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Forum: Stage II Breast Cancer — Meet, share and support others with Stage II Breast Cancer

Posted on: Nov 6, 2009 02:53PM - edited Nov 23, 2009 02:18PM by Warrior517

Warrior517 wrote:

I am so thrilled we finally have a place to call HOME here! I was diagnosed w/IDC last year at the age of 39. It was in 2/6 lymph nodes. I was also HER2 and Estrogen Positive.I had dbl mastectomy w/implants. This summer, one of the implants failed. So, I underwent a DIEP procedure w/Dr. Massey and Dellacroce in New Orleans. Great Outcome!! I did TCH for six rounds, rads and a year of Herceptin. I am currently on tamoxifen and Boniva (study). 

I just wanted to start this thread for those that had it spread to lymph nodes. I can't tell you how many threads I have read that said "thank God, my nodes were clear"...we all weren't as lucky. BUT I believe God puts people in our path when we need them most. Last year during Rads,I met an older lady(she was there for her hubby) who told me that she was a 30 year survivor and Yes..It was in her lymph nodes! The job of the lymph nodes is to catch that little sucker!

Dx 1/10/2008, IDC, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jan 25, 2014 09:09PM Furfriend2 wrote:

Best to all, Furfriend Dx 7/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/6 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/7/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 26, 2014 11:16AM Headeast wrote:

Furfriend, whenever you come down to Fort Lauderdale! boat is ready to go out!

A week without Tamoxifen and hope my body got reset for tomorrow when I start it again. I was so fatigued my MO told me to stop taking it for one week. We'll see.

And this coming Friday is my surgery exchange to my permanent implants. I am so excited!

Surgery 8/20/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/20/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/1/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/22/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 11/12/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/3/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/24/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/30/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 5/15/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2014 Fareston (toremifene) Hormonal Therapy 11/4/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 26, 2014 01:48PM warrior70 wrote:

Furfriend, love the coffee graphic.  Exactly how I feel.

Thank you for all the good wishes with chemo ending this week.  Back in September, it seemed like this time would never come.  Now, on to the next episode.  Wish I didn't have to do rads, but hey, throw the kitchen sink at it, right?  have a great Sunday everybody.

...We shall never surrender --Churchill Dx 6/14/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/14/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 4/2/2014
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Jan 26, 2014 02:27PM mercedes60 wrote:

hi everyone, still hanging in, although i had a bit of a meltdown yesterday, my nose started to bleed so i thought why not start crying, my hubby kept saying are u sick, whats wrong, i just need to cry, i told him i was fed up of being fed up, oh boy , but im OK. Sometimes we need to release.

Oh yes i have face fuzz, WTF!  Glad i am not the only one seeing some of the posts. Jeezs, what next, no wonder we break down, feel like we're evolving from the primates LOL. Thk god no back fuzz! 

Yes i am super fed up with winter we are back in deep freeze again. Oh well it is sunny at least. Having happy dreams of the beach right now..........

Furfriend glad you are doing well.... I'm right behind warrior on finishing taxol.   

Cheryl

Dx 8/4/2013, 4cm, Stage II, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/22/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
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Jan 26, 2014 09:22PM Headeast wrote:

Dear Mercedes, it is OK to cry

Surgery 8/20/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/20/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/1/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/22/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 11/12/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/3/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/24/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/30/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 5/15/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2014 Fareston (toremifene) Hormonal Therapy 11/4/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 27, 2014 12:33AM Furfriend2 wrote:

Evolving from the primates ROFLHappyWhat do you mean no back fuzz???LOLLoopy

I am having nosebleeds as well.  Not severe for about 2-3 weeks. the last 3-4 days have been the worst. Thank goodness you are just about DONE- Happy DaNcE, Happy DaNcE Lady!!!!!!

Best to all, Furfriend Dx 7/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/6 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/7/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 27, 2014 12:40AM Furfriend2 wrote:

Dear Headeast,

ThumbsUp Congrats on your next procedure. I know all will be great & I would be excited also. I will  be in your pocket for support {{{{Squeeze}}}}.

