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Forum: Share Your Experiences Of Life After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis —

Share your experiences of life after a breast cancer diagnosis and offer advice on how you cope with life's daily challenges, including how you develop a new daily/weekly routine while you deal with breast cancer.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2017 04:37PM

DodgersGirl wrote:

thought I would start this thread to give those who were diagnosed in 2017 or underwent treatments in 2017 a common place to share our lives and adventures

Welcome to all. Together we can learn from each other, lean on each other, and celebrate the good moments in life

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 10, 2020 09:00PM DodgersGirl wrote:

ByHisGraceTwice—- sorry I mixed up your chemo days. Have to do better at remembering. 😞

Tuesday didn’t sound like fun. 20 trips to the throne definitely brings back not-fond memories. Keep in mind Welchol. That’s the repurposed cholesterol med being used now for diarrhea from rads and/or chemo. Hope you won’t need it, but it’s something to have up your sleeve

Herceptin causes nosebleeds? Is it from a drying of the sinuses?

Hope the dentist corrects strike #3 with your bridge.

What a day. Ouch.

Did you sleep last night?

Hoping you start feeling better real soon

I am determined to get laundry done tonight. One load done. 2nd load in dryer, fluffy dry. And last load is in washing machine. Laundry is a tough task for me. I have a front loader washer so I have to bend and twist a lot which kills my back. Probably why I put off laundry as long as possible

Ibrance has been good so far. My arthritis pains are noticeable now so I am thinking Ibrance must be shrinking bone mets lessening their pain so arthritis pain can be felt. That’s my theory and I am sticking to it.

Did I mention my Vit D levels had dropped again? I would suggest for everyone to ask to have their Vit D levels checked when bloodwork is ordered. I know a lot of Stage 4 people have a lower than normal level of Vit D. I don’t know if the cancer causes the drop or if having a lower Vit D gives cancer an environment to wake up and grow?? In January my Vit D was 17 and I was put on 50,000 units once a week for 8 weeks followed by daily 800 units of Vit D. Count in May was down to 13 so I now take 5,000 IU daily. Hope that raises my Vit D


Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 11, 2020 09:29PM ByHisGraceTwice wrote:

DG — I’ll ask about Vit D level check. I already was way beLow normal before MBC and chemo. I take 2,000 units of D2 and 2,000 units if D3 daily. Your vitamin D levels were below the bottom of the barrel. When will they retest?

Dentist able to do a temporary fix, at least it’s not cutting into the side of my cheek. With coronavirus restrictions they are into July for being able to do regular full repairs.

Did get about six hours asleep in the last 24, so that’s a vast improvement. Herceptin does cause a drying of the sinuses, I’ve been staying on top of it with saline spray solution and gel, but not sure what happened on Tuesday, it was a mess but fortunately no repeat.

D has not reappeared thank goodness.

One advantage to not going anywhere except chemo, is a much reduced laundry load around my house. Front loaders are literally “a pain“ to get in and out of even without the back issues

Wore wig to the dentist today. That was the first experience. Not sure I like it. I’m glad I actually had the mask on; it held the wig in place.

We had about 100 protesters about a mile from my house today. Trump was in town at a neighborhood church. Fortunately, no violence.

Hope your back eases off, not to do laundry, just so you won’t have as much pain.

My biggest problem right now is lack of energy. All my RBC counts are below normal, but it helps steady the last two weeks After resting, I feel like I can get up and do something and my energy lasts about seven minutes and I’ve hit the wall. Back to bed I go resting but not sleeping.

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j


Dx 11/18/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 1/30/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 11/18/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Radiation Therapy 11/18/2019 External: Bone Dx 3/13/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/18/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 4/1/2020 Targeted Therapy 5/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/19/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jun 13, 2020 04:59PM DodgersGirl wrote:

ByHisGraceTwice—. I hear you on hitting the wall ref energy. My red blood counts are low. Way lower than on chemo. I sit in my recliner and feel like I could jump up and do this and that. As you wrote, I tackle something for about 10 mins before needing to sit down. I sit for literally 1 minute before my mind is convinced I am ready to go. Ha Ha Ha. Too bad my mind and body aren’t in agreement.

Ref my Vit D levels, I think I get them checked again in 2 months. That’s just a guess. The news reports that a good chunk of CoVid deaths were people with low Vit D. So this nags at me. I faithfully take 5,000 IU of Vit D3 daily.

You mentioned no big D for you this go round. Well, I know where it went. ☹️ Last 3 days. It’s a known SE of Ibrance. Hoping 3 days us all. So far so good today.

I only slept until 3 am today (went to bed at midnight) I think I was just too hot to sleep Hoping you are getting sleep as well

Do you have a dentist appointment for July?

Weird weekend. We always watched Live PD Friday and Saturday nights. Now I have to build a new norm. We started watching Live PD with my original BC diagnosis. It just was something we could watch and it was ok if I fell asleep here and there.


Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 22, 2020 11:04PM DodgersGirl wrote:

ByHisGraceTwice— keeping you in my thoughts fir tomorrow’s chemo.

Hope all goes well without any hicc

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 28, 2020 12:56AM ByHisGraceTwice wrote:

thanks dg — Tuesday didn’t go well. Fever spiked to [102 over the weekend with O2 sats in the 80s. After doing new labs tues am, seeing my Homemade Bp, o2, temp, charts over the weekend, NP consulted my asthma doc. The MO said — you’re going across the street to the ED not the infusion clinic. 12 hours later, full of a ringers and IV anabiotic’s,: with far less blood and urine with which I came that had been cultured and chested —— I am COVID-19 negative, and sent home.wirh a DX of kidney infection and infection in my lower lung lobes and a bottle of oral antibiotics to begin taking the next day.

Happy with the outstanding service, a relatively few patients in the ER at the time I was, and vegetable going on with a negative COVID-19 diagnosis to sleep in my own bed.

Feeling much better now. Skipped second week of chemo but it’s al good for next week.

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j

Dx 11/18/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 1/30/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 11/18/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Radiation Therapy 11/18/2019 External: Bone Dx 3/13/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/18/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 4/1/2020 Targeted Therapy 5/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/19/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jun 28, 2020 01:07AM DodgersGirl wrote:

ByHisGraceTwice—- first, good news and no CoVid19 and good news on being home now.

Sorry you had such an adventure with last treatment. Hopefully, the kidney infection and infection in your lungs heal quickly.

Is your BP and O2 back in range?

Hope sleeping in your bed will give you good sleep and that tomorrow is a better day.

Hugs to you

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 30, 2020 11:33PM DodgersGirl wrote:

ByHisGraceTwice— did you have your next treatment today?


Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 4, 2020 06:17PM ByHisGraceTwice wrote:

DodgersGirl — I did, thank you for checking up on me. this week has gone well. More fatigue but none of the other nasty side effects. How are you?

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j

Dx 11/18/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 1/30/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 11/18/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Radiation Therapy 11/18/2019 External: Bone Dx 3/13/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/18/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 4/1/2020 Targeted Therapy 5/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/19/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jul 7, 2020 09:39PM DodgersGirl wrote:

been pretty quiet here. Hope that means everyone is out enjoying their summer.

I had my annual mammogram last week. I see in my patient portal today that all is clear on the mammogram. I wasn’t happy with the tech. I told her I was dx’d Metastatic in December. She asked me how that happened? Did they miss part of my tumor? And when I told her my mets were in my bones, she said, “oh, you have bone cancer, too?” I explained the mets were from my breast cancer. She asked how I could know that? I wanted to ask if she knew anything about breast cancer.

Also on my patient portal were the results of my blood work from 2 weeks ago. I hate having to wait this long for results. Blood work looks stable and again, my tumor markers continue to go down. In fact, my CA 15-3 is back in normal range.

I started cycle 6 recently.

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 8, 2020 10:15AM GoKale4320 wrote:

DodgersGirl - so glad to hear about your good test results! The tech was really clueless about breast cancer. Her lack of knowledge and her questions sound off-putting.

Sending you best wishes for continued improvement.

I started Raloxifene (generic Evista) 3.5 months ago and extra bone vitamins for my osteoporosis 2.5 months ago. I won’t know if they are working for a very long time. Fingers crossed for that. But since COVID, I have gained weight. To be fair, it probably started in December. I really think my metabolism has slowed down. Combine that with extra snacks. Then a few weeks ago, I hurt my foot. I have to ice it daily. So I need to reign in grazing especially while I’m resting my foot.




