I am a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient. I opted for a double mastectomy with DIEP reconstruction. That was 2 weeks ago and I'm still trying to get my strength back. I really underestimated how much the 9-hour surgery would knock me down!
The good news is my tumor was 1.7cm, node negative, estrogen receptor positive and today I got my Oncogene Dx score which is 12! All really good news. I see the oncologist next week, but my surgeon anticipates he will only recommend hormone therapy.
I'm 48 and had already started the perimenopause stuff! Since surgery my hot flashes seem to be more frequent as well as bad mood swings. I'm thinking I need an antidepressant, especially given that the hormone therapy is likely to make things worse. Any suggestions? My husband, family don't get my mood swings......thinking I should be ecstatic with such good tumor results. Maybe this is short-lived, I don't know?