Best to all, Furfriend Dx 7/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/6 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/7/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 27, 2014 07:33PM warrior70 wrote:

mercedes, these are the times that try women's souls.  It's totally OK to cry.  I was having frustration with California Disability, even drove up to SF today because I couldn't get through on the phone/via email, and lo and behold, this afternoon, I got an email from California SDI saying that my benefits will be paid within 48 hours.  Yes!  But you can bet before I was pretty upset.

I have my last chemo on Thurs, and on Sat night my dear friend is hosting us up in Napa overnight to celebrate!  I know there's still rads to go, but it was chemo that I dreaded the most...and now it's almost over.  

Headeast, I will be thinking of you Fri when I wake up to a week (and hopefully, a lifetime) of no more chemo.  Best wishes on exchange!

Fur friend, hope the nosebleeds hit the road.  

Enjoy your week, all!

...We shall never surrender --Churchill Dx 6/14/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/14/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 4/2/2014
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Jan 27, 2014 07:42PM Headeast wrote:

thank you, Warrior70 and FurFriend! 

And W70, congratulations on your benefits getting paid! And cheers at Napa!

Surgery 8/20/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/20/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/1/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/22/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 11/12/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/3/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/24/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/30/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 5/15/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2014 Fareston (toremifene) Hormonal Therapy 11/4/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 28, 2014 11:15AM mercedes60 wrote:

thank you guys, even though our families and friends sympathize with us its not the same as when we are helping each other thru this site, you guys know what we feel is so different than someone who broke an arm or revovering fromsmall surgery, its epic what we feel mentally and physically. Ok enough of that........

Headeast good luck on your exchange friday i will be thinking of you And your double D's. Lol just kidding!

Warrior. Take a pic of you gettiing your last taxol and post.  Lucky you going to Napa to celebrate, awesome have a wonderful time.

Furfriend i think our nosebleeds are mainly cause of the elevtric heat in the house a d extreme cold, blahhhhhh winter. 

Anyone having sugar cravings! I am i baked a marble cake on the weekend and we finished that on monday, well i had to do groceries yesterday and yep bought another cake and ice cream too!   Yum couldn'twait til after supper with the gang had some after my lunch. All i can think of is eating even though my taste hasn't fully returned. Must be the cold.   Lol

Have a good day.

Cheryl

Dx 8/4/2013, 4cm, Stage II, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/22/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
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Jan 28, 2014 06:20PM warrior70 wrote:

mercedes, I will try to post a pic...do you need Photobucket or another hosting service to do it?  I also want to post a pic of my fuzz, so if anyone has any wisdom on posting pics, let me know.

Can't wait for Thursday, or this weekend!  And, I got an appointment with my PS next week on the very date and time that I wanted it to be,without asking! Woot!  

Gonna finish this...the end is in sight!

...We shall never surrender --Churchill Dx 6/14/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/14/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 4/2/2014
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Jan 28, 2014 06:24PM Jeannie57 wrote:

Warrior, I post photos from my iPhone. This is what I do: Go to the icon above that looks like a landscape in a rectangle. Choose upload and it should take you to your photos. Choose the photo and it will post. You can type a comment then.

Dx 1/27/2012, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/39 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 3/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 5/25/2012 CMF Radiation Therapy 9/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/15/2013 Surgery 7/18/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jan 28, 2014 09:27PM warrior70 wrote:

Thanks Jeannie57!  Will do.

...We shall never surrender --Churchill Dx 6/14/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/14/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 4/2/2014
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Jan 28, 2014 09:59PM Furfriend2 wrote:

Warrior,

Congrats are in order!!! That is great news  and benefis paid in full, Whoo Hoo ThumbsUp

Best to all, Furfriend Dx 7/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/6 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/7/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 28, 2014 10:06PM Furfriend2 wrote:

Mecedes,

Nope, no sugar cravings here ......unless you call gummy bears, M & M's , Lindor chocolate, Twix, peppermint patties..........

