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In April 2007 I turned 38 years old.
28th of June 2007 I found a lump I my left breast.
I got an appointment with my doctor the 2nd of July.
He send me to a mammogram, but as it was during the summer vacation I had to wait for three weeks for it.

The 25th of July I got sick leave from my work, I was a care helper and had only been employed for two months..
The 27th I had mammography and ultrasound, and 1st of august I got the verdict - there was a two inch cancer lump in my breast!

I got scheduled for surgery on the 13th of August and the doctor removed the cancer…but they discovered that it was not a regular breast cancer, so I had a lot of tests and scans over the next few weeks to see if the cancer came from somewhere else. It didn’t, so they discovered I had a rare form of cancer.

Then started five months of hospital visits as the wounds I had refused to heal….in the end I had a new operation to see if it worked, and it did.
In January 2007 happened two important things…on January 21st I got fired from my job and the 22nd I started my chemotherapy.

I had six chemo’s from January to May and ended up at the hospital for a week in April with an infection and a bad fever…..

I got a lot of side effects that needed medication and treatment but I got through it.
After ending chemo I had to start radiation therapy, but due to the waiting lists here in Denmark, I got my treatment in Norway.

My Mum and me lived at a hotel in Oslo for seven weeks from June to July 2008, and everyday I went to the cancer hospital for treatment…and lucky me got a lot of side effects from the radiation too - third degree burn and infections that both needed treatment..
But I got through my 34 treatments.

Then on September 2008 I got my first check up, mammogram and ultrasound and got the diagnosis; cancer free!!

Now it is checkup twice a year and mammogram once a year for five years and then will see….due to the mysterious sort of breast cancer I got my chances for being alive in five years from September 2008 is 40% out of 100.…but I can say this with pride I’M STILL HERE;)
And to prove it I got a tattoo in june this year;)

The most important thing to my story though is this; without all my wonderful, caring loving friends here on lj, I would never had made it this far with my sanity intact…I owe it all to you - and I hope you all know and understand how much I love each and everyone of you♥


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Jul. 20th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
You are one tough broad,luv. And you made me cry now. I'm so glad you're still here.

Jul. 20th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
♥hugs you♥
I´m sorry I didn´t mean to make you cry - look at the pics of me and laugh;)
♥love you
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
You made me cry and I'm so happy to have known you.
I wish this to be the last you hear from the disease and be here for a hundred years.
Love you and now I'm smiling.
Hugs you tight.
I'll steal the banner and put it up in my LJ, hope you're okay with it.
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Honey I didn´t mean to make you cry..
Thank you for your kind words and I´m so happy to know you too;)
Steal everything you want, that is what it´s there for..
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
It's okay, I'm smiling now and I already did it at my lj.
Hugs your way love.
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
I hope you know how very, very special you are.........
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
*Hugs you so tight*
♥Love you♥
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Such a moving and brave stoy!

Jul. 20th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much honey♥
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
You are so amazing, It seems like only yesterday when I was new to lj and you were my 3rd friend on lj and that was back at the begining of October, 2007. You have survived an incredible journey and I feel honoured to have been through a lot of it with you, you are an inspiration.

You know I love you too *hugs you tight*
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks honey..
Yeah I remember that I was amazed that you wanted to be friends with all the sad posts I did..but I´m ever grateful that you did...
♥I´m so lucky and blessed to have you♥
♥love and kisses
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Pippii - your story made me cry and cry. You've gone through so much and are still positive, still focused on the most important thing: YOU'RE STILL HERE. And, I am very glad that you are. I see why your friends love you and find you to be an inspiration. I know this day means a lot to you and I hope that you are receiving all that you hoped to get from it.
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
OMG honey now you make me cry.

Thank you for your kind and beautiful words, they mean a lot to me..
I think I got everything I could expect and wish for today, and THANK YOU for organizing all this for all of us.

♥hugs you so tight♥
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
You are a wonderfully brave person.. You know what makes me amazed about you? You are so supportive of others.. I bet you're the first person to offer love and help, and you've been through so much.. I'm so pleased I met you on here - I know we haven't been friends long but I feel I'm getting to know you..You are beautiful inside and out :)

Thank you for sharing this. I will look at the links you gave me in that pm later..


Sending you a very big one of these:

Orkut Scraps - Hugs

Jul. 21st, 2009 07:46 am (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words Julie and the beautiful hug♥
♥kisses and loves♥
Jul. 21st, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
It takes a lot of courage and a big heart to face everything you've been through. I'm glad to hear that things have been looking up and I have the greatest respect for you sharing your story with the world. Take care hugs Ricki X
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:47 am (UTC)
Thank you so much honey♥
Jul. 21st, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
*holds you tight*

Your bravery knows no bounds love.
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:47 am (UTC)
♥hugs you
Thank you sweetheart..
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)

*loves ya* xxxx
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)

love you♥♥
Jul. 25th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
And I'm happy you have that strengh and love of life in you!
Jul. 25th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much sweetie.
Do you believe that next Saturday it is two years ago this all started??
Jul. 25th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Yupe! And you're still here as courageous and as wonderfulo as always!
Jul. 25th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
You are making me cry♥
Love you
Jul. 26th, 2009 10:20 am (UTC)
You can't cry!!!
*cuddles you*
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