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Meet other women who are similar in age and dealing with age-appropriate issues.

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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Sep 13, 2017 10:47AM Anneb1149 wrote:

Happy Birthday, Jackie

Hope your day goes exactly the way you want it to!

You deserve only the best. You are the glue that keeps all us crazy peopletogether!

Thank you for being you and always, always encouraging and supportive.

You have walked with me through some of my darkest moment during my tx, and you have also helped me thru all the craziness that is in my life.

Anne

Dx 9/25/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 3/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 10/3/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/3/2013 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/9/2013 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 1/27/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 13, 2017 12:53PM Wren44 wrote:

Happy Birthday, Jackie. Celebrate for a week at least.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 13, 2017 12:57PM - edited Sep 13, 2017 12:59PM by IllinoisLady

Thank you --- so far a fantastic birthday. I'm grateful to be alive and continue having the opportunity ( hope the ability can make a match ) to do things that help the world at large and those I love in particular. Work is hectic at the moment with three jobs coming all at once, but nothing is static so it is for now just a busy interlude.

Anne and Wren,your words bring a spring to my heart and a tear to the eye, but then again -- one of the biggest reasons to be alive and on Earth is to help one another along the way. Every day of my life someone has helped me in some way and no other way to show my appreciation than to try in whatever way I can to help back.

Hoping the sun shines for all today. Prayers still for Texas and Fla.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 13, 2017 01:13PM joycek wrote:

Happy Birthday 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂

Dx 2/23/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/10/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Sep 13, 2017 01:27PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Thank you Joyce -- life is a good thing. Where would I be without it, huh !!! I'm 72 today -- or as of about 10 a.m. this morning and it is about 12:30 p. m. here right now. Dh gets off work a bit earlier today -- about 3:30 -- so a little time to spend with him before I go to work at 7 tonight. He has been putting in some crazy hours too.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 14, 2017 02:37AM ChiSandy wrote:

A little late, but have a happy extended birthday, Jackie!

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 14, 2017 07:50AM Chevyboy wrote:

Morning gals.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACKIE!  You are only 72???  That's how old I was when I was told I had breast-cancer...!Now, 8 years later, here I am.... Hah!  

Just been so wrapped up in watching the hurricane coverage, and hoping that our Daughter & my youngest Grandson would make it to San Diego from Orlando for his NEW JOB!!!  And after cancelling 3 flights, they made it yesterday!!!!!  YAY!!!  Janie, met them out there to help my guy get settled in his shared house with a retired fire-fighter...  and (well, I sort of mentioned that if HE didn't want to live with him, I would......)  JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!  

They are not right in San Diego, but nearer his "job"...  in the Medical implements business...in Carlsbad Ca.....  STILL, anywhere near a beach sounds good to me...  Isn't it funny how remembering how close we have always been since he was born, that you always know that in your heart, no matter how old they get, those memories take you back to the sweetest times??   

So a new life is beginning for him....  and I'm trying to be happy like he is........   But I just remember how we cried when they left Denver, and moved back to Orlando when he was in 8th grade....  He's 28 now...  

But I guess it's not possible to expect families to live together or close... forever...  right???  

Well....  you take it easy working.... okay Jackie?  Everyone take good care....

Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Sep 14, 2017 01:31PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Encouragement is being a good listener, being positive, letting others
know you accept them for who they are. It is offering hope,
caring about the feelings of another, understanding.

Gigi Graham Tchividjian

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 14, 2017 01:54PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Thanks again to all for the birthday wishes. It has been a happy one. Of course, I worked thru it, but then for many years I've worked thru all holidays, birthdays, anniversaries -- so it is fine with me. In fact, I feel like I got a really nice gift. I will work thru tomorrow night ( night shift ) and then the lady I went to work for can't find anyone for day time. Her mom ( since she is over her fall and minor confusions ) can stay alone at night --- but there are some day time issues and this lady has talked to about 30 people trying to find a day time person.

It, I think would be perfection for me. Not too long in the day and timing placed well enough for me to get other things done around being needed for a couple meal times, some very light house work, and playing with a cat. Since I never take vacations etc. due to animal care --- it suits me fine. So, we will discuss it tonight to see if we can make it work. I had lots of issues coming into this -- no steady work as yet, and some small jobs set up that I can still attend too, so I see it as the universe setting in motion opportunities when I most needed it. Hooray.

