So happy to hear about your mum,what great news.
I have decided against it, my head and heart say no and my mind just isn't in the best place to be able to go through it now anyway with the loss of my dog, its all just to much. I'm happy and feel a massive weight has been lifting off my shoulders by saying no.
It would have been nice to not have felt bullied into having Chemo just to have herceptin. Maybe one day we can get given the choice of having it just on its own, fingers crossed as it does sound great!
Thanks for replying
Hope you are well xx
I'm in the same boat as you, I literally can't stop crying and stressing myself out about it. I was diagniosed on NYE, I have since had a double mast and immediate reconstruction (feb 4th) since the operation I have lost my job through redundancy (nothing to do with my cancer) and I had to have my dog put to sleep after being with me for 11 years. I have never felt so low in my whole life, I used to be such a different person but now I'm a wreck. The thought of losing my hair after loosing everything else in the last 4months feels me with dread, I made the decsion NOT to have chemo and I was happy with that but I feel guilty because everyone tells me I should have it. It has gone past the 12 weeks now where Chemo is effective so I think to myself whats the point in putting myself through it all if its not going to work. Its only because I have been told to have the Herceptin that I keep telling myself I should have it.
I'm HER2 Positive, Grade 3 but my nodes were clear but I also carry a TP53 gene which is a cancer causing Gene. My mum has just had a mastectomy 3 weeks after me (she has had cancer 3 times and also sarcoma once)
The word Chemo makes me feel sick, walking to the hospital for appointments I sweat, clam up, turn into a horrible nasty person, getting an appointment in the post makes me cry for the rest of the day.
I meant to be having the Chemo talk and the first session on Wednesday and I just don't know what to do
Is there anyone who has decided against Chemo out there and never looked back??
Thanks for reading xx