I'm so stressed out. I've had a sore knee and back for the last few months, and I did 24 sessions of physical therapy, which kinda helped, but I still had some muscle pain ongoing. Last week, after some increased activity, my knee starting hurting so bad I couldn't walk on it well. I got an x-ray from the orthopedic urgent care, and they wanted an MRI. Crutches helped, and I've been feeling better in my knee. I went in this morning to get the follow up from the knee MRI, and the doctor (a sports medicine doctor), and he says the radiologist said there are "extensive bone marrow signal abnormalities" suggestive of osseous metastases. They didn't really give another option on the differential diagnosis. The ortho dr referred me to my oncologist. The oncologist ordered a PET/CT scan, which is scheduled for Wednesday, in two days. She's supposed to call me later.
we are supposed to go on a big family vacation to Mexico on Saturday. I know that seems stupid to worry about, but it's making me sad to think that I will be ruining the whole vacation for my family.
I have a 4 year old (her birthday was yesterday) and 8 year old. I'm so scared I won't be there for them forever, I really just wanted to get the little one out of college, which means I want 18 years. I suppose it's never enough time. I'm 43 years old.
My original breast cancer was diagnosed just almost 4 years ago when my baby was 6 weeks old, I had a "clogged duct". mastectomy, micromet that was on the outside of one lymph node, 2.5 cm tumor. stage 2B. TC chemo x 4 and radiation. tamoxifen since then. I've never had a PET/CT scan before.
I'm scared, looking for any advice!
oncotype 19. initial dx at age 39, 6 weeks after 2nd child was born. mets dx at age 43.
3/28/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
5/9/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement
6/17/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
9/28/2016 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
12/1/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
11/27/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
2/19/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2-
3/3/2020 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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