Thursday, February 25, 2016

How Much Longer Do I Have?

My how life changes and can turn on a dime! I used to read blogs and books on narcissism and psychopathy. These days, its blogs and forums on cancer. I'm learning so much. One of early mags I came across is located at: Tons of useful information!
It's hard not to wonder at times with Stage 4 bone mets (breast) cancer how much longer do I have? The answer is nobody knows! As long as it stays confined to my bones, I could last years and years with a high quality of life.
I've just been reading of long term survivors who have been living with it for 17, 12 and 23 years respectively.…/hope-in-the-face-of-death-living…
That's pretty darn good IMO. I could live to the age of 90! Cool! I'm just ornery enough to do it too! LOL.
When my cancer journey began in 2010, I thought, well, let's whack that breast off, and get on with the business of living! Caught very early, (primary site was only about the size of a dime or your thumbnail @ 8mm.) All went well, and everything seemed very promising.
Then 5 years later, I found out nature was saying "Not so fast there! You're not done yet!" Okay. So let's see how it goes! I am intrigued by this new journey of bone mets (breast) cancer.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

There are times now I could almost forget having cancer (Stage 4 Bone Mets)

It's an amazing thing when it comes to my prognosis. There are times now I could almost forget having cancer (Stage 4 Bone Mets)... with my pain meds and the radiation therapy, I'm happy to say that most of the pain I earlier experienced is gone! I'm increasingly enjoying a normal life doing much as I did before all this.
I'm getting in and out of vehicles, off and on my bed with just a little discomfort here and there. I take care of myself on all my personal needs, going shopping, and enjoying the absence of pain! That's the big thing!
No longer relying on things like my walker, or cane, or my step stool quite as heavily as I used to do. Oh sometimes, yes, the cane and stool comes in handy, and I admit I rather like using the motorized carts in the grocery store to get around... but life is feeling rather good these days. For now, things seem to be stabilized and under control.
I do take comfort that I'm considered relatively low risk in the positive aspects of my having cancer...slow growing, localized, all vital organs still healthy and normal...but a great indicator of longevity is that there was a LONG period between my original breast cancer diagnosis at 5+ years and the diagnosis of bone mets cancer. Outstanding!
Not much to tell, and that's a very good thing! Hope all is well with you too!