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Forum: her2group 07-28-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,273
Posted By Vicky
Re: Local treatment in lungs?

Hi Amy,

I had 3 spots in my lower left lung treated with SBRT- I had 5 sessions over a week. I didn't really notice any side effects from the treatment. I had quite a dry cough before treatment,...
Forum: her2group 01-20-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,130
Posted By Vicky
Re: Weekly Taxol for Stage IV

I started Taxotere, Perjeta and Herceptin, July 7th, 2015. But the side effects of the Taxotere were too much, and we switched to weekly Taxol in November. Yes- the "indefinite," part is the...
Forum: her2group 04-22-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 166,563
Posted By Vicky
Re: Intrathecal (IT) Herceptin (Trastuzumab) for brain mets (Leptomeningeal Metastase

Thank you Rolepaul, and Lani for your insight. I appreciate the sharing of info that can me figure out all of my treatment options and to navigate this tricky time as best as I can.
Forum: her2group 04-20-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 166,563
Posted By Vicky
Re: Intrathecal (IT) Herceptin (Trastuzumab) for brain mets (Leptomeningeal Metastase

Hello,

I was just coming to look for this thread, and here it is front and center. I could use some help!

With a previously treated brain metastasis possibly growing ( unknown if its growth or...
Forum: her2group 12-10-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,013
Posted By Vicky
Re: Sign Petition to Stop Delay of the GP2 Vaccine

Signed!

Thanks for posting it here for us all to see!
Forum: her2group 09-20-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,403
Posted By Vicky
Re: One of the original ladies on first Herceptin trial alive and doing well.

Me too! I want to be Ginger and it would be a dream come true to meet Dr.Slamon. It was TDM1 that wiped out my liver mets- but it all starts with Herceptin.

Thanks for sharing!
Forum: her2group 09-06-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,389
Posted By Vicky
Re: ANDIBB's Birthday

Happy Birthday!!
Forum: her2group 08-21-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,690
Posted By Vicky
Re: Will you share how you "live your legacy," with me?

Suzan-

9 years Suzan- that is the sort of thing that inspired me so much when I first visited here. Women, like yourself, who show up here and share their stories and provide comforting words,...
Forum: her2group 08-21-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,690
Posted By Vicky
Re: Will you share how you "live your legacy," with me?

Steph- I can only imagine the huge amounts of work and effort by Joe and Christine and would say this board is definitely a living legacy of that devotion by those founders. This board was definitely...
Forum: her2group 08-20-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,690
Posted By Vicky
Re: Will you share how you "live your legacy," with me?

Suzanne,

"Breast cancer doesn't define me," So true- and a great addition. I love the imagery you give of putting it on the shelf and only accessing it when you need to.

Thanks so much for...
Forum: her2group 08-19-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,690
Posted By Vicky
Re: Will you share how you "live your legacy," with me?

Jackie07-

I have had brain mets zapped twice and I think what you are sharing about working to stay cognitively sharp is imperative. Volunteering online isn't something I have thought of- what a...
Forum: her2group 08-19-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,690
Posted By Vicky
Re: Will you share how you "live your legacy," with me?

carlatte7- 54 IS young :) Thank you for sharing your insights- you've also garnered some great wisdom. "No do-overs," "Stronger than I knew," "life is short and times goes fast."

Thanks so much...
Forum: her2group 08-18-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,690
Posted By Vicky
Re: Will you share how you "live your legacy," with me?

CoolBreeze-

I can relate to so much of what you are saying! "Truly being there with others," Enjoying those "moments" with your family- and staying in the here and now is a great way to look at...
Forum: her2group 08-18-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,690
Posted By Vicky
Re: Will you share how you "live your legacy," with me?

Bonnie-

"Pay it Forward," I think that is a great one- something we all can all put into action in some way.

Thanks much! Blessings to you!
Forum: her2group 08-18-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,690
Posted By Vicky
Re: Will you share how you "live your legacy," with me?

Linda,

Thank you for your response. I love what you said about not being as apt to say no to things. I find that to be very true myself- I use little mantras like "lean in," when I want to back...
Forum: her2group 08-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,690
Posted By Vicky
Will you share how you "live your legacy," with me?

Hello~

I was recently very honored to be asked to give a 30 minutes talk by my cancer clinic for their 2nd annual Breast Cancer Health Retreat in October. The title of the session they've asked...
Forum: her2group 07-06-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,685
Posted By Vicky
Re: Prayers for Kristin Schwick

Prayers being offered!
Forum: her2group 06-04-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,228
Posted By Vicky
Re: Help, cancer has spread from bones to my lungs

Hi Kristin,

I had 9 months of TDM1 after diagnosis just over 3 years ago, and then progressed with lung mets. I have never gotten rid of them, but managed to either shrink them or they have...
Forum: her2group 05-30-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,220
Posted By Vicky
Re: Update on Barb

Mike,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will pray for peace, and for comfort in the weeks and months ahead as you grieve- as we all grieve along with you. My deepest condolences to you and your...
Forum: her2group 02-21-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,037
Posted By Vicky
Re: On to next combo--H,P and ???

Hi Amy- I had good results from Halaven for lung mets- along with Herceptin. This fall when the mets returned, I did two-weeks of targeted radiation to my lungs and shrunk the newest spots. They...
Forum: her2group 12-11-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,012
Posted By Vicky
Re: Hema is an angel now

Pibikay- my deepest condolences to you and your family. I admire what an extremely good job you did of caring for her, communicating with us all, advocating for her and seeing her all the way...
Forum: her2group 11-21-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 26,187
Posted By Vicky
Re: NEDenise Has Died

Utterly shocked and heartbroken. Amen- to all the beautiful things said about her by so many others- she was a one-of-a-kind-gem. She will be so missed. Deepest condolences to her family.
Forum: her2group 11-14-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By Vicky
Re: No new mets; slight progression in exisiting ones

I'm just completing 3 weeks of radiation to my lung tumors, and to a lymph node under my arm. Its been doable and we won't be able to scan and know for sure for awhile, but my tumor markers are...
Forum: her2group 11-14-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By Vicky
Re: going along

I was just thinking of you and Hema as well! I pray you are taking good care of yourself as you continue to take care of Hema. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope that you feel all of...
Forum: her2group 11-11-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,490
Posted By Vicky
Re: Auntie Em! Auntie Em! Danger Will Robinson...

Thinking of you Denise- sending big love, hope and saying lots of prayers!
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