[CANCER] Saying Goodbye to the Breast Team at @StockportNHS

Well, you know posters still have their place. I saw this en route to one of my regular treatments further down the corridor, although thankfully one of the Breast Cancer Nurses had rung me to ask if I could post information around on any of the Breast Cancer Facebook groups I was on. Communications? I've been a bit disappointed with how 'the system' has (not) worked for this. First I heard that something was happening…

[CANCER] #LivingWith #MetastaticCancer

Today I returned for further treatment at the hospital, the sixth infusion, and the first since my recent scan was NEAD. Thankfully no more docetaxol for now, but ongoing Herceptin and Perjeta infusions (until they stop working - I think around 5 years is most I've seen so far). I was also supposed to start Denosumab (bone strengthening) injections today too, but I need to have a filling done in my wisdom tooth, and that…

[CANCER] It’s Scan Results Day #BreastCancer #MetastaticCancer #NEAD #ClearStillFear

So, here we are, scan results... via GIPHY And we waited #waitingroomfeet:   View this post on Instagram   It’s #waitingroomfeet feet time. Waiting with @suzannestolberg. #scanxiety. Has all the treatment work? Very very busy waiting room ... Made cake for the nurses so hopefully that’ll give them energy! #whatcancerlookslike A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Jul 15, 2019 at 6:29am PDT *only about 45 minutes late. Scan Results: #NEAD #ClearStillFear So there…

[CANCER] It’s #Scanxiety Time Again #BreastCancer

I'm going to have to get used to this, as this will be a regular thing, every 3-6 months depending upon how often the oncologist thinks he needs to take a look at my internal workings! This scan feels SUPER HUGE as it will determine whether my first line of treatment has worked - has the tumour on my spine disappeared (there will always be scarring) with the radiotherapy and the chemotherapy, and can we…

[CANCER] Discharged from Radiotherapy

This morning I was back in the Christie (where I'd also been yesterday for a counselling session), and after the hour's delay for appointment (standard), I filled in the 'how happy are you' and 'how much pain are you in' paperwork before I was discharged from this particular session of radiotherapy:   View this post on Instagram   Discharged from radiotherapy-oncologist: my standard oncologist will undertake all the scans (still long term risk of spinal…