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    JoAnninCal wrote on Viking's wall

    Hello.. I have Inflammatory b/c, invasive ductal and invasive lobular. two separate mastectomies. How are you doing ? I am "No evidence of disease". I'm on mybcteam.com are you? JoAnnSurvivor

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      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.

      3 months ago
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    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.

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      I do understand how that feels, I have been in that position a few times. I found WhatNext to be a comfort during my last diagnosis and treatment and we hope you do too. Let us know anytime we can help with anything.

      almost 2 years ago
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    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!

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