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Vanessa

Breast Cancer and Scleroderma

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Vanessa, I'm so sorry to hear that you have to deal with a full mastectomy but it never ceases to surprise me what the medical staff can do. My own sister went through exactly the same operation in January last year, she has been given the all clear at her recent checkup so was over the moon with joy.

It makes a big difference when you have such a supportive network of friends and family so use them when you need to to lean on.

 

Best Wishes

 

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Hi (again), Vanessa,

 

This will be echoing what so many Ladies before me already mentioned, yet I feel compelled at this juncture.

 

How very fortunate you are to have the loving daughter, plus a new love in your life...very special.(You must be VERY proud :wub: of your daughter)! What an especially important time for you to have such support and from them BOTH...Obviously, you are quite a special Lady.

 

How awesome that you opened up your home to someone in need and yet, the rewards seem to be coming (back) to you many times fold...through this person...also. We can never have enough friends, yet those who really care uncondtionally...are truly the keepers in life.

It seems as though you touch the lives of everyone you come in "touch" with, Vanessa...I will continue to hold you in my thoughts.


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Thank you once again for all your kind support, dear friends.

 

And take note of Barefut - Check those breasts regularly.

 

It is a beautiful day here. I have just tucked into a delicious plate of eggs and bacon and buttered toast and am going to sit down with three girlfriends and a cup of tea to watch X Factor on catch up.

 

Bliss

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Vanessa - ahhh life's simple pleasures!

 

Just wanted to let you all know I had my mammogram on Tuesday and all looked good. However, I am also having a sonogram to check for inflammatory breast cancer as I have had some tenderness and swelling and an unusual shaping to my left. Saw my family doctor and got some bloodwork done as well. That was also yesterday and I have not yet heard back from them so slow news is good news.

 

Inflammatory breast cancer will not show up on a mammogram so a sonogram is the next step and then MRI. I'm sure its probably just sclero related tenderness but since I have been on Cellcept for nearly 5 years it puts me at risk. Better safe than sorry and inflammatory breast cancer is something you do want to catch early. So something to think about girls.

 

Take good care all!


Take care,

Barefut

 

Serena Justis

ISN Blogger

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Isn't it wonderful to have great friends, especially those you are able to get together with, Vanessa?

 

Keeping positive thoughts about all you have going on :emoticon-hug:

 

Thank you for checking in and keeping us in the know of how you're doing.


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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