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Posted on: Jul 16, 2015 11:21AM - edited Aug 2, 2017 12:46AM by sas-schatzi

sas-schatzi wrote:

This thread is meant to be for RANTS and RANTING. Then Rant again. We need a place to simply get rid of the anger. Write it here. Unleash it all. Get it out. This isn't meant for the Stupid comments(great thread). This is for the gut wrenching, tell them off anger.

IMPORTANT: When done ranting don't necessarily stick around. Toxic. Drop the rant and find a better thread.

Only rules: Please, follow them as the Mods will shut it down in a heartbeat( waving Mods)

1. Be careful to not mention docs, nurses, hospitals by name. Defamation and all that tedious legal stuff

2. If it's caused by someone on BCO, just don't mention their name. I think the exception will be if someone is stalking you, blow their anonymity wide open. A stalker doesn't deserve politeness.

3. If you think the rant is about you, let it go, they're no names. Don't take it personal. This is the steam room.

4. If they're is a fight, don't expect the Mods to moderate, it was your choice to come here.

5. After writing a rant, do nothing more, re-read at a future time. Decide if it's important enough for you to cut and paste the rant to whomever caused you the anger. It's a choice. Sometimes it needs to be done, but remember they're can be fall out.

6. ######## pound those keys, SCREAM(caps), J*&R$WSDF&(swear)

7. Religion and politics discussion should go to those topical threads. IF their is something that impacts cancer, it belongs here.

I will revise topic box as needed-sassy

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Nov 20, 2021 06:32PM Sunshine99 wrote:

WC3, I bought the Plantronics Bluetooth earbuds. I think I found them at Best Buy. What I like about them is that I can wear them around my neck on the connected cord. The earbuds attach themselves to each other with a magnet when they're not in my ears, so they don't use any battery when they're not connected to Bluetooth. I'd be afraid of losing the other earbuds. The noise cancelling feature works pretty well.

The Bose ear buds look pretty nice. I got the noise cancelling headphones for my husband at Costco (Quiet Comfort) after an old pair I had wore out. They're definitely more expensive, but might be worth it. He puts them on to listen to his computer and he can't hear me (or pretends not to - haha) when he is wearing them.

Good luck with whatever you decide to get. :)

Carol


Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Nov 20, 2021 08:01PM bcincolorado wrote:

I just use a box fan for my "white noise" since it is cheap we we had one already. It drowns out a lot of the "house" noises anyway......heat coming on or or dogs moving around even though they sleep in another room. Also keeps aiir moving and helps keep room at a temp where it is easier for me to sleep with as well. DH can pile on blankets.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 21, 2021 10:14AM Sunshine99 wrote:

Oops, I think I hit "Preview" but not "Send".

BC, that's a good suggestion. Although I like my earbuds, I'm not sure I'd want to try to sleep with them.


Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Nov 21, 2021 10:16AM Katyblu wrote:

RE: Headphones. There are some that are built into a soft cloth full headband. They advertise them specifically for sleeping. I think they aren’t supposed to hurt your ears while you sleep

Dx 5/3/2017, ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/16/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 6/21/2017 AC + T (Taxotere) Dx 8/19/2021, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/10/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 9/10/2021 Ibrance (palbociclib) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 21, 2021 11:43AM Spookiesmom wrote:

My 14yo grandson uses the headband. He really likes it. Got it on Amazon for him. I use the loudest fan I can find to sleep. A window a/c unit in summer is great too.

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Nov 21, 2021 01:59PM bcincolorado wrote:

I put my box fan in an area in my bedroom when it is cold out and have it sitting on the floor away from the way. Our big dog gets hot with the heat on anyway and we have a "standing" fan and put it on in her room and she lies in front it to cool herself. We have ceiling fans but then it makes it too cool for other people in the room too. With the box fan I have it set by myside of the bed. I first started using with SE from cancer treatment and the hot flashes from cancer.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 22, 2021 10:56AM - edited Nov 22, 2021 11:54AM by ctmbsikia

Got word this morning that my good friend's husband is not going to make it. They called her and their daughter into the hospital last night so I assume they will be taking him off the ventilator today. So sad. My friend is going to be inconsolable. While I will be here for her, I will admit I'm a little worried about it being too much for me. I've come a long way, I don't need a regression, right when I'm gearing up for the holidays. Had a wonderful weekend with my daughter. It's going to be really really hard for my friend. I did already tell her that she is stronger than she thinks, because you are. As many times as I cried in hysterics that I can't do it, turns out I could, and doing my best to keep going.

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 22, 2021 11:32AM Sunshine99 wrote:

Oh, ctm, I'm so sorry about your friend and sorry for the feelings that it must be bringing up in you, too. So very sad, to say the least. I'm thankful you had a wonderful weekend with your daughter.

Carol

Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Nov 22, 2021 11:33AM AliceBastable wrote:

ctmbsikia, That's so sad. But don't over-give; she has other people in her life to console her, too

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 22, 2021 11:57AM ctmbsikia wrote:

Such a relief to know people here understand. Can y'all do anything about the gas prices? Good grief! Was over $50. today! Ugh

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 22, 2021 03:17PM ctmbsikia wrote:

Back again. Just got off the phone with the GI doc. She called regarding my labs which I thought were great! Everything in range except for the ALK Phos. I'll be seeing her after the holiday, I agreed to repeat labs and 1 month, and she also referring me to the endo group. WTF? I did not agree to a liver biopsy that she also mentions would tell us. Jesus. What about my endoscopy? Should I find it strange she seems fixated on this number and not fixing my esophagus? That's how we met in the first place.

I challenged her on the bone theory I have that this is why it is elevated.

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 22, 2021 07:15PM bcincolorado wrote:

oh ctm. Doing any of it is bad. DH had a liver transplant and has had biopsy after that as well. Know both of those well and all those numbers well. Bone issues can raise and so can other things as well.

I feel badly for your friend as well. I know you can relate and provide support to her. It is hard whenever this happens but holidays are harder since it will always remind them on the holidays always.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 23, 2021 11:39AM DivineMrsM wrote:

ctm, I’m sorry for your friend. You can be there for her but it is also okay to have boundaries and still be her friend. It’s not your entire burden to carry her sadness.

Here’s what’s fuming me. My two sisters do stuff I don’t even think they see as wrong. They, along with one sister’s husband, are flying to the Domincan Republic the Sunday after Thanksgiving meeting the other sister’s daughter, her husband and their small child for a week of fun in the sun.

A few days ago, one of the sisters texted me telling me the three of us should meet up to get a pedicure “to catch up” and the treat would be on her. I told her I could not since the medicine I currently take gives me hand and foot syndrome (red and cracked) side effects so a pedicure was out.

But I just think it’s shitty that they would be getting a pedicure because they’re taking a tropical vacation but I guess the treat of a pedicure would be my consolation prize since I wasn’t asked to go. Were they going to sit there and plan their vacation itinerary while we got our toenails painted? They seem to get off treating me this way, acting like they’re doing something nice with the ulterior motive of enjoying the thrill of excluding me and hurting my feelings. Very passive aggressive.


found lump 12-22-10—ilc—er+/pr+/her2—stage iv bone mets—chemo~lumpectomy~radiation~arimidex—March 2019-ibrance/aromasin* —Sept 2019-verzenio* —March 2020-xeloda*
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Nov 23, 2021 12:47PM moth wrote:

Wow Divine, that's just rotten behavior on the part of your sisters. Stinks.

I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/25/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/8/2020 External Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/2/2021 External: Bone
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Nov 23, 2021 01:46PM AliceBastable wrote:

Divine, I think flat-out rudeness would be preferable to that token treat crap.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 23, 2021 02:10PM Lalbo wrote:

I'm so FUCKING angry I got cancer, had my boobs chopped off and the reconstruction was/is painful. My boobs don't look right. I HATE trying on bras, it makes me sad. I wish I had the desire to exercise, but I just want to go home and sit after working all day. I'm angry and sad and I don't feel like I can talk to anyone because I feel like I have to say everything is ok so they all feel better. My body betrayed me. One big positive, I did not have to have chemo.

Dx 3/2021, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/12/2021 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 7/19/2021 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 9/22/2021 Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 23, 2021 02:48PM denny10 wrote:

lalbo, you have every right to feel anger and you can let rip here .You are in a situation no one wants to be. I wish I could say it will all go away, but all I can say is here we understand and send you best wishes.

