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Posted on: Mar 22, 2016 09:29PM - edited Feb 18, 2018 10:04AM 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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Apr 24, 2018 07:42PM SpecialK wrote:

I am also having a late-breaking problem with 5/5, the best man from our wedding 35 years ago is coming to town for business the week prior to the 5th, but coming to our house on 5/4 and not flying back out until the night of 5/5. Since he is here for really only a day I feel bad about not spending it with him. I realize this is really short notice - but how does everyone feel about this Saturday 4/28?

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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Apr 24, 2018 08:26PM nbnotes wrote:

I have tickets for the Lightning game 1 of round 2 that starts on Saturday. I won't know if the game is at 3 or 8 until the last round 1 game is played tomorrow night & our opponent is determined. I would love to get together thought; so, hope for a Toronto win & then I could do lunch, lol.

Nancy --- mets to liver -- "Don't count the days, make the days count" Muhammed Ali Dx 7/17/2012, IDC, 1cm, ER+/PR- Surgery 8/22/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 8/23/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/8/2012 AC Dx 10/9/2012, 5cm, Stage IV, mets Hormonal Therapy 2/12/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 1/9/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 1/11/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/7/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 11/10/2017 Afinitor (everolimus)
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Apr 24, 2018 08:28PM Galsal wrote:

The most wonderful news is that PET showed the Sternum is more likely to have been injured from the auto accident. Over the Summer I'll do another CT scan of the chest for comparison. HOORAY!!!

Dx 12/14/2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/10/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 10/6/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2012 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/16/2013 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 24, 2018 09:25PM nbnotes wrote:

Galsal - That is great news!

Nancy --- mets to liver -- "Don't count the days, make the days count" Muhammed Ali Dx 7/17/2012, IDC, 1cm, ER+/PR- Surgery 8/22/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 8/23/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/8/2012 AC Dx 10/9/2012, 5cm, Stage IV, mets Hormonal Therapy 2/12/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 1/9/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 1/11/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/7/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 11/10/2017 Afinitor (everolimus)
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Apr 24, 2018 10:16PM SpecialK wrote:

nbnotes - ok, keep me posted!

galsal - yay!

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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Apr 24, 2018 10:18PM Galsal wrote:

I can try for 4/28. Son is flying in for Leave day but I've no ETA for him yet.

Dx 12/14/2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/10/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 10/6/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2012 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/16/2013 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 25, 2018 10:05PM nbnotes wrote:

The game this Saturday will be at 3; so, I will probably have to leave around 1 to go down there. Would anyone be interested in brunch/breakfast or dinner? If so, count me in; if not, I'll have to catch up with everyone at the next one.

Nancy --- mets to liver -- "Don't count the days, make the days count" Muhammed Ali Dx 7/17/2012, IDC, 1cm, ER+/PR- Surgery 8/22/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 8/23/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/8/2012 AC Dx 10/9/2012, 5cm, Stage IV, mets Hormonal Therapy 2/12/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 1/9/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 1/11/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/7/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 11/10/2017 Afinitor (everolimus)
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Apr 26, 2018 08:21PM Galsal wrote:

How exciting! Going to see Jeff Dunham at the Arena on Sunday!

Dx 12/14/2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/10/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 10/6/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2012 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/16/2013 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 26, 2018 09:05PM SpecialK wrote:

I feel like there is not consensus regarding this Sat, and too many of us who have conflicts for May 5. I think we will have to wait a bit and try to find another date for lunch. Sorry ladies!

That said - everyone enjoy their respective activities

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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Apr 27, 2018 02:33AM - edited Apr 27, 2018 02:33AM by MexicoHeather

I'm sorry, Kira. I file that under:"Oh, you have HPB today? Let me make it even higher!"

Dios es Amor. Dx 10/1/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/4/2016 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 12/4/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/18/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 5/9/2017 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/9/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 15, 2018 06:45AM BucsGirl wrote:

Just an update on my little beagle. She's responding well to the antibiotics they gave her. She'll only need surgery if she gets another infection. I think the change to the gastrointestinal food has helped her too.

Hope everyone is doing well!

**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 Chemotherapy 12/1/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 12/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 2/28/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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May 15, 2018 09:30AM SpecialK wrote:

bucsgirl - yay! So glad the abx are working! Our dog ending up with a necrotizing insect bite (either fire ant or biting fly) on that super skinny part of the hind leg and had to have a staple placed about a week and a half ago. It comes out on Thurs and his last day of abx is today. He is in a cone, so not a happy guy. I left yesterday for a couple of hours - and he didn't greet me at the door when I came home. It turns out he went into my closet - probably looking for me because it was raining and stormy weather makes him anxious - and the cone pushed the door closed enough that he couldn't get out again, lol!

