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Started 1347935307.6 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1348238964.08 by rondell

I am so happy to say that I am 3 years breast cancer free as of today. I got all my testing back and the reports were fine (mammo and blood work). Thank God! I also wish the same good report for all who have fought or are fighting cancer. May you be cured. Lastly, dont forget to get your mammograms and pap smears. A mammogram saved my life, or I never would have known I had cancer at the time.

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"

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bigsister1347959897.9635817 PostsRegistered 5/15/2010Southern California

shorty, please remind me: are you on tamoxifen or aremidex for five years?

gidgetgoes­hawaiian1347965259.0310427 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

That's wonderful news!!!

Shorty2U1347989703.1515148 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007PA

Thank you for the replies. I appreciate it. To bigsister, no I dont take those drugs. I thought he said it depends which kind of breast cancer one has and that determines if one takes those. Do you take them? Thank you hckynut for reminding everyone about the colon cancer screening also.

Take care.

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"

JuJu Squee­zy1347989852.9333362 PostsRegistered 11/1/2011

Good for you, let it be over!


croemer1347994345.8476292 PostsRegistered 1/29/2009

How wonderful Shorty!!

"That what you gaze upon...you become"

clemintine1347997103.82718262 PostsRegistered 11/5/2007C.C.

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Pqfan1347997662.3536290 PostsRegistered 2/15/2006Viewpoints

{#emotions_dlg.wub} Shorty I am so happy to hear this wonderful news!

Happy Thanksgiving!

lulu21347997781.921649 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007

Great news Shorty2U.

Next month I'll be a 22 year survivor.

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Doc-Mom1347998760.16316317 PostsRegistered 6/14/2006

Wow, that is so great Shorty!!!{#emotions_dlg.wub}

Just last week I became a 12 year survivor.

Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend... never owned a dog.

Don't try to win over the haters, you are not the jerk whisperer.

jubilant1348006690.5073448 PostsRegistered 6/10/2010 Indiana

I think this is great news! So happy for you.

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
~ Helen Keller ~

Burnsite1348010837.6077545 PostsRegistered 7/31/2007

Many congrats, Shorty. ((hugs)) That is news to celebrate.

bigsister1348039588.6475817 PostsRegistered 5/15/2010Southern California
On 9/18/2012 Shorty2U said:

Thank you for the replies. I appreciate it. To bigsister, no I dont take those drugs. I thought he said it depends which kind of breast cancer one has and that determines if one takes those. Do you take them? Thank you hckynut for reminding everyone about the colon cancer screening also.

Take care.

Shorty, no, I don't take them; it's my sister who has to decide if she wants to start the five-year regimen of one of them. Of course, her dr. wants her to, but she's not sure, and I'm thinking NO.

Giordan1348068681.591938 PostsRegistered 8/5/2011

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I'm so very, very happy for you!

CardinalGi­rl_1348069737.9576846 PostsRegistered 7/11/2007

Shorty--I'm so happy for you! I'm sorry that I somehow missed your post until now.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass.....it's about learning to dance in the rain.

ury1348089619.763281 PostsRegistered 2/27/2010Royals / Chiefs / Sporting KC Soccer

thrilled for you -- sending positive energy for continued health and well being

A change of attitude is a change of destiny. (Neville Gardner)
-- Jean

momtodogs1348089715.5633846 PostsRegistered 9/20/2006

Congratulations!

wagirl1348089973.614734 PostsRegistered 10/20/2004

What a great day for you!! I am jealous but very happy you are doing so well. I aspire to be where you are. I have 6 more weeks of chemo and then a month break before 35 days of radiation. It's your news that keeps me going!!! Stupid cancer zombies{#emotions_dlg.thumbdown}!!!!

traveler1348090357.23711517 PostsRegistered 12/14/2004ALASKA

Congrats, congrats, congrats. Feels great, doesn't it?

BlueSkies11348091967.017498 PostsRegistered 10/10/2010enjoying blue skies :)
Wonderful news shorty2u !!! Just had my mammo today. Hope everyone does.

It's still me....been here since Feb 2005

Magenta1348152935.8339585 PostsRegistered 11/4/2004washington, d.c.

Shorty, twice i wrote you a reply, congratulating you and in my post I had the word g y n and o b before that, which was not allowed. Are they crazy????

Are you on Tamoxifen??? I had a typical cells which were removed by a 2 hour surgery, and had I been late for my mammo or had skipped it one year, these would have grown into cancer cells, so I was very lucky. Yet, i read on Wellness that someone's Mom had taken T. and gotten cervical (?) cancer and needed a hysterectomy and Chemo.

What are your thoughts on this? I am under supervision by the Chief of Oncology in Georgetown Hosp., DC, and surgeon (prof.) for breasts, who also reads my mammograms, so I believe I am in the best of hands, but now worried about T. Not until Jan. will I have been on it for only 1 year, and one needs to be on it for 5 years. Amazingly, I have endured no NO side effects, not even have I put on the 10 lbs as most do.

Am looking forward to your reply, this is my 3rd try, and hope this is going through. Meanwhile, I hope you and your family are celebrating big time, as time flies.

Many hugs and all the best,

Magenta

velvetlace­131348171224.62391 PostsRegistered 9/27/2006

"May you be cured" was in your comments...You are the voice for many...Thank you...

kivah1348189544.0073633 PostsRegistered 7/21/2008oxnard, CA

I'm also cancer-free after 6-1/2 yrs - I had ovarian cancer. I posted this a few days ago - but the Q removed it. Nice people - they are.

velvetlace­131348190002.95391 PostsRegistered 9/27/2006
On 9/20/2012 kivah said:

I'm also cancer-free after 6-1/2 yrs - I had ovarian cancer. I posted this a few days ago - but the Q removed it. Nice people - they are.

You are the voice for many also...Thank you...

Shorty2U1348190130.27315148 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007PA

From the OP

Thank you again for the replies and I am so glad to see there are others who are celebrating anniversarys. Please dont forgot those who lost the fight and lets keep working to find a cure!

Magenta- No I dont take tamoxifen, because the doctor said it depends what type as to who takes it. So I am unfamiliar with it, except what little bit I read and my one relative took it and she is just over 5 years cancer free. I am glad yours was caught in time and I hope you continue to be well as they continue to monitor you. It seems to me that you are in good hands. There is a cancer site you can check on too with lots of information called breast cancer dot org. The people on there are wonderful and a world of knowledge. I was on there when I was going through cancer.

Best wishes to all,

Shorty.

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"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"

adrienneJ1348206197.767488 PostsRegistered 2/18/2012

Congratulations ! You have been truly blessed by the Lord !



~~~No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere is desperately fighting for theirs.~~~

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