I gave birth to Emma on Saturday (the 8th) and was back in the cancer infusion center on Tuesday (the 11th) getting my regular Taxol treatment as well as adding Herceptin, a drug I couldn't have when I was carrying Emma. By being able to add this drug now for these last treatments I will be able to take off 6 weeks of chemo on the backend, post surgery. Therefore Dr. Lyss believes I will be done with my chemo treatments by Christmas 2011. It is the best Christmas present I could ever ask for.
We celebrated last week's treatment with "Give Cancer the Boot" theme:
|Cowboy and Cowgirl|
|With Mom and Dad and the little boots for Emma!|
|Only 5 more treatments left|
This past Tuesday we kicked off the treatment with the theme "Cooking up a Cure":
|Rett made us Chef hats!|
|Rett, me and Jan|
I met with my surgeon, Dr. Yazdi, yesterday and we are set for a lumpectomy and axillary lymph node dissection on March 8th. It will be about a 2 hour surgery and will require one night in the hospital. He believes my full recovery will take about 6 weeks however I will be out of commission for 2 weeks and not able to drive. As I near about 4 weeks post surgery I will begin physical therapy as well as radiation and the rest of my chemotherapy. It will be a long road ahead but I am looking forward to getting all of this done and putting the cancer chapter behind me so I can focus on my precious little Emma.