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    Thank you for talking with me....Yes I have inflammatory breast cancer, last week I found that I have several lesions on my brain. Right now I am taking full radiation on two spots. I will have more pin pointed radiation in the next month. I am currently having problems with a lower quarter of the right of my eye. So I am unable to drive and at times have a few vision problems. My lesions are small the largest being 2 cm. I am a fighter and I am not planning to give up on this battle. I need to be here as I am 51 years old and have two teenage kids. I am very blessed with a wonderful husband and family. This has been a very tough year for my family as my Dad is failing from Small Bowel Cancer and I had to place both of my folks in a nursing center. I have currently been thinking about individual cancer treatment and don't know quite how to work that as we are in rural MN. I have alot of questions and and need alot of support as I am an only child. So I depend on my friends and family. Any help I can be given would be much appreciated.

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      August 19th, I finished with my 15 rounds of radiation on my brain on August 15th. Now slowly being weaned off the Dex. Don't like this portion much because it seems that weanling off the Dex is more painful. At nights my tendions and joints hurt, do to old injuries that I have. Very thankful tho that I did have that bone scan to indicate that these are old injuries. By the end of August, I will be off the Dex and can't be more happy. The radiation oncologist told me that the radiation will continue to kill the cancer in my brain up to 6 to 8 weeks. After that time my oncologist will have a MRI on Sept. 26 and praying that my MRI will be clean. Will find results out on the 27th. It would be a huge gift when I am clear as my 52nd birthday is on Sept. 29th. If they find something then they will send me down to CentraCare in St. Cloud and I will have more pinpointing radio-surgery on what is every left....Praying nothing is left. As of now I am up and just started my slow work out program. 30 mins treadmill no incline at 2.0 miles and 30 mins exercise at 2.8 miles. Just seem to feel better if I can move.

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