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Forum: Get Togethers — Organize, plan, and communicate with your friends during offline events.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2016 10:29PM - edited Jun 18, 2018 07:18PM by SpecialK

SpecialK wrote:

The original Tampa Bay area "get together" thread was created in July 2012 after a great group of BCO sisters met for lunch. This is a new thread intended to carry on our tradition of support, companionship, fun, and camaraderie - as often as we can all get together! We welcome familiar faces and new friends alike - if you have found this thread and wish to join us - please do!

Here is the link to the previous thread - it contains a lot of love, and we thank MondaysChild for her leadership and management of our "get togethers" to date.

https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/34/topics/791258?page=57#idx_1694


Watch this header for updates to our schedule.

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Next gathering TBD



BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3
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Nov 27, 2017 10:08PM patoo wrote:

Snickersmom, I am going to Tampa on December 9th to meet up with these ladies. I already met SpecialK and Pat01 when they drove all the way from Tampa to Daytona Beach to spend a day with other BCo ladies. If your calendar allows we can ride together. Mysunshine also lives in TV but doesn't think she will make it to Tampa. I plan to leave TV about 10 and need to be back in TV by 6. Let me know when you are able.

Phyllis

"for we live by faith, not by sight" - 2 Corinthians 5:7 Dx 10/24/2008, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/11/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2009 Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Nov 28, 2017 07:10AM Snickersmom wrote:

I don't think I have anything going on that day and would love to go with you!

I will let you know as soon as I check my calendar when we get home tonight.

An

Dx 3/24/2017, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/2/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 29, 2017 11:38AM Galsal wrote:

Is a Luncheon or Meeting still planned for December 9th or has it been moved to after New Year? I'm game for Dec 9th.

Dx 12/14/2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/9/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2012 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/15/2013 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 29, 2017 12:42PM nbnotes wrote:

I believe it is still 12/9. That is what is on the header for the discussion still.

Nancy --- mets to liver -- "Don't count the days, make the days count" Muhammed Ali Dx 7/17/2012, IDC, 1cm, ER+/PR- Dx 8/23/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/23/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 10/9/2012, 5cm, Stage IV, mets Chemotherapy 10/9/2012 AC Hormonal Therapy 2/13/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 1/12/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/7/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 11/11/2017 Afinitor (everolimus)
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Nov 29, 2017 12:46PM Snickersmom wrote:

Yes, I would like to go on December 9th. Thank you for asking me! I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone. Just let me know the details for that day, what to bring, etc

Dx 3/24/2017, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/2/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 29, 2017 01:48PM SpecialK wrote:

galsal - yes, we are on for 12/9.

snickers - just bring yourself, get together is at noon. Are you coming with patoo?

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3
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Nov 29, 2017 07:47PM Snickersmom wrote:

Yes I am, but I really wish I could bring something!!! I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone

Dx 3/24/2017, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/2/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 29, 2017 10:25PM Galsal wrote:

Hooray! I'll be there and happy to see all who attend also!!!

Dx 12/14/2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/9/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2012 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/15/2013 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 6, 2017 07:48AM MexicoHeather wrote:

Hi! Thank you for the invitation information SpecialK. I will be there on Saturday.Happy

Dios es Amor. Dx 10/1/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/5/2016 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 12/5/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/19/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 5/10/2017 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/10/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 6, 2017 09:51AM - edited Dec 6, 2017 09:52AM by SpecialK

Looking forward to seeing everyone, and FYI our front gate has now been repaired and is working, so you will need the gate code unless you can follow someone else in. For anyone I PM'ed my address to I should have included the code - just pull into the lane with the keypad. If anyone needs it I will PM it to you!

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3
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Dec 6, 2017 06:40PM Snickersmom wrote:

I am riding down with Patoo so if she doesn't already have the info, you will need to PM it to her or me. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!

Dx 3/24/2017, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/2/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 6, 2017 08:44PM nbnotes wrote:

SpecialK - Is the gate code the same as back in 2013? If so, I'm good. If not, could you PM me with it? Thanks so much!

Nancy --- mets to liver -- "Don't count the days, make the days count" Muhammed Ali Dx 7/17/2012, IDC, 1cm, ER+/PR- Dx 8/23/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/23/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 10/9/2012, 5cm, Stage IV, mets Chemotherapy 10/9/2012 AC Hormonal Therapy 2/13/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 1/12/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/7/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 11/11/2017 Afinitor (everolimus)
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Dec 6, 2017 09:52PM SpecialK wrote:

snickers - yes, patoo is all set

nbnotes - yup - same code

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3
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Dec 6, 2017 10:19PM patoo wrote:

Looking forward to meeting my Tampa area buddies.