Dx: January 2017, IDC, Stage IIa, 1/23 nodes, <1cm Chemo 2/16/17 Cytoxan Taxotere x4 Radiation 6/8/2017, natural alternative to tamoxifen Dx 1/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Evista (raloxifene)
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Jul 8, 2020 01:33PM Scottie719 wrote:

That's great news about your test results, DG - Thanks for the update. Here's to the start of baseball [such as it is] in a couple of weeks - For those of us who love the game, it will be a welcomed distraction.

Dx 1/6/2017, IDC, Right, 0/12 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 1/23/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 3/21/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/21/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 7/16/2017 Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 8, 2020 04:15PM DodgersGirl wrote:

Scottie719– baseball was one of the positive things that I saw from moving to Stage 4. Since I retired after my 7 stay in the hospital in February, I thought at least I could watch a full season on games! Boom, enter CoVid and here we are in July with no baseball. LA was supposed to have the All Star game this year. That’s been pushed to 2022. Something to hope to see.

Sure is going to be a weird season playing west coast teams plus AL teams.

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 8, 2020 04:21PM DodgersGirl wrote:

GoKale4320– I think the world has gained CoVid pounds. I started snacking on fruit and nuts instead of junk food. Seems to be helping.

Sure hope your new treatment does wonders for bone strength. I never thought I was going to have to worry about breaking bones as I aged. Surprise.

Sorry to learn of your foot injury and pain. My DD had surgery on her Achilles Tendon last year and had to stay completely off of it for 3 months. Ouch. Hope your foot heals soon. Take care of that injury.

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 9, 2020 02:25PM runor wrote:

Good news, Dodge, except for the mamm tech who they obviously yanked from her usual job working in the cafeteria. Jeez.

Dx 3/23/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/4/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 9, 2020 04:05PM DodgersGirl wrote:

Runor—- so funny!! They are really behind after being shut down for months due to CoVid. Maybe she is more comfortable asking , “do you want fries with that?”

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 11, 2020 03:33PM ByHisGraceTwice wrote:

DG — grateful to hear the good results on blood and mammagram. Where do they find these people.ive had friends say dumb things like how do you get BC in you hip? But you’d think a mamma tech would have some working knowledge. Achilles tendon surgery sounds painful With an extended recovery even after the first three months.. How is your daughter?

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Dx 11/18/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 1/30/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 11/18/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Radiation Therapy 11/18/2019 External: Bone Dx 3/13/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/18/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 4/1/2020 Targeted Therapy 5/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/19/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jul 11, 2020 04:01PM DodgersGirl wrote:

ByHisGraceTwice— it was a tough recovery for my DD. Now that she is months past surgery, the pain the surgery was supposed to correct is gone. Ankle is still tender and not back to presurgery levels but the pain is gone, surgery a success.

Hope your weekly treatments are doing what is expected/desired without SE being too bad.

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 11, 2020 04:10PM ByHisGraceTwice wrote:

DG — glad she continues to improve. Had a two week chemo break onefrom our friend d and two from a covid scare. Fever and symptoms landed me in the ER vbut turned out residual kidney and lower respiratory infections. Last chemo went well and now only seven more Taxol to go. Has iBrance been kind to you through the last cycle?

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j

Dx 11/18/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 1/30/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 11/18/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Radiation Therapy 11/18/2019 External: Bone Dx 3/13/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/18/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 4/1/2020 Targeted Therapy 5/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/19/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jul 11, 2020 04:53PM - edited Jul 11, 2020 04:53PM by DodgersGirl

ByHisGraceTwice— Ibrance has been good this cycle. I didn't sleep last night but it wasn't due to meds. My next MO appointment is in a few weeks. I think they will schedule scans for August. Still really new to these quarterly scans and already don't look forward to them. Hmmmmmph

Did I mention Vit D us still too low so taking a 50,000 IU weekly.

Hope you are getting over the respiratory issues and glad it wasn’t CoVid

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 11, 2020 11:22PM ByHisGraceTwice wrote:

DG — not good your vit D still not coming up where it should. Hang in there. My next scans will be first week in August also. Not sure why the PET unnerves me but the others seem routine. Maybe just haven’t had as much experience with PET Which scans will be on your to do list?

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j

Dx 11/18/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 1/30/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 11/18/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Radiation Therapy 11/18/2019 External: Bone Dx 3/13/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/18/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 4/1/2020 Targeted Therapy 5/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/19/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jul 12, 2020 01:09AM DodgersGirl wrote:

ByHisGraceTwice: my scans should be 2 CT scans and nuclear bone scan.