We need to regroup with dates for a lunch - I know summer can get busy with family and vacations - what are good dates for everyone not too far out - like, from here until end of June?

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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May 15, 2018 12:23PM BucsGirl wrote:

Aw, poor little baby! My doggies hate the cone. Glad he's doing well. He's such a cutie.

Yeah, Daisy got a new kind of chewable clavomax. She apparently liked the taste of it. I've been giving them to her as if it's a treat. LOL! I'd think antibiotics would taste horrible in a chewable form.

I'm free after next week. The only Saturday that I can't do is June 23rd.

**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 Chemotherapy 12/1/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 12/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 2/28/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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May 15, 2018 04:31PM Snickersmom wrote:

Bucsgirl - so glad your little baby is doing okay. I was wondering how you made out with and and it's great to hear that she's on the mend!

SpecialK - I am available almost any Saturday until 20th June. That's when we head north for a month or so to see the kids. If everyone else can meet after that, I'll just wait for the next meet-up. Hopefully, we can all find a date before then. Looking forward to it - again! Thanks so much for organizin

Dx 3/22/2017, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/3/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 6/12/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 15, 2018 10:04PM Galsal wrote:

As of now, available most of June.

Dx 12/14/2011, ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/10/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 10/6/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2012 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/16/2013 Aromasin (exemestane)
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May 15, 2018 10:30PM MexicoHeather wrote:

Hi. Just popping in to say , "Hi.". I started having shoulder mobility problems. MRI showed a rotator cuff tear, but the physical therapist found cording. So she and the medical massage person are working on it with me and it's improving.

Going back to Moffitt at the end of June. The left breast hurts, but I will let them ultrasound it then.

Dios es Amor. Dx 10/1/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/4/2016 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 12/4/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/18/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 5/9/2017 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/9/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 16, 2018 06:51AM AnnAlive wrote:

Greetings all. I was in Nashville with the grandkids when you were trying to get together in April. I'm somewhat available in May-June EXCEPT weekends of June 2-3 and June 16-17. Is Sat June 9 looking good? (June 10 is our wedding anniversary so we really ought to make plans - ha.)

MexicoHeather - sorry about your shoulder. Ouch! Are you able to get together anyway?

AnnAlive - 2011: AC/TH, BMX, ALND, TEs. 2012: Rads, DIEP. 2014: LE. Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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May 17, 2018 07:50AM nbnotes wrote:

Currently on a Baltics cruise, but looking at a fun(ugh) week of petscan and oncology appointments next week to change my treatment along with a nephew graduating high school. The first saturday in June would be difficult for me, but the others are good. Just let me know!

Nancy --- mets to liver -- "Don't count the days, make the days count" Muhammed Ali Dx 7/17/2012, IDC, 1cm, ER+/PR- Surgery 8/22/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 8/23/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/8/2012 AC Dx 10/9/2012, 5cm, Stage IV, mets Hormonal Therapy 2/12/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 1/9/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 1/11/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/7/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 11/10/2017 Afinitor (everolimus)
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May 17, 2018 11:40AM SpecialK wrote:

bucsgirl - I hide the pill in cheese - he thinks he is getting a treat, lol!

Looks like Saturday June 9th works for all who have responded so far - I feel like we should try for that. Snickersmom won't be gone yet, nbnotes (yay for a cruise!) can come since this is the second Sat in June, right? Works for AnnAlive and bucsgirl, galsal, and me. MexicoHeather - are you in, or is the shoulder making things difficult? So sorry to hear you are experiencing difficulty and I hope PT will help - it is a slow process and hard when you're in pain. Hang in there!

I will try to keep this thread in active topics so other ladies in the area will see it. I will also PM or text the others who have attended in the past so we can make a plan. How do we feel about the Grillsmith at Wiregrass, or do we want to find another spot? I liked the round table in the quieter area and the proximity to the I-75 (and the proximity to the gelato afterward, lol!) but I am open to finding a new place too.

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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May 17, 2018 09:05PM MexicoHeather wrote:

I'm not going make it on the 9th.-- We're going out of town as soon as I finish PT and I will return on 6/15. I'm just moving forward with things, waiting for my body to catch up.

Dios es Amor. Dx 10/1/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/4/2016 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 12/4/2016 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 1/18/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 5/9/2017 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 10/9/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 17, 2018 10:01PM SpecialK wrote:

MexicoHeather - bummer! We will hopefully catch you on the next get together. Hope your out of town trip involves some fun!

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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May 19, 2018 07:21PM Snickersmom wrote:

Looks like June 9th works for me. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again!

Snickersmom/ann

Dx 3/22/2017, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/3/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 6/12/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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