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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Aug 6, 2014 05:04AM missingmercury wrote:

Chemo day and I woke up sick with a painful throat, slightly runny nose and bundling up against the chill.  ugh.  Good thing I am seeing the nurses this morning. 

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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Aug 6, 2014 02:51PM sandie1973 wrote:

Thanks ruthbu for the exercise tip :) 

Aspirin has been in the news in the UK, they say taking an aspirin a day for 10 years can prevent certain cancers. Do you take an aspirin daily? If so, did you start taking it after active treatment finished? x

Dx 14/4/14 Stage IIa Grade 3 IDC 1cm ER+/PR+ HER2 - 1/9 nodes Dx 4/14/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/11/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 5/11/2014 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 6/18/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/10/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Hormonal Therapy 12/2/2014 Radiation Therapy 1/18/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Aug 6, 2014 03:04PM ruthbru wrote:

I have taken a daily low dose aspirin for a number of years (history of heart disease in the family).  I think (but can't remember for sure) that I kept taking it during  treatment (which I would have had okayed by my oncologist); if you aren't already on it, ask about the timing with yours.

"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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Aug 6, 2014 04:43PM mjsgumbas wrote:

missing - hope you are feeling better soon!!

Nisa - is your scan next week?

I've been taking full dose aspirin since I started tamoxifen last May per my MO. Except for around surgeries. 

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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Aug 7, 2014 04:32AM Delvzy wrote:

Specialk week has improved somewhat thank goodness . I have found exercise very helpful I walk or jog a bit about 5 times a week. I slightly improved my diet and ate less carbs and more lean meat fruit and veggies. I still have my fresh coffee 3 times a day and the odd cake or chocolate. I don't drink any milk any more or eat cheese. One  thing I did do is learn relaxation breathing which I do when I get stressed or tired I also was incredibly stressed for years before diagnosis . I also take vit d magnesium vit c and various b vitamins that I lack

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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Aug 7, 2014 07:39AM specialk wrote:

delvzy - I eat similarly to you and have found it helpful.  Participated in a study after chemo about stress reduction through meditation - was priceless in helping me to maintain an even keel.  Glad your week improved - trouble seems to come in bunches.

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 7, 2014 05:29PM justamy wrote:

Hi. I was diagnosed with with BC about 3 weeks ago. I have IDC stage 2a grade 1 in my right breast. They think I have small tumors in my left breast too. They saw some suspicious stuff in the MRI so they are doing a MRI guided biopsy on Monday to get a better look( not good- I about had a panic attack last MRI)...so I'll find out then...if I do have tumors in lefty we are looking at BMX. Chemo was supposed to start tomorrow but I got sweets syndrome ( another gift from cancer) and was hospitalized for 4 days so all was put off...now I start on the 21st. I did find out that I do not have the genetic mutation which is awesome since I have an 18 year old daughter. It all seems like a whirlwind right now...I'm glad I found you lovely ladies. I look forward to getting to know you all.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 1:8 Dx 7/18/2014, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/18/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/20/2014 AC Chemotherapy 10/19/2014 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 2/2/2015 Mastectomy: Right Surgery 2/2/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Surgery 2/9/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 2/16/2015 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 3/25/2015 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 8/5/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Aug 7, 2014 05:47PM bevin wrote:

Hi  Justamy

there and welcome. I'm sorry you're facing this but it sounds like your doctors are on top of things.  If I can suggest, ask for Valium for the MRI. I get bothered by them too and now with the valium, they don't phase me.

Best wishes and keep us posted on your progress.

Age 45, Oncotype 11, Primary Tumor 2.1 cm, smaller satellite tumor nearby Dx 5/1/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/9/2010 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/9/2010 Breast
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Aug 7, 2014 06:25PM ruthbru wrote:

Hi Amy, so sorry that you are here, but also so glad that you found us. I think it does help to have people who really, truly know what you are going through because we have 'been there, done that' ourselves. You are in the very worst part, once you figure out a treatment plan, then you just do it and get it over with. Hang in there, and keep us posted. We will help out if questions when we can, and are good listeners when you just need to vent!

"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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Aug 8, 2014 04:03AM missingmercury wrote:

Hi Amy, this is a great forum.  I get great support here.

Mjs, my cold is worse, I was sneezing yesterday.  Not good since I have toxic fluids two days after chemo.  My blood counts were good so had chemo.

I found this great lady who crochets hairy hats for chemo patients free.  She will sell hats and her patterns to other people, but it is to support the ones she gives away.  She had brain cancer and then had a friends develop bc.  I was thinking how I missed the soft feel of hair on my neck.  I was thinking those old caps some flappers wore with the beading that gave movement would be cool.  She uses hairy yard and will even do a fringe for bangs or all around.  Before I found her website, I found her in a herald article and I emailed her to see if she would share a pattern, not know she sold them.  She emailed me back a link to her patterns and then took my measurement to do a hat for me, even if I am doing one myself.  Such a nice lady.  Lynn Olive. hairyhatsforcancer.com.

Kathy

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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