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    I am the spouse of the cancer fighter. I decided to join this site because she cannot use the internet at this time. We have two grown sons, one of which moved back home to help. We recently hired a care giver which seems to be working out really well. Three days a week and in the evening I am the care giver. I look at my beautiful wife and my heart breaks to see a vibrant person reduced to someone who has basicaly given up on life but is going through the motions for her family. I told her I would support any decision she makes but did say I wanted her around for as long as possible. If the new chemo does not work then hospice is next. We will know in about 9 weeks after new imaging if the Adriamycin and Cytoxin are effective. So IT'S ONE DAY AT A TIME!

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    Decision Point (Chemo or Hospice): I was torn between continuing with another chemo regimen facing a lot of side effects and perhaps compromise the quality of the time (life) I have left or trying to prolong my life to be with my family and friends.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I am now on a second type of Chemo therapy, Adriamycin and Cytoxin since Abraxane did not work. I have metastatic breast cancer to my skeletal system with many tumor sites. I have had radiation therapy to the C1, right femur, L2-L4, hip and sacrum. I just started the new chemo on Thursday with little side effects due to adjunctive medication to preclude nausea. There are multiple side effects which could occur in the next week or two but I am hoping they do not! I had DCIS 8 years ago, lumpectomy and recurrence in 5.5 years at which time I had bilateral mastectomies. Three years after the surgery I am now battling metastatic breast bone cancer which has mutated from Estrogen positive ( at time of DCIS) to Estrogren negative. There is no CURE so I hope for the best to give me more quality time with my family and friends.

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