Topic: 5 Years tomorrow?

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: May 1, 2013 01:10PM

Posted on: May 1, 2013 01:10PM

maltomlin wrote:

Yes it's 5 years tomorrow since I found the lump in the shower. And yes, I knew immediately what it was (I'd read somewhere that it felt like a piece of carrot stuck to your breast. I know now that isn't always right). Everyone kept telling me 'it'll be nothing', but I knew deep down.

5 years on and it's a different life. Different priorities. They change. My hospital bag is still there, gathering dust on top of the wardrobe (with my wig) and I can't bring myself to throw them out.

But, life is good. Travel and grandchildren are my priorites, and that's just.....great.


Dx 5/2/2008, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/15/2008 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/21/2008 Ellence (epirubicin), Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 12/29/2008 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 1/7/2009 Breast
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May 1, 2013 01:26PM moderators wrote:

Congrats, Mal on your 5 years!!! Here's to many, many more full of more travel (and perhaps more grandchildren too??) :)


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May 1, 2013 02:53PM colt45 wrote:

God bless you, Maltomlin!

Husband Dx 10/9/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/7/2012 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 12/13/2012 AC Chemotherapy 2/7/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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May 1, 2013 03:14PM fd1 wrote:


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May 28, 2013 08:09PM msphil wrote:

congrats and hugs to you and I pray for many many more yrs, I am now a 19 yr Survivor(Praise GOD). msphil ( idc, stage 2, L mast, chemo and rads and 5 yrs on tamoxifen)

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May 28, 2013 08:27PM denise-g wrote:

maltomlin - CONGRATULATIONS - and for all the other long term survivors who bring us all HOPE and COURAGE!  Thank you! my BC Blog with over 200 informative posts about all aspects of BC - stop by! Myself, my mom, and sister were all diagnosed with BC within 3 years. What a ride! Dx 10/10/2011, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 9/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/23/2011 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Chemotherapy 12/27/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 2/28/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 10/11/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 9, 2013 05:10PM jojo2373 wrote:

Mal - glad to read of your 5 years.  I was searching for other success stories of grade 3/ER+ ladies.  I am coming up on my 1 year next month.

Once you choose hope, anything's possible. ~Christopher Reeve Dx 7/27/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-, Chemotherapy 8/31/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 1/7/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/4/2013 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 4/8/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 11, 2013 08:19PM CherylinOhio wrote:

Congrats!! That is so great and thanks for sharing!!  I am in the midst of year 3. I hope to make it to 5 ad then 10!!  It is great to see "Old timers" come back here and share with us!!

Some days there won't be a song in your heart...sing anyways. Emory Austin Dx 3/29/2011, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 17/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/25/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/22/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 3/19/2012 Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap Surgery 9/18/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/20/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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