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3/15/2017Lillie, no question, just a comment.

Tomorrow is my 2-year anniversary since my lx for IDC Stage 1, Grade 1, 8mm, ER/PR+, HER2-, no nodes involved. During that two year period I've written to you and have learned so much from these posts you so patiently and kindly respond to. I feel like you've held my hand and encouraged me when the worry hits me and the comfort of you is more than you know. From you I learned about Brassica tea and now drink it regularly. I get my worries from time to time. Tamoxifen has nasty side effects but overall I'm far past the day 2 years ago when I lived with 24/7 fear. And you have been a big part of the journey and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are appreciated. Thank you.
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3/16/2017How thoughtful of you to take the time to tell me. this is truly a labor of love. L

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