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    Posted: Jul 19 2013 at 9:29am
You won't believe this but there is actually a little know but greatly appreciated benefit to chemo.
We just got back from a week on Plum Island off the coast of Newbury, MA.  Along with being a our own little backyard island paradise it's also famous for the voracious greenheads.  "Greenheads don't bite - they suck!" says many a t-shirt you'll see there!  Well, while my family was swatting, slapping and jumping aroound I had not one greenhead even land on me!  It was like I had a flashing sign over me that said "Poison"!  Ha-ha-who-new that little tid-bit?!!!
 
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65 yrs old. Dx 5/13. IDCIS. TNBC. Lumpectomy 1.1cm clean margins. SNB 0/3. Stage 1. Grade 2. 4/4 rnds TC. Rad X 33. Done!
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That's great Nana Mimi, finding the positive side of chemo!  Hope you and the family had a great time there. Smile
 
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dx 5/25/07, Stage 2A,TNGr3
DD 4 AC,4 Taxol
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Nana Mimi,

You now have your own internal bug repellent!  Funny how we try to seek the good in treatment.  For me it was not having to shave my legs!

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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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Very funny!  I noticed this also when my family and I were playing a euchre tournament in the back yard one night.  I would have a mosquito land on me but would never stick me.  Everyone had to put on the stinky bug spray to keep the bugs at bay,  I enjoyed not having to slap the buggers away.  :)

Donna I agree the not having to shave was numero uno on my list of best side effects.  

Cheers to finding the positive side of things!

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Dx 3-7-13 TNBC, 5cm pT2N1M0
3-19-13 ACx4, 5-14-13 Taxolx4
7-17-13 BMX ypT1N2M0(.9mm) 4/24 nodes.
10-8-13 completed Rads x 30
12-3-13 completed Eribulin Trial
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It is so nice that the insects don't like the chemo either.
 
I was thinking about the lingering side effects of chemo that I've had for seven years now.  It would be nice if one of those side effects could have been "repelling mosquitoes".   The mosquitoes are so bad because we have had so much rain.  When I drive under my carport it feels as though they are swarming around my car daring me to open the door.  I usually make a mad dash for the door swinging my arms in self defense.  Oh Well.... December is just around the corner.
 
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Edited by Lillie - Jul 20 2013 at 11:08am
Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2018-12 yrs NED
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