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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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Jul 29, 2020 05:12PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Wren, I am sorry because I guess I missed your having taken a fall. Just wow !!! I presume you'd want a house with no stairs at all, or one that all the amenities are on one level leaving upstairs or basement mainly for storage only. That sounds far better now. Seems like nothing is easy once we reach a certain age as I found it hard to pack when we chose to return back home here in 1997. We only had a 750 ft. small single-wide mobile then -- though beyond excellent storage which made the packing difficult. Had to un-pack and re-pack based on moving cross country.

I hope you are able to find some help with all of this. If you will be renting in the meantime maybe quite a lot will not even have to be un-packed and you can wait for the final move into a new home. I'm sure you have thought of all this, so I will just say I'm thinking about you while wishing I was there to help.

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 29, 2020 07:26PM MCBaker wrote:

I have three identical masks that I rotate through the laundry-- aquamarine. Thinking about making more, but three is enough. I am not that interested in matchy-matchy.

I am more interested in walking around the neighborhood, with my hiking poles. PT is encouraging me to walk heel to toe instead of flatfooted- but that ankle goes kaput. I am also supposed to concentrate on pulling my belly in while I am walking. I don't know if I can do that many things at a time. I know all the sciatic exercises, and if I get busy on it, I can prevent more damage to my sciatic nerves. All these things require dedication to the long run, changing the way I do things, and perseverance. I don't want to but I must.

Wren, you have plenty of kids, in-laws and grandkids. Who knows, maybe you will have so many offers of help that you will have to schedule workers so things don't get too crowded.

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 29, 2020 08:04PM ChiSandy wrote:

Wren, under the circumstances, I think that a ranch-style house might make more sense than retrofitting your current place. There may come a time when stairs are difficult even with handrails on both sides.

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 29, 2020 08:14PM MinusTwo wrote:

Wrenn - I don't remember reading about your fall either and I am certainly sorry. Hope you can find a one story house. I seem to remember plenty of those in the communities surrounding Seattle. Wouldn't it be ideal if you could just sit in a chair and direct the activity - LOL.

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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Jul 29, 2020 11:11PM Wren44 wrote:

I had x-rays today and nothing is fractured. She's referring me to physical therapy - I was expecting that. It's a relief that I won't spend more time laid up because something was broken.

Don't want a basement. We could add rails going down to the basement, but that's the only way to get things in and out of the house and it's just barely wide enough now. I would prefer a ranch anyway. That's what I grew up with and lived in in Houston, so it's pretty familiar. GS2's GF is in commercial property management and she's helping us look.

Minus Two, Isn't that everyone's dream, to have others do all the work? Someone having a company paid move said she had to take the day off when they packed to make sure they left the landlord's mirror and garbage cans.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Jul 29, 2020 11:28PM CindyNY wrote:

I ran into a gf today who I haven't seen in years. She moved after 42 years in the same house. She told me of all the "treasures" they had to go through to empty the house. They did find in the attic a 3 piece Pyrex bowl set, a wedding gift never used. LOL Wren may you find some "treasures" that others pack up for you.

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 11/1/2017 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 30, 2020 09:30AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, Ladies. Pressuring washing the driveway, today. It gets mildew and nasty where water stands. The walkway is worse. It stays shaded. Hope everyone is recovering.

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 30, 2020 10:04AM IllinoisLady wrote:

You cannot fail at being yourself. A cat doesn't try to be a tiger, and you shouldn't try to be something you aren't. You are a process, not a product. Your job is to discover what you are and create that creature. You still won't be perfect, but success isn't about perfection--it is about authenticity. You are a success if you are being your real, authentic self. -Bernie Siegel

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 30, 2020 02:39PM Betrayal wrote:

So the abdominal CT scan was negative for any abnormalities related to the pre-cancerous polyp. So the plan is to go for the colonoscopy with the caveat of 85% success for complete removal and hope that I fall within this group rather than the 15% failure group as I have with every other BC related experience to date. Good luck has not been a stronghold position for me.

I had a very expensive oriental rug in the master bedroom that the restoration company in their infinite wisdom decide to cut up rather than try to remove intact. I do not pretend to understand their logic and now find that I am not going to be able to replace it with one from the country of origin because they are no longer produced nor available in the US. Plus trying to find one of comparable quality from another country of origin is also an issue. I really loved that rug and it turns out that it was most likely a one of a kind so this is just one more aggravating factor. As of August 1st, it will have been 9 months since the trees hit the house and we are not even close to the finish line (not even the halfway mark). Yes, Covid contributed to the delay but most was due to the laxity of the insurance company making us a priority. It is distressing to live in a house where there is clutter everywhere due to having to store items (some too valuable to be shipped offsite) from other damaged rooms; where clothing & shoes, furniture and other items have been in offsite storage for this time; and progress is dependent upon lack of coordination among the contractors. I need a Calgon moment, I guess, but I just want this to be over before it becomes a year and that's not looking too good. If this was a pregnancy, I would be due to deliver soon and I'd have something positive to celebrate. As it is, there are items that will need to be replaced or cleaned once we have a room completed and I cannot work on this since there is no more room for storage. Sorry for the whining but today is not a particularly good day.

