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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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Apr 16, 2021 09:21AM carolehalston wrote:

Dh has been using a CPAP for several months. His only complaint is a dry mouth. My sleeping environment has been greatly improved with no snoring from his side of the bed. His mask is very light. He tried three variations before settling on this one.

I awoke to thunder and more rain. It's supposed to rain again later in the day and again tomorrow. Then it clears up on Sunday.

Hard to imagine snow in April. We're on the verge of summer.

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 16, 2021 10:14AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. He had another bad headache last night. So scary. Hoping today will be better.

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 16, 2021 12:27PM Betrayal wrote:

Not all who have sleep apnea need to use a face mask. I have an APAP machine (adjusts to my needs rather than a constant pressure) and use a nasal cushion (sits under my nose) rather than a face mask. I would have difficulty with the CPAP face mask since I do not like anything covering my face (yes, I do wear a face mask for Covid but it is not occlusive like the face masks are). I no longer feel drowsy during the day or feel sleep deprived.

The distilled water source can be a challenge while on vacation since it is not readily available in every country nor is access to stores that might have it when you are traveling on a tour. Here a gallon jug lasts quite awhile.

Surgery 2/1/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 2/1/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 3/4/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/31/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/25/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/19/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/16/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 16, 2021 12:47PM CindyNY wrote:

From last weeks 70's and sunny, to today waking up to snow. I was thinking how much I loved seeing my plants bloom and the yard gardens waking up. But now I'm sure ready to leave on Sunday for FL. Snow is gone, dusting, temp is 41.

This is my last day sitting w grand niece helping out with her schooling. Monday we'll be doing FaceTime and praying we can get through it w/o issues. She is 11 and panicking - what if your Wi-Fi goes down? I told her I'll run to the clubhouse. To many "what ifs" but I hope I've covered them all.

Everyone enjoy the weekend. And if you're getting snow my sympathies to you. Hoping for 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 16, 2021 09:50PM - edited Apr 16, 2021 09:51PM by ChiSandy

Glad our landscaper didn't put the herb plants into the ground---if it dips into the 30s at night I can just bring the pots inside and put them on the kitchen table. The perennials that recently came back up might suffer, but they did make it through Chiberian Snowmageddon.

What was supposed to be "wintry mix" changing to rain next Tues. has been revised to rain changing to accumulating wet snow--perhaps as much as 2" by the lakefront. Oh, boy. (Average last day of observable snow in Chicago? Apr. 20--I've seen flurries as late as May 4). You Rocky Mt. ladies must think I'm a wuss.

No word yet about my BFF. He was supposed to get his EEG & labs today.

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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Apr 16, 2021 09:59PM IllinoisLady wrote:

There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter. -Rachel Carson

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 16, 2021 10:05PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Pretty day today, but I do think some rain may be on the way. At least our temps. are not dropping badly. I'm getting anxious for the trees to fill in and for the temps. to say in a nicer range. Well, we get what we get. In addition to all the sorting and giving away or yard sale distributions we need to find some time to deal with our yard. We are seriously behind, but hopefully a couple of non-rain days will help us gain some control.

Hope you all had 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 17, 2021 10:05AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Happiness birthed by joy is an inside decision. You must fight against the human tendency to be hurt by someone else's failure to see your needs. You must become an incurable optimist, not an optimist that wears rose-colored glasses and does not see the reality of life; rather, an optimist that says, "Thanks to God I am filled with joy, a joy that transcends all of life." -Elizabeth B. Brown

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 17, 2021 10:22AM carolehalston wrote:

Light rain this morning and the assurance from the weather people that today is our last day for rain for a while. Sunday through Wednesday are supposed to be sunny and beautiful. If it clears off, I may go for an exercise walk. I went to a senior exercise class yesterday that was a good workout. I'm feeling it today.

This is day five of our WW venture. Sure hope I will have some good news to report as time goes on. Weight loss for older folks is not easy. There was a time when I could drop 5 lbs in a couple of weeks.

Some housecleaning chores today are on the schedule.

Wishing everyone a good Saturday.

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 17, 2021 03:33PM ChiSandy wrote:

Cold & dry here by the lake--won't hit 50. My nose & outer ears tell me the tree pollen count is high, but the only facility in Chicagoland that measures allergen counts does so only M-F. (And even those readings reflect only the pollens & molds in the preceding 24 hrs.). So I have no idea what the pollens were yesterday, nor will I today.

My BFF tells me her DH is a bit better today. Awaiting lab & EEG results.

