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Posted on: Apr 8, 2011 01:45PM - edited Apr 2, 2018 04:30PM by sas-schatzi

sas-schatzi wrote:

Welcome. This is called the insomnia thread, but we post 24/7/365. We call ourselves Owlettes :)

No nastiness, bullying, stalking or such allowed. I would like to keep the kind fabric of this thread intact.

Discussion will flow where it will as all threads do. This will be a happy place. I hope with lots of laughing. Talk of things, needs, rants as your mood or thoughts take you. Each person here has a history of helping others. Threads develop pseudo family groups. Fancy way to say we become like family. This family will have all the best a family has to offer, but none of the negatives.

May help with sleeplessness: circadian rhythm, melatonin--pub med evidence based research. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21476953 Agometaline is approved for use in Europe/Australia for insomnia. It is NOT approved in the USA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agomelatine

How to naturally reset circadian rhythm with food : http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-naturally-reset-your-sleep-cycle-overnight

Article connecting insomnia and depression. It's a chicken egg thing-..............-insomnia <-----> depression.

http://blog.aarp.org/2013/12/02/is-curing-insomnia-key-to-curing-depression/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

Second Sleep---The NORMAL for humans before the light bulb http://slumberwise.com/science/your-ancestors-didnt-sleep-like-you/

Autonomic dysfunction: http://www.holistichelp.net/dysautonomia-autonomic-nervous-system-dysfunction.html

BCO Member Notself's three day plan: 1. Get doc script for sleep aid, at lowest dose. 2. Set sleep time. 3. Take pill 1/2 hr to 1 hr before set time. 4. Do this for three days; 5. Should sleep on fourth night.. 6. Repeat steps 1-5 if sleeplessness has lasted more than one night.

Don'ts that are known to cause sleeplessness: Alcohol, coffee, chocolate, looking at computer screens before bedtime, sex and exersize(variable by person); Do's that promote sleep: Sex and exersize(variable by person) , book reading, foot massage, aromatherapy, sleepy teas. After dinner walk(variable).

Link to Warm & Fuzzy's (W&F) thread: Warm & fuzzy owls, goats, kitties, dogs, birds ETC. PICS &LINKS

For all our dear Sisters .........

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Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Apr 11, 2018 06:03PM sas-schatzi wrote:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGS, HOPE IT WAS A NICE DAY....YAY ANOTHER YEAR OLDER.

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Apr 11, 2018 08:22PM Loveroflife wrote:

Happy Birthday Mags!!!


My grace is sufficient for you, My strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Cor 12:9. Dx 8/25/2014, DCIS, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 9/15/2014 Mastectomy: Left Dx 10/13/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 1/11/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/13/2015 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant
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Apr 11, 2018 08:29PM Loveroflife wrote:

Ms. Sas, just PM’ed you the links to the articles. Warning: do not read when you have sleep attack.

Welcome Egad!

Shep, may today be the last day you have to clean up after Ellie.


My grace is sufficient for you, My strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Cor 12:9. Dx 8/25/2014, DCIS, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 9/15/2014 Mastectomy: Left Dx 10/13/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 1/11/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/13/2015 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant
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Apr 11, 2018 08:49PM magdalene51 wrote:

Another day older and deeper in debt!

My son is cooking me up some dinner. He’s a seat of the pants chef like me, throw a bunch of things together and always tastes great. Tonight’s has zucchini and asparagus, and some chicken. He brought me a tray of crackers with braunschweiger and Muenster cheese for an appetizer. I’m resting, per orders.

Sas, HH nurse did orthstatic bp today, verrrrry interesting.


Mags 1 Th 5:18 NIV “…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” Dx 4/16/2014, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/16/2014, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2014 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/1/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/15/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Chemotherapy 4/11/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Dx 7/14/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 11/14/2016, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/16/2016 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 3/13/2018 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 4/19/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Apr 11, 2018 09:25PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Happy Birthday Mags!!!!!!

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Apr 11, 2018 09:57PM Egads007 wrote:

Loveroflife - Hiya, and thank you!

Mags - Happy Birthday! It's my DH's bday today as well....your son was very sweet to cook for you, how nice for you!


"I base all my fashion choices on what doesn't itch" (Gilda Radner) Chemotherapy 3/20/2013 Doxil (doxorubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 8/23/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2013 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR- Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 11, 2018 11:24PM kathindc wrote:

Happy Birthday Mags!

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Apr 11, 2018 11:51PM Wren44 wrote:

Mags, Celebrate all week! Happy Birthday.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Apr 13, 2018 02:54AM jaymeb wrote:

Mags

Happy Belated Birthday. I'm glad your son is visiting. And he cooks??? He's a good man. In my family the men don't cook. Is he your only child, or do you have anymore children?

I'm sure you're enjoying your lovely home? Hmmm, do you think you'll cook at some point in that inviting kitchen? I would love to see pics.
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 7/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 13, 2018 02:59AM jaymeb wrote:

Egads


Welcome to this thread. So many great and knowledgeable women. Sas started this forum over five years ago. Not sure the exact year, and it's been booming ever since

Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 7/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 13, 2018 03:04AM jaymeb wrote:

Kathindc

How are your eyes? Feel like yourself again? Sorry you had to go through so much. I see as I get older, my patience is running thin.🙄🙄🙄. Oh, I think you were having your son and daughter in law coming to visit. I'm sorry about my memory, I think they have kids, right? I hope you all had a great time. Are they still with you, and hubby?
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 7/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 13, 2018 03:09AM jaymeb wrote:

Loverly

I love that post, sadly, it applies to me. Have short term memory loss, and I think the tamoxifen has a profound effect on me.
Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 7/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 13, 2018 03:15AM jaymeb wrote:

Also, anyone know how Patty's doing? I know things were looking up for her. Haven't seen her post lately.

Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 7/17/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 13, 2018 04:02AM feelingfeline wrote:

Mommy that sounds like a great and positive idea. I am class of '85. Shocked

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 13, 2018 05:22AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Feline, my late sister was also Class of ‘85


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Apr 13, 2018 07:07AM magdalene51 wrote:

OK I feel old now. Class of ‘68! And I turned 67 Wednesday. But I’m still here!

Jay, my son and I have a wonderful story. I was 18 and unmarried in 1970 when he was born, and for many reasons I knew I couldn’t raise him so placed him for adoption. When the internet became a thing, so did mutual consent adoption registries, adoption.com being the go to. I put my info everywhere, but that was where he found me, when he was ready, in 2005. I got a blind email saying “I think I’m who you’re looking for.” Indeed he was, and we’ve spent the last 13 years building a solid loving companionship. His adoptive mother died from breast cancer within weeks of my telling him of mine, but he has a good head on his shoulders and does not seem to have let that mess him up. He married a woman with two young sons and raised them to be fine young men. The older of the two became especially close to DH, and came to the funeral with his dad. He sat right behind me, with his hand on my shoulder throughout the service. He is 25 now, has a very serious relationship with a beautiful and smart young lady. I’m hoping they’ll visit soon.

I never had other children, I became a serial miscarrier. I always regretted that DH and I had none, as I knew he’d be a great dad, and he was a great surrogate dad to my sister’s two after their dad died. They were devastated when DH passed, doubly so because it was within a week of the anniversary of their dad’s passing.

DS has had to be working during the days he’s been here, but we have had lots of opportunity to just sit and talk. We are so alike, but even more, he is so like my father in temperament and mannerisms, more so than any of my father’s descendants in fact. And only in the good ways. Although he works in computer IT, he loves to garden and work with his hands like my father did.

Many years ago I wrote this in the margin of my bible: Lord, restore to me my son. He answered my prayer in ways I could not have imagined.

That’s my story, another chapter, anyway.


Mags 1 Th 5:18 NIV “…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” Dx 4/16/2014, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/16/2014, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2014 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/1/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/15/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Chemotherapy 4/11/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Dx 7/14/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 11/14/2016, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/16/2016 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 3/13/2018 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 4/19/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Apr 13, 2018 03:07PM Tappermom383 wrote:

What a beautiful story, Mags. You are truly blessed with this family.

MJ

Diagnosed at 70 after four excisional biopsies over the course of 47 years. MammaPrint came back Low Risk. DexaScan: osteopenia. Cancer removed was 1.8 cm. Dx 3/23/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/31/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/22/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/17/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 13, 2018 06:48PM queenmomcat wrote:

Yeesh. Getting called for jury duty again. How was I supposed to wear my hair?

Dx 5/27/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/7/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/31/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2015 Reconstruction (left)
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Apr 14, 2018 10:24AM feelingfeline wrote:

I think Tina Fey said in her autobiography to try 2 Princess Leia style buns (that was if you didn't want to get selected),

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 14, 2018 10:40AM - edited Apr 15, 2018 04:32AM by feelingfeline

Mags being able to be reunited and then develop your relationship is truly a miracle.

I only learned recently that someone I went to school with, (we were in the same year not the same class - I think you might say home room) gave up her son for adoption when she was 20. He would be 31 now. She actually has done an incredible, powerful TEDx talk about it. She said that having made that difficult decision at 20 no other difficult decision that she came to in life scared her because she knew that she had already demonstrated her strength in making this incredibly difficult decision.


(Her TEDx talk is here if you are interested )


Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 14, 2018 12:09PM queenmomcat wrote:

Right, wig it is. (My hair's pretty short, though enthusiasm counts for something.)

Dx 5/27/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/7/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/31/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 11/1/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2015 Reconstruction (left)
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Apr 15, 2018 07:40PM - edited Apr 16, 2018 01:34AM by JunieB

Good Afternoon everyone,

As always I am behind here. It has been quite the challenge lately with my spine issues. I now have 3 spinal fractures. T11, L3 and L5. L3 is healing so the neuro said to leave it alone for now. So my surgery will be on L5, but with the new dx of the T11 compression fracture I don't know what he plans to do, if anything. I have been asking myself why are my vertebrae breaking all of a sudden. Even asked my Endocrinologist and his response was,"Hmmm, I don't know". Are you on Xgeva? Duh! I've told him that. My MO said that it was unlikely that the Faslodex is causing the fractures, but my palliative care provider and an article I read say that yes the AI's DO cause weakening of the bone. Why can't they all get on the same page? This kind of stuff makes me question my choices in doctors. The fear of losing my independence and mobility is ever present. Especially since I have no family to lean on.

Mags - Happy Belated Birthday! I am so glad God answered your prayer and restored you to your son. May you be very comfortable in your new home.

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Sas - Glad you were able to come to a decision on painting the wood trim and that you like the outcome.

M0mmy - My condolences on the loss of your high school friend!

Feline - How is Elliot doing?

Loverly - Did you and the girls have fun on your outing yesterday?

Waving Hi to everyone else.

Checking In And Waving Hello Animated Cat Picture

Surgery 7/28/1991 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 7/30/1991, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, 0/25 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 8/28/2014, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/22/2014 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 10/12/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole), Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Apr 15, 2018 08:20PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Thanks Junie

Sitting here listening to the rain coming down, sounds a bit like it's freezing rain

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Apr 16, 2018 04:49AM feelingfeline wrote:

Love the kitten gif Junie!

Elliott doing very well thank you. Though he thinks the cursor on my pc screen is a fly that he has a duty to catch!

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 16, 2018 11:28PM JunieB wrote:

Feline - Glad to hear that Elliot is having a fun Kittenhood. How is your weather there? Any sign of Spring yet? Here we have had over 3" of rain in the last 2 weeks, but our norm is approx. 1.3" in the first part of April. So ready for some sunshine.


Surgery 7/28/1991 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 7/30/1991, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, 0/25 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 8/28/2014, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/22/2014 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 10/12/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole), Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Apr 17, 2018 02:42AM - edited Apr 17, 2018 03:12AM by sas-schatzi

HeLLLoooooooooooooooo Owlies, been having so much fun painting, decluttering (26 years from last move), OMD can't believe the stuff I have been living with that is going to find a new home. But today I needed "something to fill a space" Actually, multiple. Told Di wait. One way up in a closet, one hidden behind a chair. Now they are stellar pieces again. Other things hidden in such ways. One piece has lost it's space. But I will not give up on it yet.

Only a few might find this humorous, I pulled out and old board sign from the last house. "Temperance" It has and eagle and several symbols. It harkens back to pre- Prohibition. I had to explain the Temperance Movement that lead to Prohibition. Which lead to all the problems of Prohibition with the growth of the Mafia, black market alcholol production, transportation, etc. Di had no knowledge of any of this. So the joke of a Tempernace sign in a bar was completely lost on her. I then realized why my son didn't understand when I tried to give it to him. DUH.So it now goes behind the dresser again.

BUT and a very BIG BUT, I brought out a poster hidden away for umpteen years, but never forgotten. It was a first of the Montreal Detroit Jazz festival. It's likely one of few, may be a prototype. I've researched it. The jazz festival went on for years. A key is they produced a new poster every year until they separated.

Why is my poster special? It was year one. How Dad got it was curator, of the sponsor the Detroit Museum of Modern Art, sold it to him for the price of x (?) amount of drinks at my Dad's bar.

I had three pieces that that curator sold to Dad for a drink. One above. The second was a Playbill from "Gone With The Wind"

The other treasure is another poster that has sillouhtes(sic) with their instruments of the following Trane, Bird, Satchmo, Duke, and Miles. A jazz person's dream.



Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Apr 17, 2018 03:23AM sas-schatzi wrote:

Loverly, OH so funny about the safe place. Never to be seen again. I do have that place. Have told son about it But then it wasn't there.....I tucked it so tightly, it couldn't be found......a lesson,......bad lesson.....so I changed it.

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Apr 17, 2018 04:16AM - edited Apr 17, 2018 05:02AM by sas-schatzi

Doing split screening to catch up

Mags your story with son shared here is beautiful

Queenie-----so much laugh on jury duty

Junie, dislike bursting a bubble . The bubble is believing your docs know everything. They do medical school, then a residency, then maybe a fellowship. Then they go into practice. In the practice, they see patients. That are scheduled perhaps ten to fifteen minutes apart, but really need an hour to and hour and a half apart to work everything

They're a docs for every body part and system, and then we can subdivide a system into fractions of a body system

How do we keep ourselves out of the the doc treadmill of seeing another "ologist"

First, find a superlative Primary Care Physician PCP. Junie, I'm writing to the lurkers now. You have tried to work the system correctly and the system--Duh, just keeps sending you to "other docs"

Your question "Why can't they all get on the same page" They don't have the time. They don't have the time.. They don't have the time. They don't have the time

Now what I wrote in the last paragraph reads as horrible. But it is fact. If your doc does take the time and get all the ologist ordered for appropriate test then it's great

A person recently gave me accolades for sticking around BCO to advise...The reality is we need to become experts on our own disease processes whatever they may be, and our drugs. Learned this early 1970's, Hasn't changed.

Case in point is Mag's vasculitis. Doc's went for the standard Fever of Unknown Origin----throw on all the antibiotics. Had Loverly and I not intervened they wouldn't have come to the vasculitus dx until way late. Way late with vasculitus is devastating

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Apr 17, 2018 05:09AM sas-schatzi wrote:

Okay .........fine now ................sleep attack...............hugs

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Apr 17, 2018 05:56AM feelingfeline wrote:

Junie we seem to be getting no two days the same in a row. the daffodils, crocus and other spring flowers have come up in large numbers but other than that you would hardly know it was spring, its been wet, windy, cold etc. Farmers in genuine crisis mode. However there is a great forecast for the rest of this week, so looking forward to a few days sunshine halleluia! Hopefully some might blow your way.

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/2/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)

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