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Gabrielle 01-04-2013 05:01 PM

Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Hi friends,

Still here - no recurrence. Stage III. God bless you all.
Keep the faith.

-Gabrielle

karen z 01-04-2013 05:20 PM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Fabulous news! Thanks for posting for all of us !!!

bejuce 01-04-2013 06:03 PM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Congratulations!!!! And thanks for coming back to encourage us!

chekmark 01-05-2013 04:57 PM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Never get tired of hearing news like that. Awesome. Thanks for making my day.

ElaineM 01-06-2013 03:24 PM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Congratulations !!
Let's walk together.
We need to start a "still here club" for long time survivors.
I was diagnosed January 6, 1999.

adelay 01-08-2013 05:26 PM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
That always makes you feel good...so happy for you.

marttalam 02-18-2013 11:45 AM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Thanks for posting the good news!! Always glad to hear from survivors!

Gabrielle 12-07-2013 08:31 AM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Still here.. :) Dr. Gabrielle, now. Graduated with my doctorate in Bus Admin this year. Life goes on. Keep the faith! God bless.

JJ201349! 12-08-2013 02:20 PM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Congratulations Dr. Gabrielle,

What type of lifestyle changes did you make if any? Did you take part in any clinical trials?

Many blessings,
JJ

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2009 - Routine mammogram = non palpable lump in the right breast
2009 - Right breast biopsy = negative
2009-2012- "normal" mammograms
2013 March or April (more or less) - Felt a lump and pain (right breast), but decided to wait until my routine mammogram in June.
2013 June = routine mammogram showed "suspicious" lump in the right breast (same breast that was already biopsied and was negative in 2009)
2013 June = + Breast ultrasound and + breast biopsy
2013 June = Diagnosed with Infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC) Stage II at age 49.
2013 July = Bilateral mastectomy. Mass was 6 cm!!!! so I was re-staged to stage IIIa. ER+PR+HER+++
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection 2+/17 nodes. Micrometastasis to one of the lymph nodes. Port placed for chemo. 2013 July = PET & MUGA negative (normal)
2013 August = Started A C T H. Already completed Adriamycin (A), and cyclophosphamide (C), and currently on paclitaxel (T) and Herceptin (H). Once I finish paclitaxel in December, will continue with Herceptin alone every 3 weeks until August 2014.
2013 October = MUGA negative (normal)

chrislmelb 01-13-2014 04:16 AM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Great news Gabrielle

Paula O 01-13-2014 06:13 AM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Kuddos to you, Dr Gabrielle!

Congrats on your NED status and doctorate in Business Administration. That must have taken a lot of hard work. Good for you! :)

Paula
I sought the Lord and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears, Psalm 34:4

Jackie07 01-14-2014 02:41 AM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Congratulations!

Love your story. Love your achievement.

lkc Gumby 01-14-2014 10:16 AM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Dear Dr Gabrielle,

Congratulations and thank you for always coming back here. You were my shining star that I clung to in my early days. You are an awesome lady.
I have a feeling you will be around for many many many many years!!!

Gabrielle 03-07-2014 04:22 PM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Thanks Linda! The best to you! :)

Gabrielle 03-07-2014 04:23 PM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Thank you Jacqui and all for your very kind comments! The best to all of you! :)

Dona 06-17-2016 10:55 PM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Hi Gabrielle,

Im a new member... Im very happy to know that you are a 15 years survivor... God bless you. May I know your secret on on how you make it for 15 years? I have a 4 years old daughter and a widow... Every night I have a fear that I cannot see her grwing up. I was diagnosed last sept. 2013 and just done with herceptin last march 2016.... PLease share with me your daily lifestyle to beat our illness. Appreciate your utmost reponse. Thank you.

Kkmom 06-19-2016 12:09 PM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Gabrielle,
Always so good to see these post. So fabulous and I appreciate your post - Pam

Gabrielle 12-11-2016 11:27 AM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Hi friends....still here NED. Finishing 17 years after Dec 1999 diagnosis. The years have gone by quickly and am so grateful for each one. My husband and I are actually talking about retirement in 3 years and I never thought I'd live long enough to have that conversation. Was stage 3 with 9 positive nodes.

I've seen my 12 and 9 year old grow into adulthood, finish college and get good jobs. My daughter is getting married in May. Only we, in here, know what a gift that is.

I don't have special secrets for survival except that I was very aggressive about my treatment. I took a year of herceptin after the conventional chemo; opted for full mastectomy even for the non-cancerous breast and requested a hysterectomy a year after diagnosis (I was 45 then). I have no idea why I survived and other worthy women didn't. Cancer is mysterious.

I still work full time and teach part time. Go to the Y about 3x a week. My weight is normal and I eat everything: nothing is off limits including bacon and chocolate. 61 years old now.

God bless you all. Much love, Gabrielle

lkc Gumby 12-11-2016 03:12 PM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Hi Gabrielle, so glad to see your post, and know you are doing well. I am behind you by 5 years, and I too sought out aggressive treatment.
You know we are blessed and thankful everyday for bring so beyond this
Life changing experience. Wishing you a very blessed holiday season!

meo 12-15-2016 03:52 PM

Re: Gabrielle diagnosed Dec 1999 - Still Here
 
Thanks so much for sharing! It gives hope to those of us in the early years of survivorhood to hear of the pioneers ahead of us.

You rock - even got a PhD!


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