Topic: Husbands of Stage IV Breast Cancer

Forum: Caring for Someone with Stage IV or Mets — A place where family members, caregivers, and loved ones of people having a Stage IV (metastatic) diagnosis can share, discuss, and support one another through the tough times unique to this diagnosis.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2014 11:27PM

Posted on: Mar 1, 2014 11:27PM

RoyL wrote:

I'm not entirely sure how to start; I don't post, I don't do Facebook and I have no idea how to go about this.

My wife just went through her 2nd round of chemo for her2+ stage 4 breast cancer that also shows in her liver. She's 34.  She's as diagnosed maybe 8 weeks ago

Question is: where is the forum for the husbands?  I need to be there 100% for her but need help balancing this "strength" and (I guess what I'd call) denial.  I also need help knowing what to do, what to expect and how to be there for her.

Any thoughts? Thank you

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Apr 1, 2020 06:58AM - edited Apr 2, 2020 09:42AM by Godspeed

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Husband/Caregiver------- \Gód•spêd\ n (1526) phrase - used to wish somebody a safe trip or successful endeavor Dx 3/8/2012, DCIS, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 3/8/2012 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 3/22/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/12/2012 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 5/7/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2013 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/23/2014 Fareston (toremifene) Radiation Therapy 12/29/2014 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/30/2015 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 8/31/2015 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 10/5/2015 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Radiation Therapy 2/29/2016 External: Bone Surgery 5/9/2016 Chemotherapy 5/17/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Surgery 5/20/2016 Chemotherapy 8/9/2016 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 9/1/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 4/10/2017 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 7/24/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/23/2018 Verzenio Radiation Therapy 11/13/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 1/4/2019 External: Brain Targeted Therapy 9/9/2020 Lynparza Targeted Therapy 12/15/2020 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2020 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Radiation Therapy 7/1/2021 External: Bone, Brain Immunotherapy 7/15/2021 Keytruda (pembrolizumab) Targeted Therapy 9/28/2021 Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki)
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May 4, 2020 12:49PM jhj0112 wrote:

Rest in Peace Pajim! Thanks for being kind and genuine to me!

Husband/Caregiver Dx 4/10/2013, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIIC, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/29/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/31/2013 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right) Dx 12/13/2018, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2018 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2018 External Local Metastases 12/21/2018 Radiation therapy: Bone
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Jan 18, 2021 03:29PM jhj0112 wrote:

we just got another clean CT result yesterday! she is still doing really good and on the first line of the treatment! I hope everyone who reads this is doing well!

Husband/Caregiver Dx 4/10/2013, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIIC, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/29/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/31/2013 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right) Dx 12/13/2018, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2018 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2018 External Local Metastases 12/21/2018 Radiation therapy: Bone
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Jan 18, 2021 08:11PM norcals wrote:

Jhj,

I’ve been reading your updates and it is very encouraging to hear that you and your wife are doing well. It’s good to have this thread for our significant others who need to read about others coping with a loved one with cancer. Thanks for sharing

Dx 6/17/2019, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/24/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Chemotherapy 4/6/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 11, 2022 11:04AM jhj0112 wrote:

another year with the clean scan! STILL on the first line of treatment! this thread becomes my note now! Other husbands out there, be strong boys! My wife was given 3 years.. it has been over 3 years, she is working full time and on the first line... I believe in miracle!!

Husband/Caregiver Dx 4/10/2013, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIIC, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/29/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/31/2013 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right) Dx 12/13/2018, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2018 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2018 External Local Metastases 12/21/2018 Radiation therapy: Bone
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Mar 11, 2022 10:45PM mswife wrote:

so happy to hear!

A member to gather info for my husband ❤️ Dx 03/2021 IDC 2.6 cm, stage IIIA, nodes ‘undetermined’ (matted), grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2 - Dx 3/16/2021, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/25/2021 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Chemotherapy 4/26/2021 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall

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