Dx 2007, Left, Stage IIB Dx 12/2013, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs/other, ER+
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Nov 23, 2021 03:15PM Spookiesmom wrote:

You need to feel what YOU feel, and this is the place to explode. We get it

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Nov 23, 2021 03:57PM DivineMrsM wrote:

Lalbo, allow yourself to feel what you feel for as long as you need to. It is really so recent that you got a bc diagnosis. Don’t worry that you haven’t “gotten past it” by now. A mastectomy and reconstruction is a hell of a lot to adjust to. Give yourself the time you need to work through all of your feelings. Don’t worry about not wanting to exercise. Instead, give yourself permission to go home after work and take care of yourself, find ways to get comfortable and treat yourself to some loving kindness every. single. day. and don’t feel guilt about it. I remember the year I was diagnosed. After having chemo in the spring, a lumpectomy in the summer and starting radiation in the fall, I went out and bought a big screen tv because I knew my body was going to need months to recover and recuperate and I figured I might as well have fun resting and watching tv, which I did all winter. Also, it’s okay to not want to socialize when you feel like you have to make others feel better. That’s on them to deal with their own feelings. Best wishes to you!


found lump 12-22-10—ilc—er+/pr+/her2—stage iv bone mets—chemo~lumpectomy~radiation~arimidex—March 2019-ibrance/aromasin* —Sept 2019-verzenio* —March 2020-xeloda*
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Nov 23, 2021 08:26PM bcincolorado wrote:


WOW Have one brother who I barely speak to and lives in another state. I always wonder how we were brought up in the same house sometimes.

DH was only boy and middle between 2 sisters who argued all the time. Youngest died a few years ago and it is just oldest and 'DH now. His folks picked him to handle things when they died and oldest sister got mad and thought she should be in charge since she lived there and we did not. But she could not mentally handle it anyway which is why they had picked him to start with. She fell apart trying to clean out one closet.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 25, 2021 04:07AM Jelson wrote:

Hope all of you have a peaceful, safe, delicious and enjoyable Thanksgiving. I woke up to a crash in the kitchen while my husband was making coffee. Something fell to the floor and shattered. All I could think was I hope it wasn't a measuring cup which will be needed today. Then, I got up and went into the bathroom where I noticed a dark smear on the hand towel by the sink. Turned on the light, BLOOD!! Wandered into the kitchen - still don't know what fell, but whatever slipped through a hole in our new dishrack/drain board. Will discover when I vacuum shards husband missed. He was as confused as I was when I told him about the blood, but he may have had had a bloody nose in the night - though that would be a first. Not how we wanted to start Thanksgiving when hosting a gathering of 12. Hope all weird bad stuff is out of the way and this wasn't an omen.......

Dx 4/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Nov 25, 2021 02:54PM bcincolorado wrote:

Oh Jetson how scary though to wake up to that and have to figure it out. Hope is ok.

May everyone have a peaceful day and not too much drama going on.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 25, 2021 03:27PM illimae wrote:

bcincolorado, we do a small Friendsgiving. No family = no drama, lol

May you all have a lovely day and stretchy pants.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Nov 25, 2021 05:39PM bcincolorado wrote:

LOL! We are doggie sitting for niece right now. Her two get along ok with ours but one is a huge lab who clears everything off tables so you have to get him to sit and lie down. He does mind but he gets too excited when they get up in the morning out of the kennels. Where they live is a newer subdivision with no real trees yet a not squirrels yet. We live in an older house and have one that lives in the tree out our window. They run along the fence on what we call "the squirrel highway" (the rail posts). The dog area is far away from that but he was howling at the squirrels out there this morning (early). We knew the neighbors were not happy about that one. We'll have them until Sunday when they come back. They decided to go away for Thanksgiving because of COVID and we can't all really socialize right now because of immune issues in our house. Same reason we decided to forego going to son's house with the grandkids and DIL parents. Too many people and too much noise. Even if I was not cooking I did not want to deal with it. I would rather cook and clean up in small batches and be quiet in my house.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 25, 2021 06:03PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Too funny with the lab. My 2 dogs and 1 cats are currently chasing each other around the house, barking and meowing. No quiet here now.

DD , the grands 16 and 14 and I went out. 14 ate the soup, and that was it. I wanted to bop him.

