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Dec 21, 2017 12:15PM
Dec 21, 2017 02:47PM
Hi DMorris. I am so sorry about your breast cancer, your anemia, your pain, and all the other troublesome things about your condition. I hope you will find satisfactory help and feel much better soon.
If you could stop all the bleeding right now, and correct the cause of your bleeding right now, it would take at least three to four months for you to recover from your anemia. Anemia can be deadly. Blood loss can be deadly.
Over the years I have taken in some critical small mammals who arrived with flea anemia. Some were dehydrated to "skin and bones" degree and too weak to drink -- they had to be hospitalized for fluid infusions as soon as they were cleared of fleas. Unless they were so young as to require incubation, when the anemic animals were cleared of fleas and rehydrated, they were kept on strict bedrest for two months in a cool (not chilly, but on the cooler side), quiet environment, with their potties, food, and water close by their bedding, so they and their hearts could take it easy and rest as much as they needed to rest. For their first few days of recovery, they would get a small daily dose (never on an empty stomach!) of Geritol Elixir; then they had smaller doses at decreasing frequency over the next couple of months. Understand, once they were cleared of fleas, there was no longer a bleeding rate working against their blood supply.
My latest (Stage IV) diagnosis is almost certainly of another distant primary type. To the best of my information and belief, I am still apparently what we call NED as to breast cancer, doubtless thanks to Letrozole.
2/12/2016, ILC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
2/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole)
4/25/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal
8/2018, Stage IV