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Topic: Any Texas Hill Country BC Warriors?

Forum: Member Matchup & Virtual Support Meetups —
A place for members, in similar geographic areas, to connect for support, local resources and referrals as well a place to meet up within the community virtually.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013 08:20AM - edited Jun 25, 2013 08:36AM by RMlulu

RMlulu wrote:

Just reaching out to any and all Texas Hill Country BC Warriors?
Where are you on this BC journey...newly diagnosis, in treatment, finishing treatment.

Thought it might we might be surprised to find somebody right in our own backyard who can come alongside and offer encouragement, support, tears, laughter, just be there.

Everything is Bigger in TX...so Hill Country, Piney Woods, Big Valley, West TX, Panhandle, Big D, Gulf Coast...lets help each other on this journey! So hop on and share about yourself...hopefully we can connect and meet in the future.

Cindy

Dx 12/18/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/22/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/13/2013 Hormonal Therapy 5/31/2013 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 17, 2020 06:22AM NY2TXbaby wrote:

sorry that I won’t get to see everyone, but totally understand. Hopefully no one catches this virus! I am flying with my Lysol wipes, mask, etc!! Vicki - hope you are doing well - - and I think of ALL of you often. I know I couldn’t have gotten through those first few smarts, weeks and months without all of your support and advice. Hugs always - Jen, Vicki, Cindy and Terri - you were my rock. Miss you guys., Candy

Dx 9/26/2014, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/27/2014 AC Chemotherapy 12/23/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 3/6/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 3/18/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Apr 2, 2020 04:45PM JWoo wrote:

Hope everyone is doing well!

Candy, hope your trip was easy and uneventful, and that you are now safe st home!

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Apr 4, 2020 11:17AM keepthefaith wrote:

Hi y'all! Always good to hear from you, Jen'. I hope everyone is staying well. All is good here. Getting pretty hard to stay busy without getting out, but this too, shall pass.

Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/2/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/15/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/10/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/31/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2014
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May 3, 2020 09:56PM - edited May 3, 2020 10:02PM by JWoo




l can wait to hug you ladies again, but it sure is tough not socializing like usual!
Hope everyone is doing okay.

John and I have had a rough few weeks, as we lost our elderly kitty, and have had some friends lose family to c19. It's so hard to not be able to hug those you love when they are suffering. So please keep safe, and stay home, mask up, and "wash your hands, Roger!"

❤️❤️❤️


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May 4, 2020 04:45AM NY2TXbaby wrote:

Jen

So sorry to hear about your kitty - it is so hard to lose one if our 4 legged family members.
This is definitely a strange time. I guess I made it back from TX before things really got bad. My flight home was probably the best I have ever had - only 9 people on the flight and everyone was cleaning their own area. That plane was Probably never cleaner! We have been blessed - our area of SW Florida has not been hit hard like the Miami dade area on the southeast coast. But I guess we are all not totally out of the woods yet.
truthfully - I have really enjoyed being home and not having anything to do or anywhere to go! Four of our cruise have been cancelled thus far - and I am glad not to have to pack another suitcase!! But I am definitely not complaining since there are so many that have lost jobs Nd lost loved ones.
I think this would be a lot harder if it were not for technology. I really enjoy seeing how creative everyone has become. Wishing everyone well and continue to be vigilant. Love and hugs - Candy P

PS - all my tests / blood work looked good. I’m officially on a once a year followup with my onco.


Dx 9/26/2014, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/27/2014 AC Chemotherapy 12/23/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 3/6/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 3/18/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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May 10, 2020 05:35AM keepthefaith wrote:

Jen', so sorry to hear about the loss of your fur baby. I miss my Sweet Pea every day. I will probably have a new foster next week. It's always nice to have a furry friend to hang out with, esp right now.

Candy, I'm glad all is well your way!

I have been missing my family, although we have had a few socially-distanced outside only, or in the car visits, it's not the same.

I hope everyone else is doing well~

Take care,

Terri


Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/2/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/15/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/10/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/31/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2014
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Jun 28, 2020 08:07AM vbishop wrote:

Hey all -

Just a quick update. Tumor markers are climbing, we don't know why. PET early Monday, results with Dr. early Tuesday. Possible change in treatment (again)? Who knows? I don't expect the news to be great, but I am prepared with whatever comes. Not giving up yet!!

I will check back in when I know more.

No pity, but prayers are always welcome!

vjbishop.blogspot.com Dx 9/8/2013, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 9/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Dx 9/2019, ILC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Other Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 28, 2020 03:02PM keepthefaith wrote:

Hi Vicki, good to hear from you! You're in my thoughts and prayers. Fingers crossed for good results. Please keep us updated! If you need anything, let us know.

((HUGS))

Terri

Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/2/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/15/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/10/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/31/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2014
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Jun 28, 2020 03:18PM Beaverntx wrote:

Vicki, sending prayers for you!

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 29, 2020 06:18AM NY2TXbaby wrote:

Vicki

So sorry to hear - but praying that results of PET will be positive and they can figure out why the markers are higher. Keep us posted as we all love you! I will ALWAYS remember your thoughtfulness & kindness when I was first diagnosed and underwent surgery. You will probably never know how much that meant to me and how much our little central Texas group has helped me. Lean on us now. I may not be in TX any longer but You have my number - call if you ever just need to chat! I will always be here for you! Sending hugs and prayers. Candy

Dx 9/26/2014, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/27/2014 AC Chemotherapy 12/23/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 3/6/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 3/18/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Jun 29, 2020 04:18PM vbishop wrote:

Thank you, Terri! You still doing real estate? If so, hubby and I would like you keep an eye out for property in Taylor, Coupland, and other small communities that may have reasonable prices. We are hoping to spend 50 to 60 K on land. We would like 5 acres, but may not be able to get it at that price.

Thanks!

vjbishop.blogspot.com Dx 9/8/2013, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 9/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Dx 9/2019, ILC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Other Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 29, 2020 04:20PM vbishop wrote:

So sweet, Candy! I am always here to help, even if its to lend an ear. Thank you for reaching out. I find out results tomorrow. I am not expecting great news, but I am prepared for whatever comes and plan to kick some cancer booty!!

Will update everyone once I know something concrete.

Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes everyone!!

vjbishop.blogspot.com Dx 9/8/2013, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 9/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Dx 9/2019, ILC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Other Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 29, 2020 04:21PM vbishop wrote:

Thank you! Prayers are always welcome!!

vjbishop.blogspot.com Dx 9/8/2013, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 9/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Dx 9/2019, ILC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Other Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jul 1, 2020 04:54AM vbishop wrote:

Update on the PET results. Not good news but could be worse. The tumor on my liver is growing; my liver is swollen and angry (I don't blame her; I would be too), I have new tumors in lymph nodes surrounding the liver and new tumors in lymph nodes in my chest. The tumors in the lymph nodes in my neck have increased in size as well. Two steps forward, three steps back. Sigh.

With all this going on, I feel fine. Imagine that. I start my third treatment protocol in less than a year on Thursday. Eribulin - back to the infusion room; every week for two weeks, then a week off. Rinse and repeat. I've read that the infusion only takes up to 10 minutes. Must be some powerful stuff. I told the doc I wanted something strong enough to kick cancer's butt but not so strong that it kills me before the cancer will.

Let's see what happens. I'm been very lucky so far in how I'm handling treatment. I hope that continues, but hubby and I fear it's about to get real. So …. pulling on the big girl panties and ready for a fight.

Keep the prayers coming. Miss you ladies!!

vjbishop.blogspot.com Dx 9/8/2013, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 9/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Dx 9/2019, ILC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Other Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jul 1, 2020 05:25AM NY2TXbaby wrote:

oh Vicki I am so sorry to hear those results. I have no words - other than to say stay strong & positive as you have been. Praying the third protocol does the trick to turn this around. Think of you daily and keeping you in my prayers. Sending you a giant bear hug💗

Dx 9/26/2014, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/27/2014 AC Chemotherapy 12/23/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 3/6/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 3/18/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Jul 1, 2020 06:41AM keepthefaith wrote:

Vicki, Thanks for the update. That's tough news to receive, but, you never know what treatment might work! I hope you have minimal SE's. I know you're one tough cookie and are up for the fight:).

Kick some butt!!!

Miss y'all too!

((HUGS))

Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/2/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/15/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/10/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/31/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2014
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Jul 1, 2020 08:56AM Beaverntx wrote:

Vicki, hope those big girl panties have lots of pockets so we all can be "in your pocket" over these next weeks! Prayers continue.

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 2, 2020 04:33AM vbishop wrote:

LOL - I love the visual in my head with your statement Thanks so much for the laugh and for the support. I will make sure the panties have loads of pockets for all my BC friends You ladies make this journey tolerable!!

vjbishop.blogspot.com Dx 9/8/2013, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 9/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Dx 9/2019, ILC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Other Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jul 2, 2020 04:35AM vbishop wrote:

Thanks, Terri! Tough news, but not unexpected. We will keep trying until we find something that sticks. I'm not giving up, but we think it's about to get real. I told the doc I wanted something strong enough to kill the cancer but not so strong it kills me in the process. My new treatment is only a 10 minute drip every week for two weeks (plus whatever else they give me - I'll find out today) That must be some powerful stuff! BRING. IT. ON!!

vjbishop.blogspot.com Dx 9/8/2013, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 9/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Dx 9/2019, ILC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Other Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jul 2, 2020 04:40AM vbishop wrote:

I feel the bear hug from Florida to Texas! Thanks for the well wishes and prayers! I only cried once … after telling my kids. They are worried. But … we're fighters. I'm a fighter. I never thought I would see the day where I welcomed chemo! Things change when you are fighting for your life. I'm not done yet. We still have several options to choose from; over twenty treatment options, including genetic and immunotherapy. We are hanging on to these for later.

Anyway, I listen to happy songs all day, dance every day, and focus on staying happy and upbeat. I work at it …. and it helps a lot.

Keep the prayers coming!!.

vjbishop.blogspot.com Dx 9/8/2013, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 9/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Dx 9/2019, ILC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Other Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jul 2, 2020 07:26AM keepthefaith wrote:

Thinking of you today Vicki! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way:)Heart

Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/2/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/15/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/10/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/31/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2014
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Jul 4, 2020 06:24AM vbishop wrote:

Thank you, Terri! Chemo today was uneventful … other than I got a bad headache and a touch of upset tummy. The nurses warned me about the headache The tummy, I'm not surprised. Even though I still have almost a whole bottle of the anti-nausea stuff they gave me months ago, they just prescribed a new medicine that works fast and dissolves on your tongue. An omen of things to come? Probably. I've been so lucky up to now. Odds are I will really lose my hair this time. We will know in another two to three weeks.

vjbishop.blogspot.com Dx 9/8/2013, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 9/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Dx 9/2019, ILC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Other Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jul 9, 2020 07:59AM keepthefaith wrote:

Hi ladies!

I hope everyone is staying well and away from COVID!

Vicki, I hope your SE's are minimal, or better yet, non-existent, while killing Valdemort(?).

Jen', I hope all is well. You have been unusually quiet:)

I have been busy training (or being trained) by my new adopted pup, "Buddy". He is a mess, but we are officially stuck with each other! He is a good walking partner and is great company. He makes me go for a walk every day....I can't tell him no! As it should be. LOL.

I sure do miss my Grandkids. We should be having sleepovers, playing games and having fun. That has been the hardest part for me. I feel like they will be grown up before we can all get together again. But, I know we are all in the same boat.

What have y'all been doing to stay busy?

Stay well, y'all. I can't wait for our next get together!!!

((HUGS))

Terri

Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/2/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/15/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/10/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/31/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2014
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Jul 31, 2020 10:09PM JWoo wrote:

Hi everyone!


Vicki- you know your on my mind always.

Terri- what a beautiful bub!

Candy- I hope you aren't going too stir crazy and you are well. Great results!

Cin- Hope you are well, we sure miss you!

Beaverntx- Hope you and your husband are doing okay!

I'm okay- except I apparently got into a chigger nest and am going to lose my mind with the itching. Haven't had a case since I was quite little. I definitely don't recall it being so painful. 🙄 always something, huh?!

C19 seems to be hitting my world pretty hard. We lost my ex father in law at the beginning of July, and a few more acquaintances. It's just beyond comprehension. And so terribly sad. More so because it could have been so different now, had science denial not been so prevalent.

About to start a major home repair project, and in September, a major yard overhaul. Please wish us luck, we'll need it!

I very much look forward to getting together with y'all again, and send you my love and wishes for heath and joy! 💜💜💜💜💜💜

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Aug 1, 2020 06:28AM Beaverntx wrote:

Yikes, I get so miserable from a couple of mosquito bites (they get to be the size of quarters and itch like fury) can't imagine what a bunch of chiggers would do!!

We are basically staying home except for necessities. Currently waiting for a new HVAC system to be installed--supposed to be Tuesday which will be almost 2 weeks since the old one failed. The good news is that we still have one functioning unit and it includes the main living area and a bedroom we can use. The master bedroom, laundry, and attic room are the area affected. MB stays in the high 70s to low 80s, attic room was 93 when I went up to retrieve something the other evening.

Y'all take care and stay safe.



Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 2, 2020 07:25AM vbishop wrote:

Good Sunday Morning, Everyone!

Candy - I don't think you will be impacted by the hurricane, but I always think of you when these suckers are heading to Florida. Stay safe!