Being as keto-compliant as I can until the next wine dinner (4/29), and after that till my 5/4 weigh-in. I will explain to the NP that as long as I can still squeeze into my size 10/M/Chico's "1" clothes and feel good, I'll be happy maintaining my current weight. I do notice that at 150-ish, my inner thighs look a lot less disgustingly "puddled" than they did at 142. When I hold my belly in, there's still a lot of wrinkly hanging skin. And I don't think I can ever get rid of those upper-arm "bat wings" without surgical assistance--and these days, between COVID demands on hospital facilities and the fact that I have more serious "fish to fry" (the huge question mark of how long my ocular melanoma's stability will last), I'm not going under the knife (nor needle nor laser) for cosmesis, except to repair trauma damage.

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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Apr 17, 2021 04:23PM MCBaker wrote:

I'm a bit baggy, too. I wear it proudly.

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 17, 2021 05:09PM ChiSandy wrote:

I just read that skinny jeans are passé, and what's in now are straight leg, bootcut, and even flared. Nope--I'm a tad under 5'3", and anything the least bit wide makes me look like a fireplug. (And my shoes catch on the hems of flared-leg pants, especially when I descend stairs). I suspect that the reason skinny jeans are out is that most people gained at least the "quarantine 15" and can no longer fit into them. I too wear sweats (for comfort inside the house), but I worked too hard to stay "petite" only to camouflage it. I gained a little weight since Nov., but am still thinner than at the start of the shutdown (during which time I continued to lose weight till autumn). So I flaunt my skinnies & jeggings--and I even like to dress a little "coordinated" as well when I go out. So sue me.

Know what's really passé? Letting "influencers" call the shots even when they conflict with your own preferences.

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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Apr 17, 2021 05:59PM petite1 wrote:

Sandy, Wear what is comfortable for you. I still wear "boot cut" or loose fitting pants because my calves are out of proportion for my body. I find skinnies uncomfortable. I still have clothes from 20 - 30 years ago. I do have a sweater from the 60's. LOL. So, Wear what is comfortable for you.

DH is better today and no problems last night. YAY

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 17, 2021 06:20PM Wren44 wrote:

I've decided that the majority of in fashion, out of fashion and old decorating vs new decorating is just to get you to buy new things. I'm so short that no style is left after I hem my pants and jeans to length. The new wide pants seem to require a really small top and a visible waist. Don't have one of those any more. I don't care if I'm fashionable or not.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Apr 17, 2021 07:40PM MCBaker wrote:

I wear long skirts and wider leg pants because I wear a brace on my right ankle. I am really touchy about that, but life is better with it. I can walk further.


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 17, 2021 07:54PM ChiSandy wrote:

When I wore a rigid plastic "unloader" knee brace (before I gave in and had my knees replaced), I was advised to wear it over my pants--so I chose purple sparkle!

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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Apr 17, 2021 08:28PM MCBaker wrote:

Sandy!!! LOL By the summer comes, I may have that attitude. But for right now, I ma just appreciating the ability to take Tippy on long walks.

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 17, 2021 08:35PM - edited Apr 17, 2021 10:45PM by IllinoisLady

I only just discovered jeggings lately ( found at Aldi's ) and they look like blue jeans and were $9.99 a pr. so I got three. The waist accommodates a 75 yr. old body pretty darn good. Luckily I'm still tall enough to actually look okay and even more if my blouse/long sleeve top is a not too short one. At such a good price I can't afford 'fashion' and besides the jeggings for all over length and waist fit are better than almost all of the jeans I've tried ( including Gloria Vanderbilt ) the last few yrs. I could do Chic for some time but they still aren't quite getting it either -- so fashion be darned. I'm okay being on the un side.

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 17, 2021 10:33PM - edited Apr 17, 2021 10:33PM by ChiSandy

I have one pair of "Signature by Levis" (their budget brand), and the rest either no-name or Universal Thread from Target. (I have a few pair of straight leg jeans from Chicos, but they're all size 2/12-14 or even 2.5/14-16, way too big now, so they're packed away). I wear either jeggings (most of mine are at least 5 yrs. old), skinny jeans, leggings & tunics, sweatpants/joggers, or knit-crepe pants--the latter are straight wide-leg, but for places where jeans would be too informal. Come summer, Bermudas or T-shirt dresses.

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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Apr 18, 2021 08:01AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. We had a storm in the early morning hours and more rain expected. DH had one headache spell last night, but it was not as bad. Thankfully.

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 18, 2021 08:14AM - edited Apr 18, 2021 11:42AM by karen1956

I haven't worn pants in 14 years so I don't pay attention to pant styles except skinny jeans were just no flattering on most people. My style is comfortable - casual skirts - mostly jean style to the knee or just below with comfortable tops and comfy shoes - summer Chacos or Birkies and winter Dansko/Sanita clogs or my Blundstone boots - its all about comfort!!!

Petite - sorry that. you DH still can't get comfort and rid of the headaches.

My Medicare card arrived yesterday - still only Part A since we are both working and have health insurance through DH work. We are going to meet with someone this week to figure it all out - traditional Medare, Advantage, Medi-gap etc. even though we have at least 8 months, I want to know what is the best way to go for us. Since I plan to keep working I can look at what the school district offers - and it's open enrollment now, so I can at least get that information.

Need to work on my EOY evaluation today - get all my artifacts together, beyond just certificates (Professional development) what I have learned and do my self appraisal. My EOY is not till the 28th but my evaluator wants it one week earlier so the 21st. a great

Darn these sticking keyboard keys!!!

Have a great Sunday.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Apr 18, 2021 09:37AM carolehalston wrote:

I have never thought the skinny jeans were attractive and they look uncomfortable. I don't like wearing tight clothing. I admire people who wear dresses and skirts but I usually wear jeans or cropped pants or shorts, depending on the temperature. For several years I have wanted to switch to comfortable loose dresses for summer wear but haven't made the move, I'm amazed at the number of women who wear the tights out in public, displaying whatever nature has given them, shapely or not. The tights leave little to the imagination.

We awoke to bright sunshine this morning and no threat or promise of rain! Yay!

So far I am not feeling any enthusiasm for the gray hair.

Hope everyone has a good Sunday.

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 18, 2021 11:59AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Karma is simply the law of cause and effect. If you plant an apple seed, you don't a get a mango tree. If we practice hatred or greed, it becomes our way and the world responds accordingly. If we practice awareness or loving-kindness, it becomes our way and the world responds accordingly. We are heirs to the results of our actions, to the intentions we bring to every moment we initiate. We make ripples upon the ocean of the universe through our very presence. -Christina Feldman and 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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Apr 18, 2021 04:13PM keywestfan wrote:

Off to hospital yesterday for repeat brain scan which my PCP, Divine Patrick L does not think is necessary, but which our friend, equally Divine, Ivan C, who was head of neurosurgery at Evanston Hospital for years until he retired did ,just as a precaution.This was to check for a possible subdural hematoma after my fall Monday which cracked, broke, three front teeth and has left my chin looking like a large eggplant. PCP called at 8am this morning. Follow up brain scan yesterday was fine as he knew it would be.Said all systems go, but not to try the triathalon. I'm still ultra bruised,( though Arnica Gel is helping) but really the fix for teeth is just cosmetic, not surgery for what could have been a brain bleed. Utterly grateful for that and for my Apple 6 watch.

It’s strange, Sandi. All I basically eat are carbs and, especially, now on soft foods for a while. Oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal, oyster crackers softened in milk. I’ve always been a big bread and any kind of crust eater, and being vegetarian, it’s basically carbs. I have gone from 128lbs to 138 in the last year, but at 5’8” it’s okay, though, MO, says not to gain because of estrogen increase. And, maybe some weight is the Arimidex, not just tons of pita bread and matzoh.

I’ve been wearing Hanes loose black exercise pants for the past year- they feel like pajama bottoms. For dress, like where these days do I dress?, Gap 1969 boot cut, size 10-12. I look at the clothes in my closet, jackets, blouses, good black pants, and think, “ when, oh when, will I ever wear you again?,” but, actua, it’s not as if I care. So much drops away that was important when I was younger. Now just to be alive( and , hopefully, have fixed teeth) matters.




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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Apr 18, 2021 10:39PM ChiSandy wrote:

Judy, glad they found no concussion nor brain bleed. My carb weakness is good pasta (so long as I can twirl it on my fork because I love to play with my food) and artisanal bread--the crustier the better, especially whole wheat sourdough. When Treasure Island was still around, I'd occasionally buy a "heel" of Poilane they'd have flown in from Paris twice a week. If I were told that I could eat all the spaghetti cacio e pepe, artisanal bread and organic butter, and (my guilty pleasure snack) provolone melted on Yehuda bran matzo I wanted and maintain my current weight, I'd be a very happy camper even without getting to eat any sweets. (But for me, chocolate has got to be super-dark--milk chocolate doesn't seem to qualify as chocolate).

