Survivor since 2009
Oops will start again. Diag. 10-09 with approx. 4-6cm tumor in r breast and many lesions in the lungs, too many to count and too small to biopsy. Had 18 chemo txts up front to shrink tumor, 4-10 double mastectomy, 8 more treatments of herceptin. Stopped 2 short due to causing cardiomyopathy. 11-10 started on femra hormone therapy. 11-11 lesions started to grow slowly. 2-12 Took off femra and started on aromasin. Lesions cont. to grow. Had lung biopsy 6-12' confirmed stage IV bc with several 1-2cm tumors in both lungs. 10-12 started back on chemo pill form Tykerb and xeloda. Will get another ct in dec to see if it is shrinking the tumors. I have figured out to get all the drugs I have to take where nausea and dizziness is to the minimum and I feel great most days. Leading my normal life as before, just take things a little more slowly to come out with a more harmonious out come. I don't sweat the small stuff and enjoy every minute of every day I can get out of bed and am vertical on my own. As stated above each person's treatment is individualized. i just took each step as it came and didn't think about what was to come. Keep in touch. If you want email is firstname.lastname@example.org. God bless.