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Topic: Tampa area BCO sisters II

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

Posted on: Mar 22, 2016 09:29PM - edited Jan 2, 2019 09:59AM 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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Dec 1, 2018 05:06PM Snickersmom wrote:

Okay ladies - for those of you who asked, here's Snickers!! She's mostly Maine Coon so she's pretty well-built!

Thanks so much to SpecialK for such a delicious lunch this afternoon! It was great seeing you all again and I hope we can get together soon again.

Mexico - lots of prayers for a speedy recovery from your surgery on Monday. I know you will be just fine.

Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas to you all, my special sisters,

Snickersmom/Ann

Dx 3/24/2017, 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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Dec 1, 2018 05:40PM nbnotes wrote:

Great to see everyone, and a big thank you to Special K! Hope everything goes well MexicoHeather!

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 2, 2018 09:17PM SpecialK wrote:

MexicoHeather - wishing you the best and sending good thoughts to you!

snickersmom - that is one happy cat!

I am so glad to have seen all of you lovely ladies, and I hope all had a good time and plenty to eat! Thanks to Bella2013 for making the drive from the north (and snickersmom for the intercept!), what a treat to meet 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 3, 2018 06:45AM bella2013 wrote:

SpecialK, thank you for opening you home to us and thank you to all Tampa BCO Sisters for allowing a “foreigner” from Jacksonville crash your luncheon. Special K your home is beautiful and you have such a gift of hosting a party. The food was fabulous!

It was wonderful to meet each one of you in person and put names and faces together. MexicoHeather, thinking of you today.

Thank you to my new best friend, Snickersmom! Thank you for the intercept! It made the one day trip doable. Loved getting to know you!

May you all have a very special Christmas!

Bella2013

Diagnosed at 60 years old. Oncotype Score=14. Dx 12/4/2017, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 2/22/2018 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 3, 2018 07:22PM Snickersmom wrote:

MexicoHeather - been thinking about you all day today and hope you are home feeling okay. Let us know as soon as you are able.

Yes, that get-together was great. SpecialK - you sure do know how to entertain us!

Bella - I'm so glad you came down! It was great getting to know you on the ride back and forth to Tampa and it sure didn't feel like a long trip at all. Any time you want to come down - just say the word. I'd love to get together with you again.

Hope everyone has a blessed Christmas!

Ann

Dx 3/24/2017, 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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Dec 5, 2018 07:08AM TWills wrote:

Sorry I missed it ladies, I work on Saturday’s. Maybe next time:)


Dx 11/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/12/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/9/2017 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/30/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Surgery 8/27/2017 Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/1/2018 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jan 2, 2019 09:58AM SpecialK wrote:

Hope you all had a happy holiday and I am wishing the best for all of us in 2019! It was great to see everyone, and looking forward to our next get together!

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 2, 2019 11:03AM Snickersmom wrote:

Thanks, SpecialK - hope you had a great holiday as well! Here's to a happy and healthy new year for all of us!

Looking forward to the next get-together!

Ann

Dx 3/24/2017, 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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Jan 6, 2019 07:18PM Galsal wrote:

Knowing that Lady, it was a splendiferous event as usual. Feeling down to miss you seeing you all. May all be well.

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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Jan 7, 2019 09:21AM SpecialK wrote:

galsal - you'll be back and with us again, but know we miss 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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Jan 8, 2019 08:24PM MexicoHeather wrote:

Hi. The breast reduction surgery was out-patient and I recovered quickly. So I am the perfect 34A on the left and flat on the right. The scars still need to lighten up, but I am Ms. Perky now.

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 Surgery 12/6/2018 Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 8, 2019 10:32PM SpecialK wrote:

Mexicoheather - I had been thinking about you and wondering how you were getting on - glad you stopped in to report - and also glad things went well and you are perky! 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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Jan 11, 2019 06:31PM Snickersmom wrote:

Mexico - Been waiting to hear how your surgery went, and I'm so glad you sailed through it and are feeling perky!!

See you at the next TB get-together!

Dx 3/24/2017, 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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