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Share with others who have ER-/PR-/HER2- breast cancer.

Posted on: May 1, 2010 10:59PM - edited May 1, 2010 11:02PM by Titan

Titan wrote:

I think that we tn's need to have a sign up list like some of the other threads have...maybe put your age, and also what treatment you have had or are now having.

What to do you think?

I can start: age 50, diagnosed at age 49 1/2, lumpectomy, 4 AC Dose dense (every two weeks) and 4 Taxol, Dose Dense every 2 weeks. 35 rads (including 7 boosts) mammogram every 6 months for 5 years (I think). see the onc every 3 months for 3 years, see the Bs every 6 months for 3 years (I think). see the rad onc 1 year after rads...probably won't see him any more after that...

I think this may be a good way to get all together...we can still have separate threads..but sometimes it would be nice to just go to one thread and have a cry or concern without worrying about not being on topic

What do you all think? ..

Dx 3/18/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Aug 22, 2020 09:47PM MountainMia wrote:

Good news, ScotBird! Congrats on the clear scan, and good luck with your surgery. Can I ask what part of Scotland you're from?


I'm doing okay but honestly, the quarantine is wearing on me and my mood is pretty variable. From everyone I've heard, this is how we're all dealing with the virus -- some days fine, some days not fine at all. Yep, that's me, in a nutshell.

Right now I'm pretty irritable, touchy. Lots of triggers. I live in east central Iowa, not in the worst hit town of the August 10 derecho, but bad enough for my taste. We have several trees down behind our house, a lot of roof damage from one that fell on the house. Just today I finally heard from the insurance claims adjuster and have an appointment for Aug 31. Can't do anything about repairs until after that, but probably wouldn't be able to anyway, because the reputable roofers already have long lists of customers. So that's been tiring, just dealing with the cleanup and so forth. Wah. Poor me, huh?

Also, in better but also tiring news, in June I discovered I have a younger sister, a half-sister, daughter of my dad. The tiring part is just some of the family dynamics that go along with this.

One thing that has come along with this unexpected bonus sibling is digging into information about my dad. He's been dead for many years having died after approx 10 years struggle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Last night I saw something he wrote after his first treatments. His first chemos were adriamycin and cytoxan. Exactly what I had last year, AC. That hit me kinda hard. I know it doesn't have anything to do with me, but does it? ugh.

Sorry for the little pity party. No response needed. I guess I needed the catharsis of writing it down.


The rain comes and the rain goes, but the mountain remains. I am the mountain.
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Aug 22, 2020 11:15PM santabarbarian wrote:

MM I can't imagine fielding ANYTHING extra or stressful at all in my COVID daze. I am exhausted mentally just procuring food (and watching people crowd into places with mo masks prolonging sensible people's agony). So you have my sympathy for the storm and the metaphorical storm of family dynamics. But also, cool that you can learn things about your Dad and have a new connection to explore. And it's very interesting abut the same Tx being something you have in common.

pCR after neoadjuvant chemo w/ integrative practices; Proton rads. Dx 7/13/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/13/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/11/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Aug 22, 2020 11:54PM Trishyla wrote:

Congrats Lyn and scotbird. It's so comforting to get past these milestones, isn't it? I'm coming up on one myself.

On the 29th of this month, the day between my birthday and my oldest daughter's birthday , it will be four years since I was diagnosed with five kinds of breast cancer. Triple negative in my right breast and four distinct hormone positive cancers in my right. Within two weeks I started my first chemo.

Even though getting to the four year mark does nothing to reduce my chances of recurrence of my ER/PR positive cancer, it's still a big milestone for me. I know firsthand how aggressive TNBC is. I lost my dear friend Marcela to this awful beast when she was just 45. My heart still hurts from her loss.

So, I'm glad to be here. Four years from diagnosis, three and a half years form my BMX and (mostly) finished with my recon.

Through it all this place has been my lifeline. I don't know how I would have made it without all the lovely, courageous, generous women and men who post here.

So I want to say thank you. To everyone who takes the time to help, to comfort, to sympathize. You are, quite literally , lifesavers.

Be well.

Trish

Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 9/6/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/4/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Aug 23, 2020 10:03AM notdefined wrote:

SantaBarbara-Congratulations on the all clear!!! That is wonderful news!

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Aug 23, 2020 10:58AM VLH wrote:

ScotBird, four years post‐treatment is an important milestone. Whew! The hip replacement will undoubtedly make a huge difference in your quality of life.

