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Update on my reoccurcence and good news

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meena1
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I hate to talk about my reoccurence, I do not want to scare anyone, But, anyway, I do have some good news. I just had my 3rd round of chemo yesterday, i was so exhausted, my nurse actually told me that chemo hits harder the second time around, can you imagine? I saw the doctor, he sees a great inprovement. My swollen lymph node is gone, my liver is not as swollen as it was, he can manually feel this. My blood tests are coming back good. I do have some pain in my right side, which is normal, he said. My insurance has not approved the drug Avastin to be used with Herceptin and Taxol, but he believes that his treatment is working. whew! Best news of all, no chemo next Thursday! He is giving my body a break. I have alot of plans next week since it is a holiday weekend and my daughters birthday is Friday. Hubby and i are going away for a few days, so I should be feeling good, we are staying in the area, about 60 miles from home. I have not lost a hair on my head, so I think i will get thru my vacation without having to be worrying about being bald and sick. So my mantra of the day is "Life is Good". Remember that I love you all and pray for you every day.

GregStahl
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for the good news meena. My positive thoughts and daily prayers for you.

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MyTurnNow
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Meena, that really is good news. I am so happy for you and excited that everything is working. I agree with you and I remind myself every day that....Life is Good!! Now, rest up so you can get yourself ready to enjoy that getaway and your daughter's birthday!!

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Angie2U
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This is good news Meena! So happy for you! Hope you enjoy your vacation!

Hugs, Angie

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Hubby
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I used to have a t-shirt that said "Life is Good", although these days it is not always easy to see and I'm pretty sure I would not be wearing the shirt if I still had it. But, I'm really happy for your good news and hope you have great time with your family.

Bob

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mimivac
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Yes, Meena, you plan a great holiday weekend outing with your family. I'm so happy you won't be sick or bald on it. I've been bald on vacations before, so I understand not wanting to worry about that. Oh my goodness I remember wondering if I should wear my wig while horeseback riding and what about the pool, etc. Life is good, girl.

Mimi

reeseslover1234
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Hi meena1,

Could I be so bold as to ask how long it was before your reoccurance? I go for my four month check-up that actually turned into 6 months check-up. I'm hurting in my joints really bad (mainly hips, knees, elbows), but I have a spot on my leg just above my knee joint that stays a bit sore. I did go to my PCP and she said I definitely had arthritis. I worry because two ladies that took chemo at the same time I did, ended up with cancer coming back in their bone WITHIN 6 months of finishing their first round of chemo. I don't want to run to the Dr. everytime I have an ache, but I want to catch it sooner than later. Anybody out there with a thought or suggestion, please feel free to chime in. Blessings to all.

MAJW
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Have a wonderful time on your vacation! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.......
Peace be with you!

Mama G
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every little pain I get " it must be back!!!" Then I talk myself OUT of it. sheesh, life goes on and we just try to cope with that fear from now on, I guess. I'm trying to enjoy those fleeting days when I totally forget about it! Maybe they will begin to run together soon. God bless, and it's so good to hear that if it does come back there is HOPE!
My prayers are with all of us!

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Bella Luna
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That is Fantastic News, Meena! Congratulations! Good to hear the drugs are working. Enjoy your getaway with your hubby!
BL

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Sunrae
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Hi Meena, glad to hear your good news but sorry that the second round of chemo is so hard on you. I'm going thru chemo, just had my 7th out of 12, so I'm getting there, but now without some bad side effects. Wishing you well and enjoy your week off.

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meena1
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Hey, doesn't everyone want to go on vacation not bald or sick!!! lol

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Alexis F
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This is the best news Meena! Your chemo is working for you!

Enjoy your trip with your husband! You certainly deserve it!

Hugs, Lex

survivorbc09
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Wonderful news! So happy that the chemo is working for you!

Glad you posted to let us know how you are. Keep us updated!

Have a great time with your hubby!

Hugs, Jan

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aysemari
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Meena, don't feel hesitant to talk about your recurrence. We all are
aware of what we are facing. Sure it scares us but I can only imagine
how it must make you feel. We are here for you, no matter what.

I am so glad the chemo is working for you now! Make the most
of your break and relax.

You'll be in my thoughts.

Ayse

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Balentine
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That is such great news! I am so happy for you! I am thankful to God that number 1 the drugs are workings and number 2 your insurance is paying. God bless.
Lorrie

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VickiSam
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break from chemo, but more importantly .. treatment is working. Enjoy your week-end get away .. and take a much needed break from Cancer.

Strength and Courage,

VickiSam

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Megan M
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Great news Meena! Have fun on your trip!

Hugs, Megan

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Megan M
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Love your mantra..Life is Good!

Hugs, Megan

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greyhoundluvr
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That is great news - especially that you are responding so quickly. You are so important to all of us and show me every day what it means to truly be a "warrior." Congratulations on the good news and I hope you and hubby have a wonderful and restful holiday weekend!

