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Topic: A Retreat for Peaceful Contemplation

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Posted on: Dec 16, 2013 05:23AM - edited Nov 19, 2015 05:01AM 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 28, 2013 06:38PM GmaFoley wrote:

Love the clouds Jeannie

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 28, 2013 06:56PM georgie1112 wrote:

Love this thread! Thanks, everyone. 

Georgie Dx 9/2006, ILC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 9/2006, DCIS Surgery 9/26/2006 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 5/2013, LCIS Surgery 5/2/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 10/15/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Breast Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal
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Dec 28, 2013 07:07PM GmaFoley wrote:

This page doesn't have a picture yet - 

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 28, 2013 08:51PM grammaB wrote:

Gma, love the different photos of the same scene! I need to find some of my photos of around here.  There is something so calming about trees and mountains and sunset skies.

BRCA 1- BRCA 2- Dx 7/8/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/13/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Dec 28, 2013 08:56PM grammaB wrote:

BRCA 1- BRCA 2- Dx 7/8/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/13/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Dec 28, 2013 08:59PM grammaB wrote:

BRCA 1- BRCA 2- Dx 7/8/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/13/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Dec 29, 2013 01:33PM ruthbru wrote:

Down a hidden staircase:


"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 29, 2013 01:58PM Marple wrote:

GrammaB and Ruth..............beautiful.

Dx 2006, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 29, 2013 01:59PM Marple wrote:

Where does that staircase start and go to?

Dx 2006, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 29, 2013 02:05PM Tomboy wrote:

utah pic, trip i went on november

"I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound & vision" David Bowie, Rest in pax, my beloved changeling... Dx 6/8/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 25/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Dec 29, 2013 06:12PM ruthbru wrote:

The stairs are off a road behind the small local college in my town and lead downtown.....before all kids had cars, I think students used them as a shortcut.

"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 29, 2013 07:25PM georgie1112 wrote:

Georgie Dx 9/2006, ILC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 9/2006, DCIS Surgery 9/26/2006 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 5/2013, LCIS Surgery 5/2/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 10/15/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Breast Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal
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Dec 29, 2013 07:26PM ruthbru wrote:

I think we could make a calendar!

"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 30, 2013 04:23AM Marple wrote:

Those stairs would be great for your workout Ruth.  Whoopsi, wrong thread.Winking

Dx 2006, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 30, 2013 04:35AM GmaFoley wrote:

Beautiful, peaceful pictures.  Thanks for the help...  I love cloud formations, and here is one from one of my archaeological gigs in eastern Oregon.

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 30, 2013 11:12AM TwoHobbies wrote:

Love all the pictures and I'm so enjoying the mini trips through the different terrains and seasons. 

Round 1 -bmx, tug flap reconstruction, tamoxifen. Local Recurrence-excision, TCx4, radiation, Zoladex, Anastrazole. Dx 2/22/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/25/2013, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 30, 2013 11:26AM Moviemaniac wrote:

Love this thread!

Glacier National Park-Swiftcurrent Lake    July 2012

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference..... Surgery 10/30/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 11/9/2012, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/17/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 1/17/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 1/18/2013, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/2/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/2/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Dec 30, 2013 11:29AM Moviemaniac wrote:

Small tarn below Iceberg Lake.....Moose is an extra bonus........Glacier National Park     July 2012

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference..... Surgery 10/30/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 11/9/2012, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/17/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 1/17/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 1/18/2013, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/2/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/2/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Dec 30, 2013 11:31AM Moviemaniac wrote:

Iceberg Lake     Glacier National Park      July 2012

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference..... Surgery 10/30/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 11/9/2012, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/17/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 1/17/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 1/18/2013, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/2/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/2/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Dec 30, 2013 11:34AM Moviemaniac wrote:

Avalanche Creek    Avalanche Lake Trail   Glacier National Park   July 2012

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference..... Surgery 10/30/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 11/9/2012, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/17/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 1/17/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 1/18/2013, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/2/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/2/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Dec 30, 2013 11:37AM Moviemaniac wrote:

      St. Mary's Lake / Goose Island                      Glacier National Park                          July 2012

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference..... Surgery 10/30/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 11/9/2012, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/17/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 1/17/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 1/18/2013, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/2/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/2/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Dec 30, 2013 11:44AM Moviemaniac wrote:

   A chilly day on the Highline Trail              Glacier National Park                              July 2012

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference..... Surgery 10/30/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 11/9/2012, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/17/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 1/17/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 1/18/2013, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/2/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/2/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Dec 30, 2013 12:50PM kathindc wrote:

Moviemaniac, Wow those pictures are breathtaking!  Thanks for sharing.

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Dec 30, 2013 02:10PM - edited Dec 30, 2013 02:11PM by ruthbru

I don't know if anyone else finds outdoor veggie stands 'peaceful', but I thought this picture (which I took last summer in Florida) looked like a nice thing to be contemplating right now, when it is cold and snowy around here.


"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 30, 2013 04:23PM grammaB wrote:

Moviemaniac, love the pix of Glacier.  I haven't been up there lately, may need to take a trip this summer!

Ruth, love the peppers!! Yum!!

BRCA 1- BRCA 2- Dx 7/8/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/13/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Dec 30, 2013 09:08PM georgie1112 wrote:

I was at Glacier when I was in elementary school. Also need to go back!

Georgie Dx 9/2006, ILC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 9/2006, DCIS Surgery 9/26/2006 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 5/2013, LCIS Surgery 5/2/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 10/15/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Breast Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal
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Dec 30, 2013 10:08PM chabba wrote:

Such a treat to see pictures og Glacier  Park again.  Many happy memories of camping there as a teen.

Dx 5/25/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 1, 2014 09:33AM 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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Jan 1, 2014 09:45AM TwoHobbies wrote:

Flowers!  I got those!

Round 1 -bmx, tug flap reconstruction, tamoxifen. Local Recurrence-excision, TCx4, radiation, Zoladex, Anastrazole. Dx 2/22/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/25/2013, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 1, 2014 11:05AM hbcheryl wrote:

Roses from my garden, one of the last bouquets of the season

Dx 7/25/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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