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Old 07-31-2011, 09:00 PM   #21
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simple girl....

More than likely this journey is going to be like a roller coaster ride.

We're here for you and will help smooth out the bumps.

....especially this ol' gal in Texas.

We're gonna get through this....one day at a time.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:15 PM   #24
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SG - I met 20+ women on BC.org in Jan 2008 when we all started chemo together. I just got back from Utah where we had our 3rd annual reunion. That's how strong our connection was after going through the cancer weeds together. As I said, there is some great support out there!
Wow, that is SOOOO cool! I've already connected with two other gals, shared pics, private emails, etc. It was like we instantly connected with each other. I can so totally see what you are saying. I forsee meeting up with them in the future. I can only imagine how emotional and great it will be!

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Can you feel the love? Lots heading your way from here in Virginia and all over this place.
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Hugs and best wishes, SG. You have caught this early, lined up the best treatment, and you have a positive 'tude. I have every expectation that you will get through this challenge with flying colo(u)rs and will FIRE on time.

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simple girl....

More than likely this journey is going to be like a roller coaster ride.

We're here for you and will help smooth out the bumps.

....especially this ol' gal in Texas.

We're gonna get through this....one day at a time.
BB I KNOW you know what this roller coaster ride feels like. I've already been on the downside - all day yesterday I was a complete MESS. Coming to terms with actually being diagnosed and then having to tell family was, well, just awful. Both DH and I were in a complete state of shock, just now coming out of it. Can't wait to get off the ride! Yes, we are gonna get through this, together. Thanks for being there.
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Glad the prognosis is good. Best of luck; now go kick some cancer ass!
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Simple Girl, count me in as a member of your online support group. I love your attitude!
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Another person here to support you. I think you are living every woman's fear. I'm glad you caught it early and it sounds as if you have a great prognosis. I'll be sending healing thoughts and prayers for you as you go through this.
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Your DH is a lucky, lucky man. Not only is his wife beautiful, she has a backbone of steel. My very best wishes to the both of you as you fight this together.
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So sorry to hear this. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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BB I KNOW you know what this roller coaster ride feels like. I've already been on the downside - all day yesterday I was a complete MESS. Coming to terms with actually being diagnosed and then having to tell family was, well, just awful. Both DH and I were in a complete state of shock, just now coming out of it. Can't wait to get off the ride! Yes, we are gonna get through this, together. Thanks for being there.
Yes sugar I sure do.

Cancer sucks. Dealing with it is even 'suckier' (hmmm...is that a word?)

We were told by a friend of ours that you can call yourself a cancer survivor if you don't drop dead from being told the diagnosis. So...you've made the first hurdle.

Early detection is the key. Focus on understanding and getting your treatments. What matters now is getting healthy once again. Everything else can fall by the wayside.

We'll celebrate with you once you've completed your treatments and are cancer free.
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Sorry to hear it SG, but its clear you will triumph. Keep your chin up.
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I add my best and well wishes to all of the wonderful folks who have posted in this thread. May you recover quickly, and completely.

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So very sorry you are going thru this Simple Girl. Prayers..sent your way!
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My best friend had a stage 4 masectomy--11 years ago. Medicine is so good now. And you found it early. I wish you a great outcome!
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+1 for mammograms - not the most pleasant 15 minutes a year but yours is a great story for early detection.

Prayers headed your way for you and your loved ones as you navigate the journey towards a cure.
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Best wishes, SG! Prayers for you.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:27 AM   #37
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Simple Girl,

I hope you keep us posted. I am rooting for you and wish you the best. I think this form of cancer may have one of the highest cure rates. Hang in there.

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So sorry to hear this. I am so happy to hear that it was caught so early and has such a great recovery rate. You do have such a positive attitude, which is going to help tremendously. I would like to be included in your online support group. It won't be easy, but I look forward to the day that you are cancer free.
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SG,

Just logged on this morning and was so sad when I read the title of this thread. However, reading your post several times and then reading all the responses I'm certain that the end results are going to be excellent.

Early diagnosis, extremely treatable, and your wonderful attitude to life mean that this will be one of those jogs in life's path that you will take, and get back on track.

Love to you from across the 'pond'
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Hang in there, SG. Get the 2nd opinion as you stated, do your research, take care of yourself, and everything will be ok.
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