View Full Version : Lurking 22 months, finally posting
02-14-2008, 02:16 PM
I just wanted to let everyone know how much you all have meant to me the past 22 months. I was diagnosed in April, 2006, IDC, 3.5 cm, 4/7 positive nodes, Her++, ER & PR+. Had masectomy, 4 AC, 4 Taxol with Herceptin and then Herceptin 12 months. Radiation, 1/07, ovaries out 4/07 and am now taking Arimidex. It has been a long road but without all of your wisdom and insight I would have never made it. Daily I would come to get answers to questions on this site. I cried over the loss of the members, smiled with your posts and asked God daily to help give me healing and peace. He has sustained me through it all. I just had breast MRI of the "good breast" and everything was fine. I do have nodules in my left lung (they have been watching doing scans every 3 months). They seem to think they are from pneumonia or radiation as they do not change. I think I am finally getting better now as I want to post to help others. With all of my thanks and gratitude for your support. Nancy
There is nothing wrong with lurking--- I did it for a while before I began to post and I too really benefited from the massive information derived from the cumulative years of experience applied to this board.
I see your two "kids" on your lap- very CUTE !!
Glad you finally "came out" and joined the rest of us... it seems your experience would really help others.
What beautiful dogs!! (You're beautiful, too.) Good health and long life to you. And Happy Valentine's Day.
02-14-2008, 04:29 PM
Congrats for posting for the first time! You have said it so well and are already helping others. This site has been a God send for me. Just wanted to say I too have nodules in my left lung. I have had two MRI's and they are stable. My radiation onc is sure it is from radiation since it is in the radiated area.
Growing up I had a basset beagle mix. I can still remember her bark or should I say bay :).
God Bless you and please keep us informed
Mary Anne in TX
02-14-2008, 05:22 PM
Gotta love those little fur people! I will always believe that my little fur friends "hanging close" made all the difference, especially during Adriamycin and Taxotere!!! My little Sam wouldn't leave my side til he knew I was better each treatment. Thanks for sharing. ma
02-14-2008, 05:34 PM
Welcome - to another dog lover, I have 3 small dogs myself. I am glad you decided to post.
02-14-2008, 05:49 PM
It's so nice to meet you. Thanks for introducing yourself to us. Yes, you have been through a lot and now you are coming out on the other side. Praise God.
I, too, love your picture. You are ALL beautiful. I am a dog person also. We have 2 shelties. One is 7 years old and his name is Murray and the other is 8 months old (we got him this past Nov. on my 48th birthday) and his name is Hondo. Nothing sweeter than snuggling with our puppies.
May God's Hand of Healing be upon you Nancy..
02-14-2008, 06:13 PM
Welcome, Nancy. I had a bassett once named Beau and we adored him but he had a tendency to eat little kids so we gave him to friends. (Only because we had 2 little kids who really didn't like being eaten.) I think they are fantsastic dogs and yours are beautiful.
Love & hugs,
02-14-2008, 06:19 PM
Nancy, I think most of us lurked a bit before we jumped into get our feet wet. :) When you are DX Her2/neu...there is certainly no other place that is better then this board for support, knowledge and to get your questions answered.
Your two fur kids are adorable! I'm another dog lover too. I have a Dogue de Bordeaux, otherwise known as a "Turner & Hooch" dog. And its boyfriend is a toy poodle. They are quite the pair. lol These two dogs were a very big part of me making it through chemo. They mean the world to me.
I'm glad to hear your feeling better now and look forward to you joining in. I'm happy to hear your recent MRI was GOOD. That's a major plus and relief. You've been through alot, and now its time to try to relax and breath a little bit. Again, welcome!
So glad your doing well and have posted. We all have so much to contribute.
I am also another Dog Lover..did you see the beautiful beagle that won at the Dog Show, she was on the View this morning. I have two darlings myself, one a big boy, an American Bulldog named Bernine who never left my side during all my treatments and slept by my side. Then my older little boy Merlin who is a miniature schnauzer. Love them both so much!
Often times I say that dogs are better than some people. Your two guys are adorable.
Glad you posted!
Hi Nancy, it sounds like you've been here quite awhile. I'm glad you feel well enough to post now. You have beautiful dogs. Love, Bill
02-14-2008, 09:22 PM
very welcome ...now please keep posting .....I'm happy to know you ...Nancy ...!!
02-14-2008, 09:23 PM
Welcome Nancy, I'm a lurker for the most part, because there seem to be so many wonderful, qualified people to answer the questions. Sometimes I have a question, but search past posts to get my answer, so check in for any new insight to BC treatments, clinical trial and how the regulars are doing. The problem with being a lurker and not a participant, the lurker never becomes part of the community. The information on this site is awsome. Many thanks to all the researchers.
Don't worry about lurking. You need to do what's right for you. If you keep logging in you will find opportunities to help others. Newbies will get online, and sometimes the medically inclined won't be there that day. So just keep their post alive.
I'm with you. Losing some members blew me away. On the other hand, I think we HER2 ers have only good things coming our way. Emotionally, we are in a wierd place, survivors guilt, blah.
Bill, Thanks for the photo of N. I have not seen one before. Bev
02-15-2008, 07:32 AM
Oh thank you all so much for your welcoming me. I have felt like a part of your "family" for so long (now I really do)!!!! I am a single mother of an 11 year old daughter so there were times when I would get down and I would come to the site and you'all would help lift me up (and you didn't even know it). I joined a local breast support group last night and am hoping to really be able to help others now. Thanks so much. Nancy
Diagnosed 3/06, Stage IIB, Her++, ER, PR+++, 4/7 nodes positive
AC, Taxol, Herception 1 year, Radiation, Ovaries removed 4/07
Currrently taking Arimidex
Glad you came out of the shadows.
I'm glad that things are going well for you. Please keep posting.
all the best
02-15-2008, 11:35 AM
Welcome from me, and my little dog, Mel!!!
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