Best to all, Furfriend Dx 7/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/6 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/7/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 29, 2014 08:55AM mercedes60 wrote:

furfriend, too funny, valentines day chocolates already hitting store shelves! Love those hearts. I think we deserve a little sweetness now snd then, more now than then.  Lol. Enjoy

Warrior will be thinking of you tommorrow, btw i post pics from my camera which i load onto my laptop, and my laptop crashed a couple of months ago again, so i think i will be going this weekend to buy a new one, its my pre-finish chemo gift.  I haven'tmastered transfering pics from my phone yet, i think my daughters probably know how, seeing that ones always taking pics of herself.......

Taxol #9 later today. Countdown.....

Have a good day guys.

Oh, whats on everyones menu for the superbowl this sunday nit that i want to cook.........

Dx 8/4/2013, 4cm, Stage II, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/22/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
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Jan 29, 2014 12:00PM smrlvr wrote:

I have been craving sugar also!  Love chocolate.  I bought a bag of Giardelli dark chocolate squares that are 60% cacao.  Cacao is supposed to be good.  So I treat myself  to one little square every night.  

Dx 9/23/2013, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIB, 2/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 29, 2014 08:27PM Furfriend2 wrote:

Smrlvr,

Oh Wow what self control you must have! OMG I have been going through bags of candy in the past three weeks. I know, I know it is bad Singingeating M & M's now....

Mercedes- the countdown- you are almost done!!! Yippeee!ThumbsUp

The new computer sounds great, what are you looking for? Lots of storage space?   What do you thinks about Windows 8 operation system? I have an HP and would like a new one as well.  I have lots of other things on my "wish list".  A new flat screen TV, furniture, books, lol.

Superbowl Sunday is my SIL and nephews Bdays so I will be spending with family.  Sooo looking forward to Chili n cornbread!!!

How about you?

Best to all, Furfriend Dx 7/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/6 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/7/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 30, 2014 04:08PM mercedes60 wrote:

taxol #9 down, i woke again at 2am again this morning and could not get back to sleep again happens after every treatment, gotta be that decadron, so needless to say today im jittery, hope i crash early tonite. Had to take my girls to dentist also today, of course they thought  i was acting strange today, i said it was normal. And sure enough coming out of the dentist into parking lot i saw an empty space where i thought i parked my car, i then yelled omg someone stole my car! Mom you're parked over there, are you sure you're ok.   LOL what a day. 

As far as computer, well not sure about space etc., i will check them out, we bought my daughter a HP sleek notebook for xmas and she likes it. If hubby is coming with me  i'll check out the  macbooks. Lol.

I'm documenting my journey and also throwing in how my life changed after retirement,raising teenagers etc.  put a humourous spin on everything. I love to write, so when this chemo head is under control i can start with a laptop of course, it would take forever on an ipad.

Wow you sure have a lot of things on your wishlist, isn't strange when you speak to other women that have bc or survived, they always want to change, things travel more, i too want to repaint my bedroom  my daughter needs new bedroom furniture  i'm making lists. Lol. Get your big flatscreen before the game!

Yes had my choco fix today, choco covered mashmallow heart. Yum

Warrior's last chemo today. Yahoo! 

Enjoy the game. Furfriend.  I will be watching the game with one of my daughters in living room and hubby will be i. His NFL mancave in the basement.  Food. Dont know yet........

Dx 8/4/2013, 4cm, Stage II, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/22/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
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Jan 30, 2014 06:34PM - edited Jan 30, 2014 08:10PM by warrior70

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...We shall never surrender --Churchill Dx 6/14/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/14/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 4/2/2014
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Jan 30, 2014 07:06PM warrior70 wrote:

Me in the big chair for the last time!

...We shall never surrender --Churchill Dx 6/14/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/14/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 4/2/2014
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Jan 30, 2014 08:53PM Headeast wrote:

very nervous now waiting for tomorrow's surgery!

