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Mar 21, 2017 02:06PM
Mar 21, 2017 02:48PM
Susan, every time I see the photos of Elena, I miss the short time I got to hold her. You knoowww...she has mischievous eyes. Can't wait to hear the stories you will be sharing about her.
Lita, that's a lot of wine! No wonder you look so happy!
Ms. Wren, per DD, she also did try reading underneath the blanket a few times, but felt suffocated and couldn't see very well with just the night light on. That brat! When I cleaned her room, I would find books hidden at various places which was not surprising to me. But what surprised me was when I found several tiny purple tablets under her bed. They were flouride tablets she was supposed to chew on before bedtime!
Lori, yay to five less baking! Hope your skin gets a chance to heal before reconstruction.
Talk about recon, Forward, how are you healing?
Sensi, have you checked with Kaiser or UCD to see if they have any opening. Wish you could come to our place. Maybe put your name on the county waiting list? They just opened a pediatric clinic to serve Molina MC and refugee patients. Lexi and Chance get to sleep on your bed? Awww. Mitzy is jealous.
JunieB, you would think they give you a full body scan to make sure they don't miss things. I think unless you have symptoms, they won't do the scan. There has to be a better way of monitoring the whole body. Shep is the second person I know with brain mets whose team only scan from the neck down prior to symptoms of brain mets. Doesn't make sense. Very upsetting!
I only went to my PCP because Shep made me promise her I would have my head checked with headaches I have been having on and off for weeks. Very grateful nothing glowed up. Still have mild headaches here and there. I found a bump on my scalp where it is tender. Maybe I hit my head somewhere and forget, but it's weird that there is no bruise but just a few red spots.
WildT, I wish there is a better way to manage the side effects of the AI. I am sorry your QOL is affected by the meds. It is possible that the combo makes the pain worse. I wonder if there are supplements or diet that you can follow to help minimize the side effects. I know with gouts and rheumatoid arthritis there are foods that you need to avoid to prevent flares, i.e., dairies, night shades (tomato, potato, egg plants, peppers), beef, certain fish and seafood, sweets, organ meat, yeast (in baked goods), and alcohol. If these foods promote inflammation in the body, it makes sense to avoid them if possible. Omega 3 is supposed to help with inflammation. Have you tried it? My dad has gout and anytime he is not careful with what he eats, he will get gouty attack. Wouldn't it be nice if a bowl of your favorite ice cream or dessert take away the pain?
Oh dear, where has the time gone? So many things to do and so little time. Tata for now.
My grace is sufficient for you, My strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Cor 12:9.
8/25/2014, DCIS, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-
9/16/2014 Mastectomy: Left
10/13/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
1/12/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement
5/13/2015 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant