Mar 28, 2012 - 11:26 am
I have been dealing with my 2nd recurrence since June 2011. I am being treated at Mayo Clinic and was put on Abraxane in August 2011. I have been on treatment every 3 weeks since August. I have had very good results with this chemo. My only child (daughter) is getting married in July and I was talking with my oncologist about possibly going on a chemo vacation. I just wanted to feel better more than 2 weeks out of the month. So, he ordered scans and told me as long as the scans showed my tumors (liver) as stable or better that I could do a vacation. I was so looking forward to this. Well, the scan showed that was not the case, one of the two liver tumors had doubled in size and there is a new one. Bottom line, the Abraxane is no longer working. The new treatment I will begin next week is Eribulin. I read up on it last night and was really wondering if any of my Stage IV sisters have any experience with this drug?
I am a very possitive person but this crap is beginning to anger me. I know that once diagnosed as Stage IV there is no cure BUT it's so hard to grasp that and accept it. I am a realistic person but it pisses me off that I have absolutely NO CONTROL anymore.
Thanks for any advice or information you can share.