Re: Herceptin - 3 more treatments to go!
I experienced horrible joint pain, it was not bad when I was having chemo and herceptin but once I was getting the herceptin alone I noticed it kept getting worse. Really bad in the morning and if I sat at my desk to long at work without moving it was difficult to get up. Yes, it does get better. I am almost 6 months out of herceptin now and notice very little pain. I started to take glucosamine about 2 months ago so not sure if that contributed to it or not but it is so much better. Congratulations on almost being done. Hope those joints start feeling better soon so that you can do the happy dance. I was concerned about loosing the security blanket too but I found that on that day that would have been my herceptin treatment and I did not need to get it cuz I was done I was excited. I dont miss it and try not to worry about it. I figured I will deal with that if it happens. I find that I do look at the calendar alot and want to get to that 2 year mark since they tell me that is my most critical time for recurrence but as each day passes I tell myself I do not have cancer today and life is good. I am in Akron, we are neighbors. Good luck to you. you will do fine and will start to feel better. Darlene
DX Sept 30 2010 at the age of 49. Oh crap! 1.5 cm idc, stage 1 grade 3 er/pr+, her2+ no lymph nodes, mastectomy Oct/10. Started 6 rounds of TCH Dec/10 and will continue herceptin until Nov /11 and just started femara.
Stray kitten found my lump while I was playing with it. It is now my pet and my dog is not real happy about that.
last herceptin 11/21/11 YAY
Chapter closed 12/10/11, hopefully, fingers crossed
Bone scan, chest xray, clear
04/27/12 Expander removed, implant put in, ahh sigh of relief, much more comfortable