The Survivor movie

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Marie P Harrington
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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Wednesday, July 07, 2010 4:44 PM
Hi Pookie,
I too had the expander and can tell you it is a bit on the uncorfortable side. But like anything else, you get used to it. Had mine put in in Dec 2005, after my mast, and had weekly fills of 50CC. I know some PS's want to speen it up and fill more, but most here had found that very painful, your skin HAS to have time to expand. My PS was very conservative, it did take til the following May for my exchange surgery but was well worth it. There should be no "needles" involved as you already should have a tiny port ready to go where the PS inserts the tube or something and fills you up. If he/she tries to fill you too much and it hurts, you have every right to tell them to lower the amount. Good luck. I never regreted it.
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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Thursday, August 19, 2010 6:10 PM
This video made me feel better. Certainly brought tears to my eyes...but filled me with strength.
Thank you for sharing this!!

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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Thursday, October 21, 2010 12:46 PM
Thank Tricia, I got chills watching this. To anyone who has recently been diagnosed please remember that your attitude is so important, as you begin this journey. Lance Armstrong is a great example of this. I try to regularly fill up my "attitude tank" with encouraging/ inspirational thoughts. One of the many reason I joined Komen.org. I found Dawn to be a strong, beautiful, inspirational woman. She shares her journey here— Cancer Treatment Centers of America Breast Cancer patient Dawn Jones. Stay positive! Thanks again for sharing your video. I watched several other related videos, and was filled up for the day :)!
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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Friday, October 22, 2010 12:28 AM
Great video.  And so very true.  AMP47
Tricia Keegan


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWGqETd6oxk

(The survivor movie)



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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Wednesday, November 24, 2010 7:24 AM
Hi Kim,
I saw your post and noticed you took Ixempra.  I live outside Houston and am being treated at MD Anderson.  I have been through 12 weeks/taxol follwed by FEC, scheduled for surery 12/14 followed by six weeks of radiation.  My oncologist has told me I seem to have palpable residual tumor (ultrasound will be 12/13) and that I more than likely will need to be on additional chemo after radiation.
 
He said I could do a clinical trial with ixabepilone (Ixempra).  It is a randomized trial, so I would either get standard of care or ixabepilone.  Actually, the patients will not know which one they are getting since it is a randomized study. 
 
How did you do on Ixempra?  I handled taxol and then FEC pretty well.  I know every drug is different and everyone's response is different, but was wondering if you have any comments/advice about this drug.  It is a study to see how residual disease responds in locally advanced bc to this drug after chemo/surgery/radiation has been done.  I was a little hesitant to agree until I saw your post.  Not sure why it is under clinical trials at this point!
 
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and you are feeling okay. 
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Dx 04/2010, locally advanced DCIS, 9 cm, stg III, grade 3, ER/PR pos, HER-2 neg, node positive, S/P chemo, mastectomy 12/14/10, radition to follow with more chemo after.

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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:48 PM
That was very insperational.  I also printed it and will keep it on my desk.  Thankyou for giving us something so nice to read.      Happy Thanksgiving!!!     Mary L
Diag. Oct 2003 with 6mm mass, IDC grade III ductal carcinoma in-situ, Inflammatory Breast Cancer stage IIIB, Her2+++.   I had A/C followed by Taxotere (only had 2tx as I had heart problems from it); Left Mastectomy followed by 35 rads.  Recurence in 9 months as skin mets to mast. site. tx Carboplatin/Herceptin,  stayed on Herceptin every other week for almost 4 years only stopping when my ejection fraction would get too low. off herceptin & ned 3 years in 2010

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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Thursday, November 25, 2010 3:53 PM
Glad you enjoyed it Mary and hope you're having a great Thanksgiving too:)
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Wednesday, December 29, 2010 12:37 PM
this video got me up out of the bed GOD BLESS U  lol valarie

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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Sunday, January 02, 2011 9:21 PM
Lol, so glad it inspired you Valerie:)
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 11:45 PM
Oh, thanks, Tricia - I sat here with microsoft word, and typed it out, and printed it. Mary - how did you print it?

