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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 03:29PM

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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Nov 16, 2020 07:44AM Betrayal wrote:

Ditto about the message.

After last night's heavy rain accompanied by high winds, today is sunny and clear. Temp in the 50's now with a light breeze. Going to PT for evaluation of my knee now that orthovisc shots are done. Supposedly it will take a month to see if I get any benefits, so here's hoping. According to x-ray's right knee is just as bad with arthritis changes as left but (fingers crossed) it doesn't hurt.

My DB had a rough night so my DSIL is dragging him to the ER for re-evaluation. He's almost 2 weeks out from Covid dx and my DSIL feels it is time for a chest xray and more antibiotics. He has underlying lung issues related to psoriatic arthritis so this is the concern. She said he had a great day yesterday but was up most of the night. Keep him in your prayers, please.

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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Nov 16, 2020 09:40AM - edited Nov 16, 2020 09:40AM by Joan811

Hi all...I've been reading back to October and it's been busy here.
Puffin, I am glad your cyst was not cancerous. I would not wish ovarian cancer on anyone. If I knew what I know now, I would have removed all female parts after I was done with babies.
Gleason, I hope you are doing OK with the treatment phase of BC. I had temporary loss of balance during chemo, and fatigue. No real pain.
PNW, MBC is a tough diagnosis to start. You are still "young" and should get those genetic tests done. There are new therapies and trials for MBC, and women are living longer. I hope you have found an informative Stage 4 group on BCO.

I enjoyed the coffee discussion. I have a Keurig and like weak coffee. I also have Nespresso and I use the milk frother for lattes. A dash of cinnamon helps me reduce adding sugar.
I did not start drinking coffee until my 50s.
Petit, I love the coffee grinder. I know my mom had a red one. Great memory!

Betrayal, you have been through so much with the renovation. You are right to stay on the premises to oversee the work and your belongings. We will be renovating much of our home within the next year and am planning to stay except for when utilities will be disconnected for more than a day.
Sorry to hear about your brother and sister-in-law with Covid. These are challenging times. I hope they pull through strongly.

Jackie, I am glad your DH's surgery is behind him. Back surgery is tough...glad he is mobile and hopeful for the future!
I do hope any confusion about your biopsy results will be resolved. I am hoping you will be cleared of disease. What a year you've had!

We had a late first hard frost in November, which instantly killed the annuals in my deck boxes. Then we had a long period of temps in the 60s and 70s. We went to the beach, hiked, worked outside, and loved the November surprise. Then it rained and rained last week, ending with last night's tornado warning. We had torrential rain and winds; but they quickly passed through Eastern Long Island.

It's been two years since my ovarian cancer surgery and 21 months of remission. The class is fully online; but it won't run if it's under-enrolled.
I retired in January, thinking I'd travel and visit long lost friends and my brother in Ohio. This year has brought much disappointment for many of us. I hope next spring/summer that I will have another chance.
Best wishes to all,
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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Nov 16, 2020 01:48PM Puffin2014 wrote:

Joan, it was good to hear from you again, how special that you sent us individualized notes!

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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Nov 16, 2020 04:58PM Di2012 wrote:

WAVING HI TO JOAN!....and and everyone else....!

I read BCO, but depending how my RIGHT hand is doing, I rarely reply....and am wearing a brace on it....and putting off the surgery, .....as I had surgery on my left hand, years ago,, so I know the surgery is a LONG recovery.....involving removing one of the tendons in my forearm, remoiving it and coiling it around the nerve in the 3rd portion of the thumb, and then after surgery a cast from hand to elbow for TOO LONG and then PT.

Taking a rest....hugs to all!

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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Nov 16, 2020 05:22PM MinusTwo wrote:

Joan - great to see you. Thanks for the updaate And look - Puffin & Di too. Sorry Di about your hand.

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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Nov 16, 2020 06:22PM Wren44 wrote:

It feels like old home week with hearing from people who haven't been checking in.

Di, I can see why putting repair off seems reasonable. That's a lot of down time.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Nov 17, 2020 06:22AM carolehalston wrote:

Joan, I hope a Covid vaccine will improve your opportunities for travel in the next few years.

