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6/10/11 10:21 A

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Hi Kathie,
Welcome, to this wonderful, warm, and caring group. Wow! Congratulations on being a five year survivor. It has been quite a journey for you. This group is very helpful when you keep in touch. Good luck!
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6/9/11 9:04 P

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Welcome Kathie! This is the team nobody wants to be on, but boy are we tough! If you listen to every story, they are all so different, yet we all have come out on the other side, stronger and more compassionate than perhaps we were before. Good luck on your journey!


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6/7/11 7:51 A

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thank you for your support.....it all happens one step at a time... gonna be a slow but rewarding process

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6/7/11 7:50 A

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thank you...I've found that with support we can accomplish anything.. emoticon

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6/7/11 2:52 A

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Kathie, congratulations on your survival of all life has thrown at you. I agree, you have a great attitude and sounds like a wonderful supportive family. We can be your extended family and can relate better about Breast Cancer!! It is a great team full of women who want to give back and help as you will see and as you will do your part too, in time. I look forward to getting to know you better. Join in daily or as you can. Hugs and welcome--Brenda

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6/6/11 2:21 P

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Hi Kathie,
Welcome and best wishes on your quest for a healthier life style.
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6/6/11 1:16 P

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Welcome! You certainly have the right attitude, you've had a rough road, but you are indeed a survivor and congratulations on that! I'm sure you'll find this team to be very encouraging and supportive, and here's an opportunity for you to reach out to others who might be going through a similar situation!!

Hope to see you posting again soon-

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6/6/11 11:44 A

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Welcome, Kathie! Sorry for the reason but happy to meet you. I am not a survivor but I work Forrest a breast cancer foundation that supports patients, survivors, their families, caregivers, and medical staff. You have had your challenges...just glad you have come out the other side of those tunnels.

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6/6/11 7:39 A

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Welcome--it's nice to meet you. It is always amazing to me--we are all survivors of the same disease, but I don't think any of us has the sane story. Hugs for all you've been through. Someday when I have enough time, I'll post the story of my Starfish Enterprise.
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6/5/11 10:12 P

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Welcome Kathie....thanks for sharing your story ...you are a true Survivor...and we are all in this together ....stop in anytime...and best wishes on your walking program... emoticon

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6/5/11 10:06 P

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emoticon Kathie!
You have had so many challenges. We're here to support you in this journey.
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6/5/11 9:46 P

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I'm a 5 year breast cancer survivor. Five years ago I had gone for my annual mammogram and they found something they felt should be checked into a little more. After an ultrasound they decided to biopsy it and found that I had cancer.

My second son was just getting ready to graduate from college. He had a hard time concentrating to take his finals. After graduating, he spent the summer home being my caregiver. He and my youngest son shaved their heads when I lost my hair during chemo. My oldest son, a teacher, didn't feel comfortable shaving his head so he shaved off his goatee and mustache that he had had since a senior in high school.

My first year survivor, I made my first lap at Relay for life with my then boyfriend now husband. We just spent this weekend again doing Relay for life.

I turned 50 the year I had breast cancer and after all my chemo and radiation treatments for my birthday, I bought myself a much needed new car. Six days after buying my new car a car crossed the center line and ran into me head on. I had 2 knee surgeries before having a complete knee replacement. In the meantime, I also had a bunionectomy that froze so my toe is not flat, making it difficult to buy comfortable walking shoes. I am not complaining though as I am a survivor....now I think I have finally found a comfortable pair of shoes and am ready to do some serious walking and take off this weight. Congrats to all other survivors

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