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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 12:21PM - edited Aug 2, 2017 01:46AM 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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Nov 29, 2021 04:51PM cm2020 wrote:

JKL2017.....What a kind, compassionate, and special dr (and person). I hate cancer so much and takes way too many incredible people. I am very sorry.

Dx 3/20/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/2/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/10/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 29, 2021 04:53PM Elderberry wrote:

AliceB: Yes, our Thanksgiving is still a Harvest Festival. We aren't weighted down with the image of Pilgrims, turkeys and First Nations who would have sooner not had those other guys around. . I feel sorry for American too for not having Boxing Day off. You don't get a day to digest the previous night's gluttony and maybe too much booze.

JKL2017: I am sorry to hear about your doctor. This disease just keeps on taking.

De Novo - this isn't a "brave battle" - it is a "furious struggle" Dx 3/6/2019, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Nov 29, 2021 05:05PM Elderberry wrote:

mae: If hope your brother goes away for a long long time. My "nice side" he has dual diagnosis and needs help (mental and addiction issues) but the rest of me says "Lock him up" What this world doesn't need is another piece of shit walking the streets. Harsh but fair?

De Novo - this isn't a "brave battle" - it is a "furious struggle" Dx 3/6/2019, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Nov 29, 2021 05:40PM Dancemom wrote:

so many "good" reasons to rant, im sorry. I am sending good thoughts to all of you.

Dx 3/16/2021, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 3/28/2021 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 4/20/2021 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery 1/3/2022 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
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Nov 29, 2021 06:18PM Lalbo wrote:

JKL2017 - I'm so sorry to hear this. You were very lucky to have her in your life.

Dx 3/2021, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/11/2021 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/18/2021 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 9/21/2021 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 29, 2021 06:45PM illimae wrote:

elderberry, definitely fair and he’s does need help. I hate to think what long term jail will do to him but he earned it and hopefully will help or at least sober him up. He’s the only one in the family I have semi regular contact with though, he’s annoying but not dangerous on his own but the home environment is a nightmare. I wish he’d gotten out and stayed out sooner.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/17/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Nov 29, 2021 07:59PM ctmbsikia wrote:

I have another good friend possibly dying of lung cancer. She is still in the beginning. One round chemo done. Problems since. No bio marker results yet. She’s been in/out of hospital. Just texted to check in and she said not good news received today. Could only say I’m sorry and that I’m here if she needs me. I’m so sick of this. She offered no details and if I learned anything about disease one shouldn’t push like a know it all when not also terminal. That’s not proper. While I feel I maybe able to help, laying low. Unbelievable. Never saw this one coming. She has been instrumental to me thru half my life. To think it maybe ending is just shit. God dammit.

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/31/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 29, 2021 10:33PM AliceBastable wrote:

I'm so sorry for all of you who have gotten recent bad news about family or good friends with cancer. It seems like when we're maybe finally able to not think about our own experience, we have to re-live it with someone else.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 30, 2021 12:12AM ShetlandPony wrote:

I had progression, I had major surgery, I was hanging on. Then today BAM! High fever. Back to cancer center. Now I am on IV antibiotics. But I bet the blood cultures come back negative in two days. This is just a load of crap. How can we make things worse for ShetlandPony? Send her to the hospital which she HATES.

2011 Stage I ITCs sn, premenopausal, Oncotype 16. 2014 Stage IV mets breast,liver. TaxolNEAD. Ibrance+letrozole 2yrs. Fas+afinitor nope. XelodaNEAD 2yrs. Eribulin,Doxil nope. SUMMIT FaslodexHerceptinNeratinib for Her2mut NEAD 1 1/2yrs. GI/perit mets Dx 2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2014, ILC, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy
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Nov 30, 2021 05:47AM Rah2464 wrote:

Ugh Shetland sorry for the trip to the hospital. Hope they get the fever under control and spring you out of there quickly . ((Hugs))

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/26/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/19/2020 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Nov 30, 2021 06:28AM cm2020 wrote:

ShetlandPony...Hugs.

Dx 3/20/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/2/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/10/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 30, 2021 09:19AM kathindc wrote:

(((Hugs))) Shetland.

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Nov 30, 2021 09:55AM GR4C1E wrote:

Need to vent. Coworker showed up today coughing like the building was on fire! It's been going on nonstop. I closed my office door, but I'm pretty sure OSHA regulations require my employer to send HER home to mitigate risk to other employees - regardless of whether it's COVID or the flu and regardless of whether they have another employee with a compromised immune system. We have a meeting this morning and I'm staying in my office with the door closed.

I hate stupid people.

