The waiting room!!!

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thinkpink
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Monday, June 14, 2010 8:58 PM
Yes I agree - waiting room is working to relieve that crazy stress- and makes me mad to know so many of you are going through so much ---- but knowing that so many of you are doing well is truly wonderful!!!!



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Re:The waitng room!!! - Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1:51 PM
Good luck and B9 all around to everyone in the waiting room ladies)

Know we're all here to hold your hand and share a problem, chatting always makes it easier!

((((hugs))))
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!!! - Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1:56 PM
Tricia, isn't that the truth?  I went for port flush today and follow up with surgeon, and felt such a bond with everyone there.  It started with a woman in the elevator who had an appt with my surgeon, just 15 minutes earlier than mine, then someone in the waiting room who had MY exact story...what a group we are!!!!  I think of the stadium at the end of "Living Proof"...  I need to get a copy of that movie!  That is our very large waiting room!
DX 5/13/08 Clearwater, FL HER2 +
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Taxotere, Carbo & Herceptin  6/11/08
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Tuesday, June 15, 2010 2:35 PM
Pat,

I always have the same experience lol...

I still haven't been able to get a copy of living proof that will play here as we're on a different region to you, can't wait to see 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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Re:The waitng room!!! - Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:53 PM
When I was first scheduled for the mammogram to check the lump (that I and the doctor could feel!), I had to wait 10 long days.  I decided to list everything I could possibly get done....lists always help me.  My house has never been cleaner or my paperwork more organized.  (Then I went for the mammogram and the machines were down, so I had to wait another agonizing 6 days!  I know now that I should have screamed and yelled the first go-around...they should have been able to get me in immediately...)

We can choose to let the waiting consume us or make the best use of the agony time...I always try to choose the former whenever possible.  A day is too precious to waste....  Doesn't always work, but sometimes..

Joyce 
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:03 PM
Well, I've been in the waiting room on and off over the years since my diagnosis. I have another test on Thursday, and even though in my heart of hearts I believe it's nothing, that old feeling worms its way in. I have a swelling in my right armpit (the side opposite my cancer), and my doctor is sending me for an ultrasound. She said that it didn't feel like a lymph node, and even if it is, it could easily be from an infection. She just wants me to be vigilant, and I appreciate her attitude. So, I'm in the waiting room, but I'm the one sitting in the middle of the room cracking jokes (that's how I cope--class clown). Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. Good luck to all of you who are waiting. Love, Rena
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!!! - Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:51 PM
Rena,
 
I just want to wish you luck on Thursday and will keep positive thoughts and prayers that the swelling turns out to be nothing serious.
 
 
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:25 PM
Rena,
I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers on Thursday.  Hope it's nothing more than some bacteria trying to make a nest in your node.   Will be waiting to hear the good news
(((((((()))))))))Sharon
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
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Wednesday, June 16, 2010 12:18 AM
Thank you, Toni and Sharon. Your good wishes mean a lot to me. Love, Rena
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!

Tricia Keegan
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Wednesday, June 16, 2010 3:35 AM
Sorry you have to e waiting here with us Rena, but glad your Dr is so vigilent and leaves nothing to chance.

Good luck for tomorrow! ((((hugs))))
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!!! - Wednesday, June 16, 2010 5:30 AM
Rena - it is always something, isn't it?  The trick is to learn not to always expect the worst!  My thoughts and prayers are with you...
 
 
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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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Rena
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:17 AM
Pat, it certainly is! Thanks so much for your support. And for yours, Tricia.  Since seeing the doctor, I talked to my sister, and she said that she has a fatty deposit in her armpit. So, that was reassuring. As I figure it, my thighs have no more room for fat storage, so it's migrated to my armpit! R
<message edited by Rena on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:19 AM>
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!!! - Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:51 PM
Wishing you all the best for tomorrow Rena!  You are in my thoughts! 

Sharon
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Rena
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:46 PM
Thank you, Sharon.
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!!! - Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:43 PM
Rena ~ sorry you are having to have US on Thurs, but good that you are having it checked out. Will be thinking of you and hoping for good results.

gail
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12/05 Axilla lymph node biopsy pos
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Thursday, June 17, 2010 5:53 AM
Good luck today Rena, I'll be thinking of you:)
((((hugs))))
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!!! - Thursday, June 17, 2010 6:34 AM
thinking of you Rena, looking forward to hearing you say it's all clear.
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     
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A/C dd done 5/10
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Thursday, June 17, 2010 12:57 PM
I am also thinking of your Rena, positive smiles are sent your way,Laurie:)
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
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Rena
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Re:The waitng room!!! - Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:39 PM
I just got home. It's a fatty deposit--nothing to worry about (except maybe losing weight!). Thank you all for your support. I didn't realize until I got to the Breast Center that I was really nervous. I'm so relaxed now I can hardly keep my eyes open! Thanks again to you all. You the best and nicest group of women I've ever known. Love, Rena
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, June 17, 2010 5:30 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RENA, you just made my day, great news, I'm so happy & relieved for you! Lots of Love, Laurie


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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