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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Madisonville, TN

    Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    I am going to be off the computer for a while. Rex and I are having another abbreviated riding season, I am afraid.

    The good news is that I found this early.

    I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I will have a double mastectomy on Tuesday, September 11 at 11:30 AM. They will keep me overnight and I will be released and sent home on Wednesday, September 12.

    I had my annual mammogram and ultrasound in April of this year and there were no issues.

    In late July I found a change in density in my left breast. Within a short period of time a lump developed. I had a second mammogram and ultrasound on August 6th at which time a needle biopsy was done of this lump (4.2CM per ultrasound) and 4 samples were collected. I was told on August 7th that I had breast cancer. I have since had two meetings with my surgeon (8/13 & 8/20) along with a breast MRI on 8/16, a bone scan and a PET/CT scan on 8/17.

    The bone scan showed no spread of cancer. The PET/CT scan showed a hot spot in my left breast. The breast MRI showed that the lump from the August 6th ultrasound (4.2CM) is actually shaped like a 2 legged octopus with the legs branching out from the body of the mass and going east - west. This now made this mass 6.8CM. The Breast MRI also showed a second mass that I did not find that is 4.6CM.

    I will have chemotherapy. I won't know about radiation until pathology determines their findings after the mastectomy.

    I have a friend (Bunny) from High School flying in later today (9/8) to help while I recover. Alma has also been with me for the breast MRI and bone scan and PET/CT scan. She will also be here helping while I recover.

    Sorry this is this long and detailed, but if I was at Skeenah right now and we were talking around the campfire, this is what I would tell you.

    The rest of my time prior to surgery is crammed with stuff that I have to get done before surgery. I will try to get back to the computer before surgery but there may not be time for me to check the computer. I promise as soon as I can get back to my computer after surgery I will check back in and give you an update.

    Hugs to you all.

    Dawn
    Last edited by SilverRex; 08-07-2015 at 07:58 PM.
    Dawn Curtis
    ZRXOA #7583
    2004 Kawasaki Silver ZRX 1200R
    1979 Suzuki Red GS 425N
    2005 Suzuki Red LT-A400/F (Eiger)

    "Lead me not to temptation...I can find it myself."

    "Do Not Meddle in the Affairs of Dragons For You are Crunchy and Good with Ketchup!"


  2. #2
    In Charge of McGov Only
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Lakewood, Ca

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    All my best Dawn, we'll be here waiting, if you need anything, just give a small shout out.

  3. #3
    Lil' Rascal's Froggy
    motorcitywho?

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Chattavegas Tn
    Sorry to hear it Dawn you're in my thoughts and prayers and if you need anything I'm not too far away
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  4. #4
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Denver, CO.

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Sorry to hear it Dawn.....hope it all works out.

    There are three survivors in my family, one is my Mom.

    My Great Grandmother died from it before they knew what to do....

    Fortunately there is a cure......just sucks it sucks so bad.

    Don't let it beat ya...you are stronger than it ever will be!!!

    BC
    What are we going to do today Brain.
    The same thing we do every day BC, try to take over the world.
    YTRAP fan club #3785
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    99 WR400SM

  5. #5
    Screwed
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    30 minutes from Barbers, B'ham, Al

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Speedy recovery Dawn........you'll be back "on the horse" in no time. Enjoy the time off from this zrxoa madness!!
    mark444
    B'ham
    I've screwed over 13,233 ZRXOA members in the past.......who's next in line??
    See "Products Made by Members" Forum (SS Engine/Body Bolt Kit).....ROK Straps & now ROK Dog Leashes, SOXz Moto-socks, Jacket Caddys.

  6. #6
    MyPalDal
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Rhode Island

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    All the very best Dawn.
    Just say no to mumbo jumbo.

    I doubt. Therefore, I might be.

    SNERR: Southern New England Rex Riders;
    Ride places. Eat things.

    BOTM July '11
    Iron Butter #38409

  7. #7
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    cincinnati

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Sorry to hear this. good luck and prayers sent for a full and speedy recovery

  8. #8
    NS Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    nova scotia canada

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    take care girl,were all thinking of ya...
    let the good times roll #5538 http://www.mustangcanada.com Mark's big boys toys 2004zrx 1200 2004 supercharged mustang GT 2007 400 burgman[crashed] ,2000 zx9r sold: 2004 650classic my old 750 honda. new toy2011,103streetglide

  9. #9
    Weed Eaters Anonymous...
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    In my LazyBoy or in the yard with a weed eater

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Bummer Dawn. We all are pulling for ya. Keep us informed.........

  10. #10
    Executive Vice President
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    In a KW T680
    I'm sorry Dawn. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers. And hugs back to you!
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  11. #11
    CRACKERMAN
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Nanticoke, PA

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    So sorry to hear Dawn. Breast cancer runs on my father's side and my grandma and 3 aunts have all been affected at at least once in their lives. Stay strong, we'll be thinking about you and praying for you.
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  12. #12
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Decatur,Al

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Prayers sent !!!
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    "Love people-Use things-NOT-Use people-Love things"

  13. #13
    MODERATOR
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Near a Keg in Piscataway, NJ

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Loads and loads of good thoughts sent from the Fisher family!!!!
    The ride is the reason.
    1999 ZRX 1100
    2012 Concours 1400
    1988 Honda Z50


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  14. #14
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Fayetteville, GA - USA

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Good thoughts and prayers sent your way!

    Shane


    Jets. Fast Cars. Fast Motorcycles. Photography. Guns. Telescopes. Audio.

  15. #15
    Calamity Gil
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Niagara Falls, USA

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Good thoughts and prayers sent Dawn.
    ZRXOA membr #8704
    "It is not the strong but the responsive that survive."

    BOTM Feb '13

  16. #16
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    oakland county michigan

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    I will pray for you for a skilled and caring team to be at your side and a fast recovery. Be Blessed.

  17. #17
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    somewhere

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    really sorry to hear about this,the best of wishes

  18. #18
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    New Jersey

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Prayers sent for your speedy recovery.
    Member # 7722

  19. #19
    triton who?
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Charlottesville,Va

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Sorry you have to go thru this Dawn.

    Hoping for a speedy recovery, see you in the spring!
    The measure of a grown man is not the steps he takes, but his ability to live with the consequences.

  20. #20
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    47330

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Dawn it sounds like early detection and something that you can beat. You will be in our thoughts.
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  21. #21
    Satan's Donkey
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Vt.

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Many here have beaten cancer and you can too Dawn.
    -Jake

    Rape is no laughing matter.
    Unless you're raping a clown.

    ZRXOA #2995



    Originally posted by Ca Pete
    "A helmet may save your life, but if you are not wearing the rest of your gear, you may wish it hadn't."

  22. #22
    Super Moderator
    Have guns.
    YOU travel.

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Loveland, CO..

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Prayers sent Dawn. Trish and I are in your corner.
    I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
    ― Robert A. Heinlein

  23. #23
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Phenix City, Alabama

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Prayers sent your way Dawn, get well soon.

    BigD

    Into the distance, a ribbon of black, stretched to the point of no turning back

  24. #24
    Moderator
    Founder, Long Riders Club
    Ol' Step & a Half

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Heart of Dixie, Cumberland Plateau

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    hey gorious, keep the chin up for as change arrives the old goes and the new revives us

    best wishes on a speedy recovery, prayers are rolling in freight train loads full

    marvin
    ytrap, itchybutt, gary1129, mavrek, monkey pincher, & all those we miss you
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  25. #25
    Today's Tom Sawyer
    The Birthday Czar

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Rushville, USA...Just around the corner from the rest of the world.

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Sorry to hear this news, Dawn. We're all her for you and you're in our thoughts and prayers to get through this and to get well soon.
    2002 ZRX 1200 Red (The faster color) Full Muzzy stainless with a stainless oval and a Factory Pro jet kit with air box mod.


    Get Right or Get Left.

  26. #26
    Life can't beat me!
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Thoughts and prayers are out to you! You will do great.
    Jesse
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  27. #27
    I love boobies!!!
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Buchanan, MI

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Wishing the best for ya Dawn.
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  28. #28
    Even I miss the old flying dave
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    NC

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Stay strong Dawn. Thinking good thoughts here...

  29. #29
    I'm spilling the beans
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Someplace

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    I am so sorry Dawn. Well wishes to you and get better soon!
    If you think I'm an angel, you are sadly mistaken.............

    Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart ~ Eli Young Band

  30. #30
    The guy with the jars!
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Larkin, AR

    Re: Good thoughts and prayers requested, please... Breast Cancer

    Chris and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Keep your head up
    "Be who you are and say what you think, cause people who mind don't matter and people who matter don't mind.

    -Dr Seuss..


 

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