Right now, I'm finishing up the last of this week's infusion...been here since 11:00 and it's now 3:32. About half an hour to go.
So far, it's been an uneventful trip. That's the way we like it.
Met with the oncologist this morning. I so like her.
In sum, the swollen lymph node in my arm pit, which was about 5 cm three weeks ago, is no not palpable, it has shrunk so much. The two tumors in my breast have both shrunk significantly, and there is less swelling in the breast.
That's all excellent news.
Doctor is happy I'm doing visualization and yoga. She thinks meditation would be good.
She reviewed all the rest of my test results, and I found out that the CT scan was clear, so it appears that this is all fairly localized. Good.
MUGA, which is a test of heart function, was good.
We also began discussing what to do after chemo--still a ways off. But we are discussing a double mastectomy. I have no family history and the types of tumors I have are caused by genetic mutation, and that gene will still be throwing off mutations when this is done. So, it makes sense to take them away.
That's not going to be fun, but I'll get new boobs that aren't pointing to the ground out of the deal. I'm done with these. They've served me well.
Probably have ovaries removed as well...I'm going to lobby for all those bits and pieces taken away...it's not like I'm using my uterus...
So, that's that. I'm pleased that the chemo is working. If I have to do this, it's nice that there is something concrete and immediate to reward me.
And I'm very grateful for all the support and loving kindness that I've been getting. I have an awesome group of friends and family. So many people are not as fortunate at all.