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    Posted: Apr 24 2018 at 11:16pm
As a 7 year survivor of TNBC, I wanted to post a note of encouragement to those of you fighting this battle. I feel so much compassion for you. I felt so frightened and hopeless when I was in treatment.  I did not believe I would still be around at 60, but I am.   I remember reading this forum 7 years ago, searching for hope, searching for survivors.  I promised myself that if I made it through, I would post a message of encouragement. There are many, many women who have gone through this hell and come out clean on the other side.  I pray that each and every one of you will have many healthy years ahead of you as I have, and as so many other have.  Good luck, and God bless you.
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Thank you
Lump found 11/08
DX: 2/09 @52 TNBC
L. Mast. 3/26/09, SN-, BRCA-,
4.5 cm (post surgical)T2NOMO
Chemo: 4/09-10/09 Taxol x 12,
A/C x 4, No rad.No recon. NED 1/17. New Primary right breast TN, 2/2018.
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I always appreciate these types of notes!  I have just come back from my 4 mo "check up" with my medical oncologist.  Blood work (great), manual exam (no issues found), anxiety level for check ups (high).  Next appointment is November.  Reviewed my continuous complaint about rib pain and lower left "side stitch" intermittent pain (it really comes and goes and is a 1 on the pain level when it shows up).  Doctor said "not cancer related".  She could order an ultrasound "if I insist" but is not worried about it.  So, I decided to listen to her and not order.  The medical advice from today "Stay calm and carry on".  I am finding the hardest part of this entire process, the worry.  So, notes about hope and long time survivors REALLY are super important.

THANK YOU

Penny 
DX IDC, TNBC 12/7/16 (age 55), Stage 1a Grade 2, .6cm, 0/1 nodes, Lumpectomy & node dissection 12/22/16, BRCA1&2 negative 1/23/17 Chemo TC. Chemo completed 3/28/17. 30 RADs completed 6/6/17.

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I can so relate!! 3 month mammo tomorrow and bone density scan. Anxiety at its highest. I am thinking about asking doc for anxiety meds. Every ache and pain freaks me out. I love seeing the survivor stories. Keep them coming!
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Keep the survivor stories coming! They are so important!
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Thank you! I’m in the thick of it now with chemo and have been down lately as my blood counts continue to drop. I so appreciate your post of hope and encouragement 😘
Gratefully,
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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to write this. I so needed to have just a piece of hope. At the age of 31, I just pray to be able to have a family and a long life. You give us so much needed hope.
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