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Hopper1
Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 2013

Hello, 

I am new to this site but not to breast cancer. I was diagnosed  6/12 w- st 3 lobular ducal carcinoma. Had lumpectomy,

4 rounds of a/c and 12 weeks of taxol. Then 6 weeks of rads. Now on arimidex and have gained 10 lbs over nite Prius mood swings.

Yeesh. Just NOgetting back on my feet. I am just totally amazed this even happened as I had a clean mammogram in dec of 2010. and then felt the lump 6 mos later. Dr  said probably a cyst and to"keep an eye on it" so 6 mos later finally ordered another mammo and biopsy. It was 13/27 lymph node pos. yikes I am 52' no kids (which is a risk factor) I have been married 15 yrs.

ER and Pro pos. Her 2 meg.

 

 

Anyway, glad I found  this site, any other stage 3 survivors out there?

 

 

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IE_Hope
Posts: 42
Joined: May 2013

Glad you found the site, there are many wonderful ladies here.  I am kinda of newbie here. I was diagnosed May 23 of this year and had a mastectomy on July 5th.  Recently started chemo and that is no fun. I am also  52 yrs old and have one daughter.  Any time you need to ask any question these ladies are great they will offer heart filled suggestions and support.

 

De    

Cricket64
Posts: 63
Joined: Sep 2013

Good you have found this site, although I am two years out from surgery, chemo and radiation, still felt the need for support, so joined about 3 days ago.  Already, I've found kind women, who really 'get it'.

 

New Flower
Posts: 4100
Joined: Aug 2009

Welcome to the our CSN community. I hope you will find this site helpful and stay with us

i was diagnosed in 2008  with lobular carcinoma amd two othe types stage 3 C big tumor several surgeries without clean margins 11 positive node. I was 46 and have 1 son. I had mastectomy, reconstruction Chemo, radiation and have been taking anti estrogen medication. I hope your recovery after treatment is going well 

future is bright hugs to you

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coco2008
Posts: 406
Joined: May 2013

Not stage 3, but want to welcome you to the site.  Many wonderful caring woman here who will share their experiences.

God bless you and help you on this journey.

Sandy

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KeriCon
Posts: 17
Joined: Jul 2013

I am a newbie to this site, too, yet I was diagnosed September 2012.  Can't believe it's been almost a year already.  

 

Just wanted to say "welcome" and I hope we can all provide some comfort and draw strength from each other.  I find such comfort in knowing that there are people who really, truly "get it."

 

<3

Keri

 

 

Cricket64
Posts: 63
Joined: Sep 2013

I see you are pictured with your cat, I completely believe in the healing power of our beloved pets.  My dog spent many a fatigued afternoon curled up with me, letting me know that I wasn't alone.  Yes, I have a very supportive husband, unfortunately who's attitude is, get over it, you no longer have cancer.  However, Phoenix, still gets it, and gets me.  Cuddle with your cat!

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fauxma
Posts: 3543
Joined: Dec 2008

Welcome to the board.  I am not a stage 3 but there are some on the board and I am sure they will be happy to answer any questions. 

Stef

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VickiSam
Posts: 8421
Joined: Aug 2009

I define my dignosis as the ground beneath my feet -- crumbling ---  falling === no branches or ledges to grab onto.  We have to fight, fight, fight and not let this disease  to define you .. you are NOT the "your' disease - There is an overwhelming abundance of emotiions that come with breast cancer, so it may be necessary from time to time,  a step back from everything - and spend the day doing something nice for yourself.

Ask questions of your Specialists, and Doctors - record each conversation, and most importantly make sure all your and concerns are addressed.

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a weeks -- and there is NO 'waiting in line' ..

-- dare to dream of a life after cancer.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

 

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Hopper1
Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 2013

Hopper is the love of my life! And he is so supportive and "gets it"  my husband is like you're over it. But I don't tink I can ever be.

Cricket64
Posts: 63
Joined: Sep 2013

My best comment about this site, wish I had discovered it sooner, rather than later.  I just had my offical two year survivor check up today, so far so good.  May you reach this milestone also.  As for side effects, have you heard of this one?  I have tongue issues!  I mean,  since about the 5th, out of 8 chemo's, my tongue feels permentantly burned.  You know that feeling after you taste too hot soup, or a beverage?   Well, this side effect has taken anything slightly spicy off my menu, and as for an occasional relaxing glass of wine....no that either.

 

disneyfan2008
Posts: 5490
Joined: Oct 2010

Welcome

 

Denise

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VickiSam
Posts: 8421
Joined: Aug 2009

Our breast cancer journey is something 'we, just don't get over'.  In time, we become better people - more in turn to life - and all our world has to offer -- at least I did.  I started to take the time to stop and enjoy flowers, sky's, moonlight - the small things. 

Your life, your world has forever changed. 

Gotta love our husbands...  I personally think my husband wanted me to get 'over' my bc diagnoses (chemo, surgeries, hospitalizations, set backs) so that he had a clearer picture of our life together (future) hopes, dreams, travel plans.  Just my thought.  It must  be hard for husbands to admit - that they are afraid,  of the unkowned.

 

Vicki Sam

 

 

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1surfermom
Posts: 266
Joined: Mar 2009

I was diagnosed stage 3 in 2009. I know how you feel. I had a very large agressive tumor ( I called it a bully). I had chemo,surgery, radiation and herceptin.I like Vicki Sam feel that I have been changed forever. I see things differently and I don't let petty things bother me. A friend of mine who is a bladder cancer survivor of 7 years told me it gets better with time, you learn to adjust and live your life. Wishing you the best. Love Surf

Cricket64
Posts: 63
Joined: Sep 2013

I am beginning to realize that the same words said by fellow cancer survivors carries so much more weight, than the same comments, said by well meaning people who have never walked our shared cancer journey.   We all have our own stories, but share the same experiences.

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