What are my chances to live
I cannot tell you if you will survive, I can only tell you it's very possible you and and will survive. I'm 38 (39 on Sunday), had Stage III (5cm, very aggressive, 9 on nottingham, too) cancer 2 1/2 years ago...Sept 05. Had a mastectomy, 1 node positive, did 4 rounds A/C, then 4 rounds of Abraxane, radiation therapy.... and finally got my new boob and tummy tuck almost a year ago.
I'm still here, pray every day that I'll get to be here for my 2 little ones. Pray that I don't ever hear those words out of my docs' mouths anytime in the next 50 years (that would be really nice!)..... Just trust that this is the way things are supposed to happen and that there is a plan.
So, have some faith, pray earnestly. Enjoy your children and your grandbaby all you can. Cancer doesn't have to keep you from life while you are trying to fight it. Bald can be beautiful, and sometimes chemo is a blessing in disguise. Even if your head is in the toilet. If they don't offer, ask for something for nausea like Zofran.
Do you have an oncologist ready? Talk with them NOW before the surgery so that you'll have more of an understanding. You'll probably need radiation, too (but I'm not an expert, that's just what I had to do). Find you a good plastic surgeon. And, I'm not an expert, but I had better luck fighting the cancer before they did reconstruction. But that was me. Chemo will inhibit your ability to heal, so in a way, it makes more sense in my little head to have the boob removed, then wait to put it back on until after all the cr** is overwith. But, that is also a very personal decision, and one that should be made with your docs.
Best of luck to you, I hope it all turns out well for you.
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