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Topic: Can we have a forum for "older" people with bc?

Forum: Older Than 60 Years Old With Breast Cancer —

Meet other women who are similar in age and dealing with age-appropriate issues.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2009 03:29PM

Northstar wrote:

I am an "older" woman with breast cancer (I was diagnosed at 65 and am now 66).  I notice that most of the posts seem to be from people younger than I am (often by quite a bit...).   I'd love to "talk" with others my age, exchange info about their diagnoses, effects on their lives, etc.   I see that there is a forum for young women.

Someone suggested that maybe it's that older people aren't so computer-savvy or aren't used to being in online discussion groups.   However, for those who are, it would be great. 

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Jun 14, 2021 06:26PM Taco1946 wrote:

I too am a pretty addicted family searcher. Mine has been easier because most ancestors were from England. I have always struggled with other languages so am certain I would be frustrated. My "brick wall" is Margaret Ward who married Issac Hogoboom in De Kalb Co., Il. in 1857. Her tombstone says she was born Dec 22, 1823 (in Dublin) but I have no idea whether Ward is a birth or married name. Can't find her in any of the immigration records or the 1850 census under that name (although Ward is pretty common). Given the age difference between the bride and groom and the fact that their only child was named after Issac's second wife, I'm guessing Margaret was a servant in the Hogoboom household but it really is a guess and my imagination running wild. The other unsolved mystery about this couple is that they had a second child (who was reported as a daughter) living with them in 1860 who just "disappeared." My sister thinks based on conversations with my grandmother that the second child had been "stolen" by Margaret while she was still in Ireland and brought to the states. That's the kind of information or lack of it, that gets me hooked.

It's supposed to be 115-120 all week so I will have plenty of inside time to look more.

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Jun 14, 2021 06:40PM LW422 wrote:

OMG, the baby 'keets are just the cutest things EVER. Thanks for the update, Betrayal.

Hope everyone is doing well. I'm halfway done with AC chemo and it hasn't gotten any easier. I don't recall ever feeling so bad. Cancer sucks.

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Jun 14, 2021 07:10PM IllinoisLady wrote:

But halfway through sounds really good. You will have ( likely can't be seen at this vantage point too well ) such a sense of accomplishment when you get through. All the things I did made me happy after the fact, because they saved my life. So, no matter how hard to see there is a positive possible silver lining.

Wishing you great healing and health from these trials you are going through now. Hugs.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 14, 2021 08:14PM Puffin2014 wrote:

Betrayal, Yes, I've been researching my family history for several years, I'm a Mayflower descendant of John and Priscilla Alden, and am also a member of the DAR. My genealogy interest got me involved as a volunteer photographer for FindAGrave. This week I found a new tombstone had been placed for a person who only had a temporary marker - 48 years after they died!

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Jun 15, 2021 04:03AM petite1 wrote:

Betrayal, I was into it for a while. After I traced my mother's family back to the 1400's it became too difficult to trace. My father's side, I was not able to go as far back. The most interesting part was we also thought my father's side was German Dutch, but there was never any Dutch. DH thought the same, that he was German Dutch, but he was 67% Russian and German, also no Dutch.

This morning has roared in with a thunder storm.

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Jun 15, 2021 06:28AM IllinoisLady wrote:

The further you distance yourself from your expectations, the more exhilarating your life will become. Though a situation in which you find yourself may not correspond to your initial wants, needs, or goals, ask yourself how you can make the most of it and then do your best to adapt. Your life's journey will likely take many unpredicted and astonishing twists because you are willing to release your expectations.

Madisyn Taylor

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 15, 2021 06:47AM IllinoisLady wrote:

I love hearing about your genealogy info and stories, but I confess I'm not into it. I suppose it is somewhat due in part to my strong spiritual sensations as anything. I've had issues just keeping up with my generation of aunts, uncles, cousins, and those removed of whatever numbers. I have a small family tree a close cousin made up and I use that as a guide though it doesn't go back very far. All I know for sure is that we are related to Wm. Jennings Bryan ( an Illinois statesman ) and I'm told the Indian woman on the coin Sacajawea. My youngest Aunt gave me this information so I'm not at all sure about that although I do know I am 1/8th Cherokee.

At any rate, I see that we all intertwine as humans on this Earth one way or the other and we share it with many other species ( animal, insect, plant or whatever ) so it is easier for me to accept it all on that level and not wrack myself up figuring out just where I 'started' from other than we are something of a Heinz variety from across the pond. Dutch, Eng., German and the Indian once we got to America.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 15, 2021 12:53PM Betrayal wrote:

Petite1: If you look at maps of Europe in the 1600 -1900's the boundaries between countries were quite fluid due to wars and land acquisition so this could account for the Dutch-German designation. My neighbor insists his family is Dutch but their surname is actually French, so go figure. His father did emigrate from Holland and he spoke Dutch. When you consider how difficult it was to move then, they were surprisingly quite fluid in movement.

