I had my first dose dense AC treatment on Tuesday, and so far it has gone better than anticipated. So far I’ve had a little nausea which I was able to manage well with some meds at home and I pretty much fall asleep any time I sit down on the couch, but all-in-all I’ve felt pretty good. Coming out of the fog a little bit today.
I also went in for my udenyca shot yesterday which helps to boost my white blood cell count. My oncologist actually gave me a slightly lower dose of this since, typically, younger people are more “robust” (as she put it) and can upregulate white blood cell count more easily. So far no significant side effects like bone pain, so I’m very thankful.
I also haven’t had a chance to mention that I received my genetics results last week and I do not have a BRCA 1/2 mutation. This means that I’ll likely be able to choose a less aggressive surgery (lumpectomy v. mastectomy). It also means I have less chance of recurrence in my breasts or ovaries and it also means that my family members don’t have an increased risk of breast or ovarian cancer. Yay!
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who’s reached out and who have sent very thoughtful gifts and prayers. I couldn’t get through any of this without you!
Especially a big thank you to my husband who is now head chef (ok, he always was), home pharmacist and water-bringer extraordinaire. So grateful for you, Justin ❤
Hope you’re all doing well – will continue to update as much as I can. I’m hoping to get into work a few days next week if I’m feeling well enough.