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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

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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Dec 13, 2019 01:44AM ChiSandy wrote:

Fingers crossed for good PET scan results, petite1!

After a brief freeze, we had a warmup today. Alas, I've not felt well enough to go outside since Sat. night. The cold & laryngitis have turned into bronchitis. My PCP confirms that not only is there an adenovirus going around, but also flu & even pertussis (whooping cough). I'm up-to-date on Fluzone Hi-Dose and TDaP vaccines, and I've had neither a fever nor that croupy pertussis cough. He says to try to ride this out unless my rescue inhaler fails to work (have had to use it only once since I got sick) or I spike a fever--it's still most likely viral and therefore self-limiting. OTC (except anything with a decongestant in it) and home remedies are all I can & should do.

Here's an interesting note, though. I mentioned the occasional nocturnal dystonias in my R leg over the tibial-plateau-fixation hardware implanted 23 years ago this week--shin spasms, my foot dorsiflexes and my toes splay. It wakes me up and is agonizing. Don't want to take Lyrica, because it makes me dopey and causes weight gain. Been using a massage roller, lidocaine roll-on, magnesium (oral prophylactically and spray for relief) and cursing up a blue streak. My PCP suggests...wait for it...CBD! Of course, DEA prescribing guidelines don't allow him to directly prescribe it, but he says the code words that most CBD-friendly doctors do: "my patients report good results with it."

A friend of mine who is a longtime cluster headache sufferer and Oxycontin user wanted to see the doc up in Evanston who certified I qualified for an MMJ card, but she closed her practice to deal with her own advanced gastroesophageal cancer. So he asked his PCP who is part of the NorthShore health system (where all my providers except my PCP practice--he's with Amita, a Catholic health system). Lo and behold, his new PCP told him he could get either Oxy or MMJ, and suggested the latter. And the process in IL for opioid users to get a MMJ ID has greatly accelerated--took me almost 3 mos. to get my card, but he got his in 48 hrs. Recreational MJ becomes legal here on New Year's Day, but MMJ users can buy more, grow plants, and save 30% on sales tax.

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 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 13, 2019 08:52AM - edited Dec 13, 2019 08:53AM by MCBaker

" And the process in IL for opioid users to get a MMJ ID has greatly accelerated--took me almost 3 mos. to get my card, but he got his in 48 hrs. Recreational MJ becomes legal here on New Year's Day, but MMJ users can buy more, grow plants, and save 30% on sales tax."

Wisconsin is so slow recognizing the advantage in reducing overdose risk. Naloxone is a great improvement. I think pharmacies are dispensing it without prescription for very reasonable prices. But without adequate treatment options, the scare of having been rescued from an overdose passes into distant memory quite quickly. MJ is a lesser evil.

Mary Dx 10/3/2018, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 11/16/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 12/18/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/18/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 6/27/2019 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Saline implant
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Dec 13, 2019 10:29AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. PET scan results show no evidence of malignancy. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

petite Dx 8/23/2019, ILC/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 10/20/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 13, 2019 11:29AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Grace

The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail. -Ramakrishna

Grace is goodness and respect given freely and unconditionally. A sense of divine love and protection bestowed on us when we need strength and renewal. Grace helps us know we are not alone and believe we are cared for and cherished. Grace is a drink of clear, clean water in the desert. -Sue Patton Thoele

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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Dec 13, 2019 11:30AM - edited Dec 13, 2019 02:47PM by IllinoisLady

Yay triple time while doing the happy dance for you. Music to the ears and soul. Congrats and may it always be that way, petite.


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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Dec 13, 2019 12:26PM Beaverntx wrote:

petite, thanks be!

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 13, 2019 07:35PM ChiSandy wrote:

Petite, mazel tov for the NED PET!

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 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 14, 2019 07:31AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there's all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish what can and cannot be helped; acceptance makes the distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will-to-action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens. -Arthur Gordon

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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Dec 14, 2019 09:54AM carolehalston wrote:

Good news, Petite!

It's very foggy here this morning. DH is off to a golf tournament. I am being lazy, sitting in my chair with my laptop in my lap, but I plan to go to the gym and do some sweating.

Yesterday I got out the giant silk poinsettias and a few other holiday items including a very old crocheted Santa Claus card holder that a fellow school teacher made for me centuries ago when we both were on the teaching staff at Mandeville High School. So far I haven't bought a single present but have mulled over some ideas.

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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Dec 14, 2019 10:47AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Getting ready for the SickTiredpossibly all day, cloudy day. We have some usual errands. Have to go to the post ofc. this a.m. and get Christmas stamps for the cards that are ready to go out. I will cut a piece of the chocolate cake I made and bring it along to visit at the Manor. Our friend was moved to a private room and that is nice. She has a stomach issue and they don't know for sure but feel she has some sort of intestinal/colon bug I think and don't want the other lady in her room to be affected adversely.

Elsewise all will be the same humdrum I think. I'm still organizing and hoping that we can get things going for the holidays. We won't likely do much, but I'm still in partial catch-up mode from my arm/sling issues. I will say the therapy seems to be going well though. Each few days I seem to 'accidentally' find something more that I can do. I think because the arm is better I've just 'automatically' gone back to the usual way I do something and thereby find out that I've moved into the old ( but new again for me ) way of dealing with my everyday duties. I have loved the "discoveries" and will miss them I think when I'm finally completely recuperated. Joy and blessings...

I hope you are all going to have a really good day. I wrote to Anne awhile back. I haven't heard anything. I may try again, but I'm a bit nervous at the lack of response. I so hope and pray that all is well with her and her family 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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Dec 15, 2019 07:13AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning. 46 degrees this morning and warming to 70. Went out for morning morning coffee on the lanai and the coyotes are running. The cats did not join me. They went under the bed. With all the building going on around here, wild life is becoming displaced.

petite Dx 8/23/2019, ILC/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 10/20/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 15, 2019 09:45AM IllinoisLady wrote:

We in the West don't think much in terms of balance, and obviously we should. Even the very thought of an exquisite union and balance of all our forces, both physical and mental, has a gentle, hopeful ring to it. . . . All of us must find a bridge between our physical and spiritual parts. When that balance is achieved, what a happy comfort for ourselves! Edward J. Lavin

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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Dec 15, 2019 09:53AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Cloudy this morning. Don't know if that will change or what it might change too ( it could be snow ) as it sounds like we won't get above freezing. It will be our first FULL day of cold. So, didn't get as much done yesterday as I should have, but still progressed. Today will be another visiting day. Some will go fast. I have to do some prep for appts. tomorrow and I hope Tues.

Supposed to have an appt. in Evansville Tues. I had to cancel the last one -- no ride. This time I hope I am able to 'get' my ride straightened out. Have had such problems with it.

A few more leaves off the ground and mulched. It has been pretty slow this yr. since I haven't been able to be much help. By the time I can fully participate we will be into snow weather likely. Any left-overs will have to be done in quite early Spring so hope there isn't too much. Able to see the house on the 'front' road so well now. Now the trees are resting and our line of sight will be quite full till Spring. I always think of the trees as sentinels, sort of keeping watch while they are at rest for the winter.

Hope you all have a really good Sunday.

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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Dec 15, 2019 10:13AM Betrayal wrote:

Jackie: What a wonderful description of trees as "sentinels" while they rest for the winter. Never thought of them this way but will from now on. We just lost two when they hit our house during a high wind storm. They did extensive damage but it can be fixed.

What cannot is the loss of them because they have shaded various scenes in our yard over the 35 years we have lived here. First they were sentinels over a tree swing, then a swing set for my children, next an above ground pool and their last watch was over our patio. They were the final two, from the original 5, that had to be removed or fell during this time. They served us well and I will miss them next summer when we have a new shade pattern for the patio. Their loss cost me a shade flower garden and it will be surprising to see what erupts in the spring from the plants that had been there. I am hoping the lily of the valley will reappear. So a new beginning. There are some small oaks that will eventually provide shade but most likely not in my lifetime nor tenure in this house. I loved those trees (even when the cherries pinged our heads) so I will mourn their loss for the shade and the privacy they provided but most because they were truly "sentinels".

Surgery 1/31/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 3/3/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/30/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/15/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Dec 16, 2019 07:39AM IllinoisLady wrote:

An excellent way to practice love is to set your intention on seeing beyond someone's behavior or personality. Try to realize that beneath the surface insecurity, negative thinking, and poor behavior, everyone is connected to God. Just as you wouldn't get angry at someone simply because he or she is in a wheelchair, you need not be angry because a person hasn't yet opened his or her heart to the nourishment of his or her Soul. When people act in unloving ways, it only means they are out of touch with their Souls and aren't feeling spiritually nourished. -Richard Carlson

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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Dec 16, 2019 09:42AM carolehalston wrote:

To lose a mature tree that serves a good purpose is definitely a loss. We have some nice trees in our back yard that we planted years ago. Originally that portion of our two-acre property had been pasture. Of course, we made more work for ourselves in yard work because we have to pick up branches once or twice a year.

I plan to venture out shopping today. If I don't have any success, presents to two great nieces and one great nephew will be cash in a card. I have no patience with the "shop until you drop" mentality. The danger in shopping is that I find things to buy for myself! I wouldn't mind finding a cute Christmas blouse to wear Thursday night to a party and also to our neighbor's Christmas Eve open house.

