Yes I will be going on a hormone treatment too - not sure which one though (kind of hope its not tamoxifen as didn't get on with it very well last time).
I tend to just pick up bugs (lots of colds and I had flu once with a very high temperature that I got into a lot of trouble for not taking myself to A&E for (I went neutropenic the first time I had Chemo and I didn't fancy the hospital experience again ... not really the right response)!. Aside from that alot of nosebleeds, hot flushes and as of today watery eyes, but not much sickness to report. I felt a bit nauseous after the last cycle but that was the first time since I started treatment. I don't seem to get many of the side effects they ask me about each appointment though so I don't think I can be doing that badly on it compared to most people! I certainly remember feeling much worse the last time.
I hope you have an onc you like and is helpful - Its taken me a while to sift out the people I don't want to see but I feel I have a good team now although there is still a small part of me that is tempted to get a second opinion!
Waiting for any results is so hard - I hope its fabulous news!
I have just seen your reply to Ruthy's post and have replied to her on the other thread, but thought that you also might benefit from BCC's secondary live chat service which runs every Tuesday evening between 8.30 and 9.30pm. The users of this service are a brilliant support to one another, understanding how each other feels and how they all cope. You would be made most welcome. I have put for you below the link to the area of this website where live chat is explained.
I have to say I think I have escaped pretty lightly this time around - I definately felt much worse when I had treatment for the primary breast cancer. I opted to not bother with the cold capping this time which I really do think has helped and my wig is nicer than my normal hair so its been win win there! I've been having reiki too which I like to think has played a part (whatever makes you feel like you are doing something to help hey)!
So glad your last scan results were good (I scour this site for positive news)! I had scans after the 3rd which showed I was responding to treatment but won't have any until March now - such a long time to wait! My last blood test results were messed up too so I never received them (although I'm not entirely sure if Tumour Markers show anything for definite - if they go down though they I like to think they are very meaningful)!! Has your onc said anything about further treatment? It looks like I may get another one or two lots of Docetaxal after the 6th now (depending on how I tolerate it) - on the one hand NO THANKS but also YES PLEASE THROW EVERYTHING YOU CAN AT IT!
Best of luck with your next scans - everything crossed x
I have also been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in my liver, lung and bones. I have just completed my 5th cycle of Docetaxal along with Herception and Pertuzumab. It is a really scary time but I've actually found this site very reassuring and it has given me a lot of hope (I stick to reading all the inspiring stories and really do believe that a positive outlook is serving me well)! I know everyone deals with things in the best way for them and I don't know how helpful I can be but I can try! I've only just signed up to this site so you are probably alot further forward with your treatment than when you posted - I hope its all going well for you!
As Sue mentions, the Living with Secondary BC support groups are available in various areas over the country. Here is a link to the page where you can see which one is closest to where you live:-
If you would like further information do give the helpline a call on 0808 800 6000.
Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator