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Nov 26, 2019 11:36AM
I stopped working a very stressful job over a year ago. Early on I was bored and missed it but I made other things my new job, like relaxing, going to the gym, traveling. I am nowhere near the end.
To me, her decision only means that she is done compromising her health for others and she’s making herself the priority.
However you feel about it just remember that you are not her, your feelings are based on your own fears and assumptions. It’s best to be supportive and save any opinions you may have until you’re asked for them.
Also, please know that any comments that seem harsh, aren’t intended that way but what we stage IV folks deal with daily is tough on a level most can’t imagine and we just can’t spend tons of energy making everyone else feel better.
Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo
11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary
8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes
10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC)
10/19/2017 External: Brain
4/18/2018 External: Brain
5/22/2019 External: Brain
2/16/2020 External: Brain
7/20/2020 External: Bone
12/4/2020 External: Brain
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