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Forum: Emotional Crises: Anxiety, Depression & Other Emotional Effects —

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Posted on: Apr 8, 2011 11:15PM - edited Apr 3, 2018 02:00AM 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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Oct 11, 2018 07:10PM susan3 wrote:

awww, feel better soon

Next week my daughter and kids.......oh yes....I said kids. Elena is 21/2 and her baby brother is Jesse 5 weeks old. Well, they are coming over with her mother in law and the boys with my hubby will tent in the backyard and the girls will have a spa day in the house. Sounds perfect to me.

Everyone have a great day

Live and love fully Dx 3/2001, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 40/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 11, 2018 07:19PM feelingfeline wrote:

CONGRATULATIONS GRANDMA NerdyThumbsUp

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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Oct 11, 2018 07:21PM kathindc wrote:

Aww, congratulations Susan. Sounds like it will be a fun visit.

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Oct 12, 2018 02:01AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Feeling vastly improved, ribs hurt a lot when I cough from being sick almost every half hour yesterday.

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Oct 12, 2018 02:04AM susan3 wrote:

happy you have improved. Poor ribs

Live and love fully Dx 3/2001, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 40/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 12, 2018 02:07AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Yep. Have to hold a pillow in front of them to deaden some of the pain

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Oct 12, 2018 02:10AM susan3 wrote:

be careful....no broken ribs here..

Live and love fully Dx 3/2001, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 40/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 12, 2018 02:11AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

I am being very careful.

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Oct 12, 2018 08:54PM Jazzygirl wrote:

On the way to work yesterday......

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 13, 2018 01:34AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Feeling 100% normal!


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Oct 13, 2018 08:28PM feelingfeline wrote:

Glad to hear you are better Mommyof2.


Jazzy what a cool way to go to work Winking



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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Oct 13, 2018 08:29PM feelingfeline wrote:

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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Oct 13, 2018 09:53PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Battling a flea infestation on my furbabies. The fleas are super bad here this year. I got some flea sprays that are organic for both of them, since their flea shampoos were doing a minimal job on killing the fleas. Sprayed their bedding down too. Will use it on the carpet too.

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Oct 13, 2018 10:03PM Wren44 wrote:

Feline, That was hilarious! Southern grandma to the core. I've heard the "it's my job to spoil them" before.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Oct 14, 2018 01:49PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Just got up to a cold snap. Looks like Fall has finally arrived, had to turn on the heat.

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Oct 15, 2018 01:40PM feelingfeline wrote:

Hi Wren, my (Southern) DH sent that to me while he was at work. That's 'cos he knew I would recognise him in a composite of G'ma and cop-out Dad! (Me of course left to be big bad ol' Mom!)

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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Oct 15, 2018 09:22PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Snowing in New Mexico today!

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 16, 2018 05:16AM Wren44 wrote:

Jazzy, In Abq? or just the state?

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Oct 16, 2018 06:39AM karen1956 wrote:

We had snow yesterday in Denver and this morning new record low 18F


Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Oct 16, 2018 07:37AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Wren - a lot of the state got snow ❄️😮🌨️

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 16, 2018 09:10AM JunieB wrote:

Wow Jazzy isn't it a bit early for snow in your area? I hope you have your mittens & scarf ready. I sure hope we don't get hit with snow here this winter. Our last big snow storm was in Dec. 2016.

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 16, 2018 11:13AM susan3 wrote:

feeilinfil, this is what I go through with my daughter. Soooo funny. I don't back down. They do take the first a little to seriously. That's why we are here

Live and love fully Dx 3/2001, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 40/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 16, 2018 02:26PM Jazzygirl wrote:

JunieB- yes, it is early although I have seen snow at this time of the year before. We may be having a colder wetter winter this year, but need the moisture so it is okay too. I am still digging out my winter items!

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 16, 2018 06:19PM TaRenee wrote:

Snow? I just want it to drop out of the 80’s! Enjoy it for me

Dx 7/29/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 9/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/29/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Oct 16, 2018 09:40PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Daytime highs here since the cold came rushing in is in the 50s and 60s here. OnLy day this week we will see below 50s during the day will be Thursday, which it will only get into the 40s


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Oct 17, 2018 07:29AM sas-schatzi wrote:

Sorry folks...………

Mags is in Hospice facility since am. Heavily medicated. She is a very religious person. Please, pray for her. I loved her beautiful from the heart prayers, let them come back to her.


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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Oct 17, 2018 07:34AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Thanks Sassy. I will put her on the prayer thread too. Keep us posted.....


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 17, 2018 08:07AM Micmel wrote:

Sas~I have been wondering about her. I know she has not been around. Thank you for letting everyone know about this. I will send strength and love and support. It's just getting to be quite a lot of loss lately. My best ~M~

Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/9/2016 AC Surgery 6/20/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy
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Oct 17, 2018 11:01AM kathindc wrote:

Heartfelt prayers for Mags. She’s been through so much

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Oct 17, 2018 02:48PM feelingfeline wrote:

Prayers from Ireland. God bless Mags, may she be surrounded by grace and love always.


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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