Karen I would take feeling grumpy over a bad stomach, mouth ulcers and thrush any time! Seriously look into it and you will have much easier time xxx
I had HER2 positive and had surgery first BUT my cancer was tiny - as big as a peppercorn. They could not shrink that by much so they did the surgery first.
I used a cold cap and kept lots of hair and I fasted before chemo to reduce the side effects. Goggle Valter Longo, chemo and fasting if you think you might like to try it. I took all my steroids on an empty stomach and was fine.
Morning, In my case they elected to do chemo first to shrink the tumour, they have put a clip in to mark how far it went. This then enables them to reconstruct my breast not a mascectomy . I too am HER+ and ER+ and is large 4cm. I had a CT and MRI I start Chemo next week. Yay. I do appreciate that the changes are very frustrating, see previous posts,but they felt it would be better this way round for me. Hugs Cazzy.