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Initially diagnosed June 4, 2009 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage II,Grade II tumor size: 2-3 cm node positive ER/PR postive HER2 Neu - negative Current Diagnosis: Metastatic Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Grade 3 Mets: Scalp/skin, Liver, Spine, Bone ER/PR + HER2/NEU -

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fall Conference

We got our travel grants and are ready to go to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fall Conference.

Round 1 Abraxane and Neupogen shots completed

Round 1 of the Abraxane is complete.  The combination of Anakinra (the trial drug which also effects the immune system) and the Abraxane took a major toll on my immune system.  I was forced to take three days of Neupogen shots to force my bones to make more white blood cells.  It was rough, but I made it through.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Chemo #3 Completed

It's 3:44 am Tuesday morning and I couldn't sleep, so I thought I'd post about today's treatment.  I'm still on the trial and giving myself shots every day.  I'm starting to get local allergic reactions every time I do it now.  They say it's OK to continue and not a big deal.  They advised me to use some benedryl creme if it bothered me.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Abraxane Insert

I found the actual insert that comes with the chemo drug they have me on, Abraxane (aka nab paclitaxol).  It sounds pretty nasty on paper.

FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION ABRAXANE® for Injectable Suspension (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin-bound)

First Treatment Abraxane

This first chemo took me a few days to recuperate from.  Today is the first day I've really been up moving around or doing much of anything other than what I absolutely had to do.  The chemo really wiped me out and I had some ongoing stomach pain that is a combination of the treatment side effects, liver metastasis and bone metastasis in my ribs.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Brain MRI video

Curious about brain MRI process?

The techs agreed to take some pictures and a video(in next post), enjoy.

MRI today?

Just got a call from my doctor's office saying my MRI is scheduled for today...2 hours from now. I asked why today and told her I had a house full of prior from Home Depot and she said she was told it was urgent.  Urgent?  That doesn't help me feel any better about this.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A lot going on today

I decided I didn't want to try to do the heavy cleaning, so I used the cancer card and called on Cleaning for a reason.  They are here now and are doing a great job so far.  You can even see Katie's floor!
Monday, August 4, 2014

Volunteer Calendar

I set up a volunteer calendar. Right now there are only a couple of days available. The times have not been put in either,because nothing is locked in. They won't schedule them out until they find out how well the first treatment is tolerated. Jesse is going with me to the first one because he is off work.  As long as things go well on 8/11, I was told they could schedule a few weeks out.  From what I was told, they will repeat on the same day weekly on a 3 weeks on, 1 week off, repeating schedule.

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