Hope everybody has an ok afternoon. I'm thinking about you Rosie, you must be at your surgical appointment now. Hope the surgeon tells you what you want to hear. I've just returned home after having a nice lunch with some friends and taken my 2nd dose of steroids in preparation for tomorrow, penultimate Tax. I thought I'd wash down my tablets with a few squares of Galaxy. Well I'm gutted, it tasted horrible. Perhaps it's the steroids, not the chemo that makes everything taste horrible! My son's school play is on Thursday and Friday so I'm hoping to at least make it to the Thursday performance, before any aches and pains arrive. Well done Rolicarpet on getting to the end of the chemo journey. Must admit I'm really looking forward to being in your position in 3 weeks time. Beginning to think about the next phase. I've had a mastectomy and immediate reconstruction, so am hoping to get away with just herceptin and tamoxifen and avoid radiotherapy. However, I'm now beginning to think perhaps I should go for it and have radiotherapy as well. However, I have an implant and the radiotherapy can damage the tissue around the implant. If the damage becomes infected you can end up back in theatre having the implant removed, so it's a tricky one. Plus, the added complication that I don't live on the mainland, so I would have to fly over to the uk and stay there for 6 weeks whilst I had my treatment, leaving husband and kids behind which would be a logistical nightmare. Are you all having radiotherapy? My oncologist told me that we can keep the radiotherapy up our sleeves in case there was any local recurrence. Tough decisions.
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