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Forum: Older than 60 Years with Breast Cancer — Meet other women who are similar in age and dealing with age-appropriate issues.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2010 01:30PM

spar2 wrote:

I would like to start a forum to meet other middle age or older women who have bc and love the Lord.  Try to live your life for him, walk the walk and talk the talk.  Of course we all fall from grace because we are human but we are covered by the blood of Jesus.  Also this forum is for people who has a large enough vocabulary that they don't need to use profanity to explain theirselves.  I will start.

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Dec 1, 2012 01:17PM kmccraw423 wrote:

Good morning Sisters in Christ!

Rocket ... I am praying for your feet!  Sometimes it seems that if it isn't one thing - its six others!  You hang in there - it will work out well for you, I just feel it.

JO-5 - boy, does the phrase being close to a toilet hit home.  I think I will take your advice and write down what I'm eating so I can make some sense of it all.  That's a good idea - thanks.

Over the course of the last year I feel closer and closer to the Lord.  My vision has been hazy in the past as to the road I should take but I must say it is becoming more clear with everyday that passes.  I want to live my life as close to Christ's example as is possible (given that I'm human).  I believe the true road to happiness on this earth is to tend to His children in service and love.  It is a daily battle to put aside one's own judgments, critical thinking and the ways of the world but worth the effort in so many ways.  Its  only when I think of others that I stop thinking about my petty problems and focus on how I might be of service to Him.  God forgives us every single day, multiple times a day as any loving father would do and its such a comforting, peaceful feeling.  Its the least I can do for His other children.  I know most of you have gotten this fact but I was always a late bloomer.  I only pray that the Lord help me be humble and loving.

One of the things I have learned from my Church is that if you need something, ask the Lord.  He will be happy to give it to you unless he knows you're not ready for it.  But like any good parent who drags his/her child kickiing and screaming into the doctor's office for vaccinations, He knows what we need now and in the future and He provides.  The trick is to keep the faith long enough to see that He knows what is best for us.

Well, I've been rambling on!  I just want to say to each of you how dear you are to me and how much you have helped me in my path to Heavenly Father.

Kathleen

Dx 10/3/2008, DCIS, 4cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 1, 2012 06:39PM Mini1 wrote:

The food diary idea is good. After keeping mine when I got sick I found that sometimes it wasn't necessarily the food I ate, but a combination of particular foods. Sometimes I found that there was a pattern with the food I ate the day before causing the problem. I would think it was something I had eaten that day, but after awhile I saw the pattern and found that it wasn't. I ended up having to go on a clear liquid diet and reintroducing foods back into my diet one or two at a time. Gluten was a big culprit for me. Now that my stomach and intestines have healed I find that I can eat some of the foods that I had been forced to give up when I was at my worst.

Read up on food and nutrition. Most of what is on the shelves is crap. And a good part of the fresh is being genetically altered. Food you think is good for you isn't necessarily so. Buy local and/or frozen because they have the least peticides on them because they aren't expected to be transported over long distances. Wash everything carefully. Eat a few meat free meals. Try going gluten-free. It really is worth the efffort. And after awhile it just becomes normal. I feel so much better that I'm rarely tempted to eat anything I shouldn't anymore.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 04/16/2012 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)
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Dec 1, 2012 09:43PM Kindergarten wrote:

Thank you Ladies for the wonderful spiritual and nutritional guidance. I need all the help I can get. I can rely on you wonderful Sisters for everthing. God bless you all, Kathy

Kathy

Dx 11/17/2004, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Chemotherapy 12/05/2004 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxotereSurgery 05/29/2005 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Both); Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Radiation Therapy 06/05/2005 External
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Dec 2, 2012 10:06PM Jeannie57 wrote:

Hi, everyone,
I just caught up with you tonight. The nutritional quandaries interest me. I am so confused, I am seeing a nutritionist at my cancer center later this month. I still have chemo until Feb. 1st, so I know the do's and don'ts are different for me right now. I want to know how to eat well afterwards, too. It may be impossible once I start Tamoxifen (I already have osteopenia), but I really need to lose some lbs! I have gained so much this cancer year. The PS says I should lose weight before DIEP rather than after, so I have to at least try. I'm even willing to wear these uncomfortable tissue expanders for an extra couple of months.

