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Posted on: Sep 29, 2009 07:57PM

Sunris wrote:

Just scrolled through all the topics and really didn't find a TEXAS thread.....I know Texas is big, but starting up a Texas thread may could make some of us feel more connected in a sense, being from the same state ?? 

 I live in the Houston area. 

Dawn

Dx 3/9/2009, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 29, 2009 08:01PM ajlive wrote:

What a great Idea.  Hi Dawn!  I live in Kilgore.

Oncotype Score: 12. Radiation: 33 Treatments. HRT: Tamoxefin. Dx 2/24/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 29, 2009 08:04PM Sunris wrote:

Hello ajlive,

How ironic.... I grew up in Longview area!!   Welcome to our new Texas thread.....Now, as big as Texas is, we should get a lot of response here.  

Dx 3/9/2009, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 29, 2009 08:13PM ajlive wrote:

What a small world. 

Oncotype Score: 12. Radiation: 33 Treatments. HRT: Tamoxefin. Dx 2/24/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 29, 2009 09:29PM Texgirl wrote:

Hi, I'm from the Beaumont area..E. Texas.....Great idea !

Dx 2/8/2005, ILC/IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 22/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2009 10:05AM MomoB wrote:

Hello ladies,

I also live in the Houston "area".  It's good to see who else is in Texas.

MomoB Dx 1/19/2010, IDC, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2009 10:58AM Texas357 wrote:

As you can tell by my screen name, I'm in Texas as well. I'm in the north Houston area.

DX 9/08, ILC, Stage 3A, ER+/PR+, HER2-, 7/13 pos nodes. Mastectomy & six months chemo & 32 rads.Prophy mx 8/09 and they found DCIS and LCIS. Implant only on proph side; LD flap on rad side. 13 surgeries since diagnosis.
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Sep 30, 2009 01:36PM steffief wrote:

I am also from Houston and would love to get to know some local ladies.

Dx 1/28/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 6/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2009 03:04PM Sunris wrote:

Hi Ladies,

Thanks to all of you for sharing your locations.   I must admit that I am still a bit shocked that a TEXAS thread hasn't had more response.   Looks like there are many of us from the Houston area.  Anyone have any ideas on how to get together?

Maybe we could start here by telling a bit about ourselves? 

I'm Dawn and I live in Atascocita / Kingwood area.  I am single with grown children and have 4 beautiful grandchildren.  I work approx. 45 hrs per week.  I have only lived here for 3 years.  Much of my time here has been spent working ( 1st two years was spent working 60+ hrs) therefore I really have not experienced many of the things that this area has to offer.   I have somewhat thrown myself into work as I have experienced empty nest syndrome in the past few years.   I guess I have somewhat found that I kinda feel " no longer needed"? .....aahhh, the joys of empty nest syndrome.  I have finally slowed down my work load and am now seeking to find more quality of life. ...... well, in the midst of that , this cancer diagnosis came along so once again I was slowed down .. after work all I felt like doing was resting.  I am nearing the end of my treatment and am hoping to regain my QOL in the soon near future.  I want to learn to live more, laugh more, stop & smell the roses more.....I was dx March '09 and have since completed chemo & surgery and will be going for rad simulation Oct. 6 with my first session to begin on the Oct. 12th.  I WILL regain my life.  I gained some weight while on steroids with the chemo and am also now trying to line out my journey of losing it and getting more fit.  Ok.....who's next ???

Feel free to connect with me on Facebook, but please indicate whom you are as I may not recognize your user name. 

Dawn Cagle

Dx 3/9/2009, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2009 03:06PM Sunris wrote:

MoMoB,

 I see that you are also Triple Negative.......Have you been NED since completing your treatments back in 2005 ?? 

Dx 3/9/2009, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2009 06:56PM camping4cancer wrote:

Agreed.... Seeing how's the Susan G Komen foundation is Headquartered in none other than Dallas, Texas

-Will (Founder: www.campingforcancer.com)
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Sep 30, 2009 07:34PM MomoB wrote:

Hello Sunris,

No, I haven't been NED since my 2005 diagnosis.  I had a recurrence in 2008.  Same breast, same type.  I am 60 and I did not choose to do chemo or rads.  So far, all my routine scans have come back clear.  I have scans and a mamo every six months.  You sound like a really busy lady!  I know there are a lot more Texas ladies out there who haven't posted yet.

