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Posted on: Apr 9, 2011 01:45AM - edited Apr 3, 2018 04:30AM 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 .........

Image result for prayer for protection friend

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 8, 2018 04:24PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

micmel, I was pretty young myself when his movies came out. At least they were suitable for kids to enjoy with their parents =, not like some of the trash that comes out for movies today.

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Sep 9, 2018 01:12AM Wren44 wrote:

Junie, Sympathies for the hives. You're right about the itching. Mine were a reaction to penicillin.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 9, 2018 05:42AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Junie- I am so sorry for the problems you are having. I have had hives from medications before and it's awful. Feel better sister. I hope Kirby is doing well?

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 9, 2018 06:37AM queenmomcat wrote:

Sweet deity, full body hives? Just wondering what the hell was going on would have sent me over the edge, Junie, never mind the full body itching.

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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Sep 10, 2018 01:21PM - edited Sep 10, 2018 01:22PM by JunieB

Hello to Everyone!

Queenie - LOL! I know. As I said, with having been in the hospital twice in August with Cellulitis & Sepsis that is where my mind went. What kind of infection is this NOW? Considering that, I guess hives was a lesser evil, but still crazy making. So thankful the Benadryl & Tagament worked.

The weather here has been glorious the last couple days. I've had the windows open and this morning I sat on my patio enjoying my coffee and did a little bit of knitting. Tomorrow, a friend and I will be getting together to have lunch and see a movie. Then on Tuesday I will go and volunteer for the first time since the last week of July. I hear that I have a 4-5 inch deep pile of paperwork waiting for me. I am actually looking forward to getting back into it.

As we all know, October is just around the corner and Halloween. I went to my recipes to start my list for ingredients to bake my Halloween cupcakes. I found a recipe online for Maple Pecan Cupcakes with a Butter Pecan Buttercream frosting. YUM! It sounds delish. Will add it to my list.

With that I will say Goodnight to you all. I hope you rest well tonight.

JunieB

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 11, 2018 02:55AM Micmel wrote:

mommy~. I totally agree with you! Well said! ~M~

Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/20/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/7/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy
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Sep 11, 2018 05:41PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Thanks Micmel! Hollywood has lost its creativity.

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Sep 12, 2018 03:52AM queenmomcat wrote:

Junie: My husband's response was "OMG, surgical scar cancer".

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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Sep 13, 2018 01:58AM - edited Sep 13, 2018 01:59AM by JunieB

Queenie - Say WHAT!!! LOL! Your DH is funny, NOT! But the benadryl & tagamet worked beautifully and I am now hive & itch free. So thankful. I wish there was some way to know before you take a drug whether or not you'll have an adverse reaction. Which reminds me, I need to call the FDA and make a report of my adverse reaction to the methyl-prednisone.

Later!

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 13, 2018 10:40AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Sending prayers to all the sisters here in the mid-Atlantic area and/or those of you with friends and family in that area. That storm is moving in fast. Praying you are all safe and on higher ground.

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 13, 2018 01:36PM susan3 wrote:

Amen Jazz


I used colored toilet paper..remember back in the day...had an allergic reaction. I will say no mor

Live and love fully Dx 3/2001, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 40/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 13, 2018 04:40PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

I checked on my friends and family that are in the area where Florence is heading. They are well prepared and ready.

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Sep 14, 2018 05:08AM queenmomcat wrote:

Junie: I apologize--that was a joke from another thread, based on the common fear that if something goes wrong, some of us get sucked down the rabbit hole of 'OMG, it's a recurrence of cancer'. Chances are whatever-it-is isn't cancer and isn't related to cancer or cancer treatment. But that's not where our mind goes.

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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Sep 14, 2018 05:53AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Queen- so true about the worries about cancer. A PA I saw at the gyn office this week said "you can never really relax around this stuff". Touche.

It is hard many to understand that cancer check ups and worries live on forever. I have had more than a few people say "you are all done with that now" and had to explain to them unlike many other things that get treated and better, cancer is always lurking in the background. They only get it said one time, after that, my eyes glaze over and I just move on......

Junie- you sound a lot better friend. How is Kirby? I love the fall, but it is still a bit warm here. But I have been decorating at home with fall stuff. Halloween cupcakes sound divine.

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 14, 2018 02:30PM JunieB wrote:

Queenie - There is no need to apologize! I was just being a little bit facetious. Actually my first thought with the hives (before I knew that's what it was) was that I had another serious infection, since I had already been hospitalized twice in August with Cellulitis & Sepsis. When the doctor told me I had hives and was allergic to the methyl-prednisone, I was surprised, but thrilled not to have another infection. Believe it or not. I have been stuck with so many needles in the month of August for IV's ( my veins SUCK!), blood cultures, Lovenox, Faslodex, Xgeva, etc. Now if the allergic reaction had moved into anaphylaxis that would have been a whole different story. But thankfully that didn't happen.

I hope you are having an excellent evening! Later.

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 14, 2018 06:37PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Enjoying my morning coffee before I get going. Got lots to do today to prep for the wedding I will be going to tomorrow.

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Sep 16, 2018 03:21AM Jazzygirl wrote:

My fancy pumpkins from Trader Joe's

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 16, 2018 06:44AM JunieB wrote:

So pretty Jazzygirl!

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 17, 2018 01:08AM MuddlingThrough wrote:

Jazzy, pretty pumpkins. I loooooove white one.

Dx 1/4/2018, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 3/28/2018 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 3/28/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Sep 17, 2018 02:03AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

just heard from my friends in NC. They got their power back a bit ago!

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Sep 17, 2018 06:39AM sas-schatzi wrote:

Helllllllloooooooo. I know I haven't been here...….. just going through a thing
BUT checked in with our Shepkitty, she is doing well, over cast skies., napping.

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Sep 17, 2018 06:57AM sas-schatzi wrote:

Myra, so sorry, things have gone wrong, But you have the most beautiful children -------I hope you haven't left us because no one responded, That would be so sad. 


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Sep 17, 2018 11:35AM sas-schatzi wrote:

Shep kitty's okay


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Sep 17, 2018 08:01PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

This is the centerpiece I won at the wedding for a friend of hubby's

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Sep 17, 2018 09:43PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Mommy- that is beautiful. Love the pearl strand on it. How nice to have that as a take away from the wedding

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 17, 2018 10:08PM feelingfeline wrote:

Very nice. Nerdy

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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Sep 18, 2018 12:04AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Going to save the roses and a sprig of the baby's breath and press them in a book. The pearls, vase and are being marked with the date and occasion on the bottom of the vase as a reminder.

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Sep 19, 2018 06:04PM WC3 wrote:

Here I am at 3 o clock.

Wide awake, no one to talk.

I slept all day, I'm also hot.

My body aches. Neulasta shot?

I'm dropping weight, I need to eat.

But I can't stand, upon my feet.

To cook a meal, so here I lay.

At 3am, waiting for day.

Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Sep 19, 2018 06:07PM WC3 wrote:

MOmommyof2:

Very nice flowers!

Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Sep 19, 2018 06:41PM - edited Sep 19, 2018 06:42PM by feelingfeline

Hi WC. Hopefully you might have managed to fall asleep now. It is nearly lunchtime in Ireland!

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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