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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/24/2006 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not had a mammogram in many years, relocated to new area, new physician insisted I get a mammogram.  Had mammogram end of July, waa told need spot compression results calcification clusters right breast.  Had core needle biopsy, just found out I had DCI both invasive and non, now Dr. wants me to have MRI to see how large the area is.  Awaiting date, very confused and scared.  Guess I just want this to go away or hurry up and get it over with.  Can't sleep, anxious, you name it.  Just needed to vent, so here I am.

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 8/24/2006 6:34 AM (GMT -6)   

Patti G:

First, I am so glad that you found this board.  It is made up of survivors of many types of breast cancer.  So someone or many will be able to help you.  All of us are here 24/7 to support you and become your breast friends.  Welcome.  I hope you stick with us. 

It sounds like you are doing all the right things and that your doctor is on top of everything.  Make sure you ask as many questions as you can.  Record your doctor visits.  Take someone with you to listen.  Ask for copies of your pathology reports.  Research as much as you can.  Knowledge is power and you are your best supporter.  Also the more knowledge you have the less fear there will be.  I know it is scary right now and the waiting game is hard. Venting is good and we really like hearing it.  It is good for the soul.  Try to stay calm and either talk to us or I hope you have a close friend or family members that can take your journey with you. 

I just celebrated my third anniversary and I am well and feel great.  Many of us have lots of years behind us and many more in front of us.

Please let us know a little about youself (if you want). 

Blessings and peace,


Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 8/24/2006 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Candy - you sound like you have a good doctor.  That is great!  You will get great advise here, along with information.  I think that is what helped me the most when I first came here.  Someone has been through what you are going through and will be more than willing to help you get through it, too.  Keep us posted as you go along.
L & H,

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Date Joined Sep 2003
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   Posted 8/26/2006 1:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you found us.  Candy and I arrived on this site at the same time, and I'm three years out, too.  You'll be getting to know us and the other regulars soon if you stick around.  Ask your questions, feel free.  Someone will have had your experience or know someone who did, so you'll get some good feedback.  I Got Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book early on and it was a great reference.  Other books helped with my psycholgical needs, but that one was most informative about the disease.  For so many, bc is now manageable.  We are lucky, but unfortunately not everyone is. 
We stick together and have even had gatherings where we have met one another.  This is a small enough group so people get to recognize one another online and begin to get comfortable venting.  Welcome!  BC is a club no one wants to join, but you certainly picked the right spot for support.  I was young (38) and I had very little support in my home but much extended support from mom and DMIL.  I was lucky and not.  DH was very unsupportive, but it was a limitation for him, and I've kept him around and now we're enjoying some good stuff.  I had a young child (3 years old) too. 
I hope you can tell us about yourself. 
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.


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   Posted 8/26/2006 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Patti, glad you found an on-line support board. This is a good group of gals. Many of us have been together here or another place for many years. Like the others have said, it sounds like your doc is on top of things. I know this feels like a very scarey time, but you will get through it. I suspect you will be looking at some surgery, maybe radiation and/or chemo. Don't panic. We will walk with you through it all. You are not alone. Hugs, Lauri (10 years and 4 months since diagnosis)

"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 Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/27/2006 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to all of you for your support. Just found out MRI is scheduled for this Wednesday. I guess I'll meet with the Doctor after these results come back. He has already told me he will let me make all the decisions and will give me the options. Thanks for being there.
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