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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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Jan 14, 2021 09:54AM IllinoisLady wrote:

If you can't change everything all at once, then at least work on changing something each day. Become aggressive in your battle with the ego. You probably don't need all the things that it wants. You need hope, discipline, creative expression, love, and serenity—these are the important things. Remember, when you are balanced, one stepping stone will lead you to the next. But you will rarely see the whole journey or all the answers at once.



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Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 14, 2021 10:08AM IllinoisLady wrote:

There is sun today, but it won't be very warm. Also today and the next two are to be "breezy", so who knows what could blow up -- but at this time of yr. just as likely snow flurries. If so, I hope it remains flurries and not measurable snow. I do like snow -- but earlier rather than later in the yr. Interesting when I think it should come around Christmas or possibly New Years. I lived in southern California for 25 yrs. and it NEVER snowed -- but I've lived back home here long enough to b e picky I guess.

Going to see about having my huge quilt cut down today. I hope it is possible. It is too big for any size bed and I have a standard double bed. Maye I'll get lucky and two quits can be made out of one. Then again -- not sure anyone would want to remove that many stiches to accomplish that even if possible. Well, we will see how it goes today.

I'm feeling fine after chemo # 5 for the most part. I'm so hopeful that I can stay well until we can get our vaccines. Found out that my PCP and her husband have had covid and that came as a surprise. She said she was only sick for a day -- so seems like an enormously light case. Hoping if I or anyone I know gets it that it will work out that way for them. I just hope to avoid it all together while trying to live the pretty much quiet life that I do. I do help others and that is a worry -- but some living has to take place. I stated a few weeks ago wearing my mask ( likely should have done it all along anyway ) pretty much everywhere I go and ANY time I am going to end up in the company ( for whatever reason ) of even one more person.

Was told at the chemo center I could go w/o my mask during chemo but I don't do that either. I know the hospital has good oxygen exchange but most of the time the only thing separating me and Dh from the rest of the chemo pts. is a curtain. I'm in a private room since I have to be in bed for the chemo, but it is basically open to the rest of the rather lg. room. Also, the place where there is coffee or other snacks is right outside the curtained ( there are glass doors as well ) area. The doors are never shut as sometimes it is busy and fiddling with doors would slow everything I guess. I could insist about the doors, but in the end -- I am in a big room at some point. These people are screened ( just like I am ) each time they come and as they are all cancer patients -- I do have to think they are concerned and careful just as I try to be.

I hope you all have a 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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Jan 14, 2021 10:25AM MCBaker wrote:

These re XL, and not risque at all. I imagine a breeze of 15mph might expose my leg up to the knee.

I am enjoying the skirts, because they are almost infinitely adjustable, good for my varying waistline, cover the brace I wear on my right ankle, and I can wear them with leggings (stretchy waist here), which really aren't modest. And a good social support for wearing something that Paris and New York and Tokyo don't support.

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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Jan 14, 2021 11:06PM Reader425 wrote:

Just popping in to say I enjoyed the quote today Illinois. Thank you.

I love the look of the skirt on you Mary. Im very small so always felt swallowed up by longer skirts in the past. But I do like the look of them on others.

Happy Friday all. To a cozy and healthy weekend.

Dx 9/11/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/28/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/3/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 15, 2021 08:22AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. Fingers are not working well and left arm (surgical side) is tingling. Maybe a pinched nerve or SE. My brother and my friend are still waiting on results. Cool this morning and going into the 60's. Some rain expected this afternoon. I am hoping to get an early walk in.

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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Jan 15, 2021 08:46AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Leadership must be based on goodwill. Goodwill does not mean posturing and, least of all, pandering to the mob. It means obvious and wholehearted commitment to helping followers. We are tired of leaders we fear, tired of leaders we love, and of tired of leaders who let us take liberties with them. What we need for leaders are people of the heart who are so helpful that they, in effect, do away with the need of their jobs. But leaders like that are never out of a job, never out of followers. Strange as it sounds, great leaders gain authority by giving it away. -James B. Stockdale

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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Jan 15, 2021 08:56AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Hoping for a good day here. Don't see a lot of wind outdoors, but there is a little Deer are walking through the yard this morning. Such a pretty site. Hoping for sun as well. We are back into some cooler weather for now -- around the high 30's and low 40's. If we stay away from snow I guess I'll be happy. Today will be the last of my little jobs for now although the farm lady may want me to come back a couple days a week and do some light housekeeping for her. She doesn't live too far away so I will likely do it.

