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Lelana
Lelana Member Posts: 32
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
One year of chemotheropy and now it's spread to my liver back neck and I still have some fluid around my right lung. What kind of chemo drugs are next, as the one i was on are not working any longer. Any one here know about this?
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  • EveningStar2
    EveningStar2 Member Posts: 491 Member
    welcome
    Sorry this is happening to you. I don't have an answer for your question but I wanted to let you know that you are heard. And comment on the siamese cat--I have one that looks very similar.

    Maureen
  • Lelana
    Lelana Member Posts: 32

    welcome
    Sorry this is happening to you. I don't have an answer for your question but I wanted to let you know that you are heard. And comment on the siamese cat--I have one that looks very similar.

    Maureen

    Cat
    Thank you for the welcome!
    The cats name is Pandy, we have 12, Pandy was the last born.
    He likes me to read war stories to him!
    As for the cancer my doctor will be reviewing the latest PETscan with my older ones and with the radiologist and get back to me next week with an answer as what to do next. I expected to hear the word Remission at the last appointment, so the news of more cancer spots was a very tramatic thing. This is my third battle with cancer, the last time being 13 years ago.
    The shock is over now and it's time to deal with it the best way I can.
    Loni ( short for Lelana )
  • phoenixrising
    phoenixrising Member Posts: 1,508
    Lelana said:

    Cat
    Thank you for the welcome!
    The cats name is Pandy, we have 12, Pandy was the last born.
    He likes me to read war stories to him!
    As for the cancer my doctor will be reviewing the latest PETscan with my older ones and with the radiologist and get back to me next week with an answer as what to do next. I expected to hear the word Remission at the last appointment, so the news of more cancer spots was a very tramatic thing. This is my third battle with cancer, the last time being 13 years ago.
    The shock is over now and it's time to deal with it the best way I can.
    Loni ( short for Lelana )

    It's been a long road for
    It's been a long road for you hasn't it? I am very sorry that you are facing this again, you'd think twice would be enough. I don't know what chemo they will use, but I do know there is something and there is a good chance it will be successful. You know I read on a site about a woman who developed mets and went on Tamoxifen which successfully shrunk all her tumours. The irony was, she had avoided Tamoxifen when first dx due to a belief she was prone to blood clots. So there are possibilities. Best of luck to you.

    And about the cats, I don't know how you can get anything done with 12 cats. I have 2 and the one comes to bed about 3x a night for loving (just like a guy :), the other one frequently needs cuddles throughout the day, and then it's in and out, out and in, and then it's lets walk all over the counters, table, etc. Good grief! Yours must be very well trained. The Siamese are beautiful cats.

    love
    jan
  • seof
    seof Member Posts: 819 Member
    no idea
    Sorry, I have no idea what might be next. As you know...talk to your Dr. My Sister lived 5 years longer than the Drs. predicted by participating in some studies...she got all the latest and greatest that was available in 1999-2003. There may be some options for you in some of the new and upcoming drugs. I know they are learning new things every day!

    You are in our prayers. seof
  • Joycelouise
    Joycelouise Member Posts: 482
    I know that herceptin is a
    I know that herceptin is a very powerful drug for some people (her2+) that wasn't around five years ago. I wish I could come up with better advice. Maybe you want to talk to a different doctor also to get a wide range of information.
    I wish you the best and hope that you will enjoy coming in here for support and sharing.
    BTW, I used to have a cat, but my husband bonded with the cat and I never get any more lap time (from the cat, that is!). love, Joyce
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    Welcome
    Hi Loni,

    Glad you found us! I too am sorry that you have to battle nasty cancer yet again. I am a three time survivor myself, my last battle with cancer was in 2007. Keep us posted and know that you are not alone, we are here for you!

    Your kitty reminded me of two siamese cats my grandma had when I was a little girl, Tinker and Topper. Topper loved me and I could always hardly wait to see him, Tinker on the other hand was a bit snobbish. :-) I have a black kitty and a calico, named Honey and Stinky. I also have a dog named Grrr. The neighbors often laugh when I go outside and holler for them "GRRRR, Stinky, Honey. I didn't realize how silly it sounds till one of them told me.

    My Best to You,

    RE
  • Lelana
    Lelana Member Posts: 32

    It's been a long road for
    It's been a long road for you hasn't it? I am very sorry that you are facing this again, you'd think twice would be enough. I don't know what chemo they will use, but I do know there is something and there is a good chance it will be successful. You know I read on a site about a woman who developed mets and went on Tamoxifen which successfully shrunk all her tumours. The irony was, she had avoided Tamoxifen when first dx due to a belief she was prone to blood clots. So there are possibilities. Best of luck to you.

