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Topic: 2013 Survivors!!!

Forum: IDC (Invasive Ductal Carcinoma) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for IDC.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2012 04:54PM - edited Oct 4, 2013 12:51PM by juneaubugg

juneaubugg wrote:

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I was going to create this thread under the "Recovery, Renewal & Hope" thread, but then I decided that the IDC forum is our "home". We started this journey here as the "2012 Sisters" and grew, and grew, and grew. Although truly sad to see how many of us there are, each new member of our little family has been given the gift of a place to "let it all hang out". We shared our hopes, fears, anger, laughter, tears, questions, frustrations and any and all other crazy thoughts that passed through our chemo, rads, medicated brains!

As we start to move out of battle mode and into survivor mode I am hoping to continue our journey here. After all this time I can't imagine my life with out checking in here to "see" you all and hear about your day. Although we might not have as much free time to be on here daily - we can still be here for each other.

So to my 2012 Sisters (and I know for some of us our treatment will trickle in to 2013) but I say Woo Hoo.... We are all SURVIVORS!! We made it through this year! and we met our primary goal; to KCA!!!!

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"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage. Rage against the dying of the light." ...Dylan Thomas. (Oncotype #22) Dx 5/18/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/10/2012 AC Hormonal Therapy 11/3/2012
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Nov 18, 2012 04:58PM Chrisrenee77 wrote:

Thank you Juneau! Here's to our new home for survivors.

chrisrenee77- You are only as strong, as the people who support you! Dx 5/25/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/25/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/5/2012 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 6/10/2012 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 9/11/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 12/5/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 10/28/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Nov 18, 2012 05:19PM Tazzy wrote:

Here's to us - cheers !! 

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. !! NED August 2012 !! Dx 1/12/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 3/10 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/27/2012 AC Chemotherapy 4/20/2012 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/2/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 10/4/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/6/2012
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Nov 18, 2012 05:32PM Joanne_53 wrote:

Ditto .. Here's to us !!!

Joanne - Onco DX score 12 Dx 12/8/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/11/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/9/2012 Radiation Therapy 4/10/2012
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Nov 18, 2012 05:53PM Scottiee1 wrote:

Ditto from me ....here's to a long and healthy life for all of us.

Dx 2/12/2012, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 3/24/2012 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2012 Radiation Therapy 5/2/2012 Radiation Therapy 5/2/2012
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Nov 18, 2012 05:58PM llr010200 wrote:

Sounds wonderful to call myself a SURVIVOR!!!! Sooooo... Here's to us!

Dx 1/2012, IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/13/2012 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/6/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 4/11/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Nov 18, 2012 06:07PM luvmygoats wrote:

Juneau - Thanks for making this. And - for the record - the change in you over the last few months is nothing short of a miracle! You go girl.

SNB & Lumpectomy 2/21/12. Opted for no Oncotype due to very favorable pathology. 90% ER+. Rads finished 5/23/12. 28 + 5 boosts Dx 2/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/21/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/9/2012 Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/8/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 18, 2012 06:24PM 2FriedEggs wrote:

YeaH! The gangs all here!. Thanks Juneau.

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Nov 18, 2012 07:02PM juneaubugg wrote:

It's feeling more like home already!!

"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage. Rage against the dying of the light." ...Dylan Thomas. (Oncotype #22) Dx 5/18/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/10/2012 AC Hormonal Therapy 11/3/2012
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Nov 18, 2012 07:12PM maryah930 wrote:

it seems like just yesterday I found this website and joing the Just Diagnosed thread.  Each new diagnosis, treatment, etc. had me joining a new thread as I progressed through my journey.  Thank you all for being there and although I have a way to go, it feels great to be part of the class of 2013 survivors!

Dx 9/13/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/16/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/21/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 18, 2012 07:21PM Outdamnedspot wrote:

Thanks Juneaubugg for getting this going.

 And Cheers to us...the most remarkable group of women I have yet to meet!

I am grateful to each and everyone of you for being here.  This has been the only website I have been on...can't imagine being anywhere else.

Give in, give up or give it all you've got! Dx 8/29/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/1/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 11/13/2012 Radiation Therapy 12/5/2012
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Nov 18, 2012 07:25PM juneaubugg wrote:

Outdamnedspot... Here, here!!! (Yeah: what she said!)

