Hi WhyteFawn - well done you are now over half way through. The side effects, if you get any, tend to be delayed for a few days with Doxetaxel (T for short). I hope you don't suffer. Look after yourself and take lots of time to rest. xx
Hi WhyteFawn - I'll just add my timescales too. I had chemo first, 6 FEC-T, the last one was 31 March. Then I had single mx, node clearance and immediate recon on 5 May. Started radiotherapy on 12 June. I wish you all the very best with the rest of chemo and your surgery. Very happy to answer any more questions you may have.
I also have had chemotherapy before surgery. I finished chemo on 17th November. It is usual to have your mastectomy between 5 and 7 weeks after last infusion. I am surprised that your breast Care team haven’t spoken with you about it. I’d suggest contacting your Breast Care nurse and asking her direct. Are you having reconstructive surgery?
I’m having a single mastectomy with DIEP reconstructive surgery at the same time on 9th January.