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Forum: her2group 05-06-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,945
Posted By Margerie
Re: Could use some prayers...I so need a break

I am wishing you a beautiful day, full of sun and flowers and good times :) I hope you can spend time letting lose!

Also wishes of relief and comfort and treatment results. I don't think that is...
Forum: her2group 10-06-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,870
Posted By Margerie
Re: rewrite breast cancer awareness message the way YOU want it to read

I would say Awareness is NOT a cure.

Early Detection is not a cure.

There is no such thing as catching cancer "early" If it is cancer, it is too late for early.

Breast cancer is not cute,...
Forum: her2group 09-20-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,219
Posted By Margerie
Re: Stephanie stopped by

I have also had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie and her adoring husband Emile in their wine shop. Wonderful couple!! Thanks again Steph for the lovely afternoon and wishing the best for you always!
Forum: her2group 07-02-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,549
Posted By Margerie
Re: The Voice of the Patient: Time To Bring Out the Muzzle?

hmmmmmm... don't like the line "metastasizing their views" or "bring out the muzzle". I don't think they would title an article about men protesting their cancer treatment options or non-options...
Forum: her2group 06-08-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,130
Posted By Margerie
Re: Neupogen & Neulasta Bone Pain YIKES!!!!!

totally unscientific.... but much anecdotal evidence that taking an OTC Claritin the morning of your neulasta injection and then 3-5 days afterward can really improve bone pain symptoms. The advice...
Forum: her2group 05-29-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,820
Posted By Margerie
Re: Jasmine, a little Miracle that doesnt give up!

wonderful, beautiful, inspirational- thank you Sheila for sharing~!!
Forum: her2group 05-25-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,595
Posted By Margerie
Re: Reconstruction

There are muscle-sparing procedures that use abdominal or upper thigh tissue (DIEP, SIEA and TUG) Lat flap is not muscle sparing. I had bilateral DIEP a year after diagnosis. I had to travel 4...
Forum: her2group 04-30-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,691
Posted By Margerie
Re: Once again - news is NED

Thanks for sharing! So happy for you! Keep up the good work ;D
Forum: her2group 04-14-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,037
Posted By Margerie
Re: GAME-CHANGING new discovery re cancer stem cells!!!

wonder if this will eventually affect the mastectomy versus lumpectomy debate
Forum: her2group 04-10-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,633
Posted By Margerie
Re: Prayers For Sheila

Sheila, wishing you boring but blissful days ahead, too much excitement there for you :)

Glad you are home and best of luck on your upcoming appointment and treatment!
Forum: her2group 04-05-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,633
Posted By Margerie
Re: Prayers For Sheila

thinking of you Sheila!! And your beautiful family!
Forum: Events and Social Calendar 03-25-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,441
Posted By Margerie
Comprehensive list of breast cancer conferences/meetings/expos

Does anyone know if there is a list? I want to find a schedule of conferences in the USA for 2011-2012. Can't seem to find a comprehensive list.

Maybe we could make one here. Any help would be...
Forum: her2group 02-27-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,626
Posted By Margerie
Re: Lower dose of AI revisited

Curious to know over here too...... maybe you can have your estradiol level checked on your next blood labs and see if it increases. My onc recommends 2-5 more years of Arimidex in addition to the...
Forum: her2group 02-25-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,146
Posted By Margerie
Re: On reactive lymph nodes and delayed diagnosis

what benign conditions cause swelling in a underarm node?? Reactive but benign? Was it painful?? An inflammed node would most likely be tender.

Sometimes I think docs are patronizing and think we...
Forum: her2group 02-17-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,415
Posted By Margerie
Re: A bad habit (a can of diet coke a day) that I can't kick off

I switched to drinking LaCroix (carbonated water with no sugar or sweeteners, no salt, no colorings) Very good! I also take a green tea extract capsule in the morning.
Forum: her2group 02-09-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,604
Posted By Margerie
Re: Apheresis Help

Glad they made the exception :) They did the same for me at UW.

Really, they should reconsider their original protocol since most bc patients have the same limitations.

Onward you go and best...
Forum: her2group 01-25-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By Margerie
Re: Anyone have mets to the thyroid

I did not have bc mets to thyroid, but did have a very small papillary thyroid carcinoma. Thyroid nodules were seen on my scan to set up for rads. I had thyroidectomy 4 years ago and no other...
Forum: Keeping Your Mind Off of BC 01-21-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,079
Posted By Margerie
Re: How to be Annoying

LOL PinkGirl!

How about annoying when someone is riding your butt on the highway, you move over to the right lane and then they cut in front of you and slow WAY down to make their exit??

Forum: her2group 12-07-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,927
Posted By Margerie
Re: Elizabeth Edwards

I read her book years ago. She did not name specific drugs (intentionally) but from what I recall she had a 9cm tumor, node involvement, neoadjuvant chemo, lumpectomy, radiation. She was mildly er+...
Forum: Articles of Interest 12-03-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,793
Posted By Margerie
The Aftermath of 2009 Mammogram Guidelines


As a sidenote: I was dx at 38. My sister, a year younger, has been getting mammograms since she was 38. She...
Forum: her2group 10-04-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By Margerie
Re: Chelee, how are you feeling and did you see a new surgeon in OC?

Thanks for the update Chelee~ and so glad you pursued another opinion. Best wishes and big hugs to you!
Forum: her2group 09-12-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,318
Posted By Margerie
Re: So sad

So sorry for your loss Tricia. Thinking of you.....
Forum: her2group 09-05-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,858
Posted By Margerie
Re: 5 Years Out

Congratulations Lexi :D

Wishing you continued health and happiness!
Forum: her2group 08-18-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,677
Posted By Margerie
Re: JOE laid to rest

Thinking of you Christine and your family~

I am sure it will be a beautiful service
Forum: her2group 08-13-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,852
Posted By Margerie
Re: Joe passed on this evening

I am so very sorry for your loss and for everyone here. Joe's love for Christine and the other women of her2+ bc was so very evident. RIP Joe
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