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Forum: Emotional Crises: Anxiety, Depression & Other Emotional Effects —

Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around breast cancer fears, diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015 12:21PM - edited Aug 2, 2017 01:46AM by sas-schatzi

sas-schatzi wrote:

This thread is meant to be for RANTS and RANTING. Then Rant again. We need a place to simply get rid of the anger. Write it here. Unleash it all. Get it out. This isn't meant for the Stupid comments(great thread). This is for the gut wrenching, tell them off anger.

IMPORTANT: When done ranting don't necessarily stick around. Toxic. Drop the rant and find a better thread.

Only rules: Please, follow them as the Mods will shut it down in a heartbeat( waving Mods)

1. Be careful to not mention docs, nurses, hospitals by name. Defamation and all that tedious legal stuff

2. If it's caused by someone on BCO, just don't mention their name. I think the exception will be if someone is stalking you, blow their anonymity wide open. A stalker doesn't deserve politeness.

3. If you think the rant is about you, let it go, they're no names. Don't take it personal. This is the steam room.

4. If they're is a fight, don't expect the Mods to moderate, it was your choice to come here.

5. After writing a rant, do nothing more, re-read at a future time. Decide if it's important enough for you to cut and paste the rant to whomever caused you the anger. It's a choice. Sometimes it needs to be done, but remember they're can be fall out.

6. ######## pound those keys, SCREAM(caps), J*&R$WSDF&(swear)

7. Religion and politics discussion should go to those topical threads. IF their is something that impacts cancer, it belongs here.

I will revise topic box as needed-sassy

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Jan 7, 2019 03:57PM mara51506 wrote:

Thanks nanette. I know he can just make an account and keep invading my privacy BUT he will no longer be part of my life. I CANNOT lose this site or you guys. With all the crap going on at the same time, I cannot deal with his anger, hatred or whatever reasoning he has. I may delete my facebook too. For now, all passwords are being changed on all my sites.

2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/21/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 7, 2019 04:35PM edwards750 wrote:

We have Colonial Penn life insurance. Their commercials are so misleading. $9.95 a month for little to nothing for life insurance. My husband also has long term care and life insurance at work plus we have a separate accidental death policy through our credit union. Obviously once he retires those coverages at work are history.

Once you reach a certain age the monthly payment skyrockets and your coverage drops drastically unless you want to pay those astronomical monthly amounts. We have enough to bury us and a bit more for other expenses. We do have a 401k account that we could use.

Diane


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Jan 7, 2019 04:56PM MelissaDallas wrote:

Edwards, a HUGE misrepresentation in commercials for those "no questions" life insurance policies is they imply your family will be left to pay your bills after you die. That is not the case. Nobody else is responsible for your bills. If there are not sufficient assets in your estate to pay everything, they just don't get paid.

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.
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Jan 7, 2019 05:12PM Rosabella wrote:

glad to hear my fam wouldn't get wiped out with my medical bills that my "estate" can't pay. That's criminal to lie to people like that. Those seeking life insurance over 50 are probably dealing with chronic or terminal conditions. Shame on alex trebek of jeopardy for making such a commercial. Too many people will lose money in the end thinking it's a good deal.

Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/5/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/3/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy
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Jan 7, 2019 05:38PM MelissaDallas wrote:

The commercials I'm thinking of imply that a couple's grown children would be responsible for paying their outstanding bills.

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor.
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Jan 7, 2019 06:36PM kathindc wrote:

One thing that aggravates me are the commercials for burial insurance. All you need to do is go to a funeral home and pre-plan your funeral. You can pay it off up front if you can or you can use a payment plan. Cuts out the middle man. Makes it much easier on family. Only extra expense would be if you died away from where you would be buried, there is a transport cost and if family wants extra items you didn’t attange for.

Wow Myboobs, your brother’s behavior is reprehensible. So glad you are changing your passwords. One can only wonder what else of yours he has hacked into.

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Jan 7, 2019 09:21PM mara51506 wrote:

Apparently he felt is was his right to hack this account AND my bank accounts. All passwords have been changed and I am no longer speaking to him. Once my mother and I are dead, he will be happy. If you are reading this younger brother, shame on you. You hate me, that's OK. You don't have to deal with me anymore.


