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Jul 21, 2019 02:15PM
It's ages since I posted I know. I do check the site but seem to only post sporadically now. I think I'm a bit overwhelmed with renovations, the garden and work these days. Thankfully I just started three weeks of annual leave which should help in terms of recharging my batteries.
Jojo, I too was saddened to read your news. We all know first hand how devastating it is. I wish there was more I could say to provide comfort. There are no words. Do know we are here if you need a shoulder and don't listen to your MO - you don't have a best before date stamped on your forehead. Each of us responds differently to the meds and there are new treatments around every corner.
Marian, sorry to hear about your worsening pain but happy to hear the good news that you remain stable. I will be interested to hear what your MO has to say about the pain. I understand completely how confusing it is when the scan says stable but the bones are telling a different story! (My hip, back and lung have been giving me grief but CT says all is well. Go figure?)
Ann, also sorry to read that you are dealing with progression. Hopefully a switch in treatment will get things back on track.
Feeling quite lazy today as I have firmly switched to vacation mode (although I worked around the house all day yesterday). My vacation had a bit of a bumpy start - arrived home from work on Friday to find my mother lying on the lawn. She fell trying to pull some weeds, couldn't get up and lay there for an hour and a half. She's exceedingly stubborn, refused to let me get help immediately instead having me running in and out of the house to find something she could use to hoist herself up! (I also had to bring in the groceries which spent that time in the hot car.) She finally agreed to me getting the neighbor and the two of us were able to get her on her feet. She’s fine - just a bit achy. One of my chores while I am off apparently is to get her one of those medical alert buttons.
The kicker, my dog was so stressed out with me rushing in and out of the house without properly greeting her that she vomited yellow bile... wait for it.... on the brand new wool carpet which was installed on Wednesday. I managed to clean it I think but the area is now a bit fuzzy despite the fact that I was dabbing the spot. Sigh.... oh well, now it’s christened. 🙄
Ioana always lovely to see you post. Di, you are in my thoughts - please post when you can.
Hugs to all.
4/2001, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/10 nodes, ER+
5/10/2001 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)
10/21/2007 Arimidex (anastrozole)
1/3/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2-
1/27/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
3/28/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
4/19/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib)
10/12/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to other
10/20/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
11/15/2017 External: Bone
1/18/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
8/2/2018 External: Bone
11/5/2018 External: Bone