It has now been two years later and I have a small lump between where I was first radiated and the last series. Somewhere in between I had to have the implant removed. When having an MRI, I was diagnosed as having some small tumors in the underarm area also. Due to so much scaring and trauma to that area, we determined that I should not have surgery to try and find all of them.
I am now taking a series of chemotherapy treatments. I just completed the fourth treatment, and as of right now, we believe that I will have six treatments. Shortly after the first of the year I will be traveling to Duke Medical Center and they will determine if I am a candidate for heat radiation. I have decided to take charge of my treatments and not do the radiation until after the holidays are over. I have been under treatment for so many holidays that I feel this is something I can decide.
Oh, by the way, did I tell you what my results of all of this will be? I am going to be fine. This is just a short detour in my life. One of the reasons that I am so positive is that I have the very same cancer cells that they found 28 years ago. I must have very slow-growing tumors that — fortunately for me — have chosen at this time not to jump and spread to other parts of my body.
I still have my faith that God is so good and will give me comfort and peace during all of these treatments. I pray for all breast cancer patients, and I pray that they will have the same results as me. Thank you for listening to me and good luck to all you ladies. Remember, I am telling you this 28 years after my first experience with cancer.
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