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Topic: Light from around the world for LongTermSurvivor/Stephanie

Forum: Acknowledging and honoring our Community — Share accomplishments, milestones, goals of community members, family members or yourself. Just finished treatment? Just got married? Watched your child graduate? Ran a big run? Been a huge help to members in our community? Let's honor our members here!

Posted on: Mar 31, 2016 09:57AM - edited Mar 31, 2016 10:22AM by farmerlucy

farmerlucy wrote:

Remember President Bush's Point of Light initiative? That is what Stephanie has been for many of us on these boards. Let's shine the light for her by way of greetings and love from around the world.

http://www.cmt.com/videos/randy-travis/35896/point...


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 placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel 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 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Apr 9, 2016 12:44PM Longtermsurvivor wrote:

The heavens and the earth revealed through you, my friends. Thank you!

Katy, you brought the bread! Do you remember my writing about com-panions being bringers of the bread for the journey?

I've been thinking about all those words that start with com- and sym- and syn-, the prefixes for being with or bringing.

A few months back, while in early days on hospice, I reacted to the emphasis on com-fort, until I found it meant being strong with, not coddling and infantilizing.

Yes, the flesh is withering and so many supports and surfaces, positions and movements are painful. Yes, organs object to their old roles - trying to cast off food, activity, even digestion and assimilation. Yes, the liver stutters and falters, ever more sensitive to toxicity of all types. Yes, the belly fills and I pull off a liter of fluid each day.

Yet, I am still strong, not worthy* of being shut away, shut up or shut down. Rather, I am opening and with true com-fort - others like you who can be strong with me - I feel strengthened to undergo this transformation.

I wish I knew if the chrysalis is conscious of being formed into a butterfly.

Such an act of surrender!

Thank you for joining me in the adventure and for sharing yourselves so generously!

Receiving your every kindness with joy and gratitude, Stephanie

* Who is worthy of being shut? Surely not even the weakest among us.

Grateful to be here. Advanced breast cancer for 25 years, engage holistic approaches. Am dealing with ascites and many mets. Am on hospice.
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Apr 9, 2016 01:00PM mara51506 wrote:

Thank you too Stephanie. You certainly are strong to be able to share so much with us. I hope the sharing helps you as much as it helps us and we are grateful you are here too.

2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/21/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Apr 9, 2016 01:04PM mara51506 wrote:

I also do not mean strong in that you have to sugar coat. I find it good to be able to reflect on changes that could happen to any of us at any point in life let alone our disease and coping with such is so important as well. Thanks again.


2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/21/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Apr 9, 2016 01:35PM - edited Apr 9, 2016 01:36PM by Jackbirdie

good morning Stephanie:

Caught this cutie eyeing the cherry tree for a banquet to be enjoyed later.


Katy, age 59 Oncotype dx 30 Dx 12/15/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/18/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 12/18/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/5/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 2/3/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 9, 2016 01:38PM Jackbirdie wrote:

And yes, Stephanie- I remembered the loaves from your thread and it was in the same spirit offered back.

Katy, age 59 Oncotype dx 30 Dx 12/15/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/18/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 12/18/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/5/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 2/3/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 9, 2016 02:25PM Artista928 wrote:

Bay Bridge San Francisco at night:

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/1/2017 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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Apr 9, 2016 04:12PM ruthbru wrote:

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 10, 2016 08:37AM - edited Apr 10, 2016 08:38AM by Longtermsurvivor

This poem surfaced again...I hope you enjoy it too.

May we all appreciate our beautiful days and nights, our beautiful lives.

blessings, Stephanie

xxx

Hozho

by Lyla June

It is dawn

The sun is concurring the sky

and my grandmother and I are heaving prayers at the horizon

'"Show me something unbeautiful," she says,

"And I will show you the veil over your eyes and take it away

and you will see hozho all around you, inside of you."

