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Topic: CRAZY TOWN WAITING ROOM - TESTS coming up? All Stages Welcome.

Forum: Growing Our Friendships After Treatment —

For those who have met on Breastcancer.org and want to continue growing their cybersibling friendships beyond cancer.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2015 01:14AM - edited Feb 21, 2016 05:31AM by SlowDeepBreaths

SlowDeepBreaths wrote:

I'm hoping there isn't another thread like this. I did a search and saw one for stage 4, but nothing for everyone else. My very special friend on BCO (Tomboy), and I have talked about a Crazy Town thread for awhile now. I know she will be happy I finally took the bull by the horns!!

I wrote a little story about visiting Crazy Town last year on my blog, and I received some lovely emails from women all over the world talking about how terrifying those feelings can become. I thought I would share that story with my BCO sisters. I know many of you can relate to the craziness of worrying about recurrence or progression. I think my experience epitomizes the crazy place our minds can go. I've found when I can laugh at myself, I always feel better.

"My master bath has its own little room for the toilet. The sink, shower and tub are all in the same room. At night when I have to use the bathroom, I always turn on the closet light which is right next to my sink. This way I don't have to turn on all the lights above the sink. They are very bright and there are a lot of them. I do this so the brightness doesn't wake up my DH. Being the OCD person I am, I always wash my hands after using the restroom – even in the middle of the night.

One night last week, I was doing my usual ritual and I caught a glimpse of a big blackish/brown mark on the upper left side of my chest.This thing was huge. I could feel my heart beating out of my chest when I caught a glimpse of it. I'm sure many of you will know what I'm talking about - that feeling of dread.I ran my fingers over it and it felt raised. I couldn't imagine what it could be – it was SO big. I thought, "Oh great, here we go again, now I've got skin cancer." Then I decided to risk waking DH up by turning on the millions of lights above the sink. Then I got a closer look. UNBELIEVABLE!!……it was a piece of chocolate from a cookie I had eaten earlier!!!!! Apparently it had melted into my chest and I went to bed that way. Can you imagine?? Now if that doesn't give you a good laugh, I don't know what will. CRAZY TOWN!!!"

I have many stories since diagnosis. I call it going to Crazy Town. Some of them are funny, others not so much. I usually go there in the middle of the night when everyone is sleeping, and my mind wanders. There are no trains, planes or busses out of Crazy Town in the middle of the night. I also go there at times when I'm waiting on test results. I hope we can all share our Crazy Town stories. Talking about it has helped me to stay on the outskirts of the town. I've been really good about not visiting lately, but this week it's been a real challenge.

If you have tests coming up, or you just have a day where you're worried more than usual, or if you just want to hang out and chat, please stop in to visit. It is my hope we can have some fun here and get each other through on difficult days with humor, kindness and hugs!!

Much love to all,

Beppy ツ

P.S. If you've just been diagnosed, I strongly suggest starting a blog. Whether it be just for yourself, or you'd like to share it with others. It's been a good outlet to get my feelings out as well as a wonderful timeline to refer back to when needed.



Great info about breast cancer and PTSD:

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/cancer-treatment-leaves-survivors-with-ptsd-scars-031215#3


Dx 4/2016, TN mets to lung. VATS left upper lobe wedge resection. "Fall seven times, stand up eight" Japanese Proverb Dx 7/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 7/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
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Mar 10, 2019 03:02PM jo6359 wrote:

octogirl- I looked at my letter again this morning. It is the insurance company that refuses to renew their contract with Mount Sinai Medical Center. So tomorrow morning I will be on the phone with my insurance company. Whatever happens I will have to deal with it. Have a great day. Im working today.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 11, 2019 06:42AM Lucy55 wrote:

Octo ..so the tub is in ? Yes ..moving is definitely overwhelming...no matter how much you're looking forward to it ..! Hope all goes well with your new MO ...maybe you could say you are more than happy just having the tests your previous MO ordered ..??? You have to make sure your new MO knows you are in charge from the beginning 😜🤣 Seriously though , I know exactly how you feel ..I HATE extra tests !!!!

Iris ..how nice to catch up with old friends !

Jo..hope you can sort the insurance issues out on Monday ..glad you had a good day !

