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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

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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Jul 6, 2020 01:38PM Wren44 wrote:

Petite, I would think your DH would only need to ask for the sticker. My Mom was eligible for one for the same conditions but refused to get one because she didn't look disabled. Hopefully people now are more aware that not all disabilities are visible.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Jul 6, 2020 08:01PM ChiSandy wrote:

Petite, I don't see why your DH's doc wouldn't sign a HC permit app. Many docs even keep blanks in their offices. I used to have one when my obesity made my arthritis unmanageable. By the time it expired, I didn't need it.

City pools and beaches still closed indefinitely due to crowding concerns. (10 bars & restaurants were cited over the weekend for mask/social distance violations, and a party boat company had its license yanked and was fined $10K). Discipline flies out the window when you're drunk, especially indoors. No way am I dining indoors at a restaurant until there's a vax or a surefire treatment.

My HK's DH's dialysis line clotted and they couldn't un-clog it and dialyze him today. His potassium level rose as a result. So she has to drive him to the V.A. first thing in the a.m., when they will first de-clot, then yank it out and replace it, then dialyze him. Here I am complaining about having to be a "cat waitress" and go downtown tomorrow, when she will have a brutally long and stressful day.

No scan results yet. It is what it is. Xanax (1/4 or 1/2mg), CBD, melatonin, and CBN get me to sleep at night; but I can't take any of that during the day, so no naps--the pulsing in my ear drives me nuts. If the cause turns out to be something harmless but untreatable, I will have to keep 2 sets of Bluetooth earbuds fully charged for my white-noise app, because they run out of juice after 6 or 7 hrs. (Found that out on a flight from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv).

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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Jul 7, 2020 08:56AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, Ladies. DH's telephone appointment went well. The doctor did do some medication changes. Of course. right at the moment he called, people came to give an estimate on repairing the ceiling, so I was not able to listen in. DH won't ask for the disability tag. (pride?)

The contractors will be repairing the ceiling and then hopefully house issues will be done for a while.

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 12/18/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 7, 2020 09:36AM IllinoisLady wrote:

That's what we're here for: to make the world new. We know what to do: seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly, treat every person as if he or she were yourself. These are not complicated instructions. It's much harder to decipher the instructions for putting together a tricycle than it is to understand these. -Nancy Mairs

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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Jul 7, 2020 10:56AM CindyNY wrote:

Petite1- never fails that you'd get called away from the phone call.

Sandy - we had 2 places lose their liquor license. One place had 600 tickets sold to an event on July 4th. Then had the nerve to "blame" the state for shutting it down. I think my area now allows gatherings outdoors of 50 people, still social distancing. Some people never listen, it's profit over lives. I think the loss of license and a substantial fine might keep them in check for a little while.

I've mention before, with the pool down there are things I want done before new one goes up. Tree removal service - I called 2 yesterday, leaving messages. One called back, he can swing by for an estimate on July 15. Home service industry, with all of us at home, is busier than all heck.

This same company came by last year and told us to call the town, the trees might be on their property. Called the town in October. Town said someone would check; November we were in FL, they had my cell number, never heard a thing. I did call them again yesterday. Recorded message about short staffing for yard waste pick up, then I left a message. With COVID, I'm guessing I'll just pay the piper and hire private.

Overcast, ok temp 76, but humid. I go for a wrist followup this afternoon. And barring any rain, in for swim at GF house w my 10 yr old niece. Enjoy the day ladies!

dx at 58, no family history, onco = 19 Dx 10/6/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/31/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 11/13/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/26/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 8, 2020 12:43AM ChiSandy wrote:

It hit 96 today, but here by the lake it stayed below 90. Hoping for another lake breeze tomorrow. Sticky, though.

Got my MRI scan results back tonight and talked to my ENT. No tumors or stenosed blood vessels, thank goodness. Not a patulous eustachian tube either. Turns out the cause of my pulsatile tinnitus is that on each side I have an extra blood vessel ("of uncertain, posssible fetal etiology"--did I originally have a blighted twin and the vessels continued to develop instead of resorbing when the other embryo died?) that runs close to the internal auditory canal--and closer on the L than the R. So what I'm hearing IS my pulse, but of normal velocity (not more forceful flow due to hypertension nor narrowed arteries or veins). The radiologist also noticed a tiny (1mm) "outpouching" in one artery on the L, but unlikely to be an aneurysm--more likely just an anatomical anomaly (again, maybe a remnant of my fetal days). Suggestion is to get it imaged annually. But also, to see an ophthalmologist to rule out any intraocular hemorrhage or mass. There's no treatment for the pulsatile tinnitus, but there are workarounds (CBD/CBN/Xanax before bedtime, masking-noise generator app & earbuds, just getting used to it). Knowing it's nothing that can kill me is a comfort.

