Dec 08, 2013 - 9:43 am
I am still feeling my way along this new journey. I was Dx in August 2013, Stage IV Breast CANcer.. Mets to bones (spine and pelvic) and Liver.. I have been taking Letrozle for the last few months.. I have had Great Results, Bones Mets are gone and the 2 tumor in my breast have greatly reduced in size. Thanking God fo this..!! My energy level is very low and I have a lot of pain and stiffness. I do have Fibromyagia and Osteoarthritis.. I also am allergic to Tylenol w/codiene.. (it caused me to have respiratory issues..) so the doctors are staying away for pain meds that contain codeine. I have been using Ibuprofen 800mg.. up to 3 x per day when needed.. to help take the edge off the pain.. however, my Oncologist was fond of that idea. He gave me time released Morphine.. But I got really bad headahces.. I do have a plate bolted to my spine from a previous surgery for a bone spur that was at the base of my neck.. I have pain in that area I don't know if it was the meds.. but I stop taking them for now. I am just trying to deal with it and have continued taking the Ibuprofen, when I can't take it anymore. I am working out 3 times a week and a health and wellness center, Aquacise Class x 2 and mild workout using a few of the machines in the center. This seems to help me with how I am feeling and my energy level. I am just so tired of the pain, stiffness and mobility issues..
I am looking for Help and Any Advice..!! Wish we weren't here.. Sending Love to All, Bj