As far as our loved ones -- the older I get the more important family is because they are the people who will be your continuance. They will carry on a part of you after you have finished your time here and moved on to a place in eternity. That makes them special, very loved, and deeply appreciated as the future caretakers of the life we gave to their parents. For this, I live to a degree in the past with the memories of my parents and the creation they made to carry them forward and so it goes with all of us. Love is such a lasting attribute and if you love your family deeply -- even if there is distance between you, that love will go forward. Family makes you strong, proud, and humble all at the same time. Family is a special treasure, and a blessing like no other.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 14, 2017 03:30PM Wren44 wrote:

Chevy, Think how much closer San Diego is than Orlando. Driving distance for a vacation.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 15, 2017 10:54AM carolehalston wrote:

Belated Happy Birthday, Jackie!

Happily, all my bc.org friends in TX and FL are safe.

I have very little on my schedule today. Chat with my mother on the phone. Call the Park Rapids post office and arrange to have temporary mail forwarding stopped and mail delivery to our home resumed. ??? Oh, make up the bed. Eat breakfast. I have developed a little skill with my knitting needles and am enjoying small projects.

The leaves are turning red and gold very rapidly. My neighbor Mary is lamenting the change of seasons heralding winter. She lives in Fargo, ND, and dreads the long winter. In contrast, many of our MN and ND friends who have winter activities like snowmobiling and ice fishing enjoy the winter.

Soon dh will park the cargo trailer outside our rv and I will start packing up for our departure on Oct. 1, a Sunday. Our last-minute jobs are winterizing the rv by draining the pipes and filling them with antifreeze. The icemaker in the refrigerator has to be drained, too, but no antifreeze.

Tonight we are going out to dinner at LaPasta restaurant in the village of Dorset, which has four restaurants. This is the last weekend that LaPasta will be open. The summer season has come to an end and soon only the year-round residents will remain in this area. I think some of them are glad to return to their quieter life with much less traffic.

Hugs to all.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 15, 2017 07:23PM IllinoisLady wrote:

We ought not to progress in life by a series of violent jerks, but should learn to navigate our lives upon the flowing stream of change. By being amenable and adaptable we should cease to resent either life or conditions, and seek to "change" them by changing ourselves. -Ronald Beesley

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 15, 2017 07:56PM - edited Sep 15, 2017 09:33PM by marijen

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Sep 16, 2017 08:30AM duckyb1 wrote:

Hi everyone.....just checking in........still above ground and taking nourishment.........lol

I have been told how lucky I am that out of 6 children, 18 grandchildren, and 8 great=grandchildren only 2 (grandchildren) are not within 20 minutes of my hone...........so I guess I am very lucky........one is Chicago, the other Dalls.......so God is good..........have to show you my 2 new GG kids....one is 3 weeks, the other 3 months.......I am so blessed......

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Sep 16, 2017 10:09AM IllinoisLady wrote:

"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."
Saint Augustine

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 16, 2017 10:24AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Ducky -- just gorgeous. You are fortunate so many of your loved ones are so close. Trying to keep up with them all would keep my head spinning, but in a delightful way. Good for you.

We are back in a mini-heat wave. That is okay -- this time of year no weather can have much of a lasting quality if it is of the harsher variety. Wondering Carole is your summer went as fast as mine seem to have. Some of the trees have started shedding some leaves -- not too many right now, but it foretells quite easily what is to come. Seemed I barely got a good start and still have so many 'warm' weather things I need and want to do. Oh well, there is still enough to accomplish a lot.

Good to hear that you, your family and all you know are okay after those horrid hurricanes. Difficult to think of all the WORK that will need to be done by individuals and Uncle Sam to try and get through the destruction. Not meant as 'political' discussion by the way but just a statement of how enormous the task will be and that it will HAVE to be shared and carried by so many.

Dh had yesterday and today off. More work for me in a way, but nice too. I tend not to be nearly as productive, but I was able to sleep in my own bed last night. Been doing some night work and now don't need to do it, so just fantastic. Is it a sign of getting older ??? no other place feels so right and so welcoming as my own bed. I always think of myself as flexible, but it does seem that in the where I sleep regard, apparently I'm not. Oh well --- its a learning experience so is all right.