But this morning I developed a new floater in my L eye. At first it looked like a gnat, then enlarged to the size & shape of a mosquito, and now it's a bent thread that flips its orientation when I move my eye and pay attention to it. Fortunately, we have a dear friend who is a vitreo-retinologist, so I will see him tomorrow. (Been 18 mos. since my last eye exam--and the ophthalmologist who did my cataracts and refractions has since retired). So he will check my fundi and my intraocular pressure too, per the radiologist's report.

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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Jul 8, 2020 07:39AM keywestfan wrote:

Wonderful MRI results, Sandy - you came with extras as a baby. Sending magic charms for same happy retina results.

Anastrozole June 2019 Dx 2/14/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/24/2019 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/30/2019 Hormonal Therapy
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Jul 8, 2020 09:28AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Looks pretty out but I'm sitting in my house -- I know it is already toasty outside. All those great temps. I think are now in the past and likely we will continue with mainly heat. We have had the threat of rain for awhile but none showing up. We will be okay, but I won't be anxious to do many outdoor things right now. Early morn or evening maybe.

My surgery is scheduled now for July 16th. Plans are to take the kidney and clean the ureter. Two days in the hospital is the plan right now. Usually people go home the next day, but I think the Dr. wants an extra day in there. That's okay with me. Sounds like about a 4 hr. surgery. I'll just be glad to have it done. I have things to do. I will have to have other tests done later on -- so for now I will have to keep going to medical appts. My social life. It's okay -- but not exactly socially thrilling.

Hope you all have a beautiful day.

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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Jul 8, 2020 09:58AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, Ladies. It is raining, so contractors will be late starting.

ChiSandy, Great news.

CindyNy, Hope all goes well with tree removal. It would be nice is the town did something. It took a week before the county got out here to sign off on the roof. LOL COVID probably has government workers working from home.

IllinoisLady, Thoughts are with you.

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 12/18/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 8, 2020 12:11PM CindyNY wrote:

Sandy -good MRI results, your mind will be at ease. On floaters, 2 yrs ago in FL I had one show up. Called insurance co and was sent to ER. They did an ultrasound on the eye, a first for me. They could see the floater and also knew retina was not detached. Best of luck with yours.

IllinoisLady- I'm marking my calendar, your surgery is next week. We'll be in your pocket, wishing for speedy recovery.

The tree: a few calls up the political town ladder, and a man came by today. They'll mail us a form to fill out authorizing removal of 1 possibly 2 of the trees. Which would be done in February or March 2021 - guessing no growth or leaves, but by then it's full winter here, who knows. But my tree back by my pool causes no problems. So on 7/15 private company estimate, I'll request just that tree get taken down. Second company has yet to call me back.

We are having a heat advisory. Brutally humid is what the weatherman said! Big lightening storm headed our way, may have power outages. I miss plain old high 70's to low 80's, I still need to restain that deck! Hope your weather is better than mine.

dx at 58, no family history, onco = 19 Dx 10/6/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/31/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 11/13/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/26/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 8, 2020 01:52PM Wren44 wrote:

I don't envy your really hot weather, but I sure wish it would get above 70 here and have some sunshine with it. One of the rants in the paper was about the stores doing their summer clearance sales before it's even summer here. And it's true. Everything available pretty soon will have been turned down by lots of people, so not even fun looking (if were even safe to go looking).

Sandy, Good news on your MRI. I hope your eye exam is good as well.

Nancy, In your pocket for your operation. I think they let older people stay a little bit longer in the hospital because it takes longer for them to get over the anesthesia. You'll also be better able to care for yourself. Get all the rest they'll let you.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Jul 8, 2020 03:28PM Beaverntx wrote:

Sandi, my floater, similar to yours, was diagnosed as a vitreous gel detachment. Fortunately, it did not pull on the retina. May yours go as well. It also happened in the other eye, but much less dramatically!

Wish I could share some hot weather. Our overnight low was in the 80s and we are predicted to be in triple digits most of the next week.

Illinois, in your pocket for your upcoming surgery and prayers that all goes well.

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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Jul 8, 2020 10:14PM ChiSandy wrote:

Beav, that was my diagnosis too--a whole lotta nothin'. I figured that since I had not had an ophthalmic exam (much less a refraction) in 18 mos. I might as well let my friend the retinologist dilate the R eye too. No symptoms, neither vitreous nor retinal detachment, but.....he saw a 3-4mm "abnormality" behind the lower edge of the R iris. Uh to the oh. Could be just a structural anomaly, nevus, or granuloma...but he couldn't rule out melanoma (though my eyes are browner than they are hazel, I have fair skin) or even IDC mets. So he's referring me to a super-specialist at Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary (UIC) where he trained. In case this guy isn't taking on new patients, he has two more suggestions but feels this one's the best in the Chicago area. He also feels that the absolute best anywhere are the Drs. Shields at Wills Eye Hospital...in Philadelphia. Nope. Not getting on a plane--none of the epidemiologists interviewed by the Atlantic would. Could drive--but would have to be paranoid about public restrooms, because the seats don't have lids to prevent contaminated "flush plume." (Still haven't used one that isn't in a doctor's or dentist's office or hospital). Bob thinks that if it's malignant we should take the gamble and drive; my feeling is that COVID would kill me in a few weeks to 2-3 months (painfully and alone), but asymptomatic eye mets or ocular melanoma would give me 3 years, most of it still feeling good.