2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/21/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 7, 2019 11:15PM - edited Jan 7, 2019 11:17PM by molliefish

thanks Runor, all. It's all kind a crazy but yes I'll keep the next 10 yr term renewal. Both kids should be finished school by then and our mortgages should be paid. IMHO it's a small price to pay to be sure the kids are set for their future. I worry about my hubs because he has RRS but no pension. If I go before the next term ends he should be ok but after that, we'll see. Funny that. Me worrying about 10 years plus life insurance to get the family through. I hope that's the case anyway. Love to all.

Dx 5/24/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/8/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/14/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 7, 2019 11:23PM Micmel wrote:

Myboobs~Kharma is a real bitch when it comes to town a callin. Disgusting little things people seem to think they are justified in doing. Well we are justified in calling him an anal pore!! Hope he reads that one and realizes those are pretty disgusting. Soooo case closed. Leave our sister alone. That's right I said it sister. At least we have her back...for real!

I say this because I have an older brother I am estranged from and everyday I don't regret one bit. He took my computer to a computer shop to see if he could help my soon to be x husband gather dirt on me, during the divorce. Even though I am the one who was Home with the children for nine years. So I can understand the unbelievable disgust and disdain One can have for someone who just unfortunately holds the word brother because of blood only.

Leave her alone dooche!

Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/20/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/7/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy
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Jan 7, 2019 11:44PM mara51506 wrote:

Thanks Micmel. According to my older brother, he felt perfectly fine hacking into my accounts. His wife did too. It is ugly but they are not welcome to visit my home as they have also shown some bullying behaviour to my mother who has lung cancer. Unacceptable. If they want to see her, older brother needs to be there. I will not be around.

If bullying cancer patients is acceptable, they are not worthy. Thankfully my older brother and SIL have our backs. Anal pores are definitely disgusting. Thanks for having my back.

2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/21/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 8, 2019 02:07AM nanette7fl wrote:

Well I found my missing life insurance policy and it was a HUGE relief!! Yes I think the funeral commercials are lies and I don't trust that reverse mortgage thing either.

About pre-paid burial plans. They are good as long as you keep up with the funeral home to make sure there isn't any increases. When my Grandmother died we ended up having to take out a $2500 loan to offset her burial costs. Her pre-paid plan was really old as she survived Grandpa by 15 years.

Now when my MIL died this past July her pre-paid plan was pretty much up to date and DH and his 2 sisters only had to come up with $600 to cover the costs. Mom survived Dad by 20 years.

Point being if you do the pre-paid plans it's a good idea to make sure your policy doesn't need updating. I'm a VET so they will take care of the burial costs but once my SSD finally gets approved I'm going to talk to our Funeral Director and see what else I will have to plan for....like transportation to another VET ADMIN approved cemetary if for some reason the local one gets full for Vets. Local cemetaries have limited VET plots unless there is a National Cemetary and they have lots of VET plots.


~Nanette Dx 10/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 12/5/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 12/5/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/1/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 4/2/2019 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 6/30/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Jan 8, 2019 07:53PM edwards750 wrote:

Good advice Nanette.

Diane

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Jan 9, 2019 06:51PM bcincolorado wrote:

Had no idea they could raise rates once you pre-pay your funeral! I had better make sure my mom confirms with hers since she has already done it. Good knowledge to have.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 9, 2019 09:52PM mistyeyes wrote:

Check into it, I don't think its like that everywhere.  When my grandmother died and my aunt died years later, both of the pre-paid funerals were still standing, no extra money was charged to them.  It was only if we added anything more to the original arrangements that we had to pay for.


IDC right- Stage IIA, Grade 3,ER-,PR+,HER2+ Dx 11/15/2016, Right, PR+, HER2+
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Jan 9, 2019 10:16PM Rosabella wrote:

check what was signed.

Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/5/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/3/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy
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Jan 10, 2019 12:06AM bella2013 wrote:

My Mom & Dad had prepaid plans and we did not have to pay for anything except the obituary

Diagnosed at 60 years old. Oncotype Score=14. Dx 12/4/2017, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 2/22/2018 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 10, 2019 10:25AM Jenkins00 wrote:

Every year during open enrollment I've applied for LTD with my company and this year denied because of my BC diagnosis. So unfair that a pre-existing medical condition affects LTD and Life. My husband and I are both affected now since he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. Luckily we both obtained life insurance years ago.

Dx 8/2/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/26/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 1/13/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jan 11, 2019 12:02AM Cascadians wrote:

Not raging anger but frustration at peculiar attitudes and need to vent.

The whole "It's normal to take out lymph nodes and render you incapacitated, disabled, handicapped for life" just floors me. Doing research, reading after sentinel or other lymph node removal one cannot, for the rest of his/her life: have blood drawn on that arm; have blood pressure taken on that arm; get a cut on that arm, or a bee sting, or a hang nail; or wear a shoulder strap; or lift anything heavy. That person may develop lymphedema and experience swelling, pain, and complications which restrict movement and are disabling.

Been reading many years' worth of forum threads since discovering this very helpful website and am just boggled at the whole lymph node situation. Scheduled for double mastectomy in less than 2 weeks and refusing to let anyone mess with my lymph nodes. I can live without breasts or hair but must have full use of my arms. I am not rich, nor do I have a large family. I have to work and be useful to survive. I cannot knowingly handicap myself. I am fat with large breasts so getting them cut off will excise some lymph nodes just because they're in breast tissue so lymph system is going to get messed up. No way I'm letting them go after the sentinel or axillary nodes.

Yes I fully understand it helps with diagnoses and staging. If there's micromets they'd want to do radiation. However the research studies show zero difference in survival rates or recurrence rates by removing lymph nodes. The whole subject completely and utterly freaks me out. Naturally I hope my choice doesn't doom me but I just can't let myself become disabled.

Already have autism, now cancer and diabetes so trying to hold onto functionality. Surprised haven't seen as much ranting about lymph nodes as I expected. Might be the autism, dunno, but just had to vent. My Drs are great but like everybody else they seem to blithely pass over the lymph nodes / disabling cause and effect without blinking. No way Jose.

Dx 9/17/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 10/2/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/2/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 1/23/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right Targeted Therapy 3/11/2019 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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Jan 11, 2019 12:09AM WC3 wrote:

Cascadians:

The first surgeon I saw wanted to remove a number of axillary lymph nodes but the breast surgeon I went with just removed the sentinel lymph node. So far so good but I think certainly I would have developed lymphedema if I went with the first surgeon.

Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/31/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/14/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Jan 11, 2019 05:44AM leftduetostupidmods wrote:

I had a positive sentinel node. Fought real hard to have only one level of lymph nodes removed, and then real hard to NOT have radiation if the lymph nodes came back negative (which they did). My BS threw a tantrum and we had a very heated argument over this. 9+ years later, no recurrence and no lymphedema (knock on wood). My reasoning was the same as yours, plus " what are you going to radiate if the lymph nodes aren't there anymore? ". With all the disabilitating side effects from treatment, I could only imagine how life would have been having lymphedema on top of it all.

left this forum this time for good due to how stupid moderators are
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Jan 11, 2019 06:36AM Meow13 wrote:

I felt extreme pressure from my bs to have a port put in for chemo, when my oncodx was 34. I refused to do chemo and a message was put in my file by the breast surgeon. A radiologist technician told me about the note about a year later. My oncologist firmly suggested chemo but was fine with me declining after our discussion.

I know cancer is serious business but treatment is a decision for us not our doctors. Their job is to recommend not dictate.

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Jan 11, 2019 07:33AM dtad wrote:

Meow...totally agree! Its our bodies and our decision!

Dx 3/20/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/10/2015, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Jan 11, 2019 07:50AM - edited Jan 11, 2019 07:52AM by Kattysmith

in 2003 I had my Sentinel Node removed, but the surgeon also removed a few others. I have been fortunate in that I never got lymphedema. I carry heavy things with that arm and I do have blood draws from that hand, but no IV meds or blood pressure taken on that side.

