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marial
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Re: 2 years on and this class from 2010 are all still here

Perfect finish to out thread, Gerbera, Thankyou, I do remember you. I hope you are keeping well.
Thankyou Pina, Quail, and Jackwagstaff for posting again
Southpool, you are proof that the forums are working even now with all their difficuties, we were lucky in 2010 because everything worked pretty easily, but you are proof that with insistance you can get the precious help from those in similar situations to yourself.
OK £90 it is..Everyone who posted on this thread helped raise that amount THANKYOU
LOVE TO YOU ALL and I'll be back next October, with my "10 years on" message
Maria
Gerbera
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I'm another of the class of 2010 (yay...have finally managed to log in and post!).
I was a late entry to the embarking thread, but through it have met an amazing group of ladies. I was lucky enough to know one of the ladies during treatment, and have met many of the rest of the gang since and am looking forward to meeting the others for real (rather than in cyberland) in the future.
I was diagnosed in April 2010 aged 36 (but older than Tors...she's the youngest of the class!), and had a mastectomy and chemo, and had my recon in May this year. As for us all, diagnosis was a complete shocker and it felt a completely surreal and scary place to be. But reading these forums and joining the embarking ladies was a real lifeline in getting through those scary times. But while there have been lows on the journey, we have also managed to have some laughs and share good times along the way too! So thank you Maria and all the embarking ladies, and thanks to BCC too. And to anyone reading who may be not so far on from diagnosis, there really is light at the end of that tunnel. xx

jackwagstaff
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Could´nt get on yesterday but here I am for the last day . Well done Maria , so pleased that we managed to keep it going for the month and the cheque will be in the post for BCC saturday , like everybody else , so pleased that the web site is going to be sorted , it must have been a nightmare for the girls needing it these last six months or so , I can just imagine how upset and frustrated they must have been .
All the best for the future to all of you , and to the Embarking girls , "see you at the end of the month ."
luvKriskisskiss

southpool
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Thank you ladies for this inspiring thread. I am an April bunny & we had our Bunnyfeste meet up at the weekend. 15 of us met up at the NEC and had the most wonderful time. We laughed, cried & talked non stop and the love and support in the room was marvellous. We would never have met were it not for this forum or Pixie who started our thread, the support & encouragement we have given each other is just fabulous.We are already talking about our next meet up and hope that we will continue to support each other for years to come like you ladies.

Maria I would like to commit to taking up the baton & do the same as you so kindly did & post this time next year with our updates and raise some money for bcc. This thread was lovely & I would like to do the same for next years ladies.

Thank you again.
S x

pina_c
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Hello ladies,
Well it's the last day for posting - I have tried to put more messages on here but have had problems
Two years ago when I was going through my operation, chemotherapy and radiotherapy I discovered the BCC forums and they made a huge difference to my life. No longer was I on my own - there were people out there who understood how I felt and could offer advice and help for any problem!! During my sleepless nights there were always people on here who would chat through the night and play silly games. We compared scars, stitches, drains, medications, side effects, doctors, nurses, hospitals. Anything could be discussed and compared - even the most ghastly of chemo side effects!!
I have so much to thank all of you for and also the BCC website - I just hope they get it sorted out soon so that it's there for those in need.
Thank you again

Quail
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P.S. I haven't forgotten I said I'd match you, Maria. It's been worth it to hear all your stories.

Quail
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Hear, hear, Maria. I agree with RevCat--your group spirit really has made an uplifting October read. Thanks and good luck to all of you.
K

marial
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One more day for this thread, thankyou everyone for posting. I have had difficuties keeping the post on the first page due to the nature of the forums as they are at the moment. I decieded not to complain until the first of November, but now i dont need to because the forums are going to be rebuilt, thank goodness.
In 2010 the forums helped me get through a difficult period in my life. As well as our class of of 2010, there were plenty of others who helped me through, and I could not start to name everyone, so to anyone who was around in 2010/2011 a BIG thankyou too. To the moderators and all thoses behing the scenes THANKYOU.
I shall continue to pop in from time to time, and if any one wants to contact me, you can always send me a private message.
£81 and one more day to go, and it can go towards building the new forum (I know it will only be a drop in the ocean, but great oaks grow from a tiny acorn)
Love to you all, Maria xx
marial
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Oops Revcat, you posted the same time as me. And thankyou for doing so..........£83.........
RevCat
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I have loved following this thread - and am sure others have too. Thank you all for sharing your stories and Taxi 73 I really hope all goes well with your treatment and knocks this recurrence well and truly on the head.

