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    Mitch sorry for the loss of your wife. I too am a caregiver for my wife. I am 58 and she is 54. We have been married for 34 years. Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer about 16 years ago, she had it metastasize to 3 different bone areas about 6 years ago. She takes a chemo pill. My wife sounds a lot like yours, as for taking this journey with such grace. I would love to be able to talk with you to share some of our same journey that we have experienced. Take care and if you need a friend to talk to I am there.

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    Sunshine61 asked a questionBone Cancer

    Ibrance and Faslodex has put my wifes tumor marker in normal range. Has anyone else used this combination?

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      LiveWithCancer

      No, but that sounds like awesome news for your wife!

      about 3 years ago
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      Hi Sunshine. Yes, I've been on this about a year. I'm doing great. 75mg of Ibrance then monthly shots of the Faslodex. The shots hurt & give me terrible hot flashes. My husband never saw them when I went through the change, but he sees them now. He feels sorry for me, but there is nothing he can do. I am "grossly stable" which means I've not seen any growths in 2 yrs. This is the best for the longest since dxed 4 yrs ago with MBC in my lung.

      almost 2 years ago
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    Sunshine61 asked a questionBone Cancer

    Thoughts on death with degnity!

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      BarbarainBham

      BoiseB, I didn't take any offense to your statement about going to XXX.

      I googled the meaning of the poem, and I learned that the man who wrote it had a heavy drinking problem which led to his early death. I wondered why you would allow another human's writings to affect you in a bad way. He was troubled himself.

      I will write you on your Wall about God.

      over 3 years ago
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      Barbara, my undergraduate degree was in English. Even though the emphasis was on writing, I was exposed to a variety. I frankly Dylan Thomas influenced my in a bad way any more that the Bible had influenced me. When one studies literature there is a lot of poetry about death, ranging from the humorour "Cremation of Sam Magee" to the "Divine Comedy" The Dylan Thomas's poem really spoke to me. As for heavy drinking well many literary figures were heavy drinkers particularly in that time.
      In reality my thoughts about what happens in the afterlife comes from the Bible.

      over 3 years ago
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      BoiseB, I've also studied literature, but it seemed the poem told you something it didn't say to me. I'm glad to know you wouldn't be influenced by him. You won't be going to XXX if you believe the Bible.

      over 3 years ago