Comments on: Halfway Done And I Hit A Snag http://breastcancervictory.com/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/ Diary Of A Breast Cancer Survivor's Healing Journey Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:04:58 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Alicia http://breastcancervictory.com/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/comment-page-1/#comment-15138 Alicia Sun, 20 Sep 2009 14:12:45 +0000 http://breastcancervictory.com/2006/12/20/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/#comment-15138 I know your blog is several years old. But hearing your story, that of a young courageous woman is truly inspiring me. It is also giving me tremendous hope. I will be having a double mastectomy on September 28th at the age of 42 years old. I hope you are doing well. And thank you for sharing your story with such honesty and humor. :) alicia I know your blog is several years old. But hearing your story, that of a young courageous woman is truly inspiring me. It is also giving me tremendous hope. I will be having a double mastectomy on September 28th at the age of 42 years old. I hope you are doing well. And thank you for sharing your story with such honesty and humor.
:)
alicia

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By: shercyramos http://breastcancervictory.com/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/comment-page-1/#comment-15133 shercyramos Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:49:18 +0000 http://breastcancervictory.com/2006/12/20/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/#comment-15133 I love the last part of your article, when you said that you might not be physically well, but with your family and friends by your side, it will still be a wonderful Christmas. It's a great feeling to have your love ones surrounding you in your time of need. A condition such us this needs a very loving support system. I love the last part of your article, when you said that you might not be physically well, but with your family and friends by your side, it will still be a wonderful Christmas. It’s a great feeling to have your love ones surrounding you in your time of need. A condition such us this needs a very loving support system.

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By: erin http://breastcancervictory.com/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/comment-page-1/#comment-8548 erin Fri, 23 Feb 2007 17:36:02 +0000 http://breastcancervictory.com/2006/12/20/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/#comment-8548 Hi Sylvie, I wish God will pull you through this. I found this page with all the latest news breast cancer , it has a lot links to the reliable sources like NIH, WebMD, latimes, bbc ... http://www.bestmorph.com/cgi-bin/show/tags/74-breast_cancer hope it's helpful Hi Sylvie,

I wish God will pull you through this.

I found this page with all the latest news breast cancer

, it has a lot links to the reliable sources like NIH, WebMD, latimes, bbc …

bestmorph.com/cgi-bin/show/tags/74-breast_cancer

hope it’s helpful

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By: Minerva http://breastcancervictory.com/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/comment-page-1/#comment-7708 Minerva Fri, 09 Feb 2007 05:20:40 +0000 http://breastcancervictory.com/2006/12/20/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/#comment-7708 Fellow breast cancer girl here, and like you currently undergoing chemo! Second time round here and just as punishing and as life changing as the first time - if that is possible... Lovely to come over and read your take... Minerva Fellow breast cancer girl here, and like you currently undergoing chemo!

Second time round here and just as punishing and as life changing as the first time — if that is possible…

Lovely to come over and read your take…

Minerva

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By: Barb http://breastcancervictory.com/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/comment-page-1/#comment-6910 Barb Mon, 29 Jan 2007 16:44:38 +0000 http://breastcancervictory.com/2006/12/20/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/#comment-6910 I'm on my way out the door for an ultrasound, following my annual screening mammogram. I had the mammo Monday evening and they called Tuesday morning to say that I have two nodules in my right breast and need to come back for an ultrasound. Not a phone call I wanted to get. :( I've been stressed and worried for 5 days and I doubt that I'll know anything more than I do now at the end of today. It's my guess I'll have to wait a few days for results. Argh! Anyway, I found your blog and will be back to read more and check on how you are doing. Heading out the door now. *HeavySigh* I’m on my way out the door for an ultrasound, following my annual screening mammogram. I had the mammo Monday evening and they called Tuesday morning to say that I have two nodules in my right breast and need to come back for an ultrasound. Not a phone call I wanted to get. :( I’ve been stressed and worried for 5 days and I doubt that I’ll know anything more than I do now at the end of today. It’s my guess I’ll have to wait a few days for results. Argh!

Anyway, I found your blog and will be back to read more and check on how you are doing.

Heading out the door now. *HeavySigh*

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By: Jen Houck http://breastcancervictory.com/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/comment-page-1/#comment-6484 Jen Houck Wed, 24 Jan 2007 04:40:13 +0000 http://breastcancervictory.com/2006/12/20/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/#comment-6484 Hi Sylvie, I have been thinking about you so much and checking back for updates. (((HUGS))) first off. I hope you are pulling through this victory. You are one amazing person and I just know God will pull you through this. Prayers continuing your way everyday! Much Love, Jen Hi Sylvie,

I have been thinking about you so much and checking back for updates. (((HUGS))) first off. I hope you are pulling through this victory. You are one amazing person and I just know God will pull you through this.

Prayers continuing your way everyday!