This morning my grandmother is teaching me the meaning of hozho

Although there is no direct translation from Dine Bizaah the Navajo language into English

Every living being knows what hozho means

For hozho is in every drop of rain, every eyelash, every leaf on every tree

Every feather on the bluebird's wing

Hozho is undeniable

beauty

Hozho is in every breath that we give to the trees

And in every breath that they give to us in return

Hozho is reciprocity

My grandmother knows the meaning of hozho well

For she speaks a language that grew up out of the desert floor

Like red sandstone monoliths that rise like arms of the earth into the sky

Praising creation for all of its brilliance

Hozho is remembering that you are part of this brilliance

It is finally accepting that yes,

you are a sacred song that brings the

Dien dine eh, the gods to their knees in an almost unbearable ecstasy

Hozho is remembering your own beauty

And my grandmother knows this well,

For she speaks the language of aluka chuhay snowstorm

The sounds of hooves hitting the earth on birthdays

For my grandmother is a midwife

and she is fluent in the language of suffering mothers

of joyful mothers

of handing glowing newborns to the hands of their creator

hozho is not something you can experience on your own

the eagles tell us as they lock talons in the stratosphere

and fall to the earth as one

hozho is entire beauty

and my grandmother knows hozho well

for she speaks the language of the male rain

that shoots lightning boys through the sky

pummels the green corn children

and huddles the horses the against the cliff sides in the early afternoon

she also speaks the language of the female rain

that sends the scent of dust and sage into our homes

and shoots rainbows out of and into the earth

us dineh we know what hozho means

and each and every one of you knows what hozho means

and deep down we know what hozho does not mean

like the days we walk in sadness

like the days we live for money

the days we live for fame

the days we live for tomorrow

like the day the Spaniards came

climbed down from their horses and asked us if they could buy the mountains

we knew this was not hozho

but we knew we could make it hozho once again

so we melted their silver swords and their coins

with fire and buffalo hide bellows

and reshaped them into squash blossom jewelry pieces and strung it around their necks

we took the helmets straight off of their heads

and turned it into a fearless beauty

hozho is the healing of broken bones

hozho is the prayer that carried us through genocide and disease

it is the prayer that will carry us through global warming

through this global fear that has set our souls on fire

this morning my grandmother is teaching me

that the easiest and most elegant way to defeat an army of hatred

is to sing it beautiful songs until it falls to its knees and surrenders

it will do this, she says

because it has finally found a sweeter fire than revenge

it has found heaven

it has found hozho

this morning my grandmother sang to the colors of the sky at dawn

hozhona has lai

hozhona has lai

hozhona has lai

and beauty is restored again

it is dawn my friends

wake up

the night is over

Grateful to be here. Advanced breast cancer for 25 years, engage holistic approaches. Am dealing with ascites and many mets. Am on hospice.
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Apr 10, 2016 09:07AM badger wrote:

Dear Stephanie, thank you for sharing so generously with us. Your words have made me a better person.

You wrote "I wish I knew if the chrysalis is conscious of being formed into a butterfly" and I thought of this:

Light and love from Wisconsin. ♥

7,715.5 miles walked ~ Find your calm. Move forward from this place. Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 10, 2016 09:18AM - edited Apr 10, 2016 09:18AM by mara51506

Thank you, that was a beautiful poem indeed. I certainly enjoyed it. Hoping you find your peace, balance, beauty and harmony. I also had to look up what hozho means since it spoke to me as well. I thought some of the poem sounded Navajo. Was great anyway. Thank you again.

2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/21/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Apr 10, 2016 12:00PM Jackbirdie wrote:

Thank you for sharing that lovely poem, Stephanie.

I found some healing in it for me.

🙏🏼

Katy, age 59 Oncotype dx 30 Dx 12/15/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/18/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 12/18/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/5/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 2/3/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 10, 2016 02:42PM dlb823 wrote:

What a beautiful poem -- especially for someone like me who is very much into Native American culture and beliefs. Thank you for sharing it. I had missed whatever the dust up was on a thread I don't follow, but I have enjoyed many of your contributions. Your loving kindness and wisdom of a seeker radiates through your words. I have been blessed by many of your posts, as well as noticed that you continue to reach out to and help others in spite of your own challenges. Thank you, Stephanie. Deanna

Deanna "The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears" Native American proverb Dx 2/1/2008, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/3/2014, Stage IV
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Apr 11, 2016 05:23AM feelingfeline wrote:

Stephanie, just had a HAAARD weekend with my fabulous and difficult DD. A line in that poem really resonated for me. Thank you. XX

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/3/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/6/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 12, 2016 03:08AM Jackbirdie wrote:

Dear Stephanie:

I came across this poem a dear friend shared with me. I want to share it with you.

