Perspectives on treatment pathways – Amanda


When Amanda heard she needed to undergo chemotherapy, she had to decide within a day with regards to egg conserving therapy.


That was like a whole, after finally, so what was it January, February, March 21st I had the surgery and then four weeks later I was in Ottawa for an egg retrieval. And that was, so much had to come together during that four week period. Because we were waiting for so long for, I had the surgery in March and then the pathology didn’t come back until weeks later. Then finally when the pathology was back it showed it was in one lymph node which meant definitely that yes, I would be needing chemotherapy and radiation and the whole shebang. And so, as soon as I found out that chemo was a thing, I knew I’d have to do the egg retrieval, and all that had to happen in one day. It was one Friday where I saw the medical oncologist and then because of where my cycle was and stuff. I had to start the fertility drugs and prepare for the egg retrieval so as to not delay the start of chemotherapy and that was another really hard day. It was really hard on the day when I found out I need chemo and I need to start the fertility drugs today before four o’clock and that was at like three o’clock so it was, that was hard.

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