I had posted that I had to seek a new oncologist as mine died unexpectedly. I had been with him for seven years. I sought opinions from several resources and decided to stay with the same hospital/practice. I chose an oncologist that has been with Magee Women's Hospital for over 20 years. He knew my oncologist well and that was encouraging to me. He specializes in metastatic breast cancer and has a clinical trial for triple negative cancer, which I am almost triple negative; I feel as if he is dedicated to advancements in metastatic breast cancer and looking at the most current research. He gave me his email address and told me to contact him at any time. I did once, so far, and he answered me right away! He also completed a Guardian360 blood test, which I will receive the results within two weeks. I particularly connected to his Physicians Assistant, as she talked to me A LOT and answered all of my questions with honesty and candor. As a result, I feel as if the transition will be a good one and am optimistic about my treatment with him and his staff!
I will stay on the aribulin/halaven with scans in early June. So far my tumor markers have been decreasing and I am feeling pretty good.
I have my good "hours" and not so good "hours". Boy, life is different when you have metastatic cancer!
I am working on doing the best I can by seeking counseling, meditating, acupuncture, connecting with the God of my understanding and made some adjustments to my diet. I certainly am doing better than my initial diagnosis in July 2016. For those newly diagnose, this may be encouraging to them.
I appreciate the support I receive from Share/HealthUnlocked and keep all of you in my prayers!