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May 2, 2020 05:13PM
May 2, 2020 05:23PM
runor and DodgersGirl — do I have a hair to pick with you two! LOL Really need to say thank you. All this chinny chin chin talk had me checking in the lighted mirror this morning. Land o Lakes, there was one in a new spot under my chin, almost on my neck — two inches long, but gratefully light blond not witchy black. Not there now. HaHaHa
DodgersGirl — disappointing to spend so much time doing an order and have so little of it show up. Need some flour? I have an extra pound or 20. 😃
No Taxol date yet. Nurse offered again to do Thursday with the first “real Herceptin," but I declined. I want to do the H by itself so I know how I react. We'll schedule Taxol on Thursday. Doc wants it no more than five days after H. He expected new mets on yesterday's CTs, so no change to treatment plan of 12 T with H.
The met didn't hurt. Had no pain until I broke myself. The acetabulum fracture pain was getting better more so after I got crutches, then they pulled out three plugs for biopsy and OUCH again. Mercifully after the biopsies pain got better, the met didn't hurt or was better from the radiation.
None of my doctors can believe I walked on it for five weeks. After seeing my auntie for her 89th birthday, I was on an RV trip from Boston to Dallas with a friend who just retired, a pediatrician from Honolulu. Thought if there's a real issue, I'll be with a doctor.
Forgot my friend's pain personality — over age 12 gets no sympathy. She's also a triathlete — pain means nothing. She had me on the floor rolling on a hard foam roller to roll out the trigger spasms. I kept telling her the pain was too deep for the foam roller. Of course, I said this with my back to her so she wouldn't see the tears streaming down my face. We both finally decided the problem was in my ileosoas muscle. Wrong ... neither of us suspected a fracture. “If it was broken, you couldn't walk on it." She had a tens unit which helped a lot.
It's funny now, but I was climbing up and down stadium like stairs to go underground to get on cave boat tours. Took a while, but I did it. The worst was an old school bus without shocks that took us through a natural wildlife park for hours. That should have been on funniest home videos — the contortions I put my body into when I saw a bump coming. 😂 yes laughing with tears of anguish.
To get in bed, I couldn't lift a leg to climb in. I'm so short, I stood on my tippy toes and literally just fell forward. Face plant. Took several minutes to recover from the pain to drag myself up further into the bed. I was so grateful she gave me her bed and she slept in the loft over the front seats. No way I could have climbed a ladder. Didn't know until we got to Dallas she had a small step stool in an outside compartment. That would have been useful. She didn't know I was doing the face plant to get in bed. 😱
I'm proud to say, I now have her everlasting respect. Promised she'd never call me a wimp again. LOL
11/18/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
1/30/2017 Lumpectomy: Right
11/18/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
11/18/2019 External: Bone
3/13/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone
3/18/2020 External: Bone
5/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
5/19/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel)