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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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Jan 5, 2014 04:03AM Marple wrote:

Labradors are my favourite.  Especially black.  Our last one was a chocolate and we had to put him down a year ago last fall.  It still breaks my heart when I think about him.  We now have an eight year old retired brood bitch from a well known kennel whom I love dearly.  She is our first female though and I find her very soft.  Our Labradors have all been big, pushy, dorky males.  I miss that.  I love the grizzled muzzle of the older dogs.  4Paws, that is such a sweet and beautiful picture. 

Dx 2006, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 5, 2014 07:57AM GmaFoley wrote:

Ladies, it has been brought to my attention that this WAS a peaceful place until we started talking about having to put our pets to sleep.  Do you think we could PM each other with that type of talk and keep this as a place just to enjoy our pictures of our pets and other beautiful scenes?  I know we want to support each other in their sadness, including me. But I think that might bring too much emotion and not a sense of peace. 

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 5, 2014 08:32AM Marple wrote:

So sorry Gma.

Dx 2006, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 5, 2014 08:38AM - edited Jan 5, 2014 08:40AM by RhodyMMM

4paws, where in RI do you live? We are displaced former Rhode Islanders, now in Pittsburgh, PA. We come back every summer to Narragansett. When we got my beloved Rhody, her formal kennel name was Tele's Rhode Island Black Pearl....(Tele's came from the kennel's name). Of course, Rhody for short! DH and his father both went to URI.

Sorry, Gma. Guess I am the culprit that started that discussion when someone commented about the avatar picture. No more sad talk! Back to the peaceful pictures!

Dx 5/10/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 2/20 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/11/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 6/11/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 8/19/2013, IDC, <1cm, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/5/2013 AC Chemotherapy 11/25/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/3/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 11/5/2014 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jan 5, 2014 08:41AM GmaFoley wrote:

No worries, let's just get back to our wonderful pictures. Not at home ATM, my new pictures will have to wait for tonight. 

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 5, 2014 10:56AM 4Paws wrote:

Absolutely - thanks for speaking up Gma 

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Jan 5, 2014 11:41AM RhodyMMM wrote:

Block Island, Rhode Island

Dx 5/10/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 2/20 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/11/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 6/11/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 8/19/2013, IDC, <1cm, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/5/2013 AC Chemotherapy 11/25/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/3/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 11/5/2014 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jan 5, 2014 12:46PM ruthbru wrote:

Two of my cats in peaceful contemplation:


"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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Jan 5, 2014 12:51PM ruthbru wrote:

Door County, Wisconsin:


"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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Jan 5, 2014 01:38PM RhodyMMM wrote:

Beautiful, Ruthbru!



Dx 5/10/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 2/20 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/11/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 6/11/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 8/19/2013, IDC, <1cm, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/5/2013 AC Chemotherapy 11/25/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/3/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 11/5/2014 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jan 5, 2014 01:46PM nyama wrote:

How about a few pictures of the Oregon coast? Between Brookings and Gold Beach:

Oncotype Score: 0; 4/15/13, lumpectomy with bilateral oncoplasty (reduction mammaplasty) "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung Dx 3/19/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/15/2013, DCIS, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/15/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 6/10/2013 Hormonal Therapy 8/2/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 5, 2014 01:47PM nyama wrote:

The next two are somewhere on the south coast (can't remember exactly)

Oncotype Score: 0; 4/15/13, lumpectomy with bilateral oncoplasty (reduction mammaplasty) "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung Dx 3/19/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/15/2013, DCIS, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/15/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 6/10/2013 Hormonal Therapy 8/2/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 5, 2014 01:48PM - edited Jan 5, 2014 01:49PM by TwoHobbies

Once again, enjoying the latest posts.  One minute I'm snowboarding down Heidi's mountain, the next I'm on Block Island, the next in Door County.  I'd have a few of Door County myself, Ruth,  except my husband hates that I take "scenery" pictures.  He likes there to be a person in them, so I'm pretty much out of pictures for this topic!   LOL  I'm so glad to find a bunch of good photographers to fill my love of the nature scenery. 

And now I get to go to the Oregon coast.  Fabulous pictures. 

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 5, 2014 02:47PM kathindc wrote:

Temple at Lake Towada in Japan.

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Jan 5, 2014 02:48PM kathindc wrote:

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Jan 5, 2014 03:27PM Moderators wrote:

Replying to Monis (from the previous page), I don't usually use Flickr, but maybe someone else can give you instructions to post from there?  

If you have the picture on your computer, you can use the Upload option after you click the Insert Image button above the field where you enter text (looks like a couple of mountain peaks),


and then the Browse button to locate the pic, and click Insert. If you want to resize the image you've posted, use the Edit option and then click on the image, which will show you an outline and a solid black box in the corner that you can drag to get the size you want.

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Jan 5, 2014 06:14PM Jeannie57 wrote:

My snuggle bug, Tanner, has seen me through almost two years of yuk. 8 lbs. of love under all that fur.

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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Jan 5, 2014 06:16PM kathindc wrote:

What a cutie!

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Jan 5, 2014 08:59PM hbcheryl wrote:

have to say loving all the beautiful pictures, there is such beauty all around us. Thanks mods for helping Monis, it is so easy to post pictures now since upgrade 

Dx 7/25/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 5, 2014 09:25PM Claire_in_Seattle wrote:

From today's ski on Mount Rainier..... Tatoosh Mountains in the distance, and you had to be careful not to make a false step! - Claire

Completed all treatment (AC +T, lumpectomy, radiation and 5 years of AIs - anastrazole). Now celebrating every single day for the wonderful life I have been granted. Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
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Jan 5, 2014 09:28PM ruthbru wrote:

TwoHobbies, here's Door County with some people for your husband Happy:

"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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Jan 6, 2014 04:19AM GmaFoley wrote:

The smell of Cherry Blossoms in the Spring!

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 6, 2014 08:23AM georgie1112 wrote:

Love this thread!

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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Jan 6, 2014 08:58AM GmaFoley wrote:

Florence, OR

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 6, 2014 10:31AM ruthbru wrote:

Some friends and I are in a walking club. Here we are walking at a local tourist attraction on a cold fall day. I love the lighting; and yes, that is a statue of a large buffalo.


"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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Jan 6, 2014 02:15PM Jeannie57 wrote:

I spent many hours here during this whole bc fandango....

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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Jan 6, 2014 03:23PM Marple wrote:

SWEET!!

Dx 2006, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 6, 2014 04:00PM ruthbru wrote:

Mount Washington State Forest in Massachusetts (No, I did now take this picture, but thought it was too beautiful not to share.)


"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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Jan 6, 2014 05:04PM chabba wrote:

Spectacular!

Dx 5/25/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 6, 2014 09:45PM Claire_in_Seattle wrote:

I have slogged up that horrible mountain on my bicycle in summer heat, with Bash Bish Falls on the descent being even worse!  Thrilled to learn that the place can have its spectacular moments. - Claire

Completed all treatment (AC +T, lumpectomy, radiation and 5 years of AIs - anastrazole). Now celebrating every single day for the wonderful life I have been granted. Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)

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