The waiting room!!!

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Rena
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Monday, March 23, 2015 10:53 AM
Grace, I'm so sorry that you have to deal with this again. I wish you all the best and hope, as Tricia said, that chemo might not be needed this time. I'm sure you must have a million things running through your mind. Just know that we are here for you--sending good wishes. xo
Rena age 66 California Central Coast
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:31 AM
Hi Grace - I know you will deal with it, but sorry you have to!!  We are here for you as always ad please keep us posted along the way.  Meanwhile, I'll be thinking nothing but good thoughts for you :)

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Re:The waitng room!!! - Tuesday, March 24, 2015 5:23 PM
I'm in touch with Grace on FB so if any of you ladies are not just send me a pm and I can send you a friend request for her.
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:10 PM
Here I am in the waiting room again.  Waiting for my surgery date to arrive.  I have to go through more reconstruction as there is an issue with one of the implants.  I so want this chapter of my life's story to end and a new one to begin.  Trying to stay positive but finding it really hard to do so as there is a great deal of drama going on in my life at the moment.  I have decided to put myself before any others and this is proving very hard to do but it is something that I must do.

Another doctor's visit tomorrow to get the primary/cardiologist to sign off.  I was on a heart monitor a month ago for 24 hours so I am hoping everything has gotten better and we can proceed.

Keep your fingers crossed for me as I feel I could use all the help I can get.

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!!! - Sunday, April 26, 2015 2:19 PM
Hi Tina,

Thinking good thoughts for you and very happy that you are trying to put yourself first...it is important to do that.  Don't think of it as selfish, or letting anyone down....you need to be healthy and happy.  

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Re:The waitng room!!! - Sunday, April 26, 2015 3:23 PM
Tina I'm so sorry and just seeing this now, holding good thoughts for you for a successful surgery and quick recovery.Pals
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Sunday, April 26, 2015 7:01 PM
Thank you both.  Surgery will be in about 10 days.  I really am not in the right mindset for it at the moment but hope to be.  

I haven't spoken to my brother since last week as we had a major blowup.  I figure now that it has been a week, I will try to reach out to him. This has been hard as we used to talk every day.  

Add to it the ding dongs at work, my last week and a half has been spent crying to and from work so that no one sees the tears. 

I am playing the "what ifs" game again and I am really nervous about the surgery.  I just need to get my head back in place. 
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!!! - Monday, April 27, 2015 4:51 PM
Tina I'm sorry you have all this upset going on with your brother at this time you really need to be looking after you!  I hope he's feeling bad too and you both can make up and forget this upset before your surgery.((((hugs)))))
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Monday, April 27, 2015 6:54 PM
Thanks, Tricia.  i tried reaching out to him today and tried to put all this mess behind me.  Ended up hanging up on him and answered two text messages from him. Nothing resolved.  Just angered me more.

The only thing that I can do now is focus on this surgery and pray for a good outcome.

Thanks for the support as right now I feel so alone.

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!!! - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3:53 AM
You have a lot going on Tina, I'm sorry and really hope your brother appreciates you reaching out to him and you can resolve the issues between you, wishing you peace of mind before the surgery.Pals
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 waitng room!!! - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:09 AM
Tina, I'm sending good thoughts, both for your surgery and for your relationship with your brother. I'm sorry times are so tough for you. I understand how it is to have all these surgeries to get reconstruction right, and I hope that this one goes well and you get the result you want. Sending a hug.Pals
Rena age 66 California Central Coast
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CMFVP chemo weekly for one year, 7 weeks radiation
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Tuesday, May 05, 2015 7:06 PM
Tina, 

I hope everything went well with your surgery and that your relationship is on the upside with your brother.  Some people don't know how to deal when something life changing is happening to a loved one.  I am sure he will come around.  Good luck and sending you positivity and support.  

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Re:The waiting room!!! - Wednesday, May 06, 2015 7:31 PM
Surgery is approaching quickly.  Friday is the day!  I am soooooooooooo looking forward to anesthesia.  

As far as my brother goes, it is what it is.  I've tried.  He did call the other day to see if my surgery is still on so I guess that's a start.

Take care ladies.

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 waiting room!!! - Thursday, May 07, 2015 11:58 AM
Holding super good thoughts for you Tina! Hug Elaine
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Tricia Keegan
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, May 07, 2015 12:43 PM
I'l be thinking of you Tina and sending good wishes, I'm sorry your brother couldn't meet you on middle ground and put this behind you but it sounds like you've done all you could. Pals
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Re:The waiting room!!! - Thursday, May 07, 2015 6:56 PM
Thanks ladies.  Less than 24 hours to go and I have all kinds of feelings about this.  I'm playing the what if's and trying to stop.  


For the most part, I'm excited to get a little closer to a finish line with this reconstruction.  Hopefully this surgery will correct everything and I will be able to put it on the back burner.  On a wonderful note, had an oncologist visit yesterday and passed inspection for another year. He is really a pleasant man and we had a good talk about things. 

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 waiting room!!! - Friday, May 08, 2015 2:05 PM
Glad you had a good Onc visit Tina and fingers crossed you'll be done and dusted before you know it!
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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