The past few weeks have been a rollercoaster. I have had some of the lowest lows (tough days with the drug-induced hand-foot syndrome) and some of the highest highs (which I will blog about later this weekend).
Today starts round three, which means the oral meds are working. I have mentioned before that Inflammatory Breast Cancer can often times be measured by clinical observation. It affects the skin, so that area of skin is visibly red if IBC is present.
When I asked for a biopsy in early August I had a patchy red area, about the size of a quarter, right where the spitting stitch was removed. By the time I started treatment, two and a half weeks later, the angry redness had spread about seven inches horizontally and four inches vertically, covering a large portion of my chest.