Bev, I'm so sorry you have had this news but taxotere did not work for me last year and I ended up with worsening liver mets. I have been on a kinder chemo vinorelbine for the past few months and this has kept me stable since last august. It is just finding the right one for you. I hope carboplatin and letrozole are the ones for you. DON'T GIVE UP!
Thinking of you Bev. Lots of love Sheila. Xxx
hope bevs and anyones appointments go okay this week. glad to hear you are doing okay after a horrible few days helen.
i had a pain over the weekend, which set the worrying part of my mind going. it was nowhere near as bad as helens but i had some pain going down towards my leg. im wondering if this is connected to the mets or just my bad back. its just starting to ease off so ive prob been overthinking it.
Helen, I'm really glad you are feeling better. I hope your next appointment isn't long though and you can tell them how bad you have been. As for statistics, they are very out of date! I have seen many improvements since I started coming on this forum so keep positive about birthdays not just your 50th!
Lots of love Sheila. Xx
I really think what your BCN says is right- and that it is because you have been coughing and have strained your diaghragm muscles-I have multiple liver mets all over, and somedirectly under my ribs, and the pain and soreness I get is more a dull ache, but it only really hurts when I breathe in, hold my fingers steady on the spot, and let the liver really press hard against it-then it hurts. But not at all by any gentle touching. And i agree with you, if there had been anything kicking off such that you could actually feel it, you would have seen something in your last bloods.
Try not to worry lovely lady, you take care, you have been through so much the past couple of months-you need a break!! Scan results will be with you soon enough, and based on what you describe, I find it hard to believe it is anything ominous.
Loads of love, will be thinking of you tomorrow,
Hello all. Helen - so glad you are feeling better, and Mowser - hope you perk up and feel better before you go on holiday. Hugs to all. Barton.x
We had snow in Sussex thismorning Mowser! it has cleared now though.
Glad to hear you are a bit more mobile and in less pain Helen but I still think it's worth mentioning to your team.
Hope some of you will make Live Chat tonight.
Have as good a day as possible girls xx
Helen, so glad to hear you are back on form, moving about, and feeling a tad better albeit drugged up to the eyeballs-arent we all!!
You have such a wonderful, whimsical sense of humour that always makes me smile. It makes me feel as though I am in one of those wonderful black and white comedies with Cary Grant amnd Lauren Bacall!
Just getting my insurance confirmed with MIA today-not been feeling great these past couple of days. Worried it will spoil my holiday
Hope you ladies all have a great day, sun is shining, and where is this flipping snow they keep promising us? I love snow!!
Hugs 'n stuff, Mowser xxx
I have the perfect cure for all you ladies with hot feet syndrome. I will visit you all and cool you down with my hands and feet which are always freezing these days. Even in the summer it was not unknown for me to be sat outside in the sunshine with a hotwater bottle! The other night I went to bed with 2 bottles and a husband who is a living radiator and always hot and we in the SW have not had such cold weather as some areas.
My bit on statistics. My onc showed me some graphs on her computer then added that I shouldn't really take alot of notice of them as records are only kept for 10 years and are a couple of years old. With on going improvements in treatment past statistics are not really relevant now. If you look at survival rates as little as 5 years ago we are all doing better and long may it last.