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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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Mar 30, 2021 09:27AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Walking meditation is a way of waking up to the wonderful moment we are living in. If our minds are caught up and preoccupied with our worries and our suffering, or if we distract ourselves with other things while walking, we can't practice mindfulness; we can't enjoy the present moment. We're missing out on life. If we're awake, then we'll see this is a wonderful moment that life has given us, the only moment in which life is available. We can value each step we take, and each step can bring us happiness because we're in touch with life, with the source of happiness, and with our beloved planet. -Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Walk

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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Mar 30, 2021 09:36AM IllinoisLady wrote:

It is warm enough today, but a strong wind that makes it feel chilly this morning. I think maybe 70 later on. We will be in the inconsistent weather pattern until June possibly. With global warming issues we are never quite sure around here what we will have. Lots to do today but having to do it based somewhat on daughter's work schedule. Will be nice when we get a lot closer to the end.

Still loving all the sewing memories as I look out on the Spring growth in the woods here. Loving the vibrant green. Also loving the fact that so much will awaken soon from the winter. Just not looking forward to some of the other things that come along. Daughter Kate and I each have had a tick taken off of us already. That part - not so great, but is just a part of the whole experience.

Hope you all have a really pretty 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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Mar 30, 2021 10:04AM karen1956 wrote:

Petite - I remember as a little girl my grandmother asking me to thread the needle (hand sewing) and didn't understand why till I started wearing reading glasses 23 years ago!!!!

For those who have Medicare - who has Advantage and who has regular Medicare? Pros/Cons? Please tell me about any issues you have with routine labs etc through oncologist or other specialists? I just applied for Part A - very weird feeling (not turning 65 but applying for Medicare. I don't need Part B or Advantage yet as we have health insurance through DH work (I work too) and as long as he is working, no need. When he retires, I have to figure out what to get. My PCP only takes AARP Medicare Advantage (United Health Care) and Anthem Advantage - both are PPOs - the Athem is through the state teachers retirement association. I think all my "ologists" take any Medicare, but I need to ask as appointments come up. TIA

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Mar 30, 2021 02:03PM Beaverntx wrote:

MC, walking a dog is interval exercise for the human--walk two or three steps, pause for sniffing, repeat over and over! Have fun making buttonholes.

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) Surgery 1/29/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Radiation Therapy 3/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/14/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/18/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 30, 2021 03:08PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

MC, I have old stuff coming up also.

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 6/17/2009 Chemotherapy 8/3/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/23/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Mar 30, 2021 04:16PM MCBaker wrote:

I use Medicare Advantage. I like it.


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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Mar 31, 2021 05:46AM carolehalston wrote:

We have regular Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield federal basic, which is a full insurance that includes prescription coverage. It's more expensive than Advantage plans but we have no copays except for the prescriptions.

I have a lot of gloomy thoughts as we get older. I worry about dh's medical issues. I also think about my mother quite a bit and miss her.

I am glad our governor did not drop the mask mandate yesterday even as he dropped some restrictions. He has been met with resistance from the beginning from the Republican legislature. Gritting my teeth as I resist making further comments in the interest of not being political on this thread.

It's foggy this morning and we are supposed to have rain in the afternoon. I have no plans for going out except to senior exercise class at the gym.

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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Mar 31, 2021 09:34AM IllinoisLady wrote:

I love the people that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but those whose hearts are firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

Thomas Paine

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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Mar 31, 2021 09:43AM IllinoisLady wrote:

I only have what is provided by the VA for my medical insurance. So far, so good. They have in fact stepped up to the plate through my 2 bouts of cancer and my great broken arm fiasco. I keep hoping something will come along that will relieve of the VA burden, but who knows when and what.

Carole, I do think older age can be often challenging. Hopefully any changes come slow enough that there is enough time to acclimate to them so that the burden doesn't seem as great. I've noticed this with Dh. I think I keep myself going so I can help him and I know that he looks on things the same way with me. In one way or the other whether in our own personal families or outside, we are ALL here for each other making the path hopefully less burdensome.

Also -- there is a place where you don't have to resist your comments since we are not able to be political here. It keeps me sane -- at least I think I'm sane.

