Thursday, February 21, 2013

Current Update!

Hello Friends! I wanted to up date you on where I am at in my journey. Things are going well and I feel I am making progress. I continue to heal from the burns caused by the radiation. My breast has a raw spot around almost in a perfect circle around my nipple area. This spot is raw and tender. The burns under my arm and along the site where they checked the lymph nodes has turned a deep brown and is peeling,but are not as painful as the area around the nipple area. I continue to use the Alra lotion to treat the burns. I had a follow up visit with my regular oncologist today. He and I discussed that over all I have done well through this process and diagnosis. My prognosis is very good. He did start me on a " anti- hormone pill" called Letorozole. This medication is used to treat my type of breast cancer and to prevent it hcoming back in breast or another area of my body. I have to stay on this medication for five years. Therse are side when taking this medication, as they are with all medications. Some of them are hair loss, joint and muscle pain, tiredness and hot flashes. I told him I already had most of these symp.toms any way due to old age. LOL I will be meeting with Dr Goldberg every three months, to keep check on my blood work and how I am doing on the medication. Well, thats about it folks. Thank you again for your support and encouragement. May God continue to bless all of you.


  1. Susan I am so glad you are improving. Sounds like the medicine is a good thing even with all those side effects! Take care and know you are in my prayers. Hugs, Linda

  2. I'm so glad things are going well. I hope the burn area heals soon.

  3. You did it! And, I know you will do well with the next phase, you have a sense of humor:-D Sending you love, my dear friend, XOXO

  4. Susan,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to say thank you. I wish you quick healing for your raw skin (sorry:( it sounds very painful) and an excellent follow up appointment. I will leave you with a verse that you may look up if you'd like. It was one of the many that were helpful to us during my daughter's brain surgery- Isaiah 41:10
    Also, a friend of mine sent me beautiful lyrics to a song called "Blessings" by Laura Story. It is on You Tube. I don't believe in coincidences so I hope you find a blessing in either of these things. Take care,
    Kerry (thegraphicaddict)

  5. Hi Susan, I'm so glad things are continuing to go well. My daughter had to be on tomoxifin for 5 years. Stop by if you get a chance..Happy Friday..Judy