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thinkpositive 11-16-2014 03:56 PM

Re: YES!!! It is here. Phase II vaccine trial for Her2 3+
 
Lizbeth,

Thanks for your post. You are absolutely right. I'm very grateful to have achieved a pathological complete response. I should just focus more on that rather than on not being eligible for the trial. I appreciate the reminder.

Having the trial opened to other HER2 folks is huge!

Take care

'lizbeth 11-16-2014 07:59 PM

Re: YES!!! It is here. Phase II vaccine trial for Her2 3+
 
I know there is more information out there about the pCR- as we on the board have discussed it. Still looking, but I think the prognosis is very very good.

sandra85208 11-17-2014 08:09 AM

Re: YES!!! It is here. Phase II vaccine trial for Her2 3+
 
Hi I hope you are well. I am in Minnesota. I was in a clinical trial in 2011. so far so good. But it has been a long a painful journey. Lots of surgery and depression, stuff like that.

'lizbeth 11-17-2014 11:50 AM

Re: YES!!! It is here. Phase II vaccine trial for Her2 3+
 
Sandra,

My best advice is exercise. Not only is the benefit from aerobic levels shown to reduce recurrence of cancer, but it also helps with depression.

Force yourself to get out and try walking, jogging, hiking, bicycling, running, aerobics class, swimming or anything else that gets the heart rate up between 45% - 60% of your maximum heart rate.

You can google studies on METs (a measurement of breath).

I feel for you on the depression. Start looking for little things that give you pleasure: music, art, dance, writing, socializing, movies.

Medications can help, but fight depression on all fronts is how I feel.

Good luck

'lizbeth 11-17-2014 12:54 PM

Re: YES!!! It is here. Phase II vaccine trial for Her2 3+
 
Oh, and don't do an extreme amount of exercise if you've been sedentary. Build up. Check with your doctor if your heart was affected by treatment, then be more cautious.

Be aware of recovery heart rates. The heart should be in recovery mode about a minute after exercise and the heart rate will start returning to the resting rate.

Any questions ask your doctor.


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