12/30/2021 - Xgeva for bone mets Dx 9/2/2011, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/25/2011 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 11/23/2011 AC + T (Taxotere) Dx 1/4/2021, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/20/2021 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 7/20/2021 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 9/16/2021 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 10/7/2021 Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 12/13/2021, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 30, 2021 10:07AM ctmbsikia wrote:

Shetland, sending you cyber hugs and good thoughts of the IV working and getting you out of there!

GR4C1E, it's so unfortunate that we can't fix stupid!! We have 2 out right now. One confirmed positive, not sure about the other one yet. I stay in my cube only leaving to go to the bathroom or go outside to walk. The receptionist sprays down the place every night! I've been masking when in public at the stores, and for meetings,. Feel pretty OK this time, as I am not in close contact to anyone for a long time. Case counts and hospitalizations seem to be rising in PA. Stay safe

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/31/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 30, 2021 11:11AM Sunshine99 wrote:

ctm, I'm sorry about your friend. I'm sure it helps to know you care and that you are there for her. No advice, just caring.

Shetland, I'm sorry about your fever and IV antibiotics. Hospitals are the last place we want to be, right?

GR4C1E, What is it with people??? Why in the world can't they STAY AWAY or STAY HOME when they're sick or coughing???

Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Nov 30, 2021 11:24AM GR4C1E wrote:

Sunshine99 - Agreed. I pretty much have those exact words playing on a loop in my head. But, this is the same coworker who came to work a month before the COVID shit hit the fan, with (allegedly) 102 degree fever and proceeded to lay on her office floor until noon, and then left for the day. There's just no explaining why people do what they do.


12/30/2021 - Xgeva for bone mets Dx 9/2/2011, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/25/2011 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 11/23/2011 AC + T (Taxotere) Dx 1/4/2021, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/20/2021 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 7/20/2021 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 9/16/2021 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 10/7/2021 Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 12/13/2021, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 30, 2021 11:36AM bcincolorado wrote:

ShetlandHug

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 30, 2021 01:11PM ShetlandPony wrote:

Thanks, guys. The nurse just told me that the cultures showed infection related to my port. When I had it accessed yesterday morning, someone came by and asked the nurse to hand them the trash can. And I failed to pay attention and make sure he changed his gloves immediately. Why ask a nurse who is working with a patient to deal with trash? Why wouldn't he tell them no? WTF?

2011 Stage I ITCs sn, premenopausal, Oncotype 16. 2014 Stage IV mets breast,liver. TaxolNEAD. Ibrance+letrozole 2yrs. Fas+afinitor nope. XelodaNEAD 2yrs. Eribulin,Doxil nope. SUMMIT FaslodexHerceptinNeratinib for Her2mut NEAD 1 1/2yrs. GI/perit mets Dx 2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2014, ILC, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy
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Nov 30, 2021 01:12PM moth wrote:

SP, I hope your team gets that fever under control & discharges you asap!

I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2020 External: Chest wall Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/3/2021 External: Bone
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Nov 30, 2021 01:16PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

SP,

I hope things are controlled quickly. The hospital is on my list of top 5 places I’d rather not be, though it’s sometimes necessary. Take care.

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 30, 2021 01:33PM AliceBastable wrote:

Shetland, I hope they get you out of there as quickly as possible. And maybe speak to the charge nurse about the garbage incident.

GR4C1E, Nearly every day for months, my husband has come home from work and told me about another person who tested positive. He's in the state courts system in a good-sized city, so it's three large buildings. I try to not freak out but it's hard when it's someone in his building. The idiots who come to work sick either think they're dedicated (nope, just self-centered dipshits) or they don't want to use their sick time (see "dedicated" in this sentence).

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 30, 2021 01:41PM FarAwayToo wrote:

Shetland, this is outrageous! I hate that nurses are sometimes careless when accessing a port. I remember asking a nurse once if she would put on the mask that comes in the access kit. She calmly told me that she only does that if she has a cold or not feeling well (this was pre COVID, during my chemo).

Why do they put the mask in the kit then?! I politely asked her to put one on, and she complied.

Handling the trash?! WTF indeed! I hope the antibiotics clear the infection quickly and you are home in no time. You truly have been through a lot and deserve a break.

Dx 8/31/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/15/2017, DCIS, Left, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/29/2017 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery 2/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 2/27/2018 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 4/4/2018 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 8/20/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant
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Nov 30, 2021 01:43PM Beesie wrote:

Shetland, thinking about you and sending ((((Hugs)))).

Dx 9/15/2005 Right, 7cm+, DCIS-Mi, Stage IA, Gr 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR- ** Dx 01/16/2019 Left, 8mm, IDC, Stage IA, Gr 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) ** Surgery 11/30/2005 MX Right, 03/06/2019 MX Left ** Hormonal Therapy 05/2019 Letrozole
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Nov 30, 2021 02:10PM ShetlandPony wrote:

Thanks for your support, everyone. The patient advocate is going to stop by my room. I want there to be some education about the trash incident so it does not happen to anyone else.

