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Feb 13, 2020 02:17PM
Moomala, I am staying in your pocket beyond the appointments you had. Cancer certainly is random. The most unhealthy habits don't always translate into the applicable diseases for sure. I never drank a lot, was a bit overweight but always was active and I got this stupid, most aggressive inflammatory cancer, grade 3 AND HER2 positive. Then it spread to my brain first. Yet other people with slower growing cancers have progressed sooner than me. Figure that one out. The world is random and upside down. I do think a lot of it is luck and of course how you respond to drugs BUT I definitely think luck plays a hand in it.
My BC is likely related to my father's colon cancer according to my MO since there is no recorded BC on either Mom or Dad's side. I have no doubt been very lucky in drug and radiation responses in both body and brain and feel grateful for being as strong as I am and able to do what I want to do, whether walking, cooking, housework etc. I know the day will come when my luck runs out, but even when depressed, I tell myself I have been lucky.
Mel, hope you get to feeling better soon, Mae I hope the food eating can begin soon and I hope things heal soon as well.
Anybody I missed, I hope things are going well.
FYI, I sat on my butt on the couch today and enjoyed myself. I was going to go for a couple of long walks, but suddenly remembered getting stress fractures in my feet when I overdid the walking in 2016. Yesterday was 30000 steps between one store and the grocery store. Though I am not sore, I have decided that some days, I need to take it easy. Maybe actually start riding the exercise bike and take rest days between such long walks. No good if I actually injured myself. Just did a little cooking and working on my little penny sites where I can make a few extra bucks.
2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta.
3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
4/22/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+