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Forum: her2group 01-15-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,206
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Teeth

I have had bad teeth from growing up without fluoride and hereditary reasons; hence, I have had numerous crowns and root canals. Chemo has made my mouth worse and now I have crowned, root canalled...
Forum: her2group 06-17-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,738
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: A decade

Congrats to all of you with these NED anniversaries! It is great to know and hear about more people with her2 are getting to stay around a lot longer than not! I am so thankful that they have the...
Forum: her2group 05-11-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: highly recommended reading

Very good article Lani. Thanks for posting!
Forum: her2group 05-06-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: new cause of resistance to herceptin IDd-- hold off on those ice cream sundaes!!!

I have come to the conclusion that I can only do so much. I also have given up so many vices, that the idea of giving up everything I like would make me miserable and stressed. I hereby give it all...
Forum: her2group 05-06-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,888
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Help! Anyone on TCHP for early stage neoadjunct

PeaceMomma,

Wish I could take credit for the bottle idea, but got the suggestion for someone on here back in July of last year before I started my treatments! There should be a permanent thread...
Forum: her2group 05-06-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: new cause of resistance to herceptin IDd-- hold off on those ice cream sundaes!!!

Interesting that that are saying it is the fat is the culprit given the fact that women with dense breasts are more prone to getting cancer; however, women with dense breasts have less fat and more...
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 05-05-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,039
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Avoid salad

If you buy organic foods and still wash with FIT, or homemade wash, you can have all the salad you want!

I was told to avoid buffets because of all the germs on the handles and possible cross-...
Forum: her2group 05-05-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,888
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Help! Anyone on TCHP for early stage neoadjunct

Teal55,

My Dx was very similar to yours. Your questions have been answered, but let me throw a few more tidbits your way.
Buy a plastic ketchup/mustard bottle - keep water in it for when you go...
Forum: her2group 05-03-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: new cause of resistance to herceptin IDd-- hold off on those ice cream sundaes!!!

My brain can't wrap around what this means. Can someone tell me in laymen terms?? Thanks!
Forum: her2group 04-26-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,859
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Cancer in Spinal Fluid - given 6 months

Saygoon,

My prayers are with you as you take on this battle. Keep strong and like one of the ladies said - the onc who told you 6 months needs their face punched! Keep us posted!
LaDonna
Forum: her2group 04-26-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Nipple issue - radiation effect or cancer reoccurrence?

Jacqueline,

Thanks for the feedback. I think I worry more than I should because I originally wanted to do a bi-lateral but didn't due to how crappy I felt after the treatments. After hearing the...
Forum: her2group 04-26-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By LaDonna28
Nipple issue - radiation effect or cancer reoccurrence?

Trying not to worry, but am a little concerned. I noticed a dark spot on my nipple about a week ago. It was like a little blood scab that was tucked inside my nipple like between the pores. There was...
Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 04-20-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,355
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Herception

Marion,
I have also heard that although the majority of time your heart 'goes back to normal', there are some rare instances where that is not the case.
Maybe you can get them to recheck it again....
Forum: her2group 12-16-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,817
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Six Year Anniversary

Congrats on the 6 year mark, double digits will be here before you know it Alicem!
Forum: her2group 12-16-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: More Good Results on Perjeta

Amy,
Glad to hear the word improvement, the ladies are right.......NED will be just around the corner! Have a fun time and Merry Christmas!
Forum: her2group 12-13-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,921
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: medicaid anyone???

Thanks rhondalea and everyone for the words of wisdom. I did find out my GP/Obgyn will accept Medicaid, same with radiation doctor. The plastic surgeon I saw once on regular insurance takes it too....
Forum: her2group 12-10-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,921
Posted By LaDonna28
medicaid anyone???

I was fortunate that I still had my health insurance through my previous employer for a period of time after I was released due to a worker comp issue. Now they are offering COBRA for 1100.00 a...
Forum: her2group 12-09-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Has anyone skipped last TCPH treatment?

Paula,
I had my lumpectomy on Dec 2 and had complete response! I am NED! Love my new name! I see the radiologist in a couple days to start that part of my 'insurance policy' and my first Herceptin...
Forum: her2group 12-08-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Surgery over and prayers answered!

Thanks sassy. I will have to weigh out my options. Not sure how I can afford 900. More a month; however, the insurance type pays 100% of radiation And herceptin....... I am sure God will work it out!
Forum: her2group 12-08-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Surgery over and prayers answered!

Saw the doc today. The pathology report stated 100% complete response from the TCHP therapy. There was no tumor at ALL - only a group of dead CANCER cells where the tumor actually was. Nothing at all...
Forum: her2group 12-04-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Surgery over and prayers answered!

Thanks everyone. I believe I will be Stage 1 if everything comes back pathology wise the Dr. believes it will. What a blessing to catch Her2+++, grade 3 early enough to have it staged as such.
I...
Forum: her2group 12-03-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By LaDonna28
Surgery over and prayers answered!

Good news......after doing my TCHP therapy on Nov. 7, and then just doing HP only on Dec 1 (skipped the TC due to neuropathy side effects) I had my lumpectomy yesterday. The Doctors believe I had a...
Forum: her2group 11-19-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By LaDonna28
Re: Has anyone skipped last TCPH treatment?

Update! I saw the Onc and due to the neuropathy SE, I am skipping the last chemo; although, I will still get the perjeta and Herceptin on Dec. 1. My lumpectomy is scheduled for the 2nd (along with...
Forum: her2group 11-12-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By LaDonna28
Has anyone skipped last TCPH treatment?

I have been having a real rough time with the chemo, especially the last two treatments. My vision is messed up (and was told that may be permanent) and I have facial twitches, I am also getting...
Forum: her2group 10-27-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By LaDonna28
Appointments for expanders and insurance

Does anyone know if the appts. to get the expanders filled are considered appts at the dr. office which requires co-pays?
And how often do you have to go?
Has anyone had a lumpectomy only and then...
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