Oh my goodness, Candace, I'm so sorry to hear this! I had a friend go through this recently, then discovered she was pregnant shortly after she finished her chemo. She was quite shocked, needless to say, but she and her 10 month old are doing great now! I'll keep you in my T&P's. Update us on the Aug '09 board if you get the chance!
Oh Candace I am so sorry you and your family are going through this right now. My BFF is going through chemo right now for leukemia, and while it is har,d she is getting through it and you will too! You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will remember your advice as I nurse my newest LO in a few months.
I just wanted to share a positive story ... my MIL just defeated stage 4 breast cancer, and it was her THIRD bout with it. So it can be beat, and I'm glad that your cancer was caught early enough. I'm very sad for you to lose the breastfeeding, I know that's very hard (my son's early weaning led to surgery for me and the discovery that I had thyroid cancer - things happen for a reason, I guess).
Thank you for your message/reminder about the monthly self checks. I'm terrible about that, despite what my MIL has gone through.
I'll be thinking about you, and keeping you in my prayers.