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Forum: Fitness and Getting Back in Shape — Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 05:56AM

Morgan513 wrote:

I'm doing the Firm Cardio Step mix and will walk the dog for a mile later today.

Lorrie 

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Apr 4, 2012 05:11AM Roan wrote:

NEArtLady, I am so sorry about your dad. I will add you to my prayer list right now!

Bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders, 3/7/12. Exchange for silicone implants 10/19/12. www.joyfuljohnsons.blogspot.com, "There is always, always something to be thankful for!"

Dx 2/24/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Apr 4, 2012 05:53AM misswim wrote:

((NW ART Lady)) Sending you healing hugs and posotive energy. My deepest condolences!

Dx 4/15/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIa, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Chemotherapy 07/09/2011 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolSurgery 08/07/2012 Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)
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Apr 4, 2012 06:21AM ruthbru wrote:

Sending out my thoughts and prayers for you and your family, NWArtLady.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche

Dx 2/2007, Stage IIa, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 4, 2012 06:31AM ronqt1 wrote:

NWArtLady  - so sorry for your loss.

 Natsfan: I just came back from Post office, Check is on its way to you with mailing label. Can't wait. I believe I told the people at the shirt place I went up in size for comfort. XL.

 Thank you.

Hugs,

Ronna

Dx 10/9/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 4, 2012 08:05AM Kindergarten wrote:

Dear NWARTLady, I am so sorry for your loss of your dear Father. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. 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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Apr 4, 2012 01:01PM fmakj wrote:

Mailing label and payment on its way, Natsfan! 

Had to cut my walk this morning a little short - forgot to weigh in early, so was later getting over to my Mom's for our 7:30 (ish) start time.  Probably only did about 4 (ish) Kilometres today. 

Mary Louise

Dx 6/1/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 4, 2012 05:03PM badger wrote:

Mary, I'll put a check & label in tomorrow's mail - thanks so much - Cheryl you too!

Right now I am hearing VOICES so need to head out for a walk.  ((hugs)) to all

4,347.5 miles walked ~ Find your calm. Move forward from this place.

Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 4, 2012 06:21PM badger wrote:

thanks for the boost my sculpted friends, I walked 2.95 miles this evening  :-)

4,347.5 miles walked ~ Find your calm. Move forward from this place.

Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 4, 2012 06:22PM patoo wrote:

NWArtlady, so very sorry for the loss of your dad.  Prayers going up for you and your mom.  HUGS.

Walked after work tonight; 3.5 miles on pedometer for today. 

"for we live by faith, not by sight" - 2 Corinthians 5:7

Dx 10/24/2008, ILC, 1cm, Stage Ib, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Hormonal Therapy 02/12/2009 ArimidexRadiation Therapy 04/02/2009 External
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Apr 4, 2012 06:50PM, edited Apr 4, 2012 06:51PM by ruthbru

A nice day here, walked for 75 minutes & did 15 minutes of abs.....I am temporarily  'caught up' Smile.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche

Dx 2/2007, Stage IIa, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 4, 2012 07:36PM Ginger48 wrote:

NWArtlady-I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad a few years ago and it is hard.

BRCA2+ Knowledge is power! lumpectomy 4/12/11, NSBMX 6/22/11, exchange to implants 10/27/11, ooph 12/7/11

Dx 4/5/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 4, 2012 07:38PM NWArtLady wrote:

Thank you for your hugs, thoughts, prayers and good words, I really appreciate it.  He was such a good man.

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming... ~Dory

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Apr 4, 2012 07:39PM ruthbru wrote:

Hang in there, NW.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche

Dx 2/2007, Stage IIa, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 4, 2012 07:59PM hbcheryl wrote:

NWArt I am so sorry, it's heartbreaking when we lose our beloved parents.  No gym for me today but I pushed the cart around Target after work and lifting heavy bags of cat and dog food was a workout in itself, I did do Body Combat yesterday and a spin class on monday.

Dx 7/25/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIa, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 4, 2012 09:56PM Ihopeg wrote:

So sorry for your loss NWartlady. Best wishes and {{{ hugs}}} to you.

I

Dx 11/10/2006, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIc, Grade 2, 20/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 5, 2012 04:46AM orangemat wrote:

NWArtLady, so sorry for your loss... {{{hugs}}}

Been busy with procrastinating pre-Passover cleaning and shopping and preparing, so I'm a bit behind the eight ball on other things, it seems. But now that I've got only today and tomorrow left, I'm finally motivated to get started and do the work. I'll try to get to the post office this afternoon to send my check as well, if not tomorrow for sure.

Esther: UMX NSM 5/24/11, TE exch & recon 7/13/11, revision to switch for smaller implant 3/5/12; opting out of Tamoxifen

Dx 3/17/2011, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-Surgery 05/24/2011 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Right)Surgery 07/13/2011 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Right)Surgery 03/05/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Right)
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Apr 5, 2012 06:53PM balsie wrote:

NWArtLady~ So sorry about your father, I think when you lose your father you lose the one man who thinks you are wonderful all the time!  I know your heartache.  Sending love and big hugs to you and your family.

 Balsie 

Dx 4/15/2009, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIa, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 5, 2012 07:01PM misswim wrote:

Did 45 minutes of Les Mills Sports Attack this morning, then headed off to my 6 month onc appt. Blood work was perfect, the Doc says my tumor markers are lower than the average person who doesn't have cancer (Yippeeeeeee!!!!!), and my exam was really good. I am NED and so happy about it!

Went to very challenging yoga class tonight. My legs were shaking!

Dx 4/15/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIa, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Chemotherapy 07/09/2011 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolSurgery 08/07/2012 Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)
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Apr 5, 2012 07:58PM ruthbru wrote:

Congratulations on your appointment, misswim!

I walked for 50 minutes, 20 minutes of toning and then started cleaning house & making a grocery list as we will have company for Easter.....no school tomorrow so it will be 'shop and sculpt' and 'scrub and sculpt' and we'll see what else.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche

Dx 2/2007, Stage IIa, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 6, 2012 04:11AM fmakj wrote:

In about an hour I am heading out to our annual "Good Friday Passion Walk".  Going to be great weather for it.  We walk for approximately 10 K with 3 stops along the way for prayers.  That will be my excercise for the day! Smile

THEN I will have to get into my Easter cleaning mode as well.... of the 2 things, the cleaning will be much more "sculpting"! 

Mary Louise

Dx 6/1/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 6, 2012 06:07AM NatsFan wrote:

NWArt - I'm so sorry about your dad.  Losing a parent is rough.  

I got hit with a nasty bug so have been down for the count the last two days - my biggest exercise has been rolling over in bed to grab another kleenex or cough drop.  Back at work (in a vague sort of way) today. 

Ruth - your envelope arrived!!

Mary

Dx 12/31/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 01/30/2008 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Chemotherapy 03/04/2008 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxotereHormonal Therapy 07/01/2008 FemaraSurgery 10/09/2008 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Both)
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Apr 6, 2012 08:29AM, edited Apr 6, 2012 08:30AM by ronqt1

Hi all, Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all.

On Lyrica now for problems with legs, going to vascular dr. next week, just can't figure out what is wrong with legs, constant charlie horse in calf area. Going for an ankle brachial index test the day of my diagnostic mamo. More terrified of the mammo. Thurs. of next week, can't wait. I keep blaming the Femara on all my aches and pains. Good excuse.

 Mary, did you get my check???

 Again, Happy Easter and Happy Passover. Going to a restaurant tonight with very good friends (extended family) and tomorrow night a sedar at the temple. No cooking for me!!!

Love to all and hugs,

Ronna

Dx 10/9/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 6, 2012 09:53AM patoo wrote:

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all.  Getting off early so will try and get in some walking this afternoon before Good Friday communion service tonight.  Tomorrow is a free day and weather is supposed to be nice so will do all my "make up" exercising which will include much needed housework.

Ronna, ouch to the charlie horse.  Every so often (too often) I get them.  I'm still trying to pinpoint the cause as I'm certain it's something I'm ingesting.  Everytime I think I've narrowed it down though it happens again and the 'culprit' is innocent but I'm afraid to re-introduce it because they hurt so badly (to the point of bawling in the middle of the night!)  Had vascular ultrasound to rule out clots.  Hope you find out what is causing yours. 

"for we live by faith, not by sight" - 2 Corinthians 5:7

Dx 10/24/2008, ILC, 1cm, Stage Ib, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Hormonal Therapy 02/12/2009 ArimidexRadiation Therapy 04/02/2009 External
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Apr 6, 2012 02:20PM joyh1109 wrote:

Happy Easter and Happy Passover, All.   

Had a long evening walk with DH and dog - not sure if it's a full moon but it was bright enough to walk through the forest with just moonlight.  

ronqt1  Hope that you rule out DVT in your calf - ouch - sounds like a busy appointment week for you coming up.  

Mary  Hope you're feeling better soon.   

Hugs ~  

Nov. 2011 NSS BMX direct to implants Tamoxifen, Zoladex

Dx 9/27/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 6, 2012 03:54PM, edited Apr 6, 2012 03:54PM by badger

Ronna, I too suffer from leg cramps so know how excruciating they are.  Have you tried the bar of soap trick?  http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2005/12/07/soap-under-the/  I read about it in Dr. Peter Gott's column several years ago.  Seems nutty but it works. BTW I use Ivory.

Mary, hope you get to feeling better.  Check & mailing label are in the mail.

Between yesterday and today, I've walked 5.65 miles (so far).  I'm about to get out there and enjoy an evening stroll while the sun is still shining.  It's nice to walk at dusk when the sun is setting and the moon is rising.  Supposed to be a full moon tonight.

Wishing you a good Passover or Easter, whichever you celebrate.  ((hugs)) to all

4,347.5 miles walked ~ Find your calm. Move forward from this place.

Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 6, 2012 06:47PM ruthbru wrote:

If it is 'just' a charley horse then tonic water and/or bananas can also help.

Cleaned, shopped & now washing sheets. Company shows up tomorrow. I walked for an hour and did a FIRM toning tape.

Happy Holiday to All!!!!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche

Dx 2/2007, Stage IIa, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 6, 2012 07:14PM misswim wrote:

Soooo sore from yoga that this was my day off. My son has a friend here and we are going to climb a local mountain, hiking the steep trails. It is about 3 miles up and 3 down, and it is a workout! Looking forward to it!!!

Ronna, I had terrible charlie horses the first few months on tamoxifen. They were awful!! They worked themselves out- but it took a long time. I hope that it is something that can easily be remedied.

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all. Take care, ladies.

Dx 4/15/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIa, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Chemotherapy 07/09/2011 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolSurgery 08/07/2012 Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)
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Apr 6, 2012 09:24PM hbcheryl wrote:

Happy Passover everyone.  Mary sorry you are feeling under the weather, sent my check and the parcel with the envelopes/stamps is on its way as well.  Congratulations on your good doctors visit Misswim.  Badger the moon is amazing out here tonight, really low and just hanging in the sky.  Ronna I was also going to sugggest the bananas or tonic water, I used to suffer with leg cramps when I was a kid and the best thing I found was to put my foot flat on an ice cold surface it really seemed to help.  Last night did spin class and then had to go back to work and worked until midnight so tonight I gave the gym a miss and got my exercise by wheeling a cart around Costco and TJMaxx.  

Dx 7/25/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIa, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 7, 2012 01:19AM joyh1109 wrote:

Good Morning All.  Preparing for Easter, shopping and cooking.  

Will get out for some mountain biking later today with DS - haven't cycled in years so this should be interesting.   

Next week will be five months since my BMX - not a milestone anniversary but for some reason it's affecting me.  I'm weepy and angry, and thinking about upcoming onc appointment this summer in the States.  I haven't cried in months and it's surprising me.    

Nov. 2011 NSS BMX direct to implants Tamoxifen, Zoladex

Dx 9/27/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 7, 2012 07:07AM badger wrote:

((Joy)) the emotions are there buried deep, it gets to me sometimes and I'm 2+ years out.

I remember when I first started doing yoga, it often brought up tears, which surprised me.

Now I'm deeper into yoga and not surprised anymore.  But it still happens from time to time.  It's like body-grief.  I acknowledge it, and let it go.

As we talked about before, my emotions are close to the surface these days.  Not anger so much, I'm really trying to mellow out.  But sentimentality, that brimming feeling that wells up and spills tears from your eyes.  A simple song can do it, try listening to Louis Armstrong singing It's a Wonderful World and not crying as you smile.

Ronna, I just re-read your post about the constant charlie horse in your calf.  Wanted to let you know I will be thinking of you next week and hoping the vascular doc can figure it out.  And good luck with mammo on Thurs.

Did get out and walk 3.3 miles last night, it was a gorgeous evening.  ((hugs)) to all

4,347.5 miles walked ~ Find your calm. Move forward from this place.

Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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