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Griffysmimi1953

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Re:The waitng room!!! - Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:55 PM
Hi I am new to all of this. I had a core biopsy on the 2cm by 3cm mass on my left breast at 2:00 and a lymph node biopsy. I have only been going through this for 11 days. The radiologist told me he was pretty sure it was cancerous. It seems like forever. I am so scared of hearing that the cancer has gone further than I hoped. Can't get out of bed except to go to work. I am so glad for this post.
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:35 PM
Hi. I am so sorry you are going through this. I, as well as everyone on this site, understands how horrible the waiting game is. I thought my heart would explode from anxiety for the 5 days I had to wait for the results of my biopsy. It was almost a relief to have the answer. Remember not to put the cart before the horse! Until all the results are in, nothing is for certain. No matter what, you can get through this. After all, what choice do we have. I wish you luck and will keep you in my prayers.
Lisa
Lisa, Age 51 @ DX Lumpectomy 8/30/12 
-1.5cm Stage 1a IDC Grade 2, DCIS Grade 3 
-ER/PR Poss, HER2 Equivocal 2(Borderline), FISH Neg, 
-Node Neg, OncotypeDX 25
- T/C x 6 (done 1/28/13)
-33 Rads (done 4/18/13)
-Tamoxifen (4/19/13 for 10 yrs)
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Saturday, September 27, 2014 11:35 PM
The waiting game is the worst.  The advice I can give you is not to panic.  There are different stages and different types.  Try not to think about it until you get the results.  I know it is difficult but you have found a site where you will have others waiting with you.
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dx 2/1/11 DCIS
Lumpectomy 2/27 results DCIS/LCIS Stage 0 ER+ PR+
Bi-lateral Mastectomy 4/26 with expanders 
6/3 Surgery to remove contaminated expander due to infection.
7/22/11 Surgery to reinsert the expander. 
10/11/2011 Surgery to replace tissue expanders with implants.
 
 



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Re:The waitng room!!! - Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:05 AM
Waiting with you Griffy, and hoping for the best!

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,  
Tricia Keegan

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Re:The waitng room!!! - Sunday, September 28, 2014 6:53 AM
Hi Griffey, when will you get the results as it seems to be taking a long time, I had mine in three days. Remember over 80% of lumps found are benign so although its difficult try not to think the worst just yet, please keep us posted and if I were you I'd begin hassling them for the results as its unfair to leave you so long.Pals
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11:02 AM
An interesting bit of information I learned. If you have gastric reflux (no matter what the reason), it can cause excess phlegm or chest congestion that makes you cough. I have a hiatal hernia and keep the GERD under control with medication and life style changes, but I still get some reflux at times. Ever since June, when I had penumonia, I've had one symptom that will just not go away--early-morning congestion and cough. It usually gets better throughout the day, but it persists. My allergist told me that gastric reflux can also help bring on respiratory ailments. I'm actually glad to find this out because I was so worried about my lungs. Now I have to work harder on losing weight and avoiding trigger foods--and I'm still working on a way to sleep more upright. I've tried a foam wedge pillow, but I slide down it in my sleep and end up sleeping flat. Does anyone have this issue and know of any solutions short of buying an adjustable bed (they cost a fortune!). Hope you're all well . . . 

AND, Elaine, 
I hope you're having a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Rena age 66 California Central Coast
29-year survivor
BRCA2-positive
Dx 1986 IDC ER/PR negative 22 positive lymph nodes
CMFVP chemo weekly for one year, 7 weeks radiation
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:31 PM
Rena I have a Hiatal Hernia too and take a Nexium daily for it, I awoke this morning to what I feel are flu like symptoms although I'm not sneezing or coughing but feel very congested with pain in my lungs and aches all over, If its the same by Friday I'll see my GP and sorry I can't help with your question but wanted to let you know I have some of these symptoms 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:The waitng room!!! - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 8:08 PM
Happy Birthday Elaine!

Rena:  I know when my dad had issues, we used sometype of wedge that went under the mattress.  It elevated his head and he hated it.  For me I used to use two pillows, now I use one and try to avoid the foods that trigger it.  My biggest trigger is salt or tomatoes.


Tina    
dx 2/1/11 DCIS
Lumpectomy 2/27 results DCIS/LCIS Stage 0 ER+ PR+
Bi-lateral Mastectomy 4/26 with expanders 
6/3 Surgery to remove contaminated expander due to infection.
7/22/11 Surgery to reinsert the expander. 
10/11/2011 Surgery to replace tissue expanders with implants.
 
 



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Re:The waitng room!!! - Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:49 AM
Thanks, Tricia and Tina. I think these things are pretty common. Luckily, we can control them to a good extent. Sometimes, even if I've done everything right, my medication stops working. Tricia, I hope your symptoms have started to clear. The thing with the hiatal hernia is that the symptoms can be so varied. Let us know how you are today. Pals
Rena age 66 California Central Coast
29-year survivor
BRCA2-positive
Dx 1986 IDC ER/PR negative 22 positive lymph nodes
CMFVP chemo weekly for one year, 7 weeks radiation
October 2007: New chassis and spark plugs!
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Thursday, November 20, 2014 3:14 PM
Thanks Rena and I think in this instance I've picked up a virus so can't blame the Hiatal hernia, the body aches have eased somewhat but still very congested and stood for half an hour in dense fog today for a bus which didn't help. I'll have a lazy day in tomorrow pottering around the house as we're helping Sarah and Noel move into their new apt on Saturday and I hope you feel better very soon.
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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