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In October 2018, I went to the doctor for headaches and dizziness. He sent me for a MRI of the brain. Luckily he did this because they went too far down on my neck. They found a lesion on my c4 vertebrate. Next step, oncologist. They suspected mbc but no one would say. I was sent to a cancer center, to a bone doctor who took more pictures. And found two more lesions in my spine. They did a bone biopsy to confirm mbc. Now I am in treatment. This was the hardest thing to wrap my mind around. By the way it has been 18 years since I had breast cancer and we did aggressive treatment. I have no symptoms in my back, no pain. Very few side effects from treatment except, I am tired all the time and cold. I have a great support system with my family and friends. I try to live each day to the fullest. Mary Grubb

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Comments

  • bberg2
    2 weeks ago

    Prayers for healing. I’m new at this. I was diagnosed June 12th 2019. I haven’t gotten to the part of what treatments i should have yet. I am having a liver biopsy Monday. They suspect MBC. Can I ask, was your 1st go round with this metastatic as well?

  • Linda C moderator
    4 months ago

    Mary,

    Thanks for sharing your story. Your story sounds a lot like my own. I invite you to take a look at my article entitled “The Road Less Traveled” https://advancedbreastcancer.net/living/diagnosis-story/. I am almost one year living with MBC and I am doing well. I share the side effect of being cold all the time with you. Keep your spirits up! Stay amazed. Linda C (Contributor and Moderator)

  • Pallavee Trehan
    4 months ago

    Hi Mary, thanks for opening up about your diagnosis. I can imagine how difficult it must’ve been to wrap your head around a recurrence. A new diagnosis can be both physically and emotionally stressful, though I am happy to hear that you have a great support system. Please keep us posted as to how treatment goes, we are thinking of you! Thank you for being such a positive and supportive light in our community, we are stronger together. Warmly, Pallavee (AdvancedBreastCancer.net Team Member)

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