Winter chemo ladies!

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Tricia Keegan
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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Saturday, December 24, 2011 3:32 PM
Hi Sue- congrats on getting through what was a very difficult tx regime for you!!!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
Currently taking Arimidex /Zometa 1 x yearly
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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:01 PM
Wishing all of you ladies a Merry Christmas!
Ronnie 
"A Pink Warrior"

Diagnosed - 6/7/11
DIEP Flap Procedure, Double Mastectomy - 7/19/11
BRCA I +
Left Breast - 7mm, 1 Sentinal Node - .9mm
Chemo - 
Adriamycin/Cytoxan 4X's every 2 weeks (followed by Neulasta)
1  2  3  4
Taxol 4X's every 2 weeks
5  6  7  8 DONE!
Hormone Therapy (Anastrozol) for 5 years st

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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:38 PM
Been a while since I've been here, but wanted to wish all my SGK friends Happy Holidays!
I'm not saying, I'm just saying...

Dx June 30, 2009
Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma - left, ER- PR 9%+ HER2+
7/9/09-lumpectomy, 4/15 nodes pos
7/23/09- Reincision for clear margins 
Chemo TCH DONE 12/09  
Rads DONE 2/10
Herceptin DONE 8/10
Start Tamox 9/10
Blog: http://lunatechchick.blogspot.com

Tricia Keegan
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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:45 PM
Merry Christmas from me too ladies and good to see your post Kimberley!!!
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:Winter chemo ladies! - Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:48 PM
I really should pop in here more.... :)

I'm not saying, I'm just saying...

Dx June 30, 2009
Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma - left, ER- PR 9%+ HER2+
7/9/09-lumpectomy, 4/15 nodes pos
7/23/09- Reincision for clear margins 
Chemo TCH DONE 12/09  
Rads DONE 2/10
Herceptin DONE 8/10
Start Tamox 9/10
Blog: http://lunatechchick.blogspot.com

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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Sunday, December 25, 2011 10:23 AM
Merry Christmas to everyone...hope Santa was good to you. LOVE YA!!
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! - Monday, January 02, 2012 6:36 PM
Happy New Year Ladies! Moving on to next phase and started hormone pills on Jan. 1st.
Hope everyone had a great New Year and here's hoping for good things this year.
Ronnie 
"A Pink Warrior"

Diagnosed - 6/7/11
DIEP Flap Procedure, Double Mastectomy - 7/19/11
BRCA I +
Left Breast - 7mm, 1 Sentinal Node - .9mm
Chemo - 
Adriamycin/Cytoxan 4X's every 2 weeks (followed by Neulasta)
1  2  3  4
Taxol 4X's every 2 weeks
5  6  7  8 DONE!
Hormone Therapy (Anastrozol) for 5 years st

smarti
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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Sunday, January 08, 2012 7:53 PM
Okay just a brief update, tomorrow is my LAST round of chemo!!!!!! I'm so freaking happy I know everyone here knows how I feel. I'm so glad I found this site it did help me through the chemo.
Sherry
8/11/2011 diagnosed right breast
PR+ER+HER2-
BRAC 1 & 2 negative
Onco Score 18 trace in 1 node
9/13/11 Double Mastectomy Nipple Sparing skin sparing DIEP FLAP reconstruction
11/7/11 4 rounds of Taxotere and Cytoxan I'M DONE!!
started Tamoxifen 1/28/2012
Stage 2 surgery 3/6/2012 DONE!!

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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Sunday, January 08, 2012 8:59 PM
I will start Chemotherapy Thursday, January 12.  I am scared because I don't know what to expect.  I am HER2+.

I think I will feel better once I get my 1st treatment out of the way.

Tricia Keegan
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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Monday, January 09, 2012 9:31 AM
Smarti many congratulations on getting through the chemo woo hoo!!!
 
NBarnes, good luck with your treatment, I also was triple positive and had a year of herceptin after chemo/rads and still take arimidex.  I know it seems like forever but you'll be fine and its so worth it, get more info at www.her2support.org
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:Neulasta - Monday, January 09, 2012 1:19 PM
just completed my first round of chemo this past weekend. ...searching for a happy median. luckily no nausea, or bone pain from the nuelasta. but the constipation is driving me crazy. trying to manage a well balanced meal that won't push me too far over the edge one way or the other is proving harder then i thought.....oh well it guess it could be worse........
1 chemo round down.....7 more to go.
Happy new Years every one.

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Re:Neulasta - Monday, January 09, 2012 2:34 PM
Hi,
 
Well done on getting the first one done, constipation can be (literally) a pain so be sure to ask your Dr for something to help, stool softners are a good idea too!
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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smarti
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Re:Neulasta - Sunday, January 15, 2012 8:30 PM
well I was excited that i finished my last round of chemo on Monday, don't know why but this one has hit me hard, don't know if it was the problems giving it to me (first nurse use a needle to large felt like a rod going through my vein, second nurse tried a smaller one in the same area nothing, so she decided to try by my wrist got the steroids and the 2 bags of nausea meds then the vein blew ouch! so they had to start a new line in the crease of my arm blood was pouring out everywhere good vein, they finally put a syringe on the end of the needle but I was already feeling very light headed) my arm hurts and the numbing is worse in that hand nausea and fatigue are much worse always have the nice red round mark (never had before) there they did chemo. But as least I'm done right. Hopefully just a few days of this.
Sherry
8/11/2011 diagnosed right breast
PR+ER+HER2-
BRAC 1 & 2 negative
Onco Score 18 trace in 1 node
9/13/11 Double Mastectomy Nipple Sparing skin sparing DIEP FLAP reconstruction
11/7/11 4 rounds of Taxotere and Cytoxan I'M DONE!!
started Tamoxifen 1/28/2012
Stage 2 surgery 3/6/2012 DONE!!

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Re:Neulasta - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:03 PM
just keeps getting better my arm has been bothering called oncologist and to put it in english I have a chemo burn from them changing the site so many times onco was not happy wonder how he think i feel. needed to mark around it to make sure it doesn't get bigger and put a warm compress on it 4 times a day, also found out my potassium are low called prescription have to take 2 times a day, lots of fluids or I go in for iv fluids NOT happening!!!
Sherry
8/11/2011 diagnosed right breast
PR+ER+HER2-
BRAC 1 & 2 negative
Onco Score 18 trace in 1 node
9/13/11 Double Mastectomy Nipple Sparing skin sparing DIEP FLAP reconstruction
11/7/11 4 rounds of Taxotere and Cytoxan I'M DONE!!
started Tamoxifen 1/28/2012
Stage 2 surgery 3/6/2012 DONE!!

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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 6:25 PM
About wigs.. just wanted to let other women know that they can get a wig for free from the cancer centers.  I paid over $300 for mine, then did not like it when I got home, so it sits in my closet.  There are also a lot of nice, cheap wigs online. I ended up with one for $46 shipped to my door and loved it, and it was wayyy cheaper! I had thick, long, blonde hair and love my cheap wig that looks similar to my real hair. I wish I would have done some research before spending $300.
Kelly
39 yrs old
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Triple Negative
BRCA1 Gene

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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Thursday, February 02, 2012 6:02 PM
i'm sorry to interupt the flow but i can not get this website to work correctly for me.
 
i received a pm from SKlasta but i am unable to respond and it makes me feel like a b*tch.  unfortunately we do not live close to each other ~ otherwise getting together would be a wonderful idea.  i hope you are feeling stronger every day!  don't give up the fight :)   
Dx'd IDC 5/14/11  age 47 
ER/PR+  HER2/neu -   BRCA -       
Double Mastectomy w/ reconstruction 7/8/11 (hbot x 10)\Right Lymphectomy 7/15/11    2 of 25 nodes +
Stage IIB 
Sx 8/17/11 infection, right (hbot x 12)
Chemo:  A/C followed Taxol (8/15-12/12/11) 
More surgery approx 3/1/12 
Radiation afterwards, tamo

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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 10:51 AM
Hi everyone! I start Cytoxin/Taxotere day after tomorrow. My long hair is getting chopped this afternoon. I guess I'll go hat shopping ! Glad to have this board to check in with. Blessings to all!

Tricia Keegan
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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 1:25 PM
Hi Kittensmama and welcome, Its a long time anyone posted on this thread but if you don't get many replies here do feel free to post on the sound off forum which is busier, also check out the chemo tips thread which may be of help to you. I know its a very emotional time and losing out hair is not easy, but do remind yourself its temporary and will grow back and we're all here for you as you begin your treatment should you need support.:)
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:Winter chemo ladies! - Sunday, December 09, 2012 8:38 AM
Guess I am a Winter Chemo girl too. Chemo starts Thursday !

Tricia Keegan
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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Sunday, December 09, 2012 2:41 PM
Sending you good wishes Wintersmom and hope some of the tips on this forum will help you through.:)
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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