Rain Light

W. S. Merwin

All day the stars watch from long ago
my mother said I am going now
when you are alone you will be all right
whether or not you know you will know
look at the old house in the dawn rain
all the flowers are forms of water
the sun reminds them through a white cloud
touches the patchwork spread on the hill
the washed colors of the afterlife
that lived there long before you were born
see how they wake without a question
even though the whole world is burning

Sending you warmth and light K
Katy, age 59 Oncotype dx 30 Dx 12/15/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/18/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 12/18/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/5/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 2/3/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 12, 2016 03:10AM - edited Apr 12, 2016 03:10AM by Jackbirdie

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Katy, age 59 Oncotype dx 30 Dx 12/15/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/18/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 12/18/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/5/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 2/3/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 13, 2016 04:20AM Woodylb wrote:

Dear Stephanie, i hope you are resting and pain free. Here is sending you loving kindness and healing lights.

Surgery 12/14/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Dx 12/15/2010, ILC, <1cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 22/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/15/2010, ILC, <1cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 1, 21/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2011 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 8/31/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 12/10/2013, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/5/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine), Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/27/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx 10/15/2014, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 11/9/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 11/9/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/10/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Apr 13, 2016 07:10PM Jackbirdie wrote:

Dear Stephanie: thinking of you, hoping you are managing today and your mind is loose among worldly and celestial pleasures. Thought of you when j saw this April shower of cherry blossoms out my window




Katy, age 59 Oncotype dx 30 Dx 12/15/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/18/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 12/18/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/5/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 2/3/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 13, 2016 07:13PM Jackbirdie wrote:

Katy, age 59 Oncotype dx 30 Dx 12/15/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/18/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 12/18/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/5/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 2/3/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 17, 2016 04:43PM RonnieKay wrote:

Dx 6/1/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/23/2009 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 8/10/2009 Breast Hormonal Therapy 1/6/2010 Femara (letrozole) Dx 6/9/2011, IDC, <1cm, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/30/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 6/28/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 12/21/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Apr 17, 2016 04:51PM RonnieKay wrote:

OOPS...I always mess up trying to post a message w/ pix, but this was face timing my grandaughter when they visited China. Don't know what's in the soap there...but it made awesome bubbles. I told her to make a huge wish & pop it...and I did the same. My wish was that you, and our other sisters on this leg of the road, find an abundance of peace & love...as you send the same to all of us on a different path for now. So...lovingkindness to you from China & Seattle, dear friend.

Dx 6/1/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/23/2009 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 8/10/2009 Breast Hormonal Therapy 1/6/2010 Femara (letrozole) Dx 6/9/2011, IDC, <1cm, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/30/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 6/28/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 12/21/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Apr 20, 2016 12:44AM Rosevalley wrote:

Thinking of you Stephanie- I can't sleep so I am making myself useful and hoping you are sleeping peacefully and without pain. Sweet Dreams. I hope tomorrow is a sun filled day of farm life, flowers, critters and friends. Gentle (((Hugs))).

rosevalley

Double mastectomy 07/ chemo ACT, Radiation/ 07 Arimidex, 08 Aromasin, 2012 Faslodex, 2014 Afinitor / mets spine, bones 6/2015 mets to omentum, malignant ascites, lung, liver/ 2016 Herceptin, Doxil, Faslodex. Ibrance, Taxol, Abraxane, Navelbine Dx 1/2/2007, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/2/2012, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/17 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/1/2015, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 2, 1/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Apr 22, 2016 08:11AM Longtermsurvivor wrote:

Am sending a bunch of thank-you and happiness flowers for the bunch of you all.