My DH's family claims to be Romanian but actually originate from what was then Macedonia and the others from the Austro-Hungarian Empire are really Hungarians (born in Albania) but my MIL found them to be (her personal bias) "undesirables" and convinced them they were Romanians. Talk about bigotry but then where my DH grew up they lived in neighborhoods based on ethnicity as were their churches. We had a Polish only Catholic church in my hometown and another that accepted all other ethnicities.

I keep hitting brick walls and try to find workarounds but haven't had much luck. So we called his cousin to see if she can supply some missing data on the grandparents. She lived with them so she will have resources we do not have. For all the unusualness of their surname here, in Europe it is like the Hungarian version of Smith.

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Jun 15, 2021 08:12PM Taco1946 wrote:

Puffin - how interesting that you are a photographer for "Find a Grave." My Mayflower ancestors are Stephen Hopkins and Thomas Rogers. I just finished a term as AZ Pres. of Daughters of Founders and Patriots (through my mother's Taylor line.). Lots of Winthrop Fleet ancestors. Have you ever read "The Winthrop Woman?" I wrote a paper for my local genealogical society on my descent from 4 of Henry Adams children. John and John Quincy were descended from a fifth Adams child. Dad's family came to VA. The first colonial Pruitt (my birth name) was an indentured servant who arrived about 1652. Dad always said his family had lived in KY forever and it turns out that he was right - I have ancestors on the memorial at Boonesburough. For a variety of reasons, I'm taking a break from all lineage societies right now, but I continue to search. Doing genealogy has really increased my interest in history in general and I read a lot.

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Jun 16, 2021 05:22AM petite1 wrote:

Betrayal, We did the DNA and no Dutch. I know my father's side left Germany, because of religious persecution. and went to Holland, but seemed to marry other Germans with like religion. (I think it was Mennonite.) They went to Pennsylvania. That is research for another day. On my mother's side they came over on the Mayflower, but not the first Mayflower. I do qualify to be a "Daughter of the American Revolution", but have not followed up on it. On her side, my claim to royalty is Lady Fleming, my great, great,...grandmother. My late brother enjoyed Genealogy and sent me a disc of all his research before he died. It was hard to follow and Ancestry flows easier.

petite Dx 8/23/2019, ILC/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 10/20/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/18/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 16, 2021 06:21AM petite1 wrote:

Betrayal, Since it was on my mind, my Father's people were Brethren and stayed with the Mennonites until branching out to form an American branch of Church of the Brethren. That was in PA.

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Jun 16, 2021 06:47AM IllinoisLady wrote:

We must work on our souls, enlarging and expanding them. We do so by experiencing all of life-- the beauty and the joy as well as the grief and pain. Soul work requires paying attention to life, to the laughter and the sorrow, the enlightening and the frightening, the inspiring and the silly. -Matthew Fox

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Jun 16, 2021 07:28AM Betrayal wrote:

Petite1: I live about an hour away from a large Amish and Mennonite population. They usually keep very good genealogical records. Their food is to die for and we used to go to a German festival in Kutztown every June-July. The festival featured crafts and food. We went for both since the fare varied by booth including one that featured a roasted oxen cooked on a spit. Many of the food workers were Mennonite. My DS makes runs out there to pick up meats and produce for us. Pre-Covid we would go to family style meal restaurants there, buy wonderful pies and other baked goods. Miss that a lot.

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Jun 16, 2021 09:18AM MCBaker wrote:

We have a significant Amish population here, but not the complement Mennonite. They do well at greenhouses, quilting, beekeeping, basket-making, baking, and jam-making. They also have their internal businesses, like rebuilding wringer-washers. Yes, that is allowed, but a woman rendered quadriplegic by a buggy accident cannot have an electric wheel-chair.

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Jun 16, 2021 04:09PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Coming late today to chat. Had my Urology appt. It was decided that we would wait ( since Dr. Barrientos removed the small tumor ) and do another scope in three months and see if anything registered then. There is a chance he got everything out this time. So, we both felt since all the previous tumors were of the papillary sort -- why do more chemo that possibly could be un-necessary. Also, should I need more chemo later -- I would have more options( kinds ) and any kind used would be put directly into my bladder. Dr. Barrientos suggested Adriamycin should that happen. So, I'm on reprieve for three months.

In the meantime my car is in the garage getting new struts ( hopefully they will get them in tomorrow. My job tomorrow is small so Dh will take me. We will go early and beat the heat.

