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Re:FEC x 3; Taxotere x 3 ?? - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 1:06 PM
Hi Ladies,  I haven't posted in sometime on this thread however wanted to let everyone know I finished chemo.  Yay!!!
Dx 8/2010
Surg 9/30/2010 5cm lumpectomy, 4/4 +Lymph nodes, Chemo start 10/25/2010 AD x4 DONE 12/6/10 
Chemo Tx12 start 12/20/10 DONE 3/7/2011 
Rads start 3/21/2011  
Homonal pending

My journey has just begun. One day at a time
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Re:FEC x 3; Taxotere x 3 ?? - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:24 PM
Maureen, thats wonderful and many congratulations to you for getting to the finish line!!

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:FEC x 3; Taxotere x 3 ?? - Friday, June 10, 2011 12:23 AM
Hi all!!

I haven't posted in a while, but wanted to join Maureen in crossing the chemo finish line!!!!!!!

I finished on May 20, actually, but then took a 2 week "cancer-cation" :) I was able to go out of town to my cousin's wedding and then for a long weekend to San Francisco with my co-survivor ;)

The nurses at my oncology center have a little celebration when someone finishes treatment where they blow bubbles and shake noisemakers and cheer for you! And they all signed a "certificate" congratulating me :) Plus, I brought them really good cookies as a thank you, so I know I'll get a gold star and be treated to the best chairs from now on when I go in for Herceptin, LOL!!

Anyway, cheers to Maureen and me for our big finishes!! Now, on to rads...

Rebecca in Phoenix
Age: 30 (yep, it can happen at 30)
Stage 2A, IDC;  ER+PR+HER+
Lumpectomy, sentinal + 7 axillary nodes (1/9 positive): 10/28/10
A/C dose dense x4: 12/30/10 - 2/12/11 FINISHED!
T+ Herceptin dose dense x12: starting February 2010
RADS; 1 year Herceptin; 5 years hormone TBD

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Re:FEC x 3; Taxotere x 3 ?? - Friday, June 10, 2011 8:46 AM
Maureen and Rebecca --

Crossing the finish line with chemo is great!!  Congratulations!

 A person's greatness is the power to stand alone;to be able to make her own choice; in action,to write anew her own law; to choose her own sacrifices; run her own dangers; win her own freedom; venture her own destruction; to choose her own happiness 

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Re:FEC x 3; Taxotere x 3 ?? - Friday, June 10, 2011 9:18 AM
         CONGRATULATIONS REBECCA!!!!                                             
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:FEC x 3; Taxotere x 3 ?? - Tuesday, September 27, 2011 2:58 PM
Chemo to begin October 5, 2011.  Well most of you have already gone through all of this.  I feel like I am just beginning.  I crossed one hurdle (surgery) and the major setback with that.  Now ready to begin chemo on Oct. 5.  I am about 6 weeks behind original schedule (I know, schedules with cancer should not be made because they change all the time).  And now that it is finally here, I believe that I am having a little anxiety about it.  I will start out with 4 sessions of Doxorubicin/Cyclophosphamide + pegfilgrastim every 14 days, then 12 sessions of Paclitaxel every 7 days. 

I have no idea about all of this so any advice would be appreciated.  I guess just one step at a time. 

I have begun the Livestrong program at the YMCA for survivors of cancer.  I am told that to go thru this program at this time (while undergoing chemo) will help in so many ways combat the some of the fatigue, and side effects with chemo.  I sure hope so.
Sue K
Invasive Ductal Carcinona
Diagnosed 7/1/2011
Stage III Grade 2
Tumor Size 6cm
2+/18 nodes
HER2 Negative
7/28/2011 - Right Modified Mastectomy w/ lymph nodes removed.  Left Prophylactic Mastectomy
Not a candidate for reconstructive surgery. 
Chemo 5 out 8 completed.
Radiation completed.
Lymphedema and scar tissue issues

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Re:FEC x 3; Taxotere x 3 ?? - Saturday, October 01, 2011 9:20 AM
Hi Sue and Hi Cheryl (if you're listening),

We are walking the chemo road together - first Cheryl, then you and lastly me.  I begin 4 rounds of taxotere/cytoxn on October 12, 2011 every 21 days.

We are walking this chemo section of our treatment together so, let us hold hands and really fight!  The ladies who've done this already can hold the beacon of light ahead of us.  I think we can count on all our Komen sisters who stuck around here even after treatment.

I quote a dear sister here:  It's no walk in the park but it is DOABLE!


DX June 20, 2011
IDC, E+P-, HER2-, Ki67 49%
Lumpectomy 7/26/11 & 8/23/11   
Lymph nodes clear!   
BRCA 1-/2-
Stage 1, Grade III 
Oncotype: 36%
Taxotere/Cytoxn 1 2 3 4 12/12/11
33 Rads completed 3/16/12
Start Arimidex 3/17/12    


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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 6:01 AM
Hang in there ladies! I was bald from T/C 2.5 years ago...and now have so much hair I don't know what to do with it! Have to get it thinned a lot to tame it down. I always had thick hair, it came back rather curly which I adapted to, and now is not quite the 'chemo curl' that it was, but it's actually been fun growing back and experimenting with different hairstyles along the way. Embrace it...decorate it for halloween...make peace with it somehow...that's my recommendation...from the 'other' side of chemo. Hope it helps a little!

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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 10:50 AM
I don't know what advise I can give you Sue K & Marian. However, hang in there and just know that with each treatment your side effects maybe different (they were for me). My last chemo is Oct 13th...YAY!! I have looked at this as a daily changing experience. Your support group will help you get thru all of it and let them. I know its hard to let people do the things that you are use to doing but its important that you not only let them do it but you take the time to rest and recover.  Helping you also helps them get thru all of it too. And know that there is an may not be as quickly as we would like for it to be but it is there. Everyday try to find something positive out of this journey.
As Suz777 said if and when you lose your hair embrace it. I starting losing mine 14 days after my 1st chemo treatment. It was important to me to do something positive so I had my hair sylist shave my head and I donated my hair (11 inches) to Locks of Love. Personally I have enjoyed having a bald head, I'm not one that likes to mess with my hair, it was always in a ponytail. I look forward to all the hair styles that await me once it starts to grow back.
I wish you all luck and remember we are has really helped me having all the ladies on here. When I have a question or concern they are always here to help guide me....and I love you all for that!!
DCIS, IDC Diag 4/12/11
Left Mastectomy 3 nodes positive removed 5/26/11
Stage 2, Triple positive (ER 80%, PR 70%, Her2 +3)
Chemo 6/30/11 Carboplatin/Taxotere/Herceptin Completed chemo 10/13/11
BRCA 1 & 2 Negative 
Herceptin for 1 year - completed 5/10/12
Arimidex for 5 years starting 11/3/11
Right simple Masectomy 11/29/12
Take one day at a time and always try to find something positive out of the negative!
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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Tuesday, October 04, 2011 11:52 AM
Finishing Chemo is such a huge deal.  I know for many it isn't the end of treatment nor is it the end of the healing process.  The body takes time to recover afterwards but it will recover.  The emotional effects also take time to recover.  I have a difficult time imagining that it doesn't stay with us forever but I have also come to realize that it isn't as consuming as it once was and gives hope that in time it will not consume at all.  My experience of getting the chemo done and over was like being handed my life back.  Although that life was altered it was still mine to embrace.  I hope for all of you that you are able to embrace this life with hope, understanding and acceptance.  You have been thru a great deal.  It takes strength and stamina.  You are now a hero to many.  Hold your head high.  Wish you all well.
Jean S

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

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IDC Stage IIB Grade 3 BC DX on 2-10-09
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 
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