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Forum: her2group 09-30-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,891
Posted By chekmark
Still here

Eight years today and still NED. Life is good, never lose hope.
Forum: her2group 07-19-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,536
Posted By chekmark
Re: when did you 'break up' with your onco?

My oncologist released me this year, 6 yrs after dx. She said that some people need the extra reassurance and need to keep coming back but that she didn't feel that I needed that and it was my...
Forum: her2group 07-20-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,843
Posted By chekmark
Re: Femara

My story is a little different, my oncologist suggested that I stay on femara for 10 yrs, well she retired and my new oncologist which I really like said that 5 yrs was enough. I asked about the...
Forum: her2group 06-28-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,489
Posted By chekmark

I haven't been on for awhile and trying to catch up, sadly I see we lost a few warriors and sadly we have a lot of newbies but we have an enormous amount of survivors so to u newbies, never lose...
Forum: her2group 06-28-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,354
Posted By chekmark
Re: Hello to my old friends and new friends

Fantastic news, never get tired of hearing it.
Oh, and by the way, I also can't download an avatar. Congrats again on the great news.
Forum: her2group 07-04-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,019
Posted By chekmark
Re: Hearing loss after carboplatin

I also experienced hearing loss but only one ear, it was annoying cuz it was so muffled and I have always had extremely good hearing, my oncologist said it could happen and that it will most likely...
Forum: her2group 03-14-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,356
Posted By chekmark
Sometimes I just need reminded

I haven't been on this sight much lately and when I see that we lost another warrior I am so saddened but although i try to live my life as if I never had cancer the reality of it is I did and this...
Forum: her2group 09-24-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,856
Posted By chekmark
Re: Prayers needed... Scared

I also fall in that category, I too had a large ovarian cyst and that is exactly what is was, I had repeat ultrasounds, every 6 months for about 2 years now just once a year. I had pain in my side...
Forum: her2group 08-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,722
Posted By chekmark
Re: Could I have bone mets?

During and after treatment I had terrible bone and joint pain, it got worse when I was on the herceptin only and then I started Femara and holy cow just when I thought it couldn't get worse it did. I...
Forum: her2group 06-19-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,024
Posted By chekmark
Re: 9 years out & Goodbye Arimidex!

Fantastic news, I never get bored with these stories, can't wait to be off of the femara but my oncologist is telling me 10 years, 7 to go, man that sounds like a lifetime but I plan on being here to...
Forum: her2group 06-18-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,805
Posted By chekmark
Re: Newly diagnosed

I could be wrong but I was told that anything under 1.5 cm doesn't always require chemo, u may not need it although with her 2 I would try for the herceptin if that is still the case..I'm sure...
Forum: her2group 06-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,172
Posted By chekmark
Re: Thyroid cancer after BC anyone?

I have an enlarged thyroid since treatment, i have an ultrasound every year to monitor it. Of course my doctor always freaks me out when he examines it but it turns out to be just an enlarged thyroid...
Forum: her2group 05-23-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By chekmark
Re: Just curious

Thanks Europa, I was beginning to think I was the only one.....
Forum: her2group 05-20-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,339
Posted By chekmark
Re: halo hair?

I found a baseball cap that had hair, was great for outdoors. The hair is at the bottom of the cap so the top is just cloth, comfortable and a lot less obvious, I even wore it to work one day but...
Forum: her2group 05-20-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By chekmark
Just curious

Has anyone that has completed treatment noticed that they have developed allergies or allergic reaction to stuff? I have never had allergies and if I garden I get a rash, if I mow I feel like crap...
Forum: her2group 05-17-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,409
Posted By chekmark
Re: 8 years since diagnosis....so thankful

Atta girl, that is fantastic. I never get tired of hearing about cancerversaries. Live on sister.
Forum: her2group 05-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,738
Posted By chekmark
Re: Update From Ted (NEDenise)

Wow, so great that Ted checked in and gave us an update. Not a day goes by that I don't think about her. I have saved her PM's and read them often, her wit, her courage, her fight till the end. She...
Forum: her2group 02-20-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,298
Posted By chekmark
Re: 12 Years and Stage IV - No sign of my cancer

I never get tired of hearing such great news, I wish you many more years NED. Just fantastic news. Congrats.
Forum: her2group 02-01-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By chekmark
Re: Implant recovery time?

I had my expander removed and implant placed on a Thursday and was at work on Monday. Really easy procedure, what a relief to get expander out and I have not missed a day of work since except...
Forum: her2group 01-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,655
Posted By chekmark
Re: New Oncologoist needed - Final Straw

Wow, I agree with Bonnie, staff may the problem. I have worked at hospitals and doctors offices for years and your records are yours no questions asked, u don't need to sign a release unless us are...
Forum: her2group 12-04-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,711
Posted By chekmark
Re: Question

I also go from the date the cancer was successfully removed but my oncologist said they start from date of diagnosis. For me it is only a week difference so I celebrate them both.
Forum: her2group 11-30-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,733
Posted By chekmark
Re: mastectomy versus lumpectomy for HER2

I agree with the others, it's a personal choice however I do want to point out one thing. Due to the location of my tumour I was told I would need recon anyway or that I would be horribly deformed. I...
Forum: her2group 11-25-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,839
Posted By chekmark
Re: Memorial Service for Denise This Friday

I was really hoping to but I just looked it up and and its 6 1/2 hours for me. I would spend the entire day driving since I cant spend the night. Being Thanksgiving weekend, I will also be...
Forum: her2group 11-22-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 26,007
Posted By chekmark
Re: NEDenise Has Died

I just had to post again. There is nothing good about having bc but if I had not gotten bc then I never would have met Denise. What a champ. Ted I want to say that she always said how great you were...
Forum: her2group 11-21-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 26,007
Posted By chekmark
Re: NEDenise Has Died

No, this is just a bad dream. I am just sick. She was one of my first dear friends on here. Her spirit will live on, I will go back and reread all of her positive funny posts and cling on to all the...
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