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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 05:11PM - edited Aug 18, 2015 11:34AM 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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Nov 14, 2019 04:42AM Rah2464 wrote:

LOL!!! So true

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 14, 2019 12:56PM MissouriCatLady wrote:

I love that Spookie!!!

Thank you for loving kittens. My husband, who gets off work earlier than me, says they are all over the place now. I hope to spend all day Saturday outside with them, my number #1 goal is for them to have loving homes. It's hard when you work. Ejd3, if you ever come to Joplin, let me know, maybe we can get a coffee or something. I have two tornado kittens from different places that are BFFs.

After the Joplin tornado, I worked with a retired teacher, who found this kitty (look closely at kitty's photo on their end table, name is Tiger. There was so much loss and devastation after the tornado, Mary Sue and her husband just cried when their kitty came home, and we all cried with them. It was one of the best things I have ever been a part of. In helping someone else, you really help yourself. I am so thankful for all the friends I have made on breastcancer.org, you all have helped me during the hardest time in my life. Hugs to you. Lisa

Age 56, DX 10/17/18 IDC Left IIB grade 3 0/2 nodes ER+PR-HER2+, 11/7/18 TCHP, 4/4/19 Left Lumpectomy, 4/29/19 anastrazole (name-brand at CVS with a GoodRX coupon), 6/3/19 Rads, HP, complete response to neoadjuvant therapy
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Nov 14, 2019 12:57PM MissouriCatLady wrote:

the tornado cats, Twinkie and Sugar, aka Boogers.

Age 56, DX 10/17/18 IDC Left IIB grade 3 0/2 nodes ER+PR-HER2+, 11/7/18 TCHP, 4/4/19 Left Lumpectomy, 4/29/19 anastrazole (name-brand at CVS with a GoodRX coupon), 6/3/19 Rads, HP, complete response to neoadjuvant therapy
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Nov 14, 2019 01:05PM edj3 wrote:

AWWWW that just melts my heart. You guys had it so bad w/ that tornado :(

Dx 4/9/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 14, 2019 03:26PM feelingfeline wrote:

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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Nov 14, 2019 05:50PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

Tornado cats. Just darling. Makes my heart feel good.

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, Left, 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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Nov 14, 2019 05:53PM edj3 wrote:

My big Eddie (20 pounder) in a box. Of course.

Dx 4/9/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 14, 2019 05:56PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

Big Eddie is fabulous! He has very kind eyes.

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, Left, 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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Nov 14, 2019 05:57PM edj3 wrote:

He's a big sweetie, that's for sure. He likes to hog the bed and get under the covers which is GREAT in the winter but not so great in the summer!

Dx 4/9/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 15, 2019 03:19AM Rah2464 wrote:

Oh! Big Eddie aren't you a sweet boy!

Missouri love the tornado cats. How sweet a pic of the two of them cuddled up.

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 15, 2019 07:49AM MissouriCatLady wrote:

Thank you, Rah. Big Eddie, sending you big kisses in your big box! What a cutie pie!

Age 56, DX 10/17/18 IDC Left IIB grade 3 0/2 nodes ER+PR-HER2+, 11/7/18 TCHP, 4/4/19 Left Lumpectomy, 4/29/19 anastrazole (name-brand at CVS with a GoodRX coupon), 6/3/19 Rads, HP, complete response to neoadjuvant therapy
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Nov 15, 2019 08:17AM feelingfeline wrote:

Oooh I looove big cats.

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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Nov 15, 2019 02:52PM Karen2019 wrote:

Everyone's cat pictures make my day, every day!

Diagnosed at 52, right lumpectomy with bilateral oncoplasty, Oncotype score 42 Dx 7/15/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 11/20/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Nov 15, 2019 04:42PM MissouriCatLady wrote:

Tomorrow is my day off. It is "socialize" kittens day. I plan on sitting outside as long as I can. Could I please ask you, I've had two different versions of when to take kittens away from momma - 8 weeks is what I was originally told. They are 6 weeks Saturday. I spoke to the vet's office, and she told me 6 weeks is good, bring them inside. I asked, okay, bring them in a room for a few hours, so we can "socialize", then take them back to momma? She told me to make sure momma is still there. I'm not sure that is such a good idea, I think they might still need their momma, and part of me knows how much momma took care of them and loves them, one night this week it was zero degrees and her warmth helped them get through that night, it may get that way again in the next 2 weeks too.

Any thoughts/suggestions are very much appreciated. The goal is to have the lovable sweet kitten that little girl wants for Christmas, so they might have a loving home and not have to live in a field behind my house. I am 56 years old, I have 9 cats in my house, and I wouldn't mind having 15 (my husband might), but they might enjoy a home with 1 or 2 cats more than 15, and God knows, I may not be here in 10 years. I'm sorry, just feeling a little nervous, having not had kittens before, and this situation, feral mom, and I work all week, doesn't make it easy to have time to socialize. Thank you and hugs, Lisa

Age 56, DX 10/17/18 IDC Left IIB grade 3 0/2 nodes ER+PR-HER2+, 11/7/18 TCHP, 4/4/19 Left Lumpectomy, 4/29/19 anastrazole (name-brand at CVS with a GoodRX coupon), 6/3/19 Rads, HP, complete response to neoadjuvant therapy
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Nov 15, 2019 08:08PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

Lisa, I wish I had an answer but I don't. Thank you for caring so much.

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, Left, 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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Nov 16, 2019 04:23AM edj3 wrote:

Lisa, I did a quick bit of googling and I think you're right, six weeks is awfully young. I saw several mentions of 8 weeks, and one or two said 10 to 12 weeks. So maybe split the difference and go with your gut at 8 weeks?

