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Jan 10, 2018 07:19PM
Hi girls, sorry I have been out of touch. Back at work FT after last surgery - 12+ hour days again. Yikes, this job and the stress that comes with it is not good. Good news is I am retiring in 11 weeks and 2 days. I have shoulder surgery in 2 weeks so I really don't have that many work days left. I shouldn't complain.
Hapb - thanks for posting the faster aging article. How true. My body feels like I am 80. I'm back to exercising again so maybe that will help. I fear what the AI is doing to my bones. And all the scans. That cannot be good for us. I had 7 scans in less than a year. I am sorry you are struggling with whether to take the AI. It must be especially difficult because you were off and felt so much better. The numbers don't make sense and this confuses me greatly. I am not in as much pain as you or have the heart issues but I empathize with how tough a decision this must be for you. I hope you can find peace in whatever you decide.
Melanie - you look great! Your smile is so warm and inviting. I'm happy your hair is coming back and really glad you are feeling so much better these days. Super news no BRCA, yay! 2018 will be your year for sure.
KimCee - yippee, you're at the finish line with the taxol! You have been endured so much going through BC twice. Your pity party of late is understandable.....feeling miserable and sick all the time not to mention the anxiety this stupid triple positive causes would impact any of us the same way. Maybe the AI is partly to blame? You are stronger than you give yourself credit for and I know you will move forward positively in the days ahead. Sending hugs your way :-)
Cherry - yippee, you're at the finish line too. I am so sorry you are feeling so terrible. I pray your medical team can find a way to give you relief. It may not seem like it now, but better days are ahead. Recovery is a slow process but as we've heard from Vicky, specialK, Melanie, myself and so many others here, we do find a new normal and brighter days are on the horizon. Sending you hugs too :-)
I think and pray for all of you daily even if I am not posting. I wish everyone a good rest of the week!
7/25/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
9/6/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
9/6/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
9/6/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
4/27/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left
5/9/2017 Reconstruction (left): Stacked DIEP flap