Needed a boost after a challenging few days and reread this thread.

Remembering how our lives weave together helped me through.

I woke this morning from a dream of swimming with dolphins in warm gulf waters. May be kitschy and cliche, but I am so happy.

Minding my happiness and sharing some with you too.

Thank you!

Stephanie

Grateful to be here. Advanced breast cancer for 25 years, engage holistic approaches. Am dealing with ascites and many mets. Am on hospice.
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Apr 22, 2016 08:21AM mara51506 wrote:

I am glad to hear you are feeling happier. Glad this thread is helping you out. This may be silly but wanted to send you a dolphin too. You are welcome from all of us.

2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/21/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Apr 22, 2016 09:46AM farmerlucy wrote:

Thanks for the flowers Stephanie! I love iris. Just yesterday I stole some bulbs I'd been admiring along a fence on a lot which will soon become a retail store or office. My other favorite is crepe myrtle - regardless of how hot it gets in July and August they just keep showing off.

Sorry this week has been so tough for you. Sending you a gentle hug and a green toothy smile from Clairabelle the donkey. She just loves to show off her green teeth. I'll post a picture later.


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 placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel 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 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Apr 22, 2016 11:09AM lekker wrote:

Stephanie - I like to picture swimming with sea turtles in warm Hawaiian waters when I am stressed. So soothing. Hoping you have more comfortable days soon

Colorectal carcinoma in situ January 2000 (age 30), and now this... Dx 7/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/6/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 10/3/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/12/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/11/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Apr 22, 2016 12:00PM farmerlucy wrote:

Clairabelle's teeth look really bad on camera but here she is saying hello.

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 placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel 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 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Apr 26, 2016 10:55AM Rosevalley wrote:

Good morning Stephanie! I am thinking about you and hoping you slept well and are comfortable. It's a struggle to keep mentally fit and have fortitude with cancer ever present. That's the hard part about dying.. living until you die, knowing the process is progressing. You amaze me with your grace under these conditions and I am learning how to do it through your example. For that I am grateful.

I hope the view of the pond is lovely and the wildlife shower you with interesting things to watch from your windows. May the birds sing and the flowers bloom. Joining the circle of caring and love here lighting the "Light from around the world for Stephanie." Lovingkindness and peace to you.

love rosevalley

Double mastectomy 07/ chemo ACT, Radiation/ 07 Arimidex, 08 Aromasin, 2012 Faslodex, 2014 Afinitor / mets spine, bones 6/2015 mets to omentum, malignant ascites, lung, liver/ 2016 Herceptin, Doxil, Faslodex. Ibrance, Taxol, Abraxane, Navelbine Dx 1/2/2007, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/2/2012, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/17 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/1/2015, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 2, 1/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Apr 26, 2016 12:29PM Longtermsurvivor wrote:

Thank you, I had a rough yesterday and night, but grateful to be alive, at home and in hospice care.

I feel so much love from and for the world - those nearest and those (YOU!) I've never met.

Here's today's gratefulness quote:

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer

www.gratefulness.org

Thank you for being with me, friends, Stephanie

Grateful to be here. Advanced breast cancer for 25 years, engage holistic approaches. Am dealing with ascites and many mets. Am on hospice.
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Apr 27, 2016 08:32AM cb123 wrote:

Good morning Sweet Stephanie,

How about a view of the rock?

~I have lived a wonderful life and truly haven't missed a thing.~ BRCA1 Deleterious Mutation E1250X (3867G>T) Dx 3/15/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Dx 1/15/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 20/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 27, 2016 08:34AM - edited Apr 27, 2016 08:36AM by cb123

I grew up right next door to Berkeley, but I can't tell about this pic...do you think it's the Solano Avenue tunnel? There's no ivy so I can't tell??? I bet it's from Treasure Island!

~I have lived a wonderful life and truly haven't missed a thing.~ BRCA1 Deleterious Mutation E1250X (3867G>T) Dx 3/15/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Dx 1/15/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 20/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)

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