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    Posted: Jul 18 2020 at 11:02am
Good morning everyone.  I'm celebrating quietly today.  Today I'm 5 years out from my diagnosis.  I can tell you I was so frightened, but reading these message boards really helped me through.  I was TNBC 2B. I took 4 doses of the adriamycin and cytoxan followed by 12 weekly treatments of taxol.  I had a lumpectomy and I didn't receive a pathological complete response so I asked to be put in a clinical trial and my oncologist said no.  He did say he would put me on Xeloda and did for about 4 months.  I had a lot of trouble with foot pain so was dialed back from the full amount. I took the medicine for 2 weeks and was off a week. I also completed 25 rounds of radiation.

I have tried to eat right, take lots of vitamins, fish oil, tumeric and others.  I did not take supplements during treatment, only after.  Always check with your doctors.  I cut out grilled or smoked food, processed foods and added a lot of veggies.  I work out when I can, walk in nature, and became much closer to God.

I just wanted to post to give others hope.  I know reading about the ladies that made it 5 and/or more years really gave me hope.  Each of you are amazing, don't let fear control you.  Walk, enjoy nature, sit and listen to the birds.  Get a hobby, get out of your head.  Read up on keeping yourself and your immune system healthy.  

God bless you!







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Thank you for your lovely and very encouraging post.  Also full of good common sense.

I have 2 more years to go to catch up with you!
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I have two more years too!  Congratulations...your victory is ours as well!  Godspeed to all!
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Stay strong!  You will both be there before you know it!Smile
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Congratulations on 5 years and enjoying life. 

Donna
DX IDC TNBC 6/09 age 49, Stage 1,Grade 3, 1.5cm,0/5Nodes,KI-67 48%,BRCA-,6/09bi-mx, recon, T/C X4(9/09)
11/10 Recur IM node, Gem,Carb,Iniparib 12/10,MRI NED 2/11,IMRT Radsx40,CT NED11/13,MRI NED3/15

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