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Topic: 2012 sisters

Forum: IDC (Invasive Ductal Carcinoma) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for IDC.

Posted on: May 26, 2012 09:56AM

vballmom1 wrote:

I just found this site and have been reading the stories from the 2010 sisters.  I was just diagnosed in April so am just starting this journey.  Would love to connect with some others who are newly diagnosed this year.  In January, my dear friend told us that she found a lump and was later diagnosed with DCIS.  I went with her to every Dr appt, sat with her during her 2 surgeries, radiation and the beginining of her chemo.  THEN I found a lump in my own breast!  I scheduled a mammogram and they found not only that one but 2 more.  One in the left and 2 in the right.  Talk about a shock!  I was fortunate that I already know all the right doctors (who were also shocked to see me as a patient and not as a friend of the patient).  The b/s was concerned right away about having multiple sites in both breasts so she ordered the BRCA.  I chose not to wait for that result and we scheduled a lumpectomy with snb.  I also had to have the wire guides placed (which was very uncomfortably done under stereotactic mammogram). I ended up having 4 nodes biopsed. The nodes came back negative but the margins were not clear on 2 of the sites.  Once we found out the BRCA was negative (YIPPEE!!) I went back to surgery for re-excision.  Just got those results back and now am cancer free.  Now on to the next step in my journey.  I am so scared that I am not making the right decision to do the radiation instead of a mastectomy.  My b/s says mastectomy is not unreasonable since we don't know why my body made multiple tumors in multiple sites and even though my BRCA is negative, it is very unusual.  However, she also says it isn't unreasonable t do the lumpectomies with the radiation.  Has anyone out there had similar circumstances?  I'm so confused!!!

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Dec 2, 2012 04:24PM stride wrote:

Doxielover, it's still 2012! Climb aboard.

Lisa, hope your pain eases up soon. You do not always have to feel like a survivor to actually be one.

Regarding the cartoons, I can see how different people would have different responses. The last one with the lanes helped structure my thoughts. I needed a different way to think about cancer and treatment decisions. But people who are done with treatment and just want to get on with their lives might not want to look at them.

2012: Stage II IDC ER-/PR+ Her2- became triple negative with areas of carcinosarcoma during neoadjuvant TAC. 12/2012: clean PET/CT. 8/2013: Mets to lungs, liver, brain, bones, muscles, kidney, thyroid, adrenal gland, etc.

Surgery 11/07/2012 Mastectomy (Left)Radiation Therapy 01/16/2013 ExternalChemotherapy 08/20/2013 carboplatin, GemzarRadiation Therapy 08/22/2013 External
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Dec 2, 2012 04:26PM cowpower wrote:

Hang in there Lisa, and take your ativan when you nneed to. Better days are coming. (Hugs).

cowpower

Dx 1/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIa, 6/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 02/22/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 03/27/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Taxol, TaxotereHormonal Therapy 10/03/2012 TamoxifenRadiation Therapy 11/07/2012 External
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Dec 2, 2012 07:22PM lisa2012 wrote:

Juneau, are you in Alaska? (dumb question) anyway, looking good!

Dx 1/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-Surgery 02/22/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal (Both); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement, Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Chemotherapy 04/18/2012 Cytoxan, TaxotereSurgery 11/02/2012 Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)
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Dec 2, 2012 08:39PM, edited Dec 2, 2012 08:40PM by juneaubugg

I stainless have a whole otber next page to read; but I'm going to reply to this first.

Scorchy: I saw your earlier post.... Here's to heaps of gravy (((HUGS))).

Doxie: welcome... Sorry you have to be here, but glad you found us.

Miranda: yes they seem HUGE to me!! ūüėĀ I was a large A on my right side (before removal) and a small B on my left until this week. I ALWAYS wanted a boob job in my teens & 20s... and then as I got older I grew to LOVE my perky, I don't need to wear a bra at all, boobs. Anyway: I decided now was the time to fulfill a teenage desire. I always wondered what it was like to have big boobs. Now I'm going to find out! Lol.

They really do look great! I will first off say that I had a SKIN & NIPPLE SPARING mastectomy so I already looked really good before my exchange / and my left breast was not touched except to beade as big as my new right foobie. This is my outcome. They are getting in my way and I need to adjust my "clearance" of objects/doorways. LOL!

Chrisrenee: I got IV antibiotics that day during surgery, but none yon take afterwards. I'm really not in much pain at all. The side with the TE barely hurts at all; it's the other side that hurts. In fact I don't have too much sensation on the TE side anyway. I think you will be surprised by how easy it will be. It hurts less then having my wisdom teeth pulled!

