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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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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Long Awaited Blog Entry

Ok, here is your long awaited and highly requested blog entry.  This month I had my Y90 mapping and infusion done.  This is the process where they plant little gelatin capsules full of radiation into my liver via a blood vessel in my leg.  It is a highly targeted radiation and mainly only damages tumor material and leaves the good liver material in tact.  This was finished up last Monday and I was supposed to have a week of "real bad flu like systems".   I can't say I ever had those, but I definitely felt pretty out of it and had some serious issues with my stomach and eating.  I lost about 20 lbs over the past few weeks.   I'm just now getting back to where I can somewhat normal again.

I also, over the past few weeks started a new chemo called, Halovan.  My first round was a bit too strong and wiped out my entire immune system.  I had to go get 4 days worth of Neupogen shots to boost it back up last time.  At the same time, Jesse was busy bringing in a bad "sinus infection/bronchitis like thing" for me to get.  Thanks for the prayers, I managed to dodge this somehow and never got sick!  No way I dodged that without them! Besides the immune system dropping out on me, I had very few noticeable side effects from the chemo.  It seemed to only effect immune system and give me some mouth sores.

I had to go to to the ER this weekend due to stomach pain.  They had to break down and give me some liquid morphine and experiment a little with my Oxycontin to see what would help.   We found doubling it makes me a zombie, and are currently just using the morphine for break through pain.

I had my second chemo round today, hopefully I won't have too many side effects.

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