Hi, my name is Alex.
I had stage 3b breast cancer in 2015 and had chemo, double mx, radiotherapy and then 2 years of zoladex and tamoxifen before I had to stop.
I was recently diagnosed with mets in my spine.
I was told that my life expectancy was below 50 by my oncologist 7 years ago, so this is not a shock. I am handling it quite well, but today I have bad lower back pain. The cancer is only in my upper back, which has never hurt. But it's worrying me and getting me down today. I hate having to take so many painkillers and focusing on my cancer so much. Just having a hard day.
Hope that you are ok as possible.
Sorry you are having a down day, we are all entitled to them, and why not.
Yesterday, i had a fill sorry for my self day, and that's not me, but everything got me down, we are human and have feelings, i am always so positive, and i am sure that is what was bugging me the most, today i have shed few tears, when my son came in, he was know good,never seen me like that, and i had to make him tea.,
I have a different cancer to you, are you going to get treatment for the Mets in the spine.
Sending you a BIG HUG xxx.
Hi ladies, I too had a bad day yesterday. I'm experiencing a lot of pain recently after just being withdrawn from a trial I was taking part in. My mind is in negative overdrive as I endure the wait to see my oncologist on Tuesday regarding next steps. I have it in my head that there's nothing else they can offer me. I was diagnosed with womb cancer February 2021, had surgery then chemotherapy. Was clear for 7 months before being told it has spread to my peritoneum. Had 2 more rounds of chemotherapy then in May I started a trial. During this time, my cancer has grown considerably so obviously worried. Anyway, that's my tale of self pity. Hopefully I'll be able to get my pain under control and have a better day.
Hi Ellie. Thanks for your reply.
Are you feeling OK today?
I am going to start treatment at the end of August, I think. Just waiting some PET scan results. It will be tablets and hormonal treatment to start with, for as long as my body responds to them.
Which cancer do you have?