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Louise (weezie)


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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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.

Cancer Symptoms

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.

Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects

Lumpectomy May 2007. No side effects. Recouperated really well. My scars are barely noticeable. But one breast is slightly smaller. Hard to tell since I am a DD, but I can. UPDATE AUG/08. Can not see the scar, but feel a solid 4" line under my arm where lymph nodes were checked.

Radiation or Proton Therapy Description, Dates & Side Effects

Sept-Oct. 07. 26 treatments went well. Yes tired but not too much. Glad it is over. Hardly any burning. Used Lubriderm cream all the time; that helped. UPDATE AUG/08. Enjoyed the summer sun but made sure to use SPF 50 so as not to burn.

Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects

Pamidronate or otherwise known as Aredia. Assists in replenishing bone loss. Given via IV monthly. Tired, headache after treatment, diarrehia, bones ache all over. MAR/08 New treatment - Clasteon - 4 pills/day but NO IV. HOORAY. No side effects except bone pain. I went on the internet to find an alternative cause it took 6 jabs every time with the IV and I just hated the thought of doing that for the rest of my life.

Hormone Therapy Description, Dates & Side Effects

Arimidex taken at night. Started treatment Aug. 07. Sleep deprived, night sweats, bones ache, sometimes tired, always hungry. UPDATE AUG/08. Side effects have lessened but just slightly.

Bone Marrow Transplant Description, Dates & Side Effects

NONE

Immune Therapy Description, Dates & Side Effects

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♫ 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 :)
Sorry for the typos. I should have proof read myself. :-/
Louise, thank you for the birthday wishes and your kind words. It's so good for my soul to hear someone talk about my Gemma. Most people avoid bringing even her name up for fear I will fall apart. They don't realize that her name is a song to my ears and heart. I still get weepy but I'd rather weep that have people pretent she never lived. Hugs from Pittsburgh, Nancy
And thank you, Louise for your comments, and update. Yea, those "Doctoring Times". It's a wonder more of us don't go stark raving insane sometimes. I'm headed out to WINTER myself, from lovely mild San Francisco to Madison, WI. Burrr; I'm totally not ready & trying not to freak. So, I'll be out of internet connect for a bit. Hugs and Cozy thoughts, Nicole
Can't wait for spring either. Since the bus fare to NYC is only $13. I think I'm going to see any show that's taping...not waiting for another cancer show...I've tried to watch the Katie show and I don't really care for it, lol
I hope you had a stellar birthday celebration, Louise. And I also hope you continue to enjoy your entire birthday week.
Hope you had a great BDay, Weezie!! xo
Thank you for friending me. Best wishes to you and yours.
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