I now have multiple brain mets. So scared! Please help!
My dearest ladies, just found out yesterday that this nasty friggin beast has managed to make into my brain which what I always feared and prayed I would never have to deal with. This comes after learning Halaven failed and I have significant progression in liver and bones, have been battling C Diff and recently a horrible reaction to Gemzar. Have been having headaches, facial numbness and most recently blinding lights and liss of vision which led me to have an MRI. Can't say it was the best way to start the New Year.
As you can imagine I am absolutely terrified!! I have multiple mets measuring about 1- 1 1/2 cm with some swelling. Onc started me on Dex every 6 hrs which is helping other than making me a bit jittery. Still able to sleep but not sure how long that will last. . Hoping to meet with radiation oncologist tomorrow to discuss WBR. This also terrifies me. I know nothing about WBR and thus just assume it is a horrible experience that will leave me non-functional afterward. I also feel like the cancer now has the upper hand and I am losing my battle. My onc assures me this is only a bump in the road and that I can get back on chemo once I'm done with WBR and will still be functional. I obviously have a lot yo learn and research and know there is a long thread on brain mets here but was hoping for some reassurance that I might be able yo get through this with little SEs and perhaps some success. I just don't want to prolong the inevitable for just a few months and to suffer terribly in the meantime.
Thank you all so very much for being there for me in such a difficult time!