"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage. Rage against the dying of the light." ...Dylan Thomas. (Oncotype #22) Dx 5/18/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/10/2012 AC Hormonal Therapy 11/3/2012
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Nov 18, 2012 07:30PM Joanne_53 wrote:

I have been here since December 2011 -- thank goodness for this site because it has been one of my best friends.  Everyone here provided me with so much support and love and guidance that my "in person" friends and family could not. 

Joanne - Onco DX score 12 Dx 12/8/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/11/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/9/2012 Radiation Therapy 4/10/2012
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Nov 18, 2012 07:45PM websister wrote:

Thanks, Juneaubug - I needed this today, so happy to be able to join the 2013 Survivors!

Blog: wrongparents.blogspot.ca/ Dx 6/20/2012, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/20/2012, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 6/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 8/13/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 10/21/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 1/14/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy 2/21/2013 Surgery 5/22/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Nov 18, 2012 07:54PM Scottiee1 wrote:

I echo Joanne's words.....don't know what I would have done without everyone here to listen to me, give me advice and an ear when I just wanted to rant.

Dx 2/12/2012, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 3/24/2012 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2012 Radiation Therapy 5/2/2012 Radiation Therapy 5/2/2012
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Nov 18, 2012 08:06PM Chrisrenee77 wrote:

Scottie and Joanna- I agree whole heartedly. Without you all this past couple of months, all the advice and people that understood what I was feeling and what I was going through I would be lost. You all mean the world to me.

chrisrenee77- You are only as strong, as the people who support you! Dx 5/25/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/25/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/5/2012 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 6/10/2012 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 9/11/2012 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 12/5/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 10/28/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Nov 18, 2012 08:08PM maryah930 wrote:

I really wish this site had a LIKE button!

Dx 9/13/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/16/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/21/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 18, 2012 08:27PM Scottiee1 wrote:

Chrisrenee.......right back at ya💓

Dx 2/12/2012, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 3/24/2012 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2012 Radiation Therapy 5/2/2012 Radiation Therapy 5/2/2012
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Nov 18, 2012 08:35PM marianelizabeth wrote:

juneaubugg, thank you for our new thread. I was just blogging about my thanks for the support I have received since I found my lump exactly 4 months ago. But this place is a different sort of support that only we have together. I have still got a long road ahead but the road has been and will be made easier by all of you.

breastcancereh.blogspot.ca Dx 7/27/2012, IDC, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 9/21/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/5/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 4/29/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/7/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 12/6/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Nov 18, 2012 09:36PM ramols wrote:

Juneau - thanks for getting this one going. Still have more treatment to go and won't be done with active treatment until the spring. But like you all - I feel like a survivor. I'm technically cancer-free. Just need to continue this journey to give myself the longest possible life span I can. I too echo all the sentiments above. I think the only days since my diagnosis that I haven't checked in here were when I had no internet/power during Sandy. :)

HUGS!!!

"It's always darkest before the dawn... And it's hard to dance with the devil on your back, so shake him off..." --Florence and the Machine Dx 6/7/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 6/38 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 7/10/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 8/28/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/6/2013 Hormonal Therapy Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Nov 18, 2012 10:05PM jpmomof3 wrote:

Hey ladies,

It's been a while since I posted. But Juneau had invited me to this group. I think it's great! It is still a little weird to call myself a survivor but I qualify. 3 weeks from last rads, three months since last surgery, 20 weeks since last chemo. Things are more normal. Not back to the way I was of course. Cancer isn't quite as time consuming for me but it is still on my mind. I measure my arm for signs of lymphedema every day. No sign yet, fingers crossed. I am taxing tamoxifen as of Friday. No side effects yet after three doses. Fingers crossed. Waiting for the hair to thin out on that stuff. Waiting for hot flashes if they are coming. Good bye estrogen my old friend. It was nice knowing you, or not. Maybe estrogen tried to kill me. My skin is all healed from rads. Lets hope this all worked.

I am running four miles a day. I am chasing after my kids all day. Working. Life. Watching my hair grow in wavy and somewhat grayer than before... This is what I fought nine months for. I am glad to be done with the active stuff. Really glad.

I have a lot to catch up on the 2012 sisters thread. Love.

Dx 1/26/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 5/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/13/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/23/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 8/8/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 9/11/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 18, 2012 11:14PM Nkb wrote:

Glad to be here also, and hope to be a survivor for quite awhile. But, it has changed me.
What do I want to do with the rest of my life?

Dx 1/2012, ILC, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/4/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 2/28/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 9/11/2012 Hormonal Therapy 10/22/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 18, 2012 11:39PM teeballmom wrote:

Thank you! So glad we're here together!