Hugs to all

Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2014
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Mar 11, 2019 11:44PM queenmomcat wrote:

TwelveString: sorry for the belated welcome (I got sucked into catching up with homework--perhaps a sign that there can be life after cancer treatment). Sweet Deity--the 'wait for test results' craziness, yes. My father, who's been through his own cycle of cancer diagnoses (plural deliberate), tests and treatment, murmured to me at the beginning of my voyage, "Waiting's the worst part."

Dx 5/27/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/7/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 9/1/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/10/2015 Reconstruction (left)
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Mar 12, 2019 06:43PM Molly50 wrote:

Hello crazies. ducky if you are reading I am waving madly at you Happy 12 string and anyone else I missed, welcome! Lucy, your poor DGS! How is he doing? Octo good luck with the move and the new MO. iris, glad you got a grant to cover the meds. How are you feeling? M0mmy, hello if you are reading. Jo, hi! Hi to QMC and anyone else I missed. Grief is dragging me down my friends. It will be 6 months this coming Friday since I had to say goodbye to my precious Wyatt. I am not in a good place right now. On top of that I am way behind in paperwork and my FSA for last year has to be spent by 3/15. Since Wyatt hit his copay max really early last year I am in a tizzy getting everything spent or accounted for. Last minute figured out that the diapers I bought OOP for him QUALIFY because he is an adult!

Anyway, while digging through paperwork, checking patient portals for receipts etc I came across the CT scan I had done after my second UMX when I had a hematoma rupture. They never gave me any information and in the portal was the report. The good news. No clogged arteries. No sign of any cancer! The bad news (which I think someone should have mentioned) is I have radiation fibrosis in the left lung behind my breast implant. I think I will ask my PCP to refer me to a pulmonologist to see what they think. That could explain the fact that I keep developing bronchial coughs without being sick. Cancer...that gift that keeps on giving...

54 years old. Chek2 mutation. Family history of BC. Oncotype Dx 13 Extensive LVI Dx 6/8/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 7/29/2015, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 7/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Surgery 9/4/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2016 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 7/22/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/21/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Mar 12, 2019 11:45PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Hey Molly!


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Mar 13, 2019 01:40AM jo6359 wrote:

Hey Molly- nice to hear from you again. You've been in my thoughts. The last time you posted, you mentioned the possibility of attending a support group. Were you able to attend? If so how's it going? I don't have children but I can't imagine any greater loss. Always remember, if you need to vent come on over to Crazy Town. We're here for you

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 13, 2019 03:14AM ChiSandy wrote:

Oh, Molly--you have been through so much heartache and stress this year, and now lung damage? Oy. You know the old adage "God never gives us more than we can handle?" Well, He must think you're Superwoman...but doesn't realize He's giving you Kryptonite. May things turn a corner soon...for the better. If anyone deserves a break, it's you. Hugs.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 13, 2019 03:20AM Lucy55 wrote:

Molly ..so good to hear from you ..we miss you ! Hard to believe that 6 months has passed ..I don't have any words of wisdom..but I do think it's true that time is the best healer ..My mum passed when I was 20 ..and for a long time I cried every time I thought of her ...then one day I realised I was smiling when I thought of her ...so hard to loose a child ...

Hugs



Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2014
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Mar 13, 2019 04:47AM Molly50 wrote:

jo, yes we have been to two meetings so far. They are once per month. You are right, losing a child is losing a piece of yourself and leaves this constant ache. I miss him so much. Sandy, I know it's crazy to think now I have lung damage on top of everything else. My daughter has been worried about my cough. I guess it's the nurse in her. Lucy, thank you. I know time will take some of the edge off but this is pain like I have never known before. Love you all.

54 years old. Chek2 mutation. Family history of BC. Oncotype Dx 13 Extensive LVI Dx 6/8/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 7/29/2015, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 7/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Surgery 9/4/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2016 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 7/22/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/21/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Mar 13, 2019 01:17PM proudtospin wrote:

molly, i Remember my grandmother greiving after my mom passed. She though it unfair but so glad you found a group, and you will always have us crazies here!

Got mo appt today, so far this new drug really is not showing to many side effects, lets hope it is working. It is what they call a pdk inhibiter and advertised on tv, verzenio.

Molly, hope you find a pulminary doc, coughing is not fun

iris Dx 6/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, ER+ Dx 2/2017, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2+
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Mar 13, 2019 01:27PM MCBaker wrote:

After a week of vacation from chemo because of an infection and compromised immune system, I get a blood test today to see if I have recovered and can get chemo scheduled for Monday. Also, today I get an echocardiogram to make sure that the Herceptin has not damaged my heart. If it has, it might be a while before I could resume the every three week schedule of Herceptin.