I still go to the lady in town as well. I keep thinking about changing things due to the covid issues as even in the best of circumstances we have a long way to go as yet -- but so far it seems like we have not been hit too hard here. Still a worry to see many going w/o masks etc. I can't quite figure why. It is such a simple way to respect each other and help our situation get ironed out. I felt rotten a couple of times but it disappeared almost as quick as it came and I'm thinking it is something to do with the chemo. Also, I can expect weather changes ( we had those two or three warm days ) to make a difference, so glad that it seems to have been just that. I do worry as lately Dh has had to go to places he doesn't normally go and spend some time with family I don't always trust. Well onward and upward. We all have some challenges about what we are doing or need to do to make things work out well for ourselves.

Hope you all have a relly 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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Jan 15, 2021 10:02AM carolehalston wrote:

DH and I are staying up later and getting up later. It was almost 8 am this morning when I got up. I am sleeping very well since he began using the CPAP machine for his apnea.

I spent hours yesterday opening an Etsy shop to offer some of my crocheted dishcloths/washcloths for sale. Our internet is slow and a lot of that time was spent uploading photos. I don't really expect to sell any or many but it's something different to do while I'm staying home. The shop isn't launched. I'll work on it today. The name will be CarolynHomemade.

My sister-in-law in OK made $10,000 last year selling cloth masks from her Etsy shop BluButterfly. She's a quilter and has a large sewing studio in her home with various sewing machines, including a long arm.

I may open another shop for dh and offer some of his turned bowls for sale. The problem there is the shipping would be more trouble and involve more expense. Not sure I want to get into that.

It's sunny today and Friday is a golf day for my golf group but the courses will be wet. I don't play CartPathOnly, CPO.

Wishing everyone a good Friday.

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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Jan 15, 2021 01:16PM Wren44 wrote:

Carole, Art galleries and glass galleries here often have handmade bowls as well. You might keep your eyes open for something in your area. Once tourists come back, a place in NO might be a good bet.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Jan 16, 2021 08:18AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. 37 going to 59, partly cloudy. I did get a good walk in yesterday before the rain. My brother and bff have both tested positive. BFF is doing find, brother has more symptoms. I think both will be ok.

I sell vintage costume jewelry on ebay. It will be 10 years in March.

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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Jan 16, 2021 09:37AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Once we see that everything is impermanent and ungraspable and that we create a huge amount of suffering if we are attached to things staying the same, we realize that relaxing and letting go is a wiser way to live. Letting go does not mean not caring about things. It means caring about them in a flexible and wise way. -Jack Kornfield

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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Jan 16, 2021 09:48AM carolehalston wrote:

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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Jan 16, 2021 10:00AM carolehalston wrote:

The picture is the meal from Hello Fresh that dh and I cooked last night. The three meals arrived in an insulated box with ice packs on the bottom. This pasta dish was good but very high in calories. The thing I like best is the right amount of veggies and ingredients. We'll open up one of the two remaining bags tonight. It's kind of fun not having to plan a meal.

I finally succeeded in launching my shop on Etsy yesterday. After reading posts from people who'd had similar problems and suggestions from others, I switched to Edge, Microsoft's browser, and was successful. I don't know why I encountered the obstacle on Chrome. I will be most surprised if I sell any items because my prices are probably high and crochet dishcloths and washcloths are not trendy. People who use them usually make them or know somebody who crochets.

Petite, where do you get your antique costume jewelry that you sell?

It's a pretty day here. I really should take a walk. I have been much too sedentary since I stopped going to the gym because of renewed Covid concerns.

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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Jan 16, 2021 03:51PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Carole,

The people I use to work for have had Hello Fresh delivered now for a long time. I checked one time and they have 'plans' for how many meals a person may want to arrange to purchase. My friends have the plan where they get three meals a week. I checked into it but didn't think it affordable for Dh and me. Then again, you don't have to keep a lot of spices etc. since as you mentioned EVERTHING does come pre-measured and packaged right in the meal. Also, a page will full instructions for putting it together. So, you could eat fairly well ( watching those dishes that have tons of calories ) for three days a week but you still have to be able to have on hand those spices you weren't going to buy for the 4 days you haven't purchased meals. Hmmm.

Gray here today which is not my favorite color. It has tried to rain a bit in the past two days, but only did so once and just long enough to get everything good and wet. It snowed a couple of times yesterday but didn't stick. Did so again some time through the night but nothing outside now. Just a little too warm which has been the case all along. Once we get thru the snow flurries or rain sprinkles it will move back into the 40's for two or three days. That will be nice.

