One Month Update

Hey y’all! It’s been a while! I have a couple updates for you.

First of all it’s been one month today since my surgery! Time is flying. Feeling great!

Last Friday I went to get my hair colored for the first time since around Thanksgiving. When I went to pay for it my friend told me someone already had. Literally wanted to cry. Happy tears that is. I just feel so lucky with all the love I have gotten so far.

Last week I had my first tissue expander fill. It sounds crazy but it actually is pretty cool! Here is what they use to fill the expanders.

Basically they take a needle and insert it in your skin (not as painful as it sounds) into the tissue expander and use saline and fill the expander up. It’s a fast process. And my girl at Dr Unger’s office rocks. So no pain at all.

Today I went in and had the last fill. So now I’ll be rocking these expanders for about a year. Since I’m having radiation after chemo they want me to wait 6 months after radiation to have the surgery where they will replace the expander with a silicone implant.

Today I also had an echo of my heart to make sure it’s healthy enough for chemo. They told me it was perfectly healthy. Little victories y’all! I have been having some severe “Scanxiety”.

I meet with my oncologist on Thursday and should have a plan to get a port put in for chemo and a plan on when to start the chemo.

Honestly I’m ready to start it so I can get these next few months behind me.

Just wanted to update on the little bit of info I have right now.

I’m ready for this! Bring. It. On. 💪🏻

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I was diagnosed with Stage IIIA Grade 2, HR/PR positive HER2 negative breast cancer at age 31. I am now NED!

27 thoughts on “One Month Update”

  1. You got this girl. The “C” word is scary especially when you are young. You have such a positive outlook. You ha e many people taking this journey with you.
    One survivor to another. Stay positive no matter how icky you feel it will all be worth it in the end.

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  2. I feel you on the hair game. I am
    Just ready to be able to wash mine on my own again. 😂 until then dry bar here I come…

    Prayers lifted for you! You’ve got this.

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  3. Stay strong and positive! Praying for you, Ray, your family and every medical person involved in your care. Thanks for sharing. Big 🤗 !

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  4. Sending you good vibes. I think of you often. Scan anxiety is REAL! My hub and I go thorugh it for him every 3 months. Keep #fightingTHEfight And for those that paid for you hair. God Bless them. Shake that do and be sassy. Prayers for you!

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  5. Soooo proud of you! Keep up your positive attitude sweetie! Here’s to more & sending prayers, love & healthy vibes sweet lady! You’ve got this 🤗💗😻👍🤘🙏

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  6. I was 25 when I was diagnosed. I’m 27 now and doing great. The port decision for me was one of the hardest. I ended up getting what’s called an invisiport. It goes in your arm and tunnels up your chest to sit in the same place a port does but you don’t have the big port access sitting right on your chest. I really liked it!

    Stay strong! No bad days!

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      1. It was sore when it was initially put in but it got better as time went on. The only draw back to me was I was the first patient in my area to use this type of port. So the nurses were unfamiliar with it. It took a couple of tries each chemo for them to access it BUT I’m also a nurse so I knew some tricks and we made it work. Overall, i was so happy I did it and now the removal scar is on my arm and not my chest. I have pics but I can’t upload them here. Lol

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      2. Ok so humble brag. NBD. Google stealththerapeutics.com. That’s their website with all the info. Also if you click on about invisiport and then Brittany’s success story, that’s me. 🙂

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