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1/9/10 10:38 P

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Goodness what a crappy year you had! Me too! I didn't have issue with my marriage and my kids are okay but the cancer, job loss, deaths of 2 cousins and my kitty, & 6 months later than me my friends breast cancer... 2010 is gonna be great!
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1/9/10 4:28 P

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Wow! When you have a bad year, you sure do it up good!!! I hope your marriage is better, that your son is doing well, and that your DH has found another job. And most of all, I hope you remain cancer free. Post often so we get to know you. There's always someone around to talk too, and some of the members are professionals, and know of what they speak. Welcome to the team.


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1/9/10 2:44 P

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2008 was quite a year for me. After 14 years of marriage, my husband woke up stupid one morning and decided he didn't want to be married to me any longer. So I packed my 10 year old daughter, and moved back to N.M. to be closer to my other daughters. Several weeks after I left, my husband realized he had made the biggest mistake of his life. We got back together, and he moved me back to WY. the last of June. On July 17, 2008, our 19 year old son, fell asleep on his way to work, rolled his truck and because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt, was ejected out the back window. His injuries were life threatening. He was airlifted to the University of Utah hospital. He spent the next year in a long term acute care facility. I lived in a travel trailer in order to take of him. In Dec. of 2008, I went for a routine mammo, (I have gone yearly since age 37 due to density issues)the tech told me everything looked good, but the radiologist reads all the x-rays, she told me to take a seat in the waiting room. She came back and called me out into the hall, she said the Dr. had found something. They did a sonogram, found 2 lesions. Next day I had a biopsy, and was diagnosed with "tubular-lobular carcinoma". I was told "if you have to have cancer, this is the kind to have." Riiiight, cancer is cancer. I made an appointment with a surgeon the next week. She sent me for an MRI and a third lesion was found. I had a lumpectomy, and lymphectomy. During pathology, a fourth lesion was found, and the cancer had spread to the sentinel lymphnode. I then met with a radiologist and an oncologist. I started chemo in February of 2009. I had 4 chemo treatments, and 30 radiation treatments. In March of that year, my husband was laid off. I sailed through the treatments with only a really bad case of hives, fatigue, hair loss, and weight gain due to steroids.

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