vizslagirl's Journey:

Survivor: Bone Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Female, Age: 42, Stage Recurrent

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    didn't know my breast cancer had metastisized until i landed in the hospital for 2 weeks only a month after i turned 36 with a cracked spine due to tumors in my vertebrae. thanks cancer. suck it.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    without the gamma knife radiation i would still be in the hospital, incapacitated.... with steroids and the radiation therapy my spinal tumors disappeared and my broken bones healed. but there are too many places on the rest of my skeleton to do that EVERYWHERE..... : (

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    zometa

    Clinical Trial

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Bone strengthening drugs

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    monthly IV infusions suck too.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Other Care

    am currently on ANTI-hormone medicines.

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  6. 6
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    ovary removal. after about a month my hot flashes pretty much disappeared, so that actually was a god thing. :)

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  7. 7
    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Other Care

    i'm still on zometa and faslodex shots (estrogen blockers) each month. don't know how long, but hopefully the anti-hormones will work for many years. otherwise, it's back to chemo & you can only do that so many times in 1 Life......

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  8. 8
    almost 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    fatigue & mind fogginess on course as expected for radition treatment to head. no surprises, just resting & coming off decadron.....always fun. :)

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  9. 9
    almost 4 years ago
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    i have a new oncologist i think...

    Decision Point

    i think i have found a new oncologist who is going to thoroughly reassess my cancer, come up with a gameplan & COMMUNICATE it to me. i'm just happy that i think i've found a good doctor who cares about her patient. :)

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