:-) 🙂 🙂
kayh317
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Bumping this up for the final 24 hour push.
Many of us embarking girls have agreed to match Maria's donation.
If our mad tales and our honestly has helped just 1 person that's great.
Sending love to all
K x

taxi73
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Just thought I'd pop this thread further up.....
Have had my 2nd lot of chemo for my recurence today and couldn't get through this journey without all my embarking ladies being there for me.They absolutely understand every emotion I'm going through and are always there with their encouragement and kind words.

The other day I received the most wonderful surprise through the post courtesy of these wonderful ladies.I cannot express how wonderful everyone is and how much we all care about each other and had we not had cancer or BCC our paths would never have crossed..how strangely amazing is that !!!!!...what a funny old world..where theres a negative we can also find a positive when our troubles are shared.
I was so glad when Maria and gang stretched the hand of friendship out when I was first diagnosed in 2010 and love to see the groups forming on this board.
I need to find my place on here but find it hard as I'm TN recurrences but my chemo regime is one that is given to secondaries plus Avastin/Taxol weekly regime isn't used a lot either.

cornishgirl
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Great news Maria, i am so pleased for you and what a fantastic inspiring thread this is . Great to see so many ladies doing so well after the awfull horrors of finding out we have BC. i was first dx in 2007 and am still here too and doing very well albeit with a 2nd primary this yr but this thread gives me and so many others on BCC much needed inspiration and hope that we CAN get through all the rubbish in the end and life can be good again.
Way to go Maria, and everyone else too, Love and Big hugs to everyone.
Linda xx
jackwagstaff
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Hi Yamslass so glad that you´ve joined in , so many different kinds of BC on the thread but we are all still here to celebrate that fact . I think its good that newly dx ladies can see that everything they and BC throws at you is "do-able " and that a few years later the worst of the rubbish and nastiness is behind you .Our vitual "Suziecruise" kept us laughing that summer , as did our vitual holiday in Switzreland with Maria . To be able to meet up with Suzie when she docked in Gibraltar was brilliant , we only had an hour and our tongues never stopped wagging we had so much to talk about as if we´d known each other for years . Then it was back to sightseeing for Suzie and her new fiance Ian , and back to Morrisons shopping for me . That would never have happened without our "Embarking " thread , so out of really "bloody awful" came an awful lot of really good xxx

jackwagstaff
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Hi Yamslass so glad that you´ve joined in , so many different kinds of BC on the thread but we are all still here to celebrate that fact . I think its good that newly dx ladies can see that everything they and BC throws at you is "do-able " and that a few years later the worst of the rubbish and nastiness is behind you .Our vitual "Suziecruise" kept us laughing that summer , as did our vitual holiday in Switzreland with Maria . To be able to meet up with Suzie when she docked in Gibraltar was brilliant , we only had an hour and our tongues never stopped wagging we had so much to talk about as if we´d known each other for years . Then it was back to sightseeing for Suzie and her new fiance Ian , and back to Morrisons shopping for me . That would never have happened without our "Embarking " thread , so out of really "bloody awful" came an awful lot of really good xxx

yamslass
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I was diagnosed on 18th October 2010 so I have just had my second anniversary.

I will never forget the day I was called back after my mammogram and told "you have areas of concern in both breasts". Wow! I hadn't even felt a lump and here I was with one in each breast, lobular in the right and ductal in the left. Wle didn't get clear margins so double mx followed. Felt like I had hit the wrong sort of jackpot.

I've always been more of a reader than a poster on this forum but I do follow a lot of threads and feel I know a lot about some of you. I took a lot of comfort in the early days from the fact that a lot of people who posted on here were years down the line. Now I am sort of one of those people.

We've all come a long way. Remember when breast cancer was just that thing that some other poor people got. Now we are mini experts knowing all about different types, grades, stages, various treatments, side effects, reconstuctions, prostheses etc etc.

