Today I find out if it is Cancer or B9

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SnufflesMom
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   Posted 4/27/2005 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
OK ladies today is the day I find out.   Wish me luck.
 
My appointment is at 2:15est, if it is B9, I will be back at work around 3:30 or 4:00 and let you all know.  If it is not B9, I won't be back till tomorrow.
 
Wish me luck.
 
Love to all
Randi AKA SnufflesMom

Tavish
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   Posted 4/27/2005 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Fingers and toes crossed! My diagnosis came immediately after surgery, but I had to wait a week for details. I had to wait longer for my node surgery path report, the waiting is the pits! I found that I did not get anxious till the day the results were due in,..just another way I managed to cope with the stress....

We'll be waiting for your post before the day is over!
Lori


SnufflesMom
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   Posted 4/27/2005 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lori,
 
I'm just positive it is B9, maybe that is a good thing and maybe it is a bad thing, but we will see in a few short hours.  I'm not to nervous.  But thanks for keeping your fingers and toes crossed. 
 
SnufflesMom yeah

Jo-Ann
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   Posted 4/27/2005 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
The mantra of B9 is coming your way from Texas. Hope you have no legitimate reason to hang out here. (But, you're always welcome.)

Hugs, Jo-Ann
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claramels2
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   Posted 4/27/2005 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Randi.  Joining in on the B9 mantra, with fingers and toes crossed.  Hugs, Libby
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SnufflesMom
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   Posted 4/27/2005 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Libby, I'm leaving in an hour for the appointment.  Still not to scared, you just think this can't happen to you, well I hope I'm right, but if not, I have a ton of new freinds to help me through the upcoming battle.

 

Randui


Bluize
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   Posted 4/27/2005 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
B9B9B9B9B9B9B9B9B9
Susan


louieloui
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   Posted 4/27/2005 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Fingers crossed for a benign outcome!!

~Laura~

SnufflesMom
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   Posted 4/28/2005 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Ladies, but I'm joining the club, it is cancer, stage II, that is as much as I remember.  The mass they removed was not cancer, the cancer was hiding behind the mass.
 
I have to go back to the doc on Tuesday to decide if I want a masectomy or lumpectomy, then I have surgery on Friday May 5th.
 
Bring it on, no cancer is gonna scare me.
 
Thanks for you support
 
Randi

Tavish
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   Posted 4/28/2005 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((((RANDI)))))))))))))))
Sorry you got bad news, but if I must say, we are a pretty cool bunch to hang out with....your "slay the dragon" attitude will get you far, hang onto it....

My recommendations....bring a tape recorder (and a person) to your next few doctor's appointments. Under the stress and emotion, there is no way to really GET all of the information. I found it invaluable to go back later and listen to the tape recorded session, that way I could ask all my questions and not have to try and write the answers.

Don't hesitate to seek a second opinion. In my case, I met with the surgeon and then the whirlwind started....meeting with oncologist, rad onc, several tests and then I took all the information to a major comprehensive cancer center...to get their recommendations too. I ended up switching providers because they were eager to do the sentinel node biopsy, whereas the original surgeon was against it.

For me, knowledge was power. I read what I could handle, and it helped me to ask the right questions and make decisions. Please don't feel the need to rush into anything either...if you are not sure what surgery you want, take your time and be sure.

Another tool is to get copies of all your path reports and test results. You can start a file and I found it very handy to have access to these, plus it was empowering to try and read and understand them.

Take 1 day at a time....and know that you CAN do this! I was able to work throughout chemo and rads, it was no walk in the park, but it was very tolerable. We'll be here!
L&H,
Lori


Lmmackey
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   Posted 4/28/2005 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Randi, I'm so sorry. You've got a great, strong attitude and you will be fine! You'll fight it and come back better than ever! Thanks for letting us know, we were all pretty worried. Sending you positive thoughts! Take care and write with any and all questions!

L&H,
Laure'
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Candy
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   Posted 4/28/2005 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I am with you in prayer Randi. We ARE a great bunch of women to hang with.

Take you time and really think about the type of surgery you need. You are going to survive this, just like so many of us.

Hugs to you,

Candy

 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 27:9


SnufflesMom
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   Posted 4/28/2005 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Lori,

Thanks.  I"m ready to rumble........................Ok I work for a Telemedicine company, and the first thing this morning the president came in and told me he is on the phone with all his contacts and finding the #1 surgeon for me.  I have total support here at work and at home and all over.  I'm getting all my reports and xrays and labs today and going to get a second opinion.  My next appointment my girlfeind who is 7 years out from BC and also a RN, is coming to the appointment with me. 

Let the games begain.  I will be  frequent guest here now and look forward to spending time with all of you.

Randi


Tavish
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   Posted 4/28/2005 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
YOU GO GIRL!

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MiaB
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   Posted 4/28/2005 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Randi,
You have got a lot going for you; a great attitude, a wonderful bunch of women here that care about you and what you said about your work, that's awesome!  I'm so sorry to hear your joined "the club" but happy you found us and have great support in your own circle.
 
Hang in there and like Tavish said "one day at a time".  It's been the only way for me to tackle it all, just one step one day and one bit at a time.  Otherwise you'll get overloaded.
 
You are in my thoughts and prayers.  And if you need anything please let one of us know.  We'll be with you every step of the way.
 
Loving hugs,
 
Mia
 
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Ynkefan31
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   Posted 4/28/2005 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Randi great attitude. It is so important to have a good support system and you sound like you got it. Let us know what happens.

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SnufflesMom
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   Posted 4/28/2005 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Girls,

Your all so nice, I'm so glad I have you to help me deal with this.  It is gonna be ok, a positive that comes out of this is that I HAVE to stop smoking, so that is a positive. 

Bring it on.......................


jaaustin
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   Posted 4/28/2005 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Randi,
I'm sorry you had to join us, but you're fighting spirit spirit is always welcome here. The next few days & weeks will be tough, but I found that once I had a plan of attack it made things easier.
Hugs,
Julie
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Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
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louieloui
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   Posted 4/28/2005 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Randi, I was hoping to come here today and read that you had just gone out to celebrate being B9. I'm sorry to hear that's not the case, but your attitude rocks! And what an awesome support group you have. Both IRL and on here! (You ladies rock, too!)

SnufflesMom
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   Posted 4/28/2005 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   

Trust me ladies there will come a time when I will hit bottom, but right now, it is just get what needs to get done and do it, then feel sorry for yourself, then get over it. 

this is life and you deal with what it gives you, or you die!  well maybe not die, but you have to learn to take the good with the bad.

this cancer is going to make me a better person and bring some new and wonderful people into my life, and that is not a bad thing.  Oh and another positve is going into early menopause, no more periods, waaaaaaaaaaaaaahoooooooooooooooooooooooo

Keep fighting ladies.  We are stronger than any cancer.

Plus I could never leave my baby Nootie.

 


gma
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   Posted 4/28/2005 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
OK Remember there are all types and stages. The important thing is like everyone else has told know, know the enemy and begin the battle. It does sound like you have an awesome group of friends ready to help. We are all ready to help here, too.

The smoking battle has been won here, too. Jo-Ann was a real chain smoker and she quit four years and a couple of weeks ago. She chewed Nicorette until she couldn't stand it anymore and then went to regular gum. But she did it and if she did it anyone can, believe me. We will cheer you on. I had my last cigarette before my mastectomy and then told myself I was not going to push my luck with any more cancer sticks, but I was not a habitual smoker so I managed pretty easily.

Don't dwell on the most negative aspect of breast cancer. Yes, many have lost their lives, but many, many more have not and quite a few put in a good many decent years before losing the battle. I had a friend who had 23 of 25 nodes positive. She lived a darn good twelve years after her first year or two of treatment.

Share with us your path reports, etc. I am sure some help in understanding them will be ready for you.

Hugs and prayers that all goes smoothly,
Mary K.


SnufflesMom
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   Posted 4/28/2005 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes the cigarettes is going to be a *****, but I will have my last one, before I go on all the tomixifn, or whatever they put me on. 

I plan on living forever, well as long as the god lord gives me.

I will share all my labs and stuff as soon as I get them.

They have not checked my lymph nodes yet, that will be in the next surgery.

 


Tavish
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   Posted 4/28/2005 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Randi-
I hate it when these docs tell people that they WILL go into menopause. No guarantees, unless they take your ovaries out. Some go into temporary menopause, or chemopause. I was 31 when I did chemo and never skipped a beat. I am 36 now and finishing up Tamoxifen, never skipped a period. In fact, I remained pretty regular. Your age will have a lot to do with it...but I wanted to caution you about a guarantee....

Lori


SnufflesMom
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   Posted 4/28/2005 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Darn it, I was looking forward to not having a period, but I"m in peri meno so it might just end it for me. oh well.

tking
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   Posted 4/28/2005 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I took Tamoxifen for 5 years.  I had a period off and on for a couple of years but since then - not a one in years.  I think I was around 40 when I started taking it.  NO period is NOT bad news!

Teresa King

Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

(NIV)

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