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UPDATE: December 2011. Status is holding as I enter into my 5th year of survival for 2012. Side effects relatively small, tired at times and mild bone pain. Quite amused at my own forgetfullness, making my husband crazy looking for things I have lost and found. Making sure I take my meds as prescribed and followup scans and Oncology appts. as scheduled. UPDATE: August 2008. Saw Oncologist who confirmed spread of cancer to my spine T9 & T10 also T6 and L3 show some abnormality. This is a comparison to the other 3 bone scans - 1st being July 07 right after lumpectomy. My surgeon prescibes this test for every breast cancer patient. Probably a precaution, which in my case was a good thing. I am not sure what is going to happen next other than another Mammogram and Ultra sound of my breasts in Sept., another bone scan and CAT scan in Nov. so this might be where they find more. God forbid those cells keep mulitplying. It's leap frog at its' finest game. I feel over anaylized, overpricked, overradiated but somehow glad that I live in Canada where it is all FREE. My private insurance pays 80% of all my drugs as well as massages, chiro, physio, dental, and so on. Why do you think we have a waiting list for immigrants? Not because they love the winter here! So for now I wait but I live. Oct. 09. Bone scan and CT, Oncologist's report at the end of the month. Whoopee, I can hardly wait. I still have my sarcasm working.

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February 26, 2008

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 17, 1950

Cancer Survivor

Cancer Info

Breast Cancer

May 1, 2007

Stage 2

Grade 2

No

Yes

Lumpectomy

Arimidex

That a Cure has NOT BEEN FOUND !

That all my ancestors who died were very brave in their fight

Keep me laughing

Spine

Feeling sometimes bitchy I put that down to arimidex. I hate the revisiting of menopause, night sweats, etc. Sometimes I just feel tired and can't keep up. UPDATE AUG/08. Not as tired anymore, but the rest is the same.

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Happy Birthday, Weezie! I hope you have a wonderful day and I wish you many, many more happy birthdays. Eat some cake for me! Love ya!

Martha
♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫
♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫
♫ Happy Birthday dear Louise ♫
♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫
♫ Have a beautiful and blessed day ♫
♫ Love and Hugs ♫
♫ Joyce ♫
Have a successful conference. I wrote on your page twice but never saw it come up. I did it today.
So are his old posts gone? or are they restored to view them. Many thanks and of course I totally forgot that Martha did change her name to SMURF. I think I'm loosing it. Anyway I'm just happy they are still here.
Thanks Louise. So appreciated. Hugs back at ya!
That picture was amazing. Good to know you, hope you are feeling good. Can't wait until spring.
My friends, it's about time I finally post something to let you know I am alive, well and still enduring the cancer battle. I would say at this moment i am probably feeling like an incredibly lucky person. A few moments ago I decided to look at all the friends I have lost here at the blog. IT was kind of a going back in time, to reflect and measure the length at which I have been a member. I started to cry and then said NO NO, you musn't do that kind of thing. You need to spread the word, how lucky we are to be here. How amazing life really is and how precious these moments can be. I'll give you a brief rundown. Last year my husband, Peter, and I plus a friend took a trip to Cabarete Beach, in Dominican Republic. If you have never heard of the place look it up on Trip Advisor. I would say 80% of the people who are lucky enough to know about it, and go there, are CANADIAN. To the point. Three days after we came home (Mar 24), Peter was rushed to the hospital and was put on Life Support for 15 days, along with dyalisis. He looked as if he needed the last rights. Miracles do happen. They slowly took off the machines, one at a time. He was then moved twice to high attention and then to rehab. 45 days later he was home, but not for long. The day after he was rushed to hospital I got a phone call from our Landlord, saying he was coming home and we had to be out by end of May. I was put to the task of looking for a new home with or without having my long life partner and husband. I was scared. With the help of a Realtor we finally found a place and moved in 1 week after Peter's release from hospital. It was the hardest downsizing I have ever done in my life. We got landed and then the next medical nightmare was about to begin. Peter had been diagnosed with Bowen's disease a few months before his escape from death. He was told he would have to have his thumb removed in all likelhood. We scoured and searched for Specialists to see what alternative they could suggest. In the end he bravely went for 26 rounds of radiation. It has been our second miracle. Now the third one is. 2015. That's about all I have for now, just wanted everyone to know, there are lots of problems yet to endure, but with tenacity, courage and laughter we can do just about anything. I dedicate this story to all my lost friends at BFAC. I pray for them and remember all our conversations. Sometimes I go back to read what they said, what I said and what others said. In Memoriam to lost BFAC'ers.
♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫
♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫
♫ Happy Birthday dear Louise ♫
♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫
♫ I hope you had a beautiful and blessed day ♫
♫ Love and Hugs ♫
♫ Joyce ♫
Happy Birthday, Weezie! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs!
Upside down dog because of inept owner's inability to work technology!!!
Got an email you left a comment starting with Easter eggs...but can't find it here? Spooky :)
Got an email you left a comment starting with Easter eggs...but can't find it here? Spooky :)
Got an email you left a comment starting with Easter eggs...but can't find it here? Spooky :)
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