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DeniseinMI

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Re:Komen reunion! - Friday, April 05, 2013 9:58 PM
Looking forward to "seeing" everyone again!!!  Wow, I started here in 2007, it was a bit after diagnosis and surgery, but so glad I found everyone!
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Mid Michigan

DCIS low grade-negative lymph nodes
R Mast 3-15-06
Expander exchange to silicone 8-24-06
L breast uplift/reduction 11-21-06
No chemo, no rads, no meds whatsoever! 
Ruthie1956

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Re:Komen reunion! - Friday, April 05, 2013 10:01 PM
Oh my, Welcome to everyone and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the help I received when I was terrified of having Inflammatory Breast Cancer.  You all were there for me and I couldn't have done it without you my sisters.  


I miss these dancing nanners and emoticons!  


Happy Spring to all of you, and special prayers for those we lost this year as well as those who are fighting hard to stay here, now. hugs my sisters, we are here with you!
dancingcat  This is new but I like it!



hugs it will be 6 yrs NED with IBC, 7yrs since diagnosis in June. WOW!
Love to you all <3
Diag. 7/06 2 lumpectomies, no clear margins
Inflammatory BC, DCIS and IDC
Chemo Aug 06-Dec 06
bilat mast 1/07
Radiation 2/07-4/07
Tried all AIs (ER/PR +, Her2 -) 
NED thus far, have RA now

Cancer is like quicksand, the more you struggle alone, the deeper you sink; but if you relax, spread yourself out and reach for help you are rescued! (rufus mcaine)
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Re:Komen reunion! - Friday, April 05, 2013 10:04 PM
Well I made it here. When I have more energy and not feeling so yucky, I will update my profile.  Glad to see so many familiar faces.  They have been my lifeline.
Northeast Mississippi
Dx 12/05, mast. on right breast 1/04/2006
4 A/C, 4 Taxol, 37 rads.
stage IIIA, grade 2, 2/16 positve nodes
Failed tram flap reconst. 11/07
Hernia repair on 7/17/08
Hernia is back, at the end of my rope
but still hanging on
Arimidex and Fosamax
Where there is Life, there is Hope!!!
Ann B.

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Re:Komen reunion! - Friday, April 05, 2013 10:40 PM
Hi All--Good to see everyone again.  It's 11 years since my mastectomy and 24 years since my first diagnosis.  Life has been very good to me.  I see many of you on FB but for those who don't know, I am retired and am really enjoying my family.  My grandson, Jacob, just turned 12 and he is a wonderful, interesting boy (almost young man).  Coming to Komen really gave me purpose, being able to contribute and provide information and support.  I hope to come back as often as possible and hope we all can soon enjoy some Spring weather.
 
                                                                             Ann B.
Ann B.
12/89--Lumptectomy of left breast for 2 sites of DCIS followed by radiation and 5 years of tamoxifen. ER/PR +
12/2002--Mastectomy of Left breast for recurrence. Nodes negative. ER/PR+ Her2-. Arimidex.
scootersmom

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Re:Komen reunion! - Friday, April 05, 2013 10:41 PM
Hello everyone.  I joined two years ago after my not so great lumpectomy results came back.  I was scared, emotional and even though I had aunts that had breast cancer, they weren't very helpful.  I found sisters who guided me and allowed me to grieve, vent and comfort me when needed.  While I had a support system in place, it just isn't/wasn't the same as having people along the journey that experienced what you were going through.

Wow--the end of the month will be two years since the bilateral. Time flies.  I, like many others, have benefited from the ladies on this site and have tried my darnedest to return the gift with a kind ear and a gentle hug.

Thank you ladies for being there when I needed you.

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:Komen reunion! - Friday, April 05, 2013 11:06 PM
Thank you, Tricia, for setting up this reunion!  I, too, found this board the day I was diagnosed.  I truly believe that the love and support and positive energy I received from these amazing ladies was the #1 factor that led to my 7-year relationship with NED.  It also kept me from moving into a rubber room!  I have never felt closer to any women than those I've met here and through this journey.  You ate truly my pink sisters, and more my family than my family.  I hope that our reunion here will revitalize the Komen boards for the sake of the newbies and our sisters still fighting the fight ... I want them to have what we had, and to know that there is a big pink party on the other end of this frightening and devastating journey.  I love you all, with all of my heart and look forward to seeing some names I've missed!
Ilene
Cali
Diag 1/2006, DCIS-left, IDC-right, ER+/PR+, Node Neg, Stage 1
Bilat Mast 2/2006
6 Rnds Chemo (FAC)
Right then Left exp infect/removed
Right lat dorsi 10/2006
Left lat dorsi 1/2007
EXCHANGE 4/23/2007!
On Tamoxifen since 2007 (on 10-yr cycle)
Ilene

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Re:Komen reunion! - Friday, April 05, 2013 11:08 PM
ARE truly my pink sisters, not ATE (I must either be a sloppy typist or very hungry .... Need ice cream!)! 
Ilene
Cali
Diag 1/2006, DCIS-left, IDC-right, ER+/PR+, Node Neg, Stage 1
Bilat Mast 2/2006
6 Rnds Chemo (FAC)
Right then Left exp infect/removed
Right lat dorsi 10/2006
Left lat dorsi 1/2007
EXCHANGE 4/23/2007!
On Tamoxifen since 2007 (on 10-yr cycle)
Deb/akaMimi

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Re:Komen reunion! - Friday, April 05, 2013 11:18 PM
This feels like home, and while I am so full of joy to see all of you, I need to update my profile, and share some things with my sisters from the beginning...If anyone feels like talking/aka listening, let me know, cuz I really need a sister right now...in the meantime, I'm gonna go figure out or see if I can remember how to update my signature....God I love you all so much...
Deb Bourland Allen/aka Mimi 1st Dx 2003, 3 lumpectomies, 18 rds chemo, 36 rds rads; recurrence in 2007, bilat mast w/DIEP recon; MRSA in abd wound; shattered L (radiated) elbow, 5 surgeries, have seen the light, coded twice, still here, butterfly kisses on wings of angels w/fairy dust sprinkles to all, just want to add I miss those we have lost, and I'm experiencing some problems suddenly that have me frightened...but remember, I'm a Texas gal, and tougher than most
Ilene

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Re:Komen reunion! - Friday, April 05, 2013 11:36 PM
Vent away, Deb. that is truly why we are here, to listen and support each other.
Ilene
Cali
Diag 1/2006, DCIS-left, IDC-right, ER+/PR+, Node Neg, Stage 1
Bilat Mast 2/2006
6 Rnds Chemo (FAC)
Right then Left exp infect/removed
Right lat dorsi 10/2006
Left lat dorsi 1/2007
EXCHANGE 4/23/2007!
On Tamoxifen since 2007 (on 10-yr cycle)
JoGrif316

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Re:Komen reunion! - Saturday, April 06, 2013 12:12 AM
It was 8 years ago in June that I found this board and posted a question about my upcoming biopsy. Everyone was so comforting and informative. I just can't imagine not coming here whenever I can to hopefully pay back the love I received. I have some very good friends now---that I've never met! Joyce
Portland, OR. DX: 6/09/05 IDC lb Age: 54 PR/HR+ Her- Lumpectomy/SNB 6/22/05 Nodes Neg! 33X Rads Comp 10/12/05 Tamoxifen: '05-'10 PT for lymphydema in breast '06 BRCA Neg 7/08! Tamoxifen induced uterine issues '07-'11 Total LA hysterectomy 12/11
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