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A place for those managing the ups & downs of a Stage IV/metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Please respect that this forum is for Stage IV members only. There is a separate forum For Family and Caregivers of People with a STAGE IV Diagnosis.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2017 08:38PM - edited Jul 7, 2017 05:46PM by Micmel

Micmel wrote:

As I go through this forced path I have been thrown down, I have come to realize the love I have always had for my husband was strong. He is amazing and I love him with my very soul and entire heart. Never would I ever imagine the thought of dying and him being alone. Then the worst part hit me!! I can't seem to shake the horrible sorrow of thinking of another woman taking my place in his life and his heart, and if I Am honest his bed. He is my best friend and the love of my life, I would never need another for any reason. He makes my life complete, and then this happens. How do I process that I most likely won't be the one growing old on the porch that we have talked about, how do I process, someone else sitting in that chair? I hate this trajectory path I've been spun onto, and everyday I feel grief and deep sorrow. How do I live everyday knowing in the back of my mind, I feel like a place holder, for another woman who will be stepping into my life when I die of this horrible disease, more sooner than later. Why would I even want to take any medicines or treatments, when the answer is pretty obviously in front of my face.? Why do we fight so hard for something we cannot control ? Why do we hurt so badly thinking about letting go, or giving up? It's a four letter word that holds so much power. That word is LOVE..... If you have ever felt this way. Share with me, because I understand, I feel this way everyday. I also don't know what to do with the sadness of loss or how to process the process of dying. However slow or fast it may be. Please share your love stories with me, how did you meet? How long together? I want to know your stories, everyone has their person. Everyone loves.....

Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/20/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy
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Feb 11, 2019 12:09PM ADDK wrote:

Parrynd1, I had to cross a huge mental barriere to accept morphine due to pain from skin mets. Just today I have increased the dose so that I´m taking morphine three times a day together with another pain killer (nerve pain). The latter makes my dizzy for a couple of hours, that´s it. Since my pain has come somewhat under control I´ve realized that it was also a constant mental reminder of my disease. The pain does not go away until our skin mets have been knocked down, so I can only recommend that you join me in the druggie club :-)

Dx 2/10/2017, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/16 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 2/24/2017 AC Surgery 8/8/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Dx 6/10/2018, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to other, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 10/26/2018 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/6/2019 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Feb 11, 2019 12:37PM Lynnwood1960 wrote:

Mae, Alan Parsons Project....WOW!!! So exciting!! I’m anxious to see more pictures and hear about this amazing adventure!!

Dx 4/6/2015, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Feb 11, 2019 12:41PM Lynnwood1960 wrote:

Tanya, OUCH!!! That looks very sore!! I think it may take a while to heal. I’m glad that you weren’t very seriously hurt but that looks pretty bad to me. Thank goodness for the kind people who help us when we’re down, in your case literally down. I call them Gods angels on Earth.

Dx 4/6/2015, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Feb 11, 2019 12:47PM Lynnwood1960 wrote:

Parry, good luck on your new treatment. You know that we will all be in your pocket! Wishing you minimal side effects. As far as worrying about becoming addicted to meds, my feeling is that our bodies need the meds to function. It’s not like we get pleasure from them. At this point in my life, i will do whatever I need to to keep the pain at bay. I don’t like the “ drugged” feeling either and so far am managing on Tramadol although it’s not as effective for as long as it used to be.

Dx 4/6/2015, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Feb 11, 2019 12:51PM Lynnwood1960 wrote:

Lynne, you are always in our pockets and today it’s our turn to be in yours!! Wishing you successful treatment with minimal side effects. Let us know if the icing is effective, I’ve heard that it can be very effective for neuropathy. Stay as warm as you can.

Dx 4/6/2015, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Feb 11, 2019 12:54PM Lynnwood1960 wrote:

Micmel, I know I’m not the first to express concern that you are going to run yourself ragged. You can’t pour from an empty cup my friend. Not a lecture, just genuine concern . I admire your ability to forgive and move forward, forgiveness is my biggest character flaw. I am not very good at it but am a lot better then I used to be. Try to rest whenever you get a chance.

Dx 4/6/2015, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Feb 11, 2019 01:56PM Parrynd1 wrote:

50’s Lynn I’ll jump in your pocket too! I dress extra warm for infusion days so no worries on the cold. Maybe my little rock will help keep you warm even with the hands and feet. Good luck today!