Friday was my last day of work at the farm, but the lady wants me to come back and do light housekeeping a couple days a week. I won't make much but it will be pocket change and some gas money for my car. Gas prices have gone up again -- maybe due to all the Washington un-rest, but I hope they settle out. I still go get gas when my tank is half-full so normally don't spent but a little over $20.00

I hope you all have a really good week-end.

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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Jan 16, 2021 11:23PM Reader425 wrote:

An overcast day here too. We took food to the food dropoff at church, grocery shopped and stopped at a bakery for fresh bread. They also had some soup/ luncheon items so we bought some tortilla soup and had it for dinner.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend as much as possible.

Dx 9/11/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/28/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/3/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 17, 2021 09:23AM carolehalston wrote:

Jackie, I had not heard of Hello Fresh before we received this gift after Christmas. I'm amazed that so many people I know are familiar with this meal kit company and know somebody who uses it. Last night's meal was a hearty and delicious vegetarian soup with kale, couscous, and chickpeas, tomato based. I have been interested in eating more vegetarian meals so Hello Fresh may be a way to experiment with that.

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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Jan 17, 2021 09:58AM IllinoisLady wrote:

If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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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Jan 17, 2021 10:04AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Gray here once more. While all the sm. bit of snow we have had lifted away easily yesterday, it did snow a bit more thru the night and likely the wee morning hours. I doubt it will stay either as it will warm enough today to rid us of it. Then we will have some in the 40's days. Two or three at least -- so this is just a reminder that it is winter months still.

There are ( if you ask on your computer ) a variety of companies that offer meals, plans, and I think even one that may be geared more to healthy food/snacks. Not sure which company was the FIRST, but anything that works tends to bring on competition. I think there is plenty. I'm thinking Hello Fresh may be the bigger company of all of them but I haven't researched it for some time. I may do so just to get a feel for what is out there now as opposed to when I looked well over a yr. ago.

Not too much planned for today -- just our usual. I hope you all have a good Sunday.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 17, 2021 10:29AM MCBaker wrote:

Here is one for people with health conditions. A neighbor gets them. https://www.momsmeals.com/

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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Jan 17, 2021 05:34PM petite1 wrote:

Carole, In the old days I went to estate sales, thrift stores, garage sales, Flea markets, antique stores and shows, auctions and vendors that would look for me. These days, most everything is online auctions and some word of mouth.

It was gray and cold all day. We plan on watching football, (Tampa Bay) and ordering a pizza. I am not sure I will stay up for the end. I am ready to take a nap now. LOL

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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Jan 18, 2021 09:23AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. I did stay up for the end of the game and slept like a log. Cold this morning and freeze warnings for tonight, into the morning, but the sun is out. My BFF and my brother are recovering. 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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Jan 18, 2021 09:25AM IllinoisLady wrote:

It is not sufficient to deny or ignore evil; it must be understood. It is not enough to pray to God to remove the evil; you must find out why it is there, and what lesson it has for you. It is of no avail to fret and fume and chafe at the chains that bind you; you must know how and why you are bound. -James 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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Jan 18, 2021 09:30AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Hoping for sun today -- not sure yet, but it is brighter than it has been so fingers crossed. Today will warm so maybe that sun will make it. Had some light snow last night. Gathered on roofs and old leaves on the ground that could support it a bit off the actual ground. Where there is nothing on the ground there is no snow. So, this should soon be gone.

Going to have a good a day. petite -- hope your BFF and brother keep moving toward good health after covid. Hope all of us are able to stay well and get through the next months okay while waiting to get the vaccinations that will help us get back to some kind or normalcy.

Stay well and hope everyone has a good Monday.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 18, 2021 10:57AM keywestfan wrote:

Sandy, I totally understand your jealousy. When I heard of our friends?, ages, 59, 55, 49, 22, who have no preexisting conditions and have all had their second shots because their father, grandfather, a retired physician was able to game the almost nonexistent system and get them appointments, I was appalled, but jealous. Am also jealous of every long term care facility I know of in Chicago and North Suburbs, all of whom have been vaccinated. We, at the Mather, do finally have a date of January 27, if Walgreens doesn't run out.It feels perilous around here and I ran into a fairly energetic 97 year old who can't wait to get vaccinated because he wants to travel to see his great grandchildren who he's never met.

North Shore Hospitals turned down a shipment for Moderna because they had inoculated their health care workers. Now, though, with extra vaccine they will use it for hospital patients. It's all a big, disorganized mess.

