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Forum: her2group 06-15-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,719
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: HER-2 Positive & Triple Negative = Cannabis Intervention

Thank you so much for your information! (I'm another Biochemistry gal ... :). I work in the biotechnology field (primarily in the drug discovery/ product development side) and our company has a...
Forum: Keeping Your Mind Off of BC 11-01-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 146,549
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: SCRABBLE anyone?

zeal >> teal
Forum: Keeping Your Mind Off of BC 10-11-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 146,549
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: SCRABBLE anyone?

same >> meat
Forum: General Cancer News 08-17-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Study shows how breast cancer cells spread late in disease development

Interesting read, especially the part about the metastasized cancer being similar to the original tumor.

Most molecular biologists (Scientists) that look at origination of cells, etc. believe we...
Forum: General Cancer News 08-17-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,110
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Often missing in the health care debate: Women’s voices

Nice post, because it included very different viewpoints, but have one thing in common. With only men appointed to the committees that include health coverage for women, how will women be...
Forum: her2group 07-17-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 79,287
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Fun Free Opportunities/resources for Breast Cancer patients

Paula,

Thank you so much for your continued source of resources for cancer patients. I'm cancer free at the moment, but have a niece who is late stage and she's only in her 30's. She is not HER2+...
Forum: Keeping Your Mind Off of BC 07-03-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 146,549
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: SCRABBLE anyone?

wean > earn
Forum: her2group 01-20-2017, 01:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,882
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Linn65.. sister

This is an older message but one I think we all deal with when we engage here. I was clearing out older messages from my personal email inbox and I had a very special and true connection with this...
Forum: her2group 01-20-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,963
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Uterine wall tickening due to Tamoxifen

I had thickening of the uterus. The reality, anything "weird" we experience as a result of all the treatments is going to be taken serious by our physicians. Since chemo, I've had biopsies of my...
Forum: her2group 01-20-2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,601
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: 15 years stage IV - no drugs in 8yrs - still NED

Whoo-Hooh!!!!! I'm doing a happy dance for you!!!!!
-Julie
Forum: her2group 12-02-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,071
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Fed-Up!

Even though I felt like crap, I did get out and try to do things I enjoyed, even if it was a drive somewhere pretty. I did jigsaw puzzles to keep my mind off how poor I felt. Anything that made me...
Forum: General Cancer News 12-01-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,473
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: MSHS introduces DigniCap scalp cooling system to reduce chemotherapy-induced hair

I loved not having to do my hair as I was too sick to care!
Forum: her2group 12-01-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,823
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Update on Paula/Cancer Fightin' Words

I didn't care, every time they left my bed in the ER I threw my boyfriend's coat on! Yes, they wanted to keep me cool and hospitals are FREEZING. As soon as I was admitted, I was given 3 warm...
Forum: Keeping Your Mind Off of BC 11-28-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 146,549
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: SCRABBLE anyone?

work >> know
Forum: her2group 11-28-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,823
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Update on Paula/Cancer Fightin' Words

I had low cell count and my Dr. told me not to be surprised if I'm in the hospital that night, which I was. I very, very stupidly ate at a salad bar but likely would have caught something because I...
Forum: her2group 09-20-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,278
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Diagnosed with 2nd Primary

Paula,

I will try to post a paper but it's hard to find information on this and it's more than a theory -- that we have cancer stem cells. Treatments do not kill cancer stem cells, so kill...
Forum: her2group 09-18-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,656
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Can these treatments get any worse?

Hey Dee,

So sorry to hear. I had a similar experience but it didn't hit until round 4 which I never recovered from until I had to face round 5. I was like the poster child that chemo isn't...
Forum: her2group 09-15-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,882
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Linn65.. sister

Wow, I'm so very sorry for your loss. If it gives you any comfort, she was a GREAT friend to me and I miss her. She and texted for 9-hours straight through my first infusion ... she had just finished...
Forum: her2group 09-15-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,278
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Diagnosed with 2nd Primary

I'm sorry to hear Paula. My family history is not HER2+ but sister, Mom, Aunt, etc. had it come back in the other breast within 5-10 years. Sorry you have to go through all this all over again.
...
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 08-29-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,567
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Running with breast cancer?

I really can't find any controlled research data that running during chemo will cause harm. I'm so happy to be cancer free after almost 4 years and it was quite advanced. I think running and hiking,...
Forum: her2group 07-12-2016, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,772
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Rapid Weight Loss

Hi WayTooYoung,

I recall your earlier posts and am sorry you are experiencing such a strenuous journey. It must be so overwhelming. I can only offer advise regarding appetite as I was on the...
Forum: her2group 07-12-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,270
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Progress Report from Ceesun!

Hi Ceesun,

Such wonderful news in such a strong fight!

-Julie
Forum: her2group 03-02-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,406
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Weed advice

I took weed during my last two chemo cycles and it really helped and worked. I had lost over 30 lbs and just could NOT eat at all for several day. My BF would attest to how effective it was because...
Forum: her2group 02-24-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,651
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: SoCalGal feeling So-so

You have been through just too much to imagine. I'm also in So. CA. so please let me know if you just want someone to clean your house or drop off some meals. I can't offer any suggestions regarding...
Forum: her2group 12-19-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,366
Posted By IrvineFriend
Re: Choice: suffer severe fatigue weekly or pull out of 6yr Training

Hi Jessica,

What's going on now? I personally would fight for Skype as you have a valid medical reason. But would not spend any time/money if it's going to be wasted moving forward. Wishing...
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