Mary Dx 10/3/2018, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Dx 11/16/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 11/16/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 12/19/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 13, 2019 02:34PM jo6359 wrote:

iris- so glad to hear you're tolerating the verzenio.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 13, 2019 06:01PM proudtospin wrote:

i am back from onc visit, she said my blood work up was good, yeah! Course i had my first little episode of diarrhea just as i was getting ready to head out out the door, crazy. Only need to head for chechups every 4 weeks, that is for the bone density shots

But this med is definitely tolerable

iris Dx 6/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, ER+ Dx 2/2017, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2+
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Mar 13, 2019 07:06PM Lucy55 wrote:

Mary ..sorry things haven't gone smoothly..hope you're blood and echo results are good !

Iris .yay ! That's great news !!!!

Hugs to all



Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2014
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Mar 13, 2019 07:55PM ChiSandy wrote:

Fantastic, Iris! Glad the Verzenio is tolerable. (There’s always Always Discreet undies anyway)

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 13, 2019 08:55PM Molly50 wrote:

iris, our babies are always our babies no matter the age. Many parents in our grief group lost adult children. It must have been very hard for your mom. Glad you are tolerating the new med. Mary, sorry about your challenges. I thought this fit well in CT.

54 years old. Chek2 mutation. Family history of BC. Oncotype Dx 13 Extensive LVI Dx 6/8/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 7/29/2015, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 7/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Surgery 9/4/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 10/13/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2016 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 7/22/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/21/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Mar 13, 2019 09:24PM MCBaker wrote:

On top of it all, I went off my clonazepam because I was tired and sleeping so much. And ended up. a mess after no significant sleep for48 hours. Now much better. Never thought I would have a temper tantrum at a pharmacy.

Bloodwork looks good, and echo tech didn't look concerned. Visit with onco in the morning. Then an ophthalmologist will go exploring in my left year duct in the afternoon. If that resolved the problem, good. Otherwise I radio be heading to cataract surgery.

My biggest hope is that I will be cleared to taxol #12 on Monday.



Mary Dx 10/3/2018, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Dx 11/16/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 11/16/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 12/19/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 14, 2019 02:09AM jo6359 wrote:

Molly- I can still remember 24 hours of hot flashes. Your cartoon brought a smile to my face.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 14, 2019 03:25AM Lucy55 wrote:

Mary ..fingers crossed you get the green light to go ahead with your treatment !

Molly ..HaHa ..that concoction sounds good to me :-)

Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2014
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Mar 14, 2019 02:55PM octogirl wrote:

Hi all: I am traveling for work this week but a quick check in to say hi and especially to send you my hugs and love Molly! Having to do all that paperwork in the middle of grief, and finding out about lung damage: it really is too much. Please check in often, we really have missed you!

Iris, glad you are tolerating the med.

Hugs to all!!!!
Octogirl

Dx 6/18/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/16/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/15/2015 Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/8/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 14, 2019 05:10PM proudtospin wrote:

After all the meds the last couple years, this verzenio seems the most tolerable so lets hope it does its job and keeps the nasty cells in gear. Do like that it is a pill. I go in every 4 weeks for shots in my butt but love the no transfusions

iris Dx 6/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, ER+ Dx 2/2017, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2+
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Mar 14, 2019 05:25PM jo6359 wrote:

Upon spending hours on the phone with my insurance company and Mount Sinai Medical Center, both agreed I can receive Continued Care at the Cancer Center. My insurance won't cover my primary physician or any other Physicians and treatment not related to my cancer diagnosis. I am just relieved I won't have to change cancer centers or my oncologist. Now I have to look for another primary physician. Yay yay

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 14, 2019 08:40PM Beaverntx wrote:

jo, that's mixed news isn't it? Great that you can continue with the cancer center and your oncologist but oh the pain of finding and getting to know a new PCP! Here's hoping that goes well for you.

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 14, 2019 10:42PM jo6359 wrote:

beaverntx- I hate losing my PCP. I've only seen him twice but he was a very caring and thorough physician. My last visit with him was on Election Day. What stood out in my mind was hearing him telling all of the staff in his office if they did not vote in the a.m. he would allow them to leave work early with pay to vote. He said voting was a privilege. He proudly wore his I voted sticker. The country he came from citizens were not allowed to vote I was impressed.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 19, 2019 01:34PM Twelvestring60 wrote:

Jo, You have the right attitude! Octogirl, New Mexico, warm beautiful. I hope you are liking it. 

