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Jan 15, 2014 05:06PM
I also had a thoracentisis done to drain my lung, at the beginning of my treatment. I breathed so much better afterwards, and haven't had another since. They should check for fluid, that could be what she needs. It's outpatient, and you are awake for it, but because they go into your back while you are sitting down and leaning over a table, you don't see it. I couldn't believe how much fluid came out of me. It almost filled the bottle.
I am getting another CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis. I was sick the day after the last scan with a stomach bug. My oncologist thinks that may be why my lymph nodes were enlarged. If they are still enlarged, I'll have to switch to the next treatment. I hope not. I want to stay on each treatment for a very long time. That way, I'm here longer.
I hope your Mom is feeling better. If the Aromosin works, it will shrink the tumors in her lungs, and she will breathe better. The tumors in my lungs shrunk each time, and I now have only scarring where the tumors were. Right now I have a horrible cold (thanks to my son, he's still sick after 2 weeks!) and am having a hard time breathing. I will be calling the doctors tomorrow. It's been a week, and now I'm getting sinus headaches (probably a sinus infection) and the nebulizer is not helping much. Wish me luck!
Mets in spine, lungs, and liver. Carpe Diem-Live for Today
5/26/2005, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
06/05/2005 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my right breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Sentinel lymph node removal (also called dissection)
, Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my right side
12/19/2005 Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole, class: aromatase inhibitor)
12/17/2006 Femara (chemical name: letrozole, class: aromatase inhibitor)
03/19/2007 Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane, class: aromatase inhibitor)
6/26/2012, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
07/19/2012 Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant, class: estrogen receptor downregulator (ERD))
07/13/2014 Xeloda (chemical name: capecitabine)