Hope you are all going to have a great Saturday.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 16, 2017 01:31PM Wren44 wrote:

It's supposed to be 76 here today, but that's the last for a while. The next week is supposed to be in the 60's and raining for the first few days. We really need the rain; the trees are stressed from the drought. I'm hoping DS gets rain too to help with the forest fires. This coming week we're flying to OK for my 60th high school reunion. Supposed to be 92 the day we arrive. I suspect we'll wilt if we have to be out in it very much. We've been up here so long I'm missing the rain.

Ducky, You have a nice supply of gorgeous grandchildren. Isn't it amazing how much they change at first?

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 16, 2017 02:04PM - edited Sep 16, 2017 02:04PM by bonnets

Ducky, 2 cutie pies! You are very lucky to have kids so close. I see so little of mine. Lovely day her. Sat in the sun for a little while.

Bonnets Dx 8/30/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/22/2012 Breast
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Sep 16, 2017 03:31PM duckyb1 wrote:

I am lucky...I am going to the shore tomorrow morning with my daughter who just bought the new home down there.....her house up here is for sale she doesn't want to keep 2 homes..........even with that she wi ll only be 1 hour away, and I have my own bedroom and bathroom in that house..........we will leave tomorrow morning around 8, and come back late monday night.......she has to be in the office on Tuesday......will work from the shore on Monday.........its always good to get a change of scenery......

2 of my 3 daughters work for GlaxoSmithKline.....I worked there too for 20 yearsbut retired in 2000 to take care of my youngest daughters son, and 2 years later a daughter.....did that for 16 years until my grandson said "Mom I don't think we will need Nannie to come over to watch us anymore......I am 16, and I can get Makayla (14) off the school bus everyday)........that whole lot of sweetness is now 19 and a Sophomore in college.......I loved every minute of it when I did it......

Now even at 82 I help my grandaughters take care of the new littlel girl......not by myself, but I do it while my daughter takes care of the litttle girl one day a week....along with her brother....I'm the entertainer, and the feeder......LOL...........that daughter works too but with a company my son owns....., on Tuesday she takes care of the 2 kids, and I give her a hand, cause she works from my grandaughter's house on Tuesday, and in the office the rest of the week.......

I do believe taking care of my grandkids, and now my great-grandkids has kept me sane.........

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Sep 16, 2017 07:58PM VelvetPoppy wrote:

Quiet day today. Went to a book club meeting and enjoyed some interesting conversation. Then I had lunch with a former co-worker & caught up on the latest gossip. Tomorrow, it's back to the windows & blinds.

Oncotype Dx: 11 Dx 12/9/2015, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/7/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/28/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 3/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/29/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 16, 2017 09:55PM freshstarter wrote:

Hi! I just joined this community, I am 66 and have had a double mastectomy 6 months ago. This week I had the tissue expanders removed and implants put in with some liposuction from my tummy. The pain is really bad... but I know I will get passed it. Just looking for some others to compare notes...

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Sep 17, 2017 01:15AM Joan811 wrote:

Jackie, I do believe I missed a timely opportunity to wish you Happy Birthday! I hope it was a special day, as you are very special to so many.

I am still recovering from a long oral surgery but tonight DH got take out seafood from my favorite local restaurant. I had no problem eating the meal, and there is more left for tomorrow. I will be having work done for the next 5 months. My speech is still affected slightly; but I did teach three classes and the students are very nice.

I hope that everyone here has recovered from brushes with hurricanes. This week Jose will be close by; but today the weather channel says it will move east (away from the coast). I hear we will get the rain and some breezes. I have Yankee tickets for Tuesday PM which is when the storm may bring that rain. I hope not!

Happy week end, everyone...for those of us who are working, it seems way too short.

Courage is not choosing to be brave; it is standing firm in the face of adversity when choice is limited. Dx 7/20/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/30/2011 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 11/30/2011 Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 17, 2017 10:50AM IllinoisLady wrote:

If we wait to foil a bank robbery or rescue someone tied on the railroad tracks we will never be a hero. We probably won't even come across a cat stuck in a tree. As long as we sit at the bus stop waiting for our great moment we will miss our real chance at the heroic: the infinite number of tiny daily acts inspired by the great. Our actions may seem insignificant, but their results will grow and multiply.

