Sorry to hear your news, but there are some good news stories and thanks to new chemos, there are a lot the onc's can try.
I had suspicion of secondary liver mets only 18 months after my primary diagnosis in 2006 (grade 1, nothing in lymph nodes etc). 3 mets were found and I had them removed with liver resection in 2009. Unfortunately it spread to my bones and last year was back in my liver. It all been controlled by hormone treatment and radiotherapy since 2006, but in April last year I started on chemo (FEC - but could only have 2 of the 3 drugs cos my liver wasn't accepting the dose). The chemo stabilised it but then further probs with liver blood counts in Dec 2011 so had to start quite quickly on Docetaxol. Just had 3rd dose and feel a lot better. They had to reduce that dose as well but besides feeling tired and a rash which comes up in the first week post chemo, I'm coping with it pretty well.
So from diagnosis of liver mets in May 2008, I feel I am having good treatment which is holding it at bay. Should be having mid chemo CT in next week or so to see how things are going.
Do you have a secondary bc support group near you, as we have one and I find it invaluable to share and listen to others, some who have had liver mets longer than me, but are still doing well and being changed onto different chemos when things aren't stable any more.
I am really encouraged listening and hearing about new treatments and yes we all have down days, but my thoughts are that you can go forward and enjoy life. I do enjoy and look forward to little treats in the near future, can be as simple as chatting to or seeing friends or family, going out walking specially if its sunny. This time of year doesn't help with it being grey and cold!
Thinking of you and sending love and lots of good thoughts for you
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