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Aug 22, 2017 04:40AM
Hi everyone! I just noticed some activity on here--wide awake here in the middle of the night in Mexico, lol.
It's nice to read up on your family vacations, Kruise's daughter getting engaged, Helen's daughter's surprise birthday party, and all the rest of the news and "all clear" cancerversaries.
Nikki -- Sorry to hear of your SEs from Letrozole, but it's great you are continuing your exercise program. I did not end up on Letrozole but Anastrozole instead. My estrogen finally plummeted to <10, so no ovary surgery, yay! Not many SEs so far but have only taken about 40 pills. I am getting some chin pimples, though, so I wonder what is going on with hormones?! Will have to check them again in a month. Still have the dry eyes, though (boo). I think that's more an age/lack of estrogen issue.
Other than that, pretty uneventful--clear mammogram and ultrasound. Oh, I did get brackets on my teeth, so with pimples now I feel like a teenager again, haha.
We are returning to NZ in Dec. DB bought a de-commissioned church in the Wairau valley, and he will be doing some additions to it over the summer. I will be in NZ the fully 90 days allowed. We have to look into getting me registered as his common law partner so I can stay longer next time.
I hope we can get together again before you and your families go on your summer holidays. I imagine we will be in Auckland in Dec., although I think we are going to Australia for a week or so then.
Going to try to get back to sleep now...
IDC left side, ER+/PR+/AR+. Oncotype 17, Ki-67 - 4%, MAPK1 and PIK3CA mutations. UMX 12/4/14, no chemo or rads. Tamoxifen 1/7/2015. Benign tumor removed from rt. side on 2/25/15. Started Anastrozole/Arimidex 7/4/17.
11/22/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
12/4/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left
1/7/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
2/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
8/3/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement
11/19/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant