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    Radiation (External radiation ): I finished my radiation on March 25th. It's been awhile since I've been on, but all is going well - feeling great! Had to put my reconstruction on hold while having radiation, and now it's going to take a little longer to get that completed.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Started my Radiation therapy yesterday. While I am sure that normally it would be painless, because of my RA, my hands and arms hurt so bad I thought I would cry...however yesterday was the longest, and all the rest will only be 15 - 20 minutes tops. The worst part honestly... Having to drive an hr and a half for a 15 minute appt and then back to go to work! Oh well, I praise God I have a job and good insurance

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): So I need to catch up here.. I had my surgery on Oct 15. It was okay. I did take pain meds for a few days afterwards, but decided I didn't need them and stopped. Could not sleep in my bed... Was really uncomfortable so I slept in my recliner for several weeks. That was okay. Had a little inflammation on my left side which held up the expansion process. On Dec 3rd I returned to work full time. Had my final chemo treatment on Dec 18th. Now, I am working on completing the expansion process so that I can start radiation.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Double Mastectomy): Surgery went good, although I am in a little more pain than I had hoped for. But it's done. And Donald says my incisions look excellent.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Double Mastectomy): Okay, so I've finished my chemo for now, and am scheduled for surgery on the 15th. I'm a little nervous... Not about the procedure itself, but about how I'm going to feel losing my breasts. I'm having reconstruction done the same time that they are doing the mastectomy... But I just don't know how I am going to feel. Up to now, I guess I haven't really thought about it... But I only have a week to go before surgery and I am now starting to think about all of this. Will I feel like less of a woman? Will my husband be repulsed by the sight of me? What is going to happen to me. All these things are running through my mind... I guess maybe I need to ponder this for a bit.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): So I am about to have my final round of chemo...Tuesday the 18th should be it! I am really looking forward to having this be done and being able to move on to the surgery. I have done my best to remain positive through this whole thing so far... And I know that if it weren't for my faith in God and the huge support team I have here, I would not be where I am today!