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Forum: Fitness and Getting Back in Shape — Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2018 04:26PM

Morwenna wrote:

Next week, I'm doing this!

http://www.theflorentine.net/news/2018/06/dragon-b...

Dragon Boat racing has been about the best thing to happen as a result of my breast cancer diagnosis!

Dx 11/8/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 11/23/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Surgery 12/12/2012 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/9/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/22/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/6/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap
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Jun 30, 2018 04:27PM Snickersmom wrote:

I wanted to do that so badly but I have had herniated disks in my lower back over the past 10 years and I don't think I can row. I hope you have fun!! I have several friends on a survivor boat and they love it!

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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Sep 15, 2018 12:04PM - edited Sep 15, 2018 12:29PM by ktab96

Morwenna - I was there! What team are you part of? I am a member of team located in Florida, USA. The Italy festival was a fantastic event. I met fellow breast cancer survivors from around the world. Many are still battling the disease. There is a woman on my team who has lymphedema who says dragon boating helps her a lot. We also have a couple who are on continuous treatment. It is a wonderful sisterhood of support. How did you like the life guard dogs? Didi you know its the largest woman's sporting event in the world?




ONCO Score 18 Dx 5/23/2011, IDC, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 7/18/2011 Multi-catheter: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2011 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 26, 2018 05:32PM Morwenna wrote:

I was there with Sistership from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Wasn't it a fantastic experience. My first International.

The lifeguard dogs kind of passed me by. Did they do some form of exhibition? I only saw them being hosed down to cool them off in the heat one day! 😊

Usually I'd say my lymphedema is not really affected by paddling and I'm lazy about donning my garments but after the last festival of the summer this year I'm definitely a little more puffy so I'm trying to be good and wear my sleeve on a more regular basis.


I work at a lymphedema clinic so I've also been kind of shamed into it! 🤣

Dx 11/8/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 11/23/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Surgery 12/12/2012 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/9/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/22/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/6/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap
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Sep 27, 2018 09:37AM ktab96 wrote:

Yes, there was quite a demonstration of how they utilize dogs in water rescues.

ONCO Score 18 Dx 5/23/2011, IDC, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 7/18/2011 Multi-catheter: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2011 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 27, 2018 09:38AM ktab96 wrote:

ONCO Score 18 Dx 5/23/2011, IDC, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 7/18/2011 Multi-catheter: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2011 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 12, 2018 11:45PM Morwenna wrote:

Oh that's very cool. I don't know where I was when all that was going on! 😃

Dx 11/8/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 11/23/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Surgery 12/12/2012 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/9/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/22/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/6/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap
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Oct 12, 2018 11:46PM - edited Oct 12, 2018 11:46PM by Morwenna

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Dx 11/8/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 11/23/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Surgery 12/12/2012 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/9/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/22/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/6/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap
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Oct 12, 2018 11:52PM Chemokaze wrote:

I want to do this! This is my goal - just do it. We have a local dragon boat team that practices twice a week and they welcome newbies....I have no excuse

10/2018: NEAD; 7/2018: Onward to Verzenio, Zometa, Faslodex, & CyberKnife to single met to L4 spine. Dx 9/1996, IDC, Left, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/21 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 5/2016, IDC, Right, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 14/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/2018, Stage IV, metastasized to bone
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Oct 15, 2018 04:05PM - edited Oct 15, 2018 04:06PM by ktab96

Definitely join Chemokaze. It has been the most amazing experience. I have met and became friends with so many wonderful people.

ONCO Score 18 Dx 5/23/2011, IDC, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 7/18/2011 Multi-catheter: Breast Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2011 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 13, 2019 11:03PM Chemokaze wrote:

ktab96 - A brand new dragon boat team for breast cancer survivors just started in my city and I joined straight away and I just love it!!!

10/2018: NEAD; 7/2018: Onward to Verzenio, Zometa, Faslodex, & CyberKnife to single met to L4 spine. Dx 9/1996, IDC, Left, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/21 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 5/2016, IDC, Right, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 14/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/2018, Stage IV, metastasized to bone
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Aug 14, 2019 05:45AM Rah2464 wrote:

I am so glad you posted this! I am participating in a dragon boat race in Kentucky in September! So excited to do this the first time. I am the captain of the boat, and my team is mostly members of a gentle yoga group that meets at a local hospital. So we have BC survivors, Ovarian cancer survivors, Colon cancer survivors, you name it. Some of my ladies are still in active chemotherapy treatment but they are all in. Looks to be a blast.

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 9, 2019 10:48PM Morwenna wrote:

Sorry, I haven't been on this site for about a year!

Excited to learn that the next International Breast Cancer Survivors Dragon Boat Festival will be in New Zealand in 2022!

Just hope I will be fit enough to attend .....

Dx 11/8/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 11/23/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Surgery 12/12/2012 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 1/9/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/22/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/6/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap

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