The Anchor 💗⚓️💗 – Edition 6

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April 13, 2017

Dear Friends and Family,

TW and I attended appointments yesterday at MDA.  When you are at an MDA, consider it a “Most of the Day” event going from appointment to appointment, seeing one doctor after another and doing one test after another.  Yesterday was not different….  I started my morning off with an echocardiogram to check my heart to make sure that it is ok to receive chemo treatments.  I also went to the Infusion Therapy Center where I learned all about the port that I will be having surgery for to receive chemo from.  When the PA saw that I still had all of my drains in from surgery, she said that my port surgery and chemo would be delayed.  I need to have all of my drains out before they will do anything.  Next, I headed over to the plastic surgery department “plastics” (as MDA calls it) to talk to them about my drains and a problem that I was having with one of them leaking.  The last appointment of the day was with my oncologist.  I really love my oncologist, she is so positive and does a great job explaining things.  I have the most common type of breast cancer, 100% estrogen-receptor- positive.  I am progesterone-receptor-negative, and HER2-negative.  I will receive Taxol weekly for 12 weeks and AC every 2 weeks for 4 treatments.  My port operation and first chemo treatment will now be on April 28th.  I am HOPEFULE that the drains will be out soon, considering I have had them for over 3 weeks.

DRAINS, DRAINS, GO AWAY!!!

Anchored in HOPE,

JW

Pictured above:  The beautiful red roses are from my friend, LB and her family.  She knows me well, red roses are my favorite flower!