Apr 08, 2013 - 12:09 am
I was diagnosed a few months ago with Stage 3 breast cancer, but after the PET scan results, I have mets to the pelvic/spine areas. I did several rounds of radiation and now I am on Tamoxifen and being given Zometa injections every month (going for my 2nd one this week).
I am 42, married, and have 3 young children. I am scared, of course. I know nobody has an expiration date, but I am worried about not being able to see my kids grow up. Nobody can predict the future as it is, but having something like this really makes it something extra to worry about.
I have read some posts on here and feel encouraged about prognosis as I have read some very inspirational survival stories of others. I hope I can be like those others who have been living with this for many years - and I hope you have many MORE years!!
My breast surgeon did mention treating it as a "chronic" condition...I have heard of that elsewhere, as well. I will take chronic any day of the week, if I can!
I just want to say that I am glad to have found this forum and thank you all for being here!