I'm here, I'm here!!! Babe is here

babebussie
babebussie Member Posts: 150
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Thank you all for being so concerned about me. As i was reading all the wonderful heart felt post my eyes got teary because i feel so much love coming from all of you. I was all choked up.
I've been absent because i had surgery on my femur. As most of you know the breast cancer went to the bone which has been causing extreme discomfort and pain, so i've been dealing with that. The dr wanted to insert a rod in my femur because the bone was thining in that area and he wanted to prevent breakage. The surgery was on the 23rd of June and i went to rehab after that. So, in healing from that and still having pain i just havent felt like logging on. It's hard to get out the chair sometime because the bones are so stiff and painful and walking to the computer just doesnt appeal to me when i'm feeling painful.
My oncologist wants me to have some radiation on the painful spots so i can get some relief so i'm looking forward to that happening next week. I went to the radiation oncologist today so he could tattoo me and get my treatment plan ready. I'm having a bone scan done on monday so the oncologist can see if any new developments have arrived and i'm also having a CT scan done of the neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis area so she can make sure nothing else is going on there either. The radiation oncologist wants to see the results from the bone scan before he does any work because he wants to make sure he radiates all the spots that need to be radiated, which is fine with me because i want to get the most out of these treatments.

So besides all that **** going on, still not being able to do nothing but sit the most part of the day and watch those stupid morning shows and afternoon stories, i'm hanging in there.
I still feel very positive that everything in my life will get better because God is a good God and a loving God and he's gonna see me through this.
I do get some relief when i have my bone infusion once a month (aredia) that helps alot. Since i had my surgery on the 23rd and then had the aredia on july 11 i really didnt feel any different and thats because the surgery messed that up. Hell i was feeling better before i had the damn surgery. I have to use a cane when i walk and sometimes i use my scooter but i do manage to get around when i have to.

My dr says chemo will be in the future but shes not doing anything until after the CT scan results come thru so until then thats on hold. So......ummmm, let's see, i think you guys are all caught up. And please forgive me for not coming on board. I didnt mean to make you guys worry about me. "I'm still amongst the living" (SMILE).

I'll update when i have news to give, promise:-)

I love all of you, please know that.
Babe
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  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    Hugs to you Babe
    Hi Babe, thank you for the update. I am glad they were able to do something to help stabilize your femur, however I am sorry you are having such pain that certainly is not good. I have been watching that thread to see if you had posted, I just checked it a few moments ago. So happy to see you, please let us know how your upcoming CT goes, yes God is good and he will carry you through this.

    RE
  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member
    Babe, I am so happy to see
    Babe, I am so happy to see you posting and telling us what is going on. But, sad to hear all that you are and have gone thru. It is understandable that you haven't been posting. But, we love you and were concerned since we hadn't heard from you.

    I am sending you lots of big hugs and prayers! Post again when you can Babe!

    Hugs, Noel
  • lynn1950
    lynn1950 Member Posts: 2,570
    Courage
    Babe, You have so much courage for all you've been going through. I am thinking of you and hoping that you have relief from pain and that the radiation and chemo will do good things for you. You have all of us here supporting you. Love to you, Lynn
  • Aortus
    Aortus Member Posts: 967
    You are positively AMAZING, woman!
    Babe, I can't imagine how you deal with everything that's happened to you in such a strong, confident, positive way! I truly believe that nothing will ever get you down and I am honored just to be on the same discussion board as you.

    God Bless!
    Joe
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    Aortus said:

    You are positively AMAZING, woman!
    Babe, I can't imagine how you deal with everything that's happened to you in such a strong, confident, positive way! I truly believe that nothing will ever get you down and I am honored just to be on the same discussion board as you.

    God Bless!
    Joe

    Ditto!
    I totally agree with you Joe! Babe is amazing!

    Hugs to you Babe,

    Jeanne
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Jeanne D said:

    Ditto!
    I totally agree with you Joe! Babe is amazing!

