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One year ago tomorrow (15Feb) I had my mastectomy, what's next?

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Survivor since 2013 about 5 years
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    continued from above--Last year at this time of day I was in the preop area getting ready for my mastectomy. It has been quite a year since then; 4 cycles of a TC regimen followed each one with a Neulasta shot the day after, 28 rad. treatments, numerous doctor's appointments and blood draws. I had my yearly mammogram on my remaining breast on 2Dec. and all was well with it-followup in 1 year. The year started out very slowly and really dragged on until I completed rads. on 23Aug. when it finally started going along a little bit faster. I just joined a racquet club and am walking, swimming, and doing a routine on a set of resistance machines and situps. I really need to lose my extra weight and know this will help me along with really watching what I eat. Valentines wishes to each of you and thanks for being here for me as well as others. Betti
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  • Gillian Ashworth Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Congrats on being a year out & fighting through your battle Betti :). Thanks for all your help, since I've joined this amazing site, you've been such an inspiration and an incredible amount of help. You've answered all of my posts/concerns...which has helped pull me through my scariest moments. I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day...and a lifetime of clear, cancer free tests!
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Thanks Gillian, I appreciate it. When I did mammos. I saw things from a tech's perspective when a patient got the diagnosis and now I'm the patient-quite a different perspective for sure.

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  • Mary G Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    There are some days we'll never forget. Good for you Betti, you stayed strong and pushed through the tough days to come out the other side. Good luck with your exercise routine and lifestyle change to stay strong and healthy. It's great to hear success stories to keep us all focused on the light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for sharing with us and for all your tips and advice. Congrats on the good mammogram, may we all get that news!!
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  • Dawn Long  Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    That is awesome
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  • joan jones Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 0 Patient
    Celebrate and enjoy > strength and wellness ! Remember the "good" parts ~the strength you found you never knew you had , the great people you have met and the joy of living each day ! >> onward to wellness !!! Great job in moving forward in such a positive way and sharing with others!
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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    On Monday I see my surgeon and do my one year anniversary mammo, really nervousness but guess that is normal.
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I know I was nervous and I used to do mammograms. You'll be fine, I'm sure.

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    • joan jones Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 0 Patient

      Best wishes tomorrow ....
      Will be thinking of you !!!
      Keep us posted on your >> progress !

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Thanks so much will let you know how it goes!!!

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  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hugs! Good that you are one year put... Congratulations!
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