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Cheryl S
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Joined: Jun 2013

I just jumped in and started replying to some posts on the site without even introducing myself.  I'm Cheryl and I had a lumpectomy a few weeks ago and started my rad treatments this week.  I was diagnosed with infiltrating ductal and ductal carcinoma in situ. I am ER and PR positive and HER2 negative.  My oncologist has discussed tamoxifen after I finish rads.

I'm married to the greatest man in the world and we have a wonderful son and the most beautiful granddaughter ever.  I know I am partial, but, if a mom and grandmother can't be, who can.  Laughing




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Joined: Aug 2009

Cheryl, it's nice to meet you and I know you will find this site so helpful, so informative and sometimes even very entertaining.  lol

It's a wonderful group of pinkies ( pink sisters and 2 pink brothers ) that will support and help you in anyway that they can.

I don't know how you could be married to the greatest man in the world as I am.  lol  I guess there must be more than one, huh? 

Sue :)Smiley hi.gif

Cheryl S
Posts: 82
Joined: Jun 2013

Thank you for the welcome Sue.  I guess there must be more than one great guy out there.   lol

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Joined: Apr 2009

Welcome Cheryl to the site that none of us wish we ever had to join.  And hopefully someday, it won't exist, as cancer will be wiped out!

Wishing you good luck with rads.  There are some others here that are going through them too, so, you will have lots of help. 

Hugs, Noel


Cheryl S
Posts: 82
Joined: Jun 2013

Thanks Noel.  I pray for a cure also every day.  I am hoping to do ok with rads.  Did you have them?  I have heard horror stories from a few friends. 


Pink Rose
Posts: 493
Joined: Nov 2012

Hi!  I haven't been here too long either.  It is really great place and I know you will think so too.  Good luck with your treatments.


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Alexis F
Posts: 3602
Joined: May 2009

Welcoming you also and wishing you all the best with your treatments. 

Hugs, Lex

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Joined: Jun 2009

I have almost the identical diagnosis.  Be good to yourself during rads and to your skin. 

Keep us updated,


Cheryl S
Posts: 82
Joined: Jun 2013

Thanks for making me feel so welcome.  I hope I do fine with rads and do not burn.  I just hate though that it will take weeks to finish.  Undecided

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Joined: Oct 2009

This is a marvelous site as you will see!  I hope that rads will go quickly for you and that you will have no side effects.

Hugs, Debby

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Kristin N
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Joined: Mar 2009

Welcome Cheryl!  The best of luck to you with rads!

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Megan M
Posts: 3001
Joined: Dec 2009

I am married to one of those great guys too.  He is my life, my rock, my best friend!  Good luck with rads and just ask if you have any questions. 

Hugs, Megan

Posts: 6587
Joined: Oct 2010

HI cheryl-I did that some years ago...bad manners ON ME huh? better late then never right?



Lynne P
Posts: 165
Joined: May 2013

Saying hello to you too!  Like you and Denise, I did the same.  lol  Good luck!

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Joined: Oct 2009

One of the good things about this site, there is no set protocol.  LOL  Just jump in, tell us about you, or, just read the posts for awhile, then reply.  Everyone is welcome!

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Christmas Girl
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Joined: Apr 2009

Though I regret why you're here...

This is the very best online place to be for support & encouragement. I certainly believe so. And am sure most, if not all, would agree. An amazing group.

Kind regards, Susan

Lynn Smith
Posts: 1265
Joined: Mar 2011

I had DCIS but no chemo or radiation.Just tamoxifin for 5 years.My tumor was 1/2 centimeter.Very small. I'd had benign breast tumors since i was 20 and dx at 62 just months after my grandson elbowed me in the breast that had benign tumors for years.I acted quickly(went to the doctor) because of the pain and in 5 months my mammo was due.Cancer was found.I truly believe the hard blow caused it  besides a big family history.Mom niece me and my sister.You just know.It's evident with our family history and then a blow.  

My friend had chemo and radiation with Stage 3 cancer .Chemo was hard but radiation was doable.Just used creams for the burns. 

Best of luck with your treatment.

Lynn Smith  

June Bugs
Posts: 169
Joined: May 2013

Totally agree about this being a great site!  Welcome and good luck!

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