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

Posted on: Jul 27, 2013 02:13PM - edited Aug 8, 2013 12:34PM 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 24, 2018 07:01PM Tpralph wrote:

Nor me Ruth. Asa forever. Also there is a study right now looking at the possibility of it helping prevent recurrence

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 5/18/2017 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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Mar 3, 2018 10:06AM Hope99 wrote:

hi ladies

now I'm in Taxotere, forth treatment after FEC-T protocols, DID you hear someone feel the tumour become bigger with taxotere? I feel like it's become big and circle, too much pain and the first time I watch my nipple goes inside due to change in the tumour location! or maybe new tumour is appearing! I'm afraid sisters, tomorrow my appointment with the doctor to see me and I will told him all history. did anyone can explain the possibility of tumour to grow more?

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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Mar 3, 2018 07:52PM jaymeb wrote:

Hi Ladies

Just lurking on this thread to see how everyone is? Hope, I wish I could answer your question, although I didn't have chemo. From what I've heard from others about chemo, anything can happen. I feel you'll be fine. Please let us know what your MO tells you.
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) 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) Radiation Therapy 7/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 4, 2018 12:44AM ruthbru wrote:

Hope, I don't know either. I think that is a 'doctor' question. Let us know what you find out. Sending a hug your way.

I am good. I just got back from a week's vacation in Florida with 3 old friends (we started teaching together in 1975 and still get together once or twice a year). I spent today unpacking, going through mail and grocery shopping as the weather is forecasting some nasty weather coming in sometime tomorrow and lasting for a couple days. I will have to think about palm trees and ocean waves as I shovel snow and more snow!

"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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Mar 4, 2018 03:45AM jaymeb wrote:

Hey Ruth

Still wide awake. That's great you still get together every year with your teacher friends after so many years. How long have you been retired from teaching? Have you always taught in a public, or private school? Or both?

As you know, so much has changed in the school systems over years. Would you teach now in this day, and time? I know at least four women who stopped teaching only after several years. I cannot believe some of the stories. I cannot believe how students can display so much disrespect to their teachers. It's awful!!!! In my day, we were taught to respect authority from our teachers as well as our elders.

We were to say ma'am, and sir. No ifs, ands, or but's. I've always been more partial to private schools, as my daughter went to Catholic school from pre-school to 8th grade. She is now a freshman in a big public school. She loves it, and is doing very well. It took me awhile, but I adapted. I do see both pros and cons in public and private schools. I do feel our Catholic school gave her a good foundation.

If you don't mind me asking, what do you think of our generation of kids now, and the schools overall? Although Reece has a good head on her shoulders, I worry all the time. I've been wanting to ask you for awhile your opinion? I hope I'm not putting you on the spot. I welcome any words of advice and wisdom.
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) 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) Radiation Therapy 7/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 4, 2018 09:45AM ruthbru wrote:

Hi Jay, hits is my 5th year of being retired. I taught middle school special education for 38 years, had a 7th grade advisee group every year and coached Pom Pon Girls for the first 17 years of my career. I still do some subbing at my old school, not because I have to do it for the money, but because I still love the kids and the school atmosphere. What I love the most about subbing is that I do get to hang out with the kids and teach without all the endless paperwork, meetings and being a political football.

Kids have a lot more pressure and baggage today and you do have to get them to buy into what you're doing. They just aren't going to do stuff because you tell them (which is both good and bad, I guess); but I know most of the tricks of the trade so haven't really had too many discipline problems. I love kids.....just look at what the Florida kids have done in the aftermath of the shooting at their school. Amazing, poised, articulate and they give me hope for the future.

My son went to Catholic school from pre-school through 6th grade and I, too, felt that it gave him a great foundation. If your daughter loves school, gets involved in activities that keep her busy & hanging out with kids who share her same interests, and you go to the conferences, volunteer to a a chaperone on the band trip or make cookies for the soccer team (or whatever that keeps you involved with her school career), and welcome her friends into your home.....she will do fine, and you will too. Smile

"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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Mar 5, 2018 12:23PM Opt4Life wrote:

Howdy all, I let the month get away from me without stopping in. I’m prepping for BMX and DIEP surgery happening in about 48 hours. Feeling nervous and anxious but at the same time hopeful and positive.

I am actually looking forward to being out of the office for at leaast 6 weeks. I wouldn’t suggest having cancer to get time off...but I’m certainly going to try to relax and release during my recovery.

Got my firestick all lined up with movies and my kindle overloaded with books. My Mom and best friend are coming to vosit for a couple weeks so I’ll try to enjoy them before they both start to get on my last nerve.

Hope everyone is doing well as they can through treatments, doctors appts and life in general.

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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Mar 5, 2018 12:24PM ruthbru wrote:

Good luck, Opt4. Let us know how it goes.