I hope you all have a beautiful sunny day which we are having here -- cooler than I like, but the sun is fantastic and a great spirit lifter.

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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Mar 31, 2021 12:18PM Betrayal wrote:

IllinoisLady: I will affirm that you are sane.

Not sunny here but overcast and 63 degrees so that is a tradeoff I am willing to accept since I can open a few windows to let in some fresh air. Of course after I mop the floors, I can guarantee rain within 24 hours and we are getting some light showers. The dog hates baths but has never met a puddle she disliked! Was able to train last dog to circle on a towel at back door to wipe her muddy feet on, but this was not in to that and hates having her feet wiped. So I have to use myself as a towel armed barricade when she enters.

More of the daffodils I planted (naturalized) are in bloom as are the hyacinths. Looks like I need to thin some of the bulbs for naturalizing next year but the hundred plus I planted about 20 years ago is now into the hundreds and have been thinned to replant in other sections of the yard. So patches of daffodil sunshine wherever you look. Makes me smile. Grape hyacinths are also up and will need to remove those the squirrels replanted in the lawn back into the flower beds. Hostas are erupting from the dirt as are the bleeding hearts. It's a bit early for them but the overly warm days we had last week caused this. Welcome spring!

Surgery 1/31/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 3/3/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/31/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/16/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Mar 31, 2021 10:22PM Taco1946 wrote:

Karen - I have regular Medicaid, a good supplement and AARP drug plan. I know we pay more than we would for Medicare Advantage but we NEVER pay a co-pay for anything. If you don' t need B or a drug plan, take whatever is cheaper for now. Look at it when you no longer have help from work. We are pleased with our choice. I had a friend who had to get financial help to pay for her chemo drugs. There has seldom been a year when we haven't felt that we came out ahead. In addition to BC, I've had several ortho surgeries and Ken has a heart condition and has had back surgery. No cost for PT either. We don't need referrals to see a specialist and have never had anyone turn down our insurance. We both take a number of "maintenance" drugs and usually pay about $10-$20 for each 90 day refill.

I was SO grateful to turn 65. I had brain surgery at 61, and was virtually only insurable through the group plan at my work. I worked longer than I wanted to to keep it.

Dx 11/22/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 12/29/2016 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 2/3/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/3/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 12/4/2017 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Targeted Therapy
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Apr 1, 2021 06:35AM carolehalston wrote:

My opinion (not backed up by any data) is that Medicare Advantage plans are good for relatively healthy people, like my 86 year old golf friend, who looks more like someone in her 60's and takes one med for bp. She has never had a flu shot and says she won't take the Covid shots because she doesn't want to mess with her immune system. I sincerely hope that works for her. She comes out much better financially with the Advantage plan.

Jackie, one plus with my dh is that he does whatever he can (except lose weight) to look after his health. He goes to an array of doctors on a regular schedule. Currently he is doing PT for his feet and ankles to try to relieve foot pain. He is off to the gym now to get in some exercise before his PT appointment.

My father died 26 years ago on April 1st. It seems unbelievable that much time has gone by. I was present with my younger sister and mother when he passed. My mother survived him by 24 years and did remarkably well for someone who married at age 16. I cannot imagine how much she must have missed him but she had a strong spirit that kept her going.

Yesterday morning we started out with a/c. A front came through and I opened up doors and windows to admit the cool air. Now this morning I got up to turn on the heat. How fortunate we are to be comfortable.

I plan to go to chair yoga this afternoon and arrive at the gym early to do some arobic exercise on the elliptical or treadmill or upright bike. Those are my personal options. Depends on my mood which one I choose.

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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Apr 1, 2021 06:41AM carolehalston wrote:

I meant to comment to Betrayal how beautiful her yard must be with the spring blossoms. My huge pink amaryllas are blooming in a front flower bed. We have had some lovely color already this spring with wisteria, azaleas and bridal wreath. Also a grandpa's beard tree that my middle sister dug up in the woods many years ago. They grow wild and are a cloud of wispy white (like a beard) when they bloom before putting out leaves.

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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Apr 1, 2021 07:21AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Faith is not something that is passive. Our faith requires a commitment from us. If thoughts of lack come to mind, we counteract such negativity by counting our blessings and giving thanks for the abundance of good things we have. The ability of our bodies to heal is enhanced by our affirmations of life, which stimulate a positive response from the life within our very cells.

