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Posted on: Feb 27, 2011 10:13PM

leprechaun wrote:

You know that Olga in a hospital. They've made the brain MRI a day earlier. She just called me. These crappy bastards are there. Many of them. 

Olga already is taking steroids to reduce swelling andt then she'll undergo WBR. 

We cried for 15 minutes over the phone. Dammit damn damn!!!! 

It's our older son 9th birthday in a week, why now??? The kid will carry this trauma his entire life.

I'm numb right now, just numb...

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Feb 27, 2011 10:18PM crazydaisy wrote:

I am so sorry Leprechaun. Dam stupid cancer. (((HUGS)))

Viv " The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain" Dx 1/7/2008, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-
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Feb 27, 2011 10:25PM Sugar77 wrote:

So sorry to hear this news ((((Olga)))))

TC x 4, started 12/07/09, finished 02/08/10 Dx 10/27/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2011 10:37PM KarmaKittie wrote:

I'm so sorry. Hugs to both of you.

Mom's the patient. Liver mets on diagnosis. On Taxol/Herceptin since 9/09. Progression in liver - switched to Tykerb/Xeloda 1/12. Progression in liver -- starting Herceptin/Tykerb 12/12. Progression in liver, skull mets, starting Kadcyla/Zometa 3/13. Dx 7/30/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 27, 2011 10:44PM PJB wrote:

So sorry you have another thing to fight through. Sending hugs.... Paula

May 2004, Stage 2 IDC. Recurrence in 2005. On Femara til mets diagnosis in Feb 2009. On Faslodex 8/11. Brain mets in April 2012. Progression in liver 6/12. On to Etoposide. Dx mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2011 10:53PM lrr4993 wrote:

You both have been through so much.  It is heartbreaking.  Thinking of you both.

Lisa Dx 8/6/2010, IDC, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2011 11:16PM chrissyb wrote:

OMG!  this is not the news any one of us like to hear.  My thoughts and prayers for you, Olga and your son. 

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. (Sugar Glitter Cheeks) Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2011 11:23PM konakat wrote:

Oh no Yan.  F*FFFFF.  I'm shattered by this news. Cancer is so incredibly cruel.  All I can say is I hope Olga's WBR is a complete success.  She is such a strong woman.  Many more hugs for you, dearest Olga, and your children.  Much love,

Elizabeth

Elizabeth's Mantra: When in doubt, eat cake. When you haven't a clue, add ice cream. Elizabeth's Mets: Liver, bones, brain (yuck), and lungs (more yuck). Dx 5/2007, ILC, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 13/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Feb 27, 2011 11:33PM leprechaun wrote:

Elizabeth, what can you tell me about this WBR thing?

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Feb 27, 2011 11:37PM Rohm wrote:

No, no, no!!  I'm so sorry to hear this!  I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.  My fingers and toe will be crossed that WBR goes easily and really knocks this crappy cancer back.

Eileen 

fuck-this-cancer.blogspot.com Dx 2/16/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 27, 2011 11:42PM Bernicky wrote:

Sorry to hear. Horrible news.

I have two children and both have been seeing people to talk things through. Which is a good thing because I don't talk much.

Good luck with the WBR.

Denis - www.bernicky.com/blog - Life its own self.
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Feb 27, 2011 11:44PM Cathy-CA wrote:

Hugs to you, Olga and your children.  Hope the WBR does the trick and she's home soon.

Dx 10/24/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2011 11:44PM scuttlers wrote:

So sorry! Wrapping all of you in cyber ((((hugs)))), wish I had words to help. I so hate this f*#%ing cancer. Yan, Olga we love you so much. Sending strength and best of hope for the WBR to be successful!

My favorite side effect of treatments is BEING ALIVE! Dx 2/4/2009, IBC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 11/17 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 27, 2011 11:54PM Alpal wrote:

Yan, I'm so damn sorry! Just know that all of us are thinking about you both and holding you in our hearts.

Allison Dx 7/2008, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 27, 2011 11:58PM jeanne46 wrote:

Oh Yan, am so sorry to hear of Olga's bad news.  I know you two have struggled and struggled and it is just so unfair.  Thinking about you and Olga and holding good thoughts that WBR will "out out [those] damned spots." 

Dx 12/05, Stage IV, Grade 3 ER-/PR-Her2- YOU NEVER KNOW HOW STRONG YOU ARE UNTIL BEING STRONG IS THE ONLY OPTION YOU HAVE. -anonymous
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Feb 28, 2011 12:17AM PizzaDad wrote:

So sorry to hear. You will have my prayers.

Husband of Stage IV BC patient. Triple Neg stage II discovered summer of 2007. Surgery, Chemo, Radiation. We thought we were in the clear until Jan 2011. Mets to Lungs, bone and liver. Currently taking Halaven Dx 1/31/2011, Stage IV, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 28, 2011 12:30AM steelrose wrote:

I am so very sorry to hear this terrible news. You, Olga, and your children are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the WBR will stop those nasty bastards in their tracks.