Hope you all have had a great day.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 16, 2021 04:24PM Betrayal wrote:

It is funny how the Amish have developed workarounds. They did not have telephones in their houses but could install one in the barn or work shed or sometimes on a pole in the yard (it had a little roof over it: Amish telephone booth). Many now have cell phones. They build furniture and use gas powered tools for that but again it is not in the house. We have seen them on trips all over the US where they hire a driver to escort them. We had one remove trees for us. He used a gas powered saw and we offered him the wood because it was ash and we already had plenty of fire wood. He refused to take it and told us to have it cut in to logs and allow it to season. They do a lot of construction in this area and their work is top notch. In the event of an emergency in their community, they all unite to help out providing food, whatever is needed for the project such as wood, etc.

Unfortunately, there are buggy accidents quite often with poor outcomes for the passengers and the horses. Most involve cars, since they do use major arteries, and in PA they are supposed to use battery operated lights on the front and back so they are more visible after dark. We would go to this one emporium run by the Mennonites and there would be buggies parked outside.

Unfortunately, many of them are dog breeders and they run puppy mills that don't always produce a good product. Their philosophy about animals (purpose only) is a direct contradiction of mine so that's one aspect that I do not admire. Once a buggy/plow horse can no longer work, it is sent to the slaughter house.

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Jun 16, 2021 04:48PM - edited Jun 16, 2021 04:50PM by IllinoisLady

Interesting about the Amish dog breeders. Brought to mind the last Yorkie my former employer got. They found her on line and it turns out she was ( I think this was not known right away ) from an Amish lady. I recall when they got home with the little pup, Joan told me they did not drive up to the house -- but instead this Amish lady come up to an arranged meeting area riding a horse and carrying Leia.

Joan was quite surprised. The dog had been paid for already and Leia has stayed healthy and all together has not been a bad dog although she is slightly food aggressive. Fortunately she was never mean, but would constantly nudge the others away from the food dish. So, that part is good but I'm pretty sure ( after your description of the Amish dog breeders ) that the reason Joan was given an arranged meeting place was so she would not 'see' anything that might tip her off that she was buying from a puppy mill. There are two other dogs at Joan's. Another Yorkie ( the oldest of the group ) who has had some issues, but nothing horrendous. The second oldest is a miniature Schnauzer. I tend to think that lady that Joan got her from was a good breeder. She had detailed records such as birth order, and lots of daily notations, and even to the point of personality being displayed. She had shot records and I do recall she asked Joan to wait an extra week before she took her as the breeder thought she should weigh just a bit more. Too bad all the dogs did not come from good breeders as Sammie is just a totally sweet, great natured pet who has tolerated the a couple of not such great habits from the others while keeping her cool to the max.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 16, 2021 07:16PM 1946Taco wrote:

Just wanted to tell you that Taco1946 has become 1946Taco. Had to change all my passwords and BC.org only had my last email address so had to re-enroll. I know may of the German Mennonites went to PA so your theory could very well be right.

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Jun 16, 2021 08:29PM Betrayal wrote:

My DB bought a yellow Lab from a "reputable" (not) Amish breeder who had supposedly all these records, papers, etc on his dogs including AKC registration. Later it was discovered the dogs were bred constantly, lived under deplorable conditions, etc. so if a breeder won't let you see the kennels there is a reason that needs to be questioned. Many live in small cages with wire floors that cause painful lesions on their feet and leg deformities; competition for food can cause food aggression or guarding. His dog is beautiful but so neurotic he chases birds that fly overhead and runs himself ragged. He ate the wall in their laundry room and tries to catch the fish in their koi pond. It is netted so he can't get them but he still hasn't caught on. He's just a big, goofy, love bug.

I have purchased dogs from reputable breeders since I prefer Dalmatians and they can be a real horror show if not properly bred. The first allowed us to visit the kennels, her dogs were rotated through the house to socialize them and to begin housebreaking, and she had a nearly 20 year old English setter that ws one of the first pups she ever owned. The dog did not look its age. The kennel was immaculate, and each dog had an exterior run. When we adopted the dog she made us sign a contract that if we ever decided it was not a good match we were to return the dog to her, she would refund the purchase price and she called nearly every day for the first week and once a week for about 6 weeks after. She even offered to board the dog if we needed to do so when we went on vacation. It was a 2 person kennel, her and her husband, assisted by extra help to provide socialization and to keep the kennels clean. The dog was 18 months old when we got her, she fell in love with my son who was 2 years and trailed him everywhere. She also loaned us a crate for her to sleep in and to retreat to while she was adjusting to her new home. We put the crate in our laundry room and allowed her the run of the room with the crate door open. The first night I could not find one of my cats and found the cat and dog sound asleep in the crate. They were bosom buddies after that.

