I know what it's like to be scared but try and remain as calm as you can. I took my daughter in with me when I had to have a needle-core biopsy. I was cold and she put socks on my feett and rubbed them. I don't know when I've felt such calm.
I was Stage IIIB-C; mine was the worst it could be without being being all over my body. I had 4 chemo treatments prior to breast surgery and my surgeon said they didn't do a thing for my cancer. Following my surgery, I had 4 more treatments with a different drug and it worked very well--followed with radiation every day for 6 weeks. That was 2005; I had a recurrence in 2011 but now I'm almost a year out from having it spread to two bones. I am very thankful that my drug is keeping it from progressing and I am not that nervous about it now. I know that with proper nutrition and exercise, positive thinking and many, many prayers I can live for many years.When Arimidex quit working I lost 32 pounds. The good thing about the weight loss--now I can walk a lot faster and run a little when I exercise which is almost every day.
We have to do everything our doctor tells us to do--eat healthy foods, daily exercise and try not to let it overtake our lives. Like a friend recently told me, I refuse to let cancer steal my zeal for life. There is so much more to life than having cancer.