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on 11/15/16 3:59 pm
Topic: RE: August 9, 2016 - My Cancer Free Day!

Thank God you are now cancer free. Your journey has been unbelievably difficult. I hope you continue to enjoy good health as you undergo radiation and reconstruction. 

Consult Weight:276/Surgery Day Weight: 241.6  /Goal Weight: 140 

 M1-16 pounds; M2- 12.6 pounds; M3- 9.6 pounds; M4-7.4 pounds; M5- 5.2 pounds; M6- 7.2 pounds; M7-5.6

M8-2.8; M9-














on 11/14/16 3:16 am
Topic: RE: Possibly have breast cancer

I happened to see the other post too, Dont worry God would definitely help you out of it.Dont lose heart. 

on 11/10/16 10:36 pm, edited 11/10/16 2:36 pm - Indianapolis, IN
RNY on 12/04/15
Topic: RE: My Cancer Update

UPDATE 11/11/16:

Thank you to those OHers that have sent me messages asking about my progress.  I am happy to say that I am doing VERY well!  In fact, I'm doing so well that my radiation oncologist has decided to cut my radiation treatments from 33 to 30.  So, next Friday (11/18) will be my final radiation treatment. Yay!!

I'm still having Herceptin infusions every 3 weeks.  These are no big side effects from them.  I have to have them for 1 year.  I believe I will be done with the Herceptin infusions sometime in July 2017.

My weight loss is in a plateau status.

66 yrs old, 4'11", BMI 27.2 (51.8 at start), HW 256.4 (8/4/15), SW 217.4, CW 135.8 (9/19/16), GW 100.0, RNY 12/4/15 Dr. RoseMarie Jones

on 11/5/16 8:01 am
Topic: RE: Cushings Syndrome finally diagnosed


I also live in Birmingham and had gastrix bypass in 2007.  I am having the same issues but am having a problem finding a dr knowledgeable about cushings.  my symptoms are compiling daily .   Who was  your Dr at Kirklin ? 


Thanks , 


on 9/26/16 8:39 pm - Indianapolis, IN
RNY on 12/04/15
Topic: My Cancer Update

After toting around the annoying drains for 7 weeks, they were finally removed today.  I see the radiologist on Wednesday (9/28) and will also have a CT scan for the radiologist.  I'm guessing that my 33 radiation treatments will start next Monday.

Now that I completed my chemo back on July 7th, my appetite has finally returned...with a vengence.  I'm eating mostly dense protein along with some veggies.  My RD said I am doing great with my RNY.  She isn't concerned about my increased appetite, saying that I am handling everything just great.

66 yrs old, 4'11", BMI 27.2 (51.8 at start), HW 256.4 (8/4/15), SW 217.4, CW 135.8 (9/19/16), GW 100.0, RNY 12/4/15 Dr. RoseMarie Jones

on 9/21/16 5:30 pm
Topic: RE: August 9, 2016 - My Cancer Free Day!

Congratulations on your weight loss success and your continued good health! My best friend is a beast cancer survivor and is a little over 10 years cancer free.  She waited a really long time to have her breast reconstruction and wishes she had done it years earlier. I've meet many breast cancer survivors  by going to her support group meetings with her.  What an amazing group of people,  and I include you right in there too!  So much to go through and still be able to come back swinging! My best thoughts and prayers are going your way.... please keep us posted. 

VSG FEB. 2009.  Revised to RNY  Feb. 2016.

 Height: 5'7"

Start weight: 251.   Current weight: 127 


on 9/7/16 3:04 pm
Topic: RE: August 9, 2016 - My Cancer Free Day!

so many views and not one person took the time to reply.  sorry i never thought to look here as i've wondered how you are doing but didn't know what to write.  my sis went through a similar cancer situation and i found it just as hard to face or ask or even know what to say.  

just know this . . . .you are truly an inspiration.  this battle sucks but you are shining through all of it.  love that you've named 8/9 your cancer free day.  sending good, healing, heaven covered thoughts your way.  YAY YOU !!!!!!

Age: 58 | Height: 5'3.5 | Surgery Date: 07/24/15 | Starting Weight: 292 | Surgery Weight: 267 | Goal Weight:150 | Current Weight: 149 | WL so far: 143 lbs

on 8/24/16 8:07 pm
Topic: RE: Weight Loss and Gain With Cancer

Hi, I have not had bariatric surgery yet but I do understand the battle of weight gain with cancer.  Steroids helped to put many extra pounds on me and I did the fluid gain and loss many times.  I hope you have been doing well in your treatment. I think it is good advice to concentrate on kicking cancers butt first. Eat to be healthy.  Good luck. 

on 8/24/16 8:00 pm
Topic: RE: Anyone diagnosed with G-MUS after surgery?

Hi, I am new to this web site. I see your post is pretty old but I hope you are still here. I don't have MGUS but full blown Multiple Myeloma. Multiple Myeloma would be the next stage of MGUS if it progresses, but odds are good it will just stay MGUS.  Have you learned anymore?   I have not heard of surgeries causing MGUS but you definitely need to follow up on that. 


I hope olé you are well. 

on 8/13/16 8:32 am, edited 8/13/16 4:02 pm - Indianapolis, IN
RNY on 12/04/15
Topic: August 9, 2016 - My Cancer Free Day!


My RNY was on 12/4/15 then on 2/29 I received a confirmed diagnosis of breast cancer.  I started 6 rounds of chemo on 3/17/16, completing chemo on 7/7/16.  On 8/9/16 I had a double mastectomy (removal of the cancer affected right breast, right underarm lymph nodes, and prophylactic removal of the left breast).  This was my Cancer Free Day!  

Every 8/9 will be celebrated by my family, friends, and me as my Cancer Free Day anniversary.  The cancer is gone but I still have a very long road ahead of me.  I am now on 1 year of Herceptin infusions every 3 weeks, and radiation will begin in about 4 weeks (33 treatments, 5 days a weeks for 6 1/2 weeks).  

Six months after radiation is completed I start on breast reconstruction (aka Delayed DIEP).  This will entail 4 surgeries.  When all is said and done it will be a process of more than 2 years from diagnosis to completion.  I am lucky to be alive, only felt sorry for myself the first 3 weeks after diagnosis.  I was told by both my oncology surgeon and my oncologist that I owe my success with cancer treatment to WLS.  I became more HBP, high cholesterol, or diabetes, and my weight was a safer level.

I have continued to safely lose weight throughout my ordeal. My bariatric surgeon and my oncologist having closely monitored my diet and weight loss so I could continue losing weight at a safe rate.  Getting the necessary daily minimum of 60 grams of protein and 64 ozs of fluid has been a struggle throughout all this.  Many days I just couldn't do it, but I persevered the best I could.

When you are upset over a few months of thinning hair, think of those that have completely lost their hair due to chemo. Myself, I have been completely bald for the last 5 months. Hair grows back.  When you want to cheat while on your plan, think of those of us that would give anything just to be able to eat and drink anything, even the food on our plan.  BTW, I have never once cheated or gone off plan since I began my journey on 8/5/15.

66 yrs old, 4'11", BMI 27.2 (51.8 at start), HW 256.4 (8/4/15), SW 217.4, CW 135.8 (9/19/16), GW 100.0, RNY 12/4/15 Dr. RoseMarie Jones