Apr 24, 2013 07:03PM justagirl wrote:
saralou: thanks for taking the time to write. I did look at your site. I am not going all vegan or organic but have cut my diet cokes down to a half one a day, and my intake of snickers bars to a miniature one every once in a while as a treat. My other treats are natural lollies made with no preservative, additives, etc. Even my dog likes them. I make most of our food, including pasta sauces and deserts, so I know what goes into them and go for fruit and veg in season. We eat some meat but I'm not a big fan.
I'm glad to finally meet someone who has lung mets like me, but wish we could of met under different circumstances. When I think of how my CT scan looked, it was like hundreds of tiny pin pricks everywhere. Somehow the radiologist pegged them right away as BC mets. ???? and without a biopsy as the two measurable ones, like yours are too small to biopsy.
It is rough to know my only options are the oral anti estrogen tablets, or some sort of chemo tablet or IV chemo.
I just feel like I should be doing something but you are right. I need to stay healthy, in mind and spirit and learn to enjoy each day and not let this take the joy out of my life. I'm going to have to work on that and learning to laugh again. I was only diagnosed with the mets January 21, so it is still relatively new in my mind. We have only told about 6 people, which include my husband and 19 year old son. Telling my son was the worst of the worst. He totally lost it with depression and anxiety when I had the BC initially but I had to tell him. But this time I said I feel fine. I am fine. We found these by a fluke and we will go on with our lives. I will just have to see the oncologist again on a regular basis for checks, which right now are longer inbetween due to my CA15.3 dropping from 80 to 56 and my CT being the same.
I used to be a triathlete, in fact was training when I first found the breast tumor. Now I can't swim, bike or run. Can't rotate my right arm around and over my head due to the LD flap for my radiated breast side, and can't run or bike thanks to the loss of calcium in my lower spine which has given me 3 compressed discs. But I am back on my treadmill, walking fast as I can. Am building up from 30 minutes a day back to the 1 1/2 hours I did before this lung stuff. And that's how I think of it 'stuff'
We have a huge garden and live on 8 acres and nothing makes me happier than to be outside working. You are right. I just have to get up and on with my life.
Thank you for reaching out to me - it's not that my hubby doesn't love me or my two BFF's but it's not the same as having someone here who completely relates!
You are my angel today!