4/12/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 9/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (HER2- treated with Herceptin due to some funky numbers on my pathology) Surgery 5/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal
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Nov 18, 2012 11:56PM lisa2012 wrote:

10 months exactly since the MRI guided biopsy showed cancer...what a long strange trip it's been, and while not as funky, still IS. Happy to be through it- KCA- but still processing. Fingernails, hair, all that still not regular. reconstructed breasts still slowly seeming like part of my body.

Great to see you all!

Dx 1/2012, IDC, Left, <1cm, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 2/22/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/18/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/2/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Nov 19, 2012 11:19AM - edited Nov 19, 2012 11:19AM by liefie

Juneau, a toast to you - thanks for starting this! On Dec. 19, 2011, I had to hear the terrible news, 'You have breast cancer as well as endometrial cancer.' When I look back on it, it feels surreal, almost as if it happened to someone else, but I have the scars to prove that I had fought this battle, and that I am now a survivor. You people on here feel like friends, and Websister whom I met here and then in person, has become a dear friend. Can you imagine a group of men talking and venting like we do here? I can't, and it's a pity. It is so good to be able to let our feelings out, let off steam, and let the pressure come down in this non-judgmental, sympathetic environment. I am so grateful to you all. You enrich my life. Gesundheit! (German toast for 'here's to good health')

When life knocks you down, roll over, and look at the stars. Dx 12/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/7/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/31/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2012 Surgery 5/16/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap
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Nov 19, 2012 11:32AM Tazzy wrote:

Wanted to share this quote with you.  A very close friend sent me a card with these words.   I think we can all relate:

A SCAR DOES NOT FORM ON THE DYING.

A SCAR MEANS 'I SURVIVED'.

(((hugs)))

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. !! NED August 2012 !! Dx 1/12/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 3/10 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/27/2012 AC Chemotherapy 4/20/2012 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/2/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 10/4/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/6/2012
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Nov 19, 2012 11:41AM iatigger wrote:

Tazzy, I love that Quote! How true it is!

Dx 9/17/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/15/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 10/30/2012
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Nov 19, 2012 12:00PM - edited Nov 19, 2012 12:04PM by rn4babies

I was diagnosed on 7/11/11 and again on 3/6/12. After 2 lumpectomies, 4 rounds of chemo, and 58 radiation treatments within a year, I can now join the survivor group.  This site has been the most valuable source of support and information. I have recommended it to some of my newly diagnosed friends.  No matter what the stage or type of breast cancer you have, we are all in this together!

First DX of DCIS on 7/7/11 of left breast. Lumpectomy with rads completed on 12/14/11. First f/u mammo Feb '12 revealed new primary of 2 areas in right breast IDC and ILC. Lumpectomy on 3/23/12. T/C x4 5/15-7/16. Rads 9/5/12. Oncotype score 27. Dx 7/11/2011, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/9/2011 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 10/27/2011 Dx 3/6/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/23/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 5/15/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/5/2012 Breast Hormonal Therapy 11/12/2012 Hormonal Therapy 9/18/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 19, 2012 12:40PM KarenZ0305 wrote:

Juneau thank you for this thread! I agree with the sister who said it earlier you've come a long way baby!

Tazzy - that quote is wonderful and something I really needed to read today. I will keep it forever!

Dx 3/8/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 5/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 4/27/2012 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 6/8/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 9/13/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Hormonal Therapy 10/23/2012 Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 19, 2012 12:53PM juneaubugg wrote:

Tazzy: you also manage to come up with the best quotes/graphics.

Can we get a group hug?!

"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage. Rage against the dying of the light." ...Dylan Thomas. (Oncotype #22) Dx 5/18/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/10/2012 AC Hormonal Therapy 11/3/2012
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Nov 19, 2012 04:45PM stride wrote:

Merriam-Webster defines "survive" as:

1. to remain alive or in existence. (Living is a prerequisite for typing, so I guess we all fit that.)

2. to continue to function or prosper.



Well hey, if they're giving us a choice, let's all prosper! Thanks juneaubugg for setting up the thread.

2012: Stage II IDC ER-/PR+ Her2- became triple negative with areas of carcinosarcoma during neoadjuvant TAC. 12/2012: clean PET/CT. 8/2013: Mets to lungs, liver, brain, bones, muscles, kidney, thyroid, adrenal gland, etc. Surgery 11/7/2012 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/16/2013 Radiation Therapy 8/22/2013 Brain

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