2012- What a year!
I am glad to see 2012 end since it has been a year of disease and treatment. Breast cancer was discovered through a routine mammogram on May 26, I found out the biopsy was positive on June 4, the surgery was July 11 and I have been finished the radiation treatment since October 4. The problems with burning are totally gone. The surgical issues are almost all gone. I still feel twinges (and sometimes pangs, rarely stabs) and truth be told the right breast is not the same as the other. It is achier and there is some skin discoloration but it seems to be fading so maybe it will disappear.
I take Arimidex everyday and will for 5 years. Now they are talking about Tamoxifen for 10 years. I do not know if that will be the case for me too. So far, I feel no side effects but they did say it takes a while and I only started taking the drug October 11. I usually tolerate drugs fairly well so I am hoping not to have a problem. I had a dexascan for a baseline since this drug can thin your bones. Every drug has side effects.
Today I had an endoscopy and a colonoscopy and both were clean so I am feeling great!!
I look forward to 2013 with hope! Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!