Well, IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ll never be ready for this, it just happened waaay to fast, but let the games begin and IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ll dig out my armor and fight the good fight! At least IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve found out where the enemy has begun mobilizing. Those bi-yearly mammograms donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t detect if the cancer has metastasized to other places, but a recent CTscan found them huddled in my Lungs, Liver and several Lymph nodes. This is a normal migration for many breast cancer cases. But the most bothersome and shocking new discovery is that the irritating ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“blurryÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ spot in my right field of vision, which IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve been experiencing for a couple weeks now, is from ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“choroidal metastasisÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢, or a growth behind the retina. Yikes. If the chemo does not irradicate this location, I will receive a beam of radiation to the eye. (do you think my eye will glow in the dark like a catÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s eye? LOL) My research uncovered the bothersome fact that 37% of breast cancer metastasis is to the eyes. Who knew? I really donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t want to disclose this fact because I donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t want to frighten others who are also monitoring their own breast cancer, but I feel I must. When breast cancer gets to the stage that it invades the eye this is a sign of ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“advanced metastasisÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢. Not sure what the implications are from this point on. My oncologist and I decided we will do tests after the chemo is all over and will discuss what my prognosis is at that point. Oh joy, I get to wait over 12 weeks to hear this one. GEEZ On Saturday my sister will be arriving from Seattle to spend a few days with me. She is going to cook up a storm to stock my freezer. Yippee. OK my faithful troops, here is where I need your prayers. This is my grueling battle plan for the next week. Post it on your computer and refer to it often: Mon: Bone scan Tues: 2 molars extracted (must have all dental work completed before beginning chemo due to high risk of infection) ~Instruction on my port (the pic line which will remain till the end of chemo so they donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have to keep jabbing me for labs and infusion treatments over the next 3 months) ~ Instruction in chemotherapy and prescriptions for medication, including those magic little red pills that keep me from becoming nauseated. Wed Try to rest up from having teeth pulled & monitor closely for any signs of infection. Thurs All day event ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ insert port - monitor. This is done with ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“twilight sleepÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢. My shoulder will be sore from this. Fri First chemotherapy session of Taxal which will last only 1 hour.