I just wanted to start a new thread for ladies in their 40s. Although we are considered "middle aged," many of us are still dealing with issues concerning young women, such as fertility, pre-menopausal status and related treatment decisions, young children at home, being single etc. Both younger ladies (in their 20s and 30s) and older ladies (60s and above) have been so gracious to include us on their threads, but I thought we could have our own place to meet. Also, obviously, this is not a thread to exclude anyone due to age. If you share similar concerns or issues (or if you are "near" your 40s), please post.
I will start by introducing myself - I was diagnosed at the age of 40 in October 2012. I have two young children at home (9 year-old twins), and I still work, and I am very far away from retirement. I did make the decision to have my ovaries removed due to the fact that I could not take tamoxifen due to a blood clotting issue, and therefore, I was sent to instant menopause. I look forward to meeting you ladies.
10/14/2012, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes
10/14/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
10/14/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
10/24/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
10/24/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
12/9/2012 AC + T (Taxol)
5/28/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
7/8/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal
7/15/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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