Terri - Love the dog! He is beautiful. What a great companion during quarantine and after! And your are right; not seeing or hugging the grandbabies is pure torture. I have a new granddaughter (my daughter adopted Hazel; they've had her since birth) that I haven't spent near enough time with yet. We do facetime at least once a week and it is so precious. I got lots of kisses, virtual hugs, a game of peek a boo, waves, and lots of smiles and giggles last night. It was great!!

Jen - OMG on the chiggers. I hate those suckers! I am so sorry to hear about your ex-FIL. I am so sorry this virus has hit so close to home for you with both family and friends. I've dodged that bullet so far, but sadly, I think this thing is going to be our life for a while; we will all be touched by it before its over. Hope your itching ends soon and you and John can work happily on your home and landscaping projects!

Beaverntx - Hope all is well for you and your family.

Cindy - I hope you are having fun in your travels and that you and hubby are staying safe.

I recently updated my blog so you can get more details there. Here is the 1000 mile high version of where we are, cancer wise. First, I am feeling pretty good. No real complaints. Tumor markers are heading down, not to the extent I'd like but down is better than up. My WBC was normal last week for the first time in months. But they jumped a lot this week to 9.5, which is high; ANC is high as well. Typically this is a sign of infection. They took a urine sample; bacteria and WBC were found, so they prescribed antibiotics to play it safe. They are waiting on the culture to determine what more, if anything needs to be done.

I just finished cycle 2 and I am entering into my off week. I start cycle 3 on August 14th. We will do tumor marker tests again then. The plan is to try to get through three cycles and do a PET the end of August. So far so good. The tumor in my neck appears to have gone down, but it could be wishful thinking. I am handling chemo well, again, with little or no side effects. I am getting fat, partly because I am not walking as much in this heat, partly because of the steroids I am getting to fight nausea. Since the nausea isn't bad and I can deal without taking anything, they dropped them from 10 ml to 4. We may drop them again to 2 on the 14th or stop them altogether if I continue to handle this chemo with little or no nausea. Fingers cross!

I can't wait to see all you ladies again! In the meantime, virtual hugs all the way around!!Hug Hug Hug Hug Hug

vjbishop.blogspot.com Dx 9/8/2013, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 9/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Dx 9/2019, ILC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Other Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Sep 4, 2020 06:47PM vbishop wrote:

It's been a while, ladies!

I had a PET last week and tumor marker labs. Everything going down, well except for one tumor in my neck (the only one I can feel) but it is stable. Tumor markers down by a lot! We stay the course. Two more cycles and then another PET. My history of treatments working three to four months before my cancer wises up leaves me cautiously optimistic but happy that the next PET is not so far away. We want to catch things earlier enough so we don't loose all progress, as has happened in the past.

No new tumors this time, so that is also a plus!!

Anyway, blog updated with details. I am feeling happy, blessed, grateful.

Hoping all of you and yours are hanging in there and are well. Maybe we can plan a get together soon ..... outside, with masks, social distance, for a few minutes. Virtual hugs all the way around.

Love you guys! You may not know it, but I always feel the love and support from all of you, even when we don't "speak" for weeks.

So blessed to have found all of you! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! C'mon fall!!


vjbishop.blogspot.com Dx 9/8/2013, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 9/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes Dx 9/2019, ILC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/7/2020 Other Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Sep 5, 2020 08:43AM keepthefaith wrote:

Vicki,

So good to hear from you and so happy for the good news!!! SillyHeart

I hope all of you are staying well. I am definitely ready for some cooler weather and some adventures with Buddy. He loves car rides and long walks.

Stay well everyone~

((HUGS))

Terri


Dx 9/17/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/2/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/25/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 1/15/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 2/10/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/31/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2014
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Nov 3, 2020 07:20PM Beaverntx wrote:

Just checking in, all is essentially the same here. Limiting trips outside the house. I fell about 6 weeks ago, led with my chin and broke two front teeth. Scheduled for permanent replacement mid November; in fourth of what may be six weeks of physical therapy for soft tissue injury (similar to tennis elbow) to non dominant arm. DH and I celebrating 58th anniversary of our wedding today. Overall, life is good.

How is everybody doing?




Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 6, 2020 08:34AM - edited Nov 6, 2020 08:56AM by HappyandWell

Hello,

I'm moving to the Texas Hill Country soon and one of my biggest concerns is leaving my great doctors behind. I'm not undergoing active treatment but am being monitored for BC recurrence once a year with bloodwork and mammograms. Does anyone have a recommendation for an oncologist in San Antonio or Austin? I need to find other specialists also, including a gynecologic oncologist, so I'm leaning toward something like the MD Anderson group in San Antonio.

Thank you!

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