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Forum: her2group 03-31-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,445
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Brain Mets - new or old?

Hey Denise! Praying for you daily. I'm still working on the belly boob. Lol. Got it in July 15 hr surgery. Radiation damaged veins in chest he had to pull vein from my left arm....my lymphadema...
Forum: her2group 01-12-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 813
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Cancer-versary AND Birthday!!!!

happy birthday Denise so glad you are NED and 2 yrs that is awesome!!
Forum: her2group 01-11-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,572
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Breast Reconstruction: Bravia Procedure-looks way easier and less painful

wow great to read this about the fat cells. I have an awesome plastic surgeon in Louisville Ky He took my belly fat, removed my very damaged radiated skin from my left breast side and made me a...
Forum: her2group 11-19-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,662
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Brain Mets Shrinking Yay, God!!

so happy for you denise! Thank the Lord. i just had my surgery to tweek my belly boob and uplift and implant my real side. healing is slow but i got perky for sure!! and they match. i think...
Forum: her2group 11-11-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By candlegranny
Re: What do you say?

i asked my doctor what was right to say... he said i am not 'in remission' i am cancer free. so when anyone asks i just say i am cancer free.
Forum: her2group 11-09-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,662
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Brain Mets Shrinking Yay, God!!

so happy for you Denise!!!
Forum: her2group 10-22-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By candlegranny
Re: reconstruction

I just had reconstruction. I only lost one breast. Radiation was strong and hard. My scar was pretty bad. I had D.I.E.P. tram flap. They took fat, skin, and blood vessels from my stomach...no...
Forum: her2group 10-10-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By candlegranny
NEDenise

hay Denise how are you? Have not seen any posts lately from you. If you are feeling up to calls soon, i would love to talk to you. Hope you are doing great.
Forum: her2group 07-28-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By candlegranny
Brain MRI

i have a question. i have had several PET scans...have one scheduled mid August. I get them every 6 months....but never any mention of brain MRI. i thought brain was checked on PET too ...
Forum: her2group 07-25-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,478
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Brain Mets &%$#$!! :(

Dense, how are you feeling today? I'm guessing about the same....so am I ,still sad over your news. But remember when you are rested, have all your options, and make your choices, you have SO MANY...
Forum: her2group 07-24-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,478
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Brain Mets &%$#$!! :(

Denise, I m mad too...but I know you WILL beat it. it is our style. I read alot of positve notes from others that have ocercome this..you will too.
omg i need to call you..,i got my new boob..15...
Forum: her2group 06-25-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By candlegranny
avastin users?

my 3rd cousin is currently being treated with avastin for tumors on her spine. they say it is triple negative, her first type was not her 2. I was just wondering what anyone may know about this...
Forum: Keeping Your Mind Off of BC 06-05-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,028
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Need a giggle? Look here!

Denise, you make me laugh. I wish we lived closer together. we have so much in common it seem. i am getting the new boob july 12- even same surgery as you. it is a hard decision, wonder if it is...
Forum: Clinical Trials 04-11-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,988
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Phase II vaccine trial...looking for info

I didnt do the trial in baltimore..but my agent told me it would pay transportation even airfare and hotel too. i love AFLAC. I am getting ready for reconstruction..it pays some of that too
Forum: her2group 03-22-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Reconstruction - decisions TRAM Flap - DIEP

thank you everyone. i have to find a doctor that does the DIEP not done in my local area. i thought i would get an implant and be done but surgeon says not good for patients that had radiation. i...
Forum: her2group 03-20-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By candlegranny
Reconstruction - decisions TRAM Flap - DIEP

Met with my surgeon today for follow up on port removal. I askd about reconstruction. He said because of the radiation, i was not a good candidate for implant. Skin is tight and hard to stretch. ...
Forum: her2group 03-06-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By candlegranny
Port out

I had my port removed yesterday. It didnt bother me but I didnt want to continue the hour drive every 6 weeks for the flushing.
It also seemed like a step in the positive direction for me. Now...
Forum: her2group 02-20-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,379
Posted By candlegranny
Met with oncologist today

Had my PET/CT scan Feb 16. I have been a nervous wreck about the tests. I guess that is something I will go thru prior to every check up?? So i met with my oncologist today. He said all my scans...
Forum: her2group 01-31-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By candlegranny
Cancerversary

Just realized it has been 2 yrs for me. I was diagnosed January 19, and had my surgery on January 29. I go in for my 6 month check up in February. I remain NED and expect nothing less in new CT/PET...
Forum: Profiles In Courage 01-22-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,678
Posted By candlegranny
Re: I Miss mY Eyelashes

i missed my eyeleashes the most too. not only are they blond and i always wore black mascara, i hated the tears all the time. it was like seeing hte world thru tears all the time. so glad my "new...
Forum: her2group 01-17-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,240
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Vaccine Clinical Trial, may not be able to go

my oncologist said it was a local metastesis since it was in 2 nodes in my clavical area on the same side as my diseased breast. he said it was on the other side it would have been mestatic because...
Forum: her2group 01-16-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Looking for Help in Italy

If it comes back as cancer I wont be surprised if they send them back to the states. HE will fall under the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) the military has for family members with special...
Forum: her2group 01-15-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,240
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Vaccine Clinical Trial, may not be able to go

I heard if another vaccine trial in seattle I am checking Into. Travel is alot less time and you go 4 times I think then the booster. The trial in Baltimore is very I depth but I just can't be away...
Forum: her2group 12-28-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Has anyone gone on disability?

i had to sign up for disability before i could apply for retirement. I think it is because i worked fro the federal government but not sure. it took 6 months before i got a check. i was approved the...
Forum: Profiles In Courage 12-28-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,794
Posted By candlegranny
Re: Gabrielle 12th Year

wow I want to be like you when I am done LOL Congratulations Gabrielle You are blessed!!
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