Here's to us all getting through the next three years to the magic five year mark when we can maybe start to think that if it's not altogether gone then it has given up and is contented to stay put and behave.

moser
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Suzi, what a lovely post, I am so glad for you, keep on enjoying every minute! xxx

salsasuzi
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Hello Everyone,
I'm one of the Class of 2010 and very proud to be so. It wasn't my best ever year by far but I did meet some wonderful people on here who seriously helped me through something that I never ever thought that I could get through. Still on Meds (Tamoxifen) and having effects from rads BUT I have been back at work full time for 19 months with only one day off sick. I had a new second grandson born boxing day 2010. I have made sure that I have had endless fun as often as possible with my two grandsons. I have been on two cruises (the first one included a cyber cruise here on this site and was hilarious with everyone 'joining in' - you had to be there to appreciate it!). On that cruise my man proposed to me and we got engaged. The very next day we went ashore and had arranged to meet Jackwagstaff...which we did and have been good friends since.
Since then I have met many more of class 2010, the very people who were a backbone through my treatment, and I must say...as bad as things were we did laugh a lot too...we couldn't help ourselves, what a rock these ladies have been.
We have recently bought a house in Wales for weekends and I know I am very lucky to be able to do this and it is a godsend after a week in a stressful job working with kids excluded from mainstream school.

What I am trying to say (and prove) is that (even though I would have never believed this myself before it happened to me) you can get through this . There will be ups there will be downs. Take each day as it comes but never lose sight that each day is one day closer to the end of the horrid part which leads to a confusing part whilst you 'grow' into the new you and find yourself again, which leads to life which resembles YOUR LIFE AGAIN
We did it...and YOU CAN TOO.
Bless you all hugs and hugs From Suzi xx
P.S. For the record I had 2 lumpectomies - one each side as I had bilateral breast cancer (in both sides at same time- double shock syndrome for me - thought I was doomed I did!) Had 18 weeks of 6 FEC chemo followed by 34 rads (17 each side) - greedy I know!

marial
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Am I no longer inspiring anyone with my thread ?
marial
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Thankyou Dee49
£71 amd 13 days to go
Love Maria
dee49
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"Nell" here with her boots on..... It's a long story.....

I had two very large boobs before surgery and was dreading the inevitable MX...., In fact really dreading it so much more so than losing my hair! My hair had already gone by the time surgery was due (chemo first) and the thought of losing my boob bothered me more than anything, and considering I had lovely long curly locks before chemo that was some dread! Now that might sound daft or it might make sense, but I just couldn't face the MX easily. I'd seen my mum lose both hers and now I was going to lose one, I knew it was 'doable' but was struggling with it and was airing my fears on the thread and my persistent 'whinging' about my losing my boob earned me the name Nell Gwynne!!! Aren't they kind!! Gave me the kick up the backside I needed!!
Oh no and it didn't stop there!! I get postcards, christmas cards, get well cards, all adressed to Nell!! My son (autistic) wants to know who Nell is!! Boy do these girls cause havoc!!

As for the boots.... well I'm a biker babe and go out on the bike with my OH. Even managed to keep riding during chemo! Oh and they come in handy for kicking @ss.......

I had a reconstruction in March this year and it couldn't come quickly enough for me, (no surprises there). I accepted the MX because I had to and certainly wasn't going to waste any energy on mourning it's loss when it had tried to kill me. I wore my prosthesis with confidence and it was very kind to me, and most days I forgot I was wearing it! One of the girls (you know who you are) even named it 'Little Nell' !! Boy did we have some laughs one day when I'd taken my bra off the night before, chucked it in the laundry basket with prosthesis in tow..... then couldn't find 'Little Nell' for work next day! Running round the house shouting "Wheres my t!t" ...... told the girls and honestly there's no let up with them! But I wouldn't have them any other way - they're all special and unique in their own way.

It's nice to see some of the old names popping up too! "Hello" to you all!!

And "Hello" to any 'newbies' out there..... I won't lie, it isn't an easy road, it is doable, it will be bumpy, but you will get through - especailly so if you can bond with others in a similar situation - Oh and get some nice big chunky boots!

I wish you all well.