Rose.  

Dx 1/22/2010, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 28, 2011 12:37AM radiant wrote:

Yan -

This SUCKS. It's a worry for many of us stage IV gals. I was wondering how Olga was doing in the hospital. This is definitely a bummer.

Thinking of your family,

  Kim

Kim, Stage IV, triple +. First dx 2005, stage 3C, mets 2010
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Feb 28, 2011 01:02AM Cynthia1962 wrote:

I'm so so sorry to hear this.  Life is so terribly unfair.  I hope the WBR is successful and with as few side effects as possible.  I do know a woman who had WBR almost a year ago for bc mets and she's doing well.  Best wishes to you and Olga and your children. 

Cynthia

Mets to bones Dx 1/3/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/16/2007 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 3/19/2007 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/6/2007 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 11/9/2007 Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 11/11/2010, IDC, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/1/2012 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 11/14/2012 Navelbine (vinorelbine)
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Feb 28, 2011 01:34AM kittycat wrote:

I'm so sorry to hear this. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please give Olga a big BCO hug from all of us!

2 time survivor of triple negative BC, postiive for BRCA1 gene mutation! 9 surgeries, 5 months of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation. Dx 6/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 4/30/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/10 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/16/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 11/15/2010
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Feb 28, 2011 01:59AM Honeybear wrote:

Yan,

I'm so sorry to hear this news.  I just can't believe it.  I hate this disease more and more every day.  You and Olga and your children are in my prayers.

Hugs,

Jennifer

Dx 8/16/2007, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 2, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 28, 2011 02:06AM mrsnjband wrote:

So sorry you have bad  news.  I pray that thre WBR goes well.  Sending love & prayers. NJ

Norma June, Bi-lateral MX 2008, Bi-lateral DIEP 2011 Dx 1/10/2008, IBC, <1cm, Stage IIIB, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/25/2008 AC Chemotherapy 3/10/2008 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 5/29/2008 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 7/10/2008 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/11/2008 Surgery 8/15/2011 Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 8/15/2011 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Surgery 12/12/2011 Reconstruction (left)
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Feb 28, 2011 03:39AM Heidihill wrote:

This is terrible news. I hope the WBR goes well. Perhaps the school or the hospital has a social worker or other person who can give support to your son? It is a crummy way to turn 9. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 3/25/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 28, 2011 03:43AM kajsa wrote:

So sorry to hear about this.

I did WBR in november and it worked great, I had many but small mets all over the brain. Feeling fine today, don't need steroids or anything. 

I hope the WBR will work as good for Olga as it did for me!

Hugs
Kajsa from a still snowy and cold Sweden

Dx 3/30/2010, Stage IV, mets, ER+, HER2+
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Feb 28, 2011 04:29AM mcbird wrote:

(((((Hugs))))) Yan Olga and family.  I will keep you in my prayers.  Darla

Lord, please put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth. Dx 6/7/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 28, 2011 05:04AM Angelice wrote:

so sad to hear.. in my prayers all goes well

Dx 6/13/2010, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 3/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 28, 2011 05:38AM 1Athena1 wrote:

Dammit Yan, dammit!!! I want to throw my keyboard acroos the room.

Anyone diagnosed with cancer should learn to have a healthy disrespect for statistics. Statistics are maths. It's the science which still eludes us. Dx 3/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/8 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 28, 2011 06:04AM ElaineD wrote:

Noooooooo. I think what frightens us most is the fact that a few weeks ago she was doing so well-and even sounded as if she was heading towards stable. I hope you can regain some of the ground lost here, and that treatment will be effective for a while. This is just so cruel-such a devious disease. We're all rooting for you and the family,x

Dx 11/4/2007, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 28, 2011 06:10AM lewing wrote:

Yan, I'm so sorry to hear this.  I share the hope that the WBR knocks the crap out of these mets.  Thinking of you and Olga and your kids.

Linda

Dx 1/15/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/13/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Chemotherapy Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Feb 28, 2011 06:35AM dawn16 wrote:

My heart is breaking,  my son is the same age as yours, and this weekend I had to shave my head because, once again the hair is going.  All I could think of is how this is affecting his and his little sisters life.  I wish there was something I could say to make you feel better about this, Only I'll pray and keep you in my thoughts and hope for the best.  We never know whats going to happen!

Dawn

Dawn Dx 12/10/2006, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 8/18 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Feb 28, 2011 06:35AM apple wrote:

Olga has never been on this board yet is loved so much.. I am crying for you Yan.  I hope it works.  Give Olga a hug from Kansas.  I wish you both strength and hope.  Prayers for your children as well.

peace and love, apple - ..... Mary Magdalen Dx 4/10/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, mets, ER+, HER2+

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