Happy Monday.

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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Dec 16, 2019 12:31PM Wren44 wrote:

I agree that shopping is dangerous. I'm determined to come up with something different to wear to the New Year's Eve party. We've been 3 years in a row and I think I've worn the same thing every year. Must do something different this year. Fortunately it's pretty casual, so no need to buy anything expensive. It will be our 60th wedding anniversary.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Dec 16, 2019 01:29PM - edited Dec 16, 2019 03:13PM by IllinoisLady

Yes, we have lost some trees and it is painful to see them go -- not only to lose them but the cost of having to have them removed. We have been fortunate the last couple of times. The men gave us a huge break for the fact that the hickory wood was something they could get money for and so it made our price to remove the trees highly bearable.

Wren, for a 60th. anniversary as well a New Yrs' Eve I'd say you definitely deserve something new ( even if more casual ) to have to wear.

It is noon and we are just now eating. I had to go to my 6 month V. A. check-up today. So, we chose to go and eat after the appt. Then we decided to change our plans and just come home and eat here. We had our 2 & 1/2 inches of snow yesterday. Then on the way to Mt. Vernon ( 23 miles south of where we live ) it sleeted although it was not a huge amt. When we came out of the Dr.'s ofc it was pouring rain -- but still quite cold -- about 31 degrees. We felt like sitting around in Mt. Vernon was not the thing to do with such rotten weather.

So, took the old back highway home. Did okay, but slipped a couple of times in the slush. Then, got home and unable to make either turn to get off the highway to our little woods. Had to catch a hospital/retirement home parking lot and was finally able to turn around and start back for the last corner to drive to our woods. Whew !! Made the corner this time -- going as slow as a car could and still keep going forward. We are in for the duration. It was raining when we got out of the car. I think it will snow again later -- and could have some ice below it though they had been treating the roads earlier. That didn't seem to help me slow to the point of making my turns though.

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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Dec 16, 2019 04:39PM Di2012 wrote:

Congratulation to you Wren and your hubby! 60 years WOW! WOW!

Hubby and I celebrated our 51st in August.

For our 50th we renew our vows (on a cruise), exiting Glacier Bay, Alaska with the Captain of the ship officiating, in the chapel of the ship....( looking for the picture.....)


Mentor 600cc HP gels moved towards armpits & exchanged 3/26/15 to Allergan410MF-580cc. Surgery 12/21/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 1/21/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/15/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 7/15/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/31/2013 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction Surgery 3/26/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 7/14/2015 Reconstruction (left) Dx 1cm
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Dec 16, 2019 05:05PM Wren44 wrote:

Di, How cool! Perhaps we'll try that for our 70th.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Dec 16, 2019 05:08PM - edited Dec 16, 2019 05:09PM by Di2012

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Mentor 600cc HP gels moved towards armpits & exchanged 3/26/15 to Allergan410MF-580cc. Surgery 12/21/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 1/21/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/15/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 7/15/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/31/2013 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction Surgery 3/26/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 7/14/2015 Reconstruction (left) Dx 1cm
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Dec 16, 2019 05:12PM - edited Dec 16, 2019 05:13PM by Di2012

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Mentor 600cc HP gels moved towards armpits & exchanged 3/26/15 to Allergan410MF-580cc. Surgery 12/21/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 1/21/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/15/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 7/15/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/31/2013 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction Surgery 3/26/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 7/14/2015 Reconstruction (left) Dx 1cm
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Dec 16, 2019 05:28PM Di2012 wrote:

Mentor 600cc HP gels moved towards armpits & exchanged 3/26/15 to Allergan410MF-580cc. Surgery 12/21/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 1/21/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/15/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 7/15/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/31/2013 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction Surgery 3/26/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 7/14/2015 Reconstruction (left) Dx 1cm
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Dec 16, 2019 05:31PM Taco1946 wrote:

Congratulations WREN. And what good ideas for years ahead. We did our 50th in Paris but no vow renewal. The males in DH's familiy died quite young so I never expected to have more than 40 together much less the 54th that's coming up.





Dx 11/22/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 12/29/2016 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 2/3/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/3/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 12/4/2017 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Targeted Therapy
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Dec 16, 2019 05:53PM - edited Dec 16, 2019 05:54PM by Di2012

Congrats Taco and you hubby too!