Love & Hugs "Nell" xxx

marial
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Thankyou Moorcow, I'm sure I saw you around when I used ot come here regularly. I hope you are well.
Hugs Maria.
moorcow
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well done Maria - nice thread,
I am 2 years 8 months post diagnosis and so far pretty OK, Just wanted to say well done everyone, it takes guts and determination to get through whatever version of treatment we all have and we are a wonderful bunch, some of us with recurrence some of us not ..we are all amazing!
N

marial
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PS I nearly lost my post just now, so don't forget to copy before you post , just in case. If you are like me, a seemingly short post takes me a long time to prepare and correct before I post,m and itt is very frustrating when it dissappears into cyber-space.
marial
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Hi Moser, Nice to hear all you have managed to do since bc. I remember you around in 2010 too.
YES FOLKS there is life after bc and mostly good, but Jackwagstaff put it very well a couple of posts ago when she said not may people will understand, so surround yourselves wth people who love you, and with people who can understand you, and you will be suprised how you DO manage to cope.
£66 (plus, I'm not sure how much !!) Please don't hesitate to post and help earn even more money for bcc. If we get enough maybe they can give a real overhaul to these forums, that are still not working as they used to in 2010. Mind you, there seem to be a few groups that have formed inspite of the forums not being so easy to cope with, so they can't be that bad.
Love to you all, those who post and those who read
Maria XX
jackwagstaff
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And when we meet up , which most of us have done , K is always the one in the photo with a glass in her hand .
Actually I think the last time it was two glasses was´nt it K ? Always up for a laugh despite all the rubbish she´s gone through . These are the sort of women that you find on BCC . Looking for the good , the funny and sometimes the downright hilarious in most situations and finding it xxxxxxx

jackwagstaff
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And when we meet up , which most of us have done , K is always the one in the photo with a glass in her hand .
Actually I think the last time it was two glasses was´nt it K ? Always up for a laugh despite all the rubbish she´s gone through . These are the sort of women that you find on BCC . Looking for the good , the funny and sometimes the downright hilarious in most situations and finding it xxxxxxx

kayh317
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To everyone reading this thread,
I posted a couple of days ago to tell you about my journey and how Maria inspired us all. thought I would explain a little more if that is ok with you all.
10 November 2009 my world caved in. 3 words. YOU HAVE CANCER. Didn't hear any other words. My heart broke I thought I would never ever cope with it. As i said before my partner couldn't cope and left. 3 operations then the start of chemo. Bad reaction and started to give up. Found the BCC forums and Maria started the embarking thread which inspired me so much. 17 other ladies going through the hell that is cancer and they helped me every day
So ended up bald and proud and became a "calendar girl" for the peak fm calendar (Chesterfield) for the 2010 calendar.I had very long hair before diagnosis and didn't think I would cope being bald but in reality I embraced it and wore bandanas.
Did a photo shoot for BCC with Mary and am now in several publications with my bald head. Including being on the front of 1.
asked my youngest what she wanted to do to celebrate the end of my treatment. She wanted to swim with dolphins. Ok sorted............ 5 days before rediagnosis. Did we cancel??????????????// hell no we went for it.
We went to Florida and swam with dolphins then a weeks cruise in the Caribbean Her smile lit every day.
This year we went to Italy for a 2 week coach trip. Brilliant.
So rediagnosis is so scary but equally doable though didn't expect to have a total of 12 operations !!
I no longer have breasts, never expected to find a man that would want to be with me ! Live every day ladies and enjoy

k x
PS - also matching Maria for BCC

moser
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Hello Ladies, I was originally class of 04 but did not know about BCC until I had a regional recurrence in 08 (some debate wherther it counted as secondary or not, my onc said it did but in all the definitions it didn't seem to) ... and I didn't really start posting till around 2010 when I had another scare (luckily false alarm that time). But all your names are the ones I remember and it's so good that you're here, and even if you DO get the dreaded recurrence (or worse) life can still be good. In 08 my son was at uni; I thought I'd never see him graduate (i did) and i was CERTAIN I'd never see a grandchild (I did). And I have done so many new things since then too, including flying again (I was always too scared to fly, had not been on a plane since 1997 to 2009). All the very best to everybody, love Mo xxx

