Discussions that mention arimidex

Cancer: Breast board

Hello phyl,
I had a mast. not radical, no chem, no rad., and I tamoxifen, and now arimidex. What stage was your cancer? Was it in your lymph nodes? I feel very fortunate that I am 3 years out and no cancer. The ladies that have estrogen receptive cancer are very treatable! I find the tamoxifen, arimidex, etc. does make you tired. I definitely do not have the energy I once had.

My grandfather was from Scotland. I hope to visit someday.

Glad you joined us, breast cancer surviors...As CJ said, we all stick together. I feel we try to hold each other up until strength returns, then repay the favor by helping support a new comer.
Take care.
Hi Jeezie. Nice to meet ya!! I'm with you..having had cancer..and surviving cancer does make me feel reborn in some ways...taking time to smell the flowers, enjoying everday, appreciating all that I have been blessed with, and loving my friends and family like never before!!
I too have muscle and bone pain, I take arimidex..first started on aromasin, and delt with the pain for a year and a half until I could no longer take it!! I seem better on the arimidex..I go to pt. however, and I think he has helped me with alot of the pain.
YUP, Lively group!! Really nice women here on this board..
We try to stick together..and be here to help out those newly diagnosed, and those that need to vent! Its a good place for that, because no one understands better than a sister!!
Hi there everyone :wave:

Ah ha!!!!! found ya Cj and Teeeee lol. I kept watchin on the other page (arimidex) and thought I lost ya but here ya are :)

Hi to all the ladies here as well. Sorry you have to be here but a pleasure meeting you all. I won't try to catch up to allllllll the msgs here but will say keep the faith and don't give up. As Cj said I think it was, so much advancement in treatment in the last 20 years. Just learn all ya can and take charge of your life :)

I agree that you can't keep things hide inside you. I did that for a while and would try and not let my family catch me crying. I gave up on that and just explained to them its just part of dealing with my diagnosis and I need to be able and cry once in a while. I member my hubby got so worried if he came home from work and I was laying down. I told him I'm only taking a nap and that I was ok, nothing was wrong. He still worries tho but I'd never give him up in a minute. Lexapro 20 mg has really helped me, and xanax.

I am now a 1 year and 2 day survivor of BC woooooooooooo hoooooooooo :blob_fire :blob_fire lol. I was diagnosed last May 30th, 2006. I had Stage III, 5/10 nodes positive, er positive. I also have a family history of Breast cancer. Mine was Intraductal/intralobular cancer of the left breast. I had a lumpectomy 6/15/06 followed by a bad infection; auto accident 7/7/06 totalling my van when a lady hit me 95% headon busting my lumpectomy incision 1/2 open; followed by a simple mastectomy on 7/13/06 followed by a bad infection and ending up in the hospital with cellulitis of the left chest wall with staph.

I also had 8 treatments of chemo, 4 with adriamycin and cytoxan and then 4 treatments of taxol, followed by 31 doses of radiation. I am now on Arimidex and doing okay. Tiredness is my main complaint, i've decided it will never go away so I just live with it. I have Valley Fever, but stable, but that can be contributing to my tiredness and soreness as well. Then I'm also diabetic so that makes my healing very slow or slower than normal. You see I am very special lol.

I live in Arizona in the Valley of the Sun. Today was 102 and the rest of the week is supposed to be 106 to 108....here comes summer!!! I have been married to the same man for 37 yrs come this august. We have 3 adult children.....2 girls and 1 boy. My oldest is 28 and youngest is 21. My family has been very caring and supportive of me through all of this and visa versa. It has really brought us closer. I have had a very positive attitude with this and feel that has really kept me sane (ok cj and tee no comments lolol).

Teee...did you ever get a support for your shoe for your plantar fascitis? That is one thing that really cured mine. Not the $2 Scholl ones but a good $20 insert plus and anti-inflammatory. I haven't had problems now with mine for three or four years. Cj...I envie you at the beaches but in a way I don't because every time I stand on the sand I feel like i'm sinking and run back to shore lolol. Yup chicken!!!!!!!!!

Again, welcome to the board Phyl, jezell, lea and i'm gonna see if I missed anyone lol. one sec!! And Phyllis :) I can't get pass this page lol.

Take care all!!

See ya soon,
Linda :wave:
Hey Phyl, its nice hearing from you!!
Yes it was a beautiful weekend..very hot just about 90..but raining right now..we have alot of humidity here in new york, so when its hot, you really feel hot and sweaty! I bet it is a beautiful place..and wonderful people too!!
I have 3 children, 23,20 and 15, and I too love them more than anything in this world!! and that is why I will fight so hard to win the battle against breast cancer or any other disease..I want to be here for them..to see them through marriage and to be a grandma!!
I am all finished with my treatments..I go every 3mths to my onc. for a checkup and so far I have been good..just having some side effects from the aromatose inhibitor that I take (arimidex).
Congrats on getting the computer..I love it, there is so much to learn out there, and I have conversed with many lovely people too!!
Just wondering..have you ever been to the states??
I'll ask my lady friends here to come say hi!!
Hiyas Cj :wave:

I know it cuz I'ma Senior ya know :) lololol. Yea, the only time u can click on the thread subscription is while you are typing here. Its called "Additional Options". Then in there you'll see 3 more options which are misc options; thread subscription, and rate thread. If you click on subscribe i usually use "instant email notification" that way I know when someone replies to the thread :) Click on the link in the email and voila!!!!! ur here lol.

Yea the shot seems to help some but I still have pain so wondering if any of it is due to my arimidex but doubt cuz its only in my right upper leg, right hip and lower back. We'll see.

You all have a super weekend. Cj was that 4pm your time? That would be 1pm for me which would be perfect for me. I'm thinking Tee Tee is from TN? so she'd be 2 hrs ahead of me. Will hafta see.

Senion-Linda hahahahaha

Me mart :bouncing:
Hello all fellow "club" members. I'm a newbee here!

5 years ago my Mom passed from a very long term illness, November 2005 my Dad passed from a form of Lukemia, and my Aunt/best friend was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. (Grandma had Breast cancer too.. years ago)

I'm a 35 year old mom of 2 kiddes. I was diagnosed June 2006 with stage 3a invasive ductal carcinoma. I had a lump plus 3 positive lymphnodes. I went thru 4 rounds of chemo, then a double mast. with lymphnodes removed of course, then 3 more rounds of chemo (had a massive allergic reaction to taxol so I had to do more Ac + 5fu) 30 some rounds of radiation, then after all that they removed my ovaries and tubes (im bracII positive) I'm now suppose to be on Arimidex but it made me so sick achy and tired. I'm now debating on going back on Tamoxifin...just not sure what I wanna do.

Thru all this my Aunt and I shared the same Doctors, hospitals, and some medications believe it or not! She passed away May of this year :( .......2 months after my cousin age 39 was diagnosed with Stage 4 terminal brain cancer (melanoma) WHEN WILL THE MADNESS END?!?!?!?!?!?!

Deep Breath! Ok.. NOW I feel better. I've never really been able to say all this in one breath to anyone. No one knows what you go thru really.

Well I just wanted to say "hi" and introduce myself. :) I have a feeling i'll be needing/seeing/reading a lot more of you!