Daily Diary of Joy

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Anna Rae
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Sunday, February 20, 2011 10:47 AM
Today I garden!
Like Jerry said, What a long, strange trip it's been... 

DCIS Stage 0, Right Side Unilateral Mastectomy -  May 14, 2010
HER2+ BC Stage 3C, Right Side Lymph Nodes - 6 Months Later
End of Tx, June 8, 2012
NED - July 5, 2012

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thinkpink
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:52 PM
Daffodils are beginning to pop up!
ThinkPink - Mammo /Ultrasound- 6/29/09 Core Biopsy - 6/30/09 a-hyperplasia DCIS/LCIS Lumpectomies Left Side 9/9/09, 10/7/09, 11/11/09 (sentinel lymph node biopsy & auxillary lymph node dissection)Bilateral mast & Beg. Reconstruction (TE's) 1/26/10 Exchange Surgery (gummyimplants)-6/22/10 Diagnosed surgery - skin cancer 8/16, 1/18, 4/6 surgery 5/16,5/23 Clear Margins Yeah! BRAC/Neg, Gummy Implants FDA Approved![/colo

mary l
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Sunday, February 20, 2011 3:02 PM
Most of our "wonderful snow" is gone!!!      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:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, February 21, 2011 6:24 AM
Good Morning, All!  It was a great weekend here, family was wonderful, flowers are blooming, tulips are everywhere..all in all a blessing from above! 
 
Sharon and Mary, are you getting MORE snow today? 
DX 5/13/08 Clearwater, FL HER2 +
IDC Stage IIIA changed 12/2/08 to IIB Grade 3
Taxotere, Carbo & Herceptin  6/11/08
Part Mas 11/5/08 SNB neg & addl node neg - CLEAN MARGINS!
Arimidex 11/25/08  35 Rads 12/15/08

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, February 21, 2011 7:52 AM
Pat,
 How are your bumps and bruises?  I think you might need  a day at the spa to recover!
We escaped this snow but I'm betting Mary has not.  Not to worry, more tomorrow!
I was in Chicago this weekend, what a fun city. 
And my joy of the day is that i left my glasses on the plane, and didn't realize it until the flight attendant called me at home to say she found them in my seat, and would wrap and mail them to me (on her own timeand $$).  Ahh, there are good people in the world.
dx ILC/dcis excisional biopsy 5/30/08
r segmental mast (partial) snb 6/4
node neg stage1 gr ll
er+/pr- Her2 - Oncotype Dx 11
R mast 9/22/08 w DIEP
tamox,now AI 
BRCA 1 & 2 NEG
davinci hyst/bso,  

Army Mom
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, February 21, 2011 9:19 AM
Great news from Greenville SC yesterday. My Pembroke Welsh corgi,  Athena became AKC Champion Mapleleaf Buckhorn Athena. :)  

This just made my weekend after a very stressfull Friday at work.

She now gets to come home and start work in obedience and continue her "job" as a certified therapy dog. She loves going to the nursing homes and has a very deep affection for folks with Alzheimers. It is remarkable watching her with them.
 

Grace 

Lumpectomy June 18,2009
4 rounds T/C DONE !
33 rounds of rads DONE !!
1 yr of Herceptin - DONE  !!!
2 yrs Tamoxafen/ taken off due to elevated liver enzymes.
oophorectomy 05/2012

March 27,2015 DX right breast
Lumpectomy April 16th 2015
To start chemo soon

54 years young  :)
Mother of 2 sons in US Army
Wife of wonderful husband
and of course I am now.
KOMAN STRONG  :)



mary l
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, February 21, 2011 9:21 AM
Happy Presidents Day, yes Sharon everthing is white again.  It wasn't alot but enogh to make you go "not again".  We are supposed to get more tonight.  I really enjoyed seeing the grass but I guess we needed more snow.  Pat I am so glad you had a great weekend but enough of the tulips and flowers!!!  Sharon, what did you do in Chicago that was fun?  I was there once but it was so long ago I don't remember what we did.  I know we saw Wrigley Field.  Hugs,  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

mary l
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, February 21, 2011 9:24 AM
Grace, Congratulations to you and Athena!!!!   That put a smile on your face.       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

Pat Patterson
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, February 21, 2011 2:35 PM
Sharon - isn't it grand that every once in a while, just often enough, we meet a person who renews our faith in humanity?  I hope you are feeling better....my next door neighbors have a home in Chicago as well, and a carpet business, so Karen stays here and Dave goes back and forth.   Who can blame her?  You should see our forecast for the nest week!   OOPS!  Sorry, Mary....
DX 5/13/08 Clearwater, FL HER2 +
IDC Stage IIIA changed 12/2/08 to IIB Grade 3
Taxotere, Carbo & Herceptin  6/11/08
Part Mas 11/5/08 SNB neg & addl node neg - CLEAN MARGINS!
Arimidex 11/25/08  35 Rads 12/15/08

Tricia Keegan
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, February 21, 2011 7:02 PM
We had a lovely spring day here and the daffs are almost flowering:)

I also had a good day at the cancer centre and spoke to two sisters who are both dx and both her2+!!!!!!

It gave me a great feeling to know I had helped them in a small way:)
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
Currently taking Arimidex /Zometa 1 x yearly
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Jean Southward
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:27 PM
The sun is shining today after 10+ inches of snow yesterday.
Jean S

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words and never stops...at all.