jackwagstaff
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Hi Anne , have you tried typing in " Triple Neg ", and seeing if there are any groups here . Or starting a group of triple neg ladies . Don´t forget to call the BCC helpline cos these nurses are brilliant .
Its very sad when family and friends expect you to just shrug BC off , like taking off your jacket , "thats it , over now , treatment finished , all good , get on with life !" Easy is´nt it ? Well , actually ,no its not !
Unless you´ve been there you cannot possibly understand . A person who has had a stroke or a heart attack will understand what you´ve been through , cos its like looking your mortality in the face and then wonder of wonders seeing it recede , those who have´nt been there have no comprehension of it and no amount of words, tears , will help . Some people are more empathtic than others , but the majority "just won´t get it ." So don´t waste your breath. When you are travelling along this particular journey , whether for the first time , or the second like Anne , surround yourself with people who can understand and sympathise with what you are going through and talk to them . Don´t bother trying to explain to others , they will never understand and it will only frustrate you .
I wish all you wionderful ladies all the best whethre you´ve been through it and are coming out the other sid , or whether you are just starting treatment .
Quail , Kathy , I too will match Maria cos BCC gave me so much help and support .
luvKris(Kanga)

taxi73
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Hello everyone,
I'm the one with the recurrence and am so glad to have my friends to help.I have at last got a treatment plan and start chemo TAXOL/AVASTIN weekly on wednesday.I am triple negative so it was high risk of getting a recurrence.I also need to find the right spot on here for help as I'm pretty scared at the moment.

jackwagstaff
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How wonderful , you´ve done it again Maria , inspired other ladies .
Maria really was our inspiration back in those awful lonely dark days of 2010, when I for one did´nt know what could be coming next But one thing I did know ...........this lady had beaten it once and was still standing . Therefore it was possible to get though it all and come out at the other end relatively sane ( I say relatively , cos those that know me would´nt always agree that I was even before !) So because of Maria , I had hope as did all of us on "Embarking ".
We shared everything , the lows .............very many , and the highs , yes there were some , every appointment where most things were ok was a tremendous high .
Some of you have also formed lasting friendships as we have . Patchit , Chascat and Marie67 . These ladies have also found that the friendships formed here on this website in adversity can be so rewarding .I
It seemed really strange to see my old "Jackwagstaff " up again , cos once we got to know each other better we dispensed with the nom de plume and became who we really are , although for some reason some of us got newer different nicknames , hi Nell , Saffie !
Our lovely Anne is now starting chemo once again with a reoccurance ,but she too knows that Maria also had this problem , thats why she started "Embarking " cos she was back once again so Anne knows it can and will be done and we are all here for her , ready to kick ass . In fact Nell has her Docs on ready !
Its a horrible horrible time for you ladies , wish with all my heart you wer´nt here , but you are and in a short time , believe me , you will be this side of it looking back as some of us are .
So Sameelee3, Quail , Foxyferret , Keyfeatures,Shelley61,Truddles ,JCJ,Silver10,Tedoris;tracyid,Aeani,Suziex,RevCat,Lilac,dib,Crackles,Southpool , Chocimuffin.plus Marie67,chadscat,and patchit , so glad you found this post and I wish you all the luck you deserve and lets hope and pray that 2013 will be the best year yet .luvKrisxxxx(Kanga)

marial
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Pinc a and Kayh 317, thankyou for being so honest with your posts
Tedoris, I remember you around in the "old" days. Well done for going to Peru, it must havec been a one in a lfe time experience.
Maltomlin, so glad to hear that you are from the class of 2008 and enjoying life. Have fun in Rome.
Tracyid, you are doing well fund raising. I must admit pink is not my thing, but I like the idea of fucshia being a strong colour like us ladies.
Thankyou every one who has posted on this thread. So far £58
Hugs to everyone
Maria
maltomlin
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A great thread! But unlike you I'm not from 2010 but 2008. Still going strong and enjoying life.
It's so good to come back here and say 'life is good and it will get better'. You need to hear that when you're first dx,
Can't stop, I'm off to Rome.
xx

