Topic: Stage 2 Sisters Club

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

Posted on: Jul 27, 2013 12:13PM - edited Aug 8, 2013 10:34AM by NisaVilla

Posted on: Jul 27, 2013 12:13PM - edited Aug 8, 2013 10:34AM 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 4/23/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 6/23/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/26/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/4/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/23/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Jul 29, 2014 04:51PM ruthbru wrote:

Let us know how it goes, Nisa.

"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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Jul 30, 2014 12:10PM NisaVilla wrote:

Mjs -  the reason for changing implants is they are too close together and a too tight.   The shape and feel are perfect and I'm a bit afraid this change could result in new problems. I was a small B prior and was given a large B. I asked for same size but surgeon went ffor a bit bigger.  I need to visit the reconstruction thread and read up on whether a change will be worth the trouble of more time under the knife. Are you happy with yours?

Ruth - I will keep you posted.  Where are you going next... Ms Travel :)

From the low traffic on this thread, I like to think everyone is out and about having a great summer.

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 4/23/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 6/23/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/26/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/4/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/23/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Jul 30, 2014 12:47PM mjsgumbas wrote:

Nisa - I was a B also and now PS made me a full D.  I know what you mean them being odd.  Mine are not too close but they are wide - if that makes sense.  I have natural looking cleavage with the Soma bras I bought.  There was alot of trial & error finding the right bra to get a nice look.  I am really happy with how mine turned out, even though there was a lot of stretching involved and fear of skin dying issues... I think you have to be happy more than anything.  Hope it won't be a major recovery and you'll feel better. 

Dx 4/1/2013, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/24/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 5/28/2013 Surgery 11/6/2013 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/30/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 2/26/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 30, 2014 01:30PM ruthbru wrote:

Summer is finally being really nice here, so I know I am enjoying it anyway!

"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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Jul 31, 2014 01:50AM Delvzy wrote:

My implants are the same size as my normal breasts were but don't feel as soft and flexible as normal breasts . In a dress they seem to stick out more and I find the dress harder to zip up. In aust here it is freezing with wild winds . We don't get  snow here in Northern Victoria but it has been forecast !

Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/10/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/22/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+
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Jul 31, 2014 05:39AM missingmercury wrote:

I am not doing recon yet, but the PS I saw seemed more interested in his idea of proportion and making assumptions as to what I would be happy with.  I do not want to be a large D again.

Dx 2/24/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 4/27/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 6/24/2014 AC Targeted Therapy 9/16/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/16/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes
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Jul 31, 2014 06:40AM specialk wrote:

delvzy - I just looked up Bendigo, my dad was from Ringwood - not too far!

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 16 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 2013-2018. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, IHC
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Aug 1, 2014 04:06PM gardengumby wrote:


I did a DIEP recon.  I asked to be a size C.  What do I have?  DD.  The PS said he didn't want to have to reduce my other breast too much - in the long run, I think I'm glad, because I didn't lose hardly any feeling in the reduced breast, but I so much wanted to be smaller.  In fact I'm not exactly certain how much he reduced as opposed to simply tightened stuff up...  :)  And, of course, I don't want to be smaller enough to be willing to go under the knife again....

Nisa - let us know how you are doing. 

I've been taking a break from BCO, as I was too down in the dumps for a bit.  But I'm back now, so y'all will just have to put up with me.  :)

BRCA1 & 2 negative - 3 family members. Oncotype 14. DCIS 7.5 cm, intermediate Dx 10/28/2010, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/20/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Aug 1, 2014 05:04PM NisaVilla wrote:

Sounds like several of us wanted something and our surgeons decided otherwise! I read other similar stories.  In my case, my surgeon is a beautiful woman so she must have thought she was doing me a favor, ha!  I'm pretty ambivalent about another surgery because I have to decide between a smaller gummies or the older round style that are more prone to rippling...and what do I know about the difference!

Garden - I always go to my stoic friends when I need their strength and to my wimpy friends when I need someone that can relate to my fears.  I'm a wimp so count on me for hugs on bad days either on this thread or PM 💕

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 4/23/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 6/23/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/26/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/4/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/23/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Aug 1, 2014 05:05PM ruthbru wrote:

Glad to see you back, garden!

"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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