And I agree w/ Cowgirl13, love that you care so much.

Bonus photo of Eddie--we moved that box. He didn't care, he found it again.

Dx 4/9/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 16, 2019 04:30AM Rah2464 wrote:

Haha Eddie you are fast becoming my fav

Missouri I agree with Edj I say use your instinct. 6 weeks is very young. Thank you for caring so much. Those babies are going to find wonderful homes.

I have been putting cat food out at one of our barns during this bitter cold because there are always feral cats wandering around. There is one white male that I have seen now for 3 seasons which is unusual especially given his coloring. Not sure how he has managed to evade predators. But I am not sure if I am feeding him or a possum at this point. I think I will have hubby put up a trail camera where I am feeding to see just who is partaking.

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 16, 2019 08:36AM santabarbarian wrote:

The fosterer who socialized my kittens (also feral mom, found by creek bed) was wonderful. They meed to be handled a lot with love. My kitties stlll have a teensy touch of feralness to them (cautious, a little bit nervous about new things) but they are loving and love to be petted and handled.

The advice I was given when I took them home was to put them in a small room (bathroom) sit on the floor, and let them come to me. They did very readily. Mine also had a loving mama, and I think 8-10 weeks sounds good. I think mine were removed at 8 weeks. They still like to suck on and "knead" a throw blanket I have, and it makes me think they were weaned a bit early

pCR after neoadjuvant chemo w/ integrative practices Dx 7/13/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/13/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/11/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 16, 2019 12:53PM DebAL wrote:

so much to "cat"ch up on!! Omg wally reminds me of Robert! Cava is gorgeous and Eddie sure likes his box. Rah, I forgot the name of your cat. Wasn't he diagnosed with diabetes? Just wondered how he's doing. The kittens are just adorable.

If you all have a chance google " quilty the cat solitary confinement" he resides at a shelter and he would let the senior cats out of their cages! So they put him in time out! Off to babysit Robert. Here are my 2, Cali and Lily.

Dx 1/22/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/12/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 2/12/2018 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/2/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/9/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/20/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Surgery
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Nov 16, 2019 02:10PM Wren44 wrote:

After an especially difficult week, we decided it was time for our foster, Colby, to cross the rainbow bridge. He was getting close to 19 and had multiple physical problems. He wasn't eating and had a petit mal seizure. We'll miss his purr.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Nov 16, 2019 02:16PM MissouriCatLady wrote:

thank you everyone. Been outside every waking moment today trying my best. Cali and Lilly are just beautiful. Wren, I am so very sorry. Hardest thing to do. Sending you love and hugs. Heart


Age 56, DX 10/17/18 IDC Left IIB grade 3 0/2 nodes ER+PR-HER2+, 11/7/18 TCHP, 4/4/19 Left Lumpectomy, 4/29/19 anastrazole (name-brand at CVS with a GoodRX coupon), 6/3/19 Rads, HP, complete response to neoadjuvant therapy
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Nov 16, 2019 03:06PM MissouriCatLady wrote:

sitiing outside, thankful for sun, 2nd nursing session, you guys were right, too early to leave momma. Bless this mother for the love she shows them.

Age 56, DX 10/17/18 IDC Left IIB grade 3 0/2 nodes ER+PR-HER2+, 11/7/18 TCHP, 4/4/19 Left Lumpectomy, 4/29/19 anastrazole (name-brand at CVS with a GoodRX coupon), 6/3/19 Rads, HP, complete response to neoadjuvant therapy
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Nov 16, 2019 03:23PM edj3 wrote:

Oh wrenn I am so very sorry.

Dx 4/9/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 16, 2019 05:58PM Rah2464 wrote:

Oh Wrenn I am so sorry. That is so hard. I know he must have hit the jackpot when he came to foster with you.

DebAl give Robert a pet for me. Beautiful pic of Cali and Lily. They are so sweet. In response to your question it is my Lester who turned diabetic. He is definitely improving but still not quite his old self. I suspect we are going to need to increase his dosing perhaps. He has a vet check next week. I still see a lot of urine output and water drinking. He has at least become well enough to socialize more which is a huge improvement. I really had missed spending time with the big fluff ball.


Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 16, 2019 06:47PM - edited Nov 17, 2019 08:39AM by Gumdoctor

Wren -

I am so very sorry. I have lost 5. It is heart-breaking...gut-wrenching...

One animal oncologist told me putting them to sleep is a gift we can give them...that we generally cannot do for humans.

This has helped me at times when I get so sad about losing them...missing them...

The time we have with them is such a precious gift...I know you already know...

Love to you through this challenging time,

Gumdoctor

Dx 7/9/2014, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/29/2014 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 12/20/2017, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery Reconstruction (left): Nipple tattoo; Reconstruction (right): Nipple tattoo Surgery Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Surgery Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction Surgery Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Nov 16, 2019 11:17PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

Wren, I'm so sorry about Colby. How lucky he was for the time he spent with you.

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, Left, 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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Nov 17, 2019 08:30AM kathindc wrote:

Wren, so sorry to hear about Colby. Take solace in knowing you gave him a good life.

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Nov 17, 2019 09:12AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

So sorry about Colby!

M girls have taken to curling up together a lot lately. They never used to do this.

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Nov 17, 2019 09:38AM Spookiesmom wrote:

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Nov 17, 2019 11:49AM feelingfeline wrote:

Sincere condolences Wren. He was blessed with you. May he be so blessed in the hereafter. XXX

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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