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