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Topic: STEAM ROOM FOR ANGER

Forum: Mental Health: Because Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Your Breasts —

Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around anxiety, depression & other emotional effects.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015 09:21AM - edited Aug 1, 2017 10:46PM 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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Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Sep 26, 2021 12:16PM Harley07 wrote:

@2019 - yes, my SIL is 72 and I’m aware that UTI can cause seizures and stroke like symptoms in the elderly as I went through this with my Dad. What bothers me is the that first hospital disregarded the ER doctor’s request for brain scans. Probably because the ER doc is in a small, rural community hospital and thelarger hospital figured they were smarter.

RAD51D mutation Surgery 11/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 11/10/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/20/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/8/2021 Hormonal Therapy 2/8/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 26, 2021 07:38PM WC3 wrote:

Snow-drop:

That is horrible your insurance company is treating you this way. My request for authorization for a bmx initially got denied...by an ENT! That's right. The person my insurance company had deciding what cancer treatment they would pay for was an ear nose and throat doctor! Thankfully they backtracked pretty quickly and then denied it ever happened even though I had the letter.

Does your MO have someone in the office who can advocate for you?

Pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy. Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/1/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/15/2018 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) Surgery Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Sep 27, 2021 08:24AM GoldensRBest wrote:

Harley - so sorry to hear about your SIL. Cancer just plain sucks, always stealing our loved ones

Dx 6/1990, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, 1/20 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 7/1999, IDC, Right, <1cm Dx 7/26/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2019 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 9/25/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy CMF Surgery Mastectomy Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 27, 2021 08:30AM - edited Sep 27, 2021 08:31AM by GoldensRBest

We had a pink trash receptacle when we lived in Ohio. The trash collection business was owned locally and a portion of their profits went to our local hospital for its mammogram program for low income women. When pink does good I'm all for it. But when gigantic corporations make pink products just for October (think M&Ms) all they care about is their bottom line. Makes me want to puke.

And those damn drug commercials - I want to throw the remote at the TV.

Dx 6/1990, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, 1/20 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 7/1999, IDC, Right, <1cm Dx 7/26/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2019 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 9/25/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy CMF Surgery Mastectomy Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 27, 2021 09:50AM gamzu710 wrote:

I just had a consult for fertility preservation/egg freezing prior to chemo starting and I think this is what may make me snap. I made the mistake of not researching beforehand and was not prepared to hear about tons of appointments, self injections, and all the bloodwork and vaginal ultrasounds (UGH) and now I want to scream and cry and throw things. I don't want it emotionally but I know that if I don't, I will regret it in 2-3 years. I don't know why all the other indignities I have and will suffer have seemed like not such a big deal and now the thought of having something stuck up there every couple days is sending me around the bend. I HATE THIS.

Surgery 7/29/2021 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 8/3/2021, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 10/21/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 10/21/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Sep 27, 2021 10:31AM - edited Sep 27, 2021 10:32AM by nopink2019

RE: drug commercials. People think they "cure" cancer, not extend PFS or OS by 6 months. Wish they'd say that instead of flashing it in small print for 3 seconds at the bottom of the pretty pic is sailing and blue skies. When I mention PFS to people, it is met with blank stares, like they can't believe this is a real measurement of effectiveness. Sometimes I explain it just so they can grasp my reality.

Dx 2008, IDC, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 2019, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/22/2019 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 9/12/2019 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy 11/8/2019 Kisqali Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2019 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 5/10/2021 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 5/10/2021 Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy 11/14/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 27, 2021 11:30AM Harley07 wrote:

@gamzu - I'm sorry for all the stress you are going through. By the time I was diagnosed with BC I was long past the childbearing years. However I went through several years of infertility treatment in my 20's and that alone was incredibly invasive and frustrating. I can't imagine how difficult the egg freezing process is coupled with BC. Keeping you in my thoughts.

RAD51D mutation Surgery 11/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 11/10/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/20/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/8/2021 Hormonal Therapy 2/8/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 27, 2021 12:00PM bcincolorado wrote:

Same here. I was glad my kids were grown and I had no intention of having other kids when my cancer came. I feel for the younger ones with this awful disease.