"for we live by faith, not by sight" - 2 Corinthians 5:7 Dx 10/24/2008, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/11/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2009 Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Dec 8, 2017 08:53AM TWills wrote:

I was so looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow, however our family Christmas gathering was changed to my house and I've got too much to do with only two weekends before they get here. Husband also has to have a second surgery next week to remove a plate in his hand that's bothering him, from a broken hand repair surgery earlier this year,so he'll be quite useless next weekend. So that leaves this weekend to get the bulk of everything done:/ Anyway, I look forward to meeting everyone at a future get together!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Dx 11/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/13/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/10/2017 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/31/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Surgery 8/27/2017 Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/2/2018 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Dec 8, 2017 10:29AM SpecialK wrote:

twills - oh no! We will miss seeing and meeting you, but it sounds like your plate is full! Stay tuned to this thread for the next get together - maybe in Feb, so Luckynumber47 can be there too! I hope all goes well for you this weekend.

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3
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Dec 8, 2017 12:48PM - edited Dec 9, 2017 11:07PM by Luckynumber47

I'll be there in spirit. Hope you all have a great time!

My avatar is a Blue Footed Boobie. Cracked me up. Dx 2/15/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/16/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 4/5/2016 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 5/16/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 8, 2017 11:33PM SpecialK wrote:

Thanks, we will miss you and will see you for a lunch after you get here!

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3
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Dec 9, 2017 05:49PM Snickersmom wrote:

Thanks to all of the Tampa area BCO sisters for the absolutely wonderful afternoon!! I can't tell you how much I loved meeting each and everyone of you and beginning to get to know you all. Thanks especially to Phyllis for making me go with her, to SpecialK for the wonderful lunch, and to all of you for making me feel like I'm not alone in this journey!

I'm already looking forward to our next get-together!

An

Dx 3/24/2017, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/2/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 9, 2017 07:05PM BucsGirl wrote:

I second everything that Snickermom said. I loved meeting all of you, and I'm looking forward to seeing you all again in February.

Thank you again, SpecialK!! Heart

Karen

**Formerly Known as TampaBayBucsGirl** Dx 9/29/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 10/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 12/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/2/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/1/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Dec 10, 2017 11:45PM patoo wrote:

It was really a good time. Thank you SpecialK for hostessing and all the great food you prepared. Thank you Snickermom for driving.

"for we live by faith, not by sight" - 2 Corinthians 5:7 Dx 10/24/2008, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/11/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2009 Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Dec 11, 2017 12:07AM patoo wrote:

https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/58/topics...

Hi, this is the link for the exercise thread if you need motivation mixing with a great group of ladies. Head on over and introduce yourselves. Exercise is the primary way to stave off recurrence so start small and work your way up.

"for we live by faith, not by sight" - 2 Corinthians 5:7 Dx 10/24/2008, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/11/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2009 Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Jan 6, 2018 08:06AM CC2016 wrote:


Good morning, I just found this thread...do you happen to know of any groups in the SW? It looks like y’all are pretty active though and I do manage to get up to the Tampa area every couple of months..

Dx at 41, with a perfect gray area diagnosis: CHEK2+ UNK, Oncotype 22, Grade 2/3 Dx 5/26/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/13/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 9/13/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/20/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery 12/5/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Jan 6, 2018 10:04PM SpecialK wrote:

CC2016 Sorry, I don't know of any groups relatively locally other than the Orlando ladies. There are several who travel to our Tampa group from Bradenton/Sarasota, and one from Punta Gorda. We should be having a get together within the next month or two, schedules permitting, so we would love to have you with us! Add this thread to your favorites - the meeting info will be in the header and I usually suggest a few dates so we can get consensus on when most of us are available.

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3
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Jan 6, 2018 10:51PM Snickersmom wrote:

Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

Ann

Dx 3/24/2017, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/2/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 10, 2018 09:33PM MexicoHeather wrote:

Hi. Yes, I had a great time.

Dios es Amor. Dx 10/1/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/5/2016 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 12/5/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/19/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 5/10/2017 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/10/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 12, 2018 01:50PM Flynn wrote:

Hey ladies! I just stumbled across this thread. I'm also from Tampa and would love to meet up some time! I bumped into TWillis in another thread but I had no idea there are so many of us from this area. 🙂


Dx 2/2017, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Lymph nodes
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Jan 16, 2018 12:01PM SpecialK wrote:

Flynn - we would love to see you! I think our next get together will hopefully take place next month.

Ladies - what do you all think about Feb. 17? Give me your availability for around that time and we will find a good date/place for a lunch.

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3
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Jan 16, 2018 12:31PM Snickersmom wrote:

That works for me

Ann/Snickersmom

Dx 3/24/2017, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/2/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 6/11/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 16, 2018 01:25PM nbnotes wrote:

That works for me!


Nancy --- mets to liver -- "Don't count the days, make the days count" Muhammed Ali Dx 7/17/2012, IDC, 1cm, ER+/PR- Dx 8/23/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/23/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 10/9/2012, 5cm, Stage IV, mets Chemotherapy 10/9/2012 AC Hormonal Therapy 2/13/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 1/12/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/7/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 11/11/2017 Afinitor (everolimus)

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