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Eleven year anniversary-Friday the 13th

pattyleigh
Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 2002

Hi folks,
Just a note of hope and encouragement. My BC diagnosis was on Friday the 13th of September, 1991. Thankfully, the eleven years since have pretty darn healthy ones for me. My healthcare providers, family, and friends have supported me every step of the way. I've become involved with cancer advocacy, support groups, educational programs and have met some of my now-best friends at cancer-related activities. I have during these years also lost close friends and family members to the disease. I just found this support group when talking to a friend at ACS ... and I'm happy that I did.

cruf
Posts: 931
Joined: Oct 2000

Good morning! Thank you for writing such an uplifting note. So many woman are just beginning the fight and don't know that there is so much hope for the future. I just had my 2 year anniv. on 9/11 and am looking foward to many more. I,too, have met many wonderful women on this website as well as through the ACS. Take care. HUGS!! Cathy

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jbeardslee
Posts: 76
Joined: Jul 2001

Thanks for the note of encouragement. It's always good to hear from long-term survivors. Here's to many more healthy years for you and the others on this site.
Thanks again!

judy22
Posts: 119
Joined: Apr 2002

Way to go. i am very glad for you. I like everyonr else love to hear these stories. Wish this could happen for all of us, but some of us aren't that luckly. I wish you many many more. Judy

doris36
Posts: 16
Joined: Jul 2002

Thank you so much for your words of hope!! I'm happy to hear you're well and I hope you continue to feel that way. It's great to hear positive stories - I intend to be one of those stories as well!! Doris

kenny
Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 2002

Patty,

I read your email. What stage of BC were you?
Karen

pattyleigh
Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 2002

Hi Karen -- I just stopped back to this site and read your question. Mine was a very early stage BC found on a mammogram. I had a lumpectomy with 3 months of chemo, 5 weeks of radiation, and then another 3 months of chemo (CMF). Oh, I had an axillary dissection too and the pathology showed that there was no lymph node imvolvement. Take care, Patty

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