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Posted on: Aug 14, 2010 02:35PM

Claire82 wrote:

There seems to be few threads for CT women. Let's get them all together on this one. Share this thread with everyone from CT that you know on here.

Today Connie, Flash and I met in Haddam, CT. It was great sharing our personal stories. Let's start planning another one for Oct. or Nov. Just pick a date, place and time. If you plan it. they will come. :)

“Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again.” Dx 12/22/2009, DCIS, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 1, 2015 10:50PM Sparkle2014 wrote:

Hi Ginger, how are you feeling now? did you have lumpectomy on one side? and one implant? just curious,,, hope you are feeling really much better then 4 years ago,,, i am stage 1B, IDC - rt mastectomy - approaching my 1 yr anniv. before I get implant in - waiting to get the mammo and ultrasound done on side I kept - to make sure all ok

always helps to connect with women around same stage and see how they are doing a few years out from when first you had your news...

I hope things have all calmed down for you,,, i went to Uconn - maybe you live up near storrs, for such a small state we certainly have lots towns! and lot bad weather!!!!

Dx 5/15/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/16/2014 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Apr 4, 2015 09:20PM Ginger48 wrote:

sparkle- I am about 30 min from Storrs in a little town called Pomfret.

I am doing really well. I initially had a lumpectomy on my cancer side but after finding out I had a BRCA2+ mutation, I had a bilateral mastectomy with expanders followed by implant surgery and ovaries and tubes removed. 2011 was the year of surgery.

I am pretty active now. I teach full time and even started running this past summer. I am really trying to get healthy and keep the cancer from coming back.

Hope you are doing well too!

BRCA2+ Knowledge is power! lumpectomy 4/12/11, NSBMX 6/22/11, exchange to implants 10/27/11, ooph 12/7/11 Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 30, 2015 09:44PM - edited Jul 25, 2015 11:30AM by jkbrca2

This Post was deleted by jkbrca2.
August 2011 tested BRCA2+ Surgery 7/9/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jan 13, 2016 09:11PM singlemom1 wrote:

Hi CT girls, I was on this site back in 2011 when I was diagnosed with stage 2.I am sorry to say that I am back and am at stage4. The cancer has traveled to my lung. I continue to see my original oncologist. I am in Hartford area. I have been considering looking into other doctors. Curious if anyone knows a bright and compassionate MO from Yale??
Dx 2/7/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/2015, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER+, HER2-
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Jan 20, 2016 08:13PM Ginger48 wrote:

Hi Singlemom- so sorry to hear of your latest diagnosis. I do not know anyone from Yale. Mine is at Mass General in Boston. I hope someone else has a suggestion.

BRCA2+ Knowledge is power! lumpectomy 4/12/11, NSBMX 6/22/11, exchange to implants 10/27/11, ooph 12/7/11 Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 22, 2016 09:18PM singlemom1 wrote:

thank you Ginger48

Dx 2/7/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/2015, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER+, HER2-
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Jan 23, 2016 03:12PM - edited Mar 31, 2016 02:49PM by

Hello! Any CT ladies out there on this post

Dx 2015 stage 1A IDC 1.5cm ER+ PR- HER2-
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Jan 23, 2016 09:40PM Ginger48 wrote:

I am here. Northeast Ct.

BRCA2+ Knowledge is power! lumpectomy 4/12/11, NSBMX 6/22/11, exchange to implants 10/27/11, ooph 12/7/11 Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 24, 2016 01:11AM - edited Mar 31, 2016 02:49PM by

Ginger48:Hello! I hope you're not snowed in! I'm in the northwest part of CT and we only have a few inches of snow. Be well!

Dx 2015 stage 1A IDC 1.5cm ER+ PR- HER2-
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Jan 29, 2016 12:09PM dismay15 wrote:

Hi Singlemom, I am very sorry about your diagnosis.

I can tell you that a Yale MO I liked is Sarah Mougalian - she may be fairly new.

BTW does anyone have a support group in CT?

“It is in each other’s shadow that we flourish. Dx 5/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/30/2015 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 29, 2016 02:05PM - edited Mar 31, 2016 02:49PM by

Hello, Dismay15! ! I am thinking of seeking a third opinion from a MO in CT. I saw that you mentioned Sarah Mougalian. Thedrive to Yale wouldn't be too far (45 minutes). Can you please tell me if you felt confident about Dr. Mougalian? Did she spend a decent amount of time with you? Were you satisfied with her treatment suggestions? Many thanks!! Have a great weekend!-JuniperCat

Dx 2015 stage 1A IDC 1.5cm ER+ PR- HER2-
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Jan 29, 2016 02:26PM singlemom1 wrote:

thank you dismay15. I would also be interested in a support group.

Dx 2/7/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/2015, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER+, HER2-
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Jan 29, 2016 02:54PM Smilemaker wrote:

Hello dismay15,

There is a small support group up here in the northeast. I think that there is also one down in the New Haven area. Maybe if you goggle it,you can find one in your area.

