365 Day 53
I had my last chemo treatment on 10/12/07.
Just to explain -- this was neoadjuvant chemotherapy. They were hoping to shrink the tumor prior to surgery.
The following are my results from the MRI I had on 10/9/07. Note: this was before my last round of chemo on 10/12/07.
Findings: In the interval since prior examiniation, there has been essentially total resolution of masslike abnormal enhacement in the right breast at the site of previously described bilobed mass.
Impression: More or less unremarkable MRI of the breasts; near total resolution of previously seen malignancy by MRI from prior study of 6/25/07.
Translation -- the tumor is gone, not shrunk but gone.
I will be seeing my surgeon on 10/24/07 and will most likely be having a double mastectomy with possible reconstruction around the first few weeks of November. (I don't have a surgery date scheduled) This will be followed by 5-6 weeks of radiation.
Keep sending me good vibes and good thoughts.
(they seem to be working)