I decided not to take any oral meds after having stage 2B bc. I did surgery, 4 chemo and 35 rads and full hysterectomy. I felt that I had done enough. That was 2 1/2 years ago and I have felt it was the best decision for me. Quality of life was and not all the side effects. It seems whatever side effects drugs cause I get. Make you own decision and you'll know whats best for you.View Thread
Hi I have not posted in about a year but I thought I would post this conversation I had with my husband last year. We were hosting thanksgiving dinner for my family this year. We don't really have anyone who likes the legs, wings or dark meat. So my husband tells me to go buy "two of the biggest breasts you can find". He was so pleased when I arrived home with two nine pound breasts and he said "these are really nice and big!" Only I man can say it best. Happy holidays to you all I am coming up on my third year since they found my cancer. Good luck to all of you. M.View Thread
The past week seems the longest I have felt in a long time. I tried to get thru christmas the best I could but an up coming dr visit has me worried. I had a CT scan done last monday tuesday onchol office called to give me an appointment to come in and meet with the dr for results and treatment options. Would say nothing over the phone. But when we tried to have the results sent to my primarycare they said the dr shares that info after he see's me. I have 36 hours until I go see him. My husband's been great and supportive and right away said he's coming too. I just pray that I can handle what ever news I get. Family will be in from out of town because my Dad died 1 year ago 12-29 I know he watches over me everyday. I post when I find something out.View Thread
Hi Wrote here a few weeks ago about not having the courage to go back and see my doctors since finishing treatment. Rachel said the courage is not any place else than INSIDE myself. How true. This past wednesday I went to the onchologist. Things went fine. Almost "chickened out" a few times on the way there. Ordered a CT of to check and see how things are going and then MRI or petscan at some point. I did not tell anyone except my husband that I was going did not want a bunch of people calling for the "how was it?". So thanks for your replies and I hope to continue to find other things "inside" myself.
We had too much turkey with the two nine pound breasts. We only carved the first one on thursday and than waited till saturday. So we had an extra breast (can't say that too often). Nine pounds he said is almost too large of a breast. We wonder why men think the way they do:))View Thread
I have a good sense of humor and thought I share this with you. We now don't have anyone who likes dark meat, wings and legs of the turkey so my husband said "lets make two breast rather than the whole turkey". "Buy the two biggest breasts you can find." We now have two nine pound breasts to cook tomorrow. And I said "are these big enough" "their perfect" he replied. Two years ago it might not have been as funny but now it's a "private" joke:))View Thread
Hi Thought I would just stop by and read some post before I have thanksgiving with family tomorrow. I am thankful this year that I am almost 2 years from finding the lump. This year I have straight hair, not the bad perm look from chemo. I have more energy and lost the chemo weight. But I look to see how many of you go back to your check-ups, find cancer again and sometimes again and wonder how these woman do it? I have not been back to onchologist, surgeon or radiation doctors in a year. I want to put blinders on and look forward and not back to what was such a tragic event in my life. People don't understand I'd rather not know than know anything even if it's good. The doctors leave messages on the answering machine to call for an appointment but I get a feeling the pit of my stomach when I even think of it. Sometimes I feel like calling and saying can you take me right now so I would not dread an appoinment for days or weeks. You are all so brave. I wish I could find the courage as you have.
Blessing to everyone for this holiday season.View Thread