"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage. Rage against the dying of the light." ...Dylan Thomas. (Oncotype #22)

Dx 5/18/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 06/26/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Right)Chemotherapy 08/10/2012 Adriamycin, CytoxanHormonal Therapy 11/03/2012 TamoxifenSurgery 11/29/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)
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Dec 2, 2012 10:03PM mcook301 wrote:

Lisa - hang in there! I am with you on those thoughts but today I had another life Lesson thrown in my face and I hope Sharing is ok

So those that have seen my latest posts know that I also have been dealing with one thing after another as we all are. So this week I had an nasty chest cold that ended up in phenomia. It wasn't getting better so today I went to my local urgent care today after trying to convince myself I would get over this crap. This whole thing pisses me off because bf BC I had hardly every had an non routine reason to go to the doctor in 43 years. So needless to say I was pretty upset when I tried to check into urgent care and they said ...yea no you r going to the ER :( so got some breathing treatments X-ray etc but then as I am feeling sorry about my stuff and crappy I get another life lesson thrown in my path.

There was an elderly man that came in just as I was waiting to be released in to my room. I could not see him as the curtain were drawn, but I could hear him. He was coming in because of some blood in his stool and proceeded to tell the first nurse that he had just had chemo last Thursday. The nurse was making me a bit angry because to me she was showing no compassion when asking him questions. Then she left and another nurse came in and she recognized him. (I live in a small town) she mentioned him and his wife and how he was handing taking care of her as she as parkinson disease. He replied that he just hope his tumor was shrinking so he could continue to take care her. I wanted so bad to reachout and offer to help them but I didn't want to invade his privacy. I guess what I am trying to share here is that for me I conintue to get little lessons that life is precious and how strong people can be. So today I needed that and for some reason it was thrown in my face.

These moments don't take away from what I or any of us is going through and I am pissed as hell at times but it just makes me sit back and remind myself I can continue to be strong even when I am getting so worn out with all this and feel beat down to the point I don't feel like getting up and doing it all over again because I have too and with all you in my pocket I can continue to be strong. I also got all you in my thoughts tonight and every day!

So many more I want to respond to tonight but I am sleepy so just know I am in your pockets and sending big fat hugs!

mcook301 http://coasttocoastforcancer.org/michelleb/

Dx 2/27/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIb, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+Chemotherapy 03/15/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolTargeted Therapy 05/10/2012 HerceptinSurgery 08/21/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal (Right)Hormonal Therapy 09/30/2012 Tamoxifen
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Dec 2, 2012 10:27PM Soteria205 wrote:

Hey girls~I went Friday for an MRI of my shoulder to rule out mets before starting chemo December 7. It was so close in there, I couldn't do it, so the NP rescheduled me, called me in a script for one Ativan and told me to try again.
I'm used to taking Xanax .5 mg, but have never taken Ativan. Do you think I could drive myself home after?

Blessings
Paula

FIGHT LIKE A WARRIOR!!!

Dx 7/27/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIc, Grade 1, 13/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 10/22/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 12/07/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolRadiation Therapy 07/02/2013 ExternalHormonal Therapy 08/20/2013 Arimidex
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Dec 2, 2012 10:27PM liefie wrote:

Hi everybody,

Just checking in to say good bye, and to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas filled with joy and laughter. You ladies have become friends to me, and your support, love, humour and beautiful spirits have carried me to where I am now. I probably won't be posting while gone, so in January I will 'see' all of you again. Until then, hang in there. This too shall pass!

Sincere regards,

Liefie

Imperfect is the new sexy.

Dx 12/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage Ib, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 02/07/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 03/07/2012 Cytoxan, TaxotereRadiation Therapy 05/31/2012 ExternalHormonal Therapy 08/01/2012 TamoxifenSurgery 05/16/2013 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Left)
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Dec 2, 2012 10:29PM ramols wrote:

miranda - boy oh boy, do you have your hands full! I hope your kiddies start feeling better so that you can have some time to rest up! I am very familiar with ear infections and tubes, as my 4 1/2 year old had chronic infections and got tubes in the spring. Good luck!

doxilover - sorry you have to be here, but welcome. Here's to hoping for your present from santa!

lisa2012 - sending you extra big hugs!

juneau - glad to hear you're feeling good and I love the pic! I too have decided to go a bit bigger than the size A I was before cancer stole my perky no bra boobs from me! Hope you keep feeling good!

mcook - thanks for sharing that story. It is amazing how lessons get sent to us right when we need them. I hope you start feeling better soon. Take care of yourself!

