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Back after chemo + mastectomy

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I've had a pretty crazy year. Back in July I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I started chemo right a away. 8 cycles every 2 weeks. When I finished chemos I had gone down to 130 lbs, which wasnt bad for me, but a lot of that loss was muscle, since I have always been a pretty active person and chemo limited my capacity to exercise. I had 1 month of recovery between my last chemo and surgery. During that month I went up to 140 lbs. I was a little more active, but I also had my apetite back, so I was enjoying a lot of things I couldnt during chemo. Now I am in my 2nd week after surgery. Doctor said no exercise for 6 weeks, then comes radiotherapy and I will start taking tamoxifen. Long story short, I will have an induced menopause.. which means a slower metabolism. So... I am focusing on getting back in track, losing some pounds before tamoxifen and basically start making the best out of this new chance God has given me in life.
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    I have checked your page hoping to see your progress, and I am so happy to see your progress. Keep your head up. God Bless!
    956 days ago
    My daughter is on a similar drug for different reasons but when she and her husband started hot yoga she dropped weight for the first time in 5 years ! I know it isn't optional now but maybe for the future ! Keep it up your attitude is amazing
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  • HOLLYM48
    Prayers for a fast recovery and great outcome of kicking cancer's butt!
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    emoticon Arioos,

    I love the big smile on your face. Your attitude has everything to do with your getting well and back on your feet (so to speak). Sounds like they found and treated you early. God was and is with you.

    My name is Bobbie and I had stage 4 breast cancer almost 25 years ago, so I know how you feel. I went through all the chemo and radiation but I had a lumpectomy in 1992. At that time there was no support like Sparkpeople and I was a long way from home. I was in LA California with my DH and I'm from Texas. So I joined a gem to exercise, walked a lot and ate clean. My positive attitude is what got me through. If anyone said anything negative to me I just avoided them for that moment on. When my hair grew back in, it was curly for the first time in my life. But, once it got over 2 or 3 inches long it was straight again. The only picture I have with it curly is on my home page with me hugging Texas state line interence.

    If I can answer any question for you please, ask. God was and is with me too.

    emoticon Women are like Tea Bags, you never know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.

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    Inspired that you've not given up despite the year you've had. Have a good Christmas xx
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  • GINA515
    Look at your beautiful smile!
    1334 days ago
    Wishing you all the best. Merry Christmas.
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  • NYE7878
    You are a strong woman and you got this! I thank God for your inspiring testimony because you encourage everyone to be dedicated to their goals despite any obstacles. God has not left you phenomenal woman. Keep up the fantastic work!
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    Glad you are still here. You survived the cancer so you'll survive this too
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    Sending you well wishes for a speedy recovery - and the very best outcomes for your course of therapy!
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