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Topic: Stage 2 Sisters Club

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

Posted on: Jul 28, 2013 04:43AM - edited Aug 9, 2013 03:04AM by NisaVilla

NisaVilla wrote:

Welcome to the newly formed Stage II Breast Cancer Club! And Thank You Mods for facilitating its creation.

Dx 3/22/2013, ILC/IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 3/22/2013, LCIS/DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR- Surgery 4/24/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 6/24/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 10/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/27/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/5/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/24/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Feb 3, 2018 10:16AM jaymeb wrote:

Oh, ruthbru, how was Arizona? I love that state. Beautiful when we went to the Grand Canyon. I have a friend who goes to Arizona twice a year. Have you ever heard of Jerome Arizona? Also, the caves? Not sure what city those are in. We're having too much cold in NC. Tired of it🙄🙄🙄
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 3, 2018 10:18AM jaymeb wrote:

OptforLife


How are you feeling? Saying a prayer that your scans come back clear. Hang in there

Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 3, 2018 11:05AM ruthbru wrote:

Jay, do you take pictures with your phone and have internet access through your phone? (If the answers are yes, I can walk you through how to do it).

"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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Feb 3, 2018 12:54PM WorriedMe77 wrote:

I post my fur babies on there ☺️☺️ ITS EASY too post just click the little box I circled in picture follow instructions and load pic 🤗

Dx 11/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 11/14/2017, Left, <1cm, Grade 2 Surgery 12/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 2/8/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/9/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Feb 3, 2018 02:43PM jaymeb wrote:

Ruth and WorriedMe

Thank you for your quick response. Ruth, I have a IPhone 7, and an IPad Air 2. I have tons of kitty pics. Also, I have internet through both devices. I want to tell my cat stories as well. When it is convenient for you, would love the help.
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 3, 2018 03:09PM jaymeb wrote:

WorriedMe

Is yours a computer?
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 3, 2018 03:18PM jaymeb wrote:

Worried

I just looked and saw you're having chemo on the 9th. Did you already have radiation? Also, I see you're a candidate for the onco dx test, geonomic testing if chemo would be beneficial, or not? Did you have the test? Sorry, so many questions. Hope you're doing ok. I'm going on the cats forum now. I'll look for your babies. Your furry friends will help you through your cancer journey. My kitties helped, and still help me get through hard days.🙂🙂
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 3, 2018 05:22PM jaymeb wrote:

WorriedMe

I'm so sorry, I saw you're triple positive, I thought you were Her2-. So, I see why you need chemo. My mistake.
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 4, 2018 06:26AM ruthbru wrote:

Jay, this is how I find to be the easiest way to get a picture over here.

*take a picture on your phone. If I have an old 'real' picture......I take a picture of the picture on my phone. You will have a play around with the lighting to get a good copy......direct sunlight is what I find works best.

* Now the picture you want will be in your Gallery on your phone.

* on your phone, log into BCO, go to the thread where you want to post the picture

* find the little box that Worried circled above and click on it

* a page will show up that says 'Insert Image', click on 'Choose File'

* from the choices that show up, click on "My Files"

* then click "Internal storage"

*there will be a choice of things you've stored, what I click on is DCIM, although yours may say something else, I have a Samsong

*I then click 'Camera' and all my pictures show up

* choose a picture, click on the box then to it, click 'done'

* your picture should then pop over to the BCO page, submit

"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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Feb 7, 2018 08:01AM Opt4Life wrote:

Hi ladies, scanxiety 2018 CONQUERED....all is clear (right now). Proceeding to BMX and DIEP!

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Headed to a PTA meeting then to my local bar. I deserve a couple sips of a martini...ok maybe the whole cocktail glass.

Peace and blessings!

Dx 10/2015, DCIS/IDC: Mucinous, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/2/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/13/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left; Reconstruction (left) Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2016 Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 7/20/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 1/19/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/7/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 5/11/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Feb 7, 2018 08:06AM bravepoint wrote:

Great news, opt4Life!

Gail Radiation Therapy 4/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 8/8/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/28/2016 Chemotherapy 10/6/2016 Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Feb 7, 2018 08:14AM octogirl wrote:

Great news indeed, Opt! You deserve that martini!

Octogirl

Dx 6/18/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/16/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/15/2015 Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/8/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 7, 2018 09:32AM ruthbru wrote:

Drink two martinis!!

"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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Feb 8, 2018 04:11PM jaymeb wrote:

ruthbru

Haven't stopped since last time I was hers. Thank you so much for the instructions. Seems easy.
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 8, 2018 04:16PM jaymeb wrote:

Opt4Life

Yayyyyyyyyy, so happy for you. How about three martinis?🍸🍸🍸
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 11, 2018 07:48AM Opt4Life wrote:

Jay, definitely Yayyyy!.

They gave me copies of my scans yesterday and they are so beautiful and clear that I almost taped them to the refrigerator....don't want to freak out the kids though while they are just trying to get some water or food.

I still got to get this CT angiogram (before the DIEP surgery) to check out the blood vessels in my stomach. Unfortunately I have tin veins and that horse needle they use for thge tracer just won’t fit.

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!

Peace and blessings


Dx 10/2015, DCIS/IDC: Mucinous, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/2/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/13/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left; Reconstruction (left) Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2016 Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 7/20/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 1/19/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/7/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 5/11/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Feb 12, 2018 04:26AM Tpralph wrote:

opt4life- great news on the scans!  Enjoy your martini (s)!  I too had BMX and DIEP same day and glad i did it together so that i did not need another surgery. 

