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Forum: her2group 07-02-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By Skip
Re: Swollen Pituitary Gland/Optic Nerve

Hello Jen,
I had an MRi of my head not to long ago and they found an enlarged pituitary gland, its called a "noma" mine is a prolactanoma, it a tumor not cancerous. I am on something called dosenex...
Forum: Caregivers Corner 07-02-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 906
Posted By Skip
Hello again

Its been a long time since I posted or visited here. Early in my wife’s treatment I came to the point where I realized she needed to talk to someone who has been through this, so I got a hold of...
Forum: her2group 03-23-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,299
Posted By Skip
Re: Terrible time with Taxotere??

Suzanne,
My wife is on Taxotere & Herceptin every three weeks, the first treatment she experienced headaches and as she describes "spastic shooting pains that come out of nowhere" all over.

Her...
Forum: her2group 03-21-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Skip
Rough week

Glad this week is over, one of the worst after treatment weeks so far. Monday took wife to the ER, bad headache,
the shooting pains came back with a vengeance. Blood test, cultures and ct of head,...
Forum: her2group 03-14-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By Skip
Re: Results of phase II trial of pertuzumab+herceptin in Stage IV patients who progre

This is the first I've heard of the brain-blood barrier mentioned. My wife is on Herceptin-Taxotere, just completed her 3rd treatment. With all the good things I've heard about Herceptin and showed...
Forum: her2group 03-07-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Skip
Re: The good week

Thanks to all for your input, its greatly appreciated.
Lori R. I'll show Florence your signature, your Dx and begining treatment is similar to hers. How was the Taxotere for you? Her first dose was...
Forum: Caregivers Corner 03-06-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,496
Posted By Skip
Re: Aging early from the effects of chemo

My wife lost weight from worry, and then the first treatment took a toll on her. Now she knows what to expect and is dealing with the whole cancer thing better. The worry, lack of sleep and not...
Forum: her2group 03-06-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Skip
The good week

The first 10 day after chemo, not good for my wife :(
The last week to 10 days before the next chemo treatment are good:) Is this how it goes for most people?

My wife had 16 nodes removed from...
Forum: her2group 03-06-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,076
Posted By Skip
Re: Going through a difficult time

Dear Sheila,
Our thoughts and payers are with you.
Forum: her2group 02-26-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Skip
2od treatment-no pain-update

What a week! The pain my wife experienced after her first treatment (T&H) thankfully did not happen this time. :)

With that said, she's had a lousy week and is still not feeling
her normal self....
Forum: Newcomers Club / Welcome Wagon 02-20-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,242
Posted By Skip
Re: How wonderful to find this group

Nina,
My wife was dx in November so we are just a little past where you are now. We bought a digital voice recorder for $30 and brought it with us. We recorded every visit with every Dr.We were...
Forum: her2group 02-20-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Skip
2od treatment-no pain

My wife had her 2od treatment (T&H) Thursday 18th and so far just a little headache. The shooting pains, (all over her body), she experienced last time have not returned.

The herceptin dose was a...
Forum: her2group 02-15-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By Skip
Long term survivors

Hello everyone I'm in need of some help and information and was directed to this group from the caregivers corner.

My wife Florence was Dx last November with stage 4 grade 3 her2+ IDC BC. A CT...
Forum: Caregivers Corner 02-14-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,757
Posted By Skip
Re: I'm trying to think positive

Thanks Westcoastgirl. I'd like a list of books to read, the more good information we get the better. My wifes Dx should show up now, thanks for the tip.
I have read to her some of the members...
Forum: Caregivers Corner 02-14-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Skip
Re: Life changed November 09

After our last visit with her onc shes more at ease with him, he talked to her like it came from his hart not a script. So she's not going to replace him.

I hope her side effects subside some it...
Forum: Caregivers Corner 02-13-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,757
Posted By Skip
Smile I'm trying to think positive

I'm trying to get my wife to think positive, showing her the info on Herceptin, last night I read her some of the member stories and their Dx. Its not working, she still believes nothing is going to...
Forum: Caregivers Corner 02-07-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Skip
Re: Life changed November 09

Thanks for the tip for the fingers!

She has had a MRI,bone scan and a ct with contrast, the bc has only spread to her liver as far as the test show. Her 27-29 count was around 200.

We see...
Forum: Caregivers Corner 02-07-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Skip
Re: Life changed November 09

Thanks for the encouragement! Its good to know that others are living a normal life. Good news would be nice, every time we here something its bad. Her breast cancer had spread to her liver a CT scan...
Forum: Caregivers Corner 02-06-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Skip
Life changed November 09

Last November my wife found out she had breast cancer, Her2+ grade 3 stage 4, its been a rollercoaster ever sense . I'm trying to keep her positive telling her that Herceptin along with her chemo...
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