Posted on: Dec 6, 2011 07:27AM
So I can't decide on whether my anniversary will be day of dx, surgery date or date after last treatment. I think I am leanign towards date after my last rad treatment. Seems best to go with the date when my body was basically on its own, protecting itself. Any thoughts???Log in to post a reply
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Dec 6, 2011 07:35AM GabbyCal wrote:
I think this is unique to everyone. For me, the day I got the call-back there was something suspicious on my annual screening mammogram stands out. It was a beautiful day and I was feeling unusually happy and healthy, then BAM! My whole world changed.
Some people don't recognize any day. For me personally, I think it's healthy to pick a date to remember and hopefully recognize if on many, many, many anniversaries.
Many happy returns of whichever date you choose to you!
Dec 6, 2011 07:38AM clariceak wrote:
From a medical standpoint, I believe you are correct. I would really love it to from my dx date. If that was true I would be past the important 2 year hurdle. Hang in there. From another Stage IIICer.
Chemo, rads, Femera, Zometa, OophDx 9/8/2009, IDC, Stage IIIc, 9/35 nodes, PR+, HER2-Surgery Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Chemotherapy 10/06/2009 Adriamycin, TaxolRadiation Therapy 03/24/2010 ExternalHormonal Therapy 05/10/2010 Femara
Dec 6, 2011 08:00AM KerryMac wrote:
"Survival" stastics are taken from date of diagnosis, eg 5 year survival stats are from date of Dx. I think Onc's use end of treatment when thinking about prognosis.
Personally, I use my date of Dx as that is the most emotionally difficult day. Others I know use date of Surgery (becoming cancer-free) or end of treatment. I don't think it really matters, just use a day that is most significant for you.
Kerry - Dx Oct 2008, Stage IIIa IDC, ER/PR+ Mx, Chemo, Rads, Ooph, Arimidex, Zometa
Dec 11, 2011 01:36PM scc218 wrote:
I, too, had the same question and posted it awhile back on another thread. The general concensus was the date of DX, which I was leaning towards anyway because that was 10 months ago. If I wait until the end of treatment/rads, that hasn't happened yet (but will happen on 12/20). Myself, I prefer to go back 10 months and start counting/celebrating from that date. So pretty soon I'll be able to say I'm one year out......and I really like the sound of that. From another IIIC-er......
Suzy CDx 2/2/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIc, Grade 3, 24/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 3/7/2014, Stage IV
Dec 11, 2011 03:18PM mrsnjband wrote:
Norma June, Bi-lateral MX 2008, Bi-lateral DIEP 2011Dx 1/10/2008, IBC, <1cm, Stage IIIb, ER-/PR-, HER2-Chemotherapy 01/25/2008 Adriamycin, CytoxanChemotherapy 03/10/2008 TaxolChemotherapy 05/29/2008 TaxotereSurgery 07/10/2008 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal (Right); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Left)Radiation Therapy 08/11/2008 ExternalSurgery 08/15/2011 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Right)Surgery 08/15/2011 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Left)Surgery 12/12/2011 Reconstruction (Left)