I understand eyes are a very rare mets site for T1N0M0 Luminal A IDC (OncotypeDX low)--that bone or liver are much more common. But some people "beat the odds."

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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Jul 9, 2020 09:10AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, Ladies. Not much was done on the ceiling repairs, yesterday. Hopefully more today. They said they should be done by Friday.\

ChiSandy, Hoping for the best for you.



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 12/18/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 9, 2020 09:20AM IllinoisLady wrote:

The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. It is the storm within which endangers him, not the storm without.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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Jul 9, 2020 09:27AM IllinoisLady wrote:

((((Sandy ))))

Another scorcher today. Well, I do get to go get my hair cut or permed or something today. I'm looking forward to it. Last perm, now several months ago it was left longer due to our continued cold weather -- and of course, at the time no idea that we'd be in covid lockdown when it was time for a haircut . That came two days before my appt. I think I'll be deciding at the last minute with Beth who does my hair.

Otherwise, a pretty normal/regular day here. The Moose is back open for Wednesday taco nights. Just so happened that we could keep distance fairly well but I did feel reluctance to go. I think a lot of people don't know that it is back on.

Petite I do hope your ceiling gets done soon.

Hope you all have a really nice day.

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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Jul 9, 2020 05:09PM CeliaC wrote:

Sandy - Sorry for the news about the need for an eye consult. Hope you can get an appointment in Chicago soon. In total agreement with you about planes and road trips.

KY Governor's 4 pm news conference just mandated masks and I am glad for this. Just not sure how grocery/retail stores, etc. will "police" this and of course this is bound to cause an uproar with certain individuals/factions.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 9, 2020 05:18PM ChiSandy wrote:

Right now, I'm more worried about my MO. She's been "out of the office" since early April (doing e-visits), but now she isn't even answering patient portial messages (the portal says "urgent messages will be handled by office staff"). The message I sent yesterday was forwarded to her colleague Dr. Merkel. He said that in 30+ years as an oncologist, he's seen only 3 cases of ocular mets from bc, and all of them had been later stage or a more aggressive "footprint" than mine. He used the phrase "extraordinarily unlikely." But he agreed I should press forward with further investigation.

From what I've been reading, intraocular melanoma of the iris can be diagnosed by sophisticated imaging (more sophisticated than my hospital can offer), and that proton or gamma-knife radiotherapy or even laser ablation might be possible.And often "watchful waiting" is the first course of action after dx. It's usually visible from outside, but it took a deep dive into my eyeball for my retinologist to find it. But it's also possible that the "blob" might be related to the hemorrhaging I had after my first cataract surgery--if so, It may not warrant doing anything unless it affects my vision. Fingers crossed.

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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Jul 9, 2020 07:28PM Beaverntx wrote:

Sandy, fingers crossed here, too! Having your vision threatened is just too scary. Hoping it is all benign.

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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Jul 10, 2020 09:34AM IllinoisLady wrote:


When I was young, I admired clever people.
Now that I am old, I admire kind people. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

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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Jul 10, 2020 09:43AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, Ladies. It has been raining on and off since 1:00 this morning. I do not think the lanai ceiling will be finished today.

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 12/18/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 10, 2020 01:57PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Nice morning here. This was great as we were able to go have an outdoor visit with our friend who is in the re-hab section of The Manor ( our local nursing home facility. It's actually quite nice. You have to do a little screening, and leave packages on the table in the first tent, and then go to the ten t your party is sitting in. Both they and you with a mask and 6 ft. apart. 30 minutes is all you get and they are pretty strict on that, but I know they can't pull their staff away too long. I am just grateful that we did get to see Judy.

There was a nice breeze with great temps -- maybe 74 or so. It could not have been better.

I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I am sorry for your rain petite since it seems it will slow down your work. Here's hoping the delay is not long.

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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Jul 10, 2020 08:14PM - edited Jul 12, 2020 12:36AM by karen1956

IllinoisLady - love the saying by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Jul 10, 2020 10:31PM ChiSandy wrote:

Rabbi Heschel is one of my favorite theologist-philosophers.

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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Jul 10, 2020 11:26PM - edited Jul 10, 2020 11:27PM by CindyNY

Sandy - better to investigate than not. I'm hoping it's nothing to be concerned about, just something that has to be watched.

