Wk 1, Cycle 5 chemo. Done! 🙌🏼💪🏼 I was dreading going into this cycle. I always have anxiety & dread when starting a new round of chemo especially after having a bye week off chemo. 💯
I wanted to share awesome news! CT scan showed NED! No Evidence of Disease! Woohoo! 🙌🏼😆🙏🏻🎉 Best scan results so far! All of the cancer in the areas are gone. Not sure about brain yet but had good results last scan. So happy & relieved. I was scared cuz I didn’t get a call w/results like I always do. They had a meeting & shared the great news w/clinical trial. They all were ecstatic, shocked & happy! 🙌🏼👏🏼
I didn’t start feeling good until yesterday 😂🤦🏻♀️ But later in afternoon I had some body pain, mostly my legs. Not from the run, I think f/chemo side effects.
I’ve been having a lot more fatigue. It’s been more than other chemo. But it’s cumulative & this is the most chemo I’ve had in any round w/no month or 2 off. I’ll just fall asleep. At least during bye week I got more sleep at night. During chemo wks I have bad insomnia & get maybe 2-3 hrs a night. So my body needed the rest. 😴
Chemo went well today. Got my new set of chemo pills, diary & checked in w/trial coordinator. Talked about my side effects & questions I had when I saw my PA. Talked about side effects I’m having, but more importantly long term plans as my oncologist hadn’t talked to me about what happens after the trial’s 6 month/cycle treatment, which for me would be finished in Jan 2020.
I got the answer today. I’ll have to stay on this chemo FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! 😭😭😭 I have stage IV metastatic breast cancer that’s spread to other parts of my body: lungs, brain & lymph nodes. There is NO cure for it, but can be treated. I’ve known this but it’s hard to prepare mentally to actually HEAR the words. It made my awesome day of hearing my scan results not as happy. It shocked my sister, she didn’t realize this would be the case. I feel bad for her. 😢
But for now I celebrate best news I’ve had all year! Thanks for the continued support! It helps! 🙏🏻💗
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