Oh, Anthi, I'm sorry you've been having such a rough time. That's what this board is here for! So when you get down, you post about it! It's true, HER2 + does have a down side, but we also know that Herceptin makes it very treatable, should it come back...and there's nowhere that says that is a given...you made it 61 years? Right? (I think that's what you posted, forgive me if I'm wrong about that!) And you've quit feeding those hungry little buggars estrogen now. You've got an agressive chemo plan in action...And no nodes, if I remember right, as well. Unless you've got an expiration date stamped on you that you haven't told us about, then I'd say your chances are very good, Anthi!
For all I know, I could be HER2 +. They didn't test for it back when I was diagnosed, because Herceptin was still in trial phases. Only women with mets were tested, and only those who had no other options got the drug. If I've been tested since, no one has told me about it.
Weight gain is something we've all Ior most of us, anyway!) have had to deal with. If they are giving you steroids, there's not much way around it, I'm afraid. You can deal with that when the treatment is over. And walking a couple of miles a day??? Geez, I'd be gaining weight, too...muscle weighs more than fat! LOL
They didn't have the Taxanes when I was going through chemo, either, so I can't really speak to that, but my goodness...you're half way through, sweetie! Congratulations!!!
Enjoy that warm and sunny weather. It's beautiful here today, too, flowers and beginning to bloom...and we're supposed to be having snow showers by the weekend. ARGHHH!!!
Please let us know when you're feeling low, though, really! That's what friends are for. And since we've all of us been where you are, we certainly understand.
PS...So are you fluent in French??? And do you speak other languages??? I have a degree in French, but after all these years of not using it, I've forgotten a lot more than I remember! I also took a bit of Spanish and Russian and German...Russian was actually my favorite, but there weren't a lot of programs for Russian when I was in college, so I didn't get far. At the time, my primary interest in other languages was to read them fluently, not necessarily to speak them well. I still force myself to read a book in French occasionally, but, oh, my....it is a test of my tenacity to do so! LOL