Katz77
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Meena very happy for you. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. Yeahh you get to keep you're hair while on vaca.

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TraciInLA
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I'm so glad to hear your happy news, Meena -- and to see your picture!

Your little dog is so adorable -- but I think, subconsciously, I was starting to think that was what YOU looked like, little bow in your in your hair and all....

:-) Traci

New Flower
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I am happy for you. Chemo is working!Enjoy your vacation time!!!

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Angie2U
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I am so happy for you Meena and so is everyone here as you can see from the posts!

Take care and enjoy your vacation!

Hugs, Angie

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Angie2U
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I am so happy for you Meena and so is everyone here as you can see from the posts!

Take care and enjoy your vacation!

Hugs, Angie

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Moopy23
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Thanks for posting your update, Meena. I am so happy for you. Enjoy your vacation and the holiday.

ms.sunshine
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YEAH Meena I'm so happy to hear the good news. Enjoy your vacation you so deserve it.
Hugs 2 u
Jennifer

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Skeezie
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I am soooooooo happy to hear things are going well and you still have your hair! Enjoy your vacation..it's a bonus you and your hubby are entitled to have.

Hugs, Judy :-)

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Angie2U
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Meena, I love your new picture! You look beautiful!

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Angie2U
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Meena, I love your new picture! You look beautiful!

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chenheart
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MEENA! You know how gloriously happy your news has made me! ( I know that sounded selfish, but I have a sneaking feeling you understand!) You are not just a ray of hope, but a beacon!!!

My biopsy is scheduled for Monday AM~ until then, my oncologist is "assuming" it is BC , and put me on Tamoxifen for a while to see if I respond favorably as I did with Arimidex. If it is a different cancer, or if I don't respond well to the Tamoxifen, well, it's on to chemo.

I am so glad you are getting a chemo break and are going away! You deserve it soooooo very much! have the best time ever!

Hugs,
Chen♥

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HeartofSoul
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Meena, im so glad your responding to your treatments and a week off so you can go on vacation will a nice get away. Keep flying high

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jo jo
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Thats awesome news...im glad your treatment is working the second time around it gives us all hope that you can treat reaccurrances too!
Have a great vacation!

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1surfermom
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Meena,

I am so glad things are going well for you this time around. Enjoy your vacation this next week. Love surf

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susie09
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This is awesome news Meena, like jojo wrote! It is working! So very, very happy for you!

Keep your chin up! We are all here for you!

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susie09
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This is awesome news Meena, like jojo wrote! It is working! So very, very happy for you!

Keep your chin up! We are all here for you!

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linpsu
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So glad to hear your good news - have a wonderful time away!

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lynn1950
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Thanks for sharing your good news. Thinking of you....xoxoxoxo Lynn

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carkris
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so glad the treatment is working and you get a break! I posted before about a woman I ran in to who had recurrence in her bone and liver and responded well to chemo. she is 10 months out with a beautiful head of hair. and feeling well.
Always post, we are here for everyone, and it is a reality that all of deal with.

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carkris
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I have a life is good hat and shirt, because it is good and I want to keep it. Cancer isnt good but life is!!!

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Christmas Girl
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Am so glad you're responding so well to treatment! And will be sincerely hoping success continues for you.

Please don't ever hesitate to come here, no matter what. Possible reoccurance is part of our reality.

Glad you'll get a break - enjoy! :-)

Kind regards, Susan

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sea60
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Enjoy your vacation and I'm praying for your continued healing!

Yes, "Life IS good!"

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Lighthouse_7
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Great news Meena. Have a nice time going away for a few days. Life is Good and we pray for you.
In my thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Wanda

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taleena
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Meena.. that is wonderful ... I'm so happy for you... I hope you enjoy your week...and your get away with your hubby.. you deserve a get away!

♥ & hugs,

~T

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GreeneyedGirl
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Have a lovely week "off" and enjoy being with your family!!
~M

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2Floridiansisters
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My prayers are with you during this 2nd time around. Thanks for the update.

Love Ronda

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bjmom1
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hi Meena, I am happy to hear the good news. I am wishing u a wonderful weekend and beautiful time away with hubby. Aways in my pray.

your bc sister
Barbara

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Megan M
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Fantastic news Meena! Have a great time! You absolutely deserve it!

Always praying for you,

Megan

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Ritzy
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I hope you are having so much fun Meena that your face is cracking from smiling too much!

I wanted to tell you too that I noticed you have a pic now on here.

I love it! You look so pretty!

Sue :)

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Emilyfimily
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sorry chemo is worse this time around for you, but so glad to hear things are working, Meena! have a GREAT weekend getaway with your husband!

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Jeanne D
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Oh Meena, I am so happy that the chemo is working for you! Finally, some good news for you!

And, to be going away with your husband for a trip, how wonderful! I am a 2 time bc survivor Meena, and, we can and you will win this battle!

Don't ever forget that Meena!

Love, Jeanne ♥

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