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.

Mal

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??) :)

Cheers!

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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:

Wonderful!

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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!

www.denise4health.wordpress.com 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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