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Topic: In Memory of MBJ - our darling Mary

Forum: I've Donated to Breastcancer.org in honor of.... — Thank you for your donation! Here is a forum to share with others who you're honoring with your donation.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2012 10:02PM

whippetmom wrote:

In memory of Mary - MBJ - I am starting this donor drive.  Give what you are able in Mary's memory....

Deborah

DISCLAIMER! Please read my biography under my personal profile. I am not a physician or medical professional. The information provided is my own personal opinion. You must discuss every aspect of your reconstruction with your plastic surgeon. Dx 10/15/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 18, 2012 10:10PM citykitty wrote:

Done....  In memory of Mary, and in honor of Deborah, Lilah, and the many, many other women of BCO who have helped me get through the breast cancer experience.

Carla -- IDC .7cm; DCIS 5.5+cm. Taxol+Herceptin Jan-Mar 2011; Herceptin Apr 2011-Jan 2012; Tamoxifen x5 yrs. RMX w/TE 12/1/10, exch for silicone implant 4/22/11; implant revision for symmetry 11/19/11. Nipple-sharing recon 4/12/12; tattoo 8/23/12. Dx 9/8/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Mar 18, 2012 11:08PM whippetmom wrote:

Carla: Bless you!

DISCLAIMER! Please read my biography under my personal profile. I am not a physician or medical professional. The information provided is my own personal opinion. You must discuss every aspect of your reconstruction with your plastic surgeon. Dx 10/15/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 19, 2012 01:02AM Rennasus wrote:

Done. Thanks for the call to action, Deborah.

Mary was truly a gem.

Renn 

BMX & TE 2/3/11; incision revisions 2/19/11, 3/28/11, 4/26/11; right TE removed 7/6/11; put back 12/1/11; exchange 9/5/12. Tamoxifen 3/2011-9/2013; Femara 11/2013-4/2016. BCI test 2/2016. Blogging at: thebigcandme.blogspot.com/ Dx 12/8/2010, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/3/2011 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 2/3/2011 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 2/19/2011 Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 3/24/2011 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/28/2011 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/26/2011 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 7/6/2011 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/1/2011 Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/5/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 19, 2012 01:12PM Kate33 wrote:

Great idea, whippetmom!  For those that don't know Mary was a singer songwriter and had been in a band at one time.  Her wonderful husband, Ryan, has a site where you can hear and purchase some of her recordings.  The downloads are free but there's a link to BCO to make a donation.  I donated to BCO in her memory and now I have some wonderful recordings of her voice.  It's funny- so many of us know each other so well yet have never heard each other's voices.  I'll post a link to the site.  If you click on "listen" you can hear the songs.  Click on "about" and there's a message from Ryan that has links to download and to donate.  There's even a guestbook you can "sign".  

www.maryjahn.com/ 

Kate33 "Yes, they're fake. (@)(@) The real ones tried to kill me." Dx 12/27/2009, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes
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Mar 19, 2012 03:39PM whippetmom wrote:

Let's go girls! 

DISCLAIMER! Please read my biography under my personal profile. I am not a physician or medical professional. The information provided is my own personal opinion. You must discuss every aspect of your reconstruction with your plastic surgeon. Dx 10/15/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 19, 2012 07:16PM Kate33 wrote:

whippetmom- When I get home I'll post a link to this thread on some of Mary's other threads.

Kate33 "Yes, they're fake. (@)(@) The real ones tried to kill me." Dx 12/27/2009, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes
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Mar 20, 2012 11:54AM TinaT wrote:

Mary's posts here and photos on the picture forum were such an inspiration to me during my reconstruction (still ongoing).  Thanks for organizing this way to thank her by helping other women deal with the struggles of breast cancer.

Additional areas of lobular neoplasia and multiple ADH throughout left breast found at mastectomy. Oncotype DX = 18 (Opted out of chemo) Dx 12/8/2010, ILC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/18/2010, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/15/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 4/14/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/23/2011 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/7/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Surgery 5/12/2014 Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Surgery 8/24/2021 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction, Silicone implant
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Mar 20, 2012 03:07PM Annabella58 wrote:

Done.

I barely knew her and she was one of the kindest, sweetest people I have ever e met.  Her delicious personality and sense of humor and kindness just exploded out of her posts.

Thank you for organizing this...

Annie

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Mar 20, 2012 04:01PM whippetmom wrote:

Sure wish there was a Paypal link on that "DONATE" page though....

Mods?

DISCLAIMER! Please read my biography under my personal profile. I am not a physician or medical professional. The information provided is my own personal opinion. You must discuss every aspect of your reconstruction with your plastic surgeon. Dx 10/15/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 20, 2012 04:08PM LuvLulu07 wrote:

Done.    I did not know Mary, but have given in memory to Mary and all those that have been lost to this terrible disease.  

BCO has given me so much in my journey, and I hope that others will find comfort in this place too.  

Nov. 2011 NSS BMX direct to implants Tamoxifen, Zoladex Dx 9/27/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 21, 2012 02:11PM - edited Apr 3, 2013 11:56AM by Shrek4

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Mar 22, 2012 10:09PM Estel wrote:

Thank you, whippetmom. xoxo

 I just had the chance to go to www.maryjahn.com and listen to Mary's song.  On that site, her husband Ryan says you can download Mary's songs and give a donation to BCO in exchange for downloading the songs.  She told me once that she was a jazz singer.  Had no idea what a voice and what a talent.  

I'm giving to BCO in honor of Mary.

I so wish I could have met her in person.   My heart is so sad.  Cry 

BMX 2/2010 with immediate reconstruction. Exchanged with silicone implants 7/2010. Diagnosed with LE 9/2010 Dx 9/2009, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 23, 2012 09:02PM - edited Mar 23, 2012 09:03PM by MondaysChild

Deborah,

Thank you for starting this. I, too, have now given in memory of Mary.  Like you, she did so much for so many of us, and so many she never even knew she touched.  She was always an angel.

Dx 10/15/2010, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/22/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 12/8/2010 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 1/26/2011 AC Chemotherapy 4/20/2011 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2011 Femara (letrozole) Dx 2/4/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/10/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Mar 25, 2012 03:21PM whippetmom wrote:

Thank you everyone~

DISCLAIMER! Please read my biography under my personal profile. I am not a physician or medical professional. The information provided is my own personal opinion. You must discuss every aspect of your reconstruction with your plastic surgeon. Dx 10/15/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 26, 2012 11:45AM Moderators wrote:


Thank you all for contributing in MBJ's memory.  What a wonderful way to honor her - she was an inspiration to so many members of our community.    Whippetmom, we will investigate having a PayPal link on th Donate page.   Thanks again   Your Mods  
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Apr 9, 2012 12:29AM LinSea wrote:

Whippetmom, so good to see your smiling face again!  I've been so sad about Mary.  She was the first woman I connected and corresponded with to become an angel.  Looking back, we had just talked about meeting for lunch, then the fall on her shoulder prevented us from meeting.  And now . . . :-(

Yes, most definitely I will donate in her honor.  And Yes, Paypal would be great, but that doesn't matter right now.  Thanks Deborah for doing this and rallying the troops!  You saved me in the midst of my TE mess, and am so thankful for you!

 Mary, I still weep for you. You left so many who loved and miss you.

 Lindsey

Lindsey 6/2004 DCIS, 7/2004 Lumpectomy, no rad, no chemo, no tamoxifen. 6/27/11 BMX NSM with TE's. 9/6/11 TE Revisional surgery. 11/16/11 exchange surgery.

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