The year of firsts can be hard after your spouse passes. I’ve made it through all mostly ok. Today was different. I guess I was just missing all who are gone. I’m ok now, tomorrow will be back to whatever normal is

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Nov 26, 2021 07:53AM - edited Nov 26, 2021 07:54AM by ctmbsikia

Second year for me. A few tears when spoke to my sister in law (her 1st yr). Daughter has taken over breakfast duty. We also have mimosas on holidays and share with hubs sister and any friends that pop in. Made my grandmother's homemade holiday/wedding soup and it was a good batch according to my family. Went to my brothers home. Not too many of us but enough. My cousin took over trimming the turkey (hubs used to do it). Missed my sister. It was a pretty good day.

Now the house is a wreck. Got to clean up and take down the fall decor and get the Xmas stuff out.

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving and a good weekend.

Dx 12/14/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/16/2018, LCIS, Right Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 26, 2021 01:46PM bcincolorado wrote:

Had 2 dear friends email me their plans did not go well yesterday. One was a lot of family drama. They have the grandson living with them right now because mom is bi polar and went off her meds and he wanted to live at grandma's. He is in high school. Her husband has a lot of health issues as well so not sure who had the issue yet and she just said she'd email me later and wanted to wish me a happy Thanksgiving. Makes my day seem not so bad.

Other friend planed on going to DIL and son's who are living with her mom a few miles from their house. Got a call that morning that they pneumonia!! So no one was cooking dinner!!! Of course meanwhile my friend was planning on fixing a side to take so she and her DH at that and whatever else they found the fridge for their Thanksgiving dinner alone.

Normally I would be hauling out Christmas stuff right now as well. Did take down the fall table cloth to put away. Decided will not attempt it until next week after visiting dogs are gone. Of course by then there are medical appointments for ether me or DH to deal with at that point too......I guess the tree will get up at some point.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/7/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 26, 2021 03:02PM AliceBastable wrote:

I'm steamed at my sister again. She texts me on and on and on about every single thing she eats. She used to be a vegetarian for years, then decided not to be after all the meals where we accommodated her, then she decided no gluten (not diagnosed with any intolerance), so more years of screwy holiday menus, then she'd intermittently be no dairy, but not tell us ahead of time, so she'd bitch about not being able to eat certain things once she got there. So today when she nattered on about some squashes she bought, I mentioned that I didn't care for winter squash but liked summer varieties. She sent me a nasty text about how my picky eating has made life miserable for everybody for years. OMG, I don't like beets or some squashes and that's it but she complains about ME?? Talk about projecting! I sent her a text comparing her immature insults to a certain out-of-work politician's way of communicating. I may block her as a holiday gift to myself. We don't communicate except by text anyway.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 26, 2021 05:39PM tinkerbell65 wrote:

Lalbo - your post resonated with me. I am angry. I had a lumpectomy, along with a "reduction and lift" to even me out and improve the appearance of my breasts. 3 months later, I'm still in pain. I was not expecting that my boobs would hurt this much for this long. If I don't wear a bra, the "bouncing" is painful.. Every bra I have, the band irritates the incisions. I know I should exercise, but it just seems like too much. The letrozole seems to be making everything worse.

Overall, I really just want to not be reminded every day that I have/had cancer. I want to be back to normal.

I have been watching a show - Holiday baking contest - which is oddly comforting to me. Nice people who like to bake cakes and cookies and stuff, being creative and having fun competing. I recommend it to anyone who needs a distraction.

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Nov 26, 2021 11:48PM 7of9 wrote:

props to mail order pharmacy...my ambien is running out again before refill that was supposed to be here Monday. If you call to complain they basically call you a junkie.

And my husband forgets as time goes by why I take so many pills...arimidex, vitamin d, colitis medicine ( it works, has kept me in remission for as many years as BC). Add vitamin c to ward off covid and colds, tums when I forget and take vitamins on empty stomach...lets take some claritin or benadryl if Ive got a runny nose and the shit show lack of respect ( oh your a warrior. Your so amazing, in such great shape but you take too many pills). Grrrrr.

How quickly they all forget what chemo was like. No hair. No guarantees. No choices. Fighting for my life then vs now....they only difference is time. It would be so convenient for them to forget ...thats all I can think is they don't mean it. They just want to forget. But not forgetting is what keeps me diligent...I will never forget and never let my guard down and never take life for granted.

If you're going through hell, keep on going. You might get out before the devil even knows you're there. Dx 1/18/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/1/2012 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 11/1/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 12/23/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 2, 10/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 1/19/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy 2/11/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy 4/1/2016 Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)

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