First diagnosed borderline Stage 2 IDC, left breast in 2003. No problems until a surprise (!) Stage IV recurrence in 2015! In addition to treatments listed below, I started monthly injections of Xgeva for bone support in July 2016. Dx 10/23/2015, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/4/2015 AC Hormonal Therapy 2/5/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 2/5/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Jan 11, 2019 06:33PM AliceBastable wrote:

I hate the staff at my primary care doctor's office. Hate them. Grrr. I had a follow-up appointment with my urologist this morning, and they hadn't sent the necessary referral renewal over. When I called them, they claimed they sent it, but it wasn't there. When I said we needed it NOW, she got hostile like I was picking on her for not doing her job. She sent the fax, but with a nasty note on it. It looks like the urology staff is going to have a little chat with the PC's office manager. I guess it's not as bad as when they didn't send a referral when I was having surgery a few years ago, and the surgery got delayed a couple of hours. They're horrible; I procrastinate every time I have to call because of the rudeness level. Looks like it's time to find a new doctor, just because of her rotten staff. 😫

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 11, 2019 06:52PM KatyK wrote:

Sadly, I can relate Alice. When I had my original bc diagnosis there was a young woman who was so rude and unhelpful in the surgeons office that a very kind nurse gave me her phone number and told me to call her directly. Apparently it wasn’t a secret but she was related to someone in the office so got away with her snarky behavior! If you are a Seinfeld fan there is a funny episode in which Elaine pisses off the doctors in town so she ends up at a vet’s office - sometimes I think that will be me

She believed she could, so she did. Dx 7/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jan 11, 2019 09:14PM Meow13 wrote:

I am looking for a new gp. I like my gp but she moved to a multicare center that is about 40 minutes south. I hate the staff at this center, same thing they say they sent in orders and don't do it. Also incompetent with dealing with BlueCross/Shield. Real headache.

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Jan 11, 2019 09:22PM AliceBastable wrote:

Its such a shame to have to lose a good doctor over bad staff.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 11, 2019 10:15PM Lita57 wrote:

Alice, you need to let your dr and the office mgr know about the staff's rudeness. I'm sure you're not the only one who has experienced this treatment.

It's not right that you should have to give up a decent dr over because the staff is rude and inept.

L

Stage IV De Novo, Occult, Amorphic. New Brain Mets Aug 2017. Now on Gemzar. I've been dragged into an arranged marriage I didn't agree to. Divorce is off the table now that I'm married to Mr. Cancer. Grateful for however many days I have left. Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/27/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/15/2016 Chemotherapy 5/22/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/20/2017 External: Bone Dx 8/23/2017, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/6/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 10/10/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jan 12, 2019 12:19AM Meow13 wrote:

Lita, my gp is aware but when the practice she was with in broke up she jumped at this multicare center. It is close for her, she is overloaded with patients. She is 65 yrs old and seems to understand the middle age older age female problems. She knows about the staff but not really motivated to say anything.

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Jan 12, 2019 02:47PM Lita57 wrote:

Sorry to hear that, Meow.

Me, being St IV Terminal now (and maybe only having a year or so left), I myself would just pull these Bit&$es aside and give them a piece of my mind. Of course, I don't care what people think of me or what I say anymore. (Like, what are they going to do to me? Cancel my TV SHOW, like Roseanne?)

There is no excuse for that kind of behavior. Period. They just don't get it. Until THEY get cancer themselves, they will never know the pain, stress, and heartache it brings. We need to be treated with kindness and respect as we go thru our Tx's and Dr appts. Fortunately, I haven't had to deal with too much of this, except with my original PCP, who I dropped like a hot potato and got someone else. Sadly, some people don't have that option.

Stay strong, L


Stage IV De Novo, Occult, Amorphic. New Brain Mets Aug 2017. Now on Gemzar. I've been dragged into an arranged marriage I didn't agree to. Divorce is off the table now that I'm married to Mr. Cancer. Grateful for however many days I have left. Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/27/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/15/2016 Chemotherapy 5/22/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/20/2017 External: Bone Dx 8/23/2017, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/6/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 10/10/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)

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