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Sep 12, 2021 08:19PM
Sep 12, 2021 08:21PM
Thank you for posting this. My mom has fought with this herself and I will show her these posts and the positivity here. She really could use this. She is 75 and was diagnosed in June with liver mets from her original Stage IIIB diagnosis. She had a lumpectomy in 2007 and some lymph nodes removed I think 9 or 8 I cannot recall, Chemo/Radiation for quite a while and up until her diagnosis in June she was on Admidex and cancer "free"? Not sure how correct that term is. This was pretty out of left field as she sees her oncologist yearly and her bloodwork/exam went well. No sign of anything. Nothing. As Minus said - QOL is number one for her too. She at first worried about the time to be honest. Then she understood she would rather feel good with the time she does have left, that she wanted to keep working and such. I am really sorry this is a post you even had to post. I will keep you in my thoughts and am sending love from NC. :)
77 and 6 miles a DAY! Your post brought me so much ease to my worries for her. Seeing women her age being so active while fighting is just so amazing. Your QOL life comment was hard for my mom to get to at first. She worried more about time. Things happened so quickly and such it was just an awful lot to process as I am sure you all know. My mom sleeps an awful lot when she is not at work. She eats ok, but I feel I have to initiate it by ordering food or cooking for her at times. I notice things and she does NOT share any side effects, symptoms or anything. She wants everyone to think she is just fine.. But she has been having pain and told me late last night. It is controlled with some meds they gave her though she said.
I hope everyone keeps this threat up, and like Racheldog said - the other post got waaaaaay off track. I tried my best to find info to show my mom but did not have much luck. I hope this one stays on track. You all are so helpful and she will love to see this.
I have put her diagnosis and such in my description and her treatment - I am not seeing it though when I preview or post so I am not sure if that it is just not showing me or what lol.
So like Rachel said...she decided to not do Chemo and go with a more tolerated option with Ibrance/Faslodex. Her oncologist really did not want to go with Chemo in the first place and wanted to go with it as a last resort but she was allowed to choose her treatment plans after he gave her all the info on both etc. My mom has been in decent health for the most part and is sharp as a dag on tack.
Is anyone here on Ibrance? If so, for how long have you taken it? How have you done with it? My mom on her off week from it seems to feel a bit lost without it. She said she felt like an addict, but she knew it was helping her feel better along with the Faslodex.
I hope you ladies do not mind me tagging along on this post. I research, read a lot as I have become fairly addicted to learning as much as I can. Seeing how others have done with similar diagnosis etc. The last couple of months since her diagnosis I had been just trying to find something like this post and I hope my mom does as well as you ladies are. She has been so up and down with her emotions and throws me off at times with things she says..so I have just tried to find her positivity during this time. She hears/feels enough negativity about things she needs some good with the bad.
Thank you all for being so inspiring. I cannot wait to show her this thread. I appreciate it.
Please note I am here posting for my mom. This is her diagnosis.
12/31/2007, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
6/15/2021, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 8/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
7/6/2021 Ibrance (palbociclib)
7/6/2021 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
AC + T (Taxol)