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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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Apr 1, 2021 09:00AM Beaverntx wrote:

We are having the same up and down weather pattern. After the big freeze we were pleasantly surprised to see our redbud tree in full bloom, that is, until a hail storm knocked off the blossoms and created enough additional damage to our 15 year old asphalt shingle roof that we will be replacing the roof. A lot of our plants are leafing out after the freeze but some will have to be replaced, not certain what that cost will be.I

It is cool and sunny today after the cold front moved through yesterday. Loving the sunshine!

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) Surgery 1/29/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Radiation Therapy 3/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/14/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/18/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 1, 2021 09:02AM MCBaker wrote:

I miss Sandy. Passover is done on the fourth. Maybe she will be back after that. I hope I didn't offend her. I was raised with a horror of the Holocaust, because with my developmental delays, if I had been in Germany, I could have been sent to the ovens. My parents were convinced of this.

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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Apr 1, 2021 10:27AM karen1956 wrote:

Carole - I hope your memories of your father bring you comfort today.

Mary - I'm guessing that Sandy is just busy - the first two days and last two days of Passover are religious holidays for those like me who are observant. Sandy is extremely knowledgable, but I'm not sure if she is observant. How scary to think what could have been for you and your family during the Holocaust. I have a very good friend who just turned 90 who is a survivor but was not in the camps. Her late husband survived the camps - and sadly so many other survivors are very old or have passed away.

Gorgeous weather here today.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Apr 1, 2021 11:03AM - edited Apr 1, 2021 11:12AM by MCBaker

No, I was born in 1950, but that, with the Nuremburg trials was enough that everyone knew that it really happened. Many knew that something was happening, but few knew how bad it was. I was on some level aware that it could have been me. This was one reason why my father, once I had achieved major developmental milestones, refused to allow me to identify as having CP. Even though I still had poor coordination. There was another reason, in terms of community pressures, that I can't discuss 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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Apr 1, 2021 11:19AM petite1 wrote:

Karen1956, I have a Medicare Advantage plan through BC/BS. It has worked well for me.

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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Apr 1, 2021 03:49PM IllinoisLady wrote:

May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'n DON'T BE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR SMARTPHONE AND TV SPYING ON YOU. YOUR VACUUM CLEANER HAS BEEN GATHERING DIRT ON YOU FOR YEARS.'

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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Apr 1, 2021 04:14PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Bright sunny day now, but this morning it was 30 degrees. We were all shivering. Not a lot of progress today, but that is okay. It will get better. MC I feel for you. I loved the book I have ( I think it is around here yet somewhere ) about Corrie Ten Boom hiding Jewish people. I am/have German from my father's side( Grandma Shinkle ). Anne Frank was another author that I felt deeply while reading. I think Anne Frank died the yr. I was born in 1945.


Corrie ten Boom

Writer

Cornelia Arnolda Johanna "Corrie" ten Boom was a Dutch Christian watchmaker and later a writer who worked with her father, Casper ten Boom, her sister Betsie ten Boom and other family members to help many Jews escape from the Nazis during the Holocaust in World War II by hiding them in her home. She believed her actions were following the will of God. They were caught, and she was arrested and sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Her most famous book, The Hiding Place, is a biography that recounts the story of her family's efforts and how she found and shared hope in God while she was imprisoned at the concentration camp.

Nothing special planned tomorrow, but work. I go to Marion again on Tues. to see the Podiatrist. Since my PET can was 'normal' I do not have to see Dr. Dave the Pulmonologist. That appt. was re-made to August but I will have another CT before I see him. All other appts. having to do with Mammograms etc. will happen during the summer months. I also will have to continue -- more like starting over fresh now -- with the Urologist to make sure the bladder cancer stays gone. Sigh !! It is what it is, but you have to do what you have to do -- just hope to do well and have some sort of slightly better social life that while I am grateful for them, does not include Dr.'s.


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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Apr 1, 2021 04:32PM MCBaker wrote:

I have heard of Corrie Ten Boom. Even saw her speak.

