Topic: CALLING ALL STAGE I SISTERS

Forum: Stage I Breast Cancer — Meet other members with a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis to share information and support.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2009 02:34PM - edited Apr 7, 2018 12:42AM by sheila888

Posted on: Nov 6, 2009 02:34PM - edited Apr 7, 2018 12:42AM by sheila888

sheila888 wrote:


Sheila♥ Dx 4/8/2005, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 8/21/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/13/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Dx 11/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 20, 2020 03:30PM beaverntx wrote:

Yep, negative is our positive!

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 9, 2020 01:19PM Lostpup2424 wrote:

I, too am a newbie. I just had a single mastectomy with reconstruction. I am Stage 1 also. It's been four days since surgery and I am very tired. I planned to return to work in two weeks but I'm wondering if that will be long enough. I am lucky and can take off as much time as needed so I am trying to decide whether or not to take another week.

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Aug 9, 2020 06:06PM celiac wrote:

Lostpup - Two weeks seems like not enough time to me. I had a lumpectomy on a small tumor & 2 weeks was ok for me, on a limited schedule. With mastectomy & reconstruction, would think you will need longer. However, everyone heals/copes differently. You do what works for your body/mind. Healing thoughts and gentle hugs coming your way.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 9, 2020 10:54PM robinorbit wrote:

I have a lumpectomy scheduled for Friday 8/21 and am taking only the day of surgery off work. I’ll work at home the following week. Does this seem doable

Surgery 8/21/2020 Dx 9/3/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Dx 9/3/2020, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2 Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Breast
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Aug 9, 2020 11:59PM celiac wrote:

robinorbit - Will they do any sentinel node biopsies? If so, this will likely be more troublesome from a recovery standpoint than the lumpectomy. My BS authorized 1 week off work for FMLA, but I took 2 weeks off & started working from home 8 days after surgery. Lumpectomy incision was coming along ok, but the sentinel node incision was still painful/very tender. When I returned to the office, it was only about 6 hours a day & used a small pillow under my arm to "cushion" the sentinel node incision. Everyone heals differently, though. Hope this info helps. Best wishes for a speedy recovery & clear margins.


Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 10, 2020 07:33PM farmerlucy wrote:

I had a lumpectomy/excisional biopsy/ partial mastectomy on a Thursday. On Saturday I went to a football game, but I was quite tired. By Monday I was good. It’s nice that you’ll be at home and hopefully able to take breaks.

When I had the mastectomy, reconstruction meant tissue expanded under the muscle. It was tough. I would not have been ready in two week, though it would been nice to have somethIng else to think about.

I had a separate lymph node biopsy. I don’t even remember any type of time needed for recovery from that. Of course I had already heard my diagnosis and was a complete wreck.

Best wishes everyone

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015
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Aug 11, 2020 05:02PM cassiecanada wrote:

Hey Robinorbit- you should be good to go !

I way overthought / over prepared for everything-

altho each person is different i fidnt need the

tylenol 3 and was shovelling snow 2 days later

( altho i wasnt supposed to- yikes)- the

general anasthesia wearing off was by far the

worst part

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Aug 20, 2020 01:51AM - edited Aug 20, 2020 01:53AM by joan811

robinorbit,
Good luck with your lumpectomy this week. It's been quite awhile since I had my lumpectomy for IDC. I had the surgery the last week in August. I went home soon after surgery.
I took the week off from work, plus Labor Day gave me a long week end. Then I returned to work. I felt fine. My breast was enlarged but not noticeable. I could also hear fluid sloshing around inside, which I was hoping nobody else was hearing. It was bizarre, but it stopped after a short time.
You are planning to work from home...you could feel tender and/or stiff if you will be sitting and maybe using a computer. I had axial nodes removed for testing (underarm, separate incision). Just pace yourself, and rest when you can during the first few days.
Your pathology will determine any further treatment. My surgeon told me before surgery that for lumpectomy I would have to have radiation. That started about 6 weeks after surgery. I continued working through radiation, and I took off occasionally on Fridays. The radiation did not make me tired. But the driving to work, leaving work and going for rads then driving home 5 days a week for 7 weeks kind of wore me out. There are many options now for getting radiation over shorter time periods.
It seemed very do-able for me to return to work full time and to go for the radiation. I worked at a college, and when January break came, I took two weeks to completely rest and relax. I needed it.
I hope everything goes smoothly and that your pathology report is favorable.
Best wishes,
Joan
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((( Sheila)))

Courage is not choosing to be brave; it is standing firm in the face of adversity when choice is limited. Dx 7/20/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/30/2011 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy 11/30/2011 Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Aug 20, 2020 07:31AM lucy55 wrote:

Joan...Good to see you ! How are you ?

Surgery 8/26/2014 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Left) Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2014 Surgery
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Aug 20, 2020 11:38AM farmerlucy wrote:

((((Sheila))))

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015

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