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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 6/2/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen-
I saw your post in the roll call, hopefully you had time to read a bit about us. We're all ages, stages and from all over the country (and we've had people from UK and Down Under, plus Canada). I'm 38, diagnosed at age 30 in 1999, did chemo, rads and tamoxifen (still carrying the tamoxifen weight around though), but all is well, thank goodness! I'm in Michigan with my husband and dog....

Feel free to ask any questions that you want, we throw slang around sometimes or refer to inside jokes. Just ask and we'll fill ya in!


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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 688
   Posted 6/2/2007 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen

Just wanted to give you a welcome to our group. We have a wonderful bunch of ladies here and they have a wealth of information too. I was diagnosed in July of 05 and reccurance in Jan of this year. I had a mastectomy in March and reconstruction in April. Im doing great and love the results. If you have any questions please ask someone will have an answer for you.


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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 826
   Posted 6/2/2007 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Karen!  This is a great place for support.  I was diagnosed in Dec 04 at the age of 44.  Had lumpectomy followed by mastectomy 3 weeks later, because they couldn't get clean margins.  Chemo and radiation followed.  Reconstruction in Jan 06 and reduction/lift on good one in Sep 06.  Took Tamoxifen for 1 1/2 years and now on Femara.  Very happy to be alive!
Feel free to ask anything, because chances are someone else has been through it.  Keep coming back.
L & H,

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