This isn’t Larry – it’s actually CA! i just wanted to thank everyone for their help after my surgery. Your support and assistance mean a lot to me, and it really helped me out when I needed it. As most of you know, I am not very good at asking for help, but I PROMISE I will ask if I need it. In the meantime, please try to treat me as you normally would – I want to be as “normal” as possible throughout my treatment. I am back at work and running the kids around. As Dawn pointed out, I am starting chemo soon. A couple of cells broke through the ductal wall, and because of that, they just want to be sure that none of them are lingering around in my body somewhere. I will be given a cocktail of TCH for the first 18 weeks (once every 3 weeks), and then after that, I will be given Herceptin weekly for one year, then tamoxifen for 5 years.
As I told Cade in our book that we’re co-authoring, it’s just an extra step to kick cancer’s butt!!
I got a wig on Monday, which wasn’t as fun as I thought it would be, but still not so bad either. I had my good buddy, Steve with me, who asked all the necessary questions (he’s a hairdresser), and Debbie, who is about 3 months ahead of me in treatment, who was my “live model.” We chose a short, bright style. Now Steve gets to cut my hair just like the wig!! That way, when it falls out, it won’t be such a drastic shock! I’m also getting some scarves because with it being so hot in Florida in the summer, I don’t think I will be wearing the wig much outside of work.
Speaking of work, I must go because a student just walked in. I will keep you updated and THANK YOU again!