Just wondering if anyone else here in my situation.
Not long after i had a horrible knee reconstruction, my husband found a lump behind his nipple and got it checked out (eventually). On Friday the 13th (!) of April he was diagnosed with breast cancer.
He had a mastectomy and we discovered that it had invaded one node and that it was HER2 positive (quite aggressive), do he would need chemo. We had been suffering from recurrent missed miscarriage and "mild infertility" (3 pregnancies in 5 years) and the chemo pushed our hand in having to do IVF. Then a miracle happened. We fell pregnant naturally, and s/he stuck!
I had really bad morning sickness and along with still recovering from the knee reco, I needed to be pampered, but he was so damn tired from the chemo he could barely help. I know it's selfish, but I just wanted time for me. Instead I was scooping stinky cat poo and wee from the litter and feeding smelly dog and cat food while trying not to vomit or pass out (pregnancy induced hypertension). I just wanted to cry!
If anyone out there is in my situation, how did you cope?
(Btw, his outcome is now 92% positive with upcoming radiation, 12 months of herceptin and 5 years of tamoxifen )