I'm sure I've missed others... Sending you all giant hugs! And remember - go find your happy!!! I feel like I found lots of happy today during a lazy family Sunday. Favorite would have to be making Chanukah decorations with my 4 1/2 year old son, and then watching my kids experience Jiffy Pop for the first time. Ah - to see things through the eyes of a child...

"It's always darkest before the dawn... And it's hard to dance with the devil on your back, so shake him off..." --Florence and the Machine

Dx 6/7/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 6/38 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+Targeted Therapy HerceptinHormonal Therapy TamoxifenSurgery 07/10/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Chemotherapy 08/28/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolRadiation Therapy 02/06/2013 External
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Dec 2, 2012 10:34PM, edited Dec 2, 2012 11:17PM by juneaubugg

Lisa: no, not in Alaska (although I've been and it is beautiful there!). Juneau is my last name, (Jennifer my first). I married into it three years ago.

Mcook: god gave you the gift of perspective. WHAT A WONDERFUL GIFT. Thanks for sharing it. Mine was running low. Hope you're feeling better soon. (((HUGS)))

"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage. Rage against the dying of the light." ...Dylan Thomas. (Oncotype #22)

Dx 5/18/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 06/26/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Right)Chemotherapy 08/10/2012 Adriamycin, CytoxanHormonal Therapy 11/03/2012 TamoxifenSurgery 11/29/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)
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Dec 2, 2012 10:47PM mcook301 wrote:

Ha Juneau I was going to ask the same thing about ak! I was there sept 2011 for a trip and u right it was absolutely beautiful just like the post cards. I travel by myself for a few days and will never for get a moment where I was the only person at one of the icebergs and it was so calm and surreal. I got some amazing photos and I should post one of me soon there.

mcook301 http://coasttocoastforcancer.org/michelleb/

Dx 2/27/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIb, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+Chemotherapy 03/15/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolTargeted Therapy 05/10/2012 HerceptinSurgery 08/21/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal (Right)Hormonal Therapy 09/30/2012 Tamoxifen
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Dec 3, 2012 12:11AM marianelizabeth wrote:

liefie, have a great time!

soteria, no you should not drive on Ativan. When do you go back for the MRI? 

mccook thanks for sharing..

http://breastcancereh.blogspot.ca

Dx 7/27/2012, IDC, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 9/21/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 3, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 09/07/2012 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Chemotherapy 10/15/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolSurgery 03/05/2013 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Right)Hormonal Therapy 04/29/2013 ArimidexRadiation Therapy 05/07/2013 ExternalSurgery 12/06/2013 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)
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Dec 3, 2012 03:17PM _Ann_ wrote:

mcook, yeah that is a perspective-shifter.  I see so many really elderly folks at my clinic and find myself forgetting cancer and feeling lucky to be relatively young and strong and healthy, and feeling glad for the elderly folks that are still up and alert and walking on their own.  

Finished chemo, lumpectomy, and rads in April 2013. Onward and upward!

Dx 6/15/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 3, 3/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 3, 2012 04:33PM 2FriedEggs wrote:

Doxie welcome to our group. Whatever the treatment, the surgeries,side effects, you name it, there always seems to be one of us who has gone through something  in particular while the rest provide a great sounding board for those times you just feel like ranting.

Juneau what can I say but you look terrific girl! I am much happier with my size this go round but once again I am having a severe skin allergy and at this point I'm not looking so good! lol Ah well I survived my 5th surgery of the year and feel pretty good so those are great things, right?

NYCChutzpah the exchange is lots easier than the MX. Hope yours all goes smoothly

Lisa2012 sorry youre down right now and your AL's giving you issues. Better times are ahead.

McCook Wow what a lesson huh? When times are crummy there always seems to be someone going thru something  crummier and sometimes they seem to be handling their "crummier" much better than I am handling my crummy!

Wow ramols that is so true about seeing things thru the eyes of a children. Sometime I'll watch a certain old tv movie and the same feelings I had as a child return. IT would be great to have the people who shared those times with me then around even for just a second.Wow and Jiffy Pop-it still facinates me lol

Well take care all-going to run put more allergy creme on before I scratch myself to death lol!

