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Feb 5, 2018 12:17PM
i found out 2 days after you did.
And I am in at least as much shock as you are.
I haven't figured out how to make my history show up on my signature...but I was 1st diagnosed as bilateral stage IIIa and bilat node-positive. I was getting accustomed to the idea that I would be a cancer survivor instead of a cancer patient the rest of my life. But on 20 DEC 17, I found I was wrong...mets to spine, pelvis, sacrum and possibly mandible. Mandible needs further testing to confirm...
I have started with an 8 wk mindfulness class and a new psycholohist to help me put this all in perspective.
From reading many, many posts from our "mets sisters," I see have alot to learn and alot to do before I can even think about giving up. Things are not at all as they seem at first glance.
Let's commit to learning as much as we can, doing as much as we can and living as much as we can.
7/9/2014, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
7/29/2014 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right
12/20/2017, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
Reconstruction (left): Nipple tattoo; Reconstruction (right): Nipple tattoo
Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting
Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap
Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel)