In late February I found a lump in my neck under my collar bone. I didn’t think it was anything but went to the Doctor to get it checked out. I had an ultrasound after I came back from my trip and because of the location the doctors did not want to biopsy it. Last Friday I went in for a PET scan which basically is a full body scan with a radioactive contrast that lets doctors see cancer with out having to have surgery. My scan revealed that my cancer has come back. It started behind my implant and has spread.
This Monday I will have surgery to have my chemo port put in and to get a biopsy to make sure the cancer is the same as it was last time. Then Next Friday I will start my chemo. My chemo will go on a three week cycle and I will have two weeks of chemo and one week off. The drugs that my Dr is using are new drugs and he is very encouraged that they will work for my triple negative cancer.
Our Family is standing strong and being very brave, my girls and my husband Paul are so incredibly supportive and loving. I can not begin to tell you the love that I feel from them every minute of every day. I am truly blessed that they are mine.
This is not something that was even on my radar. I have been feeling a bit of pain in my chest but just thought it was my lymphedema bothering me. So My head is spinning and I have so many questions rolling around in my head, but for right now I am ready to fight. I am coming out with my pink boxing gloves on and my cancer ass kicking boots on. Cancer has picked the wrong chick!
Our family asks that you pray for us and that we can overcome this hurdle and come through the other side with a clean bill of health.
Cross posted on Spruce Hill