Recurrence

veronica
veronica Member Posts: 7
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Hi, to everyone who will be reading this. Finish my treatment in December 2008. Just when i thought everything is okay. within 2 1/2 months March of 2009. it has recurr in the lymp nodes of my neck. Now i am on taxol/carbonplatin six cycles to see if the lump would disappear. At this momenti have to do over my blood test, count was low red/white cells as well as my urine. If my blood count don't come back up then i would have to get a blood transfusion. Doctor told me stage 4.
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  • Eil4186
    Eil4186 Member Posts: 949
    Veronica, so sorry to hear
    Veronica, so sorry to hear that your cancer has recurred. Please don't lose hope though. There are many women surviving and doing well with stage 4. Are your doctors excellent? I would also look into diet and eat only the healthiest, immune supportive foods available. I am sending you thoughts and prayers. Let us know how you're doing. Eil
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    I absolutely 2nd Eil's post~
    I absolutely 2nd Eil's post~ stage 4, although certainly frightening and of course disheartening, is not what it used to be~ LOTS of survivors who have not just quantity, but quality Life!

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Hope
    Veronica, I also am so sorry that you have had a recurrence. How disheartening that must be after finishing treatment. But I join others in assuring you there is hope. Women diagnosed with stage 4 bc are living longer and longer--quality lives, too. You will most likely receive responses from some of the women on this board who are living well with a stage 4 diagnosis.

    I wish you the very best and hope that your blood counts will rise and that the taxol/carboplatin treatments lessen and destroy the tumor in your lymph nodes. Please let us know how you are doing.
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    Veronica,
    Sorry to hear about that. I just feel really bad about it.
    We are here for you.
    Love,
    Patty
  • faithandprayer
    faithandprayer Member Posts: 177
    Hope & Inspiration
    A long, gentle hug and some inspiration:

    I've been told of a very prominent woman in my area that was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer...6 years ago. She is still active and working. Progress has brought us so far! Miracles happen every day.

    I've already prayed for you.
    KC
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565

    Hope & Inspiration
    A long, gentle hug and some inspiration:

    I've been told of a very prominent woman in my area that was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer...6 years ago. She is still active and working. Progress has brought us so far! Miracles happen every day.

    I've already prayed for you.
    KC

    Yes,Faith!
    When we are at that point and our hands are tied,prayer can really give you peace that you can't find otherwise.I don't know what I would have done without my faith in God back then or today.
  • Calleen
    Calleen Member Posts: 411

    Yes,Faith!
    When we are at that point and our hands are tied,prayer can really give you peace that you can't find otherwise.I don't know what I would have done without my faith in God back then or today.

    Praying
    I am praying for you right now as I type... God is the ultimate healer..

    Hugz!!!

    Calleen
  • sausageroll
    sausageroll Member Posts: 415
    Calleen said:

    Praying
    I am praying for you right now as I type... God is the ultimate healer..

    Hugz!!!

    Calleen

    I am thinking of you
    What more can I say. I know that this is a bad moment for you....but many people are still doing very well with your diagnosis. Keep in touch with us.
  • jojo elizapest
    jojo elizapest Member Posts: 122
    Initially dx as stage IV
    Veronica,

    When I was dx in Feb 09 at stage IV my first thought was my father who died 3 weeks after dx of pancreatic cancer. I thought it was a death sentence and just hoped to have time to tie up some loose ends. Seven treatments later I am now STABLE and planning a trip to vegas in November and to Florida in december. I had read life expectancy info of 18-24 months...but have since met on line and in person many many stage IV women who are 7 and 8 and 17 years beyond dx!!!

    I may not know how many years I will be blessed with...but I'll be damned if I am going to waste a minute!! Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of tears of fear, anxiety, dispair, confusion, and feeling sorry for myself. But there have also been many many moments of love, humor, hope and discovery.

    A site I go to with discussion threads of mostly stage IV women is http://community.breastcancer.org/forum/8. I did see a recent thread on triple negative status that might interest you. But don't give up on this one...these ladies are fun!!!

    Jojo
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    Welcome Veronica...
    What a scary time for you. I'm sorry for all that you have to go through. Try to stay positive and please keep us posted. You have alot of prayers going out there for you! :) Pammy
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    Veronica.. welcome to the
    Veronica.. welcome to the boards... please come here often... we are all here for eachother and for you! My prayers and thoughts are with you...

    ~T
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    HUGS*HUGS*HUGS*
    Hello Veronica, these gals are right Stage 4 does not mean you cannot go forward. You sound much like I did some 12 years ago. I had finished treatment of stage 2 cancer and was getting my hair back when a lump appeared on my chest (not breast) it had moved to my chest wall and my sentinel lymph node. I too was told I was a stage 4 with less then 30 percent chance of long term survival....I beat the odds and you can too. I had an additional 18 rounds of chemo and ten more weeks of rads to kill it and it stayed dormant for 9 years. I did get it again in 07 but it was not related to the original two and I am quite happy to tell you I am still here and active. I go camping, ride my quad, go on a cruise every few years, play with my grandkids like there is no tomorrow and live life to the fullest. I know you are scared and you have every right to be but it is beatable and with every year that we survive it becomes even more beatable. We are in your corner Veronica and you are in my prayers!!!!



