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Posted on: Jul 29, 2012 08:30PM

jan508 wrote:

Release date 10/2/12. I am 1 of 8 featured in the book for style issues. Since my double mastectomy and my weight gain from treatment I really had a problem finding tops. I was picked for Stacy's book and if I can help 1 person out there then i will be happy. I will be a 2 year survivor in September 2012. Something good has come out of something bad. Book can be preordered at Amazon or Barns and Noble. Let me know what you think! God Bless!

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Jul 29, 2012 08:43PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Congrats on making the book and helping woman who are in similar situations. I love What Not To Wear so I'm sure the book will be great.
Caryn

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur

Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 09/07/2011 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal (Left); Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Radiation Therapy 11/15/2011 ExternalHormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex
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Jul 29, 2012 08:44PM momof3boys wrote:

Wow! That's terrific! I love her show, can't wait to see the book

BMX w TE reconstruction 11/11/11, 4 TC, 3/12, 25 Rads 5/12 Tamoxifin 6/12, Prophalactic hysterectomy 12/18/12, Oncotype 16

Dx 10/14/2011, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIa, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 29, 2012 09:41PM jan508 wrote:

Thanks. It was pretty exciting. We went to NYC for a makeover and she was terrific as was her entire staff. Lots of fun, very emotional and therapeutic at the same time.

Dx 8/6/2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 29, 2012 09:42PM jan508 wrote:

Thanks

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Aug 12, 2012 10:08PM jan508 wrote:

Thanks

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Aug 12, 2012 10:08PM jan508 wrote:

Thanks

Dx 8/6/2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 12, 2012 10:27PM YramAL wrote:

Were you on the show? I remember seeing an episode where a woman had similar issues. She'd had a double mastectomy and opted for no reconstruction. 

I love that show.

Mary 

Mary-Oncotype Score 11

Dx 12/7/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 12, 2012 11:35PM Blessings2011 wrote:

WooHOO jan!!!! Congratulations!!!

Dx 9/15/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage Ia, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 12/05/2011 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal (Left); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 08/22/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Hormonal Therapy 09/05/2012 ArimidexHormonal Therapy 10/22/2013 Femara
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Aug 13, 2012 12:06AM Moderators wrote:

Congratulations, Jan! We're fans of Stacy (and Clinton) too. No doubt you'll be an inspiration to many others dealing with BC and its aftermath.

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Sep 27, 2012 08:21PM, edited Sep 27, 2012 08:22PM by jan508

That's what started it. I saw that show and wanted to know if she ever did a show with someone who did have recon. I sent her a message on fb and she answered she was writing a book. The rest is history!

Dx 8/6/2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 27, 2012 08:23PM jan508 wrote:

Thank you!, I just got my copy of the book. I am now known as Page 63 amongst my friends :)
I'm going to NYC on 10/2 for the book launch party. It's very exciting.
I hope y'all get to read it!

Thanks again

Dx 8/6/2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 27, 2012 08:44PM thatsvanity wrote:

That's cool, I love her show!

Atypical lobular hyperplasia(11/11/10) PBMX NS mastectomy on 5/26/2011

Dx 11/11/2010, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes
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Sep 27, 2012 09:00PM Moderators wrote:

wOO hOO Jan! And there you are in the little video clip at the book's listing on Amazon too!

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Sep 27, 2012 09:05PM New-girl wrote:

I love her show.  She seems to really care about people.  I know after my dmx that feeling good about my apprerance was huge to my healing.  I wasn't really into my apperance before but as they say, cancer changes things.  Cannot wait to get the book!  Major congrats.

Dx 1/19/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage I, 0/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 1/19/2012, ILC, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 1/19/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 02/13/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Both); Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Both)Surgery 07/26/2012 Reconstruction: Nipple reconstruction (Both)Surgery 12/14/2012 Reconstruction: DIEP flap, Nipple reconstruction (Both)
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Oct 1, 2012 09:02PM jan508 wrote:

Thanks for posting!

Dx 8/6/2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2012 09:03PM jan508 wrote:

Tomorrow I head out to NYC for the book launch party! This is so exciting :). I will keep you all posted.

I'm nervous! But I got through cancer, I can get through this!

Dx 8/6/2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2012 09:21PM Janet_M wrote:

Jan508 - that is so cool! I remember watching the WNTW show with the woman who'd had a mastectomy, and found her attitude so inspiring. This was even before I'd been diagnosed, and little did I know how often I'd be watching that show while I went through chemo.

So, Good for you, and congratulations! Have a great time at the party! Everybody there is probably nervous too.

Janet

balderdish.blogspot.ca/ Just because you're having a meltdown doesn't mean you're not coping.

