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Jul 18, 2009 02:35 PM amE2 wrote:
Back again. WWJD Yes, OR? NO I have not had surgery. I am on Arimidex as they said I was highly Estrogen+ and Progesterone + but I am HER2 - so they are doing their first CTC (Circulating Tumor Cells) blood test on July 28th but I won't know the results until after I come back from the OBX on Aug 17th. I would still opt for no surgery as the Arimidex is doing a wonderful job. A horribly inflamed breast with a two-three inch lesion has gone down to a regular breast with what now looks like a scar. But I have lost a lot of breast tissue. Sooo, LOL this is soooo silly, one side is large and the other is about half that size. LOL I can only laugh, what else can I do. I am not big on prosthesis type stuff. I am sort of a natural lady so I make everyone else put up with it. LOL Sometimes, they stare but only if they know. ;-)
I have to comment about Catherine Marshall as 36 years ago when my life was at the lowest ebb it would ever be I read several of her books. God bless her, she saved my sanity many, many, times.
AS TO AGE, no, don't really want to talk about it. (64 but whose counting) LOL I have been asked, --- out and out asked, what is the prognosis? I want to say "And that is your business because?????" I can't see ONE good reason for anyone to have that information other then my family and even then, --- frankly my onco hasn't given me a prognosis. The only one I got was that I was a long way from going up to Moffit, our premier cancer center up in Tampa. I am happy with that. I don't need to be projecting my own death. ;-)
So, I have that and Robert (my husband, who has decided there is absolutely "nothing" wrong with me and acts accordingly. Sigh. Yes, well, dependent husbands and all that----.
Ok, I am off to feed my 4 cats and pick Robert up from work.
Talk to you all later.
Happy to see so many positive posts.
Dx 3/20/2009, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-