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getting nervous for my first year mammogram after one year ago diagnosis

sdukowitz
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Might need the pink bus to come to Alaska on Thursday.... I have been having random pains in the other breast but onc in Anchorage said that was normal .... though lumpectommy was on the other side... overall I have felt pretty good on the tamoxifin and am back to sub teaching ...but dont want to tell my family how worried I am .... this is the one year mammogram after diagnosis last year of dcis .... will try to keep busy and relax ... i am even taking yoga classes to breathe and relax better .. I do not want to hear the biopsy word at this appt Prayers needed for Thursday....... Sue D

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Pinky68
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Even if we need to put on the snow tires and chains!

I'll be praying for you to feel God's peace this week, I know how hard the wait for tests can be........Just try to relax and know we are here for you Sue!

Big hugs,
Joyce

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lynn1950
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I'm on the bus, Sue. Prayers for peace of mind and good results! xoxoxo Lynn

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lintx
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Sue

We KNOW your feeling and are praying you through. When you said you live in Alaska on the other pg, it sounded awesome from where I sit. Linda

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Angie2U
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Sorry I am late, but, praying that you will get good news!

Hugs, Angie

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SIROD
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It is very normal to be nervous on the first mammogram after a diagnose. The majority of women do have normal mammograms. As the years go by, they will be easier to do.

Wishing you the best,

Doris

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Noel
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Sue? Any results?

Hugs, Noel

disneyfan2008
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count me in for the ride...deep breathe...ahhhhhhhhhh

Denise

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VickiSam
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This is our new normal .. anytime a scan, blood test or visit with Oncologist is
penciled in our our calendar's -- our worrying starts. Best wishes for calm and
peaceful next few days for you -- please remember we know how you are feeling.

The Pink Bus has been ordered, fueled and ready to pick up Sisters in PINK all over
the U.S. in support of your first mammogram this Thursday.

Prayers, positive thoughts and Health.

Vicki Sam

rallendorfer
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I know you must be very nervous if you are still waiting. Post when you can. We care.

Love and hugs,
Rebecca

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lintx
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I'm glad to see everyone asking to hear from you. I've been thinking about you,too. Hugs, LInda

survivorbc09
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I hate the anxiety that comes with our mammo's. Praying you will be NED!

Hugs, Jan

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LoveBabyJesus
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UGH! I missed this bus. So sorry. I'm anxious to know how the results went though. Please keep us posted when you can.

sdukowitz
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All results clear! Thanks for your prayers and positive thoughts! Sue D

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lynn1950
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Doing the happy dance! xoxoxox

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Alexis F
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Big congrats!

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DianeBC
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Congratulations!

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Blondiemomma
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What a relief!!

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Carolyn33
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Hi, I am new to this website. I was diagnosed with Invasive ductal, Stage 1, Triple positive in Jan 2012. Had a mastectomy, did 4 rounds of DC and H. Have a year of H (herceptin) to do. I am paralyzed by my fear. Every back pain I get I fill with dread that the cancer has spread. Even though I have been given an 85 to 90% chance of a cure. I cannot live like this. I start worrying that by thinking the worst all the time, it will come true. How do I accept my "new normal"?

sdukowitz
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Carolyn33,
Try to take one day at a time and keep busy with other activities ..... I am back sub teaching and volunteer a lot thru church , plus am taking lots of walks, swimming, and taking a yoga class. Maybe you could volunteer to help support other new cancer patients who need support just getting thru all you have ... believe us on this board, the fear is always there. We just need to move on and appreciate every day in a new perspective no one else will ever understand until a cancer diagnosis hits home We ARE the hope for a cure and hope for others....prayers to help your fear and anxiety .... Sue D

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Carolyn33
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Hi Sue,
thank you for your reply. I have been back at work for much of chemo and now Herceptin. In fact, I think I am working too much! I work in an ER so see the worst case scenarios regularly - including the worst case scenarios with breast cancer. It skews my perception and I get more scared. The common theme I read in everyone's advice is that fear is common, that cancer is beatable, and that I am not alone. One thing that I have tried to strengthen on this journey is my sense of humor. I started a blog about cancer and being a patient (I am normally the doctor). Feel free to drop by www.ERtopics.com
Carolyn

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Alexis F
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What Sue wrote to you is good advice. Just take it one day at a time Carolyn. Ofcourse the fear is in all of us, but with time, it does lesson. Don't let cancer steal any joy from you!

Hugs to you,

Lex

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