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  •  Hi Sydney. Glad you found us, sorry you are here. (1+ / 0-)
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    You might look around to see if there is a Gilda's Club nearby you. They provide great support and resources.

    If they don't have one Kate can give you the name of the support group she uses.

    I had stage 2b breast cancer, Estrogen positive. Slow growing so I had time to get 2nd opinions on everything including the path report.

    I also had time to decide on a treatment plan that was right for me. That meant no chemo, no radiation, and no tamoxifin. I chose a lumpectomy only, no radioactive dye and even controlled the type of anesthesia used.

    Two years later, except for my allergies to this beautiful spring, I am A-ok.

    Several of the women I am in groups with at Gilda's are working during radiation. It just depends on what you do for a living (as a dog trainer it wouldn't have been possible for me to work) and how your body reacts.

    But hang in there, come back to see us and I am so sorry for your news. Oh and the American Cancer Society has a hotline that you can call any time. I've called them at 3am before.

    Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature.

    by ZenTrainer on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 08:53:55 PM PDT

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    •  I was hoping that you would reply to sydneyluv. (1+ / 0-)
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      Thanks for this excellent start on info and resources, ZT.

      sydney, I'm going to Kosmail you (tomorrow) besides, since I think we have some other factors in common.

      I too am sorry that you are in this group, believe me, and I take no offense that you'd rather it be otherwise too. But now that you do have to deal with it--there are lots of people here who can offer support and suggestions, FWIW, and soon you'll find your footing. Wishing you a very low stage and grade, and skilled as well as wise medical providers.

      Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

      by peregrine kate on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 10:02:12 PM PDT

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