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Nov 18, 2017 02:24PM
It’s been a busy week. Final touches on a project submission at the office has taken up much of my time in combination with medical appointments.
I had my radiation treatment on Thursday. It’s always a bit nerve wracking as you never know what the impacts will be beyond the intended. Thankfully I don’t seem to be experiencing the bowel irritation that was a definite possibility given the location. I’m currently at the “pain gets worse before it gets better” phase with the sciatica playing up more. I’m also a bit fatigued which is pretty normal for RT. But I expect things will improve on both counts after about a week.
For the most part, I’m doing well. Still discomfort in my right chest (back and under my ribs). The substitute MO I saw after round one of Xeloda indicated it would be two rounds before the pain would ease. So mostly, I’m holding my breath hoping to see some results from Madame X.
So pleased to hear of good results for both Liz and Claire. Not sure when I will be scanned again (they did a CT for planning of the RT - I’ve been joking that I want an adapter inserted in my side so that I can charge my cell phone) or when I see my MO. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
4/2001, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/10 nodes, ER+
5/11/2001 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary
12/17/2001 Whole-breast: Breast
12/20/2001 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
1/2/2007 Femara (letrozole)
10/22/2007 Arimidex (anastrozole)
1/3/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2-
1/27/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
3/29/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
4/20/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib)
10/12/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to other
10/21/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)