I am 3 weeks out and still in a LOT of pain..I can't imagine getting a port placed with my chest still feeling so achy and sore..then dealing with chemo side effects on top of it?? I've read that chemo should be given ASAP to ensure the best results..I am stage 1 HER2 positive with no node involvement. What have others' time frames been like?
I didn't start chemo till nearly 2 months post masectomy- had my son's wedding first to get through. My oncologist said it was fine & that he usually recommended women wait a month or more to give your body time to heal post surgery first. Also I didn't have to have a port- no problems with my veins. Am now 4 1/2 yrs cancer free.
I am 6 months out and still have swelling and a good amount of pain. Have been told by both surgeon and oncologist that this could go on a very long time. I guess this is my new normal. I take my pain meds, go to water therapy and pray. No one tell us this could happen before the surgery but what other choices did we have!
I started chemo after surgery (Tram flap 1 side) I think 5 weeks post surgery. I'm HER-2 Positive (score 3).
I had my port placed first then 6 days later started chemo and then mastecomy then radiation. I was stage3c inflammatory breast cancer with her2neu.... Because of my inflammatory breast cancer I had to have chemo first. But your right after a mastecomy chemo just doesn't sound fun. Six days after my mastectomy I did go back for my herceptin infusions though. Although the effects of the herceptin are minimal my doctor looked at me like really... I just wanted it done. I have like this 6 day waiting theme going on lol. Hopefully within a week you will feel much better. Did you get expanders or do immediate reconstruction?
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