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  • Bonniee has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi CindyOR, So sorry you had to join the ranks of us.  I had stage 2B breast cancer 10 year ago.  No tumor, but found in 3 lymph nodes.  I would get another opinion from another oncolgist, (perfer breast specialist- oncologist).  I had the nodes under my arm stripped out with the surrounding tissue, five months of chemo with Paxal and Taxal.  6.3 weeks of chest wall, full breast, superclavic...

    January 25 at 6:22 PM view post
    • Bonniee has replied to a post on the message board

      I will just share my experience and you can take what you want from it.  I am sorry your doctors aren't more aggressive in finding out what is wrong with you.  If you have a teaching hospital or large medical center near you, I would go see one of the doctors that are on staff there.  Eight years ago I had one enlarged node under my left arm, showed up during a mammogram, (digital) - I went outside my ...

      January 26, 2017 view post
      • Bonniee has replied to a post on the message board

        I am an 8 year surviver.  If I were in your situation I would insist on a breast MRI.  Good luck.  Blessings,  Bonnie

        December 14, 2016 view post
        • Bonniee has replied to a post on the message board

          Bless you all with all your stories.  I don't know if I can contribute to any knowledge here, but I will share my story. And I have always done everything right, by the way.  Never smoked, rare glass of wine, exercised, weight, normal, although about a year before my diagnosis went up to high, but still within my normal BMI.  I took estrogen replacement therapy and estrogen vaginal creams until my dia...

          February 14, 2016 view post
          • Bonniee has replied to a post on the message board

            So very sorry for the "bad genes."  I hear you.  I had a brother in law that did everything right too.  A skinny runner, health foods, never any alcohol or smoking and he had esphogeal cancer and died at 43.  I do have a cousin who had breast cancer at 40 and she is alive and well today at 75.   I am so happy for you that it turned out well for you and may you go on and have a healthy life. &...

            January 28, 2016 view post
            • Bonniee has replied to a post on the message board

              Dear jgreen4, You sure have had your share of bouts with cancer!  Bless your heart!  It's been 7 years since my breast cancer, which was found, already in my lymph nodes, even after I was checked every 6 months.  I thought, how could this happen?  Right?  I am sure you are thinking how can this keep happening.  I was at a lecture by Dr. Susan Love, in Anaheim a few years ago and she said...

              January 27, 2016 view post
              • Bonniee has replied to a post on the message board

                Katie,  I have got to tell you that scanning, whether MRI, CT or whatever, do not tell the entire story.  My MIL had a scan that indicated she had pancreatic cancer.  At surgery they found an ecapsulated sacroma, no chemo or radiation was needed and she is alive and healthy today at age 91!  A biopsy is the only way to tell the story, and even then they may not get a good sample, so I hate to say ...

                May 21, 2015 view post
                • Bonniee has replied to a post on the message board

                  I was severely burnt too. Nipple turned black and looked like a burnt marshmellow. Hopefully soon we will look back on the radiation they give now and call it barbaric. Anyway, I wore a thin t-shirt and sprayed it with a water bottle. It relieved the pain and burning. I also used Aloe Vera gel. Blessings to your wife for a complete recovery and long And happy life. I am out 6years.

                  February 19, 2015 view post
                  • Bonniee has replied to a post on the message board

                    Yes, cancer keys, my husband & I went vegan for about a year, and all organic. It was extremely difficult. So we went vegetarian, no dairy. I am still on no dairy, only organic meats in smaller amounts and fresh fruits and veggies. I also limit grains. Lost 20 lbs and have maintained my weight for the six years since treatment, fall a little below sometimes. Yes I would also be interested in hearing from you ...

                    February 12, 2015 view post
                    • Bonniee has replied to a post on the message board

                      Hi All,  I started on Arimidex and changed to Femora due to the effects you wrote about and then to Aromasin, which I continued for 5 years, after chemo and radiation.  I have been off for 6 mos, and now they think it is in my bones.  I am having test after test, Bone scan, MRI, bone biopsy - which was negative, but they want me to have x-rays and a pelvic CT and follow-up with an ortho-oncologist now....

                      February 12, 2015 view post
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