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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Apr 1, 2021 06:43PM Taco1946 wrote:

I am a real fan of historical fiction and often wonder if I would be as brave at helping the oppressed or belonging to the underground as I know many are. There are so many profiles in courage. I cannot imagine getting on a small ship to cross the Atlantic or the Arizona dessert in a covered wagon either.

My BFF loved to tell her story of throwing bacon out of a meat case. It was dated and she had called it to the manager's attention earlier in the week. Needless to say, it was gone the next time she visited.

Dx 11/22/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 12/29/2016 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 2/3/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/3/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 12/4/2017 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Targeted Therapy
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Apr 2, 2021 06:58AM IllinoisLady wrote:

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there
was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
- Hal Borland

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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Apr 2, 2021 07:28PM Taco1946 wrote:

Love today's quotes, Jackie.







Dx 11/22/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 12/29/2016 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 2/3/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/3/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 12/4/2017 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Targeted Therapy
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Apr 2, 2021 08:24PM CindyNY wrote:

This past week we've had sunshine and warm weather, then rain that turned into snow. I took a walk with a gf along the Hudson river, boy was it cold! I think we got in about 3 miles, and I was warm by the end. GF told me she has been dx with prediabetes. I think she's hoping to lose some weight with the walking. This year of no gym, and covid has made us more sedentary than we'd like.

I had a good news and bad news event. I bought a rower from my trainer. Bad news is he really didn't want to sell it, but needed the money. I did pay him $200 more than he asked, he's like family and I know he needs it. Plus I told him he can come by and use it whenever he wants. I hope I use it!

A birthday party tomorrow held outside with a pony, baby chicks, and a lamb or two. Our 11 PM news says 48 with Sun and clouds. In other words, bundle up and stay in the sun.

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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Apr 3, 2021 06:41AM - edited Apr 3, 2021 06:42AM by petite1

Good morning, ladies. It was about 37 when I got up. Now it is 55 and going to 70. Looks bright and sunny. Now that my thumb is working, again, I have been working on my favorite hobby of jewelry rehab, or creating new out of old. Just finished an old brooch with tons of rhinestones. It turned out pretty good, one mistake, but all in all I am happy with it. I remade a necklace that I am very pleased with any will put it on ebay today. I will post a picture later.

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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Apr 3, 2021 07:02AM IllinoisLady wrote:

If I want to feel younger and look younger, then it's only natural that part of my daily routine is to laugh more. Laughing gives the muscles of my face, chest, and abdomen a workout. A hearty laugh stimulates my heart rate, causes me to breathe deeply, and releases happiness hormones, my endorphins. Laughter is one of the ways I express my gratitude to God. As I laugh, I release the gladness of my soul into the environment--creating something that's good for me and good for all those around me. -unattributed

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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Apr 3, 2021 07:16AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Cindy, how great to help a friend. Makes life worthwhile. I hope your friend's circumstances will get better . The birthday party sounds great and I hope ( but know how it goes ) it is a mite warmer. Good news though that there will be sun. That and hopefully the excitement will keep everyone warm.

Like petite we are starting out fairly chilly and getting warmer today. In the high 50's. During the week we will start staying warmer at night and getting into the 70's during the day. I hope this is the start of a nice spring now and some of the drama ( weird un-expected temps ) will ease out. I'm being a little selfish since I want it to be good. Good for someone my age is not too hot, and not too soon, while not too cool. Oh the days when I was pretty okay with anything as long as it didn't rain too much.

Not too much planned today, but glad to have the week-end to work pretty much un-impeded by having to work somewhere else. Have to look for a desk for Dh's new ( my old computer room ) bedroom. He will likely end up with a really nice room I think. I'm having to continue to caution him about scaling back furnishings. He has had the second big bedroom since we bought and moved into this house. That will go to daughter and sil. We also will have to get Dh a new tv for the new room. He will be happy I think -- the smart ones are an excellent price now. So it should be a good day. I am loving the sun outside but sounds like it could be a bit breezy.

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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Apr 3, 2021 06:51PM Taco1946 wrote:

The crazy weather continues - we had planned to have our Sunday brunch outside (just our usual 4some) and it's supposed to over 95. Back to plan 2.

Happy Easter to those who are celebrating.

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

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