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Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 17, 2017 11:01AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Welcome Freshstarter -- I'm so glad you found us. I hope your pain will subside soon. Sounds like you are in a good spot though. Good to get a number of these milestones out of the way so that we can get back into a varied life. Difficult thing at any time, but we here mainly are somewhat older. Thinking I believe for the most part that we had retirement, traveling, grandkids or other things to occupy us when out of the blue we find instead we will deal with a diagnosis no one wants at all. We are fortunate these days so much can be done and so many can spend their yrs. ( maybe with a bit of a time out ) almost as planned and dreamed of for a long time. I hope you continue on doing really well and hope you will come often

We are a small group, but a caring group devoted to staying in touch with each other and just offering each other and anyone who comes as much encouragement and understanding as we can. Lots of chat and ideas and good feelings passed around here. We talk about almost anything but avoid politics and religion since they most often seem to stir up dissension.

I hope you all have a fantastic Sunday. I think it may rain a bit here -- have to wait and see.


Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 18, 2017 10:44AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Power isn't control at all--power is strength, and giving that
strength to others. A leader isn't someone who forces others
to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his
or her strength to others that they may have the strength to
stand on their own.



Beth Revis

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 18, 2017 10:51AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Very pretty out this morning though the a/c has already been on. It's going to be a god day I do think. Been looking at apple recipes --- this being the time of year it is. There will be lots of cider and other ( candy apples ) good things and I am fond of apples. I put diced apples in a lot of my salads -- whether green or tuna, and chicken salads. Pecans or walnuts usually find their way into my green salads. We are washing the house down though it should have been done in Spring. This is the way it seems to go lately but that is all right.

Yesterday was a really nice day here despite a touch of rain. I thought we'd have more but it didn't come.

Hope you are all going to have a really nice day -- a magnificent Monday.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 18, 2017 01:23PM VelvetPoppy wrote:

Really hot here. H said the heat index was 100 degrees an hour ago...and it's only 86 degrees!

Got my work done in the house. Heading to the center for a workout. I have been doing this exercise thing for 9 months now. I walked 1.5 miles 6 mornings a week until June; then I joined the fitness center and have been working out since July. I walk the treadmill 15-30 min. & do low-impact, weight-bearing exercises three times a week. When do the results start to show? I can't seem to lose any weight and all I have for my efforts is pain. In my back, legs & thighs. Just like I had before exercising! I do sleep better, though.

This whole BC thing is getting old. I am ready for my life to get back to normal..whatever that is. There was an old saying I remember from my childhood when someone was being a brat and was insisting on having their own way: "Give me my ball/marbles. I'm going home". Sometimes I feel like that brat.

Thanks for letting me rant. Off to the center.

Oncotype Dx: 11 Dx 12/9/2015, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/7/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/28/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 3/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/29/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 18, 2017 02:10PM Anneb1149 wrote:

Mornin all,

I was reading an article the other day that says anyone who has been effected by a major hurricane, whether they stay home or evacuate will have a physical stress reaction I am having a hard time focusing, even on simple things, and sometimes get extremely tired for no apparent reason. I switched houses yesterday, I am now with my son in SC and just feel so out of place.

Ducky, can I just say how envious of you I am for having your grandchildren close by. I had that with my first five grandchildren and enjoyed every minute of it. Now, my almost 15 yr old grandson lives in my house with his mother, everyone else has moved away. I miss them all so much, I can't begin to tell you how much.

On the first Sat I was in Ga, I took grandson #2 with me to visit his brother at college. We ate at one of the dining halls, then Michael gave us a tour of the fitness center. That was enough to make Andrew decide he wants to go there (not that he is into fitness at all). The next day we picked Michael up when Irma was getting ready for the storm. It was really windy, and our power was out for 23 hrs, but it wasn't very scary, the weather was really cool- upper 60's, and my kindle screen is lit, so I was fine.