Dx 9/4/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/29/2016 Other Chemotherapy 2/21/2017 AC Surgery 5/17/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 6/14/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/4/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 3/2018, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/lungs/other, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 5/23/2018 External: Brain Chemotherapy 6/27/2018 Other Targeted Therapy 10/1/2018 Avastin (bevacizumab) Radiation Therapy 12/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Chemotherapy 12/30/2018 Halaven (eribulin) Dx 1/29/2019, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/5/2019, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery Chemotherapy Other
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Feb 11, 2019 02:23PM Micmel wrote:

Hello ladies. Hi Lynne 50’s good to see you beautiful.

Lynnwood~ I 100% agree with you, my back isn’t doing well and I am hurting a lot more than before. I am not napping like I was and my spine knows it. I ran into see him today for five mins. Grabbed the laundry. My step monster was there. So I took that chance to hit the highway. I need to rest my tweaked back. My goodness such pain. Wow. Thank you for being honest with me. I need to hear it sometimes. My DH also doesn’t want me over doing anything at all. I’m afraid I’m getting a cold. I’ve been coughing. Didn’t want to make him sick. I’m glad I get to stay home the rest of today and tomorro. The weather is my concern. This is so difficult. I can’t be a caretaker. I need one. It’s realh rocking my world and my body. They weighed him today. He Is 6”3 and now weighs 106 lbs. skin and bones. I don’t know how much longer this is going to go on. One week and I am in tears. I am forced to slow it down. Ugh! Love you ladies. Hi Parry honey. 🌹💕 I also have to have my pills. Sometimes we have to do what we must to relieve our own suffering from this shit hole cancer. ADDK~Welcome to our little home. Like cheers. Everybody knows your name. Pull up a stool and join team FU cancer! Welcome to you!!

Tanya~My poor sweetheart... I know how much it sucks to fall. Ouchie!!! I am so glad someone was around to help you. My goodness, I’m so glad it wasn’t worse or you broke something. Rest and ice sweet sister. Feel Better soon! We are all so strong sometimes and weak others. I hope that it heals up quickly For you!
Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/20/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy
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Feb 11, 2019 02:38PM 50sgirl wrote:

Thank you all for your words of encouragement and support. It means a lot to me. I am home now. The infusion was uneventful. I did ice my hands and feetto try to ward off neuropathy. Some people on the taxol thread had recommended it.I hope it works. I also hope that taxol blows the cancer cells into oblivion.

We are expecting snow beginning tomorrow night. I want to run back to Florida.

Hugs and prayers from, Lynne



Dx 6/5/2015, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 8/9/2016, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 8/10/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 8/31/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 7/3/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy 10/2/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 2/11/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Feb 11, 2019 06:02PM GracieM2007 wrote:

Lynn, glad things went well! Praying for you to have no bad se's!!!!

Everybody starting new chemos, thinking of you today as I do #20 weekly Abraxane!!! Praying it keeps the cancer at bay. They aren't using the port, I think my Inc is going to send me to the surgeon....time will tell.

dx 4/11/2007, rt. mast 4/27/2007, 1.7cm IDC, stage 2, Grade 3, 1.4cm tumor in one node,, ER/PR+, Her2-, 4 DD AC, 4 DD T, Arimidex/ 2016 mets to bone, extensive. Femera, Xgeva. 1/18 Faslodex, Ibrance. July 2018, Abraxane.
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Feb 11, 2019 07:26PM Donnabelle wrote:

Parry I will miss you by one day at UCSD. I am heading there tomorrow morning for MO appt then blood work and chemo if my platelets have improved. not sure about that. I checked symptoms of low platelets and dizziness is right at the top. I have been dizzy for 5 days and not enjoying it very much.

Micmel hang in there and REST.

Mae how special that you are with Alan Parsons, a true music legend! Enjoy every moment.

Lynne 50s sorry you had to return from Florida and go right to treatment. I hope it is easy for you. It was for me but I only had 3 treatments.

Everyone I am thinking of you all and hope we can find a piece of joy today 😍.

Donna




Dx 3/13/2013, IDC, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/10/2013 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 5/6/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 10/13/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/28/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/5/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 1/9/2018 Verzenio Chemotherapy 6/2/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy 11/8/2018 Afinitor (everolimus) Chemotherapy 11/9/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin)
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Feb 11, 2019 07:54PM Micmel wrote:

Parry~I got hit with the cold This evening... I am down for the count. Early sleep tonight and there is talk of snow. This cold really sucks outloud! I hope it doesn’t linger. There is too much going on for me to be down with anything. My back is really really hurting. Straight down to the sciatica nerve which is just plain awful sensation like an electric charge running down my leg...

love you ladies.

Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/20/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy
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Feb 11, 2019 08:03PM Micmel wrote:

Donna~Thank you for the kind words of rest and sleep. I am going for bed ASAP for sure. My energy is gone and I have a terrible headache. This cold is a doosey.. hope none of you ladies get it!!

Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/20/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy
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Feb 11, 2019 08:52PM Parrynd1 wrote:

Tanya glad it was uneventful. I’ve had nurses recommended ice as well so hopefully it helps.

Micmel noooooooooo! This cold has been one of the worst for me so hopefully you fair it better. Mucinex liquid medicine and Fisherman’s Friend cough drops have been wonderful aside from good ole hot tea with lemon and honey.

Gracie crossing my fingers for many more treatments beyond #20

Donna I saw your MO’s name on the ‘on time’ board so we do go to the same place :) I like the new facility with the private infusion center. I’ll be there tomorrow too! It’s like a part time job with all the appointments, haha. Tomorrow I’m at the pet/ct building though to see about zapping these brain mets.

Today I didn’t actually get any chemo. I knew I was supposed to start to Gemzar, but the Neuro onc never put in the order! But my MO wants to put me on the Gemzar-Cisplatin plan. She compared skin photos and agrees Halaven isn’t working. Next week will be a new treatment. I’m nervous as she said this one is really hard on people and they do t typically do the Cisplatin for this reason. I’ve already had Carboplatin though (which is the normal pairing) and am worried my cancer is resistant to it from last time. She also said she doesn’t know how many lung tumors there are, but I’m not very symptomatic so # doesn’t change plans. Boo. Wish me luck that they can do something about the brain mets tomorrow :)

Take care everyone
Dx 9/4/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/29/2016 Other Chemotherapy 2/21/2017 AC Surgery 5/17/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 6/14/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/4/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 3/2018, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/lungs/other, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 5/23/2018 External: Brain Chemotherapy 6/27/2018 Other Targeted Therapy 10/1/2018 Avastin (bevacizumab) Radiation Therapy 12/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Chemotherapy 12/30/2018 Halaven (eribulin) Dx 1/29/2019, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/5/2019, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery Chemotherapy Other
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Feb 11, 2019 09:32PM GracieM2007 wrote:

Parry, prayers for a better day for you tomorrow!!

dx 4/11/2007, rt. mast 4/27/2007, 1.7cm IDC, stage 2, Grade 3, 1.4cm tumor in one node,, ER/PR+, Her2-, 4 DD AC, 4 DD T, Arimidex/ 2016 mets to bone, extensive. Femera, Xgeva. 1/18 Faslodex, Ibrance. July 2018, Abraxane.
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Feb 12, 2019 02:52AM dorimak wrote:

illimae so amazing for you plus these pictures are heavenly especially for this evening of us freezing in the Midwest for what has been a brutal winter. Enjoy and live it up

Dx 10/2001, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 10/2005, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/2016, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs/other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 4/1/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2016 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 11/1/2018 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2018 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx 1/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/lungs/other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy External: Brain Surgery Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy AC Surgery Lumpectomy: Right
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Feb 12, 2019 08:56AM Lynnwood1960 wrote:

Micmel, stay in bed and rest today! This weather is brutal! I opened my black door for a second and it was all icy rain falling. Perfect day to stay in and rest. Don’t forget fluids!

Dx 4/6/2015, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Feb 12, 2019 12:56PM GracieM2007 wrote:

Lynwood, totally agree with what you said to Mae about her pictures! It’s been cold and rainy here too, so pics of beautiful weather, beaches, and tropical waters cheer me up too!!!

dx 4/11/2007, rt. mast 4/27/2007, 1.7cm IDC, stage 2, Grade 3, 1.4cm tumor in one node,, ER/PR+, Her2-, 4 DD AC, 4 DD T, Arimidex/ 2016 mets to bone, extensive. Femera, Xgeva. 1/18 Faslodex, Ibrance. July 2018, Abraxane.
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Feb 12, 2019 08:23PM Donnabelle wrote:

Parry how did it go today with the brain mets. Any determination on zapping them? I have to go get an MRI tomorrow because, since I have been dizzy, MO said that any nuerological changes make them want to check for brain mets. Oh joy, she wants it ASAP and the only time this week available is tomorrow night at 10pm. PETs I can do, but MRIs freak me out. I will take my drugs and put on my eye mask and do deep breathing. Then I have to go Sunday for a possible transfusion and again the following Friday for another possible transfusion. This is getting to be crazy time consuming. Finally got PET results from 2/4 scan. Out of four liver mets two stayed the same, one is responding really well and shrinking, and one has slightly higher SUV uptake. 2 lung mets are static, adrenal glan met is static, lymph node met is resolved and one spinal met is resolved and one is on the way out. Phew. I am staying on Carbo/Afinitor.

