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Forum: Your Furry Friends —

Share pictures and stories of the four-legged friends who make your day-to-day lives better!

Posted on: Aug 17, 2015 03:11PM - edited Aug 18, 2015 09:34AM by Smaarty

Smaarty wrote:

a thread for crazy cat ladies! I thought maybe just pics of your own cats, and if there's not enough then just any old cat you can find!

I have 8. Technically only 5 are mine, the others think they live here. Mostly because I feed them with everybody else and they never seem to leave!


Dx 4/29/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 5/31/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Surgery 10/28/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 2/3/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/5/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/24/2017
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Mar 17, 2018 03:21AM feelingfeline wrote:

This is Elliott, the photo was taken by his foster carer. We are picking him up tomorrow, weather permitting (there is a snow forecast). He is 12 weeks old. We actually applied for a cat rather than a kit as we know kittens get homes easier than cats, but the cat charity matched us up with Elliott as we already have a cat Arthur (age 4.5) and Elliott is currently being fostered in a home that has 6 cats and shows no stress being around new cats. We have been told to keep Elliott in a separate room at first and only gradually introduce him to Arthur to give Arthur time to get used to the idea.

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 17, 2018 07:01AM EastcoastTS wrote:

Exciting, feelingfeline! A new kitten. What joy!!!

Elliott is so adorable.

Dx@ 49. Oncotype: 14, BRCA 1/2- Dx 1/4/2017, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/26/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/6/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 17, 2018 08:49AM kathindc wrote:

Aww, Elliott is such a cutie. Love the name

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Mar 17, 2018 12:21PM Wren44 wrote:

What a beautiful kitten! We always segregate our fosters at first. We found our cat playing patty paw under the door with one foster. Decided they would get along fine. Have fun watching them play.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Mar 18, 2018 08:44AM - edited Mar 18, 2018 08:45AM by feelingfeline

Thanks. That is a lovely story about the patty paw kitties. We have had to put off collecting him until Tuesday due to heavy snow and gales. Second deep snow in a couple of weeks. Snow is rare here, most years we don't see any. Its quite an event when it happens and we have to pretty much close down everything as we are not equipped for it, our vehicles don't have snow tyres etc. Little Elliott is being fostered about an hours drive from our home. He will be worth the wait though.

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 19, 2018 04:55PM TaRenee wrote:

He likes it under the covers. Apparently he doesn’t want to be disturbed in his fort. So he just stays in there till he is ready to come out. He’ll be back under there in the middle of the night too.

Dx 7/29/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 9/25/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/29/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Mar 20, 2018 01:20AM feelingfeline wrote:

awww Heart

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 22, 2018 03:46AM - edited Mar 22, 2018 05:02AM by feelingfeline


This is Elliott. He is quite timid but purrs like a lion. BIg paws on a tiny body. Makes me think he might be going to be a big cat. He has not met our cat Arthur yet. Elliott and his paraphanelia are locked in the dining room, Arthur has the rest of the house. Arthur seems relaxed but has definitely seen Elliott through the window from outside. Hoping for a happy, gradual introduction. It is not a bad thing to have Elliott confined to one room for a bit as he is so small he can hide so many places! We sometimes cant find him in the one room, it would definitely be harder in the whole house. My lovely old ladies Nina and Lakme (aka Beastie) died aged 20 and 18 in 2011, which means if you take 18 from 2011 last time I had a kitten was 1993, so I am bowled over how tiny he is. He is 12 weeks so old enough to have been adopted but he looks like an absolute baby to me.

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 22, 2018 07:29AM Spookiesmom wrote:

peek a boo, I see you! He’s a cutie 🤩

Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Mar 22, 2018 10:28AM Wren44 wrote:

He is really adorable. You're right about it being better not to have to search the whole house. Big paws probably do mean he'll be a large cat.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Mar 22, 2018 10:30AM EastcoastTS wrote:

Beautiful eyes. I bet he really blossoms in your loving care. My rescues have. ;)

Dx@ 49. Oncotype: 14, BRCA 1/2- Dx 1/4/2017, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/26/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/6/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 22, 2018 06:13PM - edited Mar 22, 2018 06:17PM by riley702

I'm a bad kitty mama. I totally spaced Pearl and Wren's 6 month mark. I was counting from when we got them instead of when they were born. So, huge shock and chagrin the other day when Wren went into heat. Facepalm. She's happy and confused, pulling herself along the carpet and purr-trilling to everyone and being friendly to people, animals, and objects. The adult cats treat her like she's drunk at a party and they're embarrassed for her. Pearl isn't in heat yet, but has been trying to hump Wren and seemingly a bit punchy herself. Finn is goofily confused by his sisters' behavior (thank God we got him snipped 2 months ago), and stares at them like he's wondering WTH? The vet said their next batch of surgeries is April 6 and she'll be out of heat within 3 to 5 days. So, the girls have a date with the doc. Pearl may very well go through heat herself by then. Wren has been more reserved than the others, so her rubbing up against me in bed and trilling at me is kinda fun, but I have apologized to her. Bad me!