Emily Dickinson

IDC Stage IIB Grade 3 BC DX on 2-10-09
HER2+++
ER/PR+ 90% 
2 of 6 Node Positive
Double Mastectomy 2-23-09
Completed Chemo TC 7-10
Herceptin until 3-20-10
Arimidex for 5 years Started 8-09 

Pat Patterson
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:46 PM
Jean - I bet that is a beautiful sight! 
 
Tricia- you help people ever so much more than "in a small way"...you are a Godsend to us all here as I am sure you are to your center.
DX 5/13/08 Clearwater, FL HER2 +
IDC Stage IIIA changed 12/2/08 to IIB Grade 3
Taxotere, Carbo & Herceptin  6/11/08
Part Mas 11/5/08 SNB neg & addl node neg - CLEAN MARGINS!
Arimidex 11/25/08  35 Rads 12/15/08

mary l
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:14 PM
My moment of joy was when I woke up and looked out the window and we only had a sprinkling of snow!!!  It is actually almost gone.  I can't believe it is melting as it is 24*.       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:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:52 PM
I get to return to work after five weeks off due to a hysterectomy that did not go so well.  I can't wait to return to my "new" normal!
Lin
dx 7-8-08 at age 41
lumpectomy/snb 7-14-08
clear margins, negative on the nodes
stage 2 grade 2, 2.9 cm
ER+/PR+/Her2-
Port 8/19/08
First Chemo 8/26/08 Last Chemo 10/28/08!
Radiation Started 11/18/08
Treatment Finished 1/06/09!
Tamoxifen 5 Years
Hysterectomy and Ovary Removal 1/20/11
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Jean Southward
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Wednesday, February 23, 2011 2:06 PM
Today is a bittersweet day.  Had surgery two years ago today (the bitter) but my husband remembered and sent me flowers (the sweet)!!
Jean S

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words and never stops...at all.

Emily Dickinson

IDC Stage IIB Grade 3 BC DX on 2-10-09
HER2+++
ER/PR+ 90% 
2 of 6 Node Positive
Double Mastectomy 2-23-09
Completed Chemo TC 7-10
Herceptin until 3-20-10
Arimidex for 5 years Started 8-09 

Pat Patterson
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:22 PM
oh, Jean..what a sweet guy!  Isn't it funny how all of our dates ( date of mammgram, date of biopsy, date of diagnosis, date of surgery, first chemo, first radiation, etc)  are ingrained in our memories? 
DX 5/13/08 Clearwater, FL HER2 +
IDC Stage IIIA changed 12/2/08 to IIB Grade 3
Taxotere, Carbo & Herceptin  6/11/08
Part Mas 11/5/08 SNB neg & addl node neg - CLEAN MARGINS!
Arimidex 11/25/08  35 Rads 12/15/08

thinkpink
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Wednesday, March 02, 2011 2:21 PM
Going to do Relay for Life with my daughter at her college.  She and I are captains!  We are the ThinkPinkWarriors!  HA! :)
ThinkPink - Mammo /Ultrasound- 6/29/09 Core Biopsy - 6/30/09 a-hyperplasia DCIS/LCIS Lumpectomies Left Side 9/9/09, 10/7/09, 11/11/09 (sentinel lymph node biopsy & auxillary lymph node dissection)Bilateral mast & Beg. Reconstruction (TE's) 1/26/10 Exchange Surgery (gummyimplants)-6/22/10 Diagnosed surgery - skin cancer 8/16, 1/18, 4/6 surgery 5/16,5/23 Clear Margins Yeah! BRAC/Neg, Gummy Implants FDA Approved![/colo

mary l
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Wednesday, March 02, 2011 2:32 PM
YOU GO GIRLS!!!!!!!    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:Daily Diary of Joy - Wednesday, March 02, 2011 3:50 PM
Go Thinkpink!  Kill cancer!
I am just happy today, grateful for EVERYTHING!
dx ILC/dcis excisional biopsy 5/30/08
r segmental mast (partial) snb 6/4
node neg stage1 gr ll
er+/pr- Her2 - Oncotype Dx 11
R mast 9/22/08 w DIEP
tamox,now AI 
BRCA 1 & 2 NEG
davinci hyst/bso,  

Pat Patterson
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Wednesday, March 02, 2011 4:14 PM
Me too!  I had a really strong flashback today as I left the grocery store.  Have you ever had a moment where you are taken back in time, just by a smell?  I was driving with the windows down, a very cool breeze blowing as it was 63 here this morning, and I passed a man mowing the lawn.  All of a sudden, I was a little girl in my room, laying on my bed doing my homework, and it was spring in Plymouth Meeting, PA.  The man across the street was mowing his lawn for the first time after the long winter...my mom had all the windows open and her beautiful lace curtains were blowing and I could feel that very minute as if were happening again...it was so very powerful and it brings tears to my eyes thinking of all the friends and family I have lost since that day, especially my mom and dad.  Thank you all for being a part of my life and my journey, this day is truly a page for my diary.  
DX 5/13/08 Clearwater, FL HER2 +
IDC Stage IIIA changed 12/2/08 to IIB Grade 3
Taxotere, Carbo & Herceptin  6/11/08
Part Mas 11/5/08 SNB neg & addl node neg - CLEAN MARGINS!
Arimidex 11/25/08  35 Rads 12/15/08

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