MomoB Dx 1/19/2010, IDC, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2009 10:35PM ReneeJean wrote:

I am in the Metroplex...just south of Ft. Worth in Burleson.  We moved here in 2006 from N. Cali.  I grew up near the Zoo in FW but lived for 20+ years in N. Cali after a time in Alaska, so it was a huge change for me and an even bigger one for my family.    

There are a lot of texas ladies on these boards, esp in the Metroplex. I am sure we will be hearing from them too! 

Renee Jean Dx 7/7/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2009 10:49PM txstardust wrote:

Hi y'all, I'm in San Antonio, and hope to find some others to connect with.  Seems like a lot of people in Houston and Dallas.  

I moved here in 1990 from Philadelphia PA when I started college.  At this point, I've lived in TX longer than I lived in PA, so can I call myself a Texan now? Tongue out

ReneeJean, nice to see you here!  I was wondering where Burleson was.

Everyone have a great evening!

Peace... 

Dx 8/10/2009, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2009 09:31AM Sunris wrote:

Welcome to all you beautiful Texas women!!!  

TxStarDust.....I hereby declare you an official Texan....hehe

I lived in San Antonio for 6 years prior to transferring here to Houston area 3 years ago....San Antonio is such a great place!

Dx 3/9/2009, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2009 10:04AM susanb2 wrote:

Hi from Fort Worth. I was diagnosed in April 2009. Had a double MX in June and I'm scheduled for reconstruction Oct. 9.  Good idea for a Texas thread. I always run into a lot of Texans whereever I go.

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Oct 1, 2009 10:16AM mommy2two wrote:

Hello Ladies,

I grew up in Fort Worth and now live in the Crowley/Burleson area.  I'm 34 years old and have an 11 year old daughter and 9 year old son.  I work full-time and spend lots of time at football practice/games with my son and basketball with my daughter.  I'm also in school full-time trying to get my Masters degree.  I was diagnosed this August, had a lumpectomy on 9/8 with no node involvement and clear margins.  I'm now awaiting results from my oncotype test to see if I need chemo, if not then I will be starting rads late this month. I have been a frequent visitor of this site for a while but this is my first time to post.  I am excited to connect with my fellow Texans!

Dx 10/11/2017, LCIS, Left
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Oct 1, 2009 10:19AM Sunris wrote:

Mommy2two,

So glad to finally hear your voice!!  lol.     You are one busy woman.  I hope you don't have to endure the yuckness of taking chemo!!   

Dx 3/9/2009, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2009 10:39AM ReneeJean wrote:

1.   So, where is everyone's favorite place to visit in our own state?

We love to head to San Antonio for a short weekend....or S. Padre for a very long one (that 12 hour drive is a killer).  We hope to explore the Big Bend region this next spring. 

2.  And what is cool/unique  about where you live in Texas?

 The metroplex is huge and offers something for everyone.  You can catch a rodeo or go to one of the best art museums in the world---all within walking distance of each other!  Cowboy boots with $5000 suits on men, women in full length mink coats (only in winter) walking next to women in dusters....all attending the same event.  The Ft. Worth Zoo is the best.  We have major league football, baseball and hockey!   And the best part....you can be in the country in less than 20 miles.  We live very rurally but very close to the city...I love that about here!   I used to have to drive 50 miles to get to the 'city' in Cali...I am 5 from Burleson which has everything I need and 20 miles from FW where I work and shop for things I can't  find locally.  What I don't like is the weather most of the year.....LOL.  Miss Cali weather!

Renee Jean Dx 7/7/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 12, 2009 11:55PM snuziq wrote:

Hi everyone,

I am in McKinney, a bit north of Dallas.  They say I was born in Oklahoma but my family moved here before I was six months old so I have always been a Texan in my mind. Wink

 In response to ReneeJean's questions:

 1.  My favorite place to visit in Texas is Austin.  I love how the hippies are right next to the politicians and the surrounding country side is awesome for motorcycle rides.

2. I can't think of anything very unique about McKinney other than I can grow different plants here than I could in Richardson where I grew up because it is just far enough north to be in a different hardiness zone.  It's a nice place to live and someday we will be big enough for an actual fabric store!

Be yourself. Who else is better qualified? Dx 7/16/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 16, 2009 09:04AM swest wrote:

Hello everyone!  I just found this thread. 

I am 43 and single.  I live in the Houston/Pearland area. I was diagnosed October 2008.  Finished chemo and had bilateral mx.  I am still in the process of reconstruction.

I can't wait to get to know everyone!