Much Love,
Jen

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By: Laura Strebel http://breastcancervictory.com/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/comment-page-1/#comment-5797 Laura Strebel Tue, 26 Dec 2006 15:23:42 +0000 http://breastcancervictory.com/2006/12/20/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/#comment-5797 Sylvie, Darn flu bugs are tough to fight under the best of circumstances but through chemo they're vicious! I do hope you're doing fine by now and you had a wonderful Christmas. Yes, the effects of chemo are cumulative so don't get discouraged. You're doing just fine. Having your hair start to come back will encourage you and that will start happening shortly. Be watchful of tingling in your feet and hands and be sure to tell yur doctor if it starts. I'm assuming your second half will be Taxol. It can cause some strange side effects. Some will go away, some might not, but there are things your doctor can give you to help. The Taxol caused my fingernails to discolor and toenails to do some really strange things but it seems to have corrected an ingrown toenail! LOL! Make sure you do some regular light excercises with your arms. During chemo we tend to forget that we're still healing from the mastectomy and the muscles, nerve endings and joints still need to be trained and used properly. And for goodness sakes, take naps whenever you feel the need! Your body needs them to continue the healing process. Outside of that, just keep doing what you're doing. Those of us that have experienced this have the best resources to help those that are just entering what they may percieve is a tunnel. We can remind them to keep the lights burning then pass them on to the next ones until there is a cure, just like you're doing. Laura Sylvie,

Darn flu bugs are tough to fight under the best of circumstances but through chemo they’re vicious! I do hope you’re doing fine by now and you had a wonderful Christmas.

Yes, the effects of chemo are cumulative so don’t get discouraged. You’re doing just fine. Having your hair start to come back will encourage you and that will start happening shortly. Be watchful of tingling in your feet and hands and be sure to tell yur doctor if it starts. I’m assuming your second half will be Taxol. It can cause some strange side effects. Some will go away, some might not, but there are things your doctor can give you to help.

The Taxol caused my fingernails to discolor and toenails to do some really strange things but it seems to have corrected an ingrown toenail! LOL!

Make sure you do some regular light excercises with your arms. During chemo we tend to forget that we’re still healing from the mastectomy and the muscles, nerve endings and joints still need to be trained and used properly. And for goodness sakes, take naps whenever you feel the need! Your body needs them to continue the healing process. Outside of that, just keep doing what you’re doing.

Those of us that have experienced this have the best resources to help those that are just entering what they may percieve is a tunnel. We can remind them to keep the lights burning then pass them on to the next ones until there is a cure, just like you’re doing.

Laura

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By: Sean Spence http://breastcancervictory.com/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/comment-page-1/#comment-5727 Sean Spence Mon, 25 Dec 2006 10:30:38 +0000 http://breastcancervictory.com/2006/12/20/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/#comment-5727 Hey Sylvie, I want to wish you a happy holiday. Your blog means a lot to folks out there, and reaches a whole new group every day through SharingOurDays.com. I honestly believe that the time we take to communicate our lives is having a big effect on people around the world. You are making a difference. All the best today and every day. - sean Sean Spence www.SharingOurDays.com www.MissouriToManhattan.com seanspence@earthlink.net Hey Sylvie,

I want to wish you a happy holiday. Your blog means a lot to folks out there, and reaches a whole new group every day through SharingOurDays.com. I honestly believe that the time we take to communicate our lives is having a big effect on people around the world. You are making a difference.

All the best today and every day.

- sean

Sean Spence
http://www.SharingOurDays.com
http://www.MissouriToManhattan.com
seanspence@earthlink.net

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By: Mikki http://breastcancervictory.com/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/comment-page-1/#comment-5617 Mikki Sun, 24 Dec 2006 18:57:38 +0000 http://breastcancervictory.com/2006/12/20/chemotherapy-halfway-done-and-hit-a-snag/#comment-5617 Hey there Sylvie, I too, have been waiting to see you write in your blog again. I was wondering how you were doing. I think of you often, since you are the one person I was in contact with that was just a few weeks ahead of me in getting diagnosed & having your surgery. Your words are some of the most encouraging I read & they help to guide me forward with my own healing. Even when you are writing about how hard it has been, I am encouraged because you show me that it can be done. I pray for you often & will continue to ask God to help & heal you, especially at the difficult times. My first chemotherapy was on Dec. 12th. I did suffer a few side affects, mostly a pretty bad headache (it lasted almost 5 days) & a queazy stomache (no vomiting though). I, too, felt fatigued at times & had to rest. All in all it was not so bad, so far. My next treatment is next week, Dec. 27th. I'm ready for it & will stay positive as I go through the symptoms. Sylvie, I want to wish you, Michel, & your whole family a very happy, healthy, & bright holiday season. God Bless You, Mikki Hey there Sylvie,

I too, have been waiting to see you write in your blog again. I was wondering how you were doing. I think of you often, since you are the one person I was in contact with that was just a few weeks ahead of me in getting diagnosed & having your surgery.

Your words are some of the most encouraging I read & they help to guide me forward with my own healing. Even when you are writing about how hard it has been, I am encouraged because you show me that it can be done. I pray for you often & will continue to ask God to help & heal you, especially at the difficult times.

My first chemotherapy was on Dec. 12th. I did suffer a few side affects, mostly a pretty bad headache (it lasted almost 5 days) & a queazy stomache (no vomiting though). I, too, felt fatigued at times & had to rest. All in all it was not so bad, so far.

My next treatment is next week, Dec. 27th. I’m ready for it & will stay positive as I go through the symptoms.

Sylvie, I want to wish you, Michel, & your whole family a very happy, healthy, & bright holiday season.

God Bless You,
Mikki

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