"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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Mar 5, 2018 12:30PM TWills wrote:

Good luck Opt4Life! Hope you have a speedy recovery and find comfort during your healing.

Dx 11/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/12/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/9/2017 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/30/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Surgery 8/27/2017 Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/1/2018 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Mar 5, 2018 03:10PM Molly50 wrote:

Best wishes, Opt!! Checking in. All is good for me. I am glad you enjoyed your trip, Ruth.

54 years old. Chek2 mutation. Family history of BC. Oncotype Dx 13 Extensive LVI Dx 6/8/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 7/29/2015, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 7/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Surgery 9/4/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2016 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 7/22/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/21/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Mar 5, 2018 06:06PM Tpralph wrote:

Good luck opt4life. Make sure you get up walking as soon as possible! Take the pain meds on time to keep ahead of discomfort. Although my pain was taken care of with Tylenol 3s


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 5/18/2017 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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Mar 5, 2018 07:27PM Legomaster225 wrote:

Good luck Opt4life. Praying everything goes smoothly. My mom and sisters were great supporters last year. My hubby was incredible, and kids (teen/young adults) kept life a little normal. Don't be afraid to ask them for anything you need and don't feel bad about it. They want to help. My mom insisted on spending the night on my couch after my chemo treatments. That was a little weird for me but I saw her concern and as a mom I understood. It worked out great. She is a night owl and was good company when I was wide awake from steroids. She also cooked all my favorite meals so that was a bonus for all of us! She stopped staying with meduring the taxol portion when she saw I was doing well.

I had my hystoscopy today. Pretty uneventful and I feel pretty normal. No cramping, minor bleeding, and a slight headache from the anesthesia but no major issues. Gyn said things looked good but I don't really remember the conversation or getting dressed for that matter. Lol. Results in about a week.

Oncotype score 39. One node positive at diagnosis negative after preadjuvent chemo. Bilateral cancer discovered at BMX. Left breast was supposed to be prophylactic. :-( Dx 12/3/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/19/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Dx 6/22/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/22/2017, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Surgery 6/22/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 8/22/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 10/17/2017
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Mar 6, 2018 08:46AM jaymeb wrote:

Opt4Life

Saying prayers for you. It looks like you're prepared for activities to keep you busy. That's what I did, binge watched on my television, mostly IPad. My daughter showed me on the technical stuff. Although it was great to have company right after my mascectomy, it wore me out. Did any of you ladies feel overwhelmed at times by friends, loved ones, etc? Opt, please get as much rest as you can. I'm recuperating from reconstruction, and it wears me out. Do ask for help, my loved ones, and friends were my saving grace. I'll know you'll be fine. Please post as soon as your ready to let us know how your procedure went.

Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) 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) Radiation Therapy 7/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 6, 2018 09:20AM jaymeb wrote:

Ruthbru

Thank you so much for responding, and I feel much better. She does keep busy with Girl Scouts, helps teach Faith Formation on Sundays, different sports as well. She's an A student in all honors classes, however, she has no interest in any academic, or other clubs I think would be beneficial to her.

When she was five, I insisted she play the piano. She liked it at first, then got tired of practicing. I would put a timer everyday for 30 min on the piano. She was doing well, then second grade, no more. Really bothered me. I wish more kids would appreciate music.

Ruth, here I go again, but do you ever think it's ok to insist a child stick with anything that they don't want to do? Even, when you think it's good for them in the long run? Colleges look for being well rounded, as well as good grades, SAT and ACT scores. Not sure if the ACT's are in every state?

I wanted to ask your opinion , Ruth on these freshman, and sophomores. Do you think they should start taking the PSAT as early as they can? Not sure how theses important tests work in all states. I just want her prepared to get in the colleges she chooses. I'm probably getting way ahead of myself, but I would like to hear what you have to say, Ruth. Hope I'm not bugging you. Oh yeah, I can't believe how much college costs are soaring😳😳😳😳.

If you don't mind me asking, how many kids do you have? Maybe I'm worrying about this too soon. IDK. Sighhhh.
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) 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) Radiation Therapy 7/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 6, 2018 08:40PM ruthbru wrote:

Jay, I will PM you with my thoughts (in case other people aren't as interested in kids stuff as we are. Smile)

"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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Mar 6, 2018 10:46PM jaymeb wrote:

Ok, thanks Ruth

Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) 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) Radiation Therapy 7/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 8, 2018 10:38AM Opt4Life wrote:

Good day, in recovery but being moved from ICU shortly. Pain being managed well now after switch from morphine to oxy.

PS says all went well and flaps look good. Next up, lunch (after 40 hours w/o food) and a walk about the halls. I’m skeptical about that cause legs feel like jelly still.

All in all feeling okay.

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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Mar 8, 2018 10:55AM TWills wrote:

Awesome Opt4Life! Continued healing!

Dx 11/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/12/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/9/2017 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/30/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Surgery 8/27/2017 Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/1/2018 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Mar 8, 2018 11:15AM ruthbru wrote:

Drink lots of fluids & move around as much as you can handle.

"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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Mar 8, 2018 11:38AM jo6359 wrote:

Opt4life-Great to hear you are moving around. Enjoy your walk. Keep moving.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 10, 2018 10:14PM Tpralph wrote:

Awesome opt4life. Yes try walking daily! Keep ahead of the pain and drink lots of fluids

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 5/18/2017 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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Mar 13, 2018 02:36AM jaymeb wrote:

Hi Ladies

Just checking in to see how everyone is doing. I'm still recuperating from my exchange, and reconstruction. Today was exactly two weeks ago, and I feel much better. The itching was awful, now that has subsided.

Opt4life

Glad your surgery went well. How are you feeling? Are you at home yet? When you're feeling better, I wanted to ask you a few questions about your surgery. Get plenty of rest, and as these ladies have said, fluids, fluids, and more fluids.
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) 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) Radiation Therapy 7/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 13, 2018 05:38PM - edited Mar 13, 2018 05:39PM by Opt4Life

Hey Jay and everyone, I'm home actually—checked out Saturday. Only taking valium, a blood thinner and anti-biotic. Valium makes me a bit sleepy so a 2 or 3 hour nap is required.

I started teleworking a little bit today. My boss, a great person, says do as much or as little as I want...no pressure. So I answered some easy questions via email, set-in on a Skype meeting (that really didn't need me) and chatted with some colleagues about a new project they’retrying to sell to our organization's leadership. That was my 'workday' today.

I did not and will not do anything that requires in-depth thought, research, stress, etc. Everything can await my return to the office in 6 weeks.

I'm in mild discomfort, drain is leaking a bit, and I am still doing the bent over shuffle to go to the frdige, bathroom, etc, Have appointments with PS and BS tomorrow and then I am going to a restaurant with my dress full of drains and all and having a nice lunch with my Mom and best friend.

All things considered feeling okay.

Everyone,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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Mar 13, 2018 08:21PM ruthbru wrote:

Glad you surgery girls are feeling better. I, happily, have no medical news to report. I have subbed almost every day since I got back from Florida, but don't feel too sorry for me. Next week, DH and I take off for 10 days in Arizona. Hopefully it will finally be spring by the time we get back to N.D.

"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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Mar 13, 2018 09:36PM Peregrinelady wrote:

Ruth, glad you are subbing to pay for all these trips! I am jealous. Have started walking again now that the snow is almost gone. 56 today! Had a clean colonoscopy. Yay! Have to go every 5 years since I have had polyps in the past and had an uncle who passed from colon cancer. Also went for wellness check that was fine and now I don’t have another appt. until summer. Happy almost spring!
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/17/2016 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Mar 14, 2018 08:47PM ruthbru wrote:

Congratulations, Peregrine. I do have some good medical news to share too as I 'passed' my annual mammogram (yea and whew).

"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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Mar 14, 2018 08:49PM Legomaster225 wrote:

Wooo hooo!! Congrats on the clean results ladies!!

Oncotype score 39. One node positive at diagnosis negative after preadjuvent chemo. Bilateral cancer discovered at BMX. Left breast was supposed to be prophylactic. :-( Dx 12/3/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/19/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Dx 6/22/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/22/2017, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Surgery 6/22/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 8/22/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 10/17/2017
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Mar 15, 2018 03:54PM helplesslyhoping wrote:

It has been a while since I posted. I was diagnosed with IIB at age 38 and will be 42 in a few months.

My chemo, radiation, and surgery were successful. I take arimidex now and am *not* a fan, but it is better than recurrence.

I do struggle with anxiety, depression, and fatigue related to the med. I also have a lot of muscle weakness, fragility, and skin issues locally due to the rads.

That being said, I am thankful to be here each day.

Hope all of you are well.







Dx 4/20/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Mar 17, 2018 04:58PM Nas wrote:

joined the club 3 months ago at age 38, still in shock.....

Dx 12/5/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/14/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/7/2018 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 19, 2018 03:17PM Molly50 wrote:

Welcome Nas. So sorry you have to join the club. I will be 2 full years on Aromasin/exemestane in April. I started anastrozole in October of 2015 but within a few months my SE's were off the charts. Exemestane has been much easier to tolerate. Almost to the half way point of 5 years on these meds. Congratulations to Ruth and clear colonoscopy for Peregrine!

54 years old. Chek2 mutation. Family history of BC. Oncotype Dx 13 Extensive LVI Dx 6/8/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 7/29/2015, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 7/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Surgery 9/4/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2016 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 7/22/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/21/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant

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