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May 25, 2019 02:03PM
Sorry to have been MIA on the thread for so long. Life is, as always, a bit hectic. I’ve been busy dealing with our most recent renovations to the house. I’m redoing the family room to create a more relaxing space with a comfortable couch (to be purchased) and a great big high end television. The intention is to have a spot that I can crash and be a couch potato if I feel like it. Plaster has been repaired and painting is underway. Next I need to pick carpet and buy that couch.
Still slogging away at work. I’m still working on the “accommodations” that I requested - no extended hours and adequate breaks - with varying degrees of success. It has helped but it’s devilishly difficult to maintain on a regular basis. While my boss says all the right things she quickly forgets when the next priority rolls around. I had a good chat with my MO at our last appointment in preparation for an ask for reduced hours. But I’m in a holding pattern on that for the moment as I’m waiting for new rules on extended health and long term disability to kick in for management.
I’m sorry to hear about the TM’s Ann. I’ve only had mine tested a few times as they don’t seem particularly useful. Mine were only slightly out of range. I believe 45 was the highest I have recorded. My MO indicated that patients would typically be in the 100’s with my burden of disease. Marion, it sounds like yours behave in a similar way.
Waiting for the results of a recent CT. I had it on May 15th but my MO is away until the end of next week. I’m not overly concerned but am hoping it will explain some ongoing right chest issues.
Sending everyone big hugs. Di, Liz, hope you will check in when you can.
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)
11/15/2017 External: Bone
1/19/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
8/2/2018 External: Bone
11/5/2018 External: Bone