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Jan 1, 2013 03:26AM
First of all, there's still a chance that those spots on your liver are from something else entirely (given the misdirection you've had so far, I wouldn't be surprised if they WERE something else). Second of all, it sounds like the oncologist was giving you a worse-case scenario. As you can see, there are many chemos that do work on the liver. Also, there are other things besides chemo that you can do for the liver. Check out this website: http://beatlivertumors.org/Treatment_Options.html
Many women on these boards have been successfully treated with liver mets. We may not make it to our desired age, but certainly way more than 6 months.
I encourage you to be your own advocate - do your own research, find out the pathology of the breast tumor - you want to know the receptors for ER, PR, & Her2neu. Also, is there a family history? The more info you have, the more questions you can ask your medical team.
As for God, don't give up on Him. He loves you. This isn't His plan for any of us, but unfortunately when evil entered the world, it ended up drizzling down to all of us. But He gives us a way out of our turmoil - faith in His Faithfulness. Consider this something you have to go through right now. Eventually, things will look and feel better. Keep praying. Ask others to pray for you. Storm the gates of Heaven! Put the armor on!
Keep us posted. We care.
1 Peter 4:12-12 "Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed."
...but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
7/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 2/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
11/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 2/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
11/2011, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 2/9 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+
3/31/2014 Gemzar (gemcitabine)
8/19/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab)