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Tricia Keegan

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Re:FEC x 3; Taxotere x 3 ?? - Saturday, October 29, 2011 4:49 AM
Sue unless someone has had chemo etc they won't really get it or understand the depression, of course we all do here and I felt exactly the same and very frustrated at the fatigue and not being able to do what I used to. 
Of course once I was off these drugs for a month or so I felt like a fog had lifted and really understood these drugs have a depressing effect for some of us! 
I'm glad the inhalor is helping and hope you feel better soon!
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! - Monday, October 31, 2011 9:31 AM
Thanks for the Winter chemo group. I'm about mid way with chemo. I'm done with A/C and on to Taxol which I'm finding just as hard as A/C unfortunately. The fatigue along with the not wanting to eat is very draining. I've also had some shooting pains in all areas of my body. Has anyone else had these? They talked about muscle pain but I haven't heard about the shooting pains.
Jeni Samples,45
Diagnosis: IDC, Stage 2, Grade 2, Triple Negative 7/15/11
Bilateral Mastectomy
Extensive family history, BRAC1+
4 A/C,4 Taxol done 12/7/11 
Hysterectomy 12/30/11, radiation finished 2/12
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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Monday, October 31, 2011 2:52 PM
I am also about mid way through chemo. Thursday I will have chemo #4 of 6 of Taxotere/Carboplatin/Herceptin. Fatigue seems to be getting worse every day. I also have had shooting pains in different parts of my body and asked my onco about it. I was told that this in normal for some women during chemo. They seem to come and go but luckily have not been too severe.
Linda...Age at diagnosis 51
IDC stage 1 ; tumor 1.1 cm
Excisional Biopsy 5/24/11
Liver biopsy 6/09/11 - negative
 Lumpectomy and axillary node dissection 7/20/11 clear margins- no nodes found
  ER-/PR-; HER2+++ ;BRCA 1 and 2 negative
Chemo - Taxotere/Carboplatin/Herceptin x6 finished 12/14/11
Herceptin for one year: Radiation 35 tx finished 3/05/12


Tricia Keegan

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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Monday, October 31, 2011 3:07 PM
Jeni and Linda,

Good luck with the rest of your tx, I think any kind of leg aches/pains and soreness are fairly usual with Taxol, I had a lower dose weekly so it was'nt too bad thankfully.
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! - Monday, October 31, 2011 7:00 PM
Hi Ladies.  Haven't checked in for a while.  Completed treatment #4, halfway thru! Start Taxol the end of this week for another 4 treatments.  Here's hoping I can manage through it as well as the first four.  
Started back at work last week for a few hours a day.  While exhausting, it's good to be back talking to adults and engaging my brain.  They are being very supportive and it's good to have a reason to get up in the morning and get dressed.  I joke about working for a few hours,then going home and napping like a kindergartener. 
Will be celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary with my loving husband on Nov. 2nd. With so much going on, it'll be nice to reflect on the blessings of a successful marriage and a great family.
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! - Monday, October 31, 2011 7:22 PM
I had a blast this weekend at the Race for a Cure in Nashville with my family and friends. The funny thing was when they were getting us ready to do the survivor parade, I asked where do I go since I am not a 1yr survivor as of yet...I'm only 5 months. The ladies got a kick out of it and said no one had ever asked them that. It was a very emotional experience. It was really nice to be around so many survivors. I can't wait till next year!!
 
Other than that doing ok, my right leg is swelled up again and still dealing with shortness of breath. The good thing is no more chemo!! Well except for the Herceptin for the next year.
 
Hope everyone is having a good Halloween!!
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, November 01, 2011 9:01 AM
Whew! There are a few of us going thru chemo right now. I am a few weeks behind you. I have chemo treatment #3 tomorrow. Hoping that this one is better than the other two and side complications. Trying to get my list of to do's before chemo done today. And if it does not get done, Oh Well - not that big of a deal. Have a good week!!!
Sue K
Invasive Ductal Carcinona
Diagnosed 7/1/2011
Stage III Grade 2
Tumor Size 6cm
2+/18 nodes
ER+/PR+
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:Winter chemo ladies! - Tuesday, November 01, 2011 9:55 AM
I will have Chemo #2 tomorrow.  First one was not too bad.  Fatigue is the worst.  I so admire the women on here that have had a bilateral with immediate tram flap reconstruction and post about doing well enough to go back to work.  I am about 9 weeks post op and still have problems with the severe "tightness" in my breast and abdominal surgery sites.  I feel like I am wearing an "iron bra"
sometimes!  I am scheduled for 6 chemo treatments, 3 weeks apart.  After my first one my daughter said, "Mom, you still have 5 more".  I said, "NO, I ONLY have 5 more."  Sending good thoughts to all the winter chemo ladies!!
Dora-age 55-Colorado
Rt breast ductal carcinoma (9/06) Stage 1, Grade 2
Lumpectomy 10/13/06 Sentinol Node Biopsy
Nodes neg, clean margins, Oncotype 23; Clinical trial of Radiation 12/06; A/C Chemo X 4 completed 3/07, Tamoxifen started May 07, Arimedex 5/09,Stopped Arimidex 8/28/09,  Aromasin 9/09 , stopped 6/15/11 due to new cancer 
New lump 6/11; Stage 1c, grade 3, New Cancer in left breast; ER+, PR-, HER2+ bilateral mastectomy, tram reconstruction&
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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Tuesday, November 01, 2011 1:19 PM
Sue & Dora...wishing you the best on your chemo tomorrow.
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!
Jean Southward

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Re:Winter chemo ladies! - Tuesday, November 01, 2011 1:24 PM
Dora, I think the fatigue is the worst part.  It kind of builds up and by the end one can feel pretty dragged out.  I had my treatments (same as yours) 3 weeks apart.  I said week one I was tired, week two I rebounded, week 3 I was built up again to get knocked down and start over. :)
Jean S

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

Emily Dickinson

IDC Stage IIB Grade 3 BC DX on 2-10-09
HER2+++
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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