Micmel, I hope you are having a restful day and taking time to treat that cold. Pay attention to your own needs. You are the one who is important right now.

Donna

Dx 3/13/2013, IDC, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/10/2013 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 5/6/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 10/13/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/28/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/5/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 1/9/2018 Verzenio Chemotherapy 6/2/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy 11/8/2018 Afinitor (everolimus) Chemotherapy 11/9/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin)
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Feb 12, 2019 08:49PM Parrynd1 wrote:

Thanks everyone. Sounds like the weather is being icky for almost everyone. Great time to break out the cards & puzzles...I’ve been working on one for a while that’s proving very hard.

Donna it went ok. They are going to do 1 SRS session and try to time it for my Gem/Cis chemo off week so I don’t need to miss any chemo. I don’t get to reuse my head mask so that’s another day & car ride I have to make. I’m not supposed to drive but hubby has to work so every extra appointment is hard. I’m just glad they can do rads. I’ve noticed my balance is a little off and so I told them I would like to make this as expedited as possible and it sounded like we can get all the scans done in the next week or so. Great news from you scan!!! It is tiring running back and forth for so many appointments. Cancer is a full time job. I hope the brain mri goes well and is clear. Could the dizziness be from low blood counts? Hopefully the transfusions make you feel better. When I go for MRI’s I try to take a nap or do meditation to relax. Sometimes I use the time to plan things I want to do and that distracts me. I have a breast MRI coming up and am going to try and get some rest!

Hugs and hopes for good things out to everyone
Dx 9/4/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/29/2016 Other Chemotherapy 2/21/2017 AC Surgery 5/17/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 6/14/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/4/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 3/2018, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/lungs/other, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 5/23/2018 External: Brain Chemotherapy 6/27/2018 Other Targeted Therapy 10/1/2018 Avastin (bevacizumab) Radiation Therapy 12/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Chemotherapy 12/30/2018 Halaven (eribulin) Dx 1/29/2019, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/5/2019, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery Chemotherapy Other
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Feb 13, 2019 03:01AM GracieM2007 wrote:

I'm right There with you in the dizziness and headache. My brain mri is on the 21st. I've had gamma knife to one spot, I don't know the exact size but the Dr said it was the size of the first joint in my thumb. Sounded pretty big to me. Three sessions and it seems to have worked unless they find out differently on the 21st.

dx 4/11/2007, rt. mast 4/27/2007, 1.7cm IDC, stage 2, Grade 3, 1.4cm tumor in one node,, ER/PR+, Her2-, 4 DD AC, 4 DD T, Arimidex/ 2016 mets to bone, extensive. Femera, Xgeva. 1/18 Faslodex, Ibrance. July 2018, Abraxane.
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Feb 13, 2019 07:48AM Micmel wrote:

Omg it’s actually the freaking flu. Second year in a row. Will I ever learn ? I didn’t get my flu shot. Only simply because I just didn’t want another needle, another doctors visit another co pay! My fault this I know. But damn. This shit sucks the royal big one. Wash your hands ladies. And if you haven’t gotten the flu shot. Please run run run to the doxtors. No sprint!

Hope all is well back to my bed! Ugh! Ugh!


Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/20/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy
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Feb 13, 2019 10:08AM MuddlingThrough wrote:

Micmel,


Diagnosed stage 4, de novo. It was quite a shock. Dx 1/4/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 3/28/2018 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 3/28/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Feb 13, 2019 11:23AM Grannax2 wrote:

Oh no the dreaded flu. Life is so strange sometimes. But the flu did answer your concerns about trying to do so much for your father. You are now grounded! Not only from the hospital but from everything. Your friends will leave soup on the porch but won't come in. I had it last January. I was in jail for a week. I live alone but friends and DD brought food, RX etc to my porch. Lol I was completely house bound and at the end of the week I was going stir crazy wanting OUT.

I want to write to each of you but my NYC trip is only one day away.

Tanya you injury made me cringe. Did they x Ray? What new treatment?

Mae you lucky duck! I'd love, to hear the story about how you got picked for that trip. Now you're a celebrity artist. Trip of a lifetime. WOW

Gracie you are so brave. I think I'm too. Chicken to do brain TX.

