Dec 26, 2009 12:02PM donnabee wrote:
Hi Nicole, waiting for your next scan is always tough. And, unfortunately its the name of the game for us stage IV sisters.
When I had the first scan that showed progression, i thought "dear Lord, this is it--the beginning of the end..." But I realised (with the help of the wonderful women here) that a "bad" scan is just an indicator that its time to try a different treatment. As they say around here, it's not a sprint, its a marathon. Arimedex stopped working for me after about 8 months, so my onc moved me to xeloda, which really isn't any harder for me to tolerate than the hormonals. So life goes on.
I will say, however, that while no one should be afflicted with this dreadful disease, at 29 years of age it's particularly criminal. At least I was a cranky old lady when I was first dx'd :-/
Hang in there, try not to worry, and visit us here often for the support you need. ::hugs:: - donna