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MariannaR
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 26, 2010 11:23 AM
MRI was clear!  yeah!

have appt with Rad onc Sept 7 and back to work right after that appt.  I am so jazzed about getting back to work.  Trying not to worry about what has changed or if my job is even the same.  They don't have to give me the same job just a job at the same level.  

so excited right now.

Thinking of Susie having her scan today.

Hoping to hear good things from everybody soon.
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 26, 2010 1:15 PM
Marianna -
That is great news!  I am so happy for you!!!!
You are the first of ALL good news to follow....enjoy your evening...the first one in quite a while ANXIETY-FREE!!!!!!! 
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:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:55 PM
HEY THERE MARRIANNA!!!! YAY!!!!  SUCH GREAT NEWS LOVE YOU :) XX OO  KEEP SMILING & GIVE YOUR MIND A BREAK!!
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
1200 UI Vitamin D    & Tamoxifen 5 yrs.




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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 26, 2010 3:19 PM
Sharing your relief and happy news Marianna!!!!


Good luck Susie!!!!!!
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 26, 2010 4:51 PM
Great news, Marianna!!  (What type of work do you do?...just curious!)
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 26, 2010 5:09 PM
CONGRATS MARIANNA
 
So I had my bone scan today..Well, I am a chatter at the very least so usually I will chat away with the tech doing my test.  I started asking a lot of general questions to get a feel for his personality..He was very nice..So I continued to ask more questions regarding what the scan shows and does not show..Anyway, by the time the scan was over he told me he would show me my images, but said that he was unable to tell me anything.  He went an asked the Dr. reading the images if any other images were needed and they were not.  Yeah....When the tech went to show me my images, they had already been sent to dictation ( is that good or bad?)he found them and they looked normal to me same on both sides, did not see anything in my right thigh or knee, but I am not a doctor..Does anyone here have any thoughts about why they were sent to dictation so quick, what does mets to the bone look like on a bone scan image? 
 
I hope to be posting NED on Tuesday, that is when I have my appt with my Onc..
 
Love and Hugs,
 
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 26, 2010 5:17 PM
Susie...will con't to pray for good results and peace of mind for you as you wait.

I have my first ob/gyn yearly tomorrow!  UGH!!!  It is my least favorite appt.  I would take chemo over it!!!  :)  :)

My onc f/up is on Monday.
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 26, 2010 5:31 PM
Susie, bone mets or a problem with bones show as dark areas on  the scan so hoping all is well for you:)

Good luck tomorow Karen:)
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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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 26, 2010 6:19 PM
Hi Ladies in waiting,
Malcolm,
I had major hot flashes and leg cramps within a few days of starting the tamoxifen, so I might consider holding off till after vacation.
Marianna,
Congrats on your clear scan!!!!!!  That is great news.

Susie,
I think the preliminary news is good!  Like Tricia said, the mets would show up as dark spots on the scan, so if you didn't see anything...... Yeah!!!  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
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 26, 2010 8:15 PM
Hey karen, I'm pretty sure that marianna is affiliated with "The Gap" clothing/store...however she (if I remember correctly) does a lot of traveling for them.....not exactly sure that she does but I remembered I had asked her almost a year ago & I do remember "The Gap" part , cause I love that store:)
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
1200 UI Vitamin D    & Tamoxifen 5 yrs.




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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 26, 2010 8:17 PM
Susie keeping you in my thoughts:) XX OO 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
1200 UI Vitamin D    & Tamoxifen 5 yrs.




MariannaR
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, August 26, 2010 8:49 PM
Hey Ladies, yes I am in retail management with GAP inc.   Right now I am working in the Old Navy Brand.  I have worked in the GAP and the Banana Republic brands also.  I love that our company is big with several brands to move in and out of it keeps it interesting.

Right now is friends and family if anyone wants 30% till Sunday let me know.

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!!! - Friday, August 27, 2010 6:49 AM
Hey there Marianna, glad my memory served me well (this time) LOL!! Can you believe I asked you that question on where you worked almost a full year ago?? Gosh time does fly at times doesn't?? Glad to know about the 30./. off till Sunday:) Great tip!! HA! I have "inside info now"!
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
1200 UI Vitamin D    & Tamoxifen 5 yrs.




MariannaR
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Friday, August 27, 2010 7:07 AM
anyone who wants the coupon message me with your email address  :)
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!!! - Friday, August 27, 2010 7:16 AM
Oh, Susie..there is so much stress in our lives...and you know what they say about "a little knowledge"...  My husband was in the ER on Saturday and we had plenty of time to chat with the nurses.  They told us they HATE Web MD and those sites.  All they do is scare the average person and self-diagnosis is NOT a good thing.  No one should look at films unless they know what they are looking at.   I have found that what I am stressing over is usually normal procedure!   I am sending positive thoughts and prayers your way for a clear scan!!!!!  Hang in there...
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:The waiting room!!! - Friday, August 27, 2010 8:09 AM
Pat,
Is DH ok?  The ER??
Marianna,
I'd take you up on the offer, but I'll be away for the weekend.  I love bananna republic and gap.  old navy stuff never seems to fit me,  I think it's made for those jr bodies! Thanks for sharing the insider deal with us!  
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,  

MariannaR
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Friday, August 27, 2010 8:13 AM
Actually Sharon a lot of people have that problem with ON.  :)
the coupon is good at all brands even outlets.

I get nothing from giving it out, just trying to help my sisters here.  This disease has been financially devastating, personally I cannot even afford to shop right now with the discount but if someone else could use it....

:) 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!!! - Friday, August 27, 2010 8:56 AM
Hey Marianna I'll take ya up on that offer for the coupon, I'll message you:) Thank you sister!!
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
1200 UI Vitamin D    & Tamoxifen 5 yrs.




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Re:The waiting room!!! - Friday, August 27, 2010 11:08 AM
Marianna...thanks for the offer...I'm holding off on "back-to-school" shopping until I've lost the weight I put on throughout this past year of treatment!!  I refuse to buy "big" clothes again (I had lost and kept off over 50 pounds 2 years prior to treatment...I've gained nearly 20 back...ugh!!)

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!!! - Friday, August 27, 2010 7:26 PM
Today's gyno appt. went as well as one of those can.  My adventure started during my last visit.  The nurse practitioner was so happy so see me...and asked if she could give me a hug at the end of the visit.  She suggested an ultrasound...keep a check on the ovaries...she did a PAP...said heart/lungs/blood pressure, etc. looked good.  Breast exam was good.  Also doing some routine bloodwork.

So...the onc is on Monday.  Once I get through that appt., I think I can allow myself to get excited for "back-to-school"!
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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