Hi - it seems as if I've been living with cancer longer than I've been living without it. I was diagnosed with primaries in 2001, bony secondaries in Feb 2008. Have managed various treatments, some better than others and am currently on capecitabine and lapatanib along with zometa infusions. This regime has been since Dec 1212 and is working really well. Latest scan showed no active cancer - the first time since secondary diagnosis, and my hospital visits have been reduced to every 8 weeks. But I feel so tired of it all. Some days I feel fine and can live a life, others, for no apparent reason, I can't get out of bed. I go down with anything that's doing the rounds (last week I was in bed for a week with a random virus) then yesterday I had the trots and once again had to cancel my plans and let down my daughter who I was supposed to be helping. My husband's finding it more and more difficult - I'm supposed to be alright yet I'm stuck in bed. And if I have to eat another readymeal - why won't the bugger cook? Is it like this for others out there? And if so have you found a way to cope? I have fewer friends than I used to, and if I make arrangements to see them it's as likely as not I'll have to call it off. When they talk glowingly about how many women are surviving with secondary breast cancer they never tell you what that life is like. Talk to me someone, please!
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