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Jan 12, 2017 06:13AM
I am a planner too. I too always look at clinical trials and new drugs out there. (Personally...I am de-cluttering right now and again getting my finances in order-lol)
I have been dancing with this disease for 12+ years and mets for over 8+,
I can't tell you how many times I have had progression. Even had a fracture in my femur this past summer and I thought, thats it, I am done, this is the big downhill slide...but then things stabilize ....I have been on chemo 4x - lost my hair 4 times? on my last hormonal....(I am a triple +++)
I am still here, mainly stable. Yes, you have had progression, crappy that you now have pain and that one liver met. You are not out of options. What about IBRANCE? you maybe be the perfect candidate. Or a clinical trial. This isn't your hail mary treatment.
So, what you have is what I call progression depression. I know it well. I give myself a little time to grieve, then I get my cancer fighting cape and get back up. Today is a new day, and you are not out yet. You have many more good days, months, and years ahead of you. Its a marathon.
onward and upward. deep breath. you can do this my friend.
Enjoy Every Sandwich.
12/12/2004, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 2, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
1/19/2005 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap
2/1/2005 AC + T (Taxol)
5/1/2005 Breast, Lymph nodes
6/1/2005 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
1/1/2006 Femara (letrozole)
6/2/2008 Aromasin (exemestane)
7/1/2008 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
6/15/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
9/5/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab)