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1 day ago · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer

No worries – I did not realize that. I'll stay away from comments or suggestions in the future so as not to insult anyone. I just thought you hit reply and then their name comes up.

1 day ago · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer

In reply to @lady1lake (if you look at the top of any of the messages, it will say "posted by."

1 day ago · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer

By any chance where you live, does your medical community have a Mindfulness Meditation group/classes offered? I signed up for myself and my husband and it has helped me tremendously in coping and with anxiety.

2 days ago · Neuroendocrine breast cancer in Breast Cancer

I had my PET scan as well as MRI brain and am told no tumors are found! My oncologist phoned me today to let me know that our pathologists as well as those in the city where the surgery was performed showed neuroendocrine differentiation of breast and not actual neuroendocrine cancer. She also had pathologist send these out elsewhere for another read and came back the same. So I am being reassured now that this is found rarely in the breast but is not the same as actual NET and will not have to have more chemo. I've been placed on anastrozole AI, will have to have twice-yearly infusions to help with bone loss as I already have osteoporosis, and will also be getting another PET in 6 months to follow up on this. I am SO RELIEVED I don't have to undergo more chemo at this time!

2 days ago · Stopping anastrozole after 5 years. Withdrawal symptoms? in Breast Cancer

It may just take time for the nausea to go away – I finished chemo the end of last October, then had more surgery, and then had 30 treatments of radiation. Am only recently not nauseous.

2 days ago · Stopping anastrozole after 5 years. Withdrawal symptoms? in Breast Cancer

I started taking it at night a few weeks ago after reading many of the comments. I first had a horrific headache and have had one about once a week but not so bad as well as fatigue toward the early afternoon which I am not fighting but taking a nap (first time in my life for naps!). A cousin in the family said she has headaches about once a week but that things settle down. Shall keep on keeping on and see how it goes.

6 days ago · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Just take one day at a time.

6 days ago · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

After much trepidation upon reading all about the side effects of anastrozole, I listened to those that suggested taking this in the evening. First night I woke up at 2 a.m. with drenching sweats and horrific headache. The headache continued through the next day and I was exhausted. Took it the next night before going to sleep and next day I was tired, but didn't get a headache until that evening but it was a small one. The following 3 days have not been bad at all. I do get tired in the afternoon but find I am listening to my body and sit down in the afternoon. I find I am able to get a lot done in the mornings, relax in the afternoon, and then have more energy in the evenings. My hands do tend to hurt and are stiff, but shall take one day at a time and hoping things go okay.