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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Apr 21, 2018 11:34AM Tpralph wrote:
anyone with positive nodes?
Apr 29, 2018 08:36AM SLL101984 wrote:
I was just diagnosed 11 days ago at 33 years old, wjth stage 1 ILC, still in the process of developing a plan for treatment. The initial shock is wearing off and I am surprised at how well my spirits are, and coming across this thread has lifted them that much more! I plan on reading through some more pages later! Thank you to everyone who has gone before, and thank you for sharing your stories!
Apr 29, 2018 10:54AM sgreenarch wrote:
SLL, I keep this one thread open as a favorite, just so I can respond now and then, and also see encouraging stories. I don’t think any of us ever tires of hearing good stories! Wanted to tell you that I was dx w Stage 1 ILC in July of 2010. Almost 8 years later still going strong, thank God. Feeling fine. Took tamoxifen (for me, manageable,) then switched to Femara when the time came (also manageable.) There’s a nice ILC thread here, but my advice is to find a good dr and center that you like (It’s ok to get a few opinions if you want to,) and then feel confident and move forward. Wishing you lots of luck and good health.
Jun 19, 2018 11:22PM NWArtLady wrote:
I recall a post around the time I was diagnosed wherein a person asked why there were no long term survivors in this forum and a wise person answered that it was because they were off living their lives. A few did respond and seeing those survivors gave me great hope for my own survival. I decided then to come back every year that I can and let y’all know that I’m still alive and kicking! It’s been 7 years, here’s to (hopefully) many more!
Remember, when you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Churchill
Jun 20, 2018 01:34AM - edited Jun 20, 2018 01:34AM by PreludeSing
Thank you so much for all the hope! This thread is like my favourite blanket...keeps me warm and safe from cold, dark thoughts. Bless you all 💐💐
Jun 24, 2018 07:44AM PreludeSing wrote:
Yes Nico 😊😊..Thank you Carmelle!!!!!
Jun 27, 2018 09:45PM ToughCookie101 wrote:
My mom was a 9 year survivor when she passed unexpectedly of something else. Otherwise she would have kept thriving! :) She had multi focal (three tumors in one breast), IDC, ER/PR positive. I'll be back in 9 years with many of you ladies to report the same. :)
Oct 6, 2018 07:51PM nowheregirl wrote:
Don't freak out! Lymph node(s) involvement is NOT a death sentence. I had 2 positive nodes and now am 13 years out.
Oct 30, 2018 02:06PM rachelcarter35 wrote:
I think the very best antidote to panic from a new DX is rubbing elbows with survivors.
Nov 7, 2018 10:26AM Carmelle wrote:
hi angela...this is me Michelle Smye Hughes, didnt know u were on here. Started this thread in 2003. sorry my love for your recurrence. perhaps down the road it was a good thing to get you more tx as ur heart was saying u needed prior to the 2nd diagnosis. thats what i feel. pray for you and ur lovely family. big hug!! youre strong and beautiful.
Nov 18, 2018 10:02AM ButterflyLily wrote:
A friend of mine's mom was diagnosed with stage IV 15 years ago, She is still going strong, goes on social functions and stays busy. And she also looks great! Hugs to all.