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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 349
   Posted 5/20/2006 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Or Mary Ann. Sorry you joined this club, but happy you found us. We're a diverse group of ladies sharing at least one common thread -- breast cancer. We also have some sister's family members write from time to time -- mostly their loved ones are no longer with us. 
Like you, I found this site well into  my treatment -- just as I was finishing chemo and starting radiation. I wish I had found it six months before.  If you have questions, just ask. It is very likely that someone here has experienced it or knows how to do the research.  Some of these women are just brilliant!
I believe the thing I like the least about having BC is that before BC, I had never been sick or taken a regular medicine except for yearly allergy flare-ups. Now I have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, pre-diabetic and my internist is now placing me on Synthroid for "auto-immune thyroiditis" (Hashimoto's disease which I have had since I was four years old - my sister also a BC survivor has it as well)
So happy you found us and again, welcome breast sister, to our site!

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Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2272
   Posted 5/25/2006 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mary Ann and welcome! We're a great group here, but the kind ya wish ya didn't have to join...
Chime into any thread or feel free to start your own...sometimes we talk about nothing related to breast cancer but we're always here for BC issues or concerns.

I'm in Michigan, diagnosed 11/30/99. In June, I will be 1 year out from finishing Tamoxifen and will even be eligible for supplemental insurance for cancer coverage. Life moves forward, one day at a time...

Glad you found us!

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Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2921
   Posted 5/26/2006 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Chiming in to say welcome from Texas. Hugs MK

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   Posted 5/27/2006 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Another welcome from Minnesota by way of Indiana this weekend. Glad you have found the board and its terrific support. Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 29
   Posted 5/28/2006 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome from Iowa. I am new here, also. Coming up on my 2-year cancer free status in August. Enjoy the board. ME
Dx: August 2004; bilateral mastectomies September
Diverticulosis, GERD, depression
Life is lived in the present.  Yesterday is gone.  Tomorrow is yet to be.  Today is the miracle.
The challenge may not be easy, but it is possible.

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