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Topic: A Retreat for Peaceful Contemplation

Forum: Mental Health: Because Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Your Breasts —

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Posted on: Dec 16, 2013 06:23AM - edited Nov 19, 2015 06:01AM by GmaFoley

GmaFoley wrote:

I have been told by many, that my pictures are so peaceful. So here is Picture #1 to start your journey. Come here to retreat whenever you like and remember to Breathe. Know that God and the ladies on this board are here for you. Please keep long conversations in PMs to each other.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 16, 2013 06:37AM 4sewwhat wrote:

Beautiful Picture as usual Gma! Good Luck tomorrow Nerdy

47 when diagnosed 15 months after I originally went to doc about lump I found :( oncotype 13. Cold capping pics on my blog LaughingThruBreastCancer.blogs... Dx 3/25/2013, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/20/2013, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 1, 22/32 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/14/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/30/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 16, 2013 06:48AM GmaFoley wrote:

Another "Above the Clouds Sunrise"

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 16, 2013 07:11AM kathindc wrote:

GMA, there is such serenity in your pictures! Thank you so much for starting this thread.

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Dec 16, 2013 09:51AM chabba wrote:

A new favorite thread! Thanks Gma.

Dx 5/25/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 16, 2013 10:03AM SelenaWolf wrote:

This is the view from the cemetery where I work... A nearby marsh in the summer at sunset...

"... good girls never made history ..."
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Dec 16, 2013 12:12PM ChickaD wrote:

MissGma...you ROCK as usual....here is my view in Ohio

And this one from my cottage in fall...



Dana....♥....How can I make you SMILE today? DX: 3/18/2013, IDC/DCIS, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, TX: TCH Chemo/Radiation/Herceptin/Arimidex
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Dec 16, 2013 01:21PM Holeinone wrote:

Gma, great thread you started, awesome photos from you, ChickaD & Selena

Hope all goes well for you tomorrow...

Spinal mets Surgery 7/22/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/22/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/23/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 3/3/2016, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, Grade 2, 6/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 17, 2013 06:39AM GmaFoley wrote:

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 17, 2013 09:09AM chabba wrote:

Oh! WOW!

Dx 5/25/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 17, 2013 07:43PM GmaFoley wrote:

Tonight's Sunset. Look at those colors! And that is fog you see below..

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 17, 2013 08:50PM Wren44 wrote:

Gma, your photos have convinced me not to ever live in that town. Up in the mountains above the fog would be my little homestead. Fog is such a penetrating cold.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Dec 18, 2013 05:33AM GmaFoley wrote:

Thank you all for your comments. Right now I need all the love I can get.

Wren, you are correct. Roseburg is in that fog and we live in the county.  Unfortunately, the fog does rise before it dissipates, which is usually our afternoons.

These colors that I caught are very unusual for us.  It is actually the first time I have gotten the reds, blues and orange reflections at the same time. Only God could give me such a beautiful picture. Thank you Lord, I needed this.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 18, 2013 10:22AM - edited Dec 18, 2013 10:23AM by ruthbru

A very favorite picture I took last summer while walking on a Florida beach. When something is stressing me out and I want to calm myself down, this is the picture I put into my mind:



"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 18, 2013 10:30AM GmaFoley wrote:

Thank you SelenaWolf, ChickaD and Ruthbru for adding to my collection of Peaceful Pictures.  

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 18, 2013 10:35AM - edited Dec 18, 2013 10:36AM by ruthbru

It's fun to have a place to share them! Here is another one taken at a family reunion in Wisconsin this fall. My cousin builds and restores light aircraft. The picture was taken during a ride he gave us. We are looking down at the family farm where my mom grew up and where he now lives!


"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 19, 2013 12:34AM mostlymom wrote:

Backyard on a foggy morning with just the neighbors horses....

tread gently.... Mammo & Ultrasound, 2-8-11. Needle Core Biopsy, 2-17-11. Lumpectomy 3-16-11. Completed 25 rads & 8 boosts Aug 5, 2011. Complete hysterectomy July 15, 2013. Dx 2/23/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 19, 2013 05:32AM GmaFoley wrote:

Even snow is beautiful from our home.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 19, 2013 05:47AM GmaFoley wrote:

Here is a view from a camp I stayed during an archaeological survey - Things I did before BC.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 19, 2013 07:20AM ruthbru wrote:

The last flower of summer. It surprised me by blooming on the first anniversary of my dad's death in late September. His favorite color was purple.


"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 19, 2013 07:50AM GmaFoley wrote:

Ruthbru, I truly believe God has something to do with that - To remind us that our loved-ones are watching over us.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 19, 2013 07:58AM kathindc wrote:

Ruthbru, I truly believe what GMA has said.  God does work in mysterious ways.

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Dec 19, 2013 02:52PM - edited Dec 19, 2013 02:53PM by ruthbru

Absolutely. And what is even stranger is that my dad (who was very old and frail) was at my house a couple days before he died, and that same vine had one purple flower blooming on it then too....like it was calling him home. I think this one was to say, "Yup, I made it."

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 19, 2013 03:29PM ruthbru wrote:

North Dakota in the fall:


"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 19, 2013 04:10PM savgigi wrote:

I sure wish we had a like button for all these beautiful pictures. Maybe a Thumbs Up will do... ThumbsUp

Dx 1/31/2013, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/22/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/22/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/18/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 9/3/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 10/25/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 19, 2013 04:12PM GmaFoley wrote:

My Bleeding Heart going crazy 2 years ago..

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 19, 2013 09:40PM Jeannie57 wrote:

my peaceful retreat

Dx 1/27/2012, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/39 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 3/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 5/25/2012 CMF Radiation Therapy 9/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/15/2013 Surgery 7/18/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Dec 19, 2013 09:42PM Holeinone wrote:

beautiful garden...

Spinal mets Surgery 7/22/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/22/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/23/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 3/3/2016, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, Grade 2, 6/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 19, 2013 10:30PM chabba wrote:

Love it.

Dx 5/25/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 20, 2013 06:18AM GmaFoley wrote:

Wow, I wish I had a garden that looked like that - I would be there all the time.

Instead I have a confused rosebud :-)

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 20, 2013 07:29AM ruthbru wrote:

A frosty day in North Dakota:


"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-

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