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Apr 17, 2018 07:12PM
Hello girls, I thought that I had better say hello. Thank you for organising the weekend, Chrissie. I really had a great time and it did me the world of good, I had a wonderful time.
Jackie, I hope we get a chance to meet soon too, otherwise I hope to catch up with you next year in Melbourne with all of the others.
I have been keeping myself busy with grandchildren, school drop off and pick up and being the taxi to take them to dance classes and play dates.
The days that I don't have the grandchildren are taken up with going to the pool as I find that it helps with my lymphedema and pleural effusion.
As some of you may know, I have ad progression again in the lungs and abdominal fluid among other mets and my oncologist has put me back on to Xeloda..... Yay!
I saw my oncologist again yesterday and he considers me "stable" as there has been no progression since starting Xeloda. In fact, a reduction in my pleural effusion and abdominal fluid. Scans again in 3 months as there is something suspicious in the original breast area which does not look like a local recurrence but it has grown since the last scan 6 weeks ago and it is very dense????
School holidays have started this week, so I am off to the shops to buy toothbrushes, food and treats for the grandies, as they will be coming over for a few sleep overs starting tomorrow.
it is great to hear all positive news from everyone, and I hope we continue on this path.
Hugs to you all, and you are always in my thoughts.
"Don't give in to the disease" Dr Phil McGraw
12/13/2006, IBC, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 11/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
12/28/2006 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel)
5/21/2007 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right
11/17/2012, IBC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, 11/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
11/27/2012 Xeloda (capecitabine)