Good Morning, everyone. Sometimes I wonder just how much I do know about this disease's treatment. I believe, Bernadette, that you had a lumpectomy and that is why you have rads, not necessarily because of the positive sentinel node. I don' know, however, why you had to do the Taxol -- perhaps because of the grade 3. I don't know what stage my tumor was -- I asked but was ignored. I am either stage IIb or a stage IIIa -- the difference between the two for me is whether or not the nodes had attached to each other since my tumor was only 2 cm.
I know we can not compare ourselves to each other, but I do worry because my sister's treatment and resulting symptoms were so different. She is almost 7 years from diagnosis and I can't help but feel I won't make it. Not only did I have more treatment than her, I also responded so differently to that treatment. I lost 17 #, she gained 50 #, she could not smell anything, I smelled everything, she had to have shots before every treatment, I had none. She felt sick almost all the time, I almost never did. She was tired at the end of her AC, I felt great and only got tired at the end of Taxol. With the AC treatment, she got the C first, I got the A. It's all so crazy.
Oops, I believe I am beginning to worry again and I promised myself not to do that this year.
Love you all, and thanks for listening to my fears and Chantry, sorry if I made you worry more. Somehow it has just got me this weekend.