Kerry you are so inspiring. I have just joined the bone mets thread as I have recently been diagnosed and really need to hear stories like yours showing that life really does go on despite a secondary diagnosis.
Thank you and keep posting. Red x
Thank you Nicky 08. For the last three days I felt like I had been projectiled into an area I knew nothing about and this is about my body and my life. Today, like I have been, I am positive and hopeful to learn about my new adjustment. Like you said, once a treatment plan is in place you know what you are doing and heading for. I am feeling that it has to adjust to my life, not I live around it. Prepared once again though for my hospital visits and busy diary which is fine as deep down I wouldn't want it any other way.
The inspiration you ladies have given me in the last 48 hours I cannot explain. To know that life still goes on is fulfilling and has been a huge relief to my family as this distressing time. I am grateful to you all for sharing your experiences so newcomers like me can cling to your lifeboat.....and stay on it.
Thank you ladies and now you have explained some of the terms I can read the other threads that I know now will help me.
Oh Kerry I so needed to read that today. I was diagnosed on Friday with Secondary to the spine, liver and lymph nodes. Clinging on to any hope I have. My first question on Friday was how long have I got. How long is a piece of string I know. I finished my blog earlier this year and I am now taking inpsiration from others. To know you are all living lives to the full and normally is huge to me today...except I don't understand some of the medical terms on this forum yet...mets, rfa etc. So thank you and any advice is greatly appreciated.x
My Oncologist also tells me to treat it as a chronic disease. I've only been diagnosed 2 years, and I am still working full time and enjoying life despite the cancer worries.
Oh Kerry! Thank you so much for posting your heartening story. I love the way your Onc thinks! Although I can't complain about mine - he, and the whole team, has been excellent. It's wonderful hearing such stories - thanks again. Hugs, Barton.x
i was first diagnosed with breasr cancer 21 years ago at the age of 33 and have been on and off treatment ever since.
although diagnosed with secondaries six years ago i am currently pretty much cancer free due to oral chemo and rfa to the liver.
i am well. i work full time and live alone so alsp manage thr upkeep of my house and garden.
my oncology team are amazing and i am ruly grateful to them for always having "something up their sleeves"
i just want to say that breasr cancer is niot alwaysa killer and my oncologist likens it to being a diabetic, a chronic illness he says
i hope this will help anyone who is in a similar position to myself