    RE
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    RE said:

    HUGS*HUGS*HUGS*
    Hello Veronica, these gals are right Stage 4 does not mean you cannot go forward. You sound much like I did some 12 years ago. I had finished treatment of stage 2 cancer and was getting my hair back when a lump appeared on my chest (not breast) it had moved to my chest wall and my sentinel lymph node. I too was told I was a stage 4 with less then 30 percent chance of long term survival....I beat the odds and you can too. I had an additional 18 rounds of chemo and ten more weeks of rads to kill it and it stayed dormant for 9 years. I did get it again in 07 but it was not related to the original two and I am quite happy to tell you I am still here and active. I go camping, ride my quad, go on a cruise every few years, play with my grandkids like there is no tomorrow and live life to the fullest. I know you are scared and you have every right to be but it is beatable and with every year that we survive it becomes even more beatable. We are in your corner Veronica and you are in my prayers!!!!



    RE

    I am so sorry Veronica.
    I am so sorry Veronica. Look at beautiful RE and you can see that there is always hope, there is always life ahead of you. And, a good and happy life.

    I have had breast cancer twice, once in 1985 and then this year a NEW breast cancer. I survived it and I will continue to survive. I have wayyyyyyyyyy too much to live for.

    We are here to help and support you Veronica! Use us!

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

    I am so sorry Veronica.
    I am so sorry Veronica. Look at beautiful RE and you can see that there is always hope, there is always life ahead of you. And, a good and happy life.

    I have had breast cancer twice, once in 1985 and then this year a NEW breast cancer. I survived it and I will continue to survive. I have wayyyyyyyyyy too much to live for.

    We are here to help and support you Veronica! Use us!

    Love, Jeanne

    Veronica
    I want you to know that you are going to be in my thoughts and prayers until we kick this beasts **** together. Stay strong my friend and may God bless you.
    jackie
  • aurora2009
    aurora2009 Member Posts: 544 Member
    rjjj said:

    Veronica
    I want you to know that you are going to be in my thoughts and prayers until we kick this beasts **** together. Stay strong my friend and may God bless you.
    jackie

    Verconica
    I just wanted to welcome you also. I'm so sorry about your recurrance. Please keep us posted and come back often

    You're in my thoughts and prayers

    Aurora
  • veronica
    veronica Member Posts: 7
    Eil4186 said:

    Veronica, so sorry to hear
    Veronica, so sorry to hear that your cancer has recurred. Please don't lose hope though. There are many women surviving and doing well with stage 4. Are your doctors excellent? I would also look into diet and eat only the healthiest, immune supportive foods available. I am sending you thoughts and prayers. Let us know how you're doing. Eil

    thanks you for the kind words
    I will be going into the hospital tomorrow for my blood transfusion.Can you tell my what are the good foods to eat as well to help my immune system.
  • lmmo
    lmmo Member Posts: 56
    Veronica
    I am new to this journey and site and am praying with everyone else here for you.
    Lisa
  • sausageroll
    sausageroll Member Posts: 415
    lmmo said:

    Veronica
    I am new to this journey and site and am praying with everyone else here for you.
    Lisa

    veronica
    I know this must have been difficult news to hear, but don't give up and enjoy life as you say you will. My OH has had 2 kinds of cancer..one a very rare lymphoma...he was given 3 years at the most..now 12 years away and he is so fit..hiking MT Washington this weekend and hoping to do Mt Whitney in August.
    Keep in touch with us.
  • djteach
    djteach Member Posts: 273
    Hi Veronica,
    My name is

    Hi Veronica,
    My name is Donna and I wanted you to know - from one stage 4 to another, that it's gonna be alright! I know how you felt when you heard the words stage 4. The first thing I want you to do is to throw out any statistic that tells you that you only have a 20% chance of living for 2-5 years. That statistic is not only old, it's wrong!!! I was diagnosed with stage 4 with mets in Aug. 2005. I am about to celebrate my 4th year with cancer. It first went after my vertebrae and is now in my right lung. Mets were stopped in my bones and I am only on tamoxifen for the lung mets. My tumor has not grown since I started the tamoxifen!!YEAH!! Your onc and you will find the right treatment plan for you, I just feel it.

    I don't want you to feel that you have been given a death sentence with stage 4 because it is not!! I want you to know that you are not alone in this. The women and men on this board are wonderful and we will be with you every step of the way. I have my email address in my profile. Please feel free to use it any time. You are a strong woman and you can beat the beast.

    Love and gentle hugs,
    Donna
  • DianeBC
    DianeBC Member Posts: 3,881 Member
    Eil4186 said:

    Veronica, so sorry to hear
    Veronica, so sorry to hear that your cancer has recurred. Please don't lose hope though. There are many women surviving and doing well with stage 4. Are your doctors excellent? I would also look into diet and eat only the healthiest, immune supportive foods available. I am sending you thoughts and prayers. Let us know how you're doing. Eil

    Hi Veronica and Welcome.
    Hi Veronica and Welcome. I am so sorry about your recurrence. None of us want that to happen

    but, know it is a possibility. I wish you the best of luck in this 2nd journey for you. I

    will keep you in my prayers also. And, please update us on how you are doing.


    Once again, wishing you the best of luck


    Hugs

    Diane