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Posted on: Jun 14, 2014 03:08PM

odie16 wrote:

Hello all. We have a great group of ladies that meet monthly for lunch. Our next luncheon will be on July 12th at the Tequila Grande in Vienna, Va. We welcome anyone who would like to join us and usually meet the first Saturday of each month (except holiday weekends)...

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 28, 2015 06:06PM odie16 wrote:

Our next luncheon is tomorrow Saturday August 29th at Jackson's restaurant in Reston st noon. Hope to see everyone there!!

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2015 04:10PM odie16 wrote:

Anyone interested in meeting this Saturday at California Pizza Kitchen in Fairfax Corner for lunch?

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 15, 2015 06:09PM odie16 wrote:

Next luncheon is Saturday at noon at California Pizza Kitchen in Fairfax Corner. Anyone in the area is welcome to join us.

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 3, 2015 05:56PM odie16 wrote:

Our December luncheon is this Saturday at the Cheesecake Factory in Dulles at noon. Hope to see everyone there!

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 4, 2015 05:06PM odie16 wrote:

Last minute update ...... «« The luncheon tomorrow is cancelled »»»

Hope to reschedule or get together soon.

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 14, 2016 02:29PM laura_ingalls wrote:

any nova ladies out there? Let's get together

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Jun 14, 2016 07:06PM odie16 wrote:

Next luncheon is on Saturday June 25th. Will post details in a few days. Would love to have you join us!

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 20, 2016 12:04PM Cuetang wrote:

Yes, would love to see you Laura_Ingalls if you can make it on the 25th!

Diagnosed at age 33. Dx 1/11/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 3/8/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/23/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 20, 2016 12:31PM - edited Jun 23, 2016 07:30PM by laura_ingalls

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Jun 23, 2016 06:28PM odie16 wrote:

Our next luncheon is this Saturday at noon at Coastal Flats in Fairfax Corner for anyone interested.

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 23, 2016 07:30PM laura_ingalls wrote:

that looks like a seafood restaurant. fish and seafood allergies are some of the most common food allergies....And I can't take chances with cross contamination and an allergic reaction while going through severe chemo.

So I will have to sit this one out.

Next time please consider a more inclusive restaurant. Thanks!

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Jun 24, 2016 07:03AM Cuetang wrote:

Laura-- would you feel more comfortable with California Pizza Kitchen? If so, it's in the same shopping center, and we could change the location there if you are interested in joining.

Diagnosed at age 33. Dx 1/11/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 3/8/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/23/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 24, 2016 10:43AM odie16 wrote:

I apologize, I was unaware of the allergy. Would CPK work?

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 24, 2016 12:14PM laura_ingalls wrote:

it's ok sweet ladies. I have made other plans already. Maybe next time. Enjoy your lunch!

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Jun 24, 2016 05:28PM Cuetang wrote:

ok next time then! Odie-- lets go with the Coastal Flats plan for this month in Fairfax Corner. If anyone else is interested just let us know

Diagnosed at age 33. Dx 1/11/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 3/8/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/23/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 31, 2016 03:52AM laura_ingalls wrote:

Hi ladies.

Please read and provide input if you can.

I had a bad experience at the cancer center I go to. They made mistakes and kept me waiting for 3 hours before my infusion. I was hungry for lunch the whole time. My blood pressure during the ordeal was the highest reading I had ever seen in my entire life!! They were not nice to me at all.

I want to fight my cancer not the hospital staff.

Please recommend a good center if you are familiar with any centers. Also if I have chemo at one place do I have to go to the same place for surgery? What about radiation? Thanks ladies! Laura

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Jul 31, 2016 03:23PM MomMom wrote:

Laura,

So sorry about your negative experience! My experience through lumpectomy, 6 months of chemo, 7 weeks of rads could not have been more positive. I loved, loved all my docs, nurses and other staff involved with my care. My breast surgeon was Kirsten Edmiston, at Inova Breast Care Center at Fair Oaks, 703-207-4320. There are other excellent breast surgeons in her practice & different locations as well. Oncologist is Mary Wilkinson, also with Inova, went to her office (lovely set up for chemo) in Fairfax at 8501 Arlington Blvd., 703-207-0736. She also has an office in Reston. For rads, saw the best radiologist oncologist - Dr. Jane Grayson, head of radiology at Alexandria Hospital who specializes in breast cancer, 703-504-7900. She is one of the kindest, most informed doctors I've ever met. Unfortunately, I hear she will retire soon if she hasn't already. I'm sure there is another breast rads doctor at Alexandria, but others may chime in with recommendations as well.