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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Sep 27, 2021 12:05PM ctmbsikia wrote:

Me too. I cannot imagine being young with cancer and what these treatments do to those pre-menopausal. Best wishes to you gamzu710.

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 27, 2021 03:27PM cm2020 wrote:

gamzu710.....I very sorry that you are having to go through the additional stress of dealing with the egg retrieval. Sending you lots of hugs if you would like them. Nothing about any of this is fair, cancer is just pure evil.

Dx 3/20/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/2/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/10/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 28, 2021 07:36AM ctmbsikia wrote:

Feeling really stupid for being anxious about my health. Like, am I really routing for the other shoe to drop? Of course not, but something's going to break. Someday. The milestone birthday perhaps put me in this state? In my head I'm constantly pushing back, everything is fine. I don't want to think about my breasts, my lungs, liver, or my blood counts. All an impossibility now because once you know something you can't unknow it!!! I'm just starting to enjoy my widowed life again. I've been motivated to clean up some more stuff and keep going forward. I still miss him, but for me, it's not as hard as it was. It's true time has healed me a bit in that regard. Time is also the enemy now. So, taking a deep breath. Going in for a mammo this week. Was informed my BS is out on medical leave so I will be seeing the NP. The appointment is now pushed out a few more weeks until November. I'm due back at the GI doc in Dec. MO appt. in Jan, and it's just ridiculous with the delays and such which I totally understand, have now clumped all my appointments together. CT scan of lungs, and Dexa scan I will do before the end of the year so they will be paid for since I've met this year's deductible.. Breast MRI is also due in Jan. as well. I am really going to try to get that pushed out til Spring. Of course that will all depend on the mammogram being fine. I'll get through it. I know it's stupid, but it feels like a lot still, and I just want to be done! Or, at the very least get these out to 6 months, maybe one day a year!!

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 28, 2021 08:27AM cm2020 wrote:

ctmbsikia...Please don't feel stupid for being anxious about your health! It is really understandable and we have all been there (or are there now). Anxiety is something that doesn't operate rationally, it just shows up, sets up shop, and stays until it decides it is time to move on. You have been through so much and have lots of appointments both of which anxiety loves to feed on. Vent and talk it out here as much as you need to. Hugs.

Dx 3/20/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/2/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/10/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 28, 2021 09:47AM Harley07 wrote:

I can certainly understand the scan anxiety. I get very grumpy in the weeks leading up to an appointment.

In my case due to the early stage of my BC and my age I do not necessarily see a benefit to 3 or 6 month follow ups. I'm starting to push back on the doctors to justify the need for follow up appointments. I don't see the benefit of driving 30-40 minutes each way for a 3 minute appointment (weight, BP, any questions?).

I have an appointment with the MO next week My MO has suggested a MRI annually due to my genetic mutation. I declined as I don't think it is worth the anxiety associated with the high rate of false positives. I had a 6 month mammo in August as a follow up after radiation. The BS office requested I come in immediately as a skin punch biopsy may be needed. The skin thickening and edema indicated on the mammo ( and CT scan for gallstones a week earlier) has been there since my first lumpectomy last November. The BS has not been concerned until the two radiologists (mammo & CT) pointed it out. No skin biopsy was needed but she requested a 3 month follow up appointment. I'll go to the November appointment but then plan to move to annual follow up with the BS and annual mammogram going forward. Not sure if I'll continue to see the MO every 6 months or move to an annual visit.

Best wishes to all of you in your upcoming appointments



RAD51D mutation Surgery 11/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 11/10/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/20/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/8/2021 Hormonal Therapy 2/8/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 28, 2021 11:05AM Elderberry wrote:

Snowdrop: I am beyond appalled at your insurance company. I won't go into my rant about our flawed but universal medical care. I have never been denied a test ordered by the GP or MO. This is so wrong!!

MBC ads. Wow. Yeah I hate them. All those women just loving those extra 10 months more. Maybe 10 months more. Yes we all want more time but don't rub our noses in it that our time is more finite than it is for others. The CBC will not run ads for RX medications. They allow advertising for OTC but nothing that needs a doctor's signature. No "Ask your doctor about living longer" Waaaaaaaaaaa

If I see a "Save The Girls" sign ever again my head will explode. Breasts are "girls"? The Booby Party poster almost did it.