Depending on the specific organism, I may or may not be able to keep my port. I do not need more surgery! I do not need painful IVs and blood draws in my future! I do not need any more delays on starting a new treatment plan! This is how things go wrong. What if the cancer gets away from us? I was supposed to see my onc today, but I am not allowed to go as an inpatient, rolling my IV pole. But she will stop by and see me this afternoon. I don't think the genomics is back because it took them forever to start the sequencing. AArgh!!!

2011 Stage I ITCs sn, premenopausal, Oncotype 16. 2014 Stage IV mets breast,liver. TaxolNEAD. Ibrance+letrozole 2yrs. Fas+afinitor nope. XelodaNEAD 2yrs. Eribulin,Doxil nope. SUMMIT FaslodexHerceptinNeratinib for Her2mut NEAD 1 1/2yrs. GI/perit mets Dx 2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2014, ILC, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy
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Nov 30, 2021 02:17PM SerenitySTAT wrote:

How frustrating! I hope you can keep your port and get discharged soon.

"Do not overlook the little joys!" (Hesse, 1905) 💉💉🐶☕️🛀🖼🥐🌲🎭 Dx 11/2015 IDC L IIIC 10/11 nodes ++-, 12/2015 L Mast, 2/2016 4 AC+12 Taxol fasted, 9/2016 Rads Nodes Chest wall 15+4 boosts, 10/2016 Tamox, 4/2019 Exemestane, 12/2019 Ibrance/Xgeva
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Nov 30, 2021 11:08PM Kikomoon wrote:

Shetland- I am so sorry you are having to go through this! Sending you lots of hugs and praying you get out and back on track soon.

Dx 10/16/2020, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Dec 1, 2021 04:55AM denny10 wrote:

Shetland, I hope you get out of hospital quickly, with a working port. My viens are shot in both arms; few lymph nodes in one arm and IV chemo in the other. My port makes getting blood tests etc so much easier. (A digital hug for you.)

12/2021 Stage IV TN Dx 2007, Left, Stage IIB Dx 12/2013, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs/other, ER+
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Dec 1, 2021 11:38AM ctmbsikia wrote:

Both the nurse and the GI doc asked why I was there this morning. I almost replied with, "I thought I was just suppose to show up!"

Going for a few more tests checking for liver disease. I am surprisingly calm about it and it is mostly because I have you all to thank. Your knowledge and all that you all endure is inspirational to say the least. Finally scheduled the endoscopy to fix my esophagus for late February!! Doc thought it was me putting it off, but I said, no, I was told your were booked solid. I really don't care if she believed me or not.

I'd like to vent about what this is all going to cost. I'm getting as much done now that I can since I've reached my max out of pocket for the year Having an enrollment meeting today and although insurance company is changing my premium is staying the same. There's just no getting around it until I can get Medicare. There goes another $3-4K next year, and having to update everybody I see with this information that I better receive in a timely manner.

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/31/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 1, 2021 09:35PM bcincolorado wrote:

Hugs to you all.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 2, 2021 11:28AM Katyblu wrote:

First I want to say that I am so sorry for all that you ladies go through. It really sucks that there is an added amount of stress when dealing with cancer. Hugs to everyone and I'll push out some good thoughts later.

Now for my vent.... I have been trying to reschedule my tox check, oral chemo, and zometa infusion for 2 weeks! I had to take an extra week off of treatment between cycles 2 and 3 due to low ANC. When I did my tox check for cycle 3 my nurse practitioner told me she canceled my original cycle 4 tox check on 1 Dec and rescheduled me for 8 Dec. She did not. I called 2 weeks ago to get the appointment cancelled and rescheduled and was directed to one of the nurses. She wasn't available so I left a detailed message and my phone number. Never heard back. Called last week and was able to get the 1 Dec appointment canceled but the lady couldn't reschedule me at the time and promised to call me back within 24 hours. She never called. I called yesterday and the person who answered could only reschedule one of the three things I needed and the person who could do all three wasn't there. So she took my information and promised I'd get a call back. Still haven't received it. Called this morning and the lady told me that only one person could schedule me for those appointments and they were not at work yet, at 9:15am. The office opens at 7:30am. Can anyone be bothered to schedule treatment for a STAGE IV CANCER PATIENT? I am so angry right now.... I have my 3 month check in with my MO today so I WILL get rescheduled and I WILL complain about the front desk and my nurse practitioner. Normally I wouldn't say anything about the NP but this is the second time she's promised to get me an appointment and flaked..... I have so many angry, inappropriate-for-here words I want to shout.....

Dx 5/3/2017, ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/16/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 6/21/2017 AC + T (Taxotere) Hormonal Therapy 1/20/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 8/19/2021, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/10/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 9/10/2021 Ibrance (palbociclib) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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