I'm new to site but I read a lot about everyone. Sometime it feels like I'm nosey.. (hehe) 

After many different tests with different results, the onco type dx test came in. it's a 30. I get a port Friday and cancel the tooth implant. ( Window of opportunity said the oncologist ) Funny, its a front tooth so I have plastic braces with a painted tooth where the was once a tooth. Works out pretty well. My surgeon called and told me results so I expect the oncologist will call today to make an appt? The wait is over. The plan is coming. It just keeps changing. Today I am going to get expandersfilled but I don't know if they still do that. I am assuming between 4 to 6 months of chemo? Im guessing from reading everyone medical bios. I don know how to do that so I pasted this below from my surgeon. Thank you all for listening, caring and showing your lives. Its very hard and wonderful all at the same time... very mixed up. If it wasn't for this site, I would  not have the best attiude. thank you all. I don't know where the next forum is to go to but good vibes and thoughts to everyone.

Dorene

  Who's very grateful for life, and that a disease was caught early. Chemo coming up  then Diep Flap (abdomen hopefully) after,and then 5 years of exemestane. I think that is the plan. I was a huge exerciser and outdoorsy wood chopping hiker, dogs. Music person! so I still am!  Just a bit slower for a monment in time...….

Jo, you are awesome. 

Multifocal Left breast cancer, Anatomic Stage Ia: pT1cN0M0
2:00- IDC (1.5 cm), Grade 2; Biomarkers pending; DCIS, nuclear grade 2/3, comedo/solid; biomarkers are pending
3:00- No residual carcinoma; DCIS, comedo/solid
SLN (0/4)
Margins- negative
High risk family hx of breast cancer-(6 Members) Genetic testing with no pathological mutation; VUS of NF1
 


Dx 12/19/2018, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 2/8/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 4/2/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 19, 2019 04:55PM jo6359 wrote:

dorene-hang in there. Soon you will have a plan in place. I am totally ignorant about expanders.

Today was my last day at Mount Sinai Medical Cancer Center. My insurance refused to renew the contract with my cancer center so now I have to find another facility. Unfortunately the other facilities listed or a poor quality and not associated with any cancer research centers. This is my reality so I will deal with it. I wanted to pay my doctors out of pocket for the rest of the year and then switch to an insurance company that would cover Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai said emphatically no, we can not accept self-pay if you have insurance. As soon as you're able to switch your insurance we will be glad to have you back. Rainy day in Miami so I need to get back to work. I'm going for a nice long run tonight.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 19, 2019 09:35PM Lucy55 wrote:

Dorene ..finally...now the ball can start rolling ! Find another forum that relates to where you're at with your treatment, but stay with us too !!! You're one of the gang now !!!

Jo...How annoying with the insurance !!! I know "it is what it is "..but I wouldn't be happy either !

Iris ..How are you ?

Octo ..moving AND away for work !!! Sounds stressful...unless hubby has the house all set up for you while you're away ??

We've been gardening ..making a dry creek ..it's hard work ..due to the slope of the land ..but fun ! It's still in the making ..Here's a pic ..we need the rain to come and wash the stones clean now !

Hugs to all



Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2014
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Mar 20, 2019 12:13AM jo6359 wrote:

lucy- what is a Dry Creek? I was unable to run tonight because of heavy rains. I think I'm going to workout with the exercise ball.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 20, 2019 12:26AM Lucy55 wrote:

Jo..Dry creeks are often made in gardens to look like a natural way of guiding the flow of the water when it does rain ( which is what we're doing ) , or just to look pretty and frame the rest of the garden ..we have lots of work to finish ours off yet ...adding the smaller pebbles that are naturally on a river bank ..then mulch and plant along the sides ..shame about the rain spoiling your run !

Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2014
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Mar 20, 2019 12:32AM jo6359 wrote:

Lucy- your Dry Creek looks very pretty. I imagine it took many hours of hard labor. Post a pic when it's finished. Every time I try to build a rock garden, the rocks end up sinking into the ground.

I love running when there is a light rain. But in a real heavy rain I'm hesitant because of diminished visibility. With this time change I'm running in the dark most evenings.

Dx 1/29/2018, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Dx 1/29/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 2/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/16/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)

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