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New Year's Eve at the infusion center AC#3

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

This will be short because I feel a little fuzzy-headed right now sitting in a chemo infusion chair.

Today has been a long day at the infusion center getting chemo, meeting with the doctor and getting my BRCA results. My first appointment today was at 11:30am and we won't be leaving until around 7:30 pm.

The good news is that I'm BRCA negative. If I had been BRCA positive, I would be getting a double mastectomy and my ovaries out. Since I'm BRCA negative, my oncologist and my breast surgeon both think I should have a lumpectomy only. I plan on following their advice. It's a little scary to go with a lumpectomy with triple negative breast cancer, but I trust them.

Today, I'm getting AC infusion #3 of 4. My oncologist warned me that the next two weeks would probably be the toughest one of all of my time on chemo. For some reason, this third infusion really wears people out. I figure I'll be sleeping A LOT. If you don't hear much from me over the next two weeks, it's because I'm hibernating. Honestly, I don't care how hard it is....this chemo is working to shrink my tumor, so I'm more than willing to put up with tons of fatigue if that's what it takes. If I have to spend a lot of time sleeping, I figure January is one of the better months for it!

Happy New Year to all my wonderful SparkFriends. Thank you for your fantastic support in 2013. I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be a very good year.



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PJMOMMATO3 1/6/2014 2:16PM

    Hope that you are feeling ok and getting lots of rest.

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SATCHMO99 1/5/2014 1:53PM

    Praying for your recovery. So pleased that you are BRCA negative, and don't have to suffer a double mastectomy. Recovery will be physically hard, but the goal of recovery is what you have to keep in the forefront of your mind.

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MISSG180 1/5/2014 1:44PM

    Just thinking of you!

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JRAUTIO 1/4/2014 7:33PM

    I don't get a chance to get on here very much, Kay, but just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and so proud of you! Your positive attitude is so great and I'm so glad you are able to share your progress. I know 2014 will be your year. Hang in there -- you are doing great! :)

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CASEYSAUER 1/3/2014 12:02PM

    emoticon emoticon I am SO happy to hear your BRCA test is negative! I am doing a happy dance for you!

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SOPHIEDO13 1/2/2014 3:25AM

    I'm glad your BRCA is negative. Rest up and take good care of yourself. emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 1/2/2014 1:08AM

    Such good news on your BRCA negativity! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I know you will do your very best to treat your body well in the coming months! emoticon

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MISSG180 1/1/2014 7:31PM

    I am in your corner, rooting for you. So glad to hear the results of the BRCA.

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MOM2ACAT 1/1/2014 4:21PM

    I think January is a good month to "hibernate"; and just think, by now you are three quarters of the way done with the AC!

Great news with the BRCA test also. I never had that one done. I didn't know about it when I was first diagnosed, and no one ever suggested it to me.

Happy New Year Kay, and wishing a year of happiness and healing for you! emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 1/1/2014 2:27PM

    I'm really glad to hear that the BRCA test came back negative! Rest up and know that we'll be here for you when you feel up to connecting with us again! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 1/1/2014 1:07PM

    Wishing you all the strength you need to make it through this series.

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LOPEYP 1/1/2014 5:31AM

    Great news, Kay! I hope that the effects aren't as bad as they say but if you spend January hibernating so be it. The results will be worth it!! Keeping the positive vibes for you. 2014 will be your year!! .... mine too. emoticon

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ZELLAZM 1/1/2014 4:08AM

    Kay, I do, too. How amazing it will be next year on New Year's Eve when you remember where you spent this one! Hugs, well wishes and prayers! Now go get some rest!

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JERSEYGIRL24 12/31/2013 11:31PM

    Great news, Kay! I am glad you feel the love and support from your Spark friends. I am sorry that I haven't been around more to support you. All the best for 2014!!! Love you.

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HEALTHY4ME 12/31/2013 10:49PM

    YOu are so right, a great month to hibernate and get well. I hope you do as well as you can with this chemo and so glad that your news was good. That is the best birthday present I got! My friend is BRCA neg!!! AWESOME!

Happy HEALTHY new year my dear friend. HUGS

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FLORIDASUN 12/31/2013 10:25PM

    I'm so thrilled and thankful that you are making strides back to your normal precious life are so brave and such a hero! Rest up my dear friend! emoticon

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SUSUSUZZZIE 12/31/2013 9:56PM

    All the best to you in this challenging time!

Congrats on being BRCA negative!

Take care.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 12/31/2013 9:15PM

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COLUMBINE2 12/31/2013 9:08PM

    Kay, thanks so much for the time & energy to send us such a great report! I'm sure soooo glad that the more major surgeries were avoided. It's still a real a tough road & you're in my thoughts & prayers every single day. A nurse got in my very opinionated dh's face and said ....loud & clear, "Listen, bub, your body can either heal or it can do the little things you "think" you should be doing. Make a choice....HEAL or NOT heal." I'm so glad that you're willing to do what your body so badly & heal.... period. You're going to come through this with flying colors and so many people are watching and remembering your courage & strength. Besides that ...we love you & think you're a-w-e-s-o-m-e! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 12/31/2013 8:32PM

    That is awesome news! Sending you lots of hugs for the new year!
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KTISFOCUSED 12/31/2013 8:29PM

    Kay, Negative BRCA is huge ! You are getting there. & doing great !!!

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CINDHOLM 12/31/2013 8:10PM

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DARLENEK04 12/31/2013 8:10PM


We will continue to pray for you. Post when you feel like it,
and absolutely do not stress over anything.

We are all here cheering you onward....

Love and prayers,

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KAYOTIC 12/31/2013 7:59PM

    emoticon Sounds like you have a great team, and that you trust them. emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 12/31/2013 7:48PM

    Praying for you! emoticon emoticon

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MOONGLOWSNANA 12/31/2013 7:46PM

  I'll be thinking about you. Remember that sleep is good for you. It's healing! A lumpectomy is much easier than a mastectomy especially after what you have been through already. Have faith and trust your doctors. It's good to hear that you are BRCA negative. It sounds like going into 2014 will be a banner year!

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