I celebrated 5 years of survival on November 9. I am now able to work full time as a kindergarten teacher...I'm in the 3rd year at this school which is a huge accomplishment because they give you no planning time and expect you to stay late every night and work a lot on weekends. I will be 60 in December and it's really, really hard work. I'm on 6 month checkups and cancer wise it's going good, but I'm extremely tired and have had pneumonia twice due to weak immune system and the crowded unsanitary school I'm in with children coughing and sneezing on me all the time. But, I'm doing the best I can do at this time.
- Franklin, WI
- Member Since Sep 2012
Their Diagnoses (1)
- Survivor: Inflammatory Breast Cancer
- Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 60, Stage IIIC, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: No
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Viking started following8 months ago
Viking wrote on GregP_WN's wall
Thank you for the amazing job you do on this site. I'm glad you liked my post this morning. Sometimes people are "frozen" when they first get a diagnosis and just need someone who has been through it to motivate them.
Viking wrote on gah's wall
I have inflammatory breast cancer and I don't mean to alarm you, but this is the most lethal and aggressive form of breast cancer there is. I urge you to get started. 4 months ago for a diagnosis is too long to wait. And this type of cancer is not a tumor, it is infiltrating your skin and lymph system and has access to your whole body. My chemo started within two weeks. And this cancer is only diagnosed as stage 3 or stage 4. I will be a 4 year survivor in November and I still get checked every 3 months for recurrence. I'm urging you to get started because this type of cancer is nothing to wait around for. God bless you. It took 6 months of chemo, surgery, 6 more months of chemo, and 33 radiation to get me to where I am today. You can do it too!