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Topic: January 2017 Surgery Group

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2016 03:57AM - edited Mar 10, 2017 01:32PM by BeachBabyK

BeachBabyK wrote:

I'm starting a group for those of us planning to have surgery (any kind) in January 2017 so that we can provide love and support to our fellows on this similar journey. If you'd like, I'll try to list surgeries by date/type so that we can check in on each other. I do not have my date or specific surgery type yet, but will certainly add it to when I find out!

Jan 4 - Leftcoastie - double mastectomy with nipple sparing reconstruction

- PugsMama - Bilateral mastectomies with tissue expanders/reconstruction

- Elem - Lumpectomy

- win-chimed - double mastectomy

- Vermont15 - lumpectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy

- Greenstar - Lumpectomy and SNB of left breast, excisional biopsy of right breast

- 2moveforward - mastectomy

Jan 5 - Momy4ever - BMX with reconstruction

- Maya15 - DIEP reconstruction on both sides

- annoyingboob - bilat wire loc with lumpectomy and simultaneous bilat reduction/lift

Jan 6 - Docmama -- Double Mastecomy with Reconstruction

- Fightingirl - Lumpectomy

- Alli - Nipple sparing BMX

- Marimucho - bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction: tissue expander placement

- dlh17 - mastectomy by left breast with expander for by future reconstruction

- BeachbabyK - Lumpectomy

Jan 10 - Dafne- bilateral mastectomy

- 3bears - Bilateral mastectomy -expander to implant

- SheilaW8 - nipple sparing & Lymph node Jan 24- left breast mastectomy with reconstruction

- Amul79 - masectomy

- Jazz123 - Mastectomy

Jan 11 - RoseBowl16 - bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders

Jan 12 - DsMom - Mastectomy

- Pyrrh - lumpectomy

Jan 13 - FightingGMA - lumpectomy left with sentinel lymph node

- LamaMama - skin sparing bilateral masectomy

Jan 16 - Laastra - unilateral nipple-sparing mastectomy with reconstruction

- tennischick888 - implant exchange

- lovesgreenthings - Lumpectomy

Jan 17 - Did-not-see-this-coming - Mastectomy

- zookeeperof3 - Bilateral mastectomy w/expanders and reconstruction at a later date

- Cowboy-up - lumpectomy with bilateral reduction

- GT1965 - lumpectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy

- jinmo - bilateral mastectomy, no reconstruction

Jan 19 -DCISinAZ - UMX/SNB with direct to implant on the right and lift/implant on the left

-PickleJar - bilateral mastectomy

Jan 23 - jandjmom - lumpectomy and SNB

Jan 24 - cwayman650 - Diep bilateral

- BugChaser - bilateral mastectomy/SLB without reconstruction

- RosaRosadaPinnkRose - mastectomy

- dcbc - BMX with reconstruction (TE)

-DaniCalifornia - lumpectomy

Jan 25 - brandyrose - free tram flap breast reconstruction with a prophylactic mastectomy

Jan 26 - Bdagal - lumpectomy

- Elem - SNB

- lisabekind - BMW with reconstruction

Jan 27- Shoregirl - BMX (LEFT Prophylactic), with TEs

Jan 30 - vicwytch - mastectomy on left breast with tissue expanders

- goingon75 - nipple-saving BMX with TEs

- ShellyBeans - BMX with reconstruction

Jan 31 - Ajbclan - BMX with Reconstruction

- lraystar866 - Bilateral Mastecomy with reconstruction

- Mombytheriver - Reconstruction

TBD - AngelaKS - surgery TBD

End of Jan - LisbethS - BMX with Reconstruction

Feb 2nd - DennyJ - TBD

Feb 3- LoveandlightinLA - nipple delay and sentinel node biopsy 2/13 - unilateral skin sparing, nipple sparing mastectomy with direct implant reconstruction

Feb 6 - bvh2305 - bilateral mastectomy

Feb 7 - Vargadoll - lumpectomy

Feb 8 - Zsupullar - right side mastectomy with silicon reconstruction.

Feb 10 - Rebamacfan - Modified MX left w sentinel dissection. Radical MX right

Feb 15 - Pamela_2016- unilateral mastectomy with TE/reconstruction

Feb 16 - Bevmomduck - bilateral mastectomy

Feb 27 - EastcoastTS - MX or BMX with reconstruction

end of Feb - tapwhite - BMX

Mar 1 Feb 13 -jrow7 - : large lumpectomy L breast and reduction of R breast.

