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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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Sep 21, 2018 10:12PM susan3 wrote:

I was just recently called....refreshingly sassy..... I love it. I see a t shirt in my future. What do you think??

Hi queenie

Live and love fully Dx 3/2001, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 40/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 22, 2018 11:57AM queenmomcat wrote:

(waves hi to Susan3) Called for what? Jury duty?

Dx 5/27/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/6/2015 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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Sep 22, 2018 02:18PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

thanks WC3. Saved a couple of sprigs of the baby’s breath and a rose of each color and have them pressing now

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Sep 23, 2018 03:30PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Happy Autumn!

Dx 9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 24, 2018 03:29AM JunieB wrote:

Happy Fall to Everyone!

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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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Sep 27, 2018 12:12AM magdalene51 wrote:

Happy fall y’all from somewhere north-northeast of you, Jazzy! I continue to be confined to bed though it’s not such a bad thing now with the adjustable insert, so I can reposition myself without too much effort or loss of air. I have a fun story for you, though.

Last week I had 2 appointments scheduled for Thursday, a 10:30 with my rheumatologist and a 2:00 with my PCP. Well, both my cousin/caregiver and I overslept Thursday morning, so there was no way we could get to the morning appointment on time. She called their office and asked if we could come later or reschedule. No on the later and the only reschedule slot was Friday at 10:45, so we took it. Friday was the deluge of the century, flash flood watches everywhere and rain coming down in buckets. The rheumatologist’s office is in a medical tower with no portico and only one rather stee wheelchair ramp. It’s hard for DCC to push me up the ramp in normal conditions, much less what we were facing Friday. She asked me to call up and request assistance, so I did and they said they would try. A few minutes later a knock on the window and the back van door slid open - and my rheumatologist himself climbed in the back seat, closed the door, and conducted the consultation right there, from the back seat of the van!! I do like this guy, and for many other reasons.

But right now, my entry box is slowing down, which is its way of telling me it’s time to submit and move on. So with that said, I will attempt to do just that. And will hopefully do a better job at updating

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 5/20/2014 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 6/30/2014 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 4/10/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Dx 7/14/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/24/2016 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 3/12/2018 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 4/18/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Sep 27, 2018 04:25AM feelingfeline wrote:

Mags!!! So lovely to hear from you . And yes indeed that sounds like you got yourself a good doc! Heart

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/3/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/6/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 27, 2018 06:30AM Mominator wrote:

Our beloved friend Pattypeppermint, Patty H., passed away 9/26/18  

Her husband has been texting me. 


I'll cross-post in In Memoriam, Insomniacs, and bone mets. 

Hootie-Hoo dear Patty. Rest in peace.

Madelyn 


Mominator, BRCA2+, STK-11 VUS, wife, mom to 3 children of various special needs, musician, volunteer. My Mom dx DCIS age 62, ILC stage IIIA age 79; Mom just passed 2/28/18. My Grandmother died of ovarian cancer age 48. Friend to Lori M, died 5/25/16. Surgery 11/11/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 1/18/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 6/30/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
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Sep 28, 2018 01:14AM JWoo wrote:

Mags, your dr is what medicine should be! Real compassion for his patients. That warms my heart on such a sad day.

Condolences to my fellow Insomniacs that were also friends with Patty.

She was always the sweetest thing. I know we will all miss her.

effitall
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Sep 28, 2018 09:17AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Thanks to Mominator who kept us updated on Patty on her dedicated thread during her final months/weeks/days. I always loved her wonderful spirit and sense of humor. Loved the "hootie hoo" too and see owl motif things around and think of Patty now (and always will).

Mags- your doctor was a peach to do that. Hoping today brings you some joy. Do you still have that cute kitty?

Off to work, have a good day friends.

Dx 9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 28, 2018 09:38AM feelingfeline wrote:

Peace and sweet dreams in heaven Patty.

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/3/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/6/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 28, 2018 01:17PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

I know its a few days early but I put up my decorations for Halloween.

If you value your freedom, thank a servicemember both serving and retired!
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Sep 30, 2018 01:58PM susan3 wrote:

we bought candy....bad idea...really really bad 🤔🤔😳😳

Live and love fully Dx 3/2001, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 40/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2018 02:18PM - edited Sep 30, 2018 02:18PM by Jazzygirl

Susan- my mother was a big sugar person and always bought candy early and we ate it all before Halloween. I know what you are saying. I don't eat sugar anymore but when I did, it was bad news to buy too early.

Dx 9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 30, 2018 03:10PM Wren44 wrote:

I try to buy one bag of something I like and the rest Reese's Peanut Butter, which I don't like. It kind of balances the control/lack of control. I'm not buying until a week before, also.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 30, 2018 06:02PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Not getting any candy until a day or two before Halloween!

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Sep 30, 2018 07:07PM queenmomcat wrote:

Yeah, susan3.....real bad idea. DH and I use a combination of methods 1 and 2: buy a bunch of candy we don't like and one weeny bag or 2 of wha we do like.....and then we hide it somewhere inconvenient.

Dx 5/27/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/6/2015 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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Oct 1, 2018 01:05AM susan3 wrote:

some of us are slow learners.

Just want to vent for a second. Been in so much pain today. Never got out of bed. It is so hard to give myself permission to do that.

Ok done...

Live and love fully Dx 3/2001, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 40/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2018 09:09AM feelingfeline wrote:

Very sorry to hear you have had such a rough stretch Susan Heart



Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/3/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/6/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 1, 2018 09:35AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Susan- sorry to hear about the pain. Sending you love Heart

Dx 9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 1, 2018 10:00AM Loveroflife wrote:

Oh Susan, my sweet and crazy friend, if it cathartic to vent.....vent away. I am sorry to hear of your pain. It's hard to slow down, is it? I know exactly what you mean.

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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Oct 1, 2018 12:18PM Egads007 wrote:

Hello all!

It's been a very long while since I posted in here (Paleo thread keeps me hopping), but wondered if anyone knows what is up with sas-schatzi ? I've tried contacting her and I'm not hearing back. Does anyone know her status? Any news would be appreciated....thanks! :)

"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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Oct 1, 2018 02:40PM susan3 wrote:

thanks guys, out of bed today. Yeahhhhh me. Not gonna do much. No pouting today. Had tea with a friend this morning. Great way to start the day.

See doc Wednesday. Got a lot to talk about.


Live and love fully Dx 3/2001, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 40/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2018 08:46PM queenmomcat wrote:

Some days are bleeped like that, Susan.

Dx 5/27/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 7/6/2015 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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Oct 2, 2018 05:07AM JunieB wrote:

I came across this video on YouTube that talks about the Stevenson Pet Retirement Community at Texas A & M University Veterinary School. I thought it was heartwarming and wanted to share. I hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPzxVxVUKKU

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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Oct 2, 2018 10:44AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Waiting for the stuffed mushrooms that I made for a meeting tonight to cool. First time I have ever attempted to make them.

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Oct 2, 2018 11:42AM feelingfeline wrote:

Enjoy SillyHeart

Dx 1/20/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 3/22 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 4/3/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/6/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 2, 2018 12:48PM susan3 wrote:

love stuff mushrooms !!!

Live and love fully Dx 3/2001, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 40/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 2, 2018 04:03PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Mommy- oh yum. I love them too. My mother used to make them with all kinds of different fillings. I like creme cheese and garlic the best!

Dx 9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 2, 2018 04:48PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Told my hubby he can take the extra stuffing that was left over from the mushrooms for lunch and maybe some of the mushrooms if there are any left.

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