    Hugs to you Babe,

    Jeanne

    Babe
    I have been thinking of you ..and you are in my prayers. I also agree with Joe you ARE amazing. You hang in there girl, with all of our prayers we will kick the beast's ****!!!!!!!!! I think you are such a strong and brave sister and i love you.
    jackie
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    Wow Babe,
    that is a lot to handle, but it sounds like you are handling it like a trouper!
    Thanks for posting and letting us know how you are, and do NOT apologize for making your recovery come first!

    All good wishes, thoughts, vibes, prayers coming your way!

    =^..^=
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    hey babe...
    I am saying special prayers for your healing. Yes, he is a good God. And try to remember that The Will of God will never take you where The Grace of God will not protect you. You are an inspiration to many!! Hugs.....:) Pammy
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    Babe.....
    I'm so happy to hear from you.

    I truly am sorry about all of the pain you are in and I hope that it's relieved very soon.
    That surgery sounds soooo not fun and I'm sorry that you had to go through it.

    But I know that you are a feisty lady! You just keep that positive attitude and post when you can, so that we know you're ok!

    And yes...daytime tv stinks!!

    Hugs,

    CR
  • DianeBC
    DianeBC Member Posts: 3,881 Member
    cats_toy said:

    Wow Babe,
    that is a lot to handle, but it sounds like you are handling it like a trouper!
    Thanks for posting and letting us know how you are, and do NOT apologize for making your recovery come first!

    All good wishes, thoughts, vibes, prayers coming your way!

    =^..^=

    Babe, you are an inspiration
    Babe, you are an inspiration to all of us! You are one remarkable lady. It is good to see you post.

    I will be praying for you!
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    hi Babe!!!!
    I was sooo happy to see your beautiful face and your post...isn't it nice to feel the love??? What a family we have created; truly remarkable.

    You are such a strong, brave and spiritied woman; I consider it an honor to be one of your friends~I went to the Relay For Life 2 weeks ago, and make a few Luminarias. One said CSN Kindred Spirits, one said Those Who Fight, and another said Warrior-Survivors. I hope you felt that spirit from Calif to MD, as you were definately one who I had in mind!

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Greetings to you, Babe!
    So good to see you here! And, thanks so much for filling us in on all that's been happening with you. Though I'm sorry for all the challenges, complications, discomfort and pain - your Princess Warrior spirit is extremely admirable. Please continue to take really good care of yourself. I'll be hoping for the best, always, for you.

    And next time TV gets to be beyond boring - check in with us again. There's always someone here to "talk" to, as you know. :-)

    With best wishes, and...

    Kind regards, Susan
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member

    Greetings to you, Babe!
    So good to see you here! And, thanks so much for filling us in on all that's been happening with you. Though I'm sorry for all the challenges, complications, discomfort and pain - your Princess Warrior spirit is extremely admirable. Please continue to take really good care of yourself. I'll be hoping for the best, always, for you.

    And next time TV gets to be beyond boring - check in with us again. There's always someone here to "talk" to, as you know. :-)

    With best wishes, and...

    Kind regards, Susan

    Hey Babe, Good to here from
    Hey Babe, Good to here from you. Sorry for all the pain your going through. You need to bring the computer to you.
  • Eil4186
    Eil4186 Member Posts: 949
    Hi Babe, thanks for the
    Hi Babe, thanks for the update. I am sorry you are in pain. I hope that your docs will be able to alleviate your discomfort. You are such a strong and brave person. Your positive attitude and sense of humor is inspiring. BTW, your picture is very nice!
  • Eil4186
    Eil4186 Member Posts: 949
    Hi Babe, thanks for the
    Hi Babe, thanks for the update. I am sorry you are in pain. I hope that your docs will be able to alleviate your discomfort. You are such a strong and brave person. Your positive attitude and sense of humor is inspiring. BTW, your picture is very nice!
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    Eil4186 said:

    Hi Babe, thanks for the
    Hi Babe, thanks for the update. I am sorry you are in pain. I hope that your docs will be able to alleviate your discomfort. You are such a strong and brave person. Your positive attitude and sense of humor is inspiring. BTW, your picture is very nice!

