From breast cancer to osteo in a few months....

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   Posted 4/12/2007 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
confused  Well everyone, its been a little while since i have posted so here goes the update and if anyne has the same please write back. I was diagnosed in June/06 surgery ( Modified Radical Mastecomy) June/06 Chemo started at the end of June/06 all was very fast. Finished the Chemo in Dec/06. Awefull side effects follow me as in no feeling in my feet and fingures. Now i finish my chemo in Dec and posted this before but i was in alot of pain in the bones and they said could be just the after effects of the chemo right now i had a bone scan and all came back ok and now i went for a bone density because of this pain that they didnt know what it was. Well turns out it is Osteo and they say they dont know what they are going to do because the cancer that i do have is esto,progest and hormon postive and thats how the treat osteo.They tell me they cannot treat both so now i have to see and bone specialist to see if there is anyhting they can do.I am taking my vit"d and Calcium at max dose and i am on Arimidex.If anyone has had the simular things that i have please write to me to say what u have done to releave he pain or if there is anyextra ideas anyone has for me. Thank so much all for helping me everytime i have writen and i hope to here from someone soon. Thanks so so so much all xoxoxo yeah
Take Care Love: Pam

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   Posted 4/12/2007 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Osteoporosis?I have that & take Evista for it.Make sure you eat while taking calcium as it can cause kidney stones if you don't.Seems like It's always something..........

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   Posted 4/13/2007 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   


Sorry you are having Osteo problems along with the cancer.  I am unable to take anything that is hormone based also.  My Mom and Grandma both have/had Osteo, so imagine I am a prime candidate also.  I know that each time I have to take prednisone my chances of bone loss are greater.  Keep that in mind also.

Prayers are with you for the Dr's to make the right decision to get rid of the cancer and give you relief from the bone pain.


Kitty M

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   Posted 4/14/2007 4:00 AM (GMT -6)   
My daughter is getting an IV treatment for bone strenthening. One of the names for the drug is Boneva. Not sure how to spell that correctly, but it sounds like it is written with a long e sound. Bone Eva You might check into getting that. It can also be taken orally. I am not sure if this is hormone or not. She is also taking hormone drugs, Femara right now. There are also drugs for osteo. I have taken a nose spray called Miacalcin for years. Fosamax is another. Again I am not sure if they are hormone related. It is 4 am here and I am not quite awake. My dogs heard a raccoon on the patio for the second time tonight. They evidently like the bird seed, especially after a good rain when it is all wet cuz they were both sitting there shoveling it in and the light did not worry them a bit. Even this early in the morning I enjoy watching them. I know I am really nuts. Hugs MK

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