rocknrollpaddy Posted June 4, 2009 Share Posted June 4, 2009 Diagnosed in '08 at age 42. Stage 4. Mets to lymph/bones. Did chemo, avastin and tarceva. Now enrolled in clinical trial at Mass. General Hosp. in Boston: w/ tarceva 150 mg and weekly infusion of R1507. I am a prosecutor and work every day. I used to love the courtroom and trial work. Now......Feels like work. Hard to stay motivated to deal w/ all the mindless bs of bureaucratic life. Lots of fatigue. I have twin 11 y/o boys. I still haven't been able to fully deal w/ the prospect of not being around to watch them play lacrosse in high school, to teach them to drive, meet their prom dates etc. Used to play rugby. Used to go to the gym every day. Now I have fluid around the heart and pericarditis. Can't get a full breath. The cancer just slowly chips away at your quality of life and dignity. Be interested in hearing from others in their 30's or 40's. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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