Sep 25, 2013 - 5:12 pm
I'm new to this board, new to cancer, just diagnosed this year with stage 4 breast cancer. I've never had any symptoms, other than a lump. First medical provider did lumpectomy but then the oncologist told me they wouldn't do chemo because I was stage 4. I changed medical providers and have just finished 19 weeks of low-dose chemo with 5 more to go. No parents or siblings. Husband got angry and mean, so he's gone. I have friends, they're sweet, but they don't understand. I'm 53 and still raising three kids, 16, 13, 10. I guess no one ever expects to get cancer, but I never expected to have to do this alone. Just scared . . . and alone. Suggestions? Resourses? Anyone in the Pacific Northwest?