We have a rescue now and while she has evolved into a great dog, she was a "puppy mill" product from SC. She was 2 1/2 months old when we adopted her, timid, had kennel cough and a skin disorder that required daily baths with a special shampoo for weeks and needed puppy classes to help her adjust. I was able to housebreak her in less than a week just by taking her out on a schedule and to teach her basic commands easily. She needed to be socialized to get over the trauma of being in a "kill" shelter that spayed her at 2 months (too young according to my vet) and then transported from SC to PA. She still has moments where she feels insecure but gets along with 3 cats (who rule her and steal her beds all the time) and is fascinated by the parakeets (she watches them). We've had her for 12 years now and hope we can get a few more.

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Jun 17, 2021 07:52AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Awe enables us to see in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple, to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 17, 2021 03:38PM Puffin2014 wrote:

Taco: no, I haven't read the The Winthrop Woman

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Jun 17, 2021 06:39PM 1946Taco wrote:

We always get shelter dogs and have found them to be wonderful pets. Had two lab mixes and then adopted smaller dogs as we got older. And after the labs, have always adopted adult dogs (although. according to our vet, Mutz was younger than we thought). Trouble had clearly had a rough life (we named him that after he went through the garbage can the first night). Went wild when he was closed in, even in a good sized room, but was good in the house otherwise. He was a good pet though once we realized he must have been penned up for long periods of time and would do much better if just left to supervise the house when we were gone When the kids were young, we had both a dog and at least one cat. It will be a very sad day in my life when I can't have a pet.

Puffin, if you don't have time for the book, send me a MP and I will send you a presentation I did based on the book for Colonial Dames.

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Jun 17, 2021 06:57PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Yeah Taco -- how great.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 17, 2021 08:02PM Betrayal wrote:

Our one dog had the run of the house when we were not home which meant she was on our bed. My DB would come to do work in the house and joked that if a burglar broke in they could empty the entire house contents as long as they did not touch the bed. It was the truth. Once she greeted him the only time he would see her again was if she needed to go out to do her business or to mooch part of his lunch and then it was back to guarding the bed duty. She was the dal that lived to be 15 years and 3 months, so we had her for over 15 years. I still miss her.

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Jun 18, 2021 05:34AM petite1 wrote:

My best dog was a rescue. He was a medium size fuzzy mixed breed and lived for 14 years. When I was a young woman, I bought a dog from a puppy mill and it was psycho. Never could house break him and he was not friendly. We ended up giving him to someone with a farm or ranch. Hopefully he lived happily ever after.

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Jun 18, 2021 06:46AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Life is a magic vase filled to the brim, so made that you cannot dip from it nor draw from it; but it overflows into the hand that drops treasures into it. Drop in malice and it overflows hate; drop in charity and it overflows love. -John Ruskin

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 18, 2021 06:56AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Dogs and even cats are pretty much ( unless from an outstanding breeder who will be honest with you ) luck of the draw. Since I've tried with my 'rescues' not to have high expectations it makes it easier to accept the imperfections while trying to foster the behaviors that will make it easier on all for the animal ( dog or cat ) to be here. I have to admit though -- almost all of the ones I've 'saved' have turned out okay.

Have two dogs now ( both rescues ) and while the one still has a slight tendency to nip -- she is far better than she was. Sweet Bill is still timid, but easier to convince that strangers do not mean harm. When we first got him he hid behind me for months on end, and even when he stopped would stay far away from visitors who hoped they would get to pet him. He ( I think ) will always be wary but he knows we would not tolerate anyone hurting him which has made a big difference in his overall timidity.

A scorcher today. Temps of 102 are expected and there will be humidity. Storms are expected but likely may not show up until early morning tomorrow. Really dislike have such extreme temps. like this in June. I recall one yr. where it got in the 100's in June and didn't get much better all summer long. Fingers crossed this one is a blip.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 18, 2021 11:19AM Wren44 wrote:

Our last dog was a rescue who had been dumped in the woods after having puppies. A woman who bred St. Bernards befriended her and put an ad in the paper "delightful young golden dog". We adopted an orange tabby kitten and the dog proceeded to raise her 'puppy'. They were best buds and the dog took it hard when the kitty died. She was a frisbe dog and taught the neighbor's toddler to throw a frisbe. He could only throw it 2-3 feet but she would do the complete show for him.

Even we are having hot weather. It's predicted to be 88 on Monday; normal is 75. Of course there is very little air condition in Seattle houses, so it can be miserable when it's really hot.

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Jun 18, 2021 11:42AM duckyb1 wrote:

Northstar....86 this past April..your a toddler...have got my 10 years in since diagnosis, quit Letrozole after 4 1/2 years...took a gamble and don’t know what they payoff will be..but I’m still here...So I just might be the oldest one on here...just came back..don’t ask why I left..no reason...I was very affected by the loss of someone I became very close too...Short Deep Breaths was her name...or the Mayor of Crazytown which was the name of the Topic she started..she was loved by all....so your a baby compar4ed to me...so we can talk anytime...hugs

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Jun 18, 2021 04:20PM MinusTwo wrote:

Ducky - nice to see you. Glad you're back.

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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