Topic: STEAM ROOM FOR ANGER

Forum: Mental Health: Because Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Your Breasts — Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around anxiety, depression & other emotional effects.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015 01:21PM - edited Aug 2, 2017 02:46AM by sas-schatzi

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015 01:21PM - edited Aug 2, 2017 02:46AM by sas-schatzi

sas-schatzi wrote:

This thread is meant to be for RANTS and RANTING. Then Rant again. We need a place to simply get rid of the anger. Write it here. Unleash it all. Get it out. This isn't meant for the Stupid comments(great thread). This is for the gut wrenching, tell them off anger.

IMPORTANT: When done ranting don't necessarily stick around. Toxic. Drop the rant and find a better thread.

Only rules: Please, follow them as the Mods will shut it down in a heartbeat( waving Mods)

1. Be careful to not mention docs, nurses, hospitals by name. Defamation and all that tedious legal stuff

2. If it's caused by someone on BCO, just don't mention their name. I think the exception will be if someone is stalking you, blow their anonymity wide open. A stalker doesn't deserve politeness.

3. If you think the rant is about you, let it go, they're no names. Don't take it personal. This is the steam room.

4. If they're is a fight, don't expect the Mods to moderate, it was your choice to come here.

5. After writing a rant, do nothing more, re-read at a future time. Decide if it's important enough for you to cut and paste the rant to whomever caused you the anger. It's a choice. Sometimes it needs to be done, but remember they're can be fall out.

6. ######## pound those keys, SCREAM(caps), J*&R$WSDF&(swear)

7. Religion and politics discussion should go to those topical threads. IF their is something that impacts cancer, it belongs here.

I will revise topic box as needed-sassy

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Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Apr 12, 2018 08:46PM 13kkan wrote:

Hi Lita57.

I start Gemzar next week. What has been your experience with this drug?

I appreciate anything you can tell me.

13kkan

Dx 3/7/2013, IDC/IDC: Cribriform, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIA, metastasized to bone/liver/other, Grade 2, 8/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/3/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 5/2/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 10/23/2013 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 7/25/2016, IDC/IDC: Cribriform, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, Grade 3, 8/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 8/5/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 8/7/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Radiation Therapy 8/11/2016 External: Bone Chemotherapy 9/26/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 1/7/2018 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 4/17/2018 Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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Apr 12, 2018 11:50PM Lita57 wrote:

13kkan, I find that Gemazar is a bit easier than Taxol...not as much fatigue or gastro issues.

Problem is it seriously lowers your platelets which make your blood clot. It also raises your liver ALTs. I've had to postpone infusions a few times bcuz of this.

Will get scanned later in the month to see if it's working.



Stage IV De Novo, Occult, Amorphic. New Brain Mets Aug 2017. Now on Gemzar and Zometa. Dragged into an arranged marriage with Mr. Cancer that I didn't agree to, and divorce is forbidden. Grateful for however many GOOD days I have left. Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/27/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/15/2016 Chemotherapy 5/22/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/20/2017 External: Bone Dx 8/23/2017, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/6/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 10/10/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Apr 13, 2018 08:38PM Lita57 wrote:

Still having gastro issues (has to be the zometa without a saline drip this time), but hip is not so painful.

DD has been begging for. rhubarb berry cobbler. This is a different recipe from what I usually make. I'll let you know how it is :). I didn’t put as many blackberries in it bcuz dd likes a higher rhubarb ratio to berries.

L



Stage IV De Novo, Occult, Amorphic. New Brain Mets Aug 2017. Now on Gemzar and Zometa. Dragged into an arranged marriage with Mr. Cancer that I didn't agree to, and divorce is forbidden. Grateful for however many GOOD days I have left. Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/27/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/15/2016 Chemotherapy 5/22/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/20/2017 External: Bone Dx 8/23/2017, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/6/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 10/10/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Apr 13, 2018 08:41PM Lula73 wrote:

Looks delicious Lita!

-Lula Dx 1/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/1/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 13, 2018 09:35PM Lita57 wrote:

Verdict is in...we like this online recipe better than my old one, which has a batter topping.

This one takes a little more work for the crunchier topping, but it's worth it.

L


Stage IV De Novo, Occult, Amorphic. New Brain Mets Aug 2017. Now on Gemzar and Zometa. Dragged into an arranged marriage with Mr. Cancer that I didn't agree to, and divorce is forbidden. Grateful for however many GOOD days I have left. Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/27/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/15/2016 Chemotherapy 5/22/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/20/2017 External: Bone Dx 8/23/2017, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/6/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 10/10/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Apr 13, 2018 10:53PM - edited Apr 13, 2018 10:59PM by JanetMara

hello 13kkan,

I had very low platelets when I had TAXOTERE,HERCEPTIN,CARBOPLATIN and PERJETA and my platelets were so low @ 38,000 and everytime i brushed my teeth even with soft bristles,my gums bled a lot and i had nosebleeding everyday,so in short,low platelets make you bleed,my oncologist gave me NEUPOGEN shot once and i tried to eat POMEGRANATE and RED BEETS which helped me raise my platelets naturally.

Dx 5/22/2016, IDC/IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 5/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+, Chemotherapy 11/28/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 7/2018, DCIS/IDC/IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, 5/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+, Targeted Therapy 11/9/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/25/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/9/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Apr 14, 2018 01:25AM - edited Apr 14, 2018 07:58PM by Liwi

Lita that cobbler looks delicious! You are a great cook

Dx 9/2014, ILC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/23/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Dx 4/2015, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/2/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/20/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/6/2015 Dx 7/2017, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 8/10/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 8/10/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 8/1/2018, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy Doxil (doxorubicin)
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Apr 14, 2018 10:55AM Janila03 wrote:

I had the liver biopsy on Tuesday and yesterday my Oncologist called to say that the results were negative. She added that the radiologist swore he got good samples. She wants me to do a Pet scan on Wednesday just to be sure. I just saw the actual report online and no where on there do I see "negative" it says no component information for the results. What does that mean and did she say negative to spare my emotions ?? Ultasaound, Ct scan and MRI all identified highly likely mets to the liver. My spirits were on high after speaking to her yesterday after a two week depression after hearing mets and now this.

Dx 12/5/2017, LCIS/ILC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/28/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 14, 2018 11:27AM Janila03 wrote:

Just noticed the day and time on the report is half and hour after the biopsy was completed. There's no way he would have gotten results so quickly. Perhaps this is just the report and the results although in, haven't been posted on my portal yet. I'm going to hold on to that thought.

Dx 12/5/2017, LCIS/ILC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/28/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 14, 2018 05:54PM bellasmomtoo wrote:

Janila: That's great news! FYI, my patient portal never shows pathology/biopsy results, good or bad. I always have to get them from my doctors. I assumed they don't want the patient to see the results and jump to conclusions.

Dx'd at age 56. Tumor found by my annual mammogram -- cancer can grow fast! Dx 10/6/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 10/6/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, ER+/PR- Targeted Therapy 11/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/2/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/2/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 3/27/2017 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left)

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