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    Procedure or Surgery (Double Mastectomy): It was not an average experience, because I ended up with a collapsed lung, three chest tubes, pleurodesis and VATS...due to a drug pump malfunction. I went in for IDC and recently found out that I also had Pageant's Disease as well. Those boobs did not like me too much. They are gone now. Flat and Fab (with my prosthetic, lol, not that secure yet.)

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    Oh No (Doctor said concerned, hoping nothing): I will be having a PET scan in a couple of weeks and then meet with my doctor a few days after. I asked her to be blunt and she said it could be nothing, but she is definitely concerned that my markers are going up and I have had chronic rib pain. When I look at research, some says it is not the numbers, but the change that is important. We talked about what could be and how it would be approached. She said regardless of the results, she will continue to watch the markers, because they can predict 5/6 months before a scan can detect anything. This is a constant boogy man and I hate that, but every moment that he does not fully appear is a good day. Hoping I get good news and look forward to posting if I do.

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    Loss (Lost loved one): Maybe this is not the place to share, but my Father passed unexpectantly March 4. It was a massive clot in the lungs. He and my mother were just talking in bed before going to sleep after a wonderful evening. I was at a concert with my husband when I received the call from my sister that paramedics were there and he was not breathing and did not have a pulse. They regained a pulse, but technically we later found out after we thought we "lost" him at the hospital that the moment it hit, there was nothing my Mother or the paramedics could do. He was 64. I have been able to fight cancer, my sister a few months ago had a double because of breast cancer as well and he didn't have an opportunity to fight. It hurts. He ate healthy and was active. I still can't grasp the loss. I worry about fighting cancer again and I never want it to come back, although if it does and that is what takes me, I will have something my Father didn't have...to prepare...for us all to prepare in some type of way. Sudden or long term, loss is horrible. I don't think either is easier, but I do wish we/he would have more time. I love you always, Daddy and I will see you again one day. I hope you are at peace. You always loved answers, you have more than we do now. I love you. - Tam

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      Gabba

      ps...of course this is the the place to share this news...we support each other in good times and bad, happy and sad.

      over 2 years ago
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      Anniekell

      I'm so sorry for your loss. Nothing is guaranteed to any of us... We should all live as if today is our last.

      over 2 years ago
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      beachbum5817

      I am so sorry for the loss of your father. With or without time, I don't think there is really any way to be ready for the loss. I do understand that there were probably things that you would have liked to say, if you had known. I know I feel that way. Your father was way too young. Like Gabba said, this is the perfect place to share. We are more than just people who have/had cancer. I am glad that you felt comfortable doing so. I pray that your memories bring you comfort during this time. Take care.

      over 2 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Removal of chemo port): I am glad that I had it removed when I did, because they said in surgery that some wait so long that the body grows attachments to it and it is more difficult to remove. Now...ironically I they are doing a PET and watching tumor markers combined with chronic rib pain...hoping a fluke.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Oophorectomy to change from Tamoxifen to Aramosin due to debilitating side effects. Injections to shut my ovaries down did work according to labs.

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