Harley: Things are so bad your way, I would be wanting to run away. But to where? I am so sorry about your SIL's outcome.

De Novo - this isn't a "brave battle" - it is a "furious struggle" Dx 3/6/2019, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Sep 28, 2021 12:00PM bcincolorado wrote:

I think we all get nervous about scans and tests and doctor appointments. Once you have had cancer even if it is "early stage" you are a cancer patient to everyone. I hate them but guess I would rather try try to catch whatever is coming back to bite me sooner than later at this point even it means I need mamo every 6 months on my non cancer side right now and ultrasounds as well. They do read them at least and tell me normally before I leave if they see anything or not. Do not think you are alone ctmbiskia in your worries.

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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Sep 28, 2021 06:52PM - edited Sep 28, 2021 06:54PM by 2019whatayear

I have a CT 6 month follow-up scan tomorrow. Is it really necessary? I don't want to go.I hate this scanxiety. I have IMO done an excellent job of not freaking out as much as usual. The worst part for me is the time between the test and the result, oh how I wish I could get an on-the-spot reading. I'm hoping that after this scan maybe I can get the next scan pushed out to a year? Ugh.

I scheduled a dentist appt for tomorrow, I don't want to go to the dentist either, but I'm hoping being annoyed at having to go to the dentist will distract from the stress of waiting for scan results.

5/6/2019 IDC 2cm, micromet 1/9 nodes, BRCA2+, ER+, PR+, HER- BMX 6/2019, A/C & Taxol 2019, Radiation, BSO - preventative 2/2020, Letrozole 3/1/2020, Started Lynparza for 1 year preventative on 7/18/2021
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Sep 28, 2021 07:26PM AliceBastable wrote:

I just have annual mammograms now after 3 years; I think the first year out I had one at six months. Now I'm down to annually on my CT scans for the kidney cancer I had the same year, and that makes me more nervous than getting more frequent scans did. Two of the CTs led to PET scans, and one of those led to a biopsy - so I seem to have mystery blobs that I'd rather have checked more than once a year. I wish someone would invent medical tricorders like they used on Star Trek for diagnosing and treating.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 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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Sep 28, 2021 08:21PM 2019whatayear wrote:

yes Alice exactly I want a scan that is non invasive and gives instant results .

5/6/2019 IDC 2cm, micromet 1/9 nodes, BRCA2+, ER+, PR+, HER- BMX 6/2019, A/C & Taxol 2019, Radiation, BSO - preventative 2/2020, Letrozole 3/1/2020, Started Lynparza for 1 year preventative on 7/18/2021
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Sep 28, 2021 10:08PM MinusTwo wrote:

My current MO doesn't recommend anything (the MO I loved who saw me through active treatment has retired) But the radiologist Dr.who read the Mammos & ULS to discover my original breast cancer in 2011 recommended an ultrasound every two years. Unfortunately he has left the hospital & the group where he was practicing. I have found him, but now it's at a totally different group & location. And I'm also trying to change the my MO - since my original MO retired and the one I was assigned to could give a rats ass. At this point I'm only looking for maintenance/surveillance care - but we all know the anxiety never ends. Finally got an appointment with an MO that's the head of the dept at another facility.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Sep 29, 2021 10:42AM bcincolorado wrote:

Alice would that not be nice? Just wave a wand and diagnose and cure us of whatever ails us?

I had gotten to once a year scans but now on 6 month and follow ups and pokes in the arm again unfortunately. It never seems to end.

Grand-daughter we saw online playing volleyball yesterday and emailed to ask why they were wearing "pink" shirts. A teacher at the school just had breast cancer surgery this week and they were "supporting her". Do not know if was a fund-raiser selling the shirts and money went to her to pay for her medical costs or what. Bet she hates pink too though too and they just do not know but did not want to tell my grand-daughter that since I know they were trying to help their teacher any way they could.

