I was diagnosed with Lymphoma sixteen years ago( I'm 56) and spent 18 months having comtinual treatment including RT which hit vulnerable tissue and caused a mucinous BC five years later. I was glad to be alive and accepted this as a consequence. I was assured that mucinous BC's rarely spread. A lumpectomy would suffice. Six years later it returned in the same breast and I had a mastectomy. I was again given reasurances and a bone scan showed a " dodgy hip " but I was told this was more than iikely wear and tear or the beginnings of arthritis. This " artrhitis"-sore hip, groin, limp-has got worse lately so I had an X Ray which has come back " suspicious". It seems that bone mets are suspected. I am slmost at the end of a long-winded , very sad divorce and have recently got back in touch with an old freind, a lovely man with whom I am about to start a new life. We are SO happy and excited and now this.....I am devastated. I don't know how to reassure him or how to carry this as all the info I read gives me such a grim prognosis. My daughter gets married in July....hr teenage and young adult life has been overshadowed by my repeated cancers....and now her wedding day will most likely be too. The combo of all this is devastating...I'd appreciate knowing how others handled this...what kind of treatment awaits etc etc.The idea of yet more chemo, hair loss, debilitation fills me with dread. My partner says he wants to care for me if the news is as is expected, but I just don't want him to have to deal with it. It isn't want he signed up for-thugh he knows the risks...in turmoil frankly.
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