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Oct 28, 2019 08:48AM
Oct 28, 2019 08:50AM
Lulu44 - I have a Facebook friend who is posting she is cancer free now thanks to Kadcyla. That is about all I know about that drug, sorry, but she is very happy, I know that.
Wheatscapes - I am sorry, and think we can all relate to scanxiety, although I have not gotten there yet. One of the ladies in our survivor group had to go to MD Anderson this week for scans and her comment was, cancer, the gift that keeps on giving. Just know that you are not alone. You got through chemo and lost weight and are exercising, good for you!!! We bought an exercise bike Sunday, and now can both get up at 4 am, he gets on the treadmill, I get on the bike, and, hopefully tonight, we can do it again. I have read riding an exercise bike before you go to bed helps with leg cramps - I try everything! Neuropathy and AIs suck, but I read a comment on here somewhere, I am one of the lucky ones who can take AIs, and I tell myself that, repeatedly, when I can't get up off the sofa for a leg cramp terror. I am 56 years old and have figured out I cannot sit around and eat french fries and not move anymore, better late than never!
I read the exercise article that is on this site when you first come on here, and I also read an article about what to say to your friend with MBC. A lady, I think her name was DivineMrsM, made some comments on that article that were really good, and I looked at her profile, and she recommended these books:
Anticancer - A New Way of Life - David Seven-Schreiber, and
Getting Well Again - The Bestselling Classic about Revolutionary Lifesaving Self-Awareness Techniques - Carl Simonton, Stephanie Simonton
I ordered both from Thrift Books for about $10. Read the reviews on Amazon, if you enjoy reading.
If I could also add, I get down, and things get dark, and I cry, some days, I can cry about most anything. I believe in letting those tears fall, and then, well, let me share the post I found on Pinterest yesterday, that says it better than me.
diagnosed at 55, DX 10/17/18 IDC Left IIB grade 3 0/2 nodes ER+PR-HER2+, 11/7/18 TCHP, 4/4/19 Left Lumpectomy, 4/29/19 anastrozole (name-brand at CVS with a GoodRX coupon), 6/3/19 Rads, HP done 1/8/20, complete response to neoadjuvant therapy