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Old 11-03-2012, 08:47 AM   #52
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Location: Elizabethton, TN
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Re: 5 year's out from stage 3 Her2 pos 35 pos nodes

Joan - I laughed when I read your post. And I know, cancer is not funny. But I did some of the same things as you: planning my funeral, picking out readings, etc. Now almost 3 years later, I've changed my mind of most of what I had planned back then so I told my kids to just do whatever they want cause I'm going to be so old when I die that I'll forget I ever made those plans. You will find a lot of hope and really good information here and support from a wonderful group of people. I had a bi-lateral back in 2010 and it's tough surgery but you'll get through it just fine. Having a doctor you like is really important and your "let's go get this thing" attitude will kick cancer's butt. Hope your day in NC is as beautiful as it is here in East Tennessee.
Joni -64 yrs old -
3/01/10: found lump in rt.breast
3/12/10: mammogram/ultrasnd/biopsy-invasive bc & DCIS; 2 tumors (2cm er-/pr-/HER2-& 1.8 cm er-/pr-/HER2+); grade 3;poorly differentiated
3/24/10:sent.node biopsy clear
3/31/10:bi-lateral mx.;atypical ductal hyperplasia-lft side
4/21/10:wound revision-infection/scarring 4/28/10:seromas both sides
5/21/10:port installed,TCH chemo (6 x 3 wks); Herc,-1yr; 33 rad tx after chemo
07/2010: port not working-2nd port didnt'work;3rd port opposite side.
07/2010: 2 weeks after 3rd port surgery, threw 3 pulm. emboli-IVC filter installed; warfarin
08/2010: hospitalizations w/3 of chemos; decision to stop after 4th-on to radiation in Oct 2010;Herc cont.
12/03/2010 - finished 33 rads Hooray!! cont. Herc. every 3 wks
4/2011 - pneumonia ??? Nope-radiation pneumonitis. No more Herc.
5/2011 - NED!!! port out.
8/2011 - clean PET & CT scans.Still NED
7/2012 - Still NED/very blessed.
2/2013 - 6 mos checkup-all clear. CA2729 down frm 13 to 11.
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