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          Hi Susan,  I'm Pete. Very happy to read your happy news. Best wishes to you and your complete recovery. 

          November 18 at 2:17 PM view post
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            Thank you Carolyn  Have a happy thanksgiving too.  (((Hugs)) Pete.....

            November 18 at 10:03 AM view post
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              Thank you Peppermint for your warmth and support. I will stay focused and continue making positive choices.  I have alot to repair in the relationship with my MIL. I'm confident that I can find a happy medium.  Your kind words mean alot.  Pete... 

              November 18 at 9:53 AM view post
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                Thank you  Marge  I've been taking your advice. Anything I see or feel harmful coming my way, I cast it aside.  Thank you for your hopes and hugs. 

                November 18 at 9:27 AM view post
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                  Morning Overtime  I'm very pleased to hear the good news.  Have a safe trip back home. 

                  November 18 at 9:00 AM view post
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                    Morning everyone Hope everything is ok with all.  I've had a few emotional ups and downs this week , but I recovered.  Her scan is coming up next week on the 20th. I'm anxious in a good/positive way.  I'm also meeting with my grief counselor and my caregivers group on the 20th. Looking forward to telling her about my new caregiver group I've been attending and my new 5 day run/walk regime.  The...

                    November 17 at 12:55 PM view post
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                      Morning Overtime  Have a safe drive to see the oncologist today. I hope the scan results give you good news.  We well ot Pete.

                      November 17 at 11:45 AM view post
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                      About CaregiverPete

                      Caregiver
                      Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell
                      After Treatment, Cancer Diagnosis, Emotional Support, Lifestyle

                      My name is pete. I've been married for 18 years. My wife and I have been together for 27 years. High school sweethearts.

                      I've been a caregiver husband since her breast cancer diagnosis in Nov 2014. My wife had grade 3 tumor, triple negative breast cancer stage IIIA, 25 pos+ lymph nodes. Double mastectomy, 4 rounds of chemotherapy (Adriamycin and Cytoxan), radiation.

                      And.....1.5 months later....

                      In January 2015 she was diagnosed with
                      Non small cell lung cancer, EGFR mutation stage IIA lung cancer. Upper left lobe removed. 4 rounds of chemotherapy (Taxotere and Cisplatin). Radiation, 12 months of Tarceva.

                      Totally Cancer free NED since Nov 2016.

                      Left lung Pleural Effusion drained Aug 15, 2017. 1500cc

                      PET scan Aug 16 2017 showed spots on bones....:(
                      Distant recurrence of Breast Cancer on bones and sacrum

                      Aug 2017 Started XGEVA - injection for bone density treatment

                      Aug 2017 Started XELODA oral chemotherapy for distant recurrence breast cancer. 8 pills a day for 2 weeks then 7 days off, repeat for 4 cycles.

                      Nov 20th PET scan shows XELODA didn't work :( wife won't have to take final round of XELODA. Onto new chemotherapy?

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