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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 5/1/2006 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
hi everyone,
I haven't posted for simply ages  but I do lurk from time to time to keep up with things!  You have all stated that you like good news so please celebrate my three year anniversary with me! I was diagnosed on April 30 2003 mascestomy on may 28 followed by chemo and radiation.Treatment finished Nov 2003 then tamoxifen for 5 yrs.
I am well, and my medical team continue to take good care of me.  I had a bone scan a month ago which has come up NED.  My back pain I think can be attributed to osteoporosis & an old vertebrae fracture.  My onc is considering changing Tamoxifen to Armidex but I will need a further bone density scan before we finally make that decision.
I retired in June last year and now don't know how I had time to go to work!  My days are full keeping up with grandchildren, enjoying my music and embroidery - I am doing cross stich sampler and also some addictive ukranian whitework.  I recently shouted myself a  Tyros2 keyboard (music) and am having such a lot of fun with it Not to mention enjoying the company of my DH.
I wish you all well especially the newbies who have joined in the last three years.  This is a d*** disease which none of us wanted.But I must say that being part of this Board has certainly made the journey easier.
Love to you all
PS what happened to regular chats????

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   Posted 5/2/2006 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   


Congratulations on your three year anniversary.  I hope for 10 times that for you.




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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   Posted 5/2/2006 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Good going, Kath. Three years is nice to celebrate. Enjoy your well-earned, well-deserved retirement. Thanks for sharing your good news. Hugs, Lauri (10 year survivor)
"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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   Posted 5/2/2006 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Kath!! It is great to see you. I was watching a terrible storm on TV that I think was in NZ and I wondered if it was near you and if you were safe. I am glad to know you are and that you are celebrating 3 years. We are always glad to celebrate anniversaries! You sound happy and content. I feel the same wondering how I ever had time to work. I have been reading like crazy lately, trying to catch up all those years I didn't have time to really read. I have been bad about posting myself but I do read and check in several times a day. Chat just didn't seem to be real popular the last time we tried again. There is still the option to use a room if you happen to be on and see one of us on. Hugs MK

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   Posted 5/2/2006 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   

I am also 3 yr survivor this June. But in last month I have had swelling in my lelft arm, hand. Fingers feel numb. I had a DOPPLER SCAN done today. I do have lymphedema Onc. told me. Now he wants me to get another PET SCAN done May 16th, I just had one done few months back. I just found out last 2 scans had SOME abnormalites some suspicious areas. BUT I didnt know about them few months back, THey thought it was just from my surgery (Mast.and REconstruction) I had stage II Breast Cancer. IS he ordering this BECAUSE of the swelling? (Lymphedema) What exactly does ABNORMAL mean? Is it possible for cancer to come back at the same area?? SOrry for all questions, just bit upsetting at moment

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   Posted 5/2/2006 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kath, nice to see you again, and especially to celebrate an anniversary! Sounds like life is moving right along for you and I am so happy to see how great you are doing!
Please stick around and we'll celebrate more anniveraries!


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   Posted 5/4/2006 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
congratulations kath!  3 years is a great milestone.... enjoy the grandchildren and the crafts!
"It's been worth everything I've been through,
 To do what I do"

                       To Do What I Do   -Alan Jackson, 2004

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   Posted 5/6/2006 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations!  Isn't it wonderful to be able to enjoy life after this horrible disease?  It puts things in a whole new perspective.  I am so happy for you!
L & H,

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