    And about the cats, I don't know how you can get anything done with 12 cats. I have 2 and the one comes to bed about 3x a night for loving (just like a guy :), the other one frequently needs cuddles throughout the day, and then it's in and out, out and in, and then it's lets walk all over the counters, table, etc. Good grief! Yours must be very well trained. The Siamese are beautiful cats.

    love
    jan

    The cats!
    These are a few of the pride!
    We have been trained very well by one and all!
    Loni
  • chwoodall
    chwoodall Member Posts: 10
    So sorry to hear of your new
    So sorry to hear of your new cancer diagnosis. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to hear this news. Read as much as you can and talk to everyone you know about what you are going through. With this type of cancer, there are new things happening daily, keep up the hope and get as much information as you can about your diagnosis.
    Best wishes,
    C
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Lelana said:

    The cats!
    These are a few of the pride!
    We have been trained very well by one and all!
    Loni

    I love them!
    The cats that is. Do they all pile up on top of you at night? Animals can be such a comfort. My own two got me through diagnosis and are now helping me through chemo. Hope you're doing OK, Loni.
  • Lelana
    Lelana Member Posts: 32
    mimivac said:

    I love them!
    The cats that is. Do they all pile up on top of you at night? Animals can be such a comfort. My own two got me through diagnosis and are now helping me through chemo. Hope you're doing OK, Loni.

    Cat napping!
    We are lucky to find room for ourselfs !
    You have to be fast around here, and sometimes trick them to get your own spot!
    i am doing better for now!
    Thursday March 12th I hear from my doctor again about what can be done and a plan, I'm hoping!
    We lost one of our kitties two days ago, but she returned home finally.
    We are keeping our fingers crossed for some good news!
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    Lelana said:

    The cats!
    These are a few of the pride!
    We have been trained very well by one and all!
    Loni

    THE PRIDE
    Oh Loni, they are beautiful. I love all the shiny little eyes looking at you, such love!
  • EveningStar2
    EveningStar2 Member Posts: 491 Member
    Lelana said:

    Cat
    Thank you for the welcome!
    The cats name is Pandy, we have 12, Pandy was the last born.
    He likes me to read war stories to him!
    As for the cancer my doctor will be reviewing the latest PETscan with my older ones and with the radiologist and get back to me next week with an answer as what to do next. I expected to hear the word Remission at the last appointment, so the news of more cancer spots was a very tramatic thing. This is my third battle with cancer, the last time being 13 years ago.
    The shock is over now and it's time to deal with it the best way I can.
    Loni ( short for Lelana )

    cats

    I had to show off my three idiots.

    Maureen
  • Lelana
    Lelana Member Posts: 32
    RE said:

    Welcome
    Hi Loni,

    Glad you found us! I too am sorry that you have to battle nasty cancer yet again. I am a three time survivor myself, my last battle with cancer was in 2007. Keep us posted and know that you are not alone, we are here for you!

    Your kitty reminded me of two siamese cats my grandma had when I was a little girl, Tinker and Topper. Topper loved me and I could always hardly wait to see him, Tinker on the other hand was a bit snobbish. :-) I have a black kitty and a calico, named Honey and Stinky. I also have a dog named Grrr. The neighbors often laugh when I go outside and holler for them "GRRRR, Stinky, Honey. I didn't realize how silly it sounds till one of them told me.

    My Best to You,

    RE

    Chemotheropy
    I can't afford any more chemotheropy.
    It's do more chemotheropy and end up living on the streets, or live out my days at home.
    I'm at a loss, and don't know what to do.
  • Aortus
    Aortus Member Posts: 967
    Lelana said:

    Chemotheropy
    I can't afford any more chemotheropy.
    It's do more chemotheropy and end up living on the streets, or live out my days at home.
    I'm at a loss, and don't know what to do.

    So very sorry
    Loni, I'd love to be wrong, but it sounds like you got some bad news. Surely there is a social worker associated with the hospital you go to, who could help you find options if chemotherapy is necessary. In any event we will be thinking of you and praying for you.

    Joe
  • phoenixrising
    phoenixrising Member Posts: 1,508
    Lelana said:

    Chemotheropy
    I can't afford any more chemotheropy.
    It's do more chemotheropy and end up living on the streets, or live out my days at home.
    I'm at a loss, and don't know what to do.

