Dr. Harris also delivered the awesome news that I have NO lymph node involvement! Hooray! And, definitely NO radiation necessary! Hooray again. While we pretty much knew this already, it is nice to have the final biopsy back it up!
They set up an appt for me with the oncologist, which will be next Thursday, Feb. 7.
It is still recommended that I have the Herceptin due to the HER2 positive receptors. They will probably surgically place a port for this type of chemo. That way I don't have to have a new IV every time. It sounds like it may only be once a month for a year. I will know all this for sure after I have the consult with the oncologist.
So while it still seems like I have a long road ahead, it doesn't feel like it will be a really tough road. I feel so fortunate and blessed to have caught this early enough that there was no lymph node involvement, and it was isolated to the area it was. It really keeps my mind at ease!
My second appt today was with Dr. Kiener, my plastic surgeon. The rest of the staples were all removed today! The two remaining drains may come out on Friday, but more likely next Monday. It just depends on how much fluid is still draining by Friday.
I must say, I still feel so blessed to have the medical team that I have. They have all been wonderful. The drs, nurses, scheduling staff, and receptionists have been so attentive. That doesn't always happen these days! It sure is nice when it does!