There is no reason why you shouldn't be receiving excellent care with kind and considerate medical staff. Best of luck to you and keep us posted!

(((Hugs))) Paula

Dx 1/9/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/28/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/25/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/6/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jul 31, 2016 04:03PM MJS1266 wrote:

So sorry you had such a difficult time.  Like Paula, I went to Inova Breast Care Center, Dr. Costanza Cocilovo in Fairfax for surgery.  Dr, Mary Wilkinson, who is now part of Inova but wasn't at the time, for oncology.  For Chemo, I went to her office in Reston but she has moved that office to Fair Oaks Inova Hospital at the time her practice became part of Inova.  She also has an office in Fairfax near the hospital.  For radiation, I saw Dr. Chawla at Fair Oaks Inova Breast Care Center, he and his staff were great to work with.  I really had a positive experience, aside from actually having cancer, with all my care providers.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.  Best, MJS

Dx 9/23/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/13/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/5/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/19/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Aug 1, 2016 06:44AM laura_ingalls wrote:

thanks ladies. I am in southern Maryland. While Alexandria is accessible it is quite far. And Reston is literally out of reach. Anything good near southern Maryland?

I have seven more taxol treatments and then surgery so part of me thinks I should stick it out. And I like my doctor. Just not her staff.

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Aug 1, 2016 01:07PM MJS1266 wrote:

Laura,

If you like your Dr. then have a little talk with her and give her constructive feedback on her staff's practices and how they could make the experience less stressful for you and others.  Best, MJ

Dx 9/23/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/13/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/5/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/19/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Aug 10, 2016 06:07PM laura_ingalls wrote:

thanks for the advice mj and everyone else.

I decided to stick it out. 6 more to go! My doctor is very nice...even hubby commented on it. So Thankful for the caring ones!

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Aug 10, 2016 06:48PM - edited Aug 10, 2016 06:53PM by odie16

The next luncheon is set for Saturday at noon at Sweetwater Tavern in Merrifield if anyone is interested. Please RSVP if interested

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 12, 2016 07:11PM odie16 wrote:

Looks like it is going to be ridiculously hot this weekend so our luncheon will be rescheduled when not as hot as Hades. Stay tuned for updates!

Dx 6/27/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 18, 2016 08:37AM dessert1st wrote:

Hi All! Has another lunch been scheduled?? Oct 1?


Hope all is good with everyone!


Judy

Dx 9/17/2012, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 10/31/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/15/2013 Reconstruction (right) Dx 1/6/2014 Surgery 2/12/2014 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement
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Oct 18, 2016 06:27PM Cuetang wrote:

hey dessert1st! Odie and I are doing lunches on an ad hoc, on demand basis.

I'm up for lunch in November if anyone wants to catch up!

Diagnosed at age 33. Dx 1/11/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 3/8/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/23/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 16, 2017 01:41PM - edited Feb 17, 2017 08:41AM by Cuetang

Happy 2017!! Anyone up for a lunch on either Saturday, March 11 at Fairfax Corner?

Diagnosed at age 33. Dx 1/11/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 3/8/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/23/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 9, 2017 01:48PM Cuetang wrote:

We will be meeting at World of Beer in Fairfax Corner this Saturday, March 11th at noon. Let me know if you're interested!

Diagnosed at age 33. Dx 1/11/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 3/8/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/23/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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May 12, 2017 01:50PM Cuetang wrote:

Odie and I are planning to meet up for lunch at Ozzie's Good Eats in Fairfax Corner in Virginia on Saturday, July 15 at noon. Let us know if you're interested....would love to have you join us! Have a great weekend everyone and happy mother's day to all the moms here.

Diagnosed at age 33. Dx 1/11/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 3/8/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/23/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 11, 2017 08:18AM Cuetang wrote:

Bumpety bump! PM me if you're interested in lunch this Saturday, 7/15. Thanks!

Diagnosed at age 33. Dx 1/11/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 3/8/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/23/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)

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