Midwest Alice checking in
Hi every one,
It's been a long time.. just been reading and keeping up with every one.
I have had both my hips replaced and getting around really well. Moved into a condo., transfered to a new job.. enjoying life as we know it.
Now I am freeking a little.
My up date is not all that good.
I am having a biopsy on Monday
for two spots on my tonsil. Other thing are making me feel this is a secondary cancer. Weight loss, taste change, pain, I first saw the spot in june and we have been watching it... didn't look or feel like cancer. Now there are two. The second is not soft.
I am planning my fight if needed. I am close to Vanderbilt and St. Louis. My brother is in St Louis so that is the way I am leaning. Any one have experience at those locations?
Do we know anyone who has gone to Cancer Centers of America.?
Any of us with a secondary cancer that isn't BC?
Will keep you up dated.
1 Corinthians 10:13 "No temptation has seized you except what is common to
man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can
bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you
can stand up under it."
04/08 age 50 III IBC Her2+++ ER/PR-8cm 14/14 Double M, Body and Brain CT/PET clear, ? on spine,Muga 53
06/08, 4 A/C, Neulasta
08/08, Herceptin/tax 12 every week
10/08, CT/PET clear, ? on pelvis, hips, MUGA 43, started Enalaprial for heart, Herceptin every 3 weeks
11/08 33Rads; 12/08 MUGA 48
2/09 MRI spine and bone scan, old mets to spine, Chest x-ray, blood work, IV NED
,regular CPAP use,Zometa x6, first -flue like symptoms 2 days;Herceptin x3; stage 2 lymphoedema..sleeve and glove
4/09 Brain MRI - CLEAR; MUGA 54
7/09 chest ultrasound,
10/09 PET, brain and spin MRI NED Herceptin only. MUGA 59!!!
1/11 Hip replacement 7/11 Hip 2 replacement
4/12 4 years!! Herceptin
6/12 start reconstruction finish in 12/12