Wren when did you and I and and two other couples get together for lunch when I picked up one couple at SeaTac International airport that was from Texas that was going on a cruise? I have terrible memory problems.😥

Di

Mentor 600cc HP gels moved towards armpits & exchanged 3/26/15 to Allergan410MF-580cc. Surgery 12/21/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 1/21/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/15/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 7/15/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/31/2013 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction Surgery 3/26/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 7/14/2015 Reconstruction (left) Dx 1cm
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Dec 16, 2019 06:13PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Di, that is such a nice picture and such a wonderful thing to do to celebrate your 50 yrs. together. It is likely not something I would even think to do, though I admit we don't do cruises or even travel. I might consider having a family get together to celebrate # 50 though. Have to see how good my memory is when I get 'close' enough.

Taco, congrats to you too. Your DH seems to maybe be breaking the 'spell' of the men in the family not having a longevity factor. Yay for him if that is the case and great for you as well.

We got our snow this afternoon so hopefully things will settle out and some time tomorrow we can get out to go get dogfood. We can only make it will the morning. It should be all right though there could be a bit of ice out there. Hoping we get some sun tomorrow as it helps ( especially if there is road treatment ) to rid the streets of what you don't want to drive on if you don't have 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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Dec 16, 2019 06:26PM - edited Dec 16, 2019 06:26PM by ChiSandy

Mazel tov, Wren (and hats off to you too, Di and Taco)! Wren, definitely treat yourself to a sparkly new outfit--you glow, girl!

Jackie, I remember when there was an infestation of ash borer beetles all over northern Chicago. We lost several trees on our block; and all of the trees in the median on the curve along the northern lakefront border (between the lake and a cemetery) with Evanston. They provided such wonderful majestic shade as we would drive along--now the city hasn't even bothered with saplings, just bushes & flowering ground cover,

Very chilly here today, at least compared to the past few days. (Wed. will be the worst, getting down to 9F and peaking at only 25--but then it'll climb back into the mid 40s). Thus far, it isn't looking good for those who wish for a white Christmas (I am not one of them). We had a dusting on the grass (and on cars that had been parked outdoors overnight), but nothing stuck on pavement tthis morning as I headed to Skokie Hosp. for my bimonthly weigh-in. Since Oct., down another 8 lbs. and 3-1/2" off my waist! (Looks like some new belt shopping might be in order). Finally where Spanx can make a visible difference without giving me agita. NP & I agreed a goal of 150 is realistic at my age (and with me still on letrozole with impaired metabolism). I found out maintenance will be a Mediterranean diet, about which I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, it'll be nice to be able to expand the menu of allowable fruits and get my whole grains (including breads & pastas) back; but it's gonna be tough to have to give up red meats and dairy fat (what good is whole wheat pasta if I can't have cacio e pepe)?

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 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 16, 2019 08:45PM Puffin2014 wrote:

Great news Petite!

I had an overnight sleep study earlier this month, that was an experience. Had to chuckle when I read in the report that I basically stayed in the same position all night. Of course I did, if I tried to move around I pulled off electrodes.

Not enough apneic periods to qualify for a CPAP machine, and that's fine with me. But I was diagnosed with "disruptive snoring" that was causing my oxygen sats to drop to 84%. Recommendation is to elevate the head of my bed at least 6". I considered several options, including putting blocks under the bed legs or using a wedge pillow with my pillow on top of it. Lew and I had bought a custom built bed from Beds By Design several years ago so I called them and they said they could provide a different base for my mattress and turn it into an electrical bed where I could raise and lower the head and the feet. They came over and had it all set up in less than an hour. I also bought they fancy pillow. I made too many changes at one time: changed to the thicker pillow and raised my head too much the first night. I'd also raised the feet some, to keep me from sliding down in bed. In the middle of the night I found myself down in the crack in the middle, and STUCK. You know how when we get older there's only certain ways we can get up? Like, if I'm laying flat I have to roll over onto my right side and then push off with my arms. Well, my bed wasn't allowing this, and the remote control was over on my dresser. After panicking a little I managed to relax enough to be able to make a series of small movements that finally got me out of bed. Good thing I wasn't needing to get up to go pee.

So for now I've gone back to my pancake flat old pillow, and am raising the head in smaller increments each night. I devised a way to pin my remote to the far end of my pillow so that I can always reach it.

Because of my snoring, I had trained myself to sleep on my stomach (which I've since learned hadn't stopped my snoring), but it's rather difficult to sleep on my stomach with the head of the bed elevated! My back just doesn't bend that way. Any of you gals that sleep in an electric bed have any suggestions for sleeping positions?

Dx 5/23/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/16/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/17/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/13/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 11/10/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 16, 2019 11:37PM Wren44 wrote:

Di, Our lunch might have been in 2012. I'm not good for dates at all. In my mind there's last week and a long time ago. I remember how much fun the lunch was.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Dec 16, 2019 11:40PM MinusTwo wrote:

Wren & Di - was your Texas meet up Sandra from San Antonio? I haven't heard from her in a very long time.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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