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Jan 16, 2021 01:47PM
Tang, sorry that you are so new to MBC, I must for me that was the worst time with all the fear and sadness I was feeling. I was stage 4 from t he start with some cancer cells in my brain that did not form a tumour until a year after I was diagnosed. I am going into my 7th year if you start counting from 2015. I am largely used to it all now and am glad to be stable but I do know it can change. Now that I have some distance, I am no longer fearful. That would change with any new developments. I will say that regular life makes me more anxious than my own cancer. I am realistic about it but don't largely think about it. That is just me, I had social workers, a nurse who came in after my Mom died of lung cancer and I could have family help if I would ask for it. I also have a friend I speak to by phone. I am not even that worried about covid, just follow any rules put out and that is about it.
Mae pocket duty for your husband as well.
Karen, I am sorry to hear about the progression and fluid in your lung. Hoping draining will provide relief for breathing.
Anyone struggling, I think of you all. I missed a few people I know but I do care for you all.
I did not do anything much today, went to pick up groceries by foot and also walked a bit on my treadmill. Got home and did not pay attention to where I was and tripped over my cubii. I was unhurt except for what I know will be a nasty bruise. I did cause pain but is fine now. It took me a minute to figure out getting up. Used my yoga mat. Had to scooch over on my butt and then put the mat in front of the chair I needed to brace myself on to get up. Got up, did a few self pity tears and am OK now. Been a while since I tripped over anything so have been lucky thus far.
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+