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Dec 3, 2012 04:45PM NYCchutzpah wrote:

@ Paula,  most likely you could drive yourself home after taking an ativan, try .5mg rather than a whole mg

Good Luck

Charlotte

Dx 12/27/2011, Stage IV, mets, ER+Radiation Therapy 04/09/2012 External
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Dec 3, 2012 05:47PM Sue2690 wrote:

Wow, did I pick a bad weekend to be offline!  I’m SOOOO sorry those comics upset anyone – that was certainly not my intention!  I don’t think they’re intended to be funny, just … real.  I thought the portrayal of chemo in “Two Years” was really accurate, and wanted to share it.

So can I (please) get a second shot at a first impression?

Hi, I’m Sue, and I was diagnosed in March 2012.  My cancer was “locally advanced,” with the tumour too big for surgery, so I had chemo first, and I did a lot of stuff with my naturopath as well.  I’ve known him for years, and he now specializes in oncology.  I had a unilateral mastectomy on October 5, and the path report came back Pathological Complete Response!  Yay!  Now I’m doing radiation, done 9/28 as of today.  Planning to have DEIP in the spring sometime.

I teach high school math and science, although I’m lucky enough to be on medical leave right now so I don’t have to work.  Serious hats off to those of you who are coping with cancer treatment and work at the same time!  I have two daughters, 15 and 18.  Kudos to those of you with small kids!

Juneau:  Your new boobs look great!  I was wondering where the scars were from surgery, but then saw that you had nipple-and skin sparing surgery.  I laughed at the needing to adjust your clearance!

Mcook: Thanks for the story.  Seems that no matter how bad things seem, others have it worse and we always have things to be grateful for, even if we can’t always think of them in the moment.

Looking forward to getting to know you all!

Sue

Dx 3/20/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2+Chemotherapy 04/10/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 07/03/2012 HerceptinSurgery 10/05/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Radiation Therapy 11/21/2012 External
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Dec 3, 2012 06:44PM Chrisrenee77 wrote:

My exchange surgery is set for wednesday morning and i absolutely can not wait. I'm so excited. I know the size, make and shape of what my new girls will look like. Wow, this is really happening.

juneau- thanks for the information. My PS has already given me all my prescriptions to fill for after surgery. I have an antibiotic, pain pills, valvium, nausea meds,something else (lol) and then i requested a script for diflucan, because I haven't been off antibiotics since 10/15. I don't need a freaking yeast infection as well as the pain from the lipo on the sides of my new boobs.

doxie- welcome to the group.

ramols- have fun on your trip.

scorchy- glad you have posted again. Hope you are doing well.

chrisrenee77- You are only as strong, as the people who support you!

Dx 5/25/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 5/25/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 06/05/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal (Left)Hormonal Therapy 06/10/2012 FemaraSurgery 09/11/2012 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 12/05/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Surgery 10/28/2013 Reconstruction: Nipple reconstruction (Both)
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Dec 3, 2012 06:51PM kslansky wrote:

doxie- welcome aboard. but sorry u have to be here. i was dx in early nov, but am doing chemo first. (had my first treatment today). i was really ready to get treatment underway. i feel your pain..
juneau- lookin good! don't know what type of surgery i will need, but thought id a mx was in order, it would be nice to have a"do-over"

Dx 11/5/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2-Chemotherapy 12/03/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolSurgery 04/04/2013 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Radiation Therapy 05/08/2013 ExternalHormonal Therapy 07/15/2013 Tamoxifen
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Dec 3, 2012 06:56PM halfcan wrote:

Hi gals, just checking in to say hello.  I've been following the thread through my email (phone) but haven't been on the computer posting for days.  My heartfelt hugs go out to those who need one and congratulations to all you ladies going through exchanges or finishing chemo.    Tomorrow is labs and see my MO for Wednesday Chemo #4 ... it will be my first Taxotere.  Websister .... it's been going well for you right?  I love your avatar BTW. 

Knowledge is our power and it will help kick fears' ass!

Dx 7/9/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 4/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 07/31/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 10/04/2012 Cytoxan, Ellence, fluorouracilChemotherapy 12/05/2012 TaxotereRadiation Therapy 02/13/2013 ExternalHormonal Therapy 04/03/2013 Femara
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Dec 3, 2012 07:08PM Scottiee1 wrote:

Doxielover....wishing for a low oncotype tomorrow‚̧

Dx 2/12/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage I, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 03/02/2012 Lumpectomy (Right)Surgery 03/02/2012 Lumpectomy (Right)Hormonal Therapy 03/24/2012 FemaraRadiation Therapy 05/02/2012 ExternalRadiation Therapy 05/02/2012 ExternalRadiation Therapy 05/02/2012 External
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Dec 3, 2012 07:13PM halfcan wrote:

My fingers are crossed for you Jenifer!