My lastest edition of Cindy's old house - Wednesday we cleaned out gutters because I had water come in my back porch by the door during a downpour the day before. Rained like crazy that afternoon, and resoaked the door and indoor/outdoor rug. Cleaning gutters didn't solve anything. Had my cousin, a real Jack of all trades, take a look at it. He said I needed gutter hangers, to pull everything back in line - they were pulling off an aluminum piece that let water roll in. He showed me on Home Depot web page what I needed.

It was supposed to hit 95 yesterday, so as soon as I woke up I hurried to get out and get the hangers. Took 2nd trip to Depot because I needed a different bit for the screw head. By 11 AM I had put up 8 hangers, sweat half a gallon, and got everything put away.

We just had a downpour, it's too early for me to pat my own back HAHA, but no water came in. Storm Fay remnants going through tonight, some other storm later tomorrow, I'll know for sure if my effort paid off or was in vain.

Enjoy the weekend. Don't do any repairs I wouldn't do, tee hee. And stay safe!

dx at 58, no family history, onco = 19 Dx 10/6/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/31/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 11/13/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/26/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 11, 2020 12:42AM ChiSandy wrote:

Saw footage of a waterfall coursing down a Manhattan subway station staircase, on to the platform and the tracks. Yikes.

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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Jul 11, 2020 01:33AM Joan811 wrote:

The tropical storm moved quickly up the coast Friday and centered closer to New York and upstate. Here on Long Island, we awaited the heavy rain and high winds, but were actually spared out here on the Eastern End. It was breezy, gusty near the water, and rainfall was intermittent. I cleared my yard and deck of anything that could blow or be damaged. All is right where I left it.
The storms from the midwest will arrive in some form by Saturday night.

I had staggered visits this week from all 3 daughters and 6 grandkids who I have not seen since Dec/Jan. It has been a welcome break from the monotony! Everyone is well and has been quarantined. We are hoping that it stays that way for the family.
We spent time together dining outside, sitting at the beach, fishing, very brief shopping, playing games, and watching movies.
My oldest DD rented a house on the ocean road for a week. She leaves Sunday. I will miss them!

New York is doing pretty well with statistics right now. I hope it stays that way. Things are pretty "normal" in our town. We want to travel; but with the new spikes, we may not.
I just retired, am in remission for a time, and really would like to revisit some favorite places. But if we don't, that's OK. I've done just about everything I have to or want to do in life...no regrets, no agenda. (I just want to get away for a few days or a week)

Jackie, I will be thinking of you this week as you prepare mentally and physically for your surgical procedure. I wish you a successful surgery and fast recovery.
Hugs all around!
Joan


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, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, 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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Jul 11, 2020 09:46AM MCBaker wrote:

Had a long talk on Zoom with my son yesterday afternoon. It was nice to see him. He has stripes in his sideburns, Hair long and braided on top, and shaved on the sides. Would have been truly weird when I was his age, but it actually looks pretty cool. He showed me his artwork, rather Lovecraftian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft), but that is the way his mind is now.

I got started reconstructing the cushions for my yard-chairs yesterday, better done quickly, before mold sets in. I made a mistake originally, and they got wet on the inside. Oilcloth, but I was lacking a bit, and was too lazy to look for what remained of the fabric I used for a raincoat for my dog.

I bought a printer at a garage sale yesterday, got it hooked up and working. Needed a new cartridge, though, only printed three sheets before it was done. Tomato cages, a big kettle, and a sleeve for wearing my phone. All in all, a nice haul.

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 12/19/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 6/27/2019 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Saline implant
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Jul 11, 2020 10:37AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. The ceiling is almost finished and my wonderful cleaning lady is here. YAY It is a good day.

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 12/18/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 11, 2020 11:45AM CindyNY wrote:

Back porch stayed dry, I'm so happy to keep water out, you'd think I hit the lottery.

Tree guy, my 3rd contact, showed up unannounced, looked on his own and text me. He didn't see the tree I wanted taken down, focused on 2 others. He'll look again & give a quote. And today the form from the town, to remove the other trees, showed up in the mail. I'm on a tree roll!

On now to hang mini blinds. Cleaning old one saw cracked blind way up high, grabbed a new one at Lowe's for $7, thought easy out with the old & in w the new. Nope, new one is cordless and the brackets are different. Step ladder, and electric drill here I come!

Joan so glad you got some time with your family. MCBaker, I've heard a lot of women with sons mention long hair, beards, etc..on previously clean shaved sons. Now is the time! Petite, glad the ceiling is almost done and a cleaning lady coming to boot! I am my cleaning lady. 😉IllinoisLady, you're in my prayers.

dx at 58, no family history, onco = 19 Dx 10/6/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/31/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 11/13/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/26/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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