Here's what my Doctor said and what the plan is. My cancer has metastasized to my bones and it looks to be localized in my spine T9 and L4, this is not common for triple negative to go to the bone, however, mine has. Today at 1pm I will check in to the hospital for an MRI of my brain (precautionary, I'm not having any symptoms). On Monday I will start radiation (10 rounds I think) mostly for pain control. After rads, back on chemo, because of my neuropathy I'm limited on the types of chemo, the IV choice is out because it's like the taxol that already fried my hands and feet, even part of my arms and legs. So Xeloda it is, this sounds like a better deal anyhow, it's in pill form and you don't lose your hair :) Thank goodness, it just started getting long and thick. In addition to rads and chemo I will go on Denosomab, which is a bone hardener. All of this is providing my brain MRI comes back clear.
The news is not the best but it sure could be a lot worse. First of all I'm triple negative and TN likes to go to the lung, liver, brain...therefore I'm fortunate it's not there (praying the brain MRI is clear), I think bone mets are really treatable. I'm not a big fan of now being stage 4 but as recently read on here, it's only a number, right....On another good note, the cancer is in it's earliest of growth (my pet ct was clear 3 months ago), Doc says the spots are very small. My original diagnosis was left breast, all nodes, inner mammary node, supraclavicular node, stage 3c, after 4 A/C, 11 taxol, bilateral mastectomy, both ovaries, immediate reconstruction, and 25 rounds of radiation, all complete last April, this next round can't be near as tough as the above.
I'm sure I will be posting all kinds of questions for all of you regarding the new treatments coming up and thank you in advance for being here for me, I love all of you and hold you all close to my heart. This news is sad for me but my heart aches much more for our dear Lorraine and the rest of my "Kindred Spirits" who are suffering at this time. I'm continuing to pray for MamaG!!
With all this being said, I'm in good spirits considering and I'm ready and willing to fight this beast one more time!! I'm only 39, my daughter gets married in June and my son will graduate next year, Mom needs to be strong, fight and stick around for those beauties of mine.
Mountains of Love,