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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Jan 18, 2021 09:12PM ChiSandy wrote:

AAARGH!!!! Hospital patients before seniors with cancer? GRRRRR... I threw a "Hail Mary pass" (can we Jews do that?) by messaging my late primary's NP (whom I haven't officially dropped as my de facto primary even though I now have a NorthShore one in Lincolnwood) and asking if St. Joseph's and its clinics in Lakeview can start inoculating their Group 1B patients. I stopped going there because they don't have self-parking, and I don't feel safe taking cabs/rideshares or valet parking. But for the vaccine, I'll double-mask and valet park. I realize that for her it's a very delicate situation, as her dad was my primary and died of complications of COVID back before they figured out more effective therapeutics.

There comes a point at which they have to realize that anti-vaxers will be anti-vaxers even if they're health care workers, and that pushing them to get inoculated is as futile as getting you-know-who to concede defeat and exit while wearing a mask. Those vaccines will spoil if not timely administered, You can lead a horse to water; but if it won't drink, you'd better shunt that water over to thirstier critters.

Jackie, you can now lawfully go have coffee and a sandwich inside a restaurant near you--your area is now in Tier 1 mitigations (lesser of 25% capacity or 25 patrons per room in restaurants). My BFF who had DCIS back in 2016 lives in Minooka and as of today can do that too: her subdivision straddles the Kendall/Grundy county line, both counties also in Tier 1. Chicago & Cook County have improved to Tier 2--no indoor dining, but museums reopened (gonna buy those "Immersive Van Gogh" tix), along with fitness classes and 10-person indoor gatherings (still masked & distanced, so there goes choir practice). Sat. night I turn 70--we have reservations on Mon Ami Gabi's tented, vented heated patio, but will bring blankets (they're allowed). It's gonna be brutally cold, but it'll feel as if we've been sprung from prison. We're considering going to one of the Mexican restaurants along 26th St. in Little Village, which have set up metal scaffold-framed, plastic walled heated areas on the sidewalk, fully open at both ends so that passerby can walk through. I asked Bob if tented dining would be safe, and he replied "we all take chances: I go to work every day, you get manicures every other week." Ever since mid-Nov., I've been venturing out only for medical appts., manis, the pharmacy, and that one drive with Bob down to Oak Lawn on Christmas Eve to pick up my pendant. The only fresh air I get now is retrieving packages from the porch or taking out the trash.

Will have to make a SpotHero reservation to park in the pay lot up the block from the restaurant--it's Lincoln Park, after all.

I only hope I get vaccinated in time--as will Gordy, Leslie and our friends--to be able to celebrate our 50th anniv. at the end of June--even if masked and outdoors. (And that I live that long, of course. Tired of hearing God say, "here--hold my beer").

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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Jan 18, 2021 09:35PM Wren44 wrote:

Our tiers go the other way. Tier 1 is nobody does anything. Tier 2 is outdoor dining. We've never been in Tier 3, so I don't know how restrictive that is. Last week my county had about 12 deaths per day. Far too many for me to want to go out.

Happy Birthday in advance, Sandy. I hope you can celebrate your 50th in style by then.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Jan 18, 2021 10:07PM - edited Jan 18, 2021 10:09PM by MCBaker

.." I threw a "Hail Mary pass" (can we Jews do that?) by messaging my late primary's NP"

you answered it here:

"I only hope I get vaccinated in time--as will Gordy, Leslie and our friends--to be able to celebrate our 50th anniv. at the end of June--"

I think you have been married to Bob long enough to do a "Hail Mary pass" without any problems.

I have decided to wean myself off of Gabapentin. Tired of pseudo-Alzheimer's. Walking around like a zombie, and doing the dumbest things.

State supreme court has humstrung Evers long enough that maybe Biden will have the power to get things moving here.



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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Jan 19, 2021 12:58AM Cowgirl13 wrote:

MC, I hear you about gabapentin. I had to really reduce my dose to 100 mg a day and I am doing really well although for me it was prescribed for anxiety and is really working. I'm not a candidate for any of the benzo's so this has been great.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says: 'Oh crap! She's up! Dx 5/28/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/18/2009 Chemotherapy 8/3/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/23/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 19, 2021 09:48AM MCBaker wrote:

Yeah. Hopefully my PCP will prescribe me some 100 mg tablets, so I can do it more gradually.

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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Jan 19, 2021 03:10PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

MC, your PCP will probably tell you that the 100 mg isn't even a therapeutic dose but lean on her for the 100. I need a pediatric dose to start on some medications...when I started on prozac years ago I could only tolerate a third of a 20 mg capsule but was then was able to increase it quite a bit. So hold strong because I think the gabapentin is a good med but when I tried 300 mg I was also bumping into things and couldn't organize my thoughts. Good luck!

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