Share your personal story, diagnosis, and treatment path, and stories of survival, hope, and success to encourage and inspire others!
Posted on: Jun 23, 2003 12:41PM
Carmelle wrote:Every now and then I read a post on this forum that talks about somebody who has lived a long time with disease. I know there have even been threads with many node positive success stories and stage IV survival stories.
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Jun 25, 2003 07:24AM Sunshine wrote:My cousin had BC when she was 30 something. She is now in her 90's and is and has been cancer-free ever since.
Jun 25, 2003 05:52PM Sphynx wrote:
My grandmother was born in 1875 and had one breast removed at the age of 50, around 1925. She died in 1974, 6 months before her 100th birthday. Can you imagine the kind of surgery available in 1925?
Jul 1, 2003 10:50AM Catherine wrote:My grandmother's friend was a tiny lady about 4'11". She loved saying, "My doctors gave me six weeks to live and I outlived every one of them." She had a mastectomy, colonoscopy and numerous other surgeries, but she stayed feisty as ever and died in her 90's. She was a real character and I think that's what kept her going.
Jul 1, 2003 11:44AM Carmelle wrote:I thought of one too. My surgeon had to tell me over the phone about my positive lymph nodes and I tried to take it really well but she knew I was scared.
Jul 10, 2003 02:37AM Sachi wrote:I went to a wonderful store yesterday to buy my first prosthesis. Everyone there was a BC survivor. The lady who helped me had a mastectomy 20 years ago and the other woman I chatted with had used the same surgeon I did 21 years ago. I figure when I'm ready for therapy I'll just go hang out at that store!
Jul 16, 2003 09:30AM Sachi wrote:This is such a great thread, I hate to see it lost! I'm sure there are many more stories out there that will help to encourage people new to this board!
Jul 16, 2003 09:46AM baseballgirl wrote:
My neighbor is a 17 year survivor. She asked what she could do for me when I was diagnosed. I told her the best help was seeing her raking her leaves, working on her garden, walking her dog and just being a healthy retired person was the best medicine in the world!
Jul 16, 2003 09:49AM baseballgirl wrote:
oops, one more. my grandmother died in 1978 and the funeral home contacted her kids to let them know she had had a mastectomy. SHE DIDN'T TELL ANYONE. Funeral home figured the scar was 15-20 years old. No records exist; her doc and my grandfather were long dead. Our guess is that was how a bad biopsy was handled then. She died in her 80's of something else. If she had that surgery today, what a great supportive community she would have had! Glad attitudes have changed!
Jul 16, 2003 10:18AM Carmelle wrote:I don't want to see it lost either and love to read it here. That was the idea anyhow.
Jul 18, 2003 09:13AM LzTish wrote:I need a little help and a success story please!
Jul 22, 2003 02:07AM Sachi wrote:Sorry to keep pushing this but I loved Michelle's idea for this thread. I KNOW we have lots more success stories out there to share - so , come on ladies, let's hear about them! This is a great place for all of us to check in for a pick me up and a good place for our new sisters to come to.
Jul 22, 2003 10:56AM Gypsypet wrote:
My mother-in-law was dx in the 80's (sorry, don't have the full info), had a mast, 5 years on Tomoxafin (sp) when (from what I've been told) it was in trials (I may be wrong). Great lady, doing well, even if her mind isn't... but she's someone I look up to...
Jul 25, 2003 01:43PM DeeSkye wrote:I hopped over from the newly diagnosed. I had to go to the dentist this morning. He told me about his grandmother getting BC in both breasts at the age of 66. She had bilateral masts and lived for 22 years. He told me he never saw her
Jul 25, 2003 01:46PM DeeSkye wrote:I hopped over from the newly diagnosed. I had to go to the dentist this morning. He told me about his grandmother getting BC in both breasts at the age of 66. She had bilateral masts and lived for 22 years. He told me he never saw her
Jul 26, 2003 01:33AM maywin wrote:
My mom's best friend just passed away at age 84 of Alzheimer's. She had a mastectomy the year I graduated from high school-1972! Another of my mom's friends had a mastectomy about 20 years ago and she's perky as can be at age 78! Neither of them had chemo or radiation as it wasn't given back then. When we refinanced our mortgage in April I had just started chemo and the loan officer (whom I had known for ten years) told me she had bc twenty years ago at ago 42 and just a mastectomy. Obviously she is still doing fine. She also said that she had had a big tumor, too. So many women have had bc and I was unaware of it. Oh yes, a fellow PTO member at my son's high school told me she was having reconstruction this year-she had her mastectomy 13 years ago and was just getting around to it.
Jul 26, 2003 02:53AM Carmelle wrote:me again,
Aug 11, 2003 01:02PM dlm wrote:
God Bless you all for this site, it will be the first i go to from now on. I was a little down but after those uplifting stories I just kicked myself and said see with God all things are possible, enough of the sad stuff thanks for the shot in the heart