Dx 7/7/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, 2/16 nodes, ER+
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Oct 18, 2012 10:59AM jan508 wrote:

The launch party was wonderful. My sister in law went with me along with 5 other girls in the book. Went to Atlanta with DH fir book signing and that was great too.
So, now I've had my 15 minutes of fame, back to work LOL

Dx 8/6/2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 26, 2012 07:22PM msphil wrote:

hello and Congrats, I also wrote a book about my experience with breast cancer while preparing for our wedding, it is also on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, and from publisherXlibris.com, it,s called "The Healings Of Breast Cancer," A Physical And Spiitual Healing Of My Body And Soul, a portion of sales are donated to American Cancer Society and to my church, God Bless Us ALL.  msphil(idc, stage 2, 3 nodes, L mast(reconstruction didn,t take) chemo, we got married, then the radiation, so I was bald when we married. 

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Dec 12, 2012 08:08AM, edited Dec 12, 2012 08:10AM by TheDivineMrsM

jan508, I only wish I'd seen your post sooner than today!  

Can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE What Not To Wear, and was THRILLED that Stacy wrote a somewhat autobiographical book.  I saw her promoting it on Anderson Cooper's show, so I got a copy from my local library and read it about a month ago.  It was a fabulous.

At the time, I remember reading about the 'woman' with recon and wondering, "hm...does she know about bc.org or if she's even a poster?!?!?!"  And come to find out it's you!  I am going to have to get the book again just to see your photos and read your story again.  I think it is WAY COOL that you are featured in the book!  And went to the book launching and signing.  Gosh I am a little jealous of you!!!!

Stacy is just amazing, talented, beautiful and I've loved her show for years and years.  It helped even me learn to dress better and present myself in a more positive light (see my crown in the picture, lol). I loved learning more of her personal life, I never would have guessed she suffered from psoriasis and low body image.  That is fabulous that you simply wrote to her and told her your story and she included you in the book!!!!!!!  You are so lucky!

found lump 12/22/10~er+/pr+/her2- stage iv bone mets~chemo~lumpectomy~ radiation~arimidex~~Enjoy life more because of the uncertainty not less.

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Dec 12, 2012 09:36AM LtotheK wrote:

This is so cool. Congrats!

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Mar 11, 2013 08:00PM jan508 wrote:

Sorry I haven't replied but haven't been on here in awhile. Msphil I am going to get your book from amazon. The divine, thank you for the kind words. It was a wonderful experience and I see you have been crowned a princess, well deserved!

Thanks all

Dx 8/6/2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 11, 2013 08:13PM TheDivineMrsM wrote:

jan, I confess I haven't gotten around to getting that book again from the library...so I'm gonna place a hold on it right now....glad you posted because I have thought about it ocassionally.

And, the news is that 'What Not To Wear' is in its last season CryCryCry, major sadness!  Their last episodes will be airing in July.  Well, I knew the day would probably come; I'll miss them, but have enjoyed every single one of thei shows.

found lump 12/22/10~er+/pr+/her2- stage iv bone mets~chemo~lumpectomy~ radiation~arimidex~~Enjoy life more because of the uncertainty not less.

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Mar 11, 2013 08:22PM jan508 wrote:

Yes I also enjoyed their show and Stacy London is actually a wonderful person. She really is clever and has a wonderful wit about her. I, too, will miss their show. I did get a lot of great tips from them.

Dx 8/6/2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 21, 2013 06:11PM TheDivineMrsM wrote:

Jan, I just got the book again from the library and reread with interest the chapter about you.  It was wonderful and inspiring. It is so nice to learn more about you!  Your "after" look is really quite stunning. I think i'm built something like you (I almost always wear 'v' neck shirts), I'm in my mid-50s, short, with some extra weight gain from anti-hormonals. I don't own a dress, so I sort of studied your blue dress to see if maybe I can find something like it for Easter. Have you been able to apply the dressing principles to your every day life?  Best wishes.  ~Mrs. M.

found lump 12/22/10~er+/pr+/her2- stage iv bone mets~chemo~lumpectomy~ radiation~arimidex~~Enjoy life more because of the uncertainty not less.

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Mar 21, 2013 08:11PM jan508 wrote:

Thanks! With my weight gain (30 lbs) from the tamoxifen (and I walk 5 k, go to gym) can't lose anything - it's very difficult to find clothes that I think I look good in, but I have bought some dresses. I work from home so I do t have a big need to wear them. I found the Jessica Howard petite dresses in Dillards and I've had good luck with them. I'm sure you can find something. That dress was a Calvin Klein dress. It's still in my closet. You couldn't see it but it was very big on me and was pinned all the way down the back. Ahh, the magic of photo shoots. LOL
Check out my FB page - "The Pleasure Island Day of Hope." My friend and I founded that last year and this year we are having a beach walk. W

Keep in touch!
Jan

Dx 8/6/2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-