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Jul 21, 2012 04:58PM
Just getting back to this website after 6 years as I just started Femara and wanted info I could rely on!
I am a 17 year survivor, first diagnosed at 33 in 1995 and then at 44 in 2006.
I had 18 nodes removed and 4 were crappy! I had dbl mast as I had lump on LB and nodes on R side by ribcage???
Needles to say they threw everything at me to figure out how it go to the right side without being in the RB. Still don't know but I'm still here to talk about it!
The first time I had a lumpectomy LB and 2 out of 4 nodes were crappy so they decided to give me chemo and tamoxifen.
I finished 5 years on tamoxifen and am now starting Femara for 3 years and am also going thru Recon using my own Fat.. as I tried the TE's and implants twice and both times failed because of my thin skin (rads).
At least I am getting some free lipo out of this process and watching my new foobs getting bigger with each treatment. Life is good......
I had my ovaries removed two weeks ago so that I could go on the Femara and so far so good no SE's yet to speak of and my DH is happy that I still like him. ;p
I am so grateful to be here and I am enjoying life to the fullest, I now have two grandchildren and a wonderful DH that has been with me every step of the way.
Enjoy the journey!
8/8/1995, DCIS, 1cm, Stage II, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Lumpectomy LB, Chemo, Rads, Tamoxifen 5 years - 5/8/2006, IDC, 1 cm Stage IIb, 4/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dbl Mast, Chemo, Rads, Tamox 5 yrs, Femara just started!
11/1/1996 Breast, Lymph nodes
3/10/2007 Breast, Lymph nodes