in the roll call.)
But , oh how i wish, I had not been in such a state of shock and denial when going through the beginning of all this. I think i did pretty good at researching info and asking questions ....considering my state of mind......but if only I could have known all that i do now.
I'm very fortunate that my doctors were great at educating me and reminding me that I am in charge and make the decisions. I trusted them and feel that they are truly on my side.
It just would have been nice to have all of you there with me!!