My Cancer Crap

Stage II Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma
6 cm tumor, ER/PR+, HER2-

My husband found lump: 2/2008 I was 28 and in nursing school, so I put off getting it checked.
Ultrasound and Mammogram: 5/22/08
Biopsy: 5/23/08: 1 probable lymph node involved, but was not biopsied.
Dx: 5/28/08 at age 29
Port insertion: 6/6/08

NSABP B-40 Study Participant
Chemo started: 6/20/08
4 rounds of Taxotere, Avastin, and Xeloda
2 rounds of Adriamycin, Cytoxan, and Avastin
2 rounds of Adriamycin and Cytoxan

Bilateral Mastectomy and port removal: 1/2/09
Complete pathological cancer found in lymph nodes or breast. Chemo worked!!!

Port #2 insertion: 3/9/09

10 rounds of Avastin started: 3/20/09 9 of 10 rounds Discontinued Sept. 2009 due to a GI bleed.

28 Radiation treatments and 3 boosts started: 3/24/09

Genetic testing started 5/6/09: BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 Negative!!!

5 years of Tamoxifen started: 5/22/09

Port removal: 10/14/09

Delayed Bilateral Lat Flaps with tissue expanders placed: 12/8/09
Expander fills started: 12/31/09, finished 3/25/10
Exchange surgery: 6/4/10, 400 ml High profile silicone implants placed. I'm a 34D now!
Revision surgery on the right breast: 11/23/10
Nipple reconstruction: 3/1/11
Areola tattoos: 9/8/11