Well it was not the valentines day I was expecting. Went in for my regular dose of Zometa & found out that those sneakly little buggers are on the move again. Tumor markers were up & my mets in my spine have increased as well, so now up for another round of Abraxane to knock them on the head.
Will keep you all posted on how things go...
Cheers for now
Well these last three years seem to be forming a pattern.......a wonderful Bali holiday & then come back to more treatment. I think I should stay away from Bali for awhile!!!!!
I'm up for a couple of weeks of radiation to get this pain in my back under control. My MRI came back with multiple lesions in my spine so we will tackle one problem at a time. At least it's only a short zap. Let's hope with the radiation & monthy zometa injections I can keep these little suckers under control.
Well my BC journey continues. Found out recently that i have a lytic lesion on my spine (T12). Have started a monthly injection of Zometa & have swapped from aromasin to tamoxifen.
My oncologist suggested that I have my ovaries removed, as this being diagnoses no.5, & all the last four rounds have been hormone +.
Just wondering if others out there have been given the same advice & the verdict on operation & outcome. My GP is on leave at the moment & would just love some feedback to help decide.
I had a fabulous time in Bali (wish i was still there). I got stuck into radiotherapy as soon as i got back. I have passed the halfway mark, only 12 more zaps to go. Not too bad with the side effects yet, bit of a sore throat but that is manageable.
My next big hurdle is finding out test results for my dad today....lets hope its good news.
Take care all
I'm off for 11 days of R&R on monday to sunny Bali. Then as soon as i get back i am straight back into 6 weeks of radiotherapy.
See you all when i get back....i will think of you whilst i'm sipping cocktails by the pool....lol
Well who's up for round four of treatment...not me really but that is what i am up for after this weeks news.
I had a couple of lumps appear in my neck not long after i finished treatment (oct '10) ~ had them removed last week & found out they were another reaccurance, same make up as last time. All other scan show that it hasent spread anywhere else so thats good news.
Will find out next week what the treatment plan will be, maybe a hit of radiotherapy to get rid of the little suckers once and for all.
Will keep you all posted.
Cheers for now
I was invited to talk to the new recruits for community liaison training yesterday. Had a great day ~ thanks Amanda, Janelle & Bernice for asking me to impart my wisdom from my training in August, & tell of all the things I have been upto since.
I also read my story for the first time out loud to an audience. That was a bit daunting at first but I think I did ok.
Great to see another enthusiastic bunch of women ready to get out there & spread the word about BCNA. I'm sure you will all do a wonderful job.
just wanted to let everyone know that I had good news from my oncologist yesterday. Scans & blood tests came back clear...yeah me!!!! Third time done & dusted.
Because this time was in my lymph system there is a chance that the sneeky bugger could return again (for the 4th time), but it is all positive thoughts and will cross that bridge if & when it happens.
Now life can get back to some kind of normal, just waiting for my hair to catch up & would luv to have eyebrows & eyelashes again....!!!!!
I would just like to thank the girls from BCNA for inviting me to the Pink Ribbon lunch last friday 15th. Had a lovely time at the park Hyatt. Great food & excellent company.
I got back into the swing of things on my return ~ planning a pink morning tea & getting my scarf bank idea up and running, just some finishing touches & i will be ready to launch my idea to the ladies in my area in the next week or so.
I hope everyone has had a great october & maybe we can all have a rest for november.
Just spent an hour with Shane & Gary Lyons on their walk through Stawell this morning (well actually I sat in the back of the Pink support vehicle for some of it, shane walks a bit too fast for me!!) What a fantastic effort from Shane, he has done such a brilliant job & i hope everyone that has been affected by Breast Cancer gets behind him for the rest of his journey. Well done too to Jane & the BCNA crew, you should all be very proud of the job you are doing. Good luck Shane we are all behind you!!!!!!