Lyn

Dx 5/20/2016, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/14/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 7/18/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes Surgery 7/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/10/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Aug 23, 2020 11:23AM - edited Aug 25, 2020 03:06PM by VLH

Mountainous, [make that MountainMia...darned autocorrect] venting can absolutely help during these troubling times. It must seem surreal to learn of a half-sibling. What an odd connection to your late father.


Thank you, Trish. Five kinds of cancer? Ohmigosh, this is a scenario where one doesn't want to be an "overachiever." 😔 I'm very sorry that you Iost your friend, Marcela, to cancer. I'm sure you must think about things you want to share with her often.

The four-year mark is definitely important for those of us with TNBC. It must be difficult to deal with facing not only the TNBC, but the more lingering worry about the hormone‐positive tumors.

I echo your gratitude for this forum.

Lyn

Dx 5/20/2016, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/14/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 7/18/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes Surgery 7/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/10/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Aug 23, 2020 01:49PM santabarbarian wrote:

Thank you notdefined! Heart

pCR after neoadjuvant chemo w/ integrative practices; Proton rads. Dx 7/13/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/13/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/11/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Aug 23, 2020 05:07PM ScotBird wrote:

Thanks all for the kind messages: Mia I’m in Glasgow now, although I am actually English and moved to Scotland 17 years ago, I lived in Dundee for 8 of those years, and Glasgow for 9 of them.

It sounds as though you have a lot going on it your life right now. Sometimes just one breath and one day at a time is the only thing we can do. Take it easy and be kind to yourself. I’m sending you a cosmic hug.

ScotBird Dx 1/18/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/8/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 7/25/2016 Breast
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Aug 23, 2020 05:10PM MountainMia wrote:

Thanks, Scot. I'm trying to give myself a break.

I've probably asked you before about where you live. My apologies for not remembering. I've enjoyed traveling in Scotland a couple of times and would gladly go again (and again and again.) The landscape is beautiful and the people are friendly, helpful, and kind.

The rain comes and the rain goes, but the mountain remains. I am the mountain.
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Aug 25, 2020 03:50PM FC2020 wrote:

So I'm reading all of the inspiring posts today. I don't post much on the forums, but I read them and take solace. I'm coming up on my 1st official year cancer free tomorrow. I have an appt with my MO on Thursday and while I feel great (except thinner hair than before) I still worry that somehow he'll find something at my appointment. Not that they really do any tests for us TNs, but worried just the same. In fact I had pain in my big toe earlier this week and thought "Oh my God, could that be cancer in my toe?!?!" Now I'm 49 years old and it's probably some regular old reason for pain, but with every new sensation I automatically go to the cancer place (smh). Anyway, thanks for the positive energy! Stay well everyone!

There is no way around it, only through it! Dx 11/30/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 1/30/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
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Aug 30, 2020 07:58AM VLH wrote:

FC2020, congratulations on your one-year anniversary! The anxiety about every pain or bump being cancer is normal, albeit unwelcome. I hope that no problems were discovered during Thursday's appointment.

Lyn

Dx 5/20/2016, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/14/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 7/18/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes Surgery 7/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/10/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Aug 31, 2020 05:58PM katej128 wrote:

anyone have a lot of tingles and twinges a few months after finishing treatments? It’s getting worse and I’m not sure if I should be concerned. No new lump but lots of constant activity in the same breast that I had the lumpectomy on. Anyone have anything similar?

Dx 10/21/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 11/19/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 12/29/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/13/2020 Whole-breast: Breast
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Aug 31, 2020 07:30PM Martaj wrote:

katej128, I had partial mastectomy with reconstruction in Feb, I still get lot's of funny feelings in my breast. I asked my breast surgeon she said that is normal. Due for mammogram Oct 2nd, first one since surgery so I hope the feelings are normal. I feel fine but always worry it will come back

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Sep 2, 2020 07:24AM ScotBird wrote:

Hi Katej, yes I also have the same feelings. I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago and my R breast feels far from normal. I understand that this is probably due to internal scarring - I have tried massaging the area and moisturising every day - I have now given up of it ever feeling back to “normal” and accept that it is better to be free of cancer and have a strange lumpy hard breast! Try not to worry and always get medical advice if you think there is something more sinister than scarring - peace of mind is a good objective. X

ScotBird Dx 1/18/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/8/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 7/25/2016 Breast
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Sep 2, 2020 03:27PM santabarbarian wrote:

kate j,

Yep, me too. I have little tingles, zaps and twinges. I'm out nearly 2 years from Lx surgery. Some of my sensations may be rads related also.

pCR after neoadjuvant chemo w/ integrative practices; Proton rads. Dx 7/13/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 8/13/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/27/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/11/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 6, 2020 03:11PM Moonfruit wrote:

So very glad to hear this!! I think we may have the same Tx center in Santa Barbara as we have the same regimen. I have also had 2 cycles of Keytruda (immunotherapy) and have 2 scheduled. Am anxious about completing treatment, of course, and feeling like I'm on my own with this. Of course we're all in this together!