47, wife, & mom to 3 boys Dx 7/18/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 9/1/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 9/2/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 1/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 3/7/2017
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Feb 17, 2017 11:43PM Pamela_2016 wrote:

Good morning everyone, like some others I did much better in the hospital than my first night home. I thought I could take one rather than two Percocet pills. Very bad idea. Hit a solid 7 and moving was awful. A struggle to lie down in bed, was wishing for a recliner!!Took a bit to get ahead of it, but now I'm OK.

Anyway, I woke up with what looks like a pretty bizarre ridge at the top of my TE. I will send a photo to my PS when they open in an hour but has anyone else had this happen? I wasn't expecting it. (Maybe because I was so focused on surgery and side effects, I was paying less attention to some of the things women have dealt with with the TEs?)



Dx 12/29/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/15/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 3/15/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 18, 2017 12:37AM Bevmomduck wrote:

reporting in from my first day after overhaul. Was up to pee 5 ( blue of course) times in the night, with drains (only2!), telemetry wires and Iv - what a craziness that was!

I have nothing covering the un boobs so I looked immediately and was pleasantly surprised! Kinda very small normal. ICouldn't even see a bandage cause that's at the underwire place. But Then this morning- oh well that's another story. Bruises, bumps and generally weird but so be it, the monsters gone!!

Dx 6/2015, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-, HER2- Surgery 7/6/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 1/2017, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER- Surgery 2/15/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 3DCRT: Breast
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Feb 18, 2017 12:46AM Vargadoll wrote:

Pamela- stay ahead of the pain for sure. I'm super woman (so I think) and my DH woke me up every 5-6 and gave me 1 pain pill. I'm not even sure what I was taking. I just took it. I am clueless about your hump. I'm a lumpectomy girl. Hope you get a response haven't we all worried enough? !?!

Bevmomduc- good to hear from you! I didn't have blue pee. I pee a bunch to! I went over board with water a organic Gatorade. I wanted all that stuff out of my body.

Heal and reat girls!

Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/13/2017 Breast
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Feb 18, 2017 12:47AM Vargadoll wrote:

Pamela- stay ahead of the pain for sure. I'm super woman (so I think) and my DH woke me up every 5-6 and gave me 1 pain pill. I'm not even sure what I was taking. I just took it. I am clueless about your hump. I'm a lumpectomy girl. Hope you get a response haven't we all worried enough? !?!

Bevmomduc- good to hear from you! I didn't have blue pee. I pee a bunch to! I went over board with water a organic Gatorade. I wanted all that stuff out of my body.

Heal and rest girls!

Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/13/2017 Breast
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Feb 18, 2017 01:39AM brca2chick wrote:

RoseBowl16 - funny how we both posted similar concerns back to back. I'm very nervous also having had a flap procedure - i only get one shot at this and terrified of what happens if this incision doesnt close :o(

Sending lots of prayers & healing energy your way that things go smoothly from here on out!!!

39 yo Mom of 2 boys (5, 6); daughter of a 2 time survivor now living with MBC. Surgery 1/30/2017 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap
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Feb 18, 2017 01:47AM Pamela_2016 wrote:

Happy to see youre ok too Bevmom! sounds like you're doing perfectly with the water prescription to flush it all out. I've been up-and-down a lot too.

I was also pleasantly surprised. The PS says he was able to add more than he expected so I am uneven, but have a little something. (including this ridge which I'm sure I will learn about in an hour or two!)

and with my pain now under control and a good nights rest, I am so very very happy the surgery is over. its been nice to get personal shout outs from many of you on this thread. The pioneers who went before us!

Dx 12/29/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/15/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 3/15/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 18, 2017 02:57AM Fightingirl wrote:

So good to hear from you Feb 16th girls! I hope recovery just gets better and better...definitely stay ahead of the pain and be good to yourself! Don't try to over do it when the pain meds kick in!



Dx 11/8/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/8/2017 Multi-catheter: Breast
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Feb 18, 2017 03:11AM Shellybeans wrote:

Bevmomduc & Pamela - congrats! BTW - the ridge looks like the top of the TE or your drain. Mine went high like that too. I was convinced my drain was on the side but it was the TE sort of folded in on itself and the top was the drain. Went away when they filled and removed the drain.

Glad you are sending a picture - they will be able to tell you.

PLEASE stay on the pain meds. It will make a world of difference - don't back off the first 3 days. Just my advice - you don't want to get behind.

Hugs to you both!

Dx 1/4/2017, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 6/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 2/28/2017 AC + T (Taxol)
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Feb 18, 2017 03:21AM PugsMama wrote:

Pamela & Bevmomduck! Yay...it's over! see you in the cabana! One piece of advice. Don't overdo or you'll drain too much which will delay their removal...gentle hugs to you both

57 at dx, married with 2 pugs 😄. Strong family history & BRCA2+. MammaPrint: Luminal B & High Risk. Surgery 2/19/2009 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 12/1/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/16/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/12/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 8/3/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Feb 18, 2017 04:45AM Vargadoll wrote:

Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/13/2017 Breast
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Feb 18, 2017 05:05AM annoyingboob wrote:

yay bevmom and Pamela!! I'll post a fun pic for you later - currently in the physical waiting room for xrt plan verification. Gah- it's been 2 weeks of no doctors visits and just walking into this room makes me nauseous!

Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 18, 2017 05:05AM - edited Feb 18, 2017 05:06AM by PugsMama

Love it, Vargadoll!

A-Boob, I've got some compazine to spare LOL!

57 at dx, married with 2 pugs 😄. Strong family history & BRCA2+. MammaPrint: Luminal B & High Risk. Surgery 2/19/2009 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 12/1/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/16/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/12/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 8/3/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Feb 18, 2017 05:17AM annoyingboob wrote:

thanks pugs mama! I'll save that for next week when they actually start zapping me. In the meantime, I just look at dog pics to make me smile - isn't this one cute?

Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 18, 2017 05:23AM - edited Feb 18, 2017 05:23AM by PugsMama

Love it & love you!!

57 at dx, married with 2 pugs 😄. Strong family history & BRCA2+. MammaPrint: Luminal B & High Risk. Surgery 2/19/2009 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 12/1/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/16/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/12/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 8/3/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Feb 18, 2017 05:41AM Cowboy-Up wrote:

I am so thankful that I am not boarding the chemo train. I got my prescription for the Tamoxifen. They gave me a lot of info to read on it and I discussed my bad reactions to medicines and they said I can start taking it every other day at first to let my body get used to it. I'm going to give it a 3 month try and see how it goes. She says if I have bad side effects to come bad and we will figure something else out. Not starting it until after radiation.

I also met with the radiation oncologist and I will have 6 weeks of regular radiation. Have my simulation next Friday and will start the week of the 6th. Have to do radiation on my stomach because they say that breasts that have had plastic surgery don't always move the way they need them too. Get tattoos on my back.

I feel like I have a huge weight lifted off of me. I'm happy to be starting the rest of this journey and catch up to all mall gals on here.

Dx 11/22/2016, IDC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/17/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Feb 18, 2017 06:00AM PugsMama wrote:

cowboy-up: congratulations....I love hearing positive news & so happy for you that you don't have to board the chemo train! Celebrate this weekend!!

57 at dx, married with 2 pugs 😄. Strong family history & BRCA2+. MammaPrint: Luminal B & High Risk. Surgery 2/19/2009 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 12/1/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/16/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/12/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 8/3/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Feb 18, 2017 06:14AM Vargadoll wrote:

annoyingboob - love the boots! Good luck with the XT plan. The dog pic was to funny!

Cowboyup - you have a plan!!! I will get mine next week...I hope (do I really?!?)

PugsMama- hope you are feeling well and adjusting to the new normal.

I had alot bs (bullshit not breast surgeon) to take care of today. I'm home with my girl cuddling in the recliner watching My 600 pound Life. Mindless tv maybe we will fall asleep.Heart

Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/13/2017 Breast
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Feb 18, 2017 06:16AM Vargadoll wrote:

You ladies are my people!

Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/13/2017 Breast
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Feb 18, 2017 07:28AM Fightingirl wrote:

That's right Varga...we are a gang! Enjoy those snuggles with your girl today!

Cowboy-up....fantastic news!!!!!!!!!!! Keep us posted on how the Tomoxifen goes for you but I hope you don't notice a thing! You will be graduating before you know it! It feels so good when things are moving along doesn't it?

Annoyingboob, you start next week!! Seems like it went by fast...well maybe not so much for you but I know how ready you've been to get going so I'm glad to see it's next week now!

More from the other side: I went to physical therapy for my cording today. I got the weirdest feeling that I did not like as I entered the building. The "medical" smell...my stomach dropped and I had to kind of steady myself for a moment. The PTSD thing we've brought up a few times...I believe it. It's only been a couple days but I got a whiff of that building and it was not good. I will continue physical therapy 3 days a week so I'm hopeful that I can prepare myself next time and it won't be as big of a deal but I just wanted to share for you guys in the future...it may a smell or another something that triggers your mind. I just took some deep breaths and it was over quickly but I was quite surprised by it.

I hope all is well with everyone today! I just got back to work yesterday but I'm very glad it's Friday already. I think this was good having a couple of days to dip my toes into the real world and then a couple days to step away and let it all sink in a little more.

Dx 11/8/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/8/2017 Multi-catheter: Breast
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Feb 18, 2017 08:03AM lisabekind wrote:

PET Scan CT with contrast came back negitive!!!!! Praise the LORD!!!!!!!SillyHeartHappyHappyHappyHappyHappy Good news!!!!!


Dx 12/23/2016, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/26/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 2/28/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery
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Feb 18, 2017 08:12AM Fightingirl wrote:

Lisabekind, EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!! So, so, so good!!

Dx 11/8/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/8/2017 Multi-catheter: Breast
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Feb 18, 2017 08:15AM - edited Feb 18, 2017 08:17AM by PugsMama

Lisabekind: more good news to celebrate!!! Hallelujah!! All you need to do is take a brief ride on the chemo train with us & you'll be good to go!! No mets praise God!

57 at dx, married with 2 pugs 😄. Strong family history & BRCA2+. MammaPrint: Luminal B & High Risk. Surgery 2/19/2009 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 12/1/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/16/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/12/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 8/3/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Feb 18, 2017 08:19AM annoyingboob wrote:

Yay cowboy - no chemo! I'm taking so long, you will probably catch up to me! I will be done with xrt march 3 and then will start tamoxifen. My mo did not give me much helpful info at all, so I like hearing your tips. I read from someone else to split the dose and take half in am and half in pm to lessen SE. Then I met with PMD to ask about fibroids getting bigger and she says 'that's news to me, but you have done your homework and probably know more about this than I do '. Great....

Lisa, congrats on a clear pet scan!!! I hope it's contagious and that everyone is so lucky - was it shelleyb who is up next for a pet?

Yes fightingirl. The smell sets me off. And lying on the xrt table when then machine spins around you and the table moves - DISLIKE!!! The least they could do is paint a pretty mural on the ceiling. I'm a counter, so I counted everything on that ceiling a zillion times - 6 sided exhaust fan, 2 cameras, 4 lights. Thank god they were all even numbers bc if I count odd numbers I start over until it's even - lol. Little OCD mind games to pass the time. Thank god I only have 5 sessions bc I really did not like my plan verification today. Not painful or anything, but the ptsd we all get. I think bc I was free for 2 weeks and living normally that now being back in the hospital makes it sink in that I'm not yet done. Enough already!!!


Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 18, 2017 08:23AM annoyingboob wrote:

I forgot to mention - they gave me this cream for after. says it won't prevent burning but will help discomfort if I should get it .

Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 18, 2017 08:24AM - edited Feb 18, 2017 08:25AM by PugsMama

A-boob: I know what you mean. I didn't mind the post-surgery / pre-treatment fantasy bubble of pretending I was all done either! Hang in there, you'll be graduating before you know it!!! Xoxo.

57 at dx, married with 2 pugs 😄. Strong family history & BRCA2+. MammaPrint: Luminal B & High Risk. Surgery 2/19/2009 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 12/1/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/16/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/12/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 8/3/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Feb 18, 2017 08:29AM lisabekind wrote:

pugsmama, just got a call from my oncologist nurse. I start chemo the 27th. ALL ABOARD


Dx 12/23/2016, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/26/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 2/28/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery
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Feb 18, 2017 08:34AM annoyingboob wrote:

well, the good news is that I've started planning my post treatment life and that feels good! I made my appt to get my visa for France and hope to get the all clear for April! Now I know how you feel about looking forward to your cruise!!! It's soooo nice to have a non cancer related goal and timeline! And I even found a few girls on here getting their treatment in France, so our gang extends far and wide!! I hope I get tamoxifen side effects sorted before I leave, but if not, I'm figuring out where to go over there. so let's hope it's smooth sailing until then!!

Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 18, 2017 08:36AM PugsMama wrote:

Lisabekind:we'll be there with open arms welcoming you! What's your cocktail going to be? Do you know yet? 3bears & I are 2 weeks ahead of you...

57 at dx, married with 2 pugs 😄. Strong family history & BRCA2+. MammaPrint: Luminal B & High Risk. Surgery 2/19/2009 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 12/1/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/16/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/12/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 8/3/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Feb 18, 2017 09:22AM Shellybeans wrote:

Lisabekind - congratulation on the clear scans! I am so very happy for you! We will be a day apart on the chemo - I start 2/28 - let us know your cocktail.

My PET is next week. I'm trying not to think about it - but it doesn't stay very far from my mind.

Just woke up from my post-fill nap (I'm pretty sore - not bad just aware of them more) so I need to catch up on everyone.

Dx 1/4/2017, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 6/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 2/28/2017 AC + T (Taxol)
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Feb 18, 2017 11:59AM Cowboy-Up wrote:

Awesome news Lisabkind

Dx 11/22/2016, IDC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/17/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast

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