    Babe
    You are a wonderful woman!........Jxxxxxxxxxx
  • Lelana
    Lelana Member Posts: 32
    Catscan !
    You mentioned having a catscan done.
    Have you ever had a petscan done ?
    I don't think a catscan is as good as a petscan, it can miss the spots a petscan will pick up.
    After a year of chemotheropy for tumors in my right lung, a catscan was showing everything was O.K.. Then after a final petscan it found a spot on my liver and a spot on my rib bone.
    Now arter three new chemotheropy sessions with new drugs, another petscan shows no more cancer in my whole body ! I'm on my second chemotheropy session tomorrow after the good news, to make sure it's all gone and out of my body. I'm suppose to have three sessions, but I just can't take any more, so two sessions will have to do. If the doctor says evrything still looks good then a final petscan to make sure. I would ask about a petscan and see what your doctor says about that.
    It's nice to here from you !
    I don't check in here as much as all the other people here do. But I caught your post right away and wanted to say hello to you and say I wish you well.
    Loni
  • DianeBC
    DianeBC Member Posts: 3,881 Member
    Lelana said:

    Catscan !
    You mentioned having a catscan done.
    Have you ever had a petscan done ?
    I don't think a catscan is as good as a petscan, it can miss the spots a petscan will pick up.
    After a year of chemotheropy for tumors in my right lung, a catscan was showing everything was O.K.. Then after a final petscan it found a spot on my liver and a spot on my rib bone.
    Now arter three new chemotheropy sessions with new drugs, another petscan shows no more cancer in my whole body ! I'm on my second chemotheropy session tomorrow after the good news, to make sure it's all gone and out of my body. I'm suppose to have three sessions, but I just can't take any more, so two sessions will have to do. If the doctor says evrything still looks good then a final petscan to make sure. I would ask about a petscan and see what your doctor says about that.
    It's nice to here from you !
    I don't check in here as much as all the other people here do. But I caught your post right away and wanted to say hello to you and say I wish you well.
    Loni

    Hi Loni! That is good news
    Hi Loni! That is good news that no more cancer showed up.

    Good luck!
  • babebussie
    babebussie Member Posts: 150
    Lelana said:

    Catscan !
    You mentioned having a catscan done.
    Have you ever had a petscan done ?
    I don't think a catscan is as good as a petscan, it can miss the spots a petscan will pick up.
    After a year of chemotheropy for tumors in my right lung, a catscan was showing everything was O.K.. Then after a final petscan it found a spot on my liver and a spot on my rib bone.
    Now arter three new chemotheropy sessions with new drugs, another petscan shows no more cancer in my whole body ! I'm on my second chemotheropy session tomorrow after the good news, to make sure it's all gone and out of my body. I'm suppose to have three sessions, but I just can't take any more, so two sessions will have to do. If the doctor says evrything still looks good then a final petscan to make sure. I would ask about a petscan and see what your doctor says about that.
    It's nice to here from you !
    I don't check in here as much as all the other people here do. But I caught your post right away and wanted to say hello to you and say I wish you well.
    Loni

    No, i've never had a Petscan
    No, i've never had a Petscan done and that's because my co-pay for that is $750! Whew, to much money. So far when i have been having the CT scans they seem to tell the dr what she wants to know, hell i dont want to much imformation my emotions are on overload as it is. I had a bone scan done this morning so once the dr gets those results then i'll be starting radiation within a day or two.
    Thanks for your concern. I'm hanging in there and just enjoying what i can do.

    Much love to all my sisters & brothers,
    You guys are always in my prayers.

    Babe
  • Alexis F
    Alexis F Member Posts: 3,598
    Good luck with your bone
    Good luck with your bone scan Babe! Let us know, ok?

    Hugs, Lex