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3/9/2014I am a 6 year survivor of ER+,PR+,Her2 neg breast cancer with bone and liver mets at time of diagnosis when I weaned my youngest child at age 41. Thank you for all of the priceless information in this site. So far I've had no recurrence since the original chemo (doxyrubicin and docetaxel) and continue anastrazole. I did have bilateral mastectomies, radiation and reconstruction. I do not regret aggressive treatment but have suffered damage to my thoracic spinal cord from radiation. I am happy to be living and raising my family. Lilly, you and this site are a beacon of light in the darkness of cancerland. I hope to go to one of the retreats this year.
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3/9/2014How thoughtful of you to take the time to tell me this. great to hear how well you are doing too. you are living in harmony with breast cancer and having it treated as a chronic condition. excellent news. i look forward to seeing you at a future retreat dear. L

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