Posted 9/1/2006 5:59 PM (GMT -7)
tongue  Guess I'd better introduce myselfsince I'm postin. LOL I'm Leigh, a 44 yr old married woman from KY with 2 grown children. Had my surgery yesterday, removal of mass, and I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to respond to my questions. I'm 13 yrs. post-hysterectomy, and a smoker for 30 yrs. Nice meeting you all, I think you are all my angels. yeah
Posted 9/4/2006 11:58 AM (GMT -7)

Time to introduce myself!

I am Judie, born raised near Los Angeles CA. Soon to be 49yrs. Have loving partner of 18 yrs and son/daughter, 23 & 26, both married.

Diagnosed 6/30/06 IDC, Grade 1-2, stage 2. Mastectomy l/breast w/immed tran flap 7/31. SNB results initially neg, but final rpt 1+. Aux dissection 8/16, 19 add'l nodes clear! Having 1st visit with oncologist 9/7 to find out add'l trmt info. Trying to stay positive and not wrapped in the fear of the unk, but very difficult to do 100% of the time.

Have found much hope, inspiration and helpful information here. Thanky you so much!

Judie :-)
Posted 9/10/2006 8:31 AM (GMT -7)
dawn dg. feb. 2005, w/invasive ductal carc. stage 1,grade 3, lumpecty, 4 chemos, 35 radations, er/pr neg., 20 nodes removed all neg. but swellon, age 38 at the time,on no medication. live in montello, wisconsin.
Posted 10/21/2006 1:27 PM (GMT -7)
Hi, Diann 53 from Vegas. Just found a lump and got compressed mamogram and sonogram which rated me Birads 4. about 1 1/2 cm, hard with irregular outline and hypovascularity. Waiting for biopsy appointment to be scheduled (yesterday wouldn't have been soon enough for me - the hell is in the waiting) and scared to death, even though I know it may be nothing. But I have read through all the posts here from the beginning, and am amazed at the courage and humor I find. Praying that if I am diagnosed with bc I will have the grace of all the women here who have gone before.
Posted 2/7/2007 6:14 PM (GMT -7)

Stefanie, dx in 2001 (at age 34) with Stage IIB, 4.5cm tumor, 5 of 49 nodes +, er-/pr-, her2neu 3+++ , 3 rounds AC + 3 rounds FEC + 4 rounds taxotere + herceptin for 1 year + 33 rounds rads w/low dose chemo

NED almost 6 yrs!  :-)



"It's been worth everything I've been through,
 To do what I do"

                       To Do What I Do   -Alan Jackson, 2004

Posted 2/7/2007 11:57 PM (GMT -7)
Patty, age 45. Dx at 38 in 10/99. Stage IIB with 6 positive nodes, ER/PR+ lumpectomy then mastectomy, chemo, radiation, Tamoxifen for 5 years, Zoladex for several years, prophylactic oophrectomy (sp?) in December 2005 so I could take Femara which I started immediately and am supposed to take for five years. Lived in NC when diagnosed, relocated to PA (Philly area) in August 2005. So far, so good! Happy and grateful to be here....I am living proof of the value of a second opinion and getting care at a top-notch facility! Not to mention an incredibly supportive DH, sister, and many friends.....
Posted 3/14/2007 9:29 AM (GMT -7)
Hello My name is Pam. I was diagnosed in June/06 with invasive breast cancer (Infiltrating mammary Carcinoma). Estrogin, Hormon receptor+. SBR is 9/9, DCIS 2/3 and 3/3, mitotic score 3 and nuclear was 3 as well.. Not a good combo.Had a Modified Radical Mastectomy done with 19 lymph nodes removed. I suffer from lymphidema and joint pain. I had 6 intense months of chemo and i am now on Arimidex for 5 years and im only 1 month in.. I had my overies removed in Feb/07 to better my chances. I look at life with a chin up every day and thats what we all need to do so good luck to all and please take care of yourselves.
Take Care Love: Pam

Posted 4/13/2007 11:21 AM (GMT -7)
I am just here and not really happy to be a member of any breast cancer group but - guess I'm one of the gang now.  I don't want to be defined by my breast cancer, so I'll just start with -
My name is Nora, I live in the Finger Lakes area of New York. 
Thank you for being here.  I'm sure I'll be here often.
~ Peace, love and understanding ~
Posted 4/13/2007 4:33 PM (GMT -7)
Hi Nora,
I too am new here today. I grew up in the Finger Lakes Region...Ithaca...and love to visit there. I now live in southern PA. I have just begun my chemo regime this week so am interested in all information I am finding here.
Posted 4/16/2007 4:16 PM (GMT -7) name is Linda, I'm 38 and I'm Pittsburgh, PA.  I have 2 great children a boy age 8 and a girl age 7 and a wonderful supportive husband.  I haven't been diagnosed with cancer, but have had 2 in 1995 and one in March of this year.  They were both benign, thank God.  I am very afraid of being diagnosed someday with a malignancy, and if it happens I hope to be as brave and wonderful as everyone I have met here has been to me. 
True happiness is WANTING what you HAVE, not HAVING what you WANT.  Have a great day!!!

Posted 5/6/2007 8:35 AM (GMT -7)
HI. My name is Lou. I am from Chesapeake, VA. I am 48 years old. I have been married for 25 years, have 2 daughters and 5 year old twin grandsons. I was just dx 3 days ago.
Posted 5/6/2007 10:02 AM (GMT -7)
Welcome Lou and Linda -
Nice to "meet" you.   Very glad to have you here, sorry about why we're here, but at least we can go through this stuff together.
Gentle Hugs!
~ Peace, love and understanding ~
Posted 5/25/2007 7:31 AM (GMT -7)
Hi... My name is Karen.  I am 47 will be 48 in July. I'm from Newport News, VA. I have 3 wonderful sons, 29, 24, and  7 and a grandson 10 months old.  It will be 2 yrs in Augs since I was diagnosed with Estrogin breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy followed by a doube mastecomy. I took 1 round of chemo and said it wasn't for me.  I was put on arimidex and now on aromison. I could go into more detail but I think that is for another area.
My family has been wonderful support and I am very thankful to have them.
I look forward to meeting everyone here.
Posted 6/3/2007 1:47 PM (GMT -7)
Good day all. I guess I may be in the wrong thread as I am a male, but I will explain. My name is Allen, 36, and currently reside in Northern California. The main reason that I am here is due to the fact that I am seeking information for my ex-wife who is 33 years old. She disclosed to me about a month to a month-and-a-half ago that she had discovered a lump in her chest and made me promise not to let any family members know. There is one thing that I immediately thought, she probably should NOT have gotten that breast enhancement surgery as it might have increased her risk for breast cancer. As far as my knowledge goes, breast cancer does not run in her family and she has not gotten a formal mammogram because according to her, the saline implant would present false readings. She stated to me that the mammogram will take place but in a few months in the future. What really worries me is that she's taking this so nonchalantly and I am the one who is deathly afraid for myself, her, and our two boys (5 and 3). I want them to grow up and when (or if) they have kids, their kids will be able to know their grandmother.
Posted 6/3/2007 6:26 PM (GMT -7)
Welcome Karen and Bigbone -
I'm glad you've introduced yourselves here and I wish you both all the best and am sending peaceful vibes and my hopes that things work out for you. 
It's never an easy thing having to deal with the prospect or suspicion of breast cancer, but it is good to have a place to be able to talk about it with others that understand and care and you've found one of those places right here.
Gentle hugs,
~ Peace, love and understanding ~

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