Archive for April 17th, 2009
Happy Dance!! I had an oncology appointment today and my doctor said I only have 4 infusions left of Herceptin. I will be finished in July. I can’t wait!!! It will be so nice not to be poked and prodded every few weeks any more. I cannot believe I have made it this far. Looking ahead when I was diagnosed to the year and a half of treatment was truly overwhelming. You wonder how you will ever make it to the end. To be honest, it went quicker than I expected it to.
I was also surprised to find out that my doctor came up with another treatment option for me. Cancer treatment changes almost weekly. She said that the same drug they use to treat Osteoporosis has been used in studies to treat aggressive cancers like mine and they have had success with it. I will have an infusion of Reclast (zoledronic acid) every 6 months for 3 years. In addition to treating cancer it will also help to prevent me from getting osteoporosis, which is now a risk due to chemo and being in early menopause from chemo.
She also approved my trip with Casting for Recovery. I had to have a medical release signed by her that states I am healthy enough to go on the trip.
There is life after recovery!
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