Topic: OMG They Found the Cure for Stupid

Forum: Mental Health: Because Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Your Breasts — Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around anxiety, depression, and other emotional effects.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2011 06:45AM

Posted on: Mar 1, 2011 06:45AM

sandyaust wrote:

Yes it's true. There has been a new and miraculous cure discovered for stupidity!!!!

Who would have thought....YIPPEE.  I can now put it in an email and send it to all my stupid friends and relatives that have sent me emails about the latest cure for cancer.

 Yes it is a vegetable you have never eaten, a tea you can't stand to drink or wait you just scoop your own doo-doo right out of the bowl and smear it all over your don't worry.

We could really have some fun with this.  Any other suggestions?  I just got the asparagus email from my husband's stupid aunt.  I don't know what she was thinking, that I would smear it on my chest and grow back my boob or dump it on my mother's grave and bring her back to life.

We all know "you can't fix stupid" but ladies we could have some fun trying.  What are your suggestions???

Love Sandy


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Jan 21, 2020 11:02AM proudtospin wrote:

ducky, i sure could use that shock colar!

Everyone keeps asking me why, how and when will you be done treatment? Like never!

iris Dx 6/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, ER+ Dx 2/2017, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2+
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Jan 21, 2020 11:15AM LiveLoveLaugh2020 wrote: that ducky! Happy

DCIS Dx @ 34 - Bil NSM 09/2019 - Bil implant exchange with FG 01/2020.
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Jan 21, 2020 12:20PM Lomlin wrote:

Once you're no longer on radiation, people think you're fine, that you bounce back. But what they don't realize is that your body has been through something so incredibly difficult that your body never fully bounces back. I don't look at it as being in remission, I look at it like I'm lucky to be able to wake up to another day.

I need that shock collar. Thanks ducky

NED is definetly another one yogatyme

proudtospin yes never done with treatment. Like now I am on tamoxifen, I fear my doctor will tell me another 5 years after the first 5 years of being on it. Right now in year two.

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Jan 21, 2020 01:42PM duckyb1 wrote:

I had 38 radiation ..8 of which were boosts...went through it with flying colors.....2 weeks later I thought I was run over by a Semi........I went on Femara/Letrozole...the SE’s were so bad I stopped taking it after 4 years...they said 5....and I know damn well they were headed to tell me 10.....the SE’s I had never completely went much for medicine getting ‘out of your system in 3 days....and how about Neuropathy, lymphedema, skin so dried out you itch like a monkey....not for a day/week/month....for go ahead ....look at me and tell me I look great....tell me how I have survived....forget WTH I went through and still go I want that damn collar so everytime someone comes up with some Stupid comment that they think makes me feel better.....I can zap the shit out of them and then say ‘....You look the did that zap feel.....well some days I feel even worse then that......Amen....

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/24/2011 Whole breast: Breast
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Jan 21, 2020 02:59PM betrayal wrote:

I carefully selected who I shared my dx with and it did not include anyone I worked with and most family members (avoided nasty SIL). I see that this decision has wisely saved me from a boatload of dumb ass comments from people who have no idea what this ride is like. There is no "brass ring" at, during or after the ride. Even the MD's who tell me "I am a survivor" and I have no idea if they are truly clairvoyant or just plain uninformed. I know that I am not a survivor until I die of another cause and I think my MO and RO are basing their comments on this, that I will die hopefullyof something else so it doesn't impact on their stats. I did stop seeing the one who told me "I had the "good" type of BC! Really? And then proceeded to tell me a horror story about a family members experience with BC which I did not appreciate nor need to know. They died and I was shocked to the core that they would want to share this when I was still early in my dx and raw. After seeing this MD for over 5 years, I abruptly ceased all interaction. Would love to have had this collar then.

So, so far I would have to reserve the shock collar use for those medical professionsal who while meaning well (I'd like to think) are clueless about BC. I am not a statistic but a human forced to join a club I did not wish to join and yes, while my dx indicates I am in a lower risk group, I have yet to end up on the plus side with treatment, surgeries and complications. Name a negative and I have had it, so while I have some good days, I also have some very bad ones where just walking can be a challenge. I feel 100, my skin has wrinkled and I am losing my hair.

So I am with you Ducky. I am trying to make 5 years on Letrozole but still have over 1.5 years and am tired of the SE. With ILC I am sure they will want to extend the Letrozole for a few more years but there is no way I could extend this longer.

Surgery 1/31/2016 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Surgery 1/31/2016 Lymph node removal Surgery 3/3/2016 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy 3/30/2016 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/15/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jan 21, 2020 04:19PM yogatyme wrote:

ducky, maybe we could get a group discount on those shock collars!

Yogatyme Surgery 3/2/2019 Dx 7/19/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/12/2019 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right)
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Jan 21, 2020 10:27PM 7of9 wrote:

Well.....survived the holidays avoided the craxies for the first time in 16 yrs!!!! So nice! 2 cub scout activities away from not seeing my MIL from hell until the next round of family bdays in May. Do I save my last 2 attivan for scans and ck up day or bust open for ER so I dont sock that woman in the mouth and do time?

She called me a gold digger ( yes, the daughter in law who bailed her son out of debt, bought our house...then proceeded to call me a liar on Christmas because her son forgot to tell her we weren't going to their boring Christmas concert.) she and my FIL felt entitled to show up at scouts and physically stalk and shake their 9 yr old grandson to set the record straight. I avoided them assisting in the kitchen thinking I was doing the right thing, respecting nuetral ground. Allowing them to be a part of his life. Never again. You went around me, physically grabbed him and scolded him when he " stood up to grandma...because thats what they taught us to do in school to bullies". Worse was grandpa admitting his wife probably ( ya think) has isdues and talks too much but he cant stop her from man handling and saying crazy shit to the grand kids. I see the negative influences they've imprinted on him as hes not spoken up for himself at school. My niece who gets dumped off there is repeating the sad history where they took her mom to see a shrink who told them shes just a teenager. Leave her slone! Stop being the holy rollers and respect the kids and the parents. You just cant fix stupid and I dont have the time or patience to try anymore.

If you're going through hell, keep on going. You might get out before the devil even knows you're there. Dx 1/18/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/31/2012 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left); Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Surgery 10/31/2012 Reconstruction (Left); Reconstruction (Right) Dx 12/23/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 2, 10/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/18/2016 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Underarm/Axillary Surgery 1/18/2016 Radiation Therapy 2/10/2016 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy 3/31/2016 Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 22, 2020 09:12AM kathindc wrote:

That’s a good one ducky

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Jan 22, 2020 01:58PM - edited Jan 22, 2020 01:59PM by m0mmyof3

The one I hate the most is: “So are you cancer free now?" I want to snap back: “Are you that stupid to ask that about me?

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Jan 22, 2020 11:03PM nopink2019 wrote:

No wonder people think you are "cured". That is language used by the MOs and "pink support groups." 95% of stage 1 and 85% of stage 2 BC patients are "cured", meaning we've survived 5 years. That probably was very meaningful 20-30 years ago given the advancements in treatments. This is all that people without BC hear. Articles and advertisements about the "cure" rate don't mention that 20%-30% of those patients get a recurrence after the 5 year period.

Many people do not understand the word "metastatic". I had a friend ask how you could have breast cancer somewhere besides your breast. And I've had to explain MBC to many. To some, I just said "google it."

I think almost as stupid is "you look great". Of course, I have a great wig, lots of eye makeup and lost 10 lbs from the cancer. Looking good, but physically and mentally, not so much.

2008: Stage 1 (lumpectomy, ACT, rads +7 yrs AI) 2019: Stage 4 (lungs & liver). Treatment, then progression - Kisqali & fluvestrant (18 mos), Aromasin & Afinitor (6 mos), Xeloda (6 mos). Eribulin (3 mos, no progression but neuropathy). 10/2022 Enhertu. Since 2019: Lexapro for depression & Ritalin for fatigue

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