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Topic: I turn 58 years old tomorrow!

Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Apr 7, 2013 10:48AM

april485 wrote:

I am having a birthday tomorrow. I used to dread them because it signified getting older and all that comes with that...the aches and pains, the sagging of body parts, the wrinkles and laugh lines. Now that I have been diagnosed with BC, I have never been so happy to celebrate a birthday!

I want to wish ALL of us "middle-agers" a happy year and a Happy Birthday, no matter when you will celebrate yours.

Life is indeed wonderful, no? Smile

Hoping you ALL have a fabulous year!

"Fear has been a huge dictator in my life - so I am trying to stage a coup!" ~ a friend Dx 1/30/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/21/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 3/11/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/22/2013 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/20/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Apr 7, 2013 10:52AM kaza wrote:

april485.....wishing you a wonderful Birthday tomorrow....xx

Dx 7/17/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/16/2009 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap
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Apr 11, 2013 03:51PM maltomlin wrote:

Happy birthday. I know what you mean. I was dx at 56 (5years ago) and initially thought that I wouldn't see another birthday, so I'm happy (sort of) to be 61. Live is good (again).......but I wish I was younger!!

Dx 5/2/2008, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/14/2008 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/20/2008 Ellence (epirubicin), Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 12/28/2008 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 1/6/2009 Breast
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May 14, 2013 07:47PM msphil wrote:

yes life is wonderful, and yes HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2 U and US ALL.msphil

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Jul 13, 2013 04:49PM Optimistictraveler wrote:

I agree with you -- every birthday is a celebration for us!

Celebrating my birthday became very important to me, but doing something very active was significant for me as well -- I was showing cancer it couldn't keep me down!

I started celebrating each birthday after my diagnosis with something BIG! The first year after dx, DH & I did a walking tour in Tuscany -- something I had always wanted to do. That was only 6 weeks after completing radiation and I was still on weekly Herceptin treatments (Dr. gave me a leave of absence for the 2-week trip to Italy). Don't know what I was waiting for (before cancer), but travel became very important to me. And I incorporated my birthday most years when I could. On my 3rd year anniversary after my dx, we hiked the Inca Trail -- timed so that I arrived at Machu Picchu on the morning of my 60th birthday! 

Congratulations on your birthday. Here's to many more!

"Happy Birthday is a victory song" (American Cancer Society).

www.sharigingras.com Bestselling Author: "I've Got Breast Cancer, Now What?" Dx 8/4/2004, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 8/29/2004 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 10/15/2004 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/1/2005 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2005 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/1/2005 Breast, Lymph nodes

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