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Nov 25, 2021 10:25PM
Nov 25, 2021 10:30PM
the bleed was from hypertension yes but apparently the combo tanked my platelets and hemoglobin super fast. It's all speculation. I'm not sure really. In the hospital she would come to my room and say it was my choice but chemo would likely kill me faster. And so I proposed ibrance and the tumour board was not on board but two days later my MO said she thought it was a good idea to try. And so here we are. But as stated , it has caused problems in my counts.
If I can't take ibrance anymore my plan was to ask about xeloda. Some women in the ibrance thread have mentioned it didn't tank their WBCs as bad as the ibrance. Believe me, if they want to do nothing I'm not going to sit back and say “okay, whatever you say" I'm stubborn and not a quitter so I'll definitely be asking about it. I don't go down without a fight
edited to add : I live in a small place so during my five week hospital stay, the MOs would take turns being on call and they all agreed with each other regarding the chemo. They were all very negative. But when my liver stopped failing, and my Enzymes were returning to normal , as well as surviving the bleed when they told everyone I wouldn’t , they realized I’m not the average.
for a second opinionI would have to consult out of province which I’m not opposed to doing but it’ll be a lot of hoops to jump.
8/17/2018, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
9/17/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil)
2/26/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
4/28/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
10/7/2021 Ibrance (palbociclib)
IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
Prophylactic ovary removal
Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)