Whack it, crack it, zap it & restack it. Too technical for you? OK, in laymen terms…. I need the trifecta, chemo then mastectomy & radiotherapy. And because I’m a drama queen I will also receive hormone treatment as I have hormone responsive breast cancer (still getting my head around this piece as this is the one thing I don’t have experience in). On the whole approximately 12 months of treatment….chemo for 6 months (once every 3 weeks) with 4-6 weeks recovery (on a cruise ship with some bfs) then surgery (yay, boobs on cruise), followed by daily radiotherapy for a month and continued hormone treatment (hercepton), (all intravenous) & finally a course of daily oral tamoxifen for 5-10 years! I love it when a plan comes together.
What’s next. The oncologist will check my history with the heomotologist team at RAH, coordinate a heart function test & arrange for my central line procedure then get me started on chemo ASAP (within the next 2 weeks).
This opponent is no Creed/Clubber or Drago. More like Tommy Gun (a common cancer), a wanna be Rocky who gets close to the champ only to use and abuse him (Rocky V). This isn’t even worthy of a ring fight. This is a knock down street fight, no holds barred KO. Winner takes all. Ding ding. Xx