Dx 1/7/2016, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- 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)
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Jul 30, 2020 02:57PM Beaverntx wrote:

Betrayal: ((((hugs))))

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 30, 2020 03:35PM - edited Jul 30, 2020 03:45PM by IllinoisLady

Betrayal ((((Hugs)))) This is just the reason we ( many of us from yrs. ago ) are still here. Maybe it is a variety, older age, accidents produced by nature, being ill and dealing with aftermaths that are not always favorable -- but we have those days. We all understand and we know that at some point it releases its hold on us and we feel better than the day we are having which produced the rant or as you said -- the whining. You are entitled to see the day however you need to , to get through it, and we are here for you, to support you as you do.

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 30, 2020 03:44PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Our rains finally came. Overnight and then again this morning. We had some muted sun for a few hrs. but it now looks to be clouding up again. It will result in the same thing -- more heat and humidity. Not looking forward to that, but we were starting to need some rain with the higher temps we were having. So, we are at least wet again. The lawn will look much better.

Looking forward to tomorrow now and getting the cath. out. The first evening I took the Flomax I felt fine, but yesterday when I awoke I shortly felt body aches and a headache. WEATHER ALERT: It just started pouring down. Anyway, I felt some concern about se's though they seem rare for me. Today it all seems fine so I guess it was just the day for me to feel aches etc.

I hope you are all having non-inclement weather or heat and can enjoy your 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 30, 2020 06:48PM karen1956 wrote:

Betrayal - love the comment "I need a calgon moment". I so remember that ad, but forgot about it till you mentioned it.

Illinoislady - love the saying.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Jul 31, 2020 12:01AM Taco1946 wrote:

We live in an "active adult" community and love the one-story life style. Went from 2400 sq. ft. to 1800 7 years ago in the same community. One step at the front and from the garage but had a friend who did a very ramp even over that. My experience is that some of these age-restricted communities do want you to think you will be young forever. In order to have a basement to move from Houston to Denver, mu SOL now has 8 stairs from her garage and in the front and a long stairwell from her deck. Not good. When we made that move, I was in a full leg cast from a achellies tendon repair. DH was great and move was close enough that he put lots of stuff in the car and just drove it over rather than packing it up. Wren, maybe it's time to give some of your treasures to family now so they can hear the stories behind them. Then you won't have to pack them.

Betrayal - we had a significant house fire 10 years ago and I too thought it would take forever. We were in a rental as the house wasn't livable but even that was a struggle. Hoping for lots of Calgon moments.






Dx 11/22/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 12/28/2016 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 12/3/2017 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Targeted Therapy
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Jul 31, 2020 09:38AM carolehalston wrote:

I had a nice day yesterday with Women's league golf in the morning. Then grass mowing in the afternoon. I perspired quite a bit and had leg cramps last night. My father had issues with muscle cramping so maybe it's an inherited thing.

Today will be laundry day so I will do quite a bit of walking back and forth to the laundry room.

Best wishes to those who are healing and to those dealing with day to day challenges.

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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Jul 31, 2020 09:51AM CindyNY wrote:

Betrayal - I'd inquire at the restoration company as to why they cut up the rug. Hear them out, if it doesn't sound reasonable or logical, inquire if they have insurance to cover such missteps. Can't hurt to ask. But keep the bathtub running, so Calgon can take you away.

I'm off to workout in a gf back yard. We social distance, bring our own mats etc, and sometimes just socialize!

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 11/1/2017 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 31, 2020 10:10AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. cyber hugs to you, Betrayal.

Heat alert today and storm alerts for the weekend.

Thoughts are with all that are healing.

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 31, 2020 11:39AM Betrayal wrote:

Ladies thank you for the caring support. I really appreciate a forum where I can post and not be judged when having a "bad" day and I've had my share lately. I would not wish them on anyone else but would really like a break from "bad news".

Having your house restored brings daily challenges, some a mere bump and others a near crisis. It's also a man's world so sometimes getting your point across (they really are not in to the aesthetics at times) requires the ability to go toe to toe and making oneself heard. They do not realize that my Dad insisted that I learn basic home DIY skills such as installing curtain rods that remain attached to the wall (unlike my BIL whose rods fell out within 15 minutes of the curtains being hung), changing a tire (today the lug nuts are on too tight for me to do it), painting a room, etc. and his gift to me when I went off to nursing school was a tool box that my classmates thought was funny until they needed its contents. I also learned a lot from my DB who is a general contractor and did a lot of the major renovations in my house such as kitchen, baths and refinishing the entire basement into office and entertainment areas. So I watched and also learned other skills. He is a perfectionist and once redid a corner on the crown molding 5 times before he was satisfied.

Part of this was a lively discussion about a change in the punch list over a ceiling replacement. What they had written in the contract was being changed to another solution which was much cheaper and less labor intensive. So I called them on it and asked for the price differential. The difference they quoted was shortchanging me by over a thousand dollars so I asked for their new calculation and subtracted it from the original quote to get what I was due. What annoys me is they were not upfront about the cost savings so if I did not catch it, they would have charged the previous full quote, done the substitution as they saw fit, and no one would have been the wiser. I did tell them I am using their punch list as my punch list and will call them on every deviation. So the credit will be applied to the larger gutters we requested.

As far as the rug, their answer made no sense since the rug was only partially under the queen bed. They had to remove the mattress, box springs and frame which were over the rug but they were discarded undamaged. They claimed the rug was wet so what did it matter? Well, the rug could have been dried and cleaned if intact according to the rug dealer who gave us an estimate on the ruins. To add insult to injury, they never told me they cut up the rug. I found it in pieces on the driveway and had a meltdown. You cannot believe the items my DD and SIL retrieved from the dumpster that were randomly discarded in their "clean out". No rhyme nor reason to discarding an intact gift that had been on the dresser and many other intact items. We were not here to supervise the "clean out" but should have been allowed to do so since the items they discarded had no value attached to them. They were instructed to "toss" so they did.

Due to code regulations we were made to install 2 egress windows in the master bedroom, they are huge and on the exterior wall over the steepest part of our lawn. It is meant for fire personnel entry and not for us to exit the house. So this meant having to figure out if the furniture would have to be rearranged, seeing if the overhead lights layout would then have to be reconfigured, whether curtain rods would fit above them, etc. and this is all in a shell of a room. Hard to make decisions and to visualize when there are only joists and rafters and no finished walls or ceilings.

I just had to have the electrician reposition overhead lights because he visited prior to the dismantling of the room and when there was still some structure to the room. So his configuration was based on those measurements and not the new structure. Only a minor blip but it means he has to move 3 of the 4 lights he had installed. So I am hoping once we have a ceiling in, they are in the correct position. Two were over the bed so with no bed, again hard to visualize.

My DS will bring lunch from Chik Fil A so that's a plus and a chance to see him makes it even better. Talking on the phone just doesn't cut it. Have a good weekend to all.

Dx 1/7/2016, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- 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)
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Jul 31, 2020 04:03PM ChiSandy wrote:

Betrayal, here's to Calgon moments (plus a tub and the mobility & get into & out of it). I have found that I have to ride herd on all kinds of contractors every step of the way. They live in an alternate universe, it seems.

Wren, congrats on no fractures. PT should work wonders, albeit slowly at first.

Ladies, just got some very sad (non-cancer, non-COVID) news this morning: my former boss and mentor passed away in his sleep early this morning at age 91. He had a massive stroke in 2012 that caused him to retire (and the law office to cease operations after I could complete unfinished cases); four years later, his wife (with whom I shared both an MO and PCP) died suddenly in her sleep. Earlier this year, age, grief and the stroke began to combine to take its toll on his body, and he entered home hospice in the past few weeks. His mind was sharp up till the end, and his family--who had been unable to see him due to the pandemic--was finally able to be with him since he moved to his son's house to be on hospice. May his memory be for a blessing. (Funeral will be private, shiva--condolence visits to family--will be virtual).

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 31, 2020 04:20PM - edited Jul 31, 2020 04:21PM by keywestfan

Sandy,

So many losses of friends as we get older and of mentors.I recently lost my mentor at Northwestern U Student Mental Health. She was my supervisor in the early 1980's, then after fieldwork, Rita became my best friend, like my mother, older sister. She established my Evanston practice for me by referring students. And, though she was 88, it feels like “ the curtain descends, everything ends, too soon, too soon." I'm sorry about your friend, mentor, boss.

The placque, not spelling this right, is a great, eye sparing development. So good- even if the reason for it is badthat you can have it.

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 31, 2020 08:20PM karen1956 wrote:

Sandy and Keywest - sorry for your losses. No matter how old someone is, it hurts. May their memories be for a blessing

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Jul 31, 2020 10:19PM IllinoisLady wrote:

First I'm sorry Sandy -- wishing blessings as well and may the great memories remain in your heart and bring joy later on.

