Friday, June 22, 2012

Saw this story on CNN and just had to share. 

I can totally relate to this woman.  We have a lot in common.  However, I'm not interested in going topless at the local pool.  I would feel to exposed.  But that's just me.  When I had my bi-lateral mastectomy 3 years ago, my surgeon said, more than once, that I would have the chest of a teenage boy.  It's true.  My scars are fading.  I'll have reconstruction.  Someday.  There's a new procedure, Stem Cell Theraphy breast reconstruction which sounds like the thing for me.  I'll ask KP if they're doing this procedure yet.    http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/benefits-stem-cell-therapy-breast-reconstruction

I started a new breast cancer treatment this week.  It's called Arimedex.  It's similar (but far more superior) to Tamoxifen.  I've been on Tamoxifen for 2.5 years.  I tolerated it really well.  This new drug has some possible risks like bone fractures but I'll take that over recurrence!  Here's an article about Tamoxifen and Arimedex.  http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/news/20071214/breast-cancer-arimidex-vs-tamoxifen
The new drug sounds righteous.  Perfect for me.  I'll have a bone density test next week, just for a marker.  I expect good results.