Farla
dx 8/09, R double lumpectomy, invasive mixed DCIS/LCIS
ER + PR + Her -
1/3 Sentinel pos. 1/15 nodes pos
 Stage 2A  Grade 2, Nottingham 6
chemo A/C x4, Taxol x 4 started 9/21/09 DONE!!!
femara  started 2/5/10
rads  2/8/10 DONE!!!
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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:49 AM
Thank you.....
Shared on FB.

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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Friday, February 25, 2011 4:51 PM
How inspiring!  Truly a masterpiece on YouTube!

Tricia Keegan
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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Monday, February 28, 2011 5:04 PM
So glad you liked it Tia Marie, it helped me a lot going through chemo:)

Anna, I don't think I have you listed as a friend on FB, so please feel free to add me, I'm from Ireland as you know and have a large silver grey Maine Coon as my avatar!!!:)
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
Herceptin 1yr ..rads x35 oophorectomy Aug '06
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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Monday, February 28, 2011 5:45 PM
Tricia,
Thanks so much for sharing the video. It's so inspirational.  It made me cry in a good way:) I have been feeling a little down lately.  I should be happy because my last chemo is next week but since I am triple negative there is no real treatment plan for me.  They are just going to keep a close eye on me.  I'll be checked out every three months.  The video made me realize there is more to me than my cancer and there is life after cancer:)
Take Care,
Lisa
IDC 10/5/10,lumpectomy 10/19, age 44
stage 1 grade2 ,tumor 1.2cm
triple negative,BRACCA 2 postive
4 ac/4 taxol
rightbreast removed 11/4/breast reconstruction
chemo done! leftbreastmx/ovaries/uterus removed 4/21

Tricia Keegan
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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Monday, February 28, 2011 6:21 PM
Hi Lisa,

I understand your fears although I am triple pos, but think we all long for that last chemo and then feel abandoned!!!

I had those fears and expected to recurr within a year as highly triple pos, but I'm almost six years out now and while I do have some inor issue's, thankfully the bc has not recurred as yet!

I'm glad the video helped a little, and do remember you triple negs have a far better response to chemo than us positive's!!!   Its a crap shoot at the end of the day Lisa, but congrats on getting though all this and I hope you go on to celebrate many more cancerverseries!!!!:)
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Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
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Re:Newly diagnosed may like this - Wednesday, March 02, 2011 3:00 AM
  It says so much about what we all think and feel....

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Re:The Survivor movie - Thursday, March 03, 2011 12:41 PM
Tricia Keegan


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWGqETd6oxk

(The survivor movie)


Excellent clip. I use this one and another by Melissa Etheridge in my class. Here it is too :) Hope you enjoy this one too. Warning I always need tissue with this one. :')

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEZHISEL4lk
Laurie
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Tricia Keegan
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Re:The Survivor movie - Thursday, March 10, 2011 6:32 PM
laurie- a very moving one too and thanks for sharing!!:)
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
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Re:The Survivor movie - Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:27 PM
That was great. It really encouraged me.

diane squirlz
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Re:The Survivor movie - Monday, August 01, 2011 1:39 PM
alright, i just watched it and am left crying here as well.  lol
 
i'm def going to book mark that to pull up on 'down' days.
Dx'd IDC 5/14/11  age 47 
ER/PR+  HER2/neu -   BRCA -       
Double Mastectomy w/ reconstruction 7/8/11 (hbot x 10)\Right Lymphectomy 7/15/11    2 of 25 nodes +
Stage IIB 
Sx 8/17/11 infection, right (hbot x 12)
Chemo:  A/C followed Taxol (8/15-12/12/11) 
More surgery approx 3/1/12 
Radiation afterwards, tamo

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