Dx 12/17/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 1/17/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/18/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Immunotherapy 4/5/2020 Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Sep 13, 2020 07:24PM Katiha wrote:

Hello everyone!

Decided to join this thread, though I don’t have cancer but my mom does.

She had her first cancer back in 2004. It was slightly ER+(5%) PR+(10%) and HER-.

Tumor was pretty small 0.9 cm.

She had a lumpectomy, full breast radiation and took hormones for 3 months. By the end of 3rd month she developed severe vaginal bleeding and doctor told her to stop taking hormones. He said it’s not really hormonal anyways.

She did not have chemo back in the day.

Lived happily for 16 years and this May they found something suspicious on her mammogram.

Biopsy followed came back negative, oncologist said must be fibroadenoma. Offered her to watch it for 6 months, mom insisted on surgery.

So after surgery they discovered it was cancer, and triple negative on top of those news. 1.3 cm this time.

She had her node biopsy few weeks ago and thankfully nothing in the nodes.

She is starting chemo tomorrow.

I am so worried about chemo and all side effects that come with it. Also worried about her being triple negative, the stats don’t look so promising even with 1st stage.


hoping to find some needed support in this group.


Kate

Dx 3/6/2004, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/8/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 9/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery Lumpectomy Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Sep 13, 2020 09:26PM VLH wrote:

Katiha. I'm sorry that your mother is facing cancer again. The negative node status is encouraging. If you glance through past posts, you'll see that here are many long-term survivors checking in on this forum. If you or your mom have any specific questions about chemo, I'm sure that someone here will be able to provide input.

Lyn

Dx 5/20/2016, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/14/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 7/18/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes Surgery 7/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/10/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Sep 14, 2020 03:58PM Katiha wrote:

Thanks VLH!


Mom had her first round of chemo today, she is doing taxol + carboplatin. She said she feels fine just tired yet. We will see how she feels tomorrow, I read the real reaction starts on day 2 or even 3. Fingers crossed.

She said they brought her food during chemo( EU hospital, she also has her own room for this) and she was embarrassed to eat( like who eats during chemo:)) then couldn’t resist and ate everything they brought her. Said did not lose her appetite yet.

I am praying she still feels good tomorrow.

Kate

Dx 3/6/2004, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/8/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 9/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery Lumpectomy Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Sep 14, 2020 06:36PM MountainMia wrote:

Kate, my appetite was pretty normal throughout chemo. I didn't have much nausea, never threw up, and didn't have diarrhea. If she starts to feel sick to her stomach, encourage her to take whatever antinausea meds they gave her, as directed. It's easier to deal with if you treat it before it gets going very far.

I hope she's feeling fine tomorrow. It's not easy, but it's pretty doable.

The rain comes and the rain goes, but the mountain remains. I am the mountain.
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Sep 15, 2020 03:07PM Katiha wrote:

hi MountainMia!


Mom felt fine today. Did not lose her appetite, said just more sleepy than normal in the evening.

Her doctor warned her usually it will hit day 3. So fingers crossed it’s easy for her tomorrow!

Kate

Dx 3/6/2004, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/8/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 9/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery Lumpectomy Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Sep 15, 2020 11:32PM VLH wrote:

No need for your mom to feel embarrassed about eating during her chemo infusion. I'm a fan of anything that distracts one and makes the time go more quickly. I had a little trouble with nausea during a couple of infusions, but slowing the speed of delivery made a big difference. Please encourage your mom to speak up if she feels queasy or flushed during her treatments because there may be minor tweaks that can be made that will keep her comfortable. Please keep us posted!