Carolyn - Initially diagnosed in 2010 and threw everything at it they would let me throw at it. My 2 sentinel nodes were negative, yet in 2017, it came baaack! in my right lung. Dx 1/26/2010, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 2/9/2010 Avastin (bevacizumab) Chemotherapy 2/9/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel), Xeloda (capecitabine) Surgery 9/5/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/19/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 12/14/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2011 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 10/1/2011 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx 3/2018, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/lungs, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 24, 2018 01:40AM feelingfeline wrote:

Funny! Arthur was humping the cushions when we first got him (stray aged 9 months) poor thing was being driven mad by his hormones urging him to mate. It seems cruel to give them an op but it is a balancing act - kinder for a domestic animal not to be driven mad by their own hormones, or get out and bring more homeless kittens into being when there are so many cats and kittens in shelters already looking for homes.

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 24, 2018 01:41AM feelingfeline wrote:

Elliott is beginning to make himself at home.

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 24, 2018 05:50AM CeliaC wrote:

Elliott is so adorable. Love those little tufts of fur at the top of his ears. He has eyes that I could easily get lost in. Lucky you and lucky him.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Mar 24, 2018 08:18AM Tappermom383 wrote:

Elliott is such a handsome kitty! I love his coloring.

MJ

Diagnosed at 70 after four excisional biopsies over the course of 47 years. MammaPrint came back Low Risk. DexaScan: osteopenia. Cancer removed was 1.8 cm. Dx 3/23/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/31/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/22/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/17/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Mar 25, 2018 06:06AM TaRenee wrote:

Riley, when my sweet Tacey went into heat the first time it was AFTER I had her fixed. She got up on my lap with her front paws on my shoulders and her back feet digging and kicking into my legs and crying Maaama. I was perplexed. She was so small that when they did the surgery they missed a few CELLS. Poor baby. We had blood work done and the vet was like... you are right! She’s in heat! So we had to have her fixed again. I felt like the worst kitty mama ever. (I know it wasn’t my fault, but the poor girl ended up getting fixed 3 times.) The vet was wonderful, even had another vet stand in with her in surgery the 2nd and 3rd times trying to make sure they got it all. Whew!

Dx 7/29/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 9/25/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/29/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Mar 25, 2018 08:27AM CeliaC wrote:

TaRenee - Oh gosh, your poor sweet baby went through a lot to get fixed.

Our big boy male cat Ben (now deceased) although fixed, used to try to "dominate & subdue" our female Ivy (now deceased) as if he still had everything in working order. He was a "street cat" before being in a no kill shelter, so I guess he still remembered the old days. Has anyone seen the TV commercials for Scooter the neutered cat? They make me laugh every time.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Mar 27, 2018 03:12PM riley702 wrote:

I love those ads!




Carolyn - Initially diagnosed in 2010 and threw everything at it they would let me throw at it. My 2 sentinel nodes were negative, yet in 2017, it came baaack! in my right lung. Dx 1/26/2010, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 2/9/2010 Avastin (bevacizumab) Chemotherapy 2/9/2010 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel), Xeloda (capecitabine) Surgery 9/5/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/19/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 12/14/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2011 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 10/1/2011 Aromasin (exemestane) Dx 3/2018, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/lungs, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 27, 2018 03:41PM Wren44 wrote:

Those are really cute. Our volunteer T shirts at the shelter say foster, adopt, neuter, spay. A woman from S. Carolina bought one. She and her husband run a low cost spay and neuter clinic. Donations help them keep the price affordable at $20.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Mar 28, 2018 01:29AM feelingfeline wrote:


In my early 20's I lived in Islington (north London) for a year. There was a local feral cat TNR charity and I bought their sweatshirt advocating neutering (still have it) the above was the logo.

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 28, 2018 10:45AM Wren44 wrote:

There was a feral TNR group here. Their t shirt said "sexless in Seattle until every cat has a home". This was when the film Sleepless in Seattle was popular.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Mar 28, 2018 02:12PM - edited Mar 28, 2018 02:12PM by feelingfeline

Smile

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 28, 2018 04:57PM CeliaC wrote:

feelingfeline - I also lived in North London, in Muswell Hill, and remember Islington. DD was born at Whittington Hospital, which oddly enough, has a cat as an emblem.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Mar 29, 2018 06:19AM feelingfeline wrote:

I think that's because of the famous Middle Ages London Mayor Dick Whittington. He was a real person, but had a cat which has become part of the legends surrounding the man and is just as famous Nerdy

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 29, 2018 06:22AM feelingfeline wrote:

Statue of Dick Whittington and his cat on the Guildhall in London (snatched from Wikipedia)

Nerdy

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 30, 2018 09:11AM feelingfeline wrote:

In case of interest to anyone: Vermont based small business Birds Be Safe which makes unique colourful collars for people to put on bird-hunting cats, (to make them more visible to birds), is up for a FedEx small business development grant. I have purchased Birds Be Safe collars so got an email about this.


Its a public vote thing so if you are interested in voting for them it is at

https://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/home/detail/31577ca3-449a-4fae-a4c0-8cca70130b3b#/gallery/detail/31577ca3-449a-4fae-a4c0-8cca70130b3b


Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 5, 2018 03:27AM feelingfeline wrote:

Arthur(L) and Elliott(R). Elliott is a bit in the foreground so looks bigger than he actually is. He is still a baby at 14 weeks. Arthur is generally tolerating him well. Just the odd hisss when Elliott does (what kittens do) and pounces on Arthur's tail. For the most part he is taking the newcomer very well.

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 5, 2018 09:05AM Cowgirl13 wrote:

Beautiful kitties and beautiful photo.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says: 'Oh crap! She's up! Dx 5/28/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/16/2009 Chemotherapy 8/3/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/23/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 5, 2018 08:45PM kathindc wrote:

Feline, great shot of the boys!

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