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Old 08-01-2011, 12:27 PM   #61
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Simple Girl, my MIL lived more than 30 years after she was diagnosed. I don't know how much attitude affects this, but she had the right one and so do you. Good luck
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:02 PM   #62
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Forge ahead and we'll be celebrating good news down the road.
I have many Breast Cancer survivors in my immediate family. Looking forward to celebrating for years with one in my new Early Retirement Family! Be strong... I know you will be well!! Thank you for sharing.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:46 PM   #63
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Sending you lots of positive energy from the heart of Europe!
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:54 PM   #64
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Wow was shocked to read that someone who is healthy as yourself should get such a diagnosis.

Stay positive, I am sure you can slay the cancer dragon. I'm looking forward to many updates as to how well you are doing.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:16 PM   #65
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SG, I just remembered a very good friend had the same diagnosis and lumpectomy a couple of years ago (not at your tender young age)--four of us old very close girlfriends had lunch a few months later and I remember we asked her about the scar and she very discreetly flashed the restaurant to show us this tiny incision and make us laugh. She too is just fine today, but we were very impressed at her attitude.
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SG, sending best wishes for a good outcome on this challenging life's journey. I admire your courage to share this with your ER pals. Take care and I'm betting you will do great with the treatment and support you have around you.
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Best wishes to you, simple girl! BTW, there is a website called Caring Bridge, where you can set up a place where family, friends, support folks, etc, can come on and stay in touch. Much more personal and more private than FB. Just wanted you to know,

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Financedude, that is a great idea! Going to go check it out now - thank you!!!
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Thank you simple girl and bbbamI for sharing your stories. You've encouraged us to take better care of ourselves and get important tests like mammograms and colonoscopies. Plus, you've helped us realize how important it is to cherish and love every moment our our lives. Hats off to your both!
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:56 PM   #69
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Wow was shocked to read that someone who is healthy as yourself should get such a diagnosis.
Me too! I guess cancer doesn't care how much you work out or watch your weight. Really sucks and just is a reminder that you can only control so much in life.
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Me too! I guess cancer doesn't care how much you work out or watch your weight.
How very true. I don't know anything about BC, but I do know something about colorectal cancer, which I had, and I follow user reports closely enough to tell you that many very health-conscious folks, nonetheless, get cancer. There's no apparent moral component to it at all -- just some random sh*t the world decides to send your way. It's good to hear you're coping okay.
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sorry to hear this, good luck with treatment!!
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:24 PM   #72
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It is rough news, but is repairable. When done you'll be good as new.

To repeat the advice I gave to bbbamI: Think muppets not monsters.

OK Que Allen, for the British version.
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You are just amazing.
I read your post over and over...and I have to say you are just amazing.

Yes, I repeated myself on purpose. Such spirit deserves an encore.

Life happens, but one must get through the biggest challenges that are handed out.
I officially welcome you to the Lemonade Club (when given a case of lemons...).

You go girl!
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I too am sorry to hear of your news. But as others have said, you will be fine. My Mother had breast cancer in her late 40's and it was found early. She's pushing 94 today.

Tell your hubby to look the other way while I give you a big hug.
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Oh sweetie, so sorry to hear you have this to worry about and to endure.

Keep us posted whenever you can, so we can send all kinds of "positive" electrons your way.

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Old 08-01-2011, 08:21 PM   #76
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Simple Girl,

I'm rooting for you and wish you a quick recovery.

It is not how many times we get knocked down that matters but how many times we get up.

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So sorry to hear of your diagnosis, and am sending you a big hug. Feel it?
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So sorry to hear of your diagnosis, and am sending you a big hug. Feel it?
YEP, I sure do! And Dawg's as well! Feeling so loved and supported by the whole ER board.
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Sorry to hear this, but know from all your posts (which I always enjoy reading----one of the things that brings me back to this forum, even if I just lurk) that you have the spirit, attitude, and intelligence to seek the best treatment and to quickly get yourself on the road to recovery.
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