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Forum: Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer ONLY —

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Last review date: November 22, 2020

Posted on: Jul 18, 2007 04:36AM

boobbuster wrote:

I have scan results this morning and I'm feeling quite anxious. I've been on a chemo break since May 23rd as everything has been stable. I've enjoyed the break but the threat of progression has not been far behind every moment of summer's retreat. If there is progression then I'll start chemo today (they RSVP'ed me a seat just in case). Either way, I'll be ready emotionally I think. Prayers needed this morning. I'll come back and let you know the results this afternoon or tonight. God is able, Stephanie

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Jul 18, 2007 05:01AM JerseyGemini wrote:

Good Luck Stephanie...I'm praying for good news and hopefully that seat will be empty today!!

teresa
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Jul 18, 2007 05:10AM AusAla wrote:

Stephanie,

I will be sending prayers and positive thoughts to you today. Good luck! Hopefully, there will be an empty chair in the infusion room today!
Big hugs,
Bethie
P.S. I love the poems you post! You are a sweetie!
"I don't want to be in a battle, but waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse! Pippin, Lord of the Ring: Return of the King Dx 5/13/2002, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 3/17 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jul 18, 2007 05:18AM 2timer wrote:

I'm praying for you.

Plus crossing my fingers and crossing my toes.

I so hope that you can continue your break.
Dx 3/19/2007, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, ER+/PR+ Radiation Therapy 6/25/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/31/2007 Dx 7/2/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/27/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 10/23/2013 AC + T (Taxol)
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Jul 18, 2007 05:20AM Rene23 wrote:

Sending all good thoughts your way.
Best of luck!
Dx 5/2005, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 18, 2007 05:48AM kjackie02 wrote:

Will be praying for good news for you today.

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Jul 18, 2007 05:58AM Mary5 wrote:

Prayers are with you as you move forward on this journey. God bless you. Mary

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Jul 18, 2007 06:24AM Fitztwins wrote:

fingers crossed for great results!! xo

Enjoy Every Sandwich. Dx 12/12/2004, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 2, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 1/18/2005 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap Chemotherapy 1/31/2005 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 4/30/2005 Breast, Lymph nodes Targeted Therapy 5/31/2005 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2005 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2008 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 6/30/2008 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 9/4/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Jul 18, 2007 06:25AM jpann39 wrote:

Many, many prayers for you today Stephanie....

Hugs
Jule
'Gain strength by the positive and don't be sapped by the negative" Dx 11/4/2006, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 18, 2007 07:09AM jacqniel wrote:

Prayers for no chemo! Keep us updated! Hugs, Jacque

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Jul 18, 2007 07:12AM wallan wrote:

Stephanie:

You are in my thoughts and prayers today...


Wendy A
Dx 3/29/2004, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 2/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/31/2004 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 6/1/2004 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/1/2004 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 1/25/2017, LCIS/DCIS/ILC/IDC/IDC: Mucinous/IDC: Cribriform, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/8/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 18, 2007 07:26AM Margerie wrote:

You are in my thoughts today. I hope you are happily distracted during your inscanity time!

Are we there yet? Dx 10/4/2005, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jul 18, 2007 08:01AM lexi4 wrote:

STephanie,

Prayers for good results on your scans. Complete healing would be awesome! You are in my thoughts...

Hugs,
Lexi
Dx 8/22/2005, IBC, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jul 18, 2007 08:08AM Lauralynne wrote:

Stephanie-
Hope you get great news today. Wishing you continued news that things are stable and no chemo required. Wouldn't that be fantastic?
Let us know.
(((Saying a prayer right now for you)))

Laura
Dx 02/06 IDC, 06/06 IBC, 4/9 positive nodes, grade 3, triple neg, Stage IV.
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Jul 18, 2007 08:13AM 73gr wrote:

Stephanie, you are in our thoughts and prayers today. Hoping for stable results so you can enjoy this summer!!!

My mother passed away on June 2011 from complications from brain and lung mets. Good bye and thank you for the fish! Dx 12/1/1991, Stage IV, 1/20 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jul 18, 2007 08:28AM slanderson wrote:

Stephanie,

I will boldly pray for the best possible news for you. God's will be done.

Shannon
Shannon Dx 7/13/2005, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Jul 18, 2007 08:38AM boobbuster wrote:

Sisters and Prayer Warriors-
I'm happy to report that I am still STABLE and God is ABLE! Thank you Lord for this enormous blessing! My OC said that he was pleased with the report. Nothing new and everything is at bay. He said he couldn't promise that it would stay this way but that he had every reason to beleive that we're in a good place right now for a good while. No more scans until September! Thank you Lord, for this enormous blessing! I magnify your name Lord God; You are truly my Great Physician and You are able to heal us all! Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement. I couldn't have done this with out each and every one of you. You are all truly my sisters. God is able, Stephanie
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Jul 18, 2007 08:40AM jpann39 wrote:

Oh Steph, what WONDERFUL news ....

Now you can finally start enjoying your summer with the boys.....do something really special for YOU today....

Hugs
Jule
'Gain strength by the positive and don't be sapped by the negative" Dx 11/4/2006, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 18, 2007 08:41AM scarednancy wrote:

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!!!

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Jul 18, 2007 08:54AM LisaSDCA wrote:

Hallelujah!!!

Lisa
Stage IV mets to brain 11/2008 BRCA-1 positive Dx 1/24/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Jul 18, 2007 09:18AM LuAnnH wrote:

Great news Stephanie!!!! Lets hope you stay this way for a good long time!!!

LuAnn
LuAnn -- Dx 7/2/2006, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jul 18, 2007 09:42AM Bugs wrote:

AWESOME NEWS! Thanks for sharing ASAP.

Take care,
Bugs
Dx 2/1/2006, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jul 18, 2007 10:09AM Mary5 wrote:

Doing a little dance right now! Congrats! Believe and you will receive. Mary

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Jul 18, 2007 10:19AM KariLynn wrote:

Greta news, Siephanie!! Congratulations.

If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying? Dx 6/2/2005, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, 14/25 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 18, 2007 10:30AM Lisa40 wrote:

Yippee! I can't begin to tell you happy I am for you! God is definitely Able! Thanks for reminding us Lisa
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Jul 18, 2007 10:34AM Shepgirl wrote:

Stephanie,


He sure is able!


Congrats!
Dx 12/23/2004, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 2/22 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jul 18, 2007 10:54AM mom2acat wrote:

Great news Stephanie! (((HUGS)))

Original dx stage II, May 2003; bone mets April 2007 Dx 4/8/2007, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 5/19 nodes, mets, ER+
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Jul 18, 2007 10:55AM justaly wrote:

Congrats! That is wonderful!!!!

dx @ 30 while 9 month pregnant, mets to the lung 22 months later Dx 7/26/2005, IDC, 4cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/28 nodes, mets, ER-/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 18, 2007 11:06AM jacqniel wrote:

So thrilled for you! Your bold walk with God is inspirational to all. Now go enjoy that trip!

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Jul 18, 2007 12:20PM jansdaughter wrote:

Stephanie, I just read this and I'm all teary-eyed. I am thrilled beyond words for you. I know waiting is hard and receiving news such as this is truly a blessing from our wonderful Lord and Savior. God Bless You my friend.
Dianne
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Jul 18, 2007 12:24PM lexi4 wrote:

Yes, Stephanie!! He is AWESOME! SO happy for your good news! Enjoy your summer!

Hugs,
Lexi
Dx 8/22/2005, IBC, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+

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