After much soul-searching, studying and talking it out with my family, I have decided to bypass chemotherapy and focus on the positives. I will try a more "natural" approach to preventing recurrences, along with some help from bisphosphonates (the drugs used to prevent osteoporosis), aspirin, the metformin I'm already taking, consistent exercise, lower fat diet, and any other less toxic ideas that show promise. If my oncologist agrees, I will also try anti-hormone therapy. It's not likely to make a difference due to my weak hormone receptors; but if I can tolerate it without side effects, there is nothing to lose.
Today is the first day of the rest of my life.