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    Redled wrote on Girlfridayrph's wall

    Welcome! I just wanted you to know that I am an almost 13 year survivor! I was HER 2 positive as well and had a lumpectomy with 8 rounds of chemo and 35 rounds of radiation. Hang in there and pray a lot! I will keep you in my prayers as well.

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    Redled wrote on Nee's wall

    Hi Nee,
    I was 45 when I was diagnosed too! That was 11 and a half years ago! I had a lumpectomy, 8 rounds of chemo and 35 radiation treatments. Though it wasn't easy, I made it with the help of family and friends! If you have any questions that I can answer, please let me know.
    Take care,

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    Redled wrote on gichic's wall

    Welcome! I was HER2 Positive too, and that was 11 years ago. You can do this! Hang in there and let me know if I can do anything for you.

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    Redled wrote on Baldredhead's wall

    I was totally a bald redhead and was HER2 Positive too! That was 11 years ago! I am now 56 and, thank God, continue to be cancer-free! Sending positive thoughts your way as you continue through your journey.

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      Thank you for the words of encouragement - You are so kind to do that, and it means the world to hear from you 11-year-ago types.....Blessings on your continued health!

      about 8 years ago
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    Redled wrote on syd8's wall

    Hi Syd8! I am an 11 year survivor of breast cancer. I was HER-2 positive, stage IIB and, at that time, they were not sure of the dose yet for Herceptin, so I opted out of it because I was 45 years old and my kids were 7 and 11. I didn't want to end up cured of cancer but have heart failure, which many were getting at the time. Anyway, I prayed a lot and had wonderful friends and family to support me and here I am today...still cancer free! My boys are 18 and 22 and I have been able to see so many wonderful things in their lives that I never thought I would live to see. So, if you have questions or concerns, I would be more than happy to answer what I can. I had a lumpectomy, 8 rounds of chemo and 33 radiation treatments. I lived through the No hair thing and it wasn't as big of a deal as I thought it would be. People are way more accepting now! I hardly ever wore my wig. a scarf or hat was WAY more comfortable. God be with you and I hope that all goes well with your treatment.

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    Redled posted an update

    I am concerned that my chemo brain is beginning to interfere more and more in my daily life. I hate feeling like I am in a constant brain fog! I hope that it does not affect my job performance, although sometimes I feel that it already has.