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Topic: Only a BC Patient Would Know ...

Forum: Humor and Games — Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but sometimes a good joke or a game is the best medicine.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012 09:45PM

Faith316 wrote:

Kind of along the lines of Windlass' thread about "Girlie Secrets,"  I thought I would start a thread about things that only if you had BC would you know.

I'll go first.  Only someone who has had BC would know another use for a lint roller or duct tape.

Next?

DX 4/08 IDC, ER-, PR-, HER2+, IIB, Grade 3,lumpectomy,2/8 nodes,4 AC,12 wks.Taxol,Herceptin,30 rads. DX IBC 6/09 while still in treatment. Now Stage III. 6 mo. of Xeloda done, still on Tykerb. Uni-mx & another node dissection 2/4/10.
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Feb 28, 2012 09:56PM CoolBreeze wrote:

Only a breast cancer patient would know why a bra cookie might be used in the tip of a bra.

Next... 

Ann's cancer blog: www.butdoctorihatepink.com .....multicentric/multifocal IDC/ILC+DCIS/LCIS/ADH Official dx? "Your breast was a mess." ~UniMastectomy/Chemo/Herceptin/Tamoxifen/Recon Almost Done! Oh wait. mets to liver 5/21/11 Now Stage IV Dx 8/17/2009, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 28, 2012 10:32PM mdg wrote:

BMX is not a type of bike for boys.

Maria Visit my BC Blog at breastcancerwontdefineme.blogs... Dx 12/13/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/23/2010 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 1/27/2011 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 3/3/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/19/2011 Surgery 6/22/2011 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/10/2011 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Feb 28, 2012 10:52PM Susie123 wrote:

That you have to shave the side of your foobEmbarassed
Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 28, 2012 10:58PM CoolBreeze wrote:

Susie, I didn't know that!  Why is that?

Ann's cancer blog: www.butdoctorihatepink.com .....multicentric/multifocal IDC/ILC+DCIS/LCIS/ADH Official dx? "Your breast was a mess." ~UniMastectomy/Chemo/Herceptin/Tamoxifen/Recon Almost Done! Oh wait. mets to liver 5/21/11 Now Stage IV Dx 8/17/2009, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 28, 2012 11:12PM Susie123 wrote:

Due to the amount of skin they had to take off with the bmx, the reconstruction stretched out the remaining skin so much that the hair that use to be under my arm is now stretched half way down the side of my foob.  

Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 28, 2012 11:25PM - edited Feb 28, 2012 11:30PM by mebmarj

Only a BC patient would know there are several kinds of BC...

AND not everyone gets the same treatment plan...

AND we will never be 'over' or 'past' it really.



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Feb 28, 2012 11:40PM mebmarj wrote:

Ok, here's one more...
Only a BC patient would know that tats, shaving your head and reliving some college like experiences (meds & chemo side effects...) aren't always a sign of rebellion!

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Feb 29, 2012 02:42AM GG27 wrote:

I feel kind of stupid, I don't know another use for a lint roller, I know lots of uses for duct tape, but none of them have anything to do with my BC...Tongue out
Dx 10/2008, IDC, Both breasts, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/9 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/8/2009 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 2/1/2009 Other Radiation Therapy 7/5/2009 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 9/6/2009 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 5/14/2014, IDC, Both breasts, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 9/20 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 5/19/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Radiation Therapy External: Bone Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Feb 29, 2012 09:03AM mebmarj wrote:

Lint rollers are great for picking up hair stubble.
So if you have had chemo and go real short/buzzed, it's easier to manage.
I read that about a year ago on one of the threads.
Was really helpful too, kinda massages the scalp at the same time!

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Feb 29, 2012 11:36AM thenewme wrote:

Only a BC patient would know how anyone could HATE pink ribbons.

Dx 11/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 29, 2012 03:48PM Faith316 wrote:

Only a BC patient would know why we all HATE red kool-aid now!

DX 4/08 IDC, ER-, PR-, HER2+, IIB, Grade 3,lumpectomy,2/8 nodes,4 AC,12 wks.Taxol,Herceptin,30 rads. DX IBC 6/09 while still in treatment. Now Stage III. 6 mo. of Xeloda done, still on Tykerb. Uni-mx & another node dissection 2/4/10.
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Mar 4, 2012 08:54AM surfdreams wrote:

Only a BC patient would know how much you hate windy days while going through treatment, and how much you love windy days when treatment is done.

Mets to lungs, pelvis, spine, brain Dx 3/2009, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/12 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/1/2009 External: Breast, Bone, Brain Dx 10/2011, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/24/2011 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 2/2013, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/27/2013 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Dx 5/2015, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 4, 2012 08:58AM SoCalLisa wrote:

Only a BC patient with a MX and mast bra with prosthesis know how great that bra is as a hiding spot for credit card,money and even a passport when traveling ..

Biography: DX 11/2000 LCIS,DCIS,IDC 2B, Grade 1, ER+,PR+ Her2Neg 1 pos node Lumptectomy, CMF chemo X 6 mos, DX 8/2001, IDC same breast--Mastectomy , Left Breast Lumpectomy... Tamoxifen, one year...Armidex, Four years
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Feb 16, 2017 03:28PM cliff wrote:

shout "SENTINAL NODE INJECTION" in a room, see how many have to wipe their eyes.

Dx 3/16/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 16, 2017 07:23PM Denise-G wrote:

about phantom breast pain...trying to scratch the itch where there is nothing.

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+ (FISH) Surgery 11/23/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; 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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Feb 17, 2017 11:14AM MTwoman wrote:

how breast reconstruction can leave you with scars in your groin and behind your ear :o

Dx 12/10/2002, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 12/20/2002 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 12/23/2003 Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Surgery Reconstruction (right): Saline implant Surgery Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery Mastectomy: Right

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