And this my friends is ‘The Trouble With Triple Negative’……. It does exactly what it likes.
More unexpected and disappointing news this week when I visited my oncologist. I found out there are now ‘tiny pulmonary nodules that have increased in size slightly’ plus that the lymph nodes in the centre of my chest are also slightly enlarged. I now have to wait 6-8 weeks for a PET scan that will hopefully provide further information as to whether this is metastatic disease (the cancer has spread to my lungs).
The good news is that the lymph nodes that have been left behind in my armpit have shrunk-likely due to radiotherapy.
And poof just like that, expecting a conversation that treatment is coming to an end but no, another scare. You may remember I have been here before with my liver and that turned out to be a cyst.
I’m sure you will all appreciate this is a very stressful time for us as a family, so as to minimise stress to the maximum I respectfully ask you not to ask me questions if you see me in the street. I am working on a ‘Whole Life’ approach to dealing with my cancer, and part of that is to reduce stress in my life. And I certainly don’t want to discuss the prognosis of a potential stage 4 diagnosis in front of my children.
For now I am self preserving, healing, eating well, meditating and taking all my meds. You should see me with a smile on my face.
When any future challenges present themselves I will deal with them accordingly.
As ever so much love to my husband, my cheerleader and best friend.
Thank you to Penny Brohn UK for offering support to people like me, their approach resonates in many aspects of my life.
I’m still here, and still rocking the funky hair!