Lyn

Dx 5/20/2016, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/14/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 7/18/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes Surgery 7/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/10/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Sep 15, 2020 11:36PM - edited Sep 15, 2020 11:36PM by VLH

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Dx 5/20/2016, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/14/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 7/18/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes Surgery 7/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/10/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Sep 15, 2020 11:44PM moth wrote:

I'm on taxol & immunotherapy right now & I'm pretty much always hungry & I've been gaining weight. Not the image of a cancer patient lol. It really depends on the chemo & how each individual responds. And with taxol, some of it is the steroids they give you to prevent allergic reactions ... So she's not alone. Eat while the eating is good :)

Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/11/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/12/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/17/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab)
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Sep 16, 2020 09:33PM MountainMia wrote:

Tomorrow is the first anniversary of my last radiation treatment. I know that NO ONE knows this but me, or how each of these anniversaries plays in my head -- a year ago was my surgery; a year ago was my first chemo; a year ago was my last chemo; a year ago my legs were buckling under me; a year ago... ALL of those. No one knows how I think about these, not even my husband. I know it only plays in my head. I know it is only important to me. I know he (and he was with me through ALL of it, and listened well through all of it) doesn't still have it all in his head. I know he doesn't quite get it when I say, I read an interesting article today about a targeted therapy for tnbc mets, approved this year... I know he doesn't quite get the catch in my voice when I ponder about whether "we" will still be living here 10 years from now.

I know you all get it.

Tomorrow is the first anniversary of my last radiation treatment. I had a lumpectomy, then chemo, then rads, then a reduction on my healthy breast. But the CANCER treatment, that ended a year ago tomorrow.

I wonder how to celebrate the occasion. I wonder who to tell.


The rain comes and the rain goes, but the mountain remains. I am the mountain.
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Sep 16, 2020 11:04PM Katiha wrote:

Happy anniversary MountainMia!


While I am not a cancer patient or survivor I hope I can still get the feelings. I try to read as much as I can about TNBC.

This cancer has forever changed my life, I will forever have fears about mom and myself and all the women around me. And I will forever read about new targeted therapies and hope that things will change in a month or a year.

And I think things will change for the best.

If I was to celebrate this date I would go to my favorite restaurant and have my favorite dish with some good wine or cocktail.

And I would tell everyone


Kate

Dx 3/6/2004, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/8/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 9/14/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery Lumpectomy Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Sep 17, 2020 03:56PM ScotBird wrote:

I get it Mia - I keep it to myself when I reach these milestones. I did announce one of them to my family at dinner a while back. They all said they didn’t want to be reminded, just want to forget all about it and never think of it again. I think about it quite a lot. Not every day but a lot and I mostly keep the thoughts to myself because it seems to embarrass or upset people to mention it and so it seems impolite. Congratulations 1 year is a great milestone - I am quietly celebrating with you. X.

ScotBird Dx 1/18/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/8/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 7/25/2016 Breast
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Sep 18, 2020 07:56AM JCSLibrarian wrote:

This has brought back some memories. I actually told my family about my MBC diagnosis over Thanksgiving dinner in 2018. Recently my eldest DS posted that his mother sure knew how to ruin a holiday! Last year, he and his wife were in Paris over Thanksgiving and he mentioned maybe skipping the holiday this year. Seems he is now concerned that more news might be shared! I do congratulate myself on the various milestone dates. they are affirmations that I am winning some of the battles that come with this disease. I also designed a bracelet where I add a stone for each year’s anniversary. I can look at the bracelet daily and pat myself on the back for getting through chemo, SBRT and learning about how to treat my diagnosis. Congrats to everyone here that has anniversaries and milestones to celebrate

Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/20/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/22/2019 Surgery 7/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/12/2019 External
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Sep 23, 2020 01:17AM LoveMyVizsla wrote:

Mountain Mia, please tell me about your reduction on your healthy breast. It's something I've thought about, to even myself out. Did it cause the same pains after surgery as your cancer surgery(did you have a lumpectomy or mastectomy). I know a second cancer on the opposite side is rare, but I worry about that too.

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-08-17/delayed-surgery-for-early-breast-cancer-wont-harm-survival-study

Diagnosed at 51yo Dx 10/5/2015, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 10/30/2015, DCIS, Right, 3cm, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes Surgery 12/10/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 1/15/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 8/10/2016 Radiation Therapy 9/6/2016
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Sep 23, 2020 05:14AM Martaj wrote:

love my, I had a partial mastectomy on right breast with reconstruction, and reduction on left. Both breast are same size, I went from 34f size bra to 34 c, Love it. No more pain than usual post op pain. I can buy bras off racks now. I'm petite in statue, and small, so I'm very happy. More scarring of right but heck at least I still have my breasts. Radiation did cause some dimpling along surgical scarring, but no one sees it but me and hubby. I'm stage 3 triple negative, also had lymph nodes removed. All margins neg. Having a full mammo Oct 2 of which I have lots of anxiety about

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