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    Posted: Aug 14 2017 at 10:25pm
Hi I'm Gwendolen, 33yrs old, mother to two boys 7 & 8 and married to my high school sweet heart. I was diagnosed this year on January 10th with tNBC sTage 3. I found my lump in October 2016 and told myself if it didn't go away in a week I'd make an appointment. So of course it didn't so I saw my obgyn a few days later. Had my mamo in November and was told I needed a biopsy done. I put it off because the biopsy was going to be real expensive even with health insurance. But I found my awesome surgeon who worked with me on price for the biopsy. I never thought I would be diagnosed with breast cancer as I have no family history of it. Then to be diagnosed with TNBC! I was in complete shock when I heard those words and I remember my surgeons mouth moving but nothe hearing anything. I had gone to my appointment alone because I really thought it was going to be nothing. My tumor in November was 1.7cm after my biopsy it measured 2.8cm and then I had a another tumor pop up which was 1.7cm.

I did 4 rounds of ac and 12 rounds of taxol. After 4 rounds of ac both my tumors had shrunk by 80%. I had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate diep flap reconstruction on July 12th. I received my path report I had a 70% response to chemo and I still had no lymph node involvement. My oncologist called me last week and told me she thinks I should do more chemo since my response isn't what she was hoping for. Not sure what chemo I'll be doing until I see her. I just pray it helps and that it will help me be around a lot longer for my boys and family. I'm so worried about the recurrence happening.
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