Hi dak, I've been LIVING with mets for a few years now, I can't emphasize the word LIVING enough! I feel fantastic, my mets (lung and bone) are under control thanks to modern medicine and living right. I excercise when I can, (even running the vacuum cleaner around the house can be decent excercise sometimes!) ride my bicycle, go for walks and get plenty of sleep when I need it. Excercise and sleep are known to help fight cancer, best of all it's natural and free! I take a multivitamin every day along with a B complex which I personally swear by, it's best to always ask your onc first though before taking any kind of supplements, vitamins or otherwise. Do you know your hormone and her2nu status? If you are er+ your onc will prescibe either tamoxifen or femara most likely, I'm having terrific success with femara. When I think back to when I was originally dx'd with mets, my breathing was heavy and difficult and the bone pain was unbearable, I too thought I was doomed and I was very scared. I am now laughing in the face of breast cancer mets, we're lucky to live in a time where it can be treated as a chronic illness and enjoy many more years of happy, healthy living! Hopefully in the not too distant future a real cure can be found, advancements in all cancer treatments are coming out all the time, especially since the gene decoding thing. Please try not to get discouraged, being sad or upset does nothing at all to help the situation, having a negative attitude can easily wear down your resistance, not a good thing especialy when battling this disease. Smile, laugh, sleep and excercise when you can and enjoy the beauty of life. Stay positive, don't dwell on numbers and stats, when you feel good just go with it and do your best to forget about what else may be going on with your body. All the best to you!
Thank You for your reply. I was wondering what treatment regiment are you receiving. And are you getting the Herceptin. It has worked great with me. I had to get a muga scan on friday I think it went well but I won't know anything until monday or tuesday.
It has been real hard on me and my children who are 11, 7, and 2. But now I just take it one day at a time when I am feeling good and now Iam in remission then I can give them a normal life. But when I get treatment it takes every once of energy from me and I feel like I am letting them down. But I have really good kids and they have been there every step of the way.