The insurance company has been wonderful so far. The adjuster called last week and told me he couldn't get out to me till this Thurs, so he told me as long as I take pictures of the damage, I can go ahead and replace it. I'm not ready to do that until I have something on paper. I have several decisions to make. When I was talking to the adjuster, I told him that the family room floor was damaged, but that is the floor from the doorway, past the family room and in those three bedrooms. He said, as long as the rooms touch, they will replace it. Then I have the dining room, which was done years before the family room, and the front living room and office was thatwere done at a different time, as welI. I thought at the same time as the family room but my daughter says no. Either way, I have to have them done as well to Or it will be painfully obvious that they are different. They do touch the other laminate, but I don't know if the insurance will cover those. The floor there now is really cheap laminate. It was okay at the time, but laminate has improved so much in the last ten years. I am really interested in replacing it with wood tile. It is so much easier to care for. We got two written estimates from Home Advisor, then Tracy thought of her ex-mother-in-law's brother, whom we have known much longer than we have Tracy's' ex's siblings (in fact, the first member of that family that we knew was my grandson's great great grandmother. We attended the same church, and had been to her home on many occasions. Then her granddaughter started coming to the churchwith her husband and kids. Tracy babysat for them all the time and was very close to them. It is the father who Tracy contacted. He is an excellent worker, and in fact, made a bedroom set years ago for one of our children.

Ron immediately said he would do the job for the price of the lowest estimate and he will include all three of the other rooms whether the insurance covers that or not. If not, I will have to pay for materials only. And he told Tracy, that for us, he will push back any other jobs on his calendar and do us first. And he will, and prefers,to do tile, where the others would only do laminate. So, my floor will be done by the one and only Ronald McDonald.

We had planned (my brother and I) to return to Fl the same way we left it- he would drive and the next day I would fly. I started looking at flights and couldn't find anything for less than $350- one way. There was one for $103, but not from the Charlotte airport- my son would have to drive an hour each way to get me there. So, my brother is meeting me here tomorrow, and we will drive home together.

And that's just for starters....more to come,

Anne


Dx 9/25/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 3/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 10/3/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/3/2013 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/9/2013 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 1/27/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 19, 2017 10:30AM IllinoisLady wrote:

The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception
to such an extent that it changes the world you see.
- Robert Holden

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2017 10:52AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Anne, I'm so thankful to hear ( despite the PTSB ) from the storm, that you came up with such a great solution to the Fla. home/house issues. How wonderful for Tracy to recall the perfect person for the job. He sounds like a dream come true for all of you -- and darn, once in awhile something needs to go right for us, doesn't it??? There are so to speak silver linings to some things and I'm so thrilled that you will end up with matching floors and work done in good time -- not 6 mos. or a yr. from now when your name FINALLY comes up on the list.

There is yet another storm out there but seems like it won't get to the U.S. with more than maybe a bit of wind ( minor for coming from a hurricane ) and maybe a bit of rain. I pray that is all anyway.

We still have tons of things to do here. Took Dh to Marion yesterday -- I'm always thrilled we have the V.A. but hate that we often have to make the 150 mile round trip for something like an X-ray. Three minutes to have a finger x-rayed, if that and we wait for the results and the determination of what to do. For a yr. or so there has it seems been something under Dh's fingernail/cuticle area and it has started to hurt a lot and make it difficult for him for things done with this hands --- like the computer at work. So, time to deal with it --- meaning all the outdoor work we needed to do was put off for another day. I'm to the stage I think I am just going to plan on doing it myself and if Dh is off work and able -- he can help.

Sunny today here. Hope it won't be too hot, but it did rain through the night so sure could be humid which won't be great either.

Poppy, I can think of a couple of things about the exercising thing. Part of exercise is to keep your core in as maximum state as possible -- so that is never a bad thing. Also, things done all the time can sort of put you in a spot where your body expects it so it does not react by allowing wt. to come off. As well, you might need just a little more exercise ( oh horrors ) rather than less. My instructor has been saying that exchanging rates of doing things tends to help as well --- like five minutes of heavy duty and then 10 easier -- or five minutes walking as fast as you can -- then slowing for the next ten. Little dietary changes also. I have found that I lose weight by giving up as much as I can. Like using crackers for tuna, chicken, ham salads rather than using bread. I was actually shocked how easy it was for me to 'lose' when I actually followed the advice of ditching the bread. I still eat it --- but usually not more than one piece per day. Also, sometimes there are things done that you don't always count for calories -- so I know I am off that way a lot of times as I use creamer in my last couple of cups a coffee per day. I know too --- that I don't drink enough water. You can 'feel' fuller when you drink enough water and also nourish tissues and dilute the negative things. There are so many parts to it all. I often feel frustrated but I do know how OFF I let myself get at times. Hang in there --- your are keeping your core strong with that exercise and that is really important.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-

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