tracyld
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Hello Maria and all your friends,
I was a 2010 baby but like Revcat did not start posting till after the event when everyone expected me to be normal ! I had never been normal before so what did they expect.
I just wish I had found this inspirational forum and thread when I was Home Alone and nobody to talk to. I did cope really well with the dx , had mx, FEC T and made a big decision not to have Rads. The Chemo sent me into a chemically induced menopause and along with the Tamoxifen sent me into a deep depression. Like CM said on here a few days ago my body liked Oestrogen and it was being deprived so I needed help to get normal again so I currently take Sertraline.
October is a special month for Breast Cancer Awareness and is when I started my fund raising last year with a big Pink Friday at work when we raised over £550 and my employer matched it. This year I held a Strawberry Tea at church which was fantastic, we ran out of scones .cream . jam , everything except tea ! We served between 90 and 100 teas and raised £745.
All the best with the fund raising and anybody else who chooses to fund raise in October dont forget you can get all the Pink Friday stuff from the team here ! I know some of you dont like the association with the fluffy colour pink but choose fuschia, it is bright and bold and strong , just like us.
With my love Tracy xxx
Tedoris
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Its lovely to see familar names. I also had BC in 2010, although I followed from a distance this group of ladies helped me more than they will ever realize. I went to Peru last year on one of the BCC trips and met a group of ladies and have become great friends meeting up yearly, it was a trip of a lifetime. We go through alot with this but also have some experiences we would never have had before. Hugs to all. x x x
Great thread Maria, its costing you

kayh317
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Another embarking lady here. Maria started the thread at exactly the right time for me. I was actually diagnosed late 09 and was really struggling when Maria came to the resuce with such a wonderful thread. I have met almost all of the 17 ladies and they are all wonderful and unique. We have laughed, cried, cyber hugged and more than anything have supported each other through such difficult times.
I am the other person who had a reccurrence and Aug 11 had double mx with immediate recon, unfortunately the recon didn't work for me and had to have them removed so now live breast free. I really thought I would not cope with it and "knew" that no man would ever look at me again having struggled when my partner walked out on my just 3 days after my first operation.
I have had 12 operations, chemo and rads and found my friend NED in July for the first time. In August my life was turned upside down when "my knight in shining armour" asked me out. So far life together is absolutely wonderful and I can't believe how he has helped my confidence grow.
It has been a difficult road and I will not insult any of you by pretending any different but it is nearly 3 years since I was diagnosed and I am here, working almost full time, in a new relationship and am now a volunteer Samaritan listener. My children have been amazing and I have seen my eldest qualify as a paramedic, my middle one move into semi supported accomodation (he has special needs) and my daughter become a beautiful teenager.
Taxi we will be here to continue to support you and sending cyber hug and love to you every day.
I feel privelidged to have met such wonderful ladies and remember something someone said to me early on in my journey...........
I am a statistic not a victim and I try to live that way by living every day to the full
Thank you Maria for being an inspirational leader and thank you to 17 wonderful ladies who have helped my journey be more bearable. You are a true lifetime friends.
Love and hugs to all
K x

dee49
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And more cyber hugs for our "taxi" today....
We need you Taxi for our journey.... Remember the cyber holidays we've had? Well you'll be coming with us on our next one....
Mega hugs for today xx

trudy2010
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Well said, Pina c

pina_c
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Hello Ladies, another Embarking girl here
It's been a long couple of years but made so much easier with the support and friendship of everyone on the Embarking thread. We've laughed and cried together, shared our happiness and sorrow- both on here and at our meet ups. I'm already looking forward to the next one.
I feel as though my life is getting back to normal now and cancer is not playing such a major part. Yes it does rear it's ugly head with every niggle and ache but NED is also my best friend at the moment and long may that last. I had a very high lymph node involvment - 27 out of 28 were cancerous - and am feeling particularly happy to still be classed as NED.
Thank you to Maria for starting the Embarking thread which helped so many of us through our difficult journey. It's lovely to still be in touch with such an inspiring group of ladies.
xxx

marial
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Re: 2 years on and this class from 2010 are all still here

And thankyou to Silver10 and Petal5 for your updates here too, and your comments, Heather26 don't cry. I may have started our thread, but it is all the members who make it what it is.
Hi to Truddles and to JCJ. I hope we will all be here in 2014, sharing good news.
Thanks Foxyferret, I'm not sure I ever feel like celebrating, its just a relief, but I do have a spring in my step again.
£50 for the bcc so far.
Hugs to one and all
Maria
Silver10
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Re: 2 years on and this class from 2010 are all still here

