Great news for you and good newsd about your sister too. Now go and have a great holiday, looking forward to hearing about it on your return xx
Thats great news Helen and just what you needed to hear to make your holiday with Mickey even more fun. It will give you the confidence in your new team and must be a huge weight off your shoulders.
Enjoy the sun and make sure you take time out to relax, hunting the mouse is a full time job out there!
So pleased to hear your news Helen...you so richly deserve a bit of good news after the last few months! Hope you are packed...its great to be going away clinging to that good news!xx
Hello Desi-2. Just to let you know that I also have skull mets and I hardly ever notice them apart from the couple of days after my Zometa infusion.....and it did settle after the first couple of infusions. I tell myself that it is the zometa giving the cancer a good kicking......
Hello Bev...I do not - as far as I know - have lung mets, but I do have symptoms very similar to yours. I am seeing the oncologist tomorrow for my 3/4 monthly check.
Since i was diagnosed 2 years ago (with primary and then 6 weeks later with secondaries) I have had good results with LETROZOLE and ZOMETA. I have had a fall in my TMs every time I have had them measured....that is 6 consequtive times over the last two years. My pain has been managed with ibuprofin and paracetamol. I am not complaining but because of this I have not had a scan for 11 months tho I was told initially that they would be done every 6 months. They just say -"good TMs falling see you in 3 or 4 months"- so when I go tomorrow I am going to try to insist on a scan. I have pain in hip which is worsening and may need more than the regular painkillers now.
But to answer Bev's question I do have similar symptoms.....however i also suffer from reflux and have a small hiatus hernia so I am thinking that may be causing the pain/discomfort in the same place as you....it has in the past. Have you ever thought about reflux?
I also have to admit that since the treatment started I have put on an awful lot of weight around my middle and when I was first diagnosed wih reflux the consultant told me that excess weight can cause the oesophegus to be pushed up also causing the discomfort. When I touch the area you mention it does feel sore.........I will let you know what the ONC says tomorrow.
My mets are in - upper spine, boney area and top few ribs....but my last scan (11 months ago) showed no progression and some resolution. Also in the mets in my pelvis as well.......
Hello my dear supportive friends, havent posted for a while because quite literally I have been knocking on Heavens Door but They wouldnt let me in, told me to put up a fight.Started 2nd chemo Everolimus 10mg and Aromasin and lo and behold the dreaded "trots" again, which left me seriously dehydrated and also in need of a blood transfusion.Onc decided to rest me and future treatment to be at 5mg, still quite poorly and dizzy and tomorrow feel my treatment maybe rested again, so everything crossed for good blood results, so I can fight those "litle huggers" Love and Light xxMavis
Good morning all,
Hope you don't mind me jumping in on your thread - but we are trying to promote our Live Chat services to those of you who don't know about it or haven't tried it.
We have two sessions of Live Chat each week, Tuesday night 8.30pm - 9.30pm which is dedicated to those of you with a secondary diagnosis so you can talk openly about any concerns/issues you may have without anyone who only has a primary diagnosis being present. The session is hosted by a nurse who is there to help answer any questions your may have and a moderator is at hand for the technical side.
The second weekly session is Thursdays and is a general session, open to all. Again this runs for an hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.
Unfortunately until our system is upgraded (hopefully soon) Live Chat has to be accessed using a laptop/desktop, it doesn't work for ipads/tablets/phones. We would love to see more of you on Live Chat, so please give it a go - the support from the regular users is wonderful. I have put the link below so you can have a look.
Thank you and take care everyone.