jkomaha asked: Hi Eliza, I have a very similar diagnosis as you. 1.4cm IDC triple positive and at least 1 node involved. I have another surgery 11/15 to remove the rest of the nodes. I signed up on tumblr just so I could talk to you so I'm not quite sure how it works. I have not started my treatment yet and was wondering what yours was/is. Also, are you following a certain diet. Jaime (37 in Omaha)
I had 4 rounds of AC, four of T, and 12 months of Herceptin for chemo followed by five weeks of radiation because it had spread to my lymph nodes like yours. If you have to do chemo, consider a port. It saved my veins. I kept a low sugar diet to try and avoid thrush so I only had it once in 14 months of chemo. I avoided eating my favorite foods at the chemo clinic or right after chemo so that my brain wouldn’t associate it. But really, sugar was the only thing I tried to stay away from. I wasn’t hungry very often so when I was, it was whatever I wanted to eat. To keep from losing weight, I started drinking those Ensure drinks that they make for diabetics. The meal supplement ones. Get some frozen veggie bags for your arm pits for Friday. You’ll need them. For me, the pain was like when you have to use crutches for weeks and your arm pits hurt. To keep from freezing your arm, after the superficial heals, try to do the chicken dance. It’ll free up your muscles without causing pain.