Hope you can get those teeth bonded soon, and jet off to Key West!

Karen, I'm not crazy about skirts, as I don't like my thighs rubbing (and I detest pantyhose). I've tried capris and crops, but I'm so short that they look terrible on me. In summer, when t-shirts & Bermudas are too casual, I live in knee-skimming knit dresses. When I was performing in a folk duo (and then a trio) led by a pagan-Wiccan, we used to wear coordinated long "Holy Clothing" (made in India) embroidered dresses or tunics over palazzos. I bought a couple of shorter Holy Clothing dresses, but my bandmates frowned that by showing my legs I was ruining the look. (They were just jealous that I have nice legs--at least from the knees on down). We even wore some coordinated tie-dye long dresses--which on me, before I lost weight, looked like the clown threw up on the fat lady. One--with a bulls-eye pattern on the bodice--ended up in several Bar Show numbers in which I played a guitar-playing hippie in pink fleece-lined Crocs (ya hadda be there).

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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Apr 19, 2021 07:56AM karen1956 wrote:

Sandy - I don't wear panty hose - int he winter footless tights or leggings - in the summer bare legs. I didn't even wear stockings to my daughter's wedding - it was a gorgeous 2 piece dress. I own one dress and it is a t-shirt style dress. I have trouble finding dresses to look good on me - even for dressy affairs - so dressy skirts and sweaters. I'm small so no chub rub. My younger daughter buys knit shorts (like yoga shorts) or spanx type shorts to wear under dresses or skirts to prevent chub rub. I eat very little bread these past few years - we keep tortilla wraps in the house if we want a sandwich - and a pack of 8 can last weeks. Shabbat dinner, we eat a small challah roll each (home made). I used to love a good rustic bread. with butter and a hearty split pea and barley soup.

Keywest - happy to hear that the brain scan was all good. Hope you can get your teeth fixed. I have a few skirts that are now too big - I love them but they hang on me and are not flattering - I don't plan on ever gaining weight to fit in them, but I can't give them away just yet as they were favorite skirts - I curduroy (sp) skirts in the winter. Now all my skirts are demin or similar fabric, even my work casual -

Forecast is for 3-6" snow tonight into tomorrow morning.

Have a great Monday.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Apr 19, 2021 08:20AM carolehalston wrote:

I haven't worn panty hose in years. In winter I wear socks under slacks.

This morning it's sunny and cool. Perfect weather.

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 19, 2021 08:49AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. Lots of rain last night and more on the way. I have to wear compression hose when I am sitting for more than 2 hours. In the summer I wear loose fitting tropical dresses. Especially for sitting around the pool.

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 19, 2021 09:29AM IllinoisLady wrote:

There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.

Nikki Giovanni

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 19, 2021 09:46AM IllinoisLady wrote:

I don't remember the last time I had a dress on. Likely at least 12 or more yrs. That is all the farther I can remember back -- and some time before that I did add a couple of dresses' to my wardrobe since I was working. As I recall I didn't even wear them all that much then. Panty hose -- well, can't recall when I last wore them but likely when I first started back working in 2002 or '03.

I have mentioned before ( far from the recommended way ) that I lost a lot of wt. when I broke my arm -- over a yr. and a half ago now, and really am only about 15 lbs. overwt. At my age and height -- it doesn't really show much at all. It is why I can get by with the jeggings and close fitting reg. jeans as long as I stay away from form fitting tops and find ones that are long enough on my frame as I have long bones so can carry wt. that isn't always highly noticeable. Not sure why, but I've eaten mostly anything I feel like ( including ice cream and other treats ) and mostly when I feel like it and it doesn't seem to produce wt. gain or at least none that stays. Much more like before my 50's showed up. Back then I was 136 and ate anything whenever I felt like it. Oh, those were the days. I am thinking that at my age I'm not sure I want to get as thin as I could ( assuming I could ) as just as it can be hard to lose, I think it can often be hard to gain and so I think some leeway for unforeseen circumstances may be in order.

My Nutritionist teacher said that anyone losing wt. ( she experienced this ) will feel GOOD at a certain wt. and that may be as much as 10 #'s over what the current guidelines say. She worked on re-gaining a sm. amt. of wt. for that reason. She FEELS better physically and emotionally at a slightly higher wt. then the books say she should be. She is though VERY careful to not go overboard from her good wt. Just saying -- if you are over -- take heart because your body may be telling you what is right for YOU and never mind the book on it.

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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