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Mar 8, 2015 03:03AM
Good morning Ladies, if stress did cause my BC, I have had plenty of that. If I look back for 7 years, the short list of stress is really the long list.
In the last 7 years, I finalized a very messy and very brutal divorce from my abusive ex. Due to that mess, I lost my farm, my business, and my new truck. I moved and started a new job, and was laid off and returned to college. My Mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and moved to a nursing facility for 24/7 care. I moved home to my Mother's home, and started a new job there. My SIL's nephew was killed in Afghanistan, her cousin was also killed in Afghanistan the following month. Two military funerals in two months. Her father died from cancer, she had to put her horse down and the dog dies the following month. Two months later her sister died from a brain tumor, and the following month she lost her brother to a massive coronary. I couldn't afford to stay in the house, so I rented the house and moved back to my old apartment on the Lake. 7 years later I almost finished paying off the last of the bills dangling from the divorce, and I was diagnosed with triple negative BC with mets. Hmmm, did it start from all the stress with the ex and the divorce, possible. Or did all of the family issues push it over the edge. Or did it just happen. I could argue it both ways, but I will never know for sure. Until they know for sure what actually causes it, it is hard to blame any one reason. But now that I have it, the stress list has started all over again. No job, no insurance, hospital bills for treatment, heart damage from the Adriamycin, and who knows what else is coming my way. It is exhausting.
Beachbum - AIN'T NO 5!
7/15/2014, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
10/14/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel)
12/15/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right
12/26/2014, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
1/26/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes