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kare369

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010 9:08 AM
THANK-YOU ALL !!! 1 MORE DAY TO WAIT.
I WILL TRY TO POST MY NEWS ON FRIDAY
AS MY APT. IS IN THE LATE AFTERNOON THURS.
 
IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO HAVE THIS SUPPORT
FROM PEOPLE IN THE SAME BOAT !
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010 9:23 AM
Hi Karen, just saw your posts I was a way for a couple weeks to Mi. back now and wanted to say a hello and to let you know I'm thinking of you:) I'm sending hugs to ya!!
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!
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:44 PM
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Not long to wait Karen, everything crossed for you :)
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010 1:09 PM
To Karen and to anyone else waiting, I'm sending positive thoughts!!
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 waiting room!!! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:47 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Karen - the wait is almost over and you will be on your way.   Farla..so good to hear that everything is copacetic.  My kids are gone and I long for those days, well, not the accident part.  That is truly a mother's worst nightmare.  Thank God he wasn't hurt.    My 8yr old grandson, Ian, will be with me next week.  He is going to camp at our Clearwater Marine Aquarium, SHARK camp in the morning and OTTER camp in the afternoon.  They are great programs and I am so happy to be part of his adventures!  They go out snorkeling and everything!  TTFN! 
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!
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010 9:22 PM
Just thought I would pop in to the waiting room and see how everyone is doing!  I think we should come up with some ideas for those waiting rooms to improve them.  May not get accomplished but worth thinking about.  The cancer center that was remodeled, that my Mother used to go to, had made some nice improvements.  They had the seating arranged that was in smaller groupings and it seemed to promote others talking to each other a little more.  Lots of snacks- crackers, cookies, of course tea or coffee, an ice machine and water.  They had a large screen TV in one  are  for any that wished to watch that.  Seemed to be a larger selection of  magazines too. 
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denied(lost appeals)out of network surgery
10-30-06 BM SICA left,DIEP right
Nodes Neg No chemo or rads 
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 6:31 AM
Can we also have HAPPY HOUR?  
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!
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:11 PM
When I was treated in 1986-87, the radiology dept. where I had radiation was in the basement of the hospital and was dark and austere, like a dungeon. I alway felt as though I was walking into Dr. Frankenstein's lab and would come out looking like Peter Boyle, with bolts in my neck and huge platform shoes (Has everyone seen "Young Frankenstein"?) .  Anyway, the Cancer Center at the hospital now is gorgeous! They have a screen that shows changing pictures of famous paintings, with information about the artist at the bottom. It's very soothing. In the waiting area, there are always tea and snacks and an ongoing jigsaw puzzle that everyone is welcome to work on. And, best of all, it's light and bright! What a difference 20 years makes! Now, if we could just get rid of the need for cancer centers! 
Rena age 66 California Central Coast
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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!
Tricia Keegan

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:45 PM
Oh Rena, that rads dept sounds awful and so depressing!

I see "our" komen waiting room similar to to the cancer wellness centre I volunteer at, when I bring the people to the waiting room they're amazed to be brought into a beautiful comfortable and bright lounge with comfy chairs, magazine's, soothing music and snacks....and of course tea/coffee and it looks onto a beautiful garden with a mini waterfall.
People immediatly say wow when they walk in, I myself go home feeling very calmed having been there:)

All the therapy rooms are designed in similar fashion with the names called after a flower with large prints on the walls etc....

I'm sure you all have your own thoughts as to what should be added to this, but this is my idea of the komen waiting room:)


Oh, almost forgot..lets add a Dr in the corner to answer any questions while we wait lol....


Pat, did'nt forget you, drinks served at the water feature in the garden!!!
<message edited by Tricia Keegan on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:47 PM>
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Herceptin 1yr ..rads x35 oophorectomy Aug '06
Currently taking Arimidex /Zometa 1 x yearly
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 7:52 PM
My rad center had granola bars, and bags of chips next to a coffee/tea maker.  There was never a long wait, so I never indulged.  But here, in this room?  I'm not driving anywhere, so I'll just sit next to that water feature, a pink zinfadel, please!
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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