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Topic: Success Stories!

Forum: Who or What Inspires You? —

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.
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:
I would love to hear from you.

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-
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Jul 5, 2021 01:21PM Nico1012 wrote:

Bumping for Tracey . . .

Dx 4/2/2008, IDC, 2cm, Grade 3, 5/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 13, 2021 01:56PM hkkw17 wrote:

3 years out today !! Thankful Grateful for each and every moment 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Dx - 09/2018 / Stage 1 Er+Pr+hr- lumpectomy , radiation and on tamoxifen currently
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Jul 21, 2021 09:21AM pure0323 wrote:

Diagnosed 10 years ago today! I was 40 and scared out of my mind that I wouldn't see my son (13 at the time) graduate from High School. He graduated from COLLEGE in May….and I was there to celebrate! I'm so grateful for my life and my family.

Dx 7/21/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/9/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/9/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Aug 2, 2021 02:31PM Nico1012 wrote:

Bumping for Amanda . . .

Dx 4/2/2008, IDC, 2cm, Grade 3, 5/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 18, 2021 08:34PM edwards750 wrote:

I was DX in 2011. This month it will be 10 years since and I’m still doing fine. My b/c was IDC, Stage 1b, Grade 1. I had a lumpectomy and 33 radiation treatments. I took Tamoxifen for 5 years. My MO said I didn’t need to take them after 5 years. My Oncotype score was 11 with an 8% chance of a recurrence.

So yes there is reason for hope. I’m living proof.


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Aug 22, 2021 03:47AM Nico1012 wrote:

WOW, Diane, That's wonderful! Thank you for sharing your story. You're an inspiration to us all!

Dx 4/2/2008, IDC, 2cm, Grade 3, 5/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 11, 2021 01:41PM pink_is_my_colour wrote:

My friend who is now in her 70'S was diagnosed in her 30's. At that time they told her she would probably be dead within five years. She had a recurrence in her 50's. She's still going strong. So, ladies and gents it is possible to beat it. It's now 40 years since her first diagnosis.

In April 2022 it will be five years for me. Each day is a blessing.

pink_is_my_colour Dx 4/4/2017, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/4/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/23/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 6/15/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil) Chemotherapy 8/17/2017 Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/22/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)

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