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Tricia Keegan

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 1:03 PM
Susie,

I very much doubt you are dealing with mets by what you have said, it could simply be the extra exercise or the aromasin so try not to panic.

When I had a scare earlier this year my onc ordered a bone scan, this was followed by an mri and pet.ct, in my case the pet was clear, mri inconclusive and the bone scan did show a hot spot.   It was too small to biopsy so I had to wait two months and repeat the mri which was fine:)

Shrotly after this I did have a painful bout of sciatica though and had to see a PT, so the pain and hot spot could have been connected to that!

I think most onc's go down the bone scan route first, good luck and sending lots of positive vibes to you:)
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:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 1:54 PM
Marianne: I've been following what's been going on & I'm keeping you in my heart & praying everything will be O.K., I know you will update us when you can....Much Love to you.
Laurie/S.Fl.
DX@ age: 46 on 8/17/09
IDC Stage 1, Grade 3, Node Neg. Hert2-
Lumpectomy R.B. 1.08 CM.  Er+ & PR+
Onca score:  "24"          BRCA-Negitive!
Chemo-(8) C.M.F...   DONE final 3/17/10
Rads x 36..............   DONE final 6/04/10
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 3:28 PM
Thanks for the reminder Laurie,  Marianne I meant to wish you luck earlier, good luck tomorrow and really hoping for B9!!!!  

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 3:58 PM
Marianna and Tricia-  Thank you for your kind words and encourgement..I wish I could  stop my brain from going down the dark and gloomy canSer road, I am really trying to stay positive. I am going to request a bone scan.  Do pet scans show bone mets?  I know a pet is more sensitive, right?  I will figure it out on Tuesday...Marianna- my prayers will include you as well, Thank you.  Good news is that I am going on a party bus Sat. with 19 wonderful friends to go wine tasting in Paso Robles (california) for a girlfriends 40th bday..Woo hoo....
 
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Susie
43@ DX 7/18/08
No primary breast tumor
only found by biopsy of axilla lymph nodes
er/pr+ her-
Chemo 8/08 4 a/c 4 taxol finished 11/24/08
Bilat mast 12/08. w/ tissue expanders
5+/23 nodes
No signs of tumor in breast after pathology
pet, ct, and mri all negative for primary tumor 
 28 Rads started 2/2/09 finished 3/13/09  YEA!!!!!!!!!
hysterectomy April 24, 2009
 expander exchange for silicone 11/19/09
Aromosin May09- 5 YRS

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 4:02 PM
great plan Susie stay distracted with friends.  :)


Marianna
Marianna (the unicorn) 
idc grade 3, 3.8 cm  stage 3  dx2/10
metastatic ductal carcinoma to 4 of 17 axillary lymph ,    
left modified radical mastectomy     
chemo was 
A/C dd done 5/10
taxol dd  done 7/10
then radiation   33 doses, done 10/10  
then Tamoxifen for 5years or until natural menopause
 began 11/10 then Arimidex   for 4years



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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 5:51 PM
Susie,

Pets are far more expensive so a bone scan is done first usually, they do detect cancer at the cellular level but a bone scan  is always a good idea first:)

Have a wonderful time with the girls and put all this out of your mind until you get back, I'm sure it's nothing !!!!:)
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:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 6:41 PM
Susie...hang in there.  I was online today "just checking" about metastatic cancer...I've NEVER thought of it before today...but my bones sore--rib cage area.  I have my mammo on Monday and following Mon. with onc. 

Update on mammo films:  I'm not sure if I'm happier that they found my films...or that I haven't completely lost my mind!!  I had NO recollection of them returning them to me...so glad my recollection was correct!!!!  lol  The WONDERFUL nurse coordinator got on the "case" and tracked them down.  She is so great when you need someone to get something done QUICKLY.

Laurie...regarding my mammo.  My onc said to stick with my regular schedule.  My normal annual mammo has always been done during the summer...so he said to stick with that schedule.
Karen
New Jersey
DX 8/09 at age 51 
Tumor: 2 cm/Grade 3 
Lumpectomy/sentinal lymph node biopsy: 9/10/09
Clean margins/lymph nodes clear
IDC
Triple Negative
Stage 1
Chemo A/C started 10/15/09 4 rounds--DONE!! 
Taxol 12 rounds--DONE!!!
Radiation 3/2410-mid-May--DONE!! 
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 8:08 PM
Susie,
I'm so hoping that your leg pain is a result of a hernated disc or something b9 like that.  You have been kicking a$$ doing so many great things this summer.  Praying that you keep on, keepin on, please stay positive and think like Elaine! 

Marianna, I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and praying for b9 results on the MRI.

Please think of my Mom  as she goes for an US and second mammo tomorrow. I'm in the waiting  room for her( and she doesn't even know she's here!)
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,  
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 9:49 PM
Oh, Susie - sciatica?  Arthritis?  Oh, it could be lots and lots of things, but I know our minds go off the deep end when we are faced with ANYTHING that may be bad.  I think pet scans are better for looking for metabolic hot spots - tumors are growing, the rest of us is not so they have an uptake of something that they inject in you.
I remember my bone scan - I was a difficult stick, and they spilled the stuff on my clothes, so my scan was really positive, but close to the surface.  They had me undress and get rescanned, but my mind went wheeling and wheeling until they said I was ok.

B9,B9, please!

And Marianne - did you go to the onc today?
Karen - my films are all on computer, and digital, so they can give me all the copies I want, and they still have them.  Where did your end up being?  Really, our brains are just being too bombarded sometimes for this stuff!
Hi Tricia and Laurie, and Sharon - good luck with your mom!
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!!!
Now - osteoporosis?  Vit D, calcium, and a baby aspirin to boot!
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 19, 2010 10:15 PM
Farla not sure if you mean me or Marianne.  I had a PET on Wed and an MRI in the morning.  not scheduled to see the onc till the 26th.  hoping they will call me with results before that, so I don't go nuts.  oy.
Marianna (the unicorn) 
idc grade 3, 3.8 cm  stage 3  dx2/10
metastatic ductal carcinoma to 4 of 17 axillary lymph ,    
left modified radical mastectomy     
chemo was 
A/C dd done 5/10
taxol dd  done 7/10
then radiation   33 doses, done 10/10  
then Tamoxifen for 5years or until natural menopause
 began 11/10 then Arimidex   for 4years



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