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Forum: Inflammatory Breast Cancer 08-17-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,384
Posted By gumoore
Re: Need hopeful stories of survivors of Inflammatory Breast Cancer?

I was diagnosed 5 years ago, and I'm 51 months since surgery. I feel like a junior here compared to others, but it goes to show that we do and are surviving.

Stay strong.
Forum: her2group 08-28-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,737
Posted By gumoore
Re: About Our Wonderful HER2 Support Community -- Where We're Going From Here

Danielle, my condolences to you and your family! It is such sad news to read. Your dad was the first to respond to my first post 4 years ago. I found his empathy comforting and the information he...
Forum: her2group 02-01-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,456
Posted By gumoore
Re: Positive stories, please come out of the woods

Marcia,

Thank you for your post. It's nice to be reminded that we thrivers need to say hello every now and again.

3 1/2 years ago I received a diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer, locally...
Forum: her2group 01-13-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,752
Posted By gumoore
Re: Bilateral mastectomy support group

Hi Diane,

I too chose the prophylactic option with my other breast. I chose not to do any reconstruction immediately because I wanted to be sure of my choices ~ and what if I was comfortable with...
Forum: Breast Cancer News 11-17-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,601
Posted By gumoore
Re: New guidelines for breast exams released

This is just plain nuts. If these had been in place three years ago, I wouldn't be alive today.
Forum: her2group 08-13-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,801
Posted By gumoore
Thumbs up Re: Do We Need a Nutrition Forum?

Oh yes please!! Since diagnosis and treatment I've become vegetarian and eat organics. What I've read made me think twice, but it was attending the World Conference on Breast Cancer and hearing one...
Forum: her2group 04-26-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By gumoore
There are many different factors that can...

There are many different factors that can contribute to lymphedema, not just radiation.

I am overweight, had radiation in my axilla, and I had node removal at surgery. I was told the odds of...
Forum: her2group 10-16-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,265
Posted By gumoore
I had wanted my breast(s) gone from the moment of...

I had wanted my breast(s) gone from the moment of diagnosis...so when I finally had surgery it was such a relief - left side modified radical, right side prophylactic.

I wish I could say that...
Forum: Inflammatory Breast Cancer 07-13-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,132
Posted By gumoore
Thank you for your responses. I have an answer:...

Thank you for your responses. I have an answer: it's residual disease and my onc believes it might increase my risk for reoccurrence.

I continue to take each day as it happens and refuse to worry...
Forum: Inflammatory Breast Cancer 06-27-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,132
Posted By gumoore
pathology

My pathology came back on my mastectomy with a residual ductal carcinoma in my left breast with clear margins; it's my lymph nodes causing me some angst. I had 5 of 8 test positive for metastatic...
Forum: her2group 04-11-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By gumoore
I am much like Michelle, I have kept working...

I am much like Michelle, I have kept working full-time. My only time off was chemo week (every 3rd week) to deal with side effects, and I went to work each morning after my radiation treatments.
...
Forum: Inflammatory Breast Cancer 02-17-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,106
Posted By gumoore
Hi Joannie, I don't know that I'm the best...

Hi Joannie,

I don't know that I'm the best person to post any answers as I'm in the middle of treatment for IBC myself. I am also in British Columbia, Canada.

I finished chemo on Jan. 8th (4...
Forum: Inflammatory Breast Cancer 12-24-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,711
Posted By gumoore
Happy Anniversary

Joe & Christine,

This site has been wonderful for me as I've searched the Internet for info and help.

THANK YOU.
Forum: Inflammatory Breast Cancer 11-02-2006, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,552
Posted By gumoore
Mastectomy Question

I have IBC in the left breast, so it goes without saying that when I get to surgery time, the left breast and nodes are gone.

My question involves whether to get a bilateral mastectomy, that is...
Forum: her2group 11-02-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By gumoore
I totally agree with KellyA, the first 24-48...

I totally agree with KellyA, the first 24-48 hours are like "what's the fuss all about", but after that, hang on!

So getting the port (PICC here in BC, Canada) should be relatively easy to bear...
Forum: her2group 10-31-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,606
Posted By gumoore
Thank you Joe. Just what I needed to calm down a...

Thank you Joe. Just what I needed to calm down a bit. Just when I begin to really think positive or am coasting along, I get my feet taken out from under me.
Forum: her2group 10-31-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By gumoore
Having just completed my first 4 chemo treatments...

Having just completed my first 4 chemo treatments of AC, I must admit to being envious that you get 6 while I get 8.

I'm out in BC - and I've learned that the choice of chemo is also dependent on...
Forum: her2group 10-31-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,606
Posted By gumoore
Unhappy meltdown

Today I FINALLY got the word that I'm HER2 positive (not sure where on the scale yet, didn't ask because the brain just froze). I've actually made it through 4 chemo treatments, with 4 to go (and we...
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