NYC here I come. Anyone live in NYC? I heard it's supposed to snow. I hope I'm bringing the right clothes and shoes, etc. Any advice? I really won't be in it much because I have to spend all day Saturday pretending I'm a model. Meetings with the designer, interviews, reporters, photographer, hair makeup, practicing with international models who will walk me drown the runway. Drop dead gorgeous hunks! Don't mind that a bit.I think I'm packing more shoes than anything. From sparkly heels to boots. But I can't wear my boots with my cocktail dress to the play. I did get my mom's mink in the bag. , It weighs 20.

Can you tell I'm excited?


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Feb 13, 2019 11:52AM Micmel wrote:

Grannax ~ represent!! Beautiful woman. And yes down for the count. My dd was just over with Pierre water for me and is getting my dads clothing and taking there in the am.

I hope you have an absolute blast. Soak in every moment you so deserve. We have our star stepping up again to represent us ladies. 🤩🤩🤩🤩 team fu !!!

Much love ~M~

Soup is sounding good right about now

Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/20/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy
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Feb 14, 2019 12:24AM skitzblitz wrote:

micmel— try elderberry! It seems to be all the rage this winter for cutting the flu time and symptoms down. I’d say check if ok with ibrance though. My mom bought it in liquid at natural grocer but I saw it at nutrition stores as well!

Get much needed rest, you need it! I feel for you, the flu is like double hell with cancer.

Grannax- have fun in nyc! I loved it there and want to go back so bad! I know I could never walk around much bc of my chemo though. Good choice trying Xeloda befor abraxane. Abraxane was hard on me and blood counts. Took it all out of me!

Sarah

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Feb 14, 2019 11:32AM GracieM2007 wrote:

Grannax, will be thinking of you this weekend and praying things go stunningly!!!!! You are going to rock that runway!!!!

dx 4/11/2007, rt. mast 4/27/2007, 1.7cm IDC, stage 2, Grade 3, 1.4cm tumor in one node,, ER/PR+, Her2-, 4 DD AC, 4 DD T, Arimidex/ 2016 mets to bone, extensive. Femera, Xgeva. 1/18 Faslodex, Ibrance. July 2018, Abraxane.
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Feb 14, 2019 11:39AM MJHJAN1014 wrote:

I can't leave you girls alone for one minute........

OMG, Tanya-the knee looks ugly. Must be so sore. Hope it heals so fast- my DDs like Arnica gel?

Micmel-How absolutely rotten the you contracted the dreaded flu....just what you did not need. Operating word is REST!

50's- How are you making it? Glad the infusion went well. The snow is so pretty! If we are going to have winter, we may as well have snow...

skitz-my sister has had good results with elderberry...

Gracie, Parry, and Donna-placing you in my extra special positive vibes category with all you have going on. Love and gentle hugs.

Grannax-I saw a segment on the news about your NYC fashion show! I kept exclaiming to my husband " I have an MBC sister that will be there!" We are all taking a vicarious pleasure in your NY debut and cheering you on! Glad you are going on Madame X and I hope it's as tolerable for you as it has been for me.

Mae-Looks as though you are having a great time! Thanks for the photos!

I had liver MRI yesterday which made me aware of how tenuous our situations are. I thought of all of us and what we go through as I lay there in that tube of claustrophobia. The techs performing the procedure could not have been nicer or more caring, which helps. I am anxiously awaiting results and of course hoping for stability. Will be curious if anything is going on in the left lobe as Y90 zapped the right lobe last May. The MBC rollercoaster-a ride in some dark twisted amusement park...

Thinking of you Bighome, Muddling, Lynne(Man), Minnie, Lynnwood, dorimak, ADDK, and all of you dear MBC sisters....

Happy Valentines Day- Love always prevails, MJH


Dx 1/10/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/10/2014 Breast Chemotherapy 3/5/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 6/10/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/15/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 3/22/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Dx 3/7/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/8/2019 Doxil (doxorubicin) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 14, 2019 11:52AM MJHJAN1014 wrote:

Kingfield, Maine, my 2019 X-Country skiing debut. Very cold, but strikingly gorgeous. I was a little unsteady and fell about 3 times, but i made it ! and loved it! Power to us all!

Dx 1/10/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/10/2014 Breast Chemotherapy 3/5/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 6/10/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/15/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 3/22/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Dx 3/7/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/8/2019 Doxil (doxorubicin) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 14, 2019 12:15PM Lynnwood1960 wrote:

MJH!!!! You go girl!!! Gorgeous picture!! I so admire you!!! Your last post mentioned Arnica gel, that is the only thing that helped with my knee pain. My neighbor gave me some and I was very skeptical and pleasantly surprised! Highly recommend it. Waving hi to all, hope we all stay warm and well.

Dx 4/6/2015, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)

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