Well, finally my red letter day. No fan fare and just the snip of scissors as the Dr. cut the tubing ( in the rt. place of course ) and shortly was able to remove the cath. I am so wonderfully happy now. I did not do much today other than that safe for stopping by my friends ( Dr. B and Jo's house ) before making my first trip to Walmart ( grocery store section ) since July 14th. Quite a walk but so satisfying since I stayed at home rather than use the leg cath. and then have to switch back all the time. I have no true restrictions save for keeping anything picked up at 10#'s for the next three months. That seems a mite excessive in time. I suspect from force of habit -- once my stomach area stops telling me that it has five punctured places I'll likely pick something up and I only hope it is not too far over.

I've had some issues with my computer and have written the mods and only bring it up because I may need their help to get back into here later on -- like tomorrow. As it was when I was here it was saying I had to sign in to be able to post. It didn't say preview and submit at the bottom like it always does. Just odd, but hopefully it will all be figured out.

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 31, 2020 10:53PM Taco1946 wrote:

Sorry for your loss, Sandy. Grieving in the time of Covid is so hard. But to sounds like a life well lived and his memory will be a blessing to many

I, on the other hand, had an uplifting experience today rather than a sad one. My good friend and bridge partner was moved from her care home to her daughter's with Hospice. Earlier this week, her daughter called and asked me if I would sit with her for a few hours while she took husband with Alzheimer's to doctor. I hadn't seen Trish since we did a drive-by 90th birthday party in April. I was expecting the worse when I agreed. She tied quickly and needed to take a few little naps but she was mentally sharp and we really had a good visit. She said I that other than her minister, I was her only visitor since lockdown in March. She has made her peace but in the meantime, was interested in current affairs and the local gossip. She even had a bridge column she wanted to talk about. I felt honored that they called me rather than the Hospice nurse. I didn't get to give her a hug but it was a great morning.

It was 90 when Ken took Mutz out at 6:00 am and 114 when he needed to go again at 6:00 pm. But "it's a dry heat" as we tell ourselves in Arizona.

Hope everyone has a safe and quiet weekend.

Taco (Marge)


Dx 11/22/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 12/28/2016 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 12/3/2017 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Targeted Therapy
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Jul 31, 2020 11:35PM Betrayal wrote:

Sandy: So sorry for your loss. You have had your share recently.

As far as contractors, yes, they do seem to live in an alternate universe and I wish they would come with their own clean up crew. Their idea of cleaning up their messes and mine are in definite conflict. I am just so tired of dust.

Dx 1/7/2016, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- 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)
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Jul 31, 2020 11:40PM Beaverntx wrote:

Sandy, (((hugs)))

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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Aug 1, 2020 01:42AM CindyNY wrote:

Sandy - sorry for you loss. As others have said it seems he had a life well lived.

Contractors - tree came down last Friday, stump they told me in 2 or 3 days. Today is a week. We leave for the cape tomorrow. I can hope the stump will be gone when we get back, but that's a fools dream. I'm sure on 8/10 I'll be calling. But it would be ok if they make a liar out of me!

Enjoy the weekend, healing thoughts to all.

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 11/1/2017 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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Aug 1, 2020 03:52AM ChiSandy wrote:

Judy, sorry for the loss of your mentor too. The best ones always become friends, as mine did--we often socialized with his family and he ours. We are both better at our professions because of them; and our lives are all the richer for having known them. Will have to learn to use Zoom over the weekend so I can pay my respects at the shiva.

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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Aug 1, 2020 01:16PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Life begins for anyone when that individual refuses to be a victim of any delimiting experience: disease, accident, poverty, family pressure, marriage dilemma, neglect. Whatever the curse, if you will not take it, or accept the role fate seems to offer, you can never become a mental cripple and nothing can hold you back.

David Seabury

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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Aug 1, 2020 01:26PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Hmm, another really wet day here. I'm feeling good though still sore at incisions. It is okay. It is a good reminder to behave. Later I'll go out and attempt to find the feral cats to feed them. Going to start back tomorrow I think to visit with my friends in Sandoval. I have missed them. So much to catch up with everywhere along with re-made appts. later on this month for my t month. CT scan to check on nodule ( shrinking last time ) and some thickening of esophagus.

Dh got his truck back day before yesterday and we looked out yesterday only to see another branch had some out of the same tree. Fortunately it missed his newly repaired ( from the first branch ) truck which is no longer parked in that side of the drive-way. Strange deja vue to see almost the same exact picture as several weeks ago. I said to Dh - didn't we just get through living this one.

Anyway, I hope you are all having a good day - not too hot or too wet.

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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Aug 1, 2020 02:31PM Wren44 wrote:

Sandy and Judy, It's always so hard to lose the ones who had a big role in our lives. May you both be comforted by memories.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.

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