Topic: Beesie, for all of her thoughtful and well informed posts

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Posted on: Oct 24, 2010 09:18PM

Posted on: Oct 24, 2010 09:18PM

alohagirl wrote:

Thank you!  Your posts are so informative and helpful, I have really appreciated them over the last year and a half!

Dx 2/18/2009, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes
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Oct 28, 2010 04:42PM Suzybelle wrote:

I'm serious!!!  I do the opposite of all that stuff I listed - I get mad, take it personally, make stuff up, and I'm hateful.  Tongue out

 Seriously love Beesie and my hero Binney, though. 

Dx 1/27/2010, ILC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Oct 28, 2010 05:15PM beesie.is.out-of-office wrote:

Barbara, gogaserbia, Beth, Claire, Carol, jancie, Katiekay, Bren, Linda, Drim, Madalyn, Suzybelle, thenewme and Sharon  (and I hope I didn't miss anyone), thank you all so much!

As much as I love digging through the research (yup, I'm weird) and discovering new information, what's taught me the most are the other women on this board. Reading about what other women have gone through, reading about how others have made their decisions, reading about their concerns and issues, I've come to appreciate how different breast cancer can be for each of us. I can't tell you how much that helps me when I write a post in response to someone's concerns. I don't write just from my own experience but instead I try to incorporate what I've learned from everyone else.

So I thank everyone for their openness and for sharing their experiences; that's how we all learn more about breast cancer and how to get through this journey.  I also want to share this recognition with all the other "old-timers" who continue to come to the board to offer advice and support.  Being several years past the diagnosis and treatment period, I realize how differently I see things now versus how I saw things when my diagnosis was fresh and I was still going through treatment.  I think that it is really important to have a few of us here who provide this longer-term perspective.  So a big Thank You! to all the other old-timers.  I would mention names but I'm afraid that I would leave someone out. You all know who you are though!

p.s. Suzybelle, the challenge is in sometimes having to separate what you write from how you are feeling!  Sort of like a duck, calm above the water but paddling like crazy just below the surface.  As long as you don't see what's below the surface, the illusion remains. Wink

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Oct 28, 2010 05:18PM don23 wrote:

I couldn't agree more. Beesie was the first person to answer my first post. She was very informative and I looked forward to her wisdom. Thanks Beesie!

Dx 4/10/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 28, 2010 05:19PM DawnRenee wrote:

Bessie was the first lady to answer my cry for help. She was patient & kind & helped me understand my diagnoses more than any doctor cared to.

I am amazed how much all of the ladies have meant to me over the past 18 months. It's like family, the relationships we've created.

To you Bessie, I send undying gratitude. You are the most amazing woman & I am sure you have touched more lives than you will ever know.

Dx 5/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 29, 2010 04:57PM jelson wrote:

great idea AlohaGirl!

Thanks for prodding me to donate to BCO by starting this thread in honor of Beesie who provides wise, thoughtful, kind, clear and informative responses to our questions.

Julie E

Dx 4/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Oct 29, 2010 06:56PM - edited Aug 20, 2013 06:03AM by leaf

I'll be very honest here - I think Bessie and I had some disagreement several years ago when I was first diagnosed or had my 2nd or 3rd biopsy, but I really can't remember what it was about anymore. I can remember being angry.  That's all.

Thank GOODNESS I can't remember. I can't imagine what upset me now.  I must have been in some really crazy place.  Thank goodness she has been so helpful, and, I think she understood that I was in a place that didn't make sense.

So I'm a real Bessie fan now. Smile  I think she's one of the best writers around, and what really wipes me off my feet is how she knows what she doesn't know. Her heart is in exactly the right place. Her writing is so clear, kind, and helpful.  I'm so glad she's around.  

Classic LCIS.If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them- Isaac Asimov Dx 12/8/2005, LCIS, ER+/PR- Surgery 1/24/2006 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2006 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 30, 2010 12:14AM molly52 wrote:

Yeah Beesie!!!!

I have learned so much from you Beesie.  Not having a science background "the research" is tough sledding for me.  So I really appreciate the "low down" in English and also the knowledge that I can rely on your information.  Thank you Beesie. 

From another dx'd 2005 Torontonian IDC'er.

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Oct 30, 2010 12:31AM Laurie08 wrote:

I agree, thank you Beesie.  You are amazing.

Bilateral Mastectomy on 6/30/10 Exchange surgery 1/10/11 Dx 4/22/2010, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jan 23, 2011 04:37PM otter wrote:

(bumping this pro-Beesie post so it's at the top, instead of the SPAM posts)

Dx 2008, IDC, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 23, 2011 04:49PM weesa wrote:

Glad to see this revived. I never miss a Beesie post, even though the topic is often DCIS and not applicable to me, I just love the way she writes and thinks.

Also, a big fan of you, Otter.

Sometimes I wonder if I am an old soul temporarily trapped in a breast cancer body. Dx 11/22/2002, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 5/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/20/2003 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 6/14/2003 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/23/2003 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap

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