We are 222,761 members in 81 forums discussing 156,893 topics.

Help with Abbreviations

Topic: Success Stories!

Forum: Biographies and Inspiring Stories —

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 01:41PM

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.
These have been the most uplifting influences for me on my journey.
In a world of breast cancer where medical staff are so reluctant to offer hope and even we ourselves cannot always see the light I think it would be great to have a compilation of good stories that we could put in our drawer and take out for those days when the "scared" comes out too strongly.Then read just enough to spark that hope again.
I am trying to put together these stories in a booklet format and would love it if anybody could email me stories they know that can shed light on our path.
Here is my email: carmelle@bwr.eastlink.ca
I would love to hear from you.
Michelle

update: 02/23/03
glad to see all the stories. just wanted to say that the booklet idea was just an idea. i think the posts do a great job on their own don't you?
let's keep this to the front if we can for any new people to read or add to. barb, you are excellent for not letting this get lost.
Yesterday is History... Tomorrow is Mystery...Today is a gift. Dx 3/7/2003, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 5/15 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Page 50 of 50 (1,483 results)

Posts 1471 - 1483 (1,483 total)

Log in to post a reply

Jul 7, 2019 06:05AM edwards750 wrote:

I’m 8 years out next month. I had IDC, Stage 1, Grade 1. I had a lumpectomy and 33 radiation treatments. My Oncotype score was 11 so I dodged chemo. 8% chance of recurrence according to Oncotype report.I took Tamoxifen for 5 years. So far, so good.

Diane

Log in to post a reply

Jul 7, 2019 07:23AM ruthbru wrote:

ThumbsUp

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jul 7, 2019 10:14AM MeToo14 wrote:

5 years out from diagnosis today! When I finished active treatment and asked my MO if he thought the cancer really was gone, he answered "absolutely". I know no one can promise anything, and I live in reality and so does he. SO I will just say: "SO FAR, SO GOOD"! (Knock on wood. Fingers crossed)

35 when diagnosed. I had isolated tumor cells in my nodes and was told I am considered node negative, I do not. Dx 7/2014, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/3 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/14/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/25/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 12/26/2014 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/2/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Radiation Therapy 4/27/2015 Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2015 Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 20, 2019 03:09PM Nico1012 wrote:

Bumping for Stacie . . .

Dx 4/2/2008, IDC, 2cm, Grade 3, 5/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jul 23, 2019 10:46AM 32B wrote:

Congratulations!

Dx 1/12/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/8/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
Log in to post a reply

Aug 16, 2019 07:49AM Nico1012 wrote:

Bumping for Lynette . . .

Dx 4/2/2008, IDC, 2cm, Grade 3, 5/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Aug 20, 2019 06:03AM Nico1012 wrote:

Bumping for Gwen . . .

Dx 4/2/2008, IDC, 2cm, Grade 3, 5/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Sep 1, 2019 06:12AM LoveFlorida wrote:

Thanks for inspiration!

Surgery 6/24/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Dx 6/27/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 9/3/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/3/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Sep 8, 2019 03:37PM Nico1012 wrote:

Bumping for Roberta . . .

Dx 4/2/2008, IDC, 2cm, Grade 3, 5/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Sep 8, 2019 04:53PM pink_is_my_colour wrote:

Thank you to everyone who has posted and for those who have bumped the thread. So far it's been 2 1/2 years for me.

pink_is_my_colour Dx 4/4/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/4/2017, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/24/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 6/16/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil) Chemotherapy 8/18/2017 Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/23/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
Log in to post a reply

Sep 9, 2019 01:38AM SoCalLisa wrote:

Well, I was diagnosed in 2000. 19 years ago now. You can read all my experiences on the bottom. For me, the light at the tunnel took some time but I learned a lot along the way. Made some wonderful friends and found support in sometimes unexpected places. I have learned to be my own medical advocate and how to help others too. I have learned how to investigate medical issues that are valid inputs. My radar for good medical personnel has been tweeted and if we aren't on the same page, change them. I have figured out how much risk that I am going to accept and how to explain it to my medical practitioners. I have learned how to challenge myself to get the most out of my life without overdoing it.

So, I consider myself to be a survivor!

Biography: DX 11/2000 LCIS,DCIS,IDC 2B, Grade 1, ER+,PR+ Her2Neg 1 pos node Lumptectomy, CMF chemo X 6 mos, DX 8/2001, IDC same breast--Mastectomy , Left Breast Lumpectomy... Tamoxifen, one year...Armidex, Four years
Log in to post a reply

Sep 13, 2019 07:50AM Live_love_laugh wrote:

Hi Ladies new to the group and have so many questions, you all seem to be so knowledgable..I have recently been diagnosed with Stage 1 ILC..waiting on oncotype results to decide on chemo.

Any long time survivor stories of women opting out hormone therapy/tamoxifen..chemo and still around without recurrence..basically who did just the surgeries mastectomy or lumpectomy/Rad?

Log in to post a reply

Sep 13, 2019 11:01PM 32B wrote:

SoCalLisa, congratulations! So inspiring!

Dx 1/12/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/8/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement

Page 50 of 50 (1,483 results)