I sometimes think I am a pain in expecting things flowing the way they should be, but I don't think it is normal:

-To have to call my PS office and find out the time the nurse from the Operating Room told me to be there was the time of the surgery and now two hours early

- That nobody called me to let me know they change the time and building in where my surgery would be held

- To receive a call the afternoon before the surgery from my PS office asking for my PCP phone number because they never got the clearing to proceed

- To have to change my ride to the hospital last minute because my DH got a last minute meeting and he can take me but not pick me up until later

UGH!

Ohmmmmm... Please whoever knows how many days I have to rest after the surgery please let me know. PS told me by Monday I could drive and work..??? Is that true?

Surgery 8/20/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/20/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/1/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/22/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 11/12/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/3/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/24/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/30/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 5/15/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2014 Fareston (toremifene) Hormonal Therapy 11/4/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 30, 2014 10:17PM Gracers55 wrote:

Congratulations to you! The last one is the best one! Great picture. Thanks for sending it on!

Dx 3/30/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 5/7/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 5/31/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/31/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/14/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 11/11/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/28/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 30, 2014 10:46PM Headeast wrote:

warrior70, yay!

Surgery 8/20/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/20/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/1/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/22/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 11/12/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/3/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/24/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/30/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 5/15/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2014 Fareston (toremifene) Hormonal Therapy 11/4/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 31, 2014 01:17AM smrlvr wrote:

Warrior, congratulations to you!  You look beautiful!

Dx 9/23/2013, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIB, 2/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 31, 2014 08:52AM mercedes60 wrote:

warrior great great pic of you and what are you 16 yrs old, lol you look so young. Nice wig too. So glad you're done whats next for you? 

Ihad tax #9 wed. Just tired today seems like the chemo is starting to accum in my system and also a little out if breath. Or maybe fed up of the winter. 

Headeast, stay cool everything will work out, deep breaths, sending you a big hug for your surgery. 

Dx 8/4/2013, 4cm, Stage II, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/22/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
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Jan 31, 2014 08:02PM warrior70 wrote:

You are all so sweet!  Next, it's on to rads, with a side-trip to plastic surgery for a TE fill.  Should be done with rads by mid-March; then it's time to wait until exchange surgery.  Doing well and am happy today!

...We shall never surrender --Churchill Dx 6/14/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/14/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 4/2/2014
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Jan 31, 2014 08:11PM 2ndtime4me wrote:

warrior70

You do look very young and pretty. Congrats on last chemo. ThumbsUp  I just had my head shaved today. I have round 2 on Monday. I get rads also. They told me no exchange until 9-12 months after Rads. TE ' s will be in for a long time. Good luck to you.

Dx 7/2015, IDC, Stage IV, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 1, 2014 10:12AM Headeast wrote:

Thank you all for the warm wishes.

I had my surgery yesterday. Checked in at 5.30am to start surgery at 8. They prepared me, interviewed me, etc. the conventional 7 people in the OR plus me. Left the hospital at 4pm.

The PS saw me and marked me, asked me if I wanted to go bigger than my TE and I said yes and for him to pick whatever implant was better.

My TE were at 325cc and he could not add more. My implants are Natrelle 20, 550cc and the muscle pain is terrible. I am taking OxiCodone every 4 hours and doesn't really help. The cuts don't hurt, just the muscle.

I am wrapped in a large bandage and I am supposed to stay that way until I see him on Tuesday. Only sponge baths without making bandage wet. Instruction says no lifting and if with OxiCodone, then no driving and not making important decisions.

I guess my PS didn't think I would have pain and be able to drive to work, but getting larger implants have made me have a LOT of pain. It is even hard to type.

Good luck for the ones getting surgery this coming week. I am positive this pain is worth it.

I am on the squishy side now! Yay!

Surgery 8/20/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/20/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/1/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/22/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 11/12/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/3/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/24/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/30/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 5/15/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2014 Fareston (toremifene) Hormonal Therapy 11/4/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 1, 2014 02:16PM mercedes60 wrote:

headeast, so glad you have your squishies!  You will be beach ready in no time. Lol 

Rest, rest give that body some time to heal ok 

Big get well hug Loopy

Dx 8/4/2013, 4cm, Stage II, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/22/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right

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