I definitely am experiencing some Covid fatigue but continue to take precautions like wearing a mask and maintaining distance as much as possible. The news about the vaccines is encouraging.

I planted some Pansy plants in planters on the patio and am watering them and dead heading the blossoms. Pansies are cold tolerant and are very pretty in the early spring.

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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Nov 17, 2020 06:32AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. Good hearing from Di and Joan. It is a pretty morning and 48 degrees. DH has a dental appointment and has to wear a mask. He was able to get a big mask that is more comfortable for him to wear. One of his former coworkers is in the hospital with COVID 19 plus pneumonia complications and not doing well. That is the first person that he knows with it.

Hope everyone has a pleasant 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 12/19/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 17, 2020 06:35AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Joan, sending my love and care to you.

Di, it does sound so daunting. Apparently not much in the way of improving this type of surgery. Wish that were not so. Good to hear otherwise that you are okay and keep up with us.

Sunny here today but pretty cool. Still waiting on any updates on my path reports. Sigh. It will all come out okay, but I'm thankful to have plenty to keep me busy while I wait. I hope you all have a really good 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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Nov 17, 2020 07:43PM CindyNY wrote:

Weather has been ok, not great. But I've been able to get out for walks every day. Tomorrow the high should hit 32! We still have leaves to get up. Weekend warming up into the 50's so we still have time, but not a lot.

I spent last night wrapping Christmas gifts. Ran to the $Tree for more Christmas tissue paper & tags. Before covid, and me agreeing to help with remote school for my grand niece, I would have been in FL by now. The last time I spent Christmas in NY it was due to BC, 2017. My rads started the day after Christmas. I have some supplies, random Christmas decorations too. But my life story of ornanents are in FL now, along with wrapping paper, etc.

Our COVID rates are going up here. Although they're much higher in our FL neighborhood. There is talk of more cuts at the schools, possible furloughs. Multiple schools aroundchete have had to close for a time. And I think almost all the colleges have gone to virtual only. Strange tines indeed.

I reread my post, it sounds down...sorry. I'm not down, just hunkering down. Have a good night!

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 11/14/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/26/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 17, 2020 07:44PM - edited Nov 17, 2020 07:45PM by CindyNY

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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 11/14/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/26/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 17, 2020 08:45PM ChiSandy wrote:

Our COVID rates have spiked dramatically, so we're under a "stay-home advisory." Nowhere near as strict as last spring's stay-home order (e.g., salons and retail are open, as is outdoor dining & drinking till 11pm for the cold-hardy). Goal is to bend the curve enough to make a careful, prudent indoor family Christmas possible.

My back is better, though not 100%, but I'll take it. No need to take Baclofen during the day, and I've gone from accompanying my Tylenol with 3 ibuprofen TID to 2 Aleve BID to 1 Aleve BID (plus topicals). Stretches help, as does heat.

My ocular-onc checkup is tomorrow 12:45. It'll be dilated (plus imaging), but by the time I'm done it will be getting dark enough for me to wear cataract shades over my sunglasses--and I'll be driving away from the sunset. The alternative would be to have my HK drop me off and then have to hang around till Bob can come get me, but I have no idea when that'd be--otherwise, have to risk a rideshare. Nope. I've driven dilated several times before, and I can be very, very careful.

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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Nov 18, 2020 03:52AM keywestfan wrote:

Sandy, Will be sending you every magic charm and spell, starting at 12:45, for a nifty ocular-onc report which sounds from all you’ve said and how symptomless you’ve been, that it will be good.

On a different note,of course you were on Jeopardy- you know tons about tons of everything

Anastrozole June 2019 Dx 2/14/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/23/2019 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/30/2019 Hormonal Therapy
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Nov 18, 2020 05:54AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. It was a cool 46 degrees when I got up. Going to 70. My Florida cats hate it. They think it is a day to just snuggle up. I can agree with that, but too much to do.

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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Nov 18, 2020 09:10AM Puffin2014 wrote:

I check in every couple days, just don't post much. Covid soaring here too. Will be staying home for Thanksgiving. The snow we've had has melted, a year that driving to family for Thanksgiving dinner would have been pleasant. I remember one Thanksgiving when we arrived at Lew's mom's house she had 4 snowmen lined up along her driveway.

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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Nov 18, 2020 10:18AM Betrayal wrote:

Puffin2014: What a great story about the snowmen welcoming committee. How clever!

We will be sheltering in for Thanksgiving with DD and DSIL since Covid numbers in PA are on the rise. We ordered a meal, for the first time, from Maggiano's to be picked up on Thanksgiving. So I do not even need to reheat since it is supposed to be "hot". I will let you know if it is worth it. I have a free turkey coupon so I will get one and save it in freezer for a future meal. Can't use dining room yet since it is still in "storage locker mode" so I don't want to dig out the china. etc. Makes it hard to embrace holidays when you are living in a construction zone.


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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Nov 18, 2020 01:14PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Sometimes things which at the moment may be perceived as obstacles--and actually be obstacles, difficulties, or drawbacks--can in the long run result in some good end which would not have occurred if it had not been for the obstacle.

Steve Allen

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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Nov 18, 2020 01:26PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Puffin, I was excited to see your name pop up. Good to hear from you. I also liked your welcoming committee of several yrs. ago. We will not be doing anything. I likely will make a roast since we can get several meals from it afterward. Actually -- just not in a turkey mood this yr.

Betrayal, I will be waiting to hear how your turkey dinner turned out. Maggiano's is where the Illinois Ladies used to meet all the time after the Illinois Ladies thread got started -- back in 2007. That is when I first got on a blog of ANY kind -- necessity can get you where you need to go - and though the thread is still there and I post a quote every day, few entries show up. Many of the original women do from time to time let me know that they still jump in there to read the quote so I always make sure to get it in. I think I may have been the last one who was the guest of honor way back then. The only time I made the long trip to the Chicago area ( Schamburg to be exact ) . Not sure of the spelling, but I am about 4 hrs. south of Chicago.

Petite it was very cold here this morning. About 34 degrees I think. Brrr. The next couple of days will be a bit better. Can't say I'm ready, but usually I never am. I just find a way to adjust once it happens..

Sandy fingers crossed for you.

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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Nov 18, 2020 03:20PM Puffin2014 wrote:

I'm still getting the annual $25 Holiday coupon for a ham or turkey as a Sanford Hospital employee, even though I've been retired for 7 years. So I went shopping today, got a buy one get one free boneless ham, which didn't quite come to $25 so I was able to pick up fresh veggies to make up the difference. So I got 7# of ham, a baking potato, 1# carrots and 3/4# grapes for $.14. I'll cut the ham up into 6 and 8 oz chunks to freeze, which is the amount of ham most of my recipes call for. Then I went to the store that had sweet potatoes on sale for $.55/# and bought 10#. Will bake and peel them, then cut them into cubes and freeze them in 1# ziplock bags to eat over the winter.

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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Nov 18, 2020 04:40PM - edited Nov 18, 2020 04:42PM by ChiSandy

Good to hear from you again, Puffin. Hope you're staying safe. Another of our ND sisters, ruthbru, is battling COVID at home (she caught it despite being ultra-careful). As of last night she was improving. Fingers (and toes and even eyes) crossed for a complete recovery!

Had my ocular-onc appt. today. Bad(-ish) news is that we don't have a path report because the location & minuscule size of the tumor made it impossible to safely harvest enough cells to assay for markers w/o risking spread. (But I'd been warned that was likely). Good news is that the tumor has shrunken by 10% (in 3 months). The onc. says that's excellent, and it should continue to shrink (albeit more slowly) over the next 3 years, possibly to only 40% of its original size (which was 2.6mm). My vision has improved with the new progressives prescription: I gained 2 "lines" at the bottom of the chart in the L eye and lost nothing in the R. The onc. says there will be a staff meeting at UIC Hosp. this week, which will probably result in a decision to cancel all elective procedures (i.e., those not for life-saving purposes). So no cataract or retina surgeries till the "curve bends" down sufficiently. Think I'll defer rescheduling my allergy challenge test too, which is as "elective" as it gets. I will likely keep next week's mani-pedi appt. so long as the salon is allowed to remain open. (Our state's new "Tier 3" mitigations under the "stay-home advisory" are less strict than those in force during last spring's "stay-home order"). Bob says Christ Hosp. has already canceled electives--and may actually include heart valve replacements, LVADs and Watchman implantations in that definition. We dipped below 10K new cases today for the first time in well over a week, but deaths & hospitalizations are up.

The "kids" will come over T'giving eve to sit on the deck for distanced & masked cocktails, coffee & dessert. Bob & I will have Cellars' catered turkey-breast dinner delivered hot on T-day itself--just the two of us.


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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Nov 18, 2020 07:16PM Taco1946 wrote:

We're going to cook although there will just be us and our "bubble bubbies." I'll send left-overs home with them and we will enjoy them too. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I still do several recipes that were served at our extended family dinners when I was a child. I will get out the china and silver and table cloth. I don't do that very often any more. For the last two years, Debbie and Larry were with family so we roasted a chicken but we did do a couple sides and pumpkin pie. I was grateful to find a reasonably sized turkey today when we were buying turkeys for the food bank. The FB expects to provide food for 6000 families M-W. It will be crazy over there.

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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Nov 18, 2020 07:51PM Beaverntx wrote:

We are planning for the two of us for Thanksgiving. We said no to DS1 and DS2 and their families (a total of 10 to 12 depending on which college kids are at home) in the hope that it might be safer for Christmas. So hard to say no but with rising covid rates, just does not feel safe or wise to mix households.

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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Nov 19, 2020 06:07AM carolehalston wrote:

Sorry to hear about Ruthbru. I hope she recovers without lingering health issues.

DH and I will be home alone for Thanksgiving. His nephew who lives south of Chicago promised to call and Facetime with us. He is having a small Thanksgiving gathering. I'm thankful we had no invitation to a large family gathering to be declined.

Our Covid numbers are rising, too. I'm afraid the gyms will need to be closed again.

Dermatologist appointment today.

I'm loving the wonderful cooler weather. Cold nights with temperatures warming up during the day with sunshine.

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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Nov 19, 2020 06:39AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. Warmer today 63 this morning and going to 73. I have a follow up for labs and visit with MO 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 12/19/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 19, 2020 12:11PM jhl wrote:

I have my first post-lumpectomy 12 month mammogram tomorrow. I feel oddly calm about the whole thing. I am a bit concerned about pain in my surgical breast but I know it is fleeting.

We are joining our DD & DS and their families for Thanksgiving. We have maintained our 'bubble' safely these last 9 months so we feel comfortable together. My assignment is desserts which is pretty easy for me. I do have to find some gluten free recipes for my eldest grandson though.

Jane

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Nov 19, 2020 04:32PM Beaverntx wrote:

Jane, what kind of gluten free recipes do you need? I am sensitive to gluten so I have been looking into such recipes. There are some excellent websites. I'd be happy to chime in if you are looking for something in particular.


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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Nov 19, 2020 06:26PM jhl wrote:

Thank you for your offer. My grandson is six so he has the peculiar tastes of children. He also has biopsy confirmed celiac disease so I am very careful to only bake on days I will not be baking non-GF foods. So, I need to have it be a make-ahead dessert (like the day before so I can be sure my oven is clean). Like all six year olds, he likes chocolate & peanut butter. He really avoids things that are too sweet though. For example, he likes the taste of hot chocolate but can't finish it because it is too sweet (his words). He might like pumpkin but he's never had much because he would say his tummy hurt before he was diagnosed.

So, do you have any recipes that are GF with a chocolate/peanut butter &/or pumpkin profile that is not too sweet for a child?

Thank you so very much. This is only the second Thanksgiving I am embracing GF cooking & I want him to feel included, not excluded.

Jane

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Nov 19, 2020 06:55PM karen1956 wrote:

Jane - what about almond flour - I've used in recipes and substituted almond flour for regular flout. Chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies. Costco has almond flour at a decent price for a large bag.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Nov 19, 2020 07:02PM jhl wrote:

Karen,

I admit to not being familiar with how to change a regular recipe to a GF one by substituting flours. If I can learn how to do that I can adjust my regular recipes to GF.

Jane

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Nov 19, 2020 07:37PM ChiSandy wrote:

Birch Benders makes 2 kinds of keto, GF pancake mixes--regular and chocolate chip. High Key makes GF keto choc. chip mini-cookies. Bob's Red Mill makes a paleo baking blend (no grains).

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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