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8/4/08 10:18 A

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Hello Suz,
I am a 2x survivor and yes life is so precious and a gift everyday just to wake up. I welcome you here today and wish you all the best. I hope good health is with you and that you have the strength to care for your children. Be strong, you have so much courage for what you have been through. Believe you are healed. You will find much support from our team of lovely ladies. God Bless. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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8/4/08 10:03 A

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Suz, You'll be in my thoughts and prayers as you start another journey. I hope the PET scan gives you good results. You sound like a strong young woman, and you've beat it once. Now make it twice! I'm a 2X survivor. You can do it too!

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8/4/08 7:46 A

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Suz-My heart goes out to you as you courageously face the next part of cancer journey! You have the right attitude, don't let cancer rule your life - you rule it! We are here for you, to help you with your weight loss and to support you through you cancer journey!

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8/4/08 7:45 A

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just want to say.. welcome and thanks for sharing your story.... I am sending you the best healing thoughts that I can that all will be ok.. SP is a wonderful place with wonderful ideas,support and people. YOU can lose weight.... get to know the website and make it work to your advantage. I track everything I eat, everyday... what an eye opener it was!!! I am on the road to healthy eating.... and because of that... weight loss.

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8/4/08 12:44 A

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Hi everyone. Excuse my's late, lol. It should say my story, not my store! I just joined Sparkpeople and this team tonight. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone!

In January 2007 I had a routine mammogram that was abnormal. I was 41. Because they couldn't do a needle biopsy, I had the tumor removed in February. I was diagnosed Stage 2B, triple positive. I had a mastectomy in March and 3 out of 16 nodes were positive, as well as the outside of one of the nodes. There was a problem during my surgery and they didn't realize I was bleeding until I was in recovery. By the time they got me back into the operating room, a hemotoma developed at the surgical site. I went to 4 weeks of hyperbaric oxygen treatments to help with the healing. In May I had a port-a-cath put in. A week later I started 6 rounds of Taxotere/Carboplatin/Herceptin. I did 7 weeks of radiation, and Herceptin treatments for a year, which just ended the last week in June. In March of this year I had a total hysterectomy and my ovaries removed. I was put on Tamoxifen for 4 months but switched to Femara due to the instant menopause. I had my first CAT scan done since my treatments in April and they found a very small nodule in my lung and a borderline enlarged lymph node in my chest. I'm having a followup PET scan done in a few weeks. In the meantime, I am focusing on losing this extra weight. After this past year, I realize how precious life is and I've spent too many years sitting on the sidelines of my life because of my extra weight. I don't want to waste any more time. I want to enjoy my family and keep up with my kids (14, 10 and 6)! I'm feeling good and trying to not let fear get the better of me.

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