Knowledge is our power and it will help kick fears' ass!

Dx 7/9/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 4/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 07/31/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 10/04/2012 Cytoxan, Ellence, fluorouracilChemotherapy 12/05/2012 TaxotereRadiation Therapy 02/13/2013 ExternalHormonal Therapy 04/03/2013 Femara
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Dec 3, 2012 07:21PM iatigger wrote:

Doxie, postitive low score vibes coming your way.

Dx 9/17/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage Ib, Grade 2, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 10/15/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Hormonal Therapy 10/30/2012 Tamoxifen
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Dec 3, 2012 07:27PM Chrisrenee77 wrote:

Doxie- good luck with your Oncotype score. Keep a positive attitude. I was prepared for a high score and was surprised with a low 7%. So stay positive.

chrisrenee77- You are only as strong, as the people who support you!

Dx 5/25/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 5/25/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 06/05/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal (Left)Hormonal Therapy 06/10/2012 FemaraSurgery 09/11/2012 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 12/05/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Surgery 10/28/2013 Reconstruction: Nipple reconstruction (Both)
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Dec 3, 2012 08:43PM Outdamnedspot wrote:

Doxie- Hoping for a low score...probably one of the few times we want to get a low mark!

Give in, give up or give it all you've got!

Dx 8/29/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage Ib, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 10/01/2012 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Hormonal Therapy 11/13/2012 TamoxifenRadiation Therapy 12/05/2012 External
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Dec 3, 2012 08:49PM jenjenl wrote:

Today I had a great day - I didn't cry once!  I am still discouraged due to the range of motion issues but I'm doing what I can. 

I was quite productive on my to do list but boy am i in some pain now.  Off to pop a pill and drool all over the couch :)

34 year old wife and mother of 2 children, ages 6 and 4. BRCA1+

Dx 10/30/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-Surgery 11/12/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Chemotherapy 12/18/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxotereSurgery 04/22/2013 Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Radiation Therapy 04/29/2013 ExternalSurgery 07/22/2013 Mastectomy (Left)Surgery 01/20/2014 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Both)
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Dec 3, 2012 09:48PM _Ann_ wrote:

Hi again Sue, thanks for sharing your story.  Congratulations on "pathological complete response".  Woo-hoo!  I'm hoping for that outcome as well.  Almost don't want to hope so I don't jinx it :-)

Finished chemo, lumpectomy, and rads in April 2013. Onward and upward!

Dx 6/15/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 3, 3/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 3, 2012 09:53PM cowpower wrote:

Hi Sue2690 -looks like we started about the same time down this long path. I too had what they called locally advanced disease, a rather large tumor, dictating a left mx. I had node involvement to boot, but am her neg. I did surgery before chemo and am halfway through rads now. Not sure if I will opt for reconstruction, leaning towards not. I have two sons, on 15, and one 18 on Dec 20. Welcome aboard. I hope you are doing well with the rads. I am finishing, hopefully, on Dec 26. What a friggin year! :)

cowpower

Dx 1/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIa, 6/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 02/22/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 03/27/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Taxol, TaxotereHormonal Therapy 10/03/2012 TamoxifenRadiation Therapy 11/07/2012 External
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Dec 4, 2012 12:58AM juneaubugg wrote:

Sue; you didn't offend me at all. they were just to real for me personally based on where I was at, art that particular moment. ANYTHING is welcome here... share away; we can take it and that's what this place is all about. :-)

"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage. Rage against the dying of the light." ...Dylan Thomas. (Oncotype #22)

Dx 5/18/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 06/26/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Right)Chemotherapy 08/10/2012 Adriamycin, CytoxanHormonal Therapy 11/03/2012 TamoxifenSurgery 11/29/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)
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Dec 4, 2012 01:10AM juneaubugg wrote:

sue; PS.... I debated getting a tatt on my head while I was bald, but my friend told me they bled a lot; and I don't think the MO would have approved it!

"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage. Rage against the dying of the light." ...Dylan Thomas. (Oncotype #22)

Dx 5/18/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 06/26/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Right)Chemotherapy 08/10/2012 Adriamycin, CytoxanHormonal Therapy 11/03/2012 TamoxifenSurgery 11/29/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)

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