    Loni, if you're told you
    Loni, if you're told you need to do more chemo find out which ones and check the manufacturers for their compassion program. I was looking at a pfizer site for something unrelated and noticed they have a program of some sorts for those who can't pay for their meds. I can't say for sure but I'm positive most of the companies have something like that. Now whether chemo is included, I don't know, but it's worth checking into.

    There was another thread not long ago from someone who couldn't cover their tx and lots of really good suggestions were posted. This is the address: http://csn.cancer.org/node/166320

    I know it's hard doing all this investigative work while worrying about your condition. Maybe you have a relative or friend that can help.

    love
    jan
  • Jan_M
    Jan_M Member Posts: 116
    Lelana said:

    Chemotheropy
    I can't afford any more chemotheropy.
    It's do more chemotheropy and end up living on the streets, or live out my days at home.
    I'm at a loss, and don't know what to do.

    I don't know if this will
    I don't know if this will help, but the Susan G. Komen org. may be able to help or direct you to an organization that can.
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Lelana said:

    Chemotheropy
    I can't afford any more chemotheropy.
    It's do more chemotheropy and end up living on the streets, or live out my days at home.
    I'm at a loss, and don't know what to do.

    Possible R esources
    Lelana, more information on possible resources are listed in the thread "Possible Recurrence, No Insurance, no help crying" by Kevindee on the 13th, I believe. I hope and pray at least some of these will be helpful to you.
  • Lelana
    Lelana Member Posts: 32

    Loni, if you're told you
    Loni, if you're told you need to do more chemo find out which ones and check the manufacturers for their compassion program. I was looking at a pfizer site for something unrelated and noticed they have a program of some sorts for those who can't pay for their meds. I can't say for sure but I'm positive most of the companies have something like that. Now whether chemo is included, I don't know, but it's worth checking into.

    There was another thread not long ago from someone who couldn't cover their tx and lots of really good suggestions were posted. This is the address: http://csn.cancer.org/node/166320

    I know it's hard doing all this investigative work while worrying about your condition. Maybe you have a relative or friend that can help.

    love
    jan

    New meds!
    On my last doctors appointment, I was discussing the medications that he wanted me to take, and that there was no way I could afford them. One of them pills costing over $1,200 a pill. Just outside of the room I was in, was the vendor for that very pill had overheard our conversation. She got on the phone right then to see what she could do for me. By the time I got home from the doctors and walked in the front door the phone rang, it was her with good news. She was able to get the pills for me for only $200.00 for all of them! I have 56 of them to start with, that will cover the first of three rounds. She had the pills delivered to my home, and they were there the very next day by special delivery! This may save my life!
    I have to have chemotheropy again also every three weeks, and then have a catscan to see how things are progressing. I now may still beat this cancer spot on my liver. Thank God for that lady Victoria!
  • EveningStar2
    EveningStar2 Member Posts: 491 Member
    Lelana said:

    New meds!
    On my last doctors appointment, I was discussing the medications that he wanted me to take, and that there was no way I could afford them. One of them pills costing over $1,200 a pill. Just outside of the room I was in, was the vendor for that very pill had overheard our conversation. She got on the phone right then to see what she could do for me. By the time I got home from the doctors and walked in the front door the phone rang, it was her with good news. She was able to get the pills for me for only $200.00 for all of them! I have 56 of them to start with, that will cover the first of three rounds. She had the pills delivered to my home, and they were there the very next day by special delivery! This may save my life!
    I have to have chemotheropy again also every three weeks, and then have a catscan to see how things are progressing. I now may still beat this cancer spot on my liver. Thank God for that lady Victoria!

    Great!
    This is wonderful news! Sometimes those folks do things that make us all happy!

    Maureen
  • EveningStar2
    EveningStar2 Member Posts: 491 Member
    Lelana said:

    New meds!
    On my last doctors appointment, I was discussing the medications that he wanted me to take, and that there was no way I could afford them. One of them pills costing over $1,200 a pill. Just outside of the room I was in, was the vendor for that very pill had overheard our conversation. She got on the phone right then to see what she could do for me. By the time I got home from the doctors and walked in the front door the phone rang, it was her with good news. She was able to get the pills for me for only $200.00 for all of them! I have 56 of them to start with, that will cover the first of three rounds. She had the pills delivered to my home, and they were there the very next day by special delivery! This may save my life!
    I have to have chemotheropy again also every three weeks, and then have a catscan to see how things are progressing. I now may still beat this cancer spot on my liver. Thank God for that lady Victoria!

    Great!
    This is wonderful news! Sometimes those folks do things that make us all happy!

    Maureen