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    Count me among those who experienced the blues...

    Count me among those who experienced the blues after all the active aspects of treatment (surgeries / followups) was complete. I didn't connect it to the Tamoxifen -- but that makes sense. I was in a...
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    You are doing more than trying hard enough!

    You are doing more than trying hard enough!
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    Definitely give yourself a break! You will get...

    Definitely give yourself a break! You will get back to your previous level of fitness. I promise you. But pushing limits this early may result in delays. Revel in your accomplishments, including...
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    Very, very, VERY awesome! Tamoxifen is...

    Very, very, VERY awesome!

    Tamoxifen is basically a breeze although there are some side effects. I've been on it going on two years, so let me know if I can help.
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    I had weight gain from Tamoxifen and am now...

    I had weight gain from Tamoxifen and am now getting it off. It's slow going. But, I am in this trial http://energytrial.ucsd.edu/ which is definitely helping. So, I feel like I am having little to no...
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    You're doing this right!

    You're doing this right!
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    Hey Red, this is such great news. I've seen women...

    Hey Red, this is such great news. I've seen women go through radiation in my support group and they all did fabulously. You'll want something soothing and aloe-like to use after treatments, but get...
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    Awesome news, Red! So happy for you. Merry, merry...

    Awesome news, Red! So happy for you. Merry, merry Christmas!
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    Also, don't feel like you have to make a decision...

    Also, don't feel like you have to make a decision on the spot. I was lucky and had the choice between lumpectomy + radiation or mastectomy. I couldn't make up my mind then and there and so I took a...
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    I went slow, though. But yes, I worked closely...

    I went slow, though. But yes, I worked closely with my surgeon and we both had the same goal: Return me to the life I had before.
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    Let's see, I had the surgery in April 2010 and...

    Let's see, I had the surgery in April 2010 and another little followup surgery at the end of May but looking back at my training records I started out with shorter (12-14 miles) rides in June and...
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    That's how I felt too, like I was at a rave. I...

    That's how I felt too, like I was at a rave. I actually didn't mind it but I was ready for it to be over when they put the cold dye in. One issue with MRIs is false positives; I got two which were...
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