Topic: Can we have a forum for "older" people with bc?

Forum: Older Than 60 Years Old With Breast Cancer — Meet other women who are similar in age and dealing with age-appropriate issues.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2009 06:29PM

Posted on: Feb 7, 2009 06:29PM

Northstar wrote:

I am an "older" woman with breast cancer (I was diagnosed at 65 and am now 66).  I notice that most of the posts seem to be from people younger than I am (often by quite a bit...).   I'd love to "talk" with others my age, exchange info about their diagnoses, effects on their lives, etc.   I see that there is a forum for young women.

Someone suggested that maybe it's that older people aren't so computer-savvy or aren't used to being in online discussion groups.   However, for those who are, it would be great. 

DX 8/15/08, ILC, 5.1 cm, Stage IIb, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Oncotype DX 11.
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6 hours ago betrayal wrote:

Cardplayer: I do use and restrict access because I used FamilySearch (free) and found I had unknowns adding all sorts of invalid data to my family tree. It was a hot mess and I got tired of deleting wrong info such as relatives that were not relatives. I have been researching since the '70's (very part-time), lived at the PA Historical Society, the National Archives in both Philadelphia and Washington, city records and other libraries with two of my cousins. So I have been able to document citations for all my research. So I quit the Family Search out of frustration that I could not block access by unknowns and joined I let my one cousin have access since I also have access to hers but we can only review, not add or change entries. We share info that we think is relevant including new leads.

Hope your eye surgery goes well and that you have better vision afterwards.

wren44: We visited Oregon in the fall and loved the beaches. Glad you had an unexpected trip that brought joy.

taco: I may steer my DSIL to explore her line through the New England Historical and Genealogical society. I provided her with printouts of "fact" sheets from Ancestry and this should serve as the basis for any further research on her family. I was frustrated with my lack of progress since my family came over from Ireland in the 1860's and that's as far back as I can go. I did visit a church in Nenagh, County Tipperary and the priest allowed me to search the church records for some more info that he then certified for me. Wish I could get past great grandparents but admit I am stuck. I even tried researching in Dublin's records over 40 years ago with no luck.

petite1: Our garage is slated for a thorough clean out this summer. I want DB to insulate the outer wall and then drywall it. However we need to rid it of so much "stuff" first. Once it is clean, I want to paint the walls again since it has been many years since we first painted it. The paint for the most part has held up well but with a new wall we might as well do the whole garage interior. Think I will hire someone this time since it was a major project to do the ceiling and walls initially.

Jackie: Your surgery plans sound good and hope that the ICD will be the last surgery/procedure for you for awhile. Thanks for the quote on grieving. I am still grieving Smudge. I miss her knocking over the child gate we use to contain Regan to the back of the house and her rudely opening the powder room door. She never came in, just didn't like the door being closed.

We talked to the instructor of Regan's training class about her anxiety related to 2 very exuberant class mates. This has been ongoing since week 1, I discussed my concerns weekly with him but he was hellbent on keeping her in this class. Last week she was really reactive to them with growling and lunging when we were in the class room confines. We felt she could not learn in an environment where she was being triggered by these 2 dogs. He had suggested she repeat this class level and we have no issue with this since we want her to be confident and not triggered by other dogs. We have only had her for 6 months, know she had been attacked at a dog park when younger and once healed, taken back to the same park where she exhibited reactive behaviors. So that is all we know about her first 2 years. We are willing to do what it takes to find her comfort zone even if it means she has to be kept separate from other dogs. So we are joining a new class this Saturday with hopes that these dogs will not trigger her and if they do, I think we will know then that her future training will need to be one to one. Keeping my fingers crossed she will be fine on Saturday.

I apologize for the lengthy paragraphs.

Surgery 2/1/2016 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Surgery 2/1/2016 Lymph node removal Surgery 3/4/2016 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy 3/31/2016 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/19/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/16/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)

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