I also one of Maria's embarking girls, sometimes 2010 seems such a long time ago, but I now have hair which I have kept short, gone back to work, regained my fitness and lost the weight I gained after treatment. Having bc and the treatment was the pits, but the support we got from each other on here was wonderful. Thank you Maria.

heather26
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I have sat here crying my eyes out reading all these posts, some from our group of 2010 and other posts from some very inspirational ladies. Tears of sadness what I've lost, but tears of joy for what I have gained. So happy our group leader today recieved the news that once gain she is NED. This what our group of ladies are like, when we get good news we all are as happy as if it was news from our own consultation, also though were always there if there is a problem aswell. At the moment one of our ladies isn't going through a good time, but hopefully between us we will get her through this blip with plenty of cyber hugs, a listening ear and just being there for her.
So thanks again Maria, and well done on your brilliant news
Heather xxxxxxx
Petal5
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I am one of the embarking ladies too. I can remember cuddling my first grandchild in Dec 2009 when just diagnosed and wondering if I would be around for the next Christmas. Well I have now have five beautiful grandchildren, I have retired from work and enjoy looking after them whenever I can. Last year I had my diep recon and this year nipple recon and uplift so I have only just finished all the surgery needed. At each step along the way I have been fortunate to have the support of a great bunch of ladies. Thank you Maria for bringing us all together.
Pam x

JCJ
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Lovely to read this thread. I hope there'll be a few of us posting similar in 2014! Great idea to make a donation to BCC, marial - I hope we don't bankrupt you with our witterings! 🙂

Good luck Taxi, I hope they sort out your treatment soon and you get through it with minimum SEs (well we can always hope?!!)
trudy2010
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Hi Im an October 2010 girl! First felt the lump on 21/10/10. It's great to keep in touch with people with a similar time of diagnosis. To be honest, I dont know where these 2 years have gone, it seems like yesterday!

foxyferret
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Great news Maria. I'm so pleased for you. Go out and celebrate!
marial
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Thankyou Tors and Libby for adding your pennyworrth (but every comment is worth a million). A Big thank you to Taxi for coming on too, considering all you are going through at the moment. We do have another one of our group wno has had a reccuence. But we are all still here and continuing to supporting each other.
i am so pleased Shelly, Keyfeatures, foxyferret, Saneelee and Aeani have joined in, it is true that we are never the same again after bc and no-one understands except those who are in the same boat. We cannot expect our loved ones to understand.
It took a bit of time, but I have just received the news that my friend Ned is staying faithful (NED= no evidence of disease) My annual scan has just cofirmed that. So 9 years, with a big blip in 2010, down the line, I am fine. Yes, for those who don't know me, 2010 was my 2nd primary, my first being in 2003. My next check up is not until January 2013, so Ned will stay with me for a while, Youppee.
£43 and counting
Hugs to you all, Maria
libby_2010
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Re: 2 years on and this class from 2010 are all still here

Hi I am also one of the Embarking ladies from 2010.What a lifeline and support the thread and indeed BCC have been.I gained 17 new friends and as Saffie said would obviously much rather not have been in the BC club I kept my sanity ( only just at times) due to all those lovely ladies who supported, gave courage and support and held hands tightly during those dark days.
I have just got back from a long haul holiday this morning. Yes life does go on although there have been times when I couldn't even have got through to later in the same day and thought I would never stop crying.
I returned to work F/T and had 2 grand children all in 2011 Now I am looking forwards to retiring.
To all the ladies who have posted on this recent thread , at whatever stage you are at with this horrid disease, I send you all great big cyber hugs J xxx

taxi73
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Thank you Quail for the kind words.I'm finding it a bit hard to get my head around at the moment as the planning of my treatment has been disgraceful so much so that it has driven me crazy and am still none the wiser yet (but this isn't the thread for that I guess as this is a positive thread)....and there is definitely nothing pink or fluffy about this disease.
I was very positive 1st time around even though I was triple negative I never thought I'd get a recurrence.January this year I went for mammo only to find they thought it looked suspicious and who would believe I still don't have a proper treatment plan yet and now have constant fear of it spreading whist they are making their minds up.That is very much the shortened version.