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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): Cancer is no longer in my right lung, thyroid or ovaries ( they were removed). It only remains in my bones now.

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): Breast cancer had spread extensively throughout my bones, right lung, left thyroid and surrounding areas, and unbelievably and rare..... BC in my ovaries.

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    Side Effects (Allergic reaction): I had a major allergic reaction to the pain med, morphine so was eventually put on methadone and oxycodone for the pain from bone mets through palliative supportive care at MDACC.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Abraxane for a few months.... it did NOTHING to help my cancer. Small amount of nausea and hair loss.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Taxol made me fat and puffy and red-faced because of all the steroids that are administered with the Taxol. I ended up have a small amount of neuropathy in my arms and one right hand a few years later.... perhaps from the Taxol.

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    My name is Serenity. I was just wondering at what age where you diagnosed with stage IV BC? I was first diagnosed at age 35 with IIC then at age 38 I was diagnosed stage IV BC. How are you living day to day with this disease? Do you do anything alternative to heal yourself such as Guided Imagery/Meditation?