Dx 10/22/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 21, 2009 04:27PM Mom_of_boys wrote:

Hi... from the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex area.  My two "boys" actually turned 21 and 23 last month and are in college!

~Jan~

Dx 12/5/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 21, 2009 04:31PM Sherri_V wrote:

I'm in FAR North Texas, in a suburb of Gainesville (right on the border of Oklahoma). I'm 43 and have been diagnosed for less than 2 weeks.  First appt. with oncologist in Denton tomorrow...

From the reaction of most around me, I shouldn't be expressing any negativity as I will most likely ruin the night tonight...excuse me?!  I have cancer!

Sherri V. Dx 10/9/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 21, 2009 05:21PM Mom_of_boys wrote:

Sherri...... do you know how to PM yet?  I live VERY close to you.

Dx 12/5/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 25, 2009 07:22PM Sunris wrote:

Hi everyone!!   Geez, I haven't even been on this thread in a while.  Sorry!! 

So how's everyone doing ?  Getting all pumped about the upcoming holidays? Bahumbug! LOL

Welcome to all the newcomers!    Hope you all had a great weekend! 

Dx 3/9/2009, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 26, 2009 12:27PM Maggietx wrote:

I just happened on your post. I'm in your North Texas area--Gainesville. I just finished 5 years with breast cancer. I don't think there is any groups in town here. I have kind of stumbled thru with the help of a lot of great people on here.I will help you if I can.

Maggie

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Oct 26, 2009 10:05PM ReneeJean wrote:

How are all our Texas women?  Anyone grown webs between their toes yet?  I don't think any part of Texas has been dry lately......  We had over 4 inches at our house in the last 24 hours!  And it is CHILLY tonight.  Put the flannel sheets and comforter on the bed today.  Probably the earliest I have ever done that, but I refuse to turn the heater on in October...LOL. 

Hope all is well with everyone. Stay dry and warm.  Hugs.

Renee Jean Dx 7/7/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 26, 2009 10:37PM Jenniferz wrote:

Another Texas lady here. I am in SE Texas, about 50 miles west of Houston. I am retired now, becoming a caregiver of an elderly mother and substitue in a few area schools. I was diagnosed 3 years ago, right after I retired, had a mrm, but because of tiny tumors, didn't qualify for chemo, although now, it would be different. I am taking Femara, and have two more years to go on it. I am married, have three daughters, two sons-in law, and one grandson who is 16. PLUS, almost more furkids than you can shake a stick at!!

Renee, in our area, we've been jealous of your rains, but did receive 2 inches today. Water everywhere! Loving this cooler weather.

Jeninfer

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Nov 11, 2009 04:40AM - edited Nov 11, 2009 04:42AM by dsgirl

Hello Fellow Texans

I have been reading and posting some since July 09, but never got to look around the whole site until tonite (can't sleep), so I thought I'd post here too. I live in a small town claiming to be located on the Heart of Texas, population 5523.

We retired here in 2004, and have really enjoyed the hill county and the rural living. Little did we worry about ever needing a doctor or specialist, we were gonna play.

Anyway decided to travel to DFW area for surgery, and now travel to San Angelo for radiation, will soon be done with that, and hope to get back to some kind of normal, living and enjoying being exactly where we chose to be.  San Antonio and South Padre Island are my two favorite places to visit in Texas, I like warm or hot weather better than cold, snow and ice, so I am in the right place finally.

Jennifer, I noticed you are taking femara, how are you doing with that may I ask ?  I tend to get all the side effects of all the meds I have ever been on, lucky me, and femara seems to be in my future.

Thanks

dsgirl

Dx 6/23/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 7/28/2009 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 9/13/2009 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 13, 2009 05:16PM Jenniferz wrote:

Dsgirl,

Femara started out pretty strong, but as the months go by, things did level off. The most annoying was the thinned hair, but I guess if that's all that happens, then I'm lucky. I have had some joint pain, but nothing that Tylenol can't handle. I have high cholesterol, but that could have happened before bc. I got the joy of experiencing hot flashes again on this drug, but nothing I really needed help for. They have subsided for the most part...once in awhile one errupts.

I've done fine with it, and I'm sure you will, too!

Jennifer

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Dec 4, 2009 05:41PM dsgirl wrote:

Hello Texas ladies,

Anyone else have snow today ?    Wow, that was a wakeup call, looked pretty but I really don't like cold weather and am glad it's already melted.

dsgirl

Dx 6/23/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 7/28/2009 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 9/13/2009 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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