I have had 3 PET scans going back to 2017


Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 13, 2020 03:48AM ByHisGraceTwice wrote:

DG — I didn’t have a PET until metastasis, but did have initial bone scans and CTs.

Heard the sad new about Kelly Preston’s death tonight, John Travolta’s wife. I’d not heard she had BC. Bless his heart he’s had as much loss as Pierce Brosnan.Celebrity and wealth do not protect from heartache.

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j

Dx 11/18/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 1/30/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 11/18/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Radiation Therapy 11/18/2019 External: Bone Dx 3/13/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/18/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 4/1/2020 Targeted Therapy 5/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/19/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jul 13, 2020 10:47PM DodgersGirl wrote:

Good evening everyone. I am going to whine for a moment.

I recently was approved to receive Social Security Disability starting next month.

I applied online. Took me nearly 4 hours to fill out the various forms. I haven’t worked since January and probably should have applied earlier but procrastinated until now. I knew I would need details and dates and just didn’t get around to it for months.

I submitted the forms and had a phone interview. Shortly after the interview, I received notification that my application was approved and benefits will start next month.

Well, that should be good news (and it is) but what I feel/felt is that the government didn’t take much time to determine I was going to die. And that just hit me like a ton of bricks. Probably shed more tears over this realization, I am terminal, than anything else so far. Sigh.

Hoping that by sharing this with you guys, I can let go of the sad aspect and focus on the knowledge that my disability will help since I can’t work anymore. Thanks for your time and for this place for sharing.

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 13, 2020 10:57PM moth wrote:

Oh man, DG, that is a kick in the teeth. I hear you.

Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/10/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/10/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 13, 2020 11:10PM DodgersGirl wrote:

Thanks Moth

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 14, 2020 10:08AM GoKale4320 wrote:

DodgersGirl - I see it differently. People are granted Social Security disability for a variety reasons but all of them simply cannot work, and they stay on disability for years and years. You just had to prove you worked long enough to qualify and you probably way exceeded the minimum time so it was a no-brainer that they could approve it right away.




Dx: January 2017, IDC, Stage IIa, 1/23 nodes, <1cm Chemo 2/16/17 Cytoxan Taxotere x4 Radiation 6/8/2017, natural alternative to tamoxifen Dx 1/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Evista (raloxifene)
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Jul 14, 2020 11:52AM DodgersGirl wrote:

GoKale4320– thank you for your post. I need to look at this the way you described

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 15, 2020 07:40AM CindyNY wrote:

Hello ladies! I stumbled across this forum about a week ago. I tried reading through some old posts, never getting through all, but I recognized the names from 2017. You are my peeps!

DodgersGirl - my sister had a similar reaction when she qualified for disability. She has fibromaligia, COPD, anxiety w severe panic attacks, insomnia, and more (no BC). GoKale4320 is correct, it's for those that can no longer work. For my sister, that was 18 years ago.

I've been ok since dx, rads, and AI. I have a love hate relationship w Anastrozole. It keeps cancer at bay, while aging me fast. 2 years, 7 months to go. I've had surgery on my wrist, issues AI brought on. I've got osteopenia in my hip, a SE of AI, now on Fosamax generic. A pill to offset SE from other pill. It is what it is.

I've read how some of your paths have been harder. No rhyme or reason, no faults of our own. My heart goes out to you. I'll be in your pocket as you need. HUGS


dx at 58, no family history, onco = 19 Dx 10/6/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/31/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 11/13/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/26/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 15, 2020 05:35PM DodgersGirl wrote:

CindyNY— welcome! Glad you found us.

I read thru your SE from Anastrozole. I think that AI aged me 20 years. I felt like an old lady. I am on Letrozole now and find the SE easier. Maybe something to keep in mind. I remember my MO saying if my SE were interfering with QOL to say something and he would prescribe a different AI.

2 years 7 months left. You can do that. Look at what you pushed thru already. Soon it will all. E in the rear view mir

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 15, 2020 08:26PM DodgersGirl wrote:

I went to Sam’s Club this morning. It’s the first time I have been out shopping like that since mid-February

Sam’s still out of most cleaning supplies, toilet paper, hand sanitizers, soap refills, etc But we still found plenty of other items to place in the cart, spending hundreds of dollars.

Tonight I am totally worn out from this one shopping excursion.

Geesh.

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC: Mucinous, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/11/2017 Mastectomy: Right Dx 12/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)

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