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    Celebration (5 years 'cancer free'): 5 years and as far as we know no cancer. Yippee! Think I'm still holding my breath just a bit.

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    Tiredness.....finished chemo 2 years 7 months ago, radiation 2 years 4 months ago and herceptin 1 year 11 months ago. Right after I finished radiation I actually started feeling worse for a couple months (thyroid taking a mild dive? on low dose synthroid)

    Right after I started feeling better I was feeling so much better that I thought, I have this. It's going to be good. I'm going to be good. I thought I was getting back on track and everything was going to be pretty normal. Now I've got to say I don't have anywhere near the energy I had before treatment. I used to be able to go what seemed like unstopping. At least energy wise I seemed to be able to go forever and if I stopped it was because I wanted to do something else. My energy definitely has it's limits and controls me now. Complete downer. But it's good to still be around and HER 2+ untreated.......I might not have been much longer. So, it's good, just sharing so others will have an idea.

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      Noureen

      Hi ladies, not sure what made me log in today after months but I'm glad! I am about 3 months behind all your dates and I feel the same way. I was upbeat and super energetic but last couple of months have been draining. I am always on the go so am blaming it on that. All my results are great. The oncologist told me to get my thyroid checked often and exercise. Hope all stays well with you both.

      over 4 years ago
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      Glad to hear that all is well with you, Noureen. I have missed seeing both of you on the site. May everything continue to go well for all of us. Take care.

      over 4 years ago
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      Hi Noureen, so glad to hear you've been doing well.I bet it is that you've just over done. I wouldn't say that I've been super energetic at all, emphasis being on the super, :D but upbeat I try to be. :D Hopefully a bit of rest will put you back in that state. Stay well.

      over 4 years ago
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      quest4u

      Hi SandraK, to answer your question if I had asked my oncologist on the reasons why my hair hasn't grown back fully is it could be the medications that I'm taking. He said the hair thinning and slow hair growth is part of it. Also the medications also prohibits estrogen production in which hair needs estrogen to grow as well. I also asked him if knew about the taxotere lawsuit. I knew the answer already but wanted to see if he knew. His answer was that he didn't know anything about it or read anything about in their physicians manifest updates. I guess if he did know anything about it he couldn't say just to save face. I am VERY grateful that I am here, survived, and alive by the grace of GOD but I do miss my long beautiful hair. I feel you Beverley about what you said in your last 2 posts, "I'm glad to be alive and cancer-free, but I'm not glad to be alive and cancer-free with hair loss that makes me look older than I am." I'm very tired of wearing wigs but I can't go without wearing it either. Still very uncomfortable going out in public with just how my hair is right now. As for the lawsuit I'm still thinking about it and will call those lawyers. Heck maybe I could have a lifetime supply of wigs and a settlement while they're at it. Good Luck to everyone and GOD Bless.

      about 5 years ago
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      SandraK

      I am sorry Beverley, I meant to get back to you sooner. I was thinking about my answer. As a woman I am tied up with my hair, too, and thought it was perhaps a female thing, that we are taught to be concerned about our looks, our feminity, a big part of which is our hair. But as a non African-American I just do not know what it is like from your perspective. But it sounds like a worse scenario, so all I can say is I am really sorry, but glad you are here. quest4u, I started to say it was easier for me to guess it was the chemo since I am not taking anything post chemo, but then it could be something else, like the thyroid, or age. I also could tell the chemo aged me. My skin and face looked older and tireder, so maybe it can escalalte times effect on hair growth, but I definitely did not have thin spots and see scalp on top pre chemo. Such a definite change over a short time period does make you think.... I know i am lucky Beverley to have not lost it all, I really wish you hadn`t eitther.

      about 5 years ago
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      Vivbob

      I also had Taxotere Chemo with my last Chemo being Feb. 27, 2016 and my hair has come back. It has come back with what I call "Chemo Curls" as I had very straight hair before. It is really thick and curly and I will enjoy each and every day that I can wash and go. I just run my fingers through it and it takes no time at all "to do my hair". I'm loving it for as long as it lasts. Til later,

      almost 5 years ago
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