Topic: 12 years Today

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: Mar 6, 2015 11:55AM

Posted on: Mar 6, 2015 11:55AM

carmelle wrote:

Wow..so much has changed at bc.org it was hard to decide where to post. Diagnosed March 2003. Age 38. Tow babies. 1 and 3.

Had lump after first baby...showed dr when he was ten months old. Ignored. had another baby. When he was five months he couldn't nurse right breast. Then when he was 18 months I felt the lump. Now very large. too large to be normal.

Then diagnosed March 2003 but know had BC in 2000.

I lived through all. Fear of everything. Eight general anesthetics in 18 months. Bilateral Mast, Chemo, Radiation, Ovary removal, reconstruction, eight years hormonal therapy. Now nothing past 3 years.

I don't even see a Dr. anymore. No cancer centre visits. I forget most of the time.

When I joined BC.org there wer 3000 members. It was soooo helpful to me as a young mom. I connected with another young mom with the exact same stats (Wendilou). We got each other through and every year I get a family Xmas card still...she looks better than ever.

We also met (coincidentally) at the same Oprah taping in Chicago 2004. exact same day. exact same taping. What are the odds?

Just wanted to remember for a sec and offer hope to all of you going through no matter what age or stage. All in same boat together.

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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Mar 7, 2015 08:03PM peacestrength wrote:

Thank you for coming back and sharing. It means so much.

2013, IDC Stage 3a
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Mar 8, 2015 04:01AM lauren32 wrote:

You provide us younger women with small children such hope Thank you!

Dx 9/30/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 10, 2015 10:20AM Srh242 wrote:

Thank you so much Carmelle for your inspiration:)

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Mar 10, 2015 10:26AM scvmom65 wrote:

Congrats! So happy for you!

Dx 9/1/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/12/2010 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 10/27/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Hormonal Therapy 12/7/2010 Surgery 3/22/2011 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/15/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Mar 15, 2015 02:31AM Honeytagh wrote:

Carmelle thanks alot for your coming back. You are really a great inspiration to us. I am also a young mother affected by this disease. Your posts have always given me much hopeHeart

Dx at 32 Dx 7/11/2014, IDC: Medullary, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 7/22/2014 Lumpectomy; Mastectomy Dx 11/8/2017, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Breast Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 26, 2015 06:28AM Giazuc wrote:

Carmelle, thanks for sharing. You're an inspiration to us all. I just wanna send you a cyber hug

Dx 3/21/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/27/2014 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 6/9/2014
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Mar 26, 2015 03:04PM ann273 wrote:

Thank you for coming back and giving us hope Carmelle. For some of us who still have some very dark days, posts like yours give us hope!

Dx 8/1/2013, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 11/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/31/2013 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 11/14/2013 FAC Surgery 2/11/2014 Hormonal Therapy 4/29/2014 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 4/3/2015, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 6/1/2015 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 7/31/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib)

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