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    notpopeye wrote on teddyfuzz's wall

    Hi TeddyFuzz... just joined and very stressed. Sleep and food are not anything I can seem to do. I was wondering if I could contact you as things come up and get your take on things.

    My gal pal just told me 2 months ago she was diagnosed with the duct type - stage 1. Before that, never knew anyone personally or even ..."someone's aunt" that had been diagnosed.

    Also, had no idea that a mammo doesn't see this kind. Actually, I didn't know there were "kinds"!! I feel really stupid for being so ignorant of a well published woman's health issue...but had no family history, breast feed, did self exams, and went for mammos and yearly gyno apts.

    Sorry to dump:) But read your posts and the t-shirt quote "the real ones tried to kill me" made me laugh..not doing that a lot this week...and I like your sense of humor

    However this goes, thank you for posting. It's like having a map....

    Not - Popeye.

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      Hi notpopeye. Feel free to contact me about anything. I am happy to share my experience with you. Yeah, it kind of sucks that a mammo doesn't pick up this type of cancer. Don't feel dumb - I had no idea how many types of breast cancer there were either. Now, I feel like an expert. You are probably feeling overwhelmed right now. Try not to let the fear take over (easier said than done!). This is the scariest part. Once you and your doctors have more information, come up with a plan of attack and things start moving along you will not feel as stressed as you do now.

      Breast cancer is so much more common than you would think. The good thing about it is that it is very treatable! Not that the treatment is fun but really, it may not be as bad as you think. I'm sending lots of positive thoughts your way....right...now!

      over 8 years ago
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      Hi NotPopeye, I have family history, did my self exams etc and still didn't realize there where different types of b.c. I too have IBC, ,my sister is an 8 yr survior, had a different type of b.c. So what I'm trying to say is don't beat your self up. Best of luck to you.

      over 8 years ago
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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Found a lump mid - September 2012...Saw Gyno 1st week of October. October 30th went for Diagnostic Mammogram and Ultra-sound. Radiologist came in and said he was afraid it was cancer. Back to Gyno that day, then he called and made apt with general Surgeon.

    October 31st. Surgeon came in and said, I think it is cancer. Came back after lunch and had biopsy in office. Now THAT is scary for Halloween.

    Friday night, was at a trampoline indoor park (taking a girlfriend's son on playdate - since she started Chemo for breast cancer that day! - go figure.) and got the call from the Dr. It is Cancer. ILC....5-15%, Mastectomy, Reconstruction, Chemo, spreads to other side, body....to much to hear....Monday they are scheduling an MRI for sometime during the week.