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Forum: her2group 12-18-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,312
Posted By evergreen
Re: Messed up emotionally

There is no end to the comments made by others which are insensitive. I think that only those who have lived through the cancer experience truly get what is feels like to know that you could be...
Forum: her2group 12-18-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 26,351
Posted By evergreen
Re: NEDenise Has Died

Denise was always an inspiration for me. She was a role model and was very involved in this group. My sympathy goes out to her husband and friends and family because she was a special person who will...
Forum: her2group 12-18-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,726
Posted By evergreen
Re: At what stage were you initially DX?

3. November 2010
Touch wood, so far, OK.
Forum: her2group 06-05-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,196
Posted By evergreen
Re: My wife has passed away

The way you cared about and for your wife will turn out to be a gift, as you keep her in memory and your heart....
Forum: her2group 03-30-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,726
Posted By evergreen
Re: At what stage were you initially DX?

3a in Dec 2010.
Still holding my breath.
Forum: her2group 03-08-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,693
Posted By evergreen
Re: MD Anderson's charges

I am so relieved to live in Canada. With our health insurance paid for by everyone's taxes, no-one need worry about being denied care because of financial issues. Of course we pay for it with our...
Forum: her2group 01-30-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By evergreen
Re: Green tea plus erectile dysfunction drug may cause cancer cells to self-destruct?

Japanese Sencha green tea has one of the highest levels of EGCG, if you're looking to buy green tea. I drink at least three cups a day, spread out, and it is recommended you let it steep 8 to 10...
Forum: her2group 01-21-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By evergreen
Re: New questions as things move forward

My doctor also does not do anything beside blood tests (not markers) and physical exams, at my check-ups. When I finished my year of herceptin, I had a few tests done, and all were OK. But that will...
Forum: her2group 01-21-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,540
Posted By evergreen
Forum: her2group 01-17-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,214
Posted By evergreen
Re: Did you lose or gain weight while on chemo?

Stayed about the same. Food didn't taste so good, which helped. I did try to eat well.
Forum: her2group 01-17-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,138
Posted By evergreen
Re: New thinking on Vitamins and Late Stage Cancer

My clinic does not provide green tea as a refreshment, because it has been shown to interfere with some chemos. I started taking it again afterward, and did drink it during herceptin (Sencha variety,...
Forum: her2group 12-31-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,280
Posted By evergreen
Re: Fighting Breast Cancer With Healthy Lifestyle Choices

This link is to a lecture by a university prof talking about the value of exercise relative to lowerig risk of recurrence, as well as feeling better during treatments. It is very encouraging!

Forum: her2group 12-19-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,280
Posted By evergreen
Re: Fighting Breast Cancer With Healthy Lifestyle Choices

I am with you folks all the way! The research seems clear that physical activity to the extent that makes you sweat reduces recurrence. I am reading that daily for 30 minutes is ideal. So I go to the...
Forum: her2group 12-10-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,634
Posted By evergreen
Re: Sheila has earned her wings

How brave your mother was. And such a role model.
She raised a faithful and loving daughter.
My greatest sympathy....
Forum: Caregivers Corner 12-06-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,547
Posted By evergreen
Re: What do we do now?

Everyone handles these issues so differently.... in my situation, my husband is able to move forward, and I awake very morning with a sense of dread, which gets better once I get busy.
I agree given...
Forum: her2group 12-06-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By evergreen
Re: Low EF

I've heard of this happening to several of my fellow-HER2 patients. They saw it as routine. My oncologist says herceptin remains in your system after they stop giving it for some time, so while you...
Forum: her2group 11-21-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,107
Posted By evergreen
Re: EmelieB - Is now an Angel

Thank you for sharing her story with us. I a dire how she faced her death head on....
Forum: her2group 11-21-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 51,400
Posted By evergreen
Forum: her2group 11-18-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By evergreen
Re: Just feeling so angry

Whenever I got out of sorts, I would swim (ESP in summer when my pool was open). There is something about water and the exercise that calmed me. Natural endorphins.
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 11-14-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,719
Posted By evergreen
Re: What about Soy???

I am same profile as you. I have tofu about once a week. I think the issue with soy is more for ER+ or PR + folks. I would not take soy supplements though. But then I don't take many supplements,...
Forum: her2group 11-09-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By evergreen
Re: What do you say?

I say I feel good, am doing all I can to help my cause i.e., diet and exercise, but that there are no guarantees because cancer is a complex disease. I also say that one positive about cancer is...
Forum: her2group 11-08-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,625
Posted By evergreen
Re: Tumor Profiling - I have to share with you

Dear mamacze,
Thank you for emailing me the info!
Forum: her2group 11-05-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,378
Posted By evergreen
Re: 12 years from lumpectomy and good news

Congratulations, Steph! You are an inspiration!
Forum: General Cancer News 10-30-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By evergreen
Re: Breast cancer screening reduces deaths but overdiagnoses

Well, I would have been happy to have been diagnosed at all, let alone over-diagnosed, when the screening mammogram of my dense breasts was clear one month and showing a 3.5 cm lump 8 months later....
Forum: her2group 10-25-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,678
Posted By evergreen
Re: 2 pieces of sad news in one day

So sorry to hear this... I lost a friend to triple negative last year...it is never easy, and please accept my sympathy....
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