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Hi Vicki. I am also a breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with Stage 2A invasive breast cancer in April of 2006. I did not have lymph node involvement but my tumor was 3.1 cm. I went through bilateral mastectomy (the cancer was only in my right breast) as well as 6 rounds of Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Taxotere chemotherapy. The chemo was awful but I made it through. I was really nauseous throughout but I wouldn't let myself get sick. I kind of had to stay inside most of the time during my treatment because I live in Arizona and it was around 110 degrees every day. I was glad to be done with it. I had my port removed about 2 months after chemo ended because it wasn't working very well anymore anyway. My hair has grown back and is at around neck length in the back. I had kept about half of my eyebrows and eyelashes throughtout chemo but they all fell out a month after I finished! I was so mad. No one told me this could happen. They are all back now and thick as ever though. You sound like you are a very strong determined woman and that is more than half the battle. Try to keep yourself well as you go through the chemo treatments. I found that watching funny movies helped me keep a good attitude. Laughter truly is the best medicine! Thanks for your blog. Please keep us posted on how you are doing! God bless you and your family as you go through this incredibly trying time. It will get better. Take care.

June 11, 2008 - 9:00pm


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