Hi fellow fighters,
I plugged in about a month ago with my story. I'm not sure where I left off, but a lot has transpired since then. I reported that I thought I had a rotator cuff injury that I inquired about in November. Fast forward after an MRI, in January revealed that a tumor was in the humerus which caused the bone to break as it was growing near the shoulder. I have seen an orthopedic oncologist at a University hospital. My oncologist at another facility, who has started me on Zometa concurrent with radiation treatments. In the meantime the PET scan revealed in addition to the humerus, the cancer has also found the forth rib to invade. As radiation continues, I have to drive an hour each way to get treatment. My husband and I share every other day. I was very exhausted after last week but just this week to go. I am sure I will survive.
For those of you who have just joined, I started this journey in January 2001 with breast cancer, when they found a tumor between my the first and second lobes of my right lung. I had a lobectomy. I had thirteen years of cancer free living until 2014, when an x-ray revealed a spot on the remaining lobe I had left on the right side. I was treated with cyber-knife radiology. It worked. But I am wondering if one of those cells escaped at that time. Right now it is wait and see.
I hope this excuses my absence from updating you.