When do they plan to do your surgery?

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/10/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/17/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 6/27/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/28/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 1/14/2018 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Feb 12, 2018 08:09AM Hope99 wrote:

good news opt. thanks god.

I will take taxotere tomorrow and I'm afraid. see this horrible topic :

https://community.breastcancer.org/topic/6/convers...

please share your experiences with taxotere

Dx 9/14/2017,IDC, Right, 2.5 - 3 cm, stage 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- chemo: 12/11/2017 ( FEC-T protocol ) crying solve a lot of problems in this life.
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Feb 12, 2018 10:54AM ruthbru wrote:

Hope, do NOT read anymore. When you know a treatment is something you NEED to do......just do it. I did AC, and there were horror stories about that too. But, it's people who have trouble with any given aspect of treatment who are (naturally) the ones posting about it. The rest get through with manageable, temporary side effects. PLAN that you will be in that group and adjust if you find you need to. If we read the possible terrible side effects of any medication (including aspirin), we wouldn't be able to function at all. Sending a hug your way! Heart

"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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Feb 12, 2018 11:40AM pink_is_my_colour wrote:

Hope: Like Ruth says just do it. It'll be okay, and yes you may get some side effects but it's manageable. I had docetaxel which is the generic version and I did have some side effects but they were manageable. But, they do go away. Our biggest problem is that we worry too much about what could be. Be gentle with yourself. Let us know how you're doing. We're here for you.

pink_is_my_colour Dx 4/4/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/4/2017, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/24/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 6/16/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil) Chemotherapy 8/18/2017 Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/23/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 12, 2018 11:49AM queen_k0302 wrote:

I'm a little worried. I started neratinib, zoladex and exemestan all on 1/26/18.

The problem, I started my menstrual cycle. It is the same as before. I have even TMI ALERT had clotting.

This wasn't covered in my what to do appointment.


Dx March 27 2a er+pr- her2+ chemo lumpectomy radiation Dx 3/27/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH)
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Feb 13, 2018 01:24PM ruthbru wrote:

I would call and ask.

"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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Feb 13, 2018 03:33PM octogirl wrote:

Hope, Taxotere was one of my treatments....it was definitely doable. And yes, I lost all my hair, and worried when it came back slowly, but it is all back now, and honestly, nicer than ever: still no grey to speak of (at almost 64) and lots of curls......I did continue working through chemo, and exercised every day even if it was only walking around the block or to the mailbox and back. seriously, try to exercise when you can, it really helps....sending hugs!

Octogirl

Dx 6/18/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/16/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/15/2015 Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/8/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 17, 2018 11:17PM Hope99 wrote:

thanks for responding dears, I had a bad day after Taxotere infusion on previous Monday. now I'm in 5th day and still feel not ok. just I want to ask you if you faced or you know someone faced like this issue: Today I check my right nipple (which tumour is their) and I found a yellow spots on the surface! I'm not sure if there is a little discharge or not. but the yellow spots looks like there is some liquid become dry! it's removable spots. did anyone face something like that during Taxotere or any type of chemo?

remembering that, I did ultrasound before 5 weeks or less to check the respond of my tumour with neoadjance chemo. the report not show something strange. yesterday I feel breast pain all night, specially in the tumour location. .no ideas if there is relation between pain and yellow spots.

Dx 9/14/2017,IDC, Right, 2.5 - 3 cm, stage 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- chemo: 12/11/2017 ( FEC-T protocol ) crying solve a lot of problems in this life.
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Feb 19, 2018 01:18AM ruthbru wrote:

Hope, does your clinic have a phone nurse? If so, give her/him a call. If not, call and check it out on Monday.

"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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Feb 19, 2018 09:29AM jaymeb wrote:

Just wanted to say hi to everyone, and hope all of you had a great Valentine's Day. I'm having my exchange surgery next Monday. Thank god. Sick of this hard boob. I'm also having the right breast lifted to match the left. I've already posted on the "exchange city" forum. I would love any feedback on anyone who had a unilateral mascectomy with reconstruction, and had the other breast lifted. Also any feedback on nipple tattoos? Very scared. Thanks somuch

Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 19, 2018 10:54AM ruthbru wrote:

Jay, I had a lumpectomy so can't answer your questions, but just want to wish you good luck!

"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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Feb 20, 2018 09:14AM jaymeb wrote:

Ruth

Thanks so much. Just hope this goes smooth. I'm getting some feedback on other threads. More surgery ugggghh!!!! Such a fun disease😂😂😂
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 24, 2018 03:37AM marijen wrote:

Who is taking aspirin?

From AARP.com today:

Stopping Aspirin Therapy

Who knew? Getting off the aspirin you were taking to help prevent cardiovascular problems can give you a heart attack. According to a major study of more than 600,000 adults published in the medical journal Circulation last year, those who stopped taking low-dose aspirin daily were 37 percent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those who continued popping their daily pill. For all of the study participants, the risk spiked as soon as patients discontinued aspirin and didn't lessen over time. And for those with previous cardiovascular disease, the risk of getting off aspirin was described as "perilous."

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Feb 25, 2018 05:10AM ruthbru wrote:

Well, I just won't stop then!

"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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