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Topic: We are all Beautiful...

Forum: DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for DCIS.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2020 10:09AM

Earth_Sky wrote:

I looked at myself really good when I took shower yesterday. My first thought was I look like a alien from outer space. I then said I look beautiful. The scar is clear across my chest and a pretty darn straight line. I am healing very well the nurse said & this morning I can really see I am healing well in places. Some areas are still swollen a little but ... "I LOOK BEAUTIFUL".

I feel really good this morning. Made my hubby breakfast while he did the heavy lifting of the cast iron & anything high or heavy. He was so happy for he knows I am healing well when I want to treat him to my big sky breakfast. We both have a love for the kitchen & work so well together on everything. I am so lucky.

I just wanted to say to all who is scared to see themselves after surgery. Embrace it. For we are all beautiful in the inside and out. And we are so very lucky even thou we are still fighting the battle. I never plan to stop fighting. I might be terrified at times, but will rise up stronger and stronger. I have already seen myself do it.

I see my life as one big journey of adventures. Some adventures are so freaking fun you don't ever want it to end and others are so freaking scary. This part of my journey is teaching me so very much like don't take things for granted. Embrace what is there. Cry, scream why me and stay focus on what is really important around you. My family and friends have and continue to be here for me. and I so hope the same is for you all as well. I wish each and everyone the very best and many, many (((Hugs))).

Just remember ....We are all beautiful!

Dx 3/12/2020, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 4/9/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Apr 17, 2020 10:47AM SoulShine1969 wrote:

Earth Sky-

What an amazingly great post! I'm so glad that you are healing well and have found strength in your journey. So much of what keeps us going is a good outlook and gratitude.

You are so right, we are all truly beautiful. Yes, our bodies look differently but our battle scars are reminders of just how strong we are.

Good luck with the rest of your journey. You've got this!

Hugs,

Rebecca

Surgery 10/14/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 12/30/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 2/18/2015, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/30/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 5/2/2015 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 11/4/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 17, 2020 11:59AM Earth_Sky wrote:

Thank you so much for your comment soulShine1969. I have always tried to be a positive person. I long to inspire others for no matter how bad my situation might be, someone else might be worse. And want to help others if I can, even if it is with prayers or kind words. I long for happiness for everyone.

I still have a journey of Radiation therapy and whatever else comes, but I got this. The hard part was the surgery & excepting my new body. The rest ... well I got this.

I hope you are doing well on your journey and best of luck as well. Our journey only makes us stronger.


Dx 3/12/2020, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 4/9/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Apr 17, 2020 04:28PM rosecal954 wrote:

Earth Sky, I just read your post and you have inspired to be positive and know I am beautiful - breast or no breast. I had my unilateral mastectomy 10 days ago, am achy, still have a drain in place and have my 1st post-op visit Monday, 4/20. I will find out pathology results then. I have peeked through the bandages and it's hard and shocking to look at myself, still bruised and it appears I look quite concave; am quite thin as well having lost weight since the diagnosis back in February. It's quite a process to take in and this part of the journey has just begun with all it's ups and downs. Thank you very much for making my day and knowing there is so much to live for. We all are survivors. I wish you good health and happiness!

First Dx age 58, recurrence 2/2020 Dx 8/21/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/15/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/10/2013 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 2/10/2020, DCIS, Right, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+ Surgery 4/7/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/4/2020, IDC: Tubular, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 18, 2020 01:09PM Earth_Sky wrote:

Hello rosecal954, You are beautiful and do stay positive. You can do this. We all can do this. Just take it one day at a time and if you want to cry, do it. For I was told crying is part of the healing and it is.

I totally understand the emotions for it is a lot to process. I meet with my doctor Wednesday to remove the drains and then meet with my Radiologist to talk of further treatment. I am okay with that for I want to make sure all the cancer is gone. I figured the hard part is over and this is just part of the journey.

I am so glad I was able to left your spirit. We have a lot to live for, we are survivors and we are here to inspire each other on this journey. If you ever need to talk, vent just contact me.

Stay positive and remember you are Beautiful. I wish you all the best for good health and many ((hugs)) and may happiness rain down on you!

Dx 3/12/2020, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 4/9/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Apr 28, 2020 11:35PM footprintsangel wrote:

Earth_Sky You are beautiful and so caring. God bless You

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Apr 29, 2020 03:22PM Earth_Sky wrote:

Thank you so much footprintsangel. I just wish everyone happiness in my life. And this journey as made me want to be more inspiring to others.

I hope all is going well for you.



Dx 3/12/2020, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 4/9/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Apr 29, 2020 11:07PM footprintsangel wrote:

He's my Joy,

He's my Light.

He's my strength

and my sight.

He's my Friend

when I am low.

He's my Savior, I love Him so.

This is one of my poems I wrote God bless You, I am hanging in there.

Thanks for caring

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Apr 30, 2020 12:17PM Earth_Sky wrote:

That is beautiful Footprintsangel. I just printed this and placed it on my board.

Many hugs and wonderful wishes.


Dx 3/12/2020, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 4/9/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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May 1, 2020 12:01AM footprintsangel wrote:

We are all beautiful cause God doesn't make mistakes.

Lifes Greatest Four

Love goes with caring,

Caring Goes with sharing,

Sharing goes with bearing.

Lifes greatest four, You'll

never need much more. By me

Writing makes life easier for me,

when I am going through alot

Thank for Your kindness I needed that! Debbie

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May 1, 2020 09:28AM Earth_Sky wrote:

Your writing is beautiful footprintsangel. I really believe we are giving challenges in our life for a reason and in those moments we are to learn so much about ourselves. A gift that was hidden perhaps. I too find myself writing more & longing to inspire others more. I have always gone out of my way to be kind and was told recently in spite of what I am going through I put others first. I am a prayer warrior among so many and was told yesterday that it inspires her even more to be a better person & to cherish life more. We are all here on this earth for each other & in that time kindness is what I give.

Keep writing and perhaps write a book to share with the world. May happiness follow you on your path.

Dx 3/12/2020, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 4/9/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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May 1, 2020 11:34PM footprintsangel wrote:

I see the in every person today, even my care giver played games

on the computer and I did cleaning the doctor doesn't want me to

do at all. I wish I could speak up more. I just don't want to hurt her but

she is getting paid to played games? God bless You, I am going to

do prayer and then wrap the day up. I have 2 books of poems never

seen, only by God.. Thank for caring God be with You.

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May 13, 2020 11:33PM footprintsangel wrote:

Kindness is shown in a smile or going that extra mile, Please take

care, and remember we are all beautiful. God doesn't make mistakes.

Stay safe.

Hug

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May 14, 2020 10:53AM Earth_Sky wrote:

That is so true footprintsangel, God doesn't make mistakes, he gives us the strength to be stronger and to be so grateful for the gift of life. Kindness is a way to say thank you for all that is around us. Many hugs my friend. Hug

Dx 3/12/2020, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 4/9/2020 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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May 14, 2020 11:32PM footprintsangel wrote:

As I saw the many people angry cause they want everything to

open, I think of those that are not well and the tears that God

is shedding for His children that want be out and close, while

He see people trying to get well. What would Jesus do?

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