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Forum: her2group 07-07-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,411
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: terrible mouth sore on Taxcotere, Herceptin and Perjeta

Really important to change toothbrushes every 2-3 weeks while on chemo.
Forum: her2group 04-28-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Stopped Femara/Letrozole

Thank you ladies,

It has helped me to read your responses. Thank you for taking the time to respond to me. Despite some choosing a different path than me, I felt supported and thank you for the...
Forum: her2group 04-20-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,071
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Stopped Femara/Letrozole

Hello Ladies,

It has been some time since last I visited this site. When I was first diagnosed and throughout my treatments I found this site to be one of support, knowledge, and experience, and...
Forum: her2group 11-02-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Endocrine Therapy?

Hi all, a gathering of our ER+ information into one thread would be very helpful for many of us. Length of and type of endocrine therapy seems to be a hot topic of conversation and comes up often in...
Forum: her2group 10-30-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,719
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: It's FLU SHOT time.

Just watched an on line seminar offered by Johns Hopkins University and they suggested we survivors have the following; flu shot yearly, tetanus (every ten years), a one time booster for Whooping...
Forum: her2group 10-19-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,570
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: reconstruction

I had bilateral reconstruction after radiation. I was not willing to do anything else to upset/scar my body so would only opt for silicone implants. I knew that implants were not recommended after...
Forum: her2group 06-19-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,928
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: support for foregoing radiation?

I did 28 rads. Saline solution compresses (you boil it up the night before) was a god send. I used the lotion they wanted me to use and despite being Snow White I came through very well. Mostly it...
Forum: her2group 06-17-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,227
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Life After Femara??

Hello Ladies,
I have asked this question a few times without an answer but I am hoping there are a few of you out there now that have completed your five years of Femara. I am wondering if your...
Forum: her2group 06-13-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: reconstruction questions

My plastic surgeon wanted me to wait until everything was finished so he could get the best result. I had skin sparing mastectomies so was able to go directly to implants. I have silicone and I...
Forum: her2group 05-20-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,641
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Bilateral mastectomy support group

Nancy, I just went with a local shop that sold a beanbag affair for my prosthetics. I never did the 'real' things. I am sure there is something local that would be available. Seeing as you already...
Forum: her2group 05-19-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,641
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Bilateral mastectomy support group

Nancyo, I too had a double mastectomy. I eventually did opt for reconstruction but waited a goodly amount of time before making that decision. I have no regrets, however. I was not comfortable...
Forum: her2group 03-12-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Question re Lymphedema??

Thanks ladies. I was looking for your personal experience but also took your advise and asked the researchers at Canada Cancer Agency to answer the question. I quote: When compared with SLNB/ALND,...
Forum: her2group 03-10-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Question re Lymphedema??

Hello ladies, I am over three years out from diagnoses and received a lot of help here and from a Canadian Cancer Agency volunteer that called me throughout my treatment. I was so impressed with...
Forum: her2group 02-13-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,998
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: New Plan, New Chapter for progression

Sheila, I too have found you a wonderful inspiration in my journey, although I cannot compare mine to yours. I was fortunate to be diagnosed stage I but coming here I know to count my blessings...
Forum: her2group 02-11-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,758
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Who is definededekt?

I also do not understand what a spammer could accomplish by doing what definededekt did? Of what use is such gibberish to anyone? I would truly appreciate being enlightened. Thank you for all of...
Forum: her2group 02-10-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,758
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Who is definededekt?

I am wondering what is going on when I receive messages that this person has posted on a thread I have posted on. The message is gibberish and I see all the posts by this person are the same piece...
Forum: her2group 01-14-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,471
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Cancer Etiquette: Talking to Someone With Cancer

Pink Peonie, I am a retired teacher. This teacher's behavior is worth a call to the principal. The teacher needs to be educated to save yet another situation such as you describe from happening. ...
Forum: her2group 10-09-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,487
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Cancer Care Package...what would you put in it?

Darlene, you did not sound harsh at all, just honest. I found the "helpful" hints as to how to beat cancer sent my way unhelpful, ground up spinach, asparagus or something like that....I also did...
Forum: her2group 10-09-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,487
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Cancer Care Package...what would you put in it?

I too had women coming from all over with gifts for me when first diagnosed. I was overwhelmed by people's generosity and caring. Women I did not even know called and came to visit. I was given...
Forum: her2group 10-08-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,319
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Cancer that does not show on MAMMO.?

I had no lump, had had several mammograms and the results were inconclusive/come back in 6 months. Finally after a couple of 6 month recalls I begged for a biopsy and I was diagnosed. I was told at...
Forum: her2group 08-08-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,135
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Questions about possible MET symptoms

My left arm ached/aches or feels odd often but otherwise everything was/is normal. As a precaution....if I am using any kind of wts, house cleaning, gardening, the arm doesn't feel right, or am in...
Forum: her2group 07-28-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,641
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Bilateral mastectomy support group

I had a double mastectomy and was very comfortable with the decision. My surgeon was adamant that I have both breasts removed and I eventually agreed after a few days of thought. I had planned on...
Forum: her2group 05-22-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,852
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Reconstruction

Hi all, I had a double mastectomy Jan09 and at the time my ps was adamant that I should wait until everything was done before moving ahead with reconstruction (small implants), which was done...
Forum: her2group 05-10-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Fat Injections

Hi all, I am wondering if any of you went this route? I canceled my ps appt thinking enough was enough but now am having second thoughts....I had reconstructive surgery in Nov2010, double mastectomy...
Forum: her2group 12-27-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,101
Posted By Westcoastgirl
Re: Depression from Herceptin

Hi Elizabeth,

I have found that there are a multitude of side effects to each and every drug we are prescribed and most often the list is very, very long. I have had a few strange side effects...
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