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Topic: I know I can't be the only lesbian out here?

Forum: LGBT With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Mar 4, 2010 07:25PM

cancersucks wrote:

but it sure doesn't seem like there's many of us.

Where are we all?

Hopefully not in the closet.

Wait, is that where everyone is, does this mean I gotta go back in?

 Hugs to all

Cancer sucks!

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Jan 25, 2017 05:28PM goldie63 wrote:

Thanks magiclight. Andyou certainly know about puppies, no rules, boundaries or limitations! Mylo is learning, as are we. He's a very busy boy at his puppy class that's for sure. We plan to keep him in classes for awhile, maybe agility later if he enjoys it. We got him 2 days before I was diagnosed with bc again so his time with us has been kind of crazy so far. But, nothing on the u/s today! Yay!! Radiologist and Tech both did u/s and then we had a good chat with radiologist. MRI focus determined to be I think she said background enhancement. Very very very relieved! So now on to surgery.

dx bc 1997, age 33; dx lymphedema 2003, with recurring cellulitis; sister dx bc 2014, age 48; genetics testing, BRCA 2 Dx 3/1997, IDC: Medullary, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/13 nodes, ER-/PR- Dx 12/29/2016, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 3/3/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy CEF Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left
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Jan 26, 2017 07:39PM - edited Jan 26, 2017 07:41PM by goldie63

Well I got an email from my surgeon tonight, while he's on vacation, telling me to go fill out some form for my MRI appt. I have no clue what he's talking about so he clarifies in another email that in fact the US came back suggesting repeat MRI because often US doesn't show anything but they always try it first because biopsies are easier that way. If it still shows up on MRI I guess they'll do an MRI guided biopsy. He said they want to make absolutely certain so they feel confident about omitting the sentinel node biopsy on that side. Well why didn't the freaking radiologist tell me that yesterday?? How did she not know that?? I wouldn't be pissed off about it if they told me yesterday! I'm totally tired of info that keeps changin

dx bc 1997, age 33; dx lymphedema 2003, with recurring cellulitis; sister dx bc 2014, age 48; genetics testing, BRCA 2 Dx 3/1997, IDC: Medullary, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/13 nodes, ER-/PR- Dx 12/29/2016, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 3/3/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy CEF Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left
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Jan 29, 2017 10:03AM - edited Mar 30, 2017 06:56PM by magiclight

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Life is available only in the present...the here and the now. Thich Nhat Hanh Surgery 4/26/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 4/27/2015, IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Feb 3, 2017 09:23AM Astral wrote:

Hello all! Newbie here!

What's going on?!

I'm a 27 year old, married queer lez who is currently recovering from a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction (12/30). Just started Tamoxifen on 1/31 and my period showed up yesterday! After 4 months away! My wife and I are in the process of conceiving (well, she is anyway) and I am so worried that I won't get pregnant (I'll stay on Tamoxifen for at least 2 years before trying.) I'm just glad hell is over (chemo)!! Never, ever again! I feel my cancer comes back one day (and it would be metastatic)...well, we'll see.

Cheers!

AK Dx 6/22/2016, DCIS/IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 8/2/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/2/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 8/3/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 12/29/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 1/25/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 3, 2017 04:24PM - edited Feb 3, 2017 04:24PM by goldie63

Hi Astral, I replied on your other post too but wanted to welcome you to this topic stream. My wife and I thought about having kids in our 20's and ultimately decided to go the 4-legged kid route. It's 30 years later and we've had 4 cats and 3 dogs, just 1 of each left now. Good luck with your baby planning!

dx bc 1997, age 33; dx lymphedema 2003, with recurring cellulitis; sister dx bc 2014, age 48; genetics testing, BRCA 2 Dx 3/1997, IDC: Medullary, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/13 nodes, ER-/PR- Dx 12/29/2016, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 3/3/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy CEF Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left
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Feb 15, 2017 08:59PM - edited Feb 15, 2017 09:17PM by hollygirl8900

I am OUT here. Not that anyone would notice. Been out most my life. I recently had a mastectomy. It seems breast cancer is more a tabu subject at times than being Gay.err..Lesbian. Glad I found this site. But yes I am here. I live in Los Angeles.This is my third go round with cancer. It gets lonely..Family really does not want to deal with my having cancer AGAIN. I get it. They get weary too. I am looking in to weather or not I should undergo chemo. I just had the Onco type test and now wait to see the results.  I am not sure if the onco test should be the deciding factor. Surgeon did not do a node biopsy of any kind. Because he says I had 17 removed in 1998. I have two masses and DCIS in the breast that was removed. May only be getting Tomoxifin. So I am a bit antsy about that.  

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Feb 16, 2017 07:08AM - edited Mar 30, 2017 06:56PM by magiclight

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Life is available only in the present...the here and the now. Thich Nhat Hanh Surgery 4/26/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 4/27/2015, IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (FISH)

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