A hiatus from chemo: For the first time I can remember, I don't have much to say. That's because I have been off chemotherapy for six weeks, and I feel great! I am taking Tamoxifen, the first estrogen blocker I was prescribed in 2001, but had discontinued due to terrible night sweats. The deal is, I haven't used up my dance card with this drug, so I will have a scan in early September to determine how well it's working. I pray to God it will work. I don't know how much longer I can continue with chemotherapy. Ninety percent of cancer patients undergo chemotherapy once, at the time of diagnosis, and then they are done. With metastatic cancer, you are never done, chemotherapy is a life-long sentence. It is the way we control tumor growth - - a system of management.