So, the big thing in the news this week…….Miley Cyrus. Betcha thought I was gonna say Syria and did they or did they not use chemical weapons but I’m like CNN, I’m just going for the page views;-)
Actually, big news on the cancer front, it is another week of waiting. Now that summer is almost over, and it really feels like that in Vancouver today with endless rain and a rainfall warning, it is time again for CT and bone scans.
This time around my stress level is way higher. From what I have heard from lots of other mets patients it is pretty typical to get 6 months out of a treatment. After that all bets are off. Now, there are rumours circulating in some online communities that by having dual treatment with Herceptin and Tamoxifen increases my odds of having a longer period of time before the cancer shows up again. I haven’t been able to find any studies that actually say that but here’s to hoping!
And, I like to keep in mind the few women I know of that have been on Herceptin for 10 years. They truly give me hope.
I had my CT scan on Monday and my bone scan on Wednesday. All sensors were working so yet again I did not get squashed. I do have a short moment of panic when the plate for the bone scan machine first comes close to my face…..is this when the sensor will fail???
I see my oncologist next Wednesday to get the results. In the mean time I am trying to stay as busy as my fatigue will allow. Anything to prevent me from having time to dwell on the possible results.
While we are all on the edges of our seats waiting for next Wednesday to roll around here is my chance to remind you once again of the CIBC Run for the Cure on October 6th. Please join me and my team, the Red Devils, on the day. Or, if you can’t be here please donate. Here’s the link to my personal page: http://goo.gl/bQ2ghV.
The long weekend is almost here, yay! Everyone have a safe and fun Labour Day:-)