Jan Dx 1/14/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/10/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/2/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx Stage IA
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Jan 29, 2016 04:17PM TinyDancer5 wrote:

Hello, I'm in Central CT and I am being treated at The Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central CT. My MO is Dr. Hosmer.
http://thocc.org/services/cancer-care/clinics-loca...

They have a Breast Cancer Support Group that meets monthly too! The next one is Feb 17th, 5:30 - 7:00.
http://thocc.org/health-community/classes-events/e...


Dx 5/28/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 8/20/2015 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 11/10/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 1/19/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 8/26/2016
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Jan 30, 2016 03:45PM dismay15 wrote:

Yes JuniperCat so far I am happy with my treatment at Yale and with Dr. Mougalian - I don't have much experience yet and it is a bit of a drive but so far it's been worth it...

Thank you Smilemaker (love the name) I will google the support group in the northeast as that may be the easiest for me,

Thanks also TinyDancer5 one of these groups is bound to work for me.

“It is in each other’s shadow that we flourish. Dx 5/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/30/2015 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 30, 2016 05:49PM Smilemaker wrote:

dismay15

The support group meets the 3rd Tuesday each month at Day Kimball Hosp. in Putnam. 7-8:30. That is the one I go to. Don't know if that is close enough for you. I work in the dental field hence the Smilemaker.

Jan Dx 1/14/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/10/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/2/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx Stage IA
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Jan 30, 2016 06:00PM Ginger48 wrote:

I go to the same support group as smile maker. Hi Jan!

Come join us if you are close enough.

BRCA2+ Knowledge is power! lumpectomy 4/12/11, NSBMX 6/22/11, exchange to implants 10/27/11, ooph 12/7/11 Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 30, 2016 06:45PM Smilemaker wrote:

hey Ginger, how are you doing? See you on the 16th

Jan Dx 1/14/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/10/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/2/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx Stage IA
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Jan 30, 2016 11:13PM Ginger48 wrote:

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BRCA2+ Knowledge is power! lumpectomy 4/12/11, NSBMX 6/22/11, exchange to implants 10/27/11, ooph 12/7/11 Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 25, 2017 11:00AM sweetbean wrote:

Hey ladies! Just wanted to introduce myself - I live in the SE corner of CT. Diagnosed Stage 3 in 2010. Big hugs to everyone!

Dx 11/18/2010, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Aug 25, 2017 03:14PM Ginger48 wrote:

hi sweet bean. I live in the northeast corner of ct. Although at the moment I am hanging out on a friend's boat in mystic. It is such a beautiful daydown here.

BRCA2+ Knowledge is power! lumpectomy 4/12/11, NSBMX 6/22/11, exchange to implants 10/27/11, ooph 12/7/11 Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 29, 2017 05:11PM sweetbean wrote:

Oh Ginger48 - last week was glorious! Glad you got a chance to hang out on a boat in Mystic! :)

Dx 11/18/2010, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Feb 20, 2018 01:19PM - edited Feb 20, 2018 01:21PM by Emelee626

Hi..is there anyone in CT willing to meet with or speak to my recently diagnosed Stage IV with bone mets friend and coworker? I used these threads when my mom was diagnosed 15 years ago (she's doing well) and we did get together with very nice women..I was hoping for the same experience for my friend. She is in the Torrington area...thanks! I have told her to come to this site and reach out but figured I would find out first if there are any support groups or people in her area first.

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Feb 20, 2018 02:41PM mimi791 wrote:

hi:

I was just diagnosed last week after 8 years when I broke my arm. I am currently waiting on pathology because I had a radiation induced sarcoma diagnosed last year so they still need to know which cancer to treat. I would also like to know about local resources, as the sarcoma has me treating at Dana Farber until we have a plan in place. Than all of you amazing ladies for your kindness and help.

Melissa

Dx 5/1/2009, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 4/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 7/8/2009 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 8/12/2009 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 2/6/2010 Radiation Therapy 2/20/2010 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Targeted Therapy 10/2/2010 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 12/14/2010 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 11/29/2012 Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap
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Feb 21, 2018 10:07AM singlemom1 wrote:

Hi, I am in the Hartford area and was diagnosed stage iv in Sept 2015 with Mets to the lungs. I am willing to offer any support I can. Living with this disease is a challenge but physically I have been doing very well. Emotionally- there are tough days but there are also good days. You can live with this disease for a long time!

Dx 2/7/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/2015, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER+, HER2-
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Mar 7, 2018 06:06PM Ginger48 wrote:

Hello from northeast ct.I haven’t been on here recently and am just catching up now.

I don’t have experience with stage 4 and don’t know much about supports in the Torrington area but I wanted to say hello. Hopefully you are not getting buried in today’s snow.

Hopefully someone with more answers will come on.

BRCA2+ Knowledge is power! lumpectomy 4/12/11, NSBMX 6/22/11, exchange to implants 10/27/11, ooph 12/7/11 Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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