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Topic: Anyone in So Ca area?

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Posted on: May 19, 2017 01:38AM

Mimi2kleh wrote:

I'm in the Santa Clarita Valley. Anyone else here, or neighboring areas or valleys? Smile

Dx 10/2011, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/11/2011 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 12/9/2011 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 12/29/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 6/6/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 7/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 5/2017, IDC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/lungs/other, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/18/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 9/20/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 9/20/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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May 19, 2017 02:31AM Trishyla wrote:

Mimi2kleh,

I'm in the Pasadena area. I have a friend in Glendale who is stage 4 triple negative, and another friend in West Covina. Stefajoy was trying to arrange a meet-up of LA area stage 4 women, but wasn't able to work it out. There are actually quite a few of us in the greater LA area. The stage four threads are a good place to find others who are dealing with MBC.

Trish

Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 9/6/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/4/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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May 19, 2017 02:53AM Mimi2kleh wrote:

Hi Trish, nice to "meet" you. I'm slowly scanning the threads, it's such a big board! Just made my first post in the Xeloda thread. I would be up for meet ups in the future. I can see how it could be hard to arrange get togethers, with many going thru different treatments.

Dx 10/2011, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/11/2011 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 12/9/2011 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 12/29/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 6/6/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 7/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 5/2017, IDC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/lungs/other, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/18/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 9/20/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 9/20/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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May 20, 2017 01:54AM Trishyla wrote:

Hey Mimi2kleh,

Just saw your reply. You're right, it can be difficult for people going through treatment to coordinate schedules. As I mentioned, I have a couple of friends who are also dealing with breast cancer. It usually takes us a while to just plan for two of us to get together. But it is really nice having someone to talk to who "gets it".

I've finished with most of my active treatment. I still have to complete my reconstruction, and since I had some micromets in one of my lymph nodes, I'll be monitored pretty closely for the next couple of years. But other than that, it's back to my "real" life.

Based on your info, it looks like you were diagnosed stage four right off. I'm so sorry. That's what happened to one of my friends. It's so hard for her since she has a three year old son. This disease sucks.

You can private message me if you'd like. You'll have to add me to your friends' list first.

Trish


Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 9/6/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/4/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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May 20, 2017 03:38AM Mimi2kleh wrote:

Trish, I didn't start off Stage IV, my first Dx wasn't showing the date in my signature, I've fixed it now. Winking

I'll pm you.

~Anne

Dx 10/2011, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/11/2011 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 12/9/2011 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 12/29/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 6/6/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 7/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 5/2017, IDC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/lungs/other, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/18/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 9/20/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 9/20/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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May 20, 2017 03:16PM Trishyla wrote:

Great. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Trish

Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 9/6/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/4/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Aug 22, 2017 01:12AM Wemma wrote:

Hi I'm in the Pasadena area as well. Just finished round 4 last week. Feeling pretty miserable and hope it's almost done. I don't know how to add diagnosis yet.

Wemma
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Aug 25, 2017 05:29PM Mimi2kleh wrote:

Welcome Wemma.

Dx 10/2011, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/11/2011 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 12/9/2011 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 12/29/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 6/6/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 7/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 5/2017, IDC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/lungs/other, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/18/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 9/20/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 9/20/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Sep 6, 2017 11:08PM Jackster51 wrote:

Hey So Cal Ladies.... If anyone is in need of 3D Areolas/Nipples - they are being offered for free during the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month!

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Mar 11, 2019 07:29PM Ailurophile wrote:

Hi everyone! I am from orange county. Nice to cyber meet you!

Dx 7/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/17/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 1/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, ER+, HER2- Surgery 2/5/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Mar 11, 2019 10:57PM Trishyla wrote:

Welcome, Ailurophile. This is a pretty quiet thread. Don't think anyone has been here since last summer.

Even though I live in L.A. now, I'm originally from Irvine. Don't get back there very often. Most of my family has left the O.C.

Hope all is going well for you, and that your treatment is effective and tolerable.

Trish


Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 9/6/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/4/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Mar 12, 2019 04:59AM Ailurophile wrote:

Hi Trish

I am glad to be a part of this group. Thank you so much for the warm welcome.

what a coincidence! I am from Irvine too!


Dx 7/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/17/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 1/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 2, ER+, HER2- Surgery 2/5/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Apr 29, 2019 02:45PM IAmACat wrote:

Hello, I am in the Pasadena area. Just saying hi!

All my memories, relationships and experiences will be lost in time, like tears in rain. (Blade Runner 1982) Dx 3/2019, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 15/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 4/16/2019 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 6/9/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 6/11/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 6/11/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 6/11/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Radiation Therapy 11/11/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Jun 29, 2020 03:57PM Lala55 wrote:

Hi


I am very keen to have direct to implant reconstruction instead of expanders. I can't find a PS in San Diego who does this.

Does anyone have a recommendation?

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Aug 2, 2020 02:46PM avivit wrote:

I believe Dr. Kruper from City of Hope in Duarte (near Pasadena) does that. I have a consultation with her in 9 days.

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