Rocket, you can't use weights because you have lymphedema, bursitis or some other reason? I know I have been encouraged to use weights to prevent L., but I don't know if it holds true after L. occurs. Strangely, my right arm that has been traumatized the most is doing great and measuring down each week. It's the left arm that is fluctuating. I have snazzy sleeves from Lymphadivas that I wear when I exercise. I am still seeing a L. Specialist for a couple more weeks. My RO said the four-sixth month period after rads is when things can really flare up. I really would like to slug him sometimes! Anyway, I'm doing what I can to prevent it but I know what to do if I don't. I didn't mean to turn this into an L. Thread. I just admire you for all you've been able to bear, relying on our God and others for your strength. I believe this is a season for you that will pass like other seasons and you will feel better!

DH is still looking for work and I'm not working. The company that laid him off is interviewing him for other positions there, though, which is weird and wonderful at the same time. A continuation of insurance would be so wonderful as would a job, of course! He is also developing a website for his own marketing consultancy business which is an option if he can't find a job. We are trusting God pretty well. As I've said before, He is our source of strength and hope!

I will keep your surgeries, tests, illnesses and worries in my prayers, as I think of you more often than I appear on this thread!
Jeannie

Jeannie57 "The bird doesn't sing because she has the answer. She sings because she has a song." Chinese Proverb

Dx 1/27/2012, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 2, 3/39 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 02/15/2012 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Surgery 03/29/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal (Right)Surgery 03/29/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Left)Chemotherapy 05/25/2012 Cytoxan, fluorouracil, methotrexateRadiation Therapy 09/05/2012 ExternalHormonal Therapy 03/15/2013 TamoxifenSurgery 07/18/2013 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Both)
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Dec 3, 2012 09:42AM, edited Dec 3, 2012 09:43AM by JO-5

Jeannie57,

Losing weight during and after Arimidex has been the hardest thing I've tried to do. I think it is good that you are seeing a nutritionist. I wish I could. (Ins. won't pay it unless the Dr. thinks I need it and he doesn't) What works for some doesn't work for others.

I saw a segment on TV that was saying the old pyramid rule for eating actually  makes us fat. ( So much for government input! Undecided)

I'm not eating anything fried... very small portions of red meat and only about 1 time a week... eat mostly baked/broiled fish and chicken, lots of veggies and fruit. I've lost 5 pounds and that 6th pound keeps coming and going. I have to lose a total of 10 - 12 pounds by Feb.

Don't worry about "turning this thread into something about LE"..... We can talk about anything on here. It is nice to be able to come to this thread and get the opinion of other praying Christian women.

I'm getting off now.... to take care of my LE... Lebeds, massage, and pump!

JO-5

dx.04 IDC, tumor 1.4 cm, stage 1, grade 3, lumpectomy w/clear margins, 0/16 nodes, ER+/ PR+ over 90%, HER2 negative, 35 rads w/3 boosts, Arimidex 5 yrs.

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Dec 3, 2012 02:58PM Mini1 wrote:

Jeannie57 - my opposite arm gets bigger too. I thought it was just me. I was told light weights and weight bands are ok. The bands really give you a good work out without lifting heavy weights.

Jo-5 - wish I could find those pounds you keep losing. :-)

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 04/16/2012 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)
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Dec 3, 2012 06:54PM kmccraw423 wrote:

After my last post I found myself falling back into my old ways about a million times!  It is really hard to be loving and kind!  And nonjudgmental!  I'm trying but I really need to think HARD before I open my mouth.  Just the little things - making a judgment about another driver (he cut you off so he's an idiot), making an off-hand remark about someone famous, judging a family member's actions, getting impatient.  The list goes on!

I heard a minister say that if Plan A is to be loving and kind to all, what's Plan B because Plan A is too hard -lol.

Kathleen

Dx 10/3/2008, DCIS, 4cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 3, 2012 08:08PM Mini1 wrote:

I'm definitely still working on plan A.

I just read a book by Debbie Macomer (I think its Debbie) about asking God for one word to contemplate for one year. The is book is called One Perfect Word. She says she prays about it and God puts a word on her heart, i.e. trust, patience, kindness, peace, etc. You focus on studying this one word for a year. She's done it for 20 years now. I think I'm going to try it. Maybe I'll put judgment on my list of potential words. :-)

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 04/16/2012 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)
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Dec 3, 2012 11:07PM fondak wrote:

Hi everyone,

I've been checking in on you all and keeping you in my prayers.  Posting has been an issue.  This is my 2nd attempt tonight.  My little cursor freezes and I can't type letters or move the mouse anywhere at times. 

Rocket, what is the date of your surgery?  How is your stomach?  I don't know how you have been walking with your feet as they have been.  I think about it often when I know I need to be walking.  I am going to start tomorrow.  Hahaha...how many times do folks say tomorrow or Monday?   I think this weather will help. I'm going to try and get the house ready for Christmas this week or mid next week and then start riding bikes with my mom.  Today I worked in the yard all day.

Jeannie, I loved reading your post regarding your husband's work.  I am praying about that as well and thankful for your attitude through all you are going through. It is a real testimony of Christ's work in your heart.  And in the midst of chemo too.

It has been good for me to read all the posts about nutrition too.  Does anyone know where you can find a list of foods that effects estrogen levels.  I just read the other day that sweet potatoes help estrogen production.  It wasn't an article about cancer it was just a general health publication.  I just started eating them this past year!

Dx 8/5/2011, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 9/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 4, 2012 12:00AM susan3 wrote:

hi ladies I am new to this board. kmccraw, a couple of years ago I was in a Bible study and decided to write out the fruit of the spirit for everyone on an index card. and for one whole month we would ponder and work on the one fruit. May I repeat that it was a couple of years ago. I still haven't gotten off love..lol It's really hard to do 24/7. So I have moved to joy. I like that one it is easy for me. Don't know which I will pick next :)

Haven't read through all the threads, hope everyone is doing fine. I am on taxol now, 3rd one this Wednesday. so far so good. All the glory to God.

I wish I could learn and draw nearer on the mountain tops......I need the valleys....slow learner I am

Sleep well everyone..God Bless

Dx 3/2002, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 40/5 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 4, 2012 12:06AM fondak wrote:

I thought I was freezing up so I hit submit before I finished.

Jo5 when is you husband's surgery scheduled?

Paula, what about your shoulder?  Is it better or was it hurting? It sounds like maybe just an old injury that wasn't much of a problem for you right?

Kindergarten, did I miss something about your tumor markers?  Praying for you regardless!  Thankful also for your faithfulness to pray for everyone here.

Mini, I hope you are feeling better.

kmccraw423 Hi,  I don't think I've posted since your recent posts.  So glad to read about your desire to be pleasing to our Lord.  That is a daily challenge for me.  I find if I don't start my day in HIs word it is so easy to get off track. I've learned that being kind and nice all that good stuff alone...... and it is good stuff when it's a result of Christ at work otherwise of course it's just filthy rags .....isn't what pleases Him.  An unbeliever can be those things. Time with Him and considering and working on what He teaches us in His word pleases Him.  I am SO thankful for His grace and mercy. 

With the frustrations with others.....I was complaining about someone who is always wanting to get together but lives an hour away.  She's older than me but drives with no problem and we have met half way before but she wants me to drive to her place and gets really frustrated with me when I can't. 

It generally takes a great deal for me to get frustrated but when I learned she has a friend who lives just minutes from her but she complains about having to go get her to come to her house because she doesn't drive I was frustrated.  I didn't think she knew anyone else around her that well and I felt bad for her other friend.

So...I just read an email where she canceled a dinner because I didn't reply in time and was telling my son she's going to be mad and he said basically just love her more. I said...well, I love her but she complains (what was I doing?  along with gossiping which I hate...)  Then I added I think she's needy and I can't meet all her needs and she ends up frustrated with me. 

He told me if she's sinfully being inconsiderate....gently, lovingly, point her to Christ....let her know she's being inconsiderate and restore her to a point that she knows that all she needs is Him.  If she's needy because she is lonely and in pain....love her more and restore her to a point where she remembers all she needs is Christ.  I wish I could remember exactly how he said it but that was basically it.  Regardless, it was love her more and point her to Christ. They (my sons) are always encouraging others to do that and never omitting point the person to Christ.  They say pointing a person to Christ is the most loving thing you can do.

Needless to say I was encouraged by your post.

Looks like I am getting to finish this!!!

Love all you ladies and hope you all rest well tonight!

Dx 8/5/2011, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 9/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 4, 2012 12:19AM fondak wrote:

Hi Susan3,

It's so good to have you.  There are some of the sweetest, most encouraging ladies here.

You can see things on the computer take me awhile.  Your post came up while I was finishing up my long ending to my previous post there.  I loved your what you shared! 

If you read my last couple of paragraphs above you can see how I was being reminded by my sons to love more and what that looks like!  I was actually typing this probably before, during and after your post lol!

Goodnight!

Dx 8/5/2011, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 9/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 4, 2012 02:35AM Kindergarten wrote:

Dear Fondak, so good too see you! Thank you so much for asking about my tumor markers!! They were up in July, then they came back down in August!! My onc wanted them retested last week, so of course I am a nervous Nellie!!! I know Our Lord is in control!!! I have the same freezing issues with my computer sometimes!! Again so good to see you!! Welcome Susan3!!!!!!

Kathy

Dx 11/17/2004, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Chemotherapy 12/05/2004 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxotereSurgery 05/29/2005 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Both); Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Radiation Therapy 06/05/2005 External
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Dec 4, 2012 09:39AM JO-5 wrote:

I'm flying through today.... so much to do and have to do it all myself... Hubby is on a walker now and can hardly get around. (Do we think he waited a bit too long to have this done? DUH! ) Poor thing.. he hates the walker but taking it in stride. He hates to see me doing things he considers "his job"  His surgery is Dec. 12.

Kathleen and others "working on themselves." 

I do understand and God is not finished with any of us yet! Wink However, I have found that I ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT IMPROVE myself by myself. It takes the power of the Holy Spirit and God's Grace. Many times I have to tell the Lord that I am so ashamed of myself for this or that.... and really want to do better... and I know I cannot without His help. I found when I had a quick mouth.... that the Holy Spirit would convict me of it right then... and I would ask forgiveness right then. A few times of that and you will remember BEFORE YOU SPEAK!  I'm sure the Lord thinks I'm a slow learner, too.

Instead of yelling at another person that has cut you off in traffic..... say a quick prayer for them..... You'll be surprised how that will change you. Sounds hard but it really works.

Well, if any of you have an extra second and the Lord brings it to your mind..... I could use some prayer. Getting really tired and have a long way to go yet.

Prayers for all of you!

JO-5

dx.04 IDC, tumor 1.4 cm, stage 1, grade 3, lumpectomy w/clear margins, 0/16 nodes, ER+/ PR+ over 90%, HER2 negative, 35 rads w/3 boosts, Arimidex 5 yrs.

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Dec 4, 2012 09:58AM Kindergarten wrote:

Dear Jo-5 ! I am lifting you and your dear husband up in prayer right now!!!!

Kathy

Dx 11/17/2004, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Chemotherapy 12/05/2004 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxotereSurgery 05/29/2005 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Both); Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Radiation Therapy 06/05/2005 External
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Dec 5, 2012 01:11AM fondak wrote:

Kinderg Thanks for the info about your tumor markers.  Up, down sounds a lot better than up, up (July/Aug) I go every 3 months and have mine checked among other things. I was suppose to go Thurs but the nurse practioner I was scheduled to see is having surgery so I'm going the day after Christmas. 

I was anxious to get back because at my regular checkup with my medical dr my sed rate was elevated about 6 weeks ago.  I read that is an indicator of lupus, rhematoid arthritis and cancer.  They called me back in to test for RA which was negative.  It measures the amount of inflammation and I wasn't sick so I don't know what that was about.  I called the oncologist and the nurse said just do what my medical dr says and they don't do a sed rate test there. 

Do any of you ever have your sed rate tested?

JO5 Thanks for the reminder about who fixes us!  You can tell I'm southern I guess. 

Anyway, I've wasted so much time in life trying to fix things that I couldn't and be better on my own merit.  That's one of the things I love about cancer, it reminds me of how dependant I am on God and how in control I am not.  And no, I'm not saying I love cancer but there are things I love that comes from having it and so I guess there are things I love about it.  Only with Christ can that be true!

Wouldn't it be wonderful to hate sin so much more than cancer and to be concerned with our sin as much as or more than cancer.  Just think..... like when you get an ache or something abnormal comes up your minds go.....oh, could that be cancer.  What if you did that with a negative thought....think...oh, could this be sinful and then hate it more than cancer.  Wouldn't that be awesome!  Some of you may be there but that is hard. 

Please pray for me that I would do that.  Let's pray that for one another....that we would hate our sin more than our cancer.  Because even if there are those of us who already are doing that, it doesn't mean that next week or even tomorrow that will be true.

Hope I'm not rambling too much here.

Praying for you all tonight...JO5 praying a special prayer of endurance for you my sister!

Dx 8/5/2011, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 9/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 5, 2012 09:48AM Kindergarten wrote:

Dear Fondak, thank you so much for your very thoughtful and insightful post!!!! I am so thankful that Our Lord forgives and forgives and cleanses us everyday, because my negative thoughts sometimes get the best of me. God bless you all!!!!

Kathy

Dx 11/17/2004, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Chemotherapy 12/05/2004 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxotereSurgery 05/29/2005 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Both); Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Radiation Therapy 06/05/2005 External
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Dec 5, 2012 11:15AM JO-5 wrote:

How refreshing it is to log on to this thread and see the encouraging and insightful remarks, and promises to pray from you dear ladies!

I'm doing ok, and hubby is enduring! I'm making meals for the freezer so I won't have so much to do while taking care of him.

I was listening to J. Vernon McGee this morning ( radio evangelist that has moved on to Heaven) and he said, "I can't handle my emotions and problems in my own strength so I just hand them over to Someone who can!"  Smile Amen and Amen!

Fondak, The Lord is always "fixing" me! Reminds me of the scripture where the vessel was marred in the potter's hand. It was broken and remade. Notice it was marred IN HIS HAND... The potter didn't throw it away but "fixed" it. 

Thanks to all of you for the prayers.

Prayers going out for all of you..... even when I can't remember all the needs and names, He knows!

JO-5

dx.04 IDC, tumor 1.4 cm, stage 1, grade 3, lumpectomy w/clear margins, 0/16 nodes, ER+/ PR+ over 90%, HER2 negative, 35 rads w/3 boosts, Arimidex 5 yrs.

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Dec 5, 2012 12:41PM Kindergarten wrote:

I just love the quote from J. Vernon McGee. It is going to become my daily verse!! Thanks, Jo-5!!!!

Kathy

Dx 11/17/2004, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Chemotherapy 12/05/2004 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxotereSurgery 05/29/2005 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Both); Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Radiation Therapy 06/05/2005 External
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Dec 5, 2012 02:58PM JO-5 wrote:

Kathy,

We mortals do make it harder on ourselves than necessary, don't we? I tell you the truth if it wasn't for the Lord... I would not be on my feet right now.

JO-5

dx.04 IDC, tumor 1.4 cm, stage 1, grade 3, lumpectomy w/clear margins, 0/16 nodes, ER+/ PR+ over 90%, HER2 negative, 35 rads w/3 boosts, Arimidex 5 yrs.

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Dec 5, 2012 03:30PM Rocket wrote:

Hi Dear Sisters,

I have had a lot going on, so haven't posted much. My surgery is scheduled for December 19th in eastern NC and we will be staying with my sister and her DH for several weeks as I recuperate. My sister's DH, the one with whom we'll be staying, was admitted to the hospital and yesterday morning had a triple bypass surgery. My brother and his wife from Maine happened to be visiting my sister at the time. They stayed with her while he went through the surgery and then drove to my house with my sister's two dogs so that I could take care of them while she is dealing with going back and forth to the hospital. I have two dogs of my own, so we have a full house right now. Later next week we will bring their dogs back, but since my DH is a professor, he has to administer final exams next week or we would have left already. My brother-in-law is hanging in there. It was touch and go, but he is holding his own - still in the ICU. Please keep him in prayer. His name is Gary and he is a believer. Pray also for my DH as he will be playing nursemaid to both of us as we recover. My anxiety is running a bit high and my spirit is running a bit low. Could really use your prayers. Love all you ladies!

DX 1/5/10 3 tumors rt breast, multicentric 3.9cm, 2.1cm, 1.7cm; bi-lat mastectomy 1/22/10 no recon, 2 - TC, 1 - AC; 36 Rads, Oncotype 16; Arimidex; Hyst/Ooph 8/11/10; lymphedema arm & trunk

Dx 1/5/2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIa, Grade 2, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 5, 2012 05:02PM JO-5 wrote:

My goodness Rocket, you do have so much going on. I prayed for you, your hubby, and Gary,  as I read your post, and I'm sure the other ladies will, too.

We'll get through all this with the Lord's help and strength.

I am getting off here now.... rested long enough.

Everyone have a good day.

JO-5

dx.04 IDC, tumor 1.4 cm, stage 1, grade 3, lumpectomy w/clear margins, 0/16 nodes, ER+/ PR+ over 90%, HER2 negative, 35 rads w/3 boosts, Arimidex 5 yrs.

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Dec 5, 2012 08:17PM Mini1 wrote:

Tomorrow is mammo day. Say a prayer. Innocent

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 04/16/2012 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)
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Dec 5, 2012 09:14PM Kindergarten wrote:

Dearest Rocket, Prayers are coming!!! Hold on dear friend, Our Lord is in control and you are such a faithful servant. He will see you through all of this!!!! Mini, prayers are coming for you as well. Lots of Love and Support for all of you!!!!

Kathy

Dx 11/17/2004, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Chemotherapy 12/05/2004 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxotereSurgery 05/29/2005 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Both); Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Radiation Therapy 06/05/2005 External
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Dec 5, 2012 11:22PM susan3 wrote:

Rocket, I will be Praying for you and your brother-in-law. Sorry you have to add this to your list..hang in there girl :)

Finished first round of taxol. break week coming up yeahhhhh!!!!!!!

Dx 3/2002, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 40/5 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 6, 2012 06:46AM kmccraw423 wrote:

Good morning lovely sisters.  My goodness, a lot is going on with everyone.

JO-5 ... please don't overdo and wear yourself out.  I am praying for you and your DH.  I know the Lord will give you the strength you need to carry you through.  Bless you.

Rocket ... you plate just got full again - in fact, it sounds like its overflowing.  My prayers are for you and your family.  I know I remarked recently that there wasn't a fit person in our family!  My brother had back surgery, my uncle had his ear removed due to cancer (I was feeling very sorry for him until I remembered I had cancer too, - I see your ear and raise you two breasts - lol).  I love him to pieces and hope this does it for him in the cancer arena.  The VA gave him an artificial ear that look so real you can't tell.  Its awesome.

To all of you, thank you for helping me take this spiritual journey.  Your love and encouragement mean the world to me.  Its so great that God put you all in my life to help me stay strong.  Love to all.

Kathleen

Dx 10/3/2008, DCIS, 4cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 6, 2012 09:25AM, edited Dec 6, 2012 09:27AM by JO-5

Mini,

Mammo day is always an anxious one. It's gonna' be just fine! Smile May God give you peace about it!

Susan,

Break week... Good for you. May our Lord give you strength to get through these treatments.

Kathleen,

Thank you for the kind words and prayers. I've been a caretaker for so many years for one relative or another that I have learned to take care of self... or I won't be any use to them.  Thanks for the reminder.

Kathy,

--- and thanks to you dear lady for always being there for everyone with your prayers and the hope.

We are on our way to the pre op appointment for hubby's hip surgery. Five more days! I'll just be so happy when it is over and he is back home where I can take care of him. 

JO-5

dx.04 IDC, tumor 1.4 cm, stage 1, grade 3, lumpectomy w/clear margins, 0/16 nodes, ER+/ PR+ over 90%, HER2 negative, 35 rads w/3 boosts, Arimidex 5 yrs.

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Dec 6, 2012 11:32AM Rocket wrote:

Hang in there Jo, and tell your hubby that you both are in my prayers!

Love all you ladies. You are phenomenal! I would never get through my stress filled days without you. My brother-in- law is still in ICU. They are having trouble getting his BP stabilized. My poor sister is exhausted and I can't help her because I'm stuck here, 4 1/2 hours away. We will leave to be there next Friday. I'll be able to help her for a few days before my surgery. Thank you all so much for the prayers. Rest assured that you are in mine.

Loving you

DX 1/5/10 3 tumors rt breast, multicentric 3.9cm, 2.1cm, 1.7cm; bi-lat mastectomy 1/22/10 no recon, 2 - TC, 1 - AC; 36 Rads, Oncotype 16; Arimidex; Hyst/Ooph 8/11/10; lymphedema arm & trunk

Dx 1/5/2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIa, Grade 2, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 6, 2012 05:37PM Mini1 wrote:

Well thankfully yesterday God gave me a day too busy to think about today's mammo. I got up and went and was fine-until she started it. Then I started to cry. Not sobbing or anything; just tears. I think I was more overwhelmed by the thought that the last time I was there I learned I had cancer. I was ok by the time I left and thankfully I had another busy day that kept me too busy to think about it. Now to stay busy until next week's Dr.'s appt.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 04/16/2012 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)
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Dec 7, 2012 11:02AM Kindergarten wrote:

Good Morning! Mini!, you got through the mammo and tears are OK! Our Lord was with you the whole time. I am praying that next week you will have tears of joy with great news! Rocket, prayers for your brother continue!! Lots of Love to everyone here!!

Kathy

Dx 11/17/2004, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Chemotherapy 12/05/2004 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxotereSurgery 05/29/2005 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Both); Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Radiation Therapy 06/05/2005 External

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