"What a revoltin' development this is."
When I was very young, my grandparents and I would watch a TV comedy, "The Life of Riley." The protagonist would turn to the camera at some point and declare, "What a revoltin' development this is" when something untoward had occurred. It always brought a big laugh from the soundtrack.
Several weeks ago, I had a bone scan that confirmed I have mets in my shoulder, sternum, sacrum, hips, humerus, and a rib, along with worsening mets in my lungs and arthritis in the rest of my skeleton. My last bone scan was in January and showed nothing!
I am over the considerable initial shock of reading the scan report and discussed this latest turn of events with my oncologist just two days ago. She wants me to stay on my latest treatment of daily Affinitor, Aromasin and Zometa every three months, plus consult with a radiologist for the worsening pain in my spine. I have been using a walker since I was hospitalized last March with pneumonitis, heart failure and damaged kidneys from Piqray. My balance is off, my left knee needs replacing, and PT was not helpful.
In short, I'm a physical mess. My oncologist is very matter-of-fact, which I mostly appreciate. But it's difficult to hear her say " If you can get yourself dressed and in here, you're doing well" when I hurt all over and it takes me forever to get things done.
Feeling sorry for myself gets boring very quickly, so I'll stop here. I just wanted to bring you up to date and, in the process, get some insight into living with bone mets. I also hope to reconnect with some "old" friends on this forum.