Topic: My Breast Cancer Essay on xoJane

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: Feb 12, 2015 06:50PM

Posted on: Feb 12, 2015 06:50PM

kerri72 wrote:

Hi ladies, I just wanted to share a story I wrote about how I married an HIV+ man and he actually ended up taking care of me during breast cancer treatment...and how uncertain but beautiful life has been since diagnosis.

http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/hiv-positi...

Wishing the best to everyone here on this rough road...

Dx 8/13/2010, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Feb 12, 2015 09:22PM MusicLover wrote:

Beautiful story and I think you chose wisely...

As per PET scan, 3 or 4 nodules in the right breast, 2 of which were actually in the middle of my chest, the other 2 were side by side in the breast. Also DCIS in the left breast. Dx 9/23/2013, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 1/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 10/9/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 12, 2015 09:41PM farmerlucy wrote:

It is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015
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Feb 12, 2015 10:25PM AmyQ wrote:

Kerri that is a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it. I do hope you both live many more happy years together.

Amy

Dx 2/7/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 2/3 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/9/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2013 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/25/2015 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Feb 12, 2015 10:40PM ruthbru wrote:

What a wonderful story, Kerri. Wishing many, many decades of good health for both you and your husband!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 13, 2015 07:32AM kerri72 wrote:

Thanks, MusicLover, farmerlucy, AmyQ and ruthbru!

Dx 8/13/2010, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Feb 13, 2015 07:44AM Beatmon wrote:

What a wonderful true love story. Thank you for sharing.

Dx 7/27/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 8/9/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 12/1/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 7/1/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 8/9/2014, IDC, Both breasts, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 8/27/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/27/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/27/2014 Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Feb 13, 2015 10:19AM Professor50 wrote:

Beautiful.

50 at dx; Oncotype score 5 Radiation Therapy 1/5/2014 Breast Dx 11/13/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/25/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2014 Aromasin (exemestane), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 14, 2015 08:27AM kerri72 wrote:

Thank you, Beatmon and Professor50.

Dx 8/13/2010, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+

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