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Catherine,
Oh my friend, I am so sorry for all you have gone through!

Get everything out. I do not understand oncs who insist that we keep organs that can indeed cause us harm. My gyn has been pushing for me to get my ovaries out. He wanted me to get a hyst if I went on tamox for the very reason you have just stated.
WHY WON'T THEY LISTEN TO US??

I wish there was some way I could help you. You have been such a good friend to me. It is not an easy operation to recoup from if you have a lot of stairs at home, so if you can set yourself up on the first floor of your house, that would be great.

Sending you many hugs and my love,
g

Cher Catherine,
Oh mon ami, je suis tellement désolée pour tout ce que vous avez vécu!

Obtenez tout. Je ne comprends pas oncs qui insistent sur le fait que nous gardons les organes qui peuvent en effet causer des dommages. Mon gyn a fait des pressions pour moi de récupérer mon ovaires. Il voulait que je obtenir une hyst si je suis allé sur tamox pour la très simple raison que vous avez dit.
Pourquoi ne risquent-ils pas écouter les Etats-Unis?

Je tiens il y avait une certaine manière je pourrais vous aider. Vous avez été un bon ami pour moi. Il n'est pas facile de récupérer de l'opération si vous avez beaucoup d'escaliers à la maison, donc si vous pouvez configurer vous-up au premier étage de votre maison, ce serait grand.

Vous envoyant de nombreuses caresses et mon amour,
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Well, ooph is done together with total radical hysterectomy... this was Friday at 2pm, came back home yesterday (2 nights in the hospital).  I am glad to be officially menopaused for good... and the best of all, they did not find any cancer (ovaries or uterus), only the complex hyperplasia with atypia, probably exacerbated by 10 months of Tamoxifen... I am glad I did it... It's painful (c-section), but I won't worry anymore... I will be switched to Aromasin... not sure why (that's what they give when you are switched from a short period on Tamoxifen...). 

Have all a gentle week,

Catherine, a happy camper...
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Catherine
Je suis contente de savoir que la chirugie a bien été et qu'ils n'ont pas trouvé de cancer. Tu va trouver les Aromasins plus faciles à tolérer que le Tamoxifen.
Glad to hear your surgery went well and there was no sign of cancer. You will find Aromasin is more easily tolerated.
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Catherine - I am happy to see your post and that your surgery went well.  I am off work the rest of this week, but Friday I have Miriam and we will spend the day together.  Please let me know if I can bring a meal to you.  Will not stay - just drop it off and run.
I have been on all 3 AI's (and Tamox) and Aromasin has been gentler to me.  I hope it is easy on you.  Hugs, Karen
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Cheryl, Karen... merci, merci for all your encouragements (Cheryl, you are a native French speaker?)... I am going through the worst part right now: restarting the system... I stopped taking the percocet, it's too tough on my GI tract... will try just advil today and lots of fluids, plus colace...  aie, aie, aie... Glad to read that Aromasin is not so bad... Onc wants me started asap on this...  Karen, do not worry about anything, between DH and Whole Foods we are covered, and I am up and running (well not exactly running), so no issue there.  I have even translation work to do... but I rest and take care of myself first...

Have a nice day, dear friends... Till soon,
Catherine 
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CATHERINE... Yes I am french canadian (born in Québec) Where did you learn french? Glad to hear you are up and about. Don't push it too much though ... you don't want a set back. A bientôt!
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Cheryl, I am French, happily married (26+ years) to an American... we moved to Denver 3 years ago... we probably have better medical care here than on the North coast of Brittany where we were, but at a cost... can't understand the obscenity of what providers bill... I think I'll have to buy Aromasin in Canada when I restart a year with the insurance (they pay 100% once I have reached my 3000 deductible...).  Hope you are doing OK. Do you still live in Canada?
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Catherine,
How are you feeling? I am glad the surgery is behind you. I hope you heal well.
So far, I have heard only good things about the aromasin. Makes me think I want to be on that instead of starting the Femara.
Rest and heal... I have been thinking of you.
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Catherine, my sister just had a hysterectomy and oopherectomy a few weeks ago because she had precancerous cells.  She went back to work last week.  She seems to be doing well except she still has a urinary tract infection.  Unfortunately, she will have to be checked in 3 months because there was a small section that the ob/gyn couldn't get clear margins on.  The dr. is hoping that the surgery will have cut off the blood supply and that area will die so they will see in 3 months.  I have been on aromosin since the end of last year and have no side effects.  Good luck with your recovery.

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Gina, Margo... thanks for your encouragements... I had a C-section (horizontal, very low)... the doc did not mention "margins" (they took everything out and the pre-cancerous (i.e, hyperplasia with atypia) was involving the endometrium where a polyp was attached... and the pathology was done right there at the hospital before closing up, just in case, with an oncologist on call that was not needed in the end... :-)

I am lucky that work is at home and only if I want it... expecting a big project next week, but for now I have been happy just fussing around in the yard, knitting, cooking and resting... but today, curiously, I am more aware of the surgical seam... and a bit more tired... (not enough to nap, though)... hopefully nothing funny is going on (no fever, no u.t. infection either, as far as I know).

Wishing the best to your sister, Margo, and to you, too... goes without saying...

Gina, I loved your birdie story, I love garden birds (not many here in Denver, but I noticed a tit bird, beige with a dark head, called a "nonette" in French... I spotted it in a tree because of the lovely tune it was singing).

Hope all of you with "bugs" are recovering nicely.
Thank you for all the beautiful flowers, Jan... Irises are so diverse and dramatically beautiful... watching mine budding...

Carynn, I read about all you went through... I can completely undertand the need to hop into the hot tub (hope you aches and pains are not too hard on you), and you are so right... it's the little things... Hugs to you, sweetie...

A gentle night to all...

Catherine
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Hi Catherine!

I hope you are feeling well, and overcoming the pain of your recent surgery.  I didn't want to bring any stress into what must be a difficult and painful time.  It sounds like all went well, thank goodness!  I'll bet DH and the puppies are relieved to have you home; safe, sound and well.
 
Have been worried about you and wondering how your surgery was going.  My brain has been discombobulated since the consussion, and the time seems to just fly away like feathers from a down sleeping bag; meanwhile,  I'm half out of the bag, sort of; think I must have cracked my egg-skull. 

Aren't G's new baby birdies wonderful.  It is supposed to be a sign of good luck to have a nest of baby birds in on the front porch, house, or tree; so said my Sottish Great Grandmother. 

I wish I could send you, G. Alaska Deb, Karen, Nurse Nicoletta, Nancy Lee, Carrie, Deese, Bren, Jan, Naniam, Cheryl b,  BWD, Cowgirl, Cheyrlg, Bren, Fluffy Deb, Brenda, Margaretb, Odalys, Lori, Liz, Madison, So-cal Lisa, Constantine . Coryandme,  Colleen, and so many names now...to everyone who posts here some roses, peonies, and the pretty lilacs blooming now.  I love Spring, wish it would go on forever!  I've discovered beautiful stones and rocks on the rainy days as they bubble up through the muddy earth, inspiring jewelry and and some new ideas for making masterpieces with "rock art".

Was thinking I'd send a little piece of Ohio to everyone, when I was beginning a new idea; that's when I rolled the car.  Haven't felt like doing much of anything;  and now I have a Candidas/yeast Infection in my mouth, throat, and likely stomach...that's probably been lurking around for over two years (was treated for Candidas skin infection and rash with Diflucan during chemo and before radiation treatments).  I'd been having strange mouth things and throat hoarseness since surgery; and the physicians ignored it until I had to have a panic attack and insist they take care of it before radiation therapy (true story)...

Okay, this is all working up to a joke, so don't worry:

A farmer who raised horses and cows discovered one of his horses were continuously being antagonized by birds.  The birds would build nests in the horse's mane, where it was safe and warm.  The farmer, who showed his horses, was beginning to get upset, because the other horses were also showing signs of birds building little nests in their manes. as well.

Finally, the farmer called the veterinarian, and was beside himself as how to rid the horses of the birds, the nests, and the eggs an the baby birds; without hurting them,  hoping they would not return.

When the Veterinarian arrived he brought with him a large sack of yeast; and poured it over all of the horses' manes.  Within a day, the birds, the nests, and the baby birds had flown away and built their homes elsewhere.

The happy farmer called the vet to come an see the miracle!
The veterinarian was very pleased, and smiled at the farmer.
"How did you manage to do this?".  asked the farmer. 

"Oh, I thought you knew!", the vet said, emphatically!
 
"Yeast is yeast, nest is nest, and never the mane shall tweet!", replied the veterinarian.
 
From that day on, all were happy and peaceful, and lived prosperous and healthy lives  forever on in the farmer's beautiful land. 
                   
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Speaking of east is east and west is west, and never the twain shall meet, I hope you are releaxing, mending, and taking good care of yourself.  Let me know if there is anything you need, dear Catherine, my friend!

Going to doctors the past few weeks can really meese with the mess in one's mind...hopefully, we'll all be soaking up the Vit D and back to our good ole healthy selves soon.

You are in my heart and thoughts.  Get well soon! 

I kept thinking...where is Catherine? OHhhhhhhhhh, now I remember....I was typing a PM and remembered...,
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Take good care of yourself!  Se retablir !!!

love,

Indi 


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