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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Sep 30, 2021 07:05AM ctmbsikia wrote:

While I'm glad I finally passed my mammo + us and do not have to go back for a year, as reassuring as they tried to be with me, I just wish the damn thing didn't hurt!! The tech was wonderful and I told her I was having some pulling and hurting going on just recently and it seems to happen after exercise so she took another angle picture. She said the cancer patients are always kind and easier to deal with than other patients. The ultra sound tech had me point to my trouble area so that made me feel OK that she's not seeing anything. Then, the radiologist came in and says he's seen me before (I don't recall him)-he proceeds to give me the bs of how breast tissue still evolves, sometimes due to medications, among other things. I wanted to scream and yell and tell him I'm tired of it hurting and I need it to resolve!! When he mentioned my MRI results this past July, that calmed me. Finally. I wasn't having any pain back then. So, I interrupted him and just asked, are you giving me a 2 today? He said yes and chuckled at my understanding of the scoring system. The results are in my portal and I am equally impressed that the surgical oncology office has already read the report. The NP that I will be meeting and seeing in Nov. put a little note on it. I am grateful for that, and that they took their time with me this morning. I know you guys get it, despite the good news, I just wish I felt 100%.

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 30, 2021 09:59AM MountainMia wrote:

I'm trying to not break. I'm waiting for biopsy results from Monday morning, first appt of the day, I think. I know there is no relationship at all between how long it takes and what the answer is. But the wait is painful. UGH UGH UGH

The rain comes and the rain goes, but the mountain remains. I am the mountain.
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Sep 30, 2021 10:28AM ctmbsikia wrote:

Oh no Mountain Mia! I hope it comes back today and is benign!

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 30, 2021 10:35AM moth wrote:

Hug hugs mountainmia

I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/25/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/8/2020 External Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/2/2021 External: Bone
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Sep 30, 2021 11:41AM Beesie wrote:

Holding your hand from here, MountainMia!


Dx 9/15/2005 Right, 7cm+, DCIS-Mi, Stage IA, Gr 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR- ** Dx 01/16/2019 Left, 8mm, IDC, Stage IA, Gr 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) ** Surgery 11/30/2005 MX Right, 03/06/2019 MX Left ** Hormonal Therapy 05/2019 Letrozole
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Sep 30, 2021 12:58PM bcincolorado wrote:

ctmbiskia I am happy for you.


mountainmia will keep good thoughts going your way. Know we care.

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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Sep 30, 2021 02:29PM cm2020 wrote:

MountainMia...Sending you a whole bunch of hugs and holding you close as you wait for results.

Dx 3/20/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/2/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/10/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 30, 2021 02:30PM cm2020 wrote:

ctmbsikia...Yay for good results. I also wish you felt 100%.

Dx 3/20/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/2/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/10/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 30, 2021 02:45PM Emily21 wrote:

I'm 58 and have decided that after a very traumatic year, both mentally and physically, that I would request early retirement due to ill health. My job is stressful and physically demanding. My occupational health department requested a letter from my oncologist to support my application. My oncologists assistant saw me today and said, Prof. Won't sign off anyone with early breast cancer who has successfully finished treatment.????? WTF. I reminded him that the only true early breast cancer is stage 0 or 1 dcis, and that stage 2c with 3pos nodes and an oncotype score of 51 is hardly early. I am soooo hurt that the little bollix didn't even come to see me. How little these young men know of the path we have walked and are walking. I hope I outlive him.


Dx 9/4/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/31 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/23/2020 Lumpectomy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Sep 30, 2021 05:50PM KIDI919 wrote:

Jeezzzz.... This is for everyone that is dealing with bad news and BS. (Which is all of us) I think some people think BC is no big deal. Sometimes I even tell myself that. Visit before last BC PA said after next sono/mammo I could change to once a year visits. However when I saw her last month she said I have to see them again in 6 months. UGH! I wish I could take a switch and turnoff my anxiety. So anyone posting they are anxious I don't blame you. Thank goodness for ativan. I recently started a new job which is totally stressing me out. Super busy dental office. At my old office I worked 6 hr days, now I'm working 9. I told them this coming week will be my last except if they need me to fill in once in awhile. I am going to start babysitting my great nephew. He is a sweet 6 mons old. Maybe that will settle me. I have started twisting my hair and my niece said to me " could you go back to wringing your hands? "HA HA

Dx 9/17/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)

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