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Old 08-04-2023, 06:14 AM   #1
Laurel
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Popping in to say," Hi."

Hey there, fellow Her2 warriors! I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and is now in treatment. Lisa was the first person to know I was diagnosed with breast cancer having happened to call right after I got the news. We cried together that day. Lisa was a faithful supporter of my journey. Now, I support her in hers. Ah, life...

I haven't been on this site in a long time. Lisa's journey pulled me back to cancerville and got me thinking of all of you. It was sad to see we lost Andi and Flori. Boy, were those two mega fighters! Sheila's Jen was a shock. Goodness. I am still sifting through years of posts.

I am doing well having been blessed to live to see my 64th birthday thanks to Vit H! My days are filled with gardening and working my farmette. I enjoy hard, physical work. It is good for the mind, body and soul. I have found a time released version of Turmeric, which I credit to tamping down the soreness that accompanies time. It, and daily Tarte Cherry, keep me moving.

These past 15 years since my diagnosis have seen me launch my 3 children, bury my parents, and mark my 34th wedding anniversary. Much to my impatience, I am still awaiting grandchildren! I am grateful for each day and feel blessed indeed.

To those new to the journey, I wish you Godspeed. There is life beyond cancer. Fight and never forget to live. Finally, do not permit anyone to write your story. No one knows your future but God Almighty. That includes YOU!

Wishing you all health and great happiness always!

Laurel
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Dx'd w/multifocal DCIS/IDS 3/08
7mm invasive component
Partial mast. 5/08
Stage 1b, ER 80%, PR 90%, HER-2 6.9 on FISH
0/5 nodes
4 AC, 4 TH finished 9/08
Herceptin every 3 weeks. Finished 7/09
Tamoxifen 10/08. Switched to Femara 8/09
Bilat SPM w/reconstruction 10/08
Clinical Trial w/Clondronate 12/08
Stopped Clondronate--too hard on my gizzard!
Switched back to Tamoxifen due to tendon pain from Femara

15 Years NED
I think I just might hang around awhile....

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Old 11-20-2023, 04:36 PM   #2
Nurse4u2day
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Re: Popping in to say," Hi."

Hello Laurel .. Glad to see you are still going strong .
I as well just hit my 10 year mark !
I just saw the post of Pam and her new diagnosis from last year , I was sad to read it
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]11/13 Dx IDC left breast
11/19/2013 Inflammatory Breast Cancer stage 3c grade 2 Er- Pr- her2+++
Node involvement suspected based on CT
12/13 port placed
12/13 neoadjuvant DD AC xs 4 rounds started
02/14 taxol/herceptin started every week xs 12 rounds
Herceptin for 1 year
Ki67=23%
BRCA1&2 negative
5/06/14 last round taxol/herceptin. Chemo done!!!
5/07/14 clear CT scan
6/11/14 Bilateral Mastectomy Done
6/15/14 8mm tumor post chemo. Removed by bmx
6/15/14 lymph nodes 0/9
6/15/14 officially Cancer Free
7/11/14 emergency surgery to left breast . Wound refused to heal and broke open. New TE placed
7/28/14 emergency medical procedure now to right breast( post op 6 weeks mastectomy ) wound opens.
8/25/14 - 10/07/14 Radiation
11/24/14 CT of Brain clear
01/23/15 One year Herceptin Complete
02/04/15 Diep done
5/01/15 1 year Ct scan- mass in thymus
6/23/15 repeat CT mass in thymus still present
6/30/15 biopsy thymus 7/03/15 mass Benign! Diagnoses Thymic hyperplasia rebound ( chemo at fault, no long term health effects)
7/08/15 phase 2 diep
11/23/15 phase 2b ( reconstructive surgery with lipo)
03/05/18 Vinnie Myer 3 D nipple tattoos complete.
11/19/2018 5 years since Dx of IBC stage 3c remain NED.
11/19/21- 8 years today I officially remain NED and in 12 days I will be having a lymphnode transfer to help decrease some mild lymphedema! Still working, living life and soon to see a day I thought never would happen and that’s becoming a grandparent June 22nd.
11/19/2023 - 10 years since diagnosis and I remain NED
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