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Jul 12, 2012 07:24 AM NativeMainer wrote:
Good morning, Loungettes! Lovely sunny morning here, going to be warm but not hot, perfect day for sightseeing and visiting! I am so looking forward to meeting Elaine later this morning. This is going to be such fun!
Goldie--thanks for saying I'm not a bad patient! I like to think that I've come to know my body pretty well, but maybe it's just the control freak in me coming out. I always feel better when I'm in control of things!
Orange--hydro land is a good place to be for a while, enjoy your trip!
Undy--walking is walking, very true. Just take your pills and take your naps in between your walks and you will do just fine!
CynCyn--multitasking is a good thing when you can get away with it. Wish I could get away with it during some of my meetings!
Wahine--It's hard to watch our parents aging, isn't it? Glad the PM pills are working, even if it does mean you miss out on the road-mangos! Keeping them on track must be hard work. Bottoms UP, indeed!
DorKable--funny how it's always women who are the butt of the bad driving jokes, but it's men that hit YOU! Definitely the wrong kind of man magnet car! I got a real size reduction in the boobies, too, and I agree it is GREAT! I haven't worn a bra since recon surgery and LOVE it! Now if only I could have a widdle ass. . . And the Wed am meeting wasn't cancelled, but the pm meeting was, which is a good thing because I was told there wasn't one in the pm when I called Tuesday. Makes me so mad that there can be these meetings scheduled but not put on my calendar and I'm supposed to show up for them. Ah, well, not going to let that bother me today!
Mema--playing ketchup? Fun, fun, fun! But you do a great job of it! Yes, I have heard about the shingles vaccine, and it is recommended for people who have had chemo. The chicken pox virus lives dormant in the nerve roots right where they come out of the spine, and under stress and/or depressed immune functioning (nothing we ever have to deal with, right?) they can wake up and cause the shingles rash/burning/pain. The theory is that the immune system keeps the virus dormant but the number of circulating antibodies decreases with age (accounting for the increased in shingles in the older population) or when the immune system is stressed/depressed (can you say "chemo," "surgery," "rads," and "worry"? ) Contrary to popular belief, coming in contact with someone with shingles or chicken pox doesn't trigger shingles. HOWEVER--someone who has received the shingles vaccine in the last 21 days CAN transmit the virus to someone who has not had chicken pox. An adult receiving the vaccine can give an unimmunized infant or child chicken pox. Likewise, children who have received the chicken pox vaccine in the last 21 days can give the virus to an immune compromised adult (like someone on chemo) and give them what is called disseminated disease, which is very serious, can be deadly. From the full prescribing information: "
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Oh dear, looks like I got into lecture mode this morning!
Wahine--wish I could have been there swimming with you! Reminds me of one of my favorite memories--I was on a shore excursion from a cruise, many, many years ago now, took a catamaran sail to a secluded cove in the Carribean, forget what island, and spent a lovely afternoon just floating in the gentle waves, with the white sand beach on one side and the cat on the other, no sound but the gulls, waves, and boat creaking. Warm water, very relaxing, timeless. It still makes me relax to think about it. Tourquise, clear water, deep blue cloudless sky, ahhhhhhh. No mangos, though!
Princess Glitter Sizzle's DOTD is the Mango Memories
1/2 oz Banana Liqueur
1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur
1 oz Cachaca
10 sliced (fresh) Mango
4 oz Mango Juice
Add small slices of mango to a hurricane glass. Pour the cachaca, banana liqueur and mango juice in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into the glass. Add the Kahlua coffee liqueur. Garnish with a sliced banana and a cherry, and serve.
dx 3/07, Stage 2, Grade 2 IDC, 2.8cm, ER+PR+, Her2(-), SN-, lumpectomy & rads, mastectomy 8/15/08, right prophy mast and bilateral DIEP recon 6/21/10
Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-