goldicedance Posted April 17, 2006 Report Share Posted April 17, 2006 Yeah! I am officially a breast cancer survivor! I have now finished radiation. Gosh, I am glad that is over. Radiation was difficult with the POTS--major dehydration and lots of premature heart beats.Extra hydration - at least 2 litres a week, with an order for daily hydration if needed-- really helped me over the hump. I am continuing the hydration.With the radiation POTS hole I was in, I started Procrit. My cardiologist requested the oncologist to administer Procrit when my hematocrit was 40 or less. I get weekly blood counts. It can be done!!!Please remember your annual mammogram! Studies show that while breast self exam is good most lumps cannot be felt until they are sizeable. Mine was caught through annual mammogram. Neither my GYN or surgeon caught it on breast exam.Have a great week! We are off to Atlantic City to celebrate (hopefully win) my victory!!!Thanks all who wished me well and spurred me through the ordeal! You eased the way for me!!! I will always be grateful!Lois Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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