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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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Apr 28, 2021 11:27PM LW422 wrote:

Hello everyone. I'm another oldie who has lurked around this section but haven't participated. I was diagnosed with IBC in January and my dull life has been turned upside down. (How I wish for that dull life again.) I hope to get to know you all. I'm surprised there aren't more older women here since the odds of getting BC increase with age.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/9/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 5/18/2021 AC
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Apr 29, 2021 04:26AM karen1956 wrote:

LW- welcome to the club no one wants to join. Come and visit often. Wishing you and easy time through treatment.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Apr 29, 2021 05:01AM - edited Apr 29, 2021 05:03AM by petite1

LW422, Welcome.

And welcome to several others that I have not seen before.

Beaverntx, cyber hugs to you.


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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Apr 29, 2021 06:09AM carolehalston wrote:

More cyber hugs to Beaverntx.

Welcome to LW. Good luck with your treatment and a wish that you can return to dull life without bc.

Hot, humid summer has arrived here. Thankful for a/c.

I remember lurking and gathering my courage to say something!

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 29, 2021 06:34AM IllinoisLady wrote:

The spiritual life is, at root, a matter of seeing. It is all of life seen from a certain perspective. It is waking, sleeping, dreaming, eating, drinking, working, loving, relaxing, recreating, walking, sitting, standing, and breathing. . . . spirit suffuses everything; and so the spiritual life is simply life, wherever and whatever, seen from the vantage point of spirit. -John Shea

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 29, 2021 06:45AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Welcome LV and so glad you decided to come on in. We are a small group and it has pretty much been like that since our beginning. We had some rocky times at first, but we maybe stay here due to the fact that the majority of the major changes in life have come and gone. Kids are grown and even some of our grandkids, and we have maybe retired and down-sized. Actually a lot of us were just planning on a more relaxed later in life, lifestyle -- then the big C hit. We help each other through 'whatever' is going on and find it comforting to come her and be ourselves. I hope you will come often.

Ick is on the weather radar for today. Rained yesterday and all night and more of the same today. I hope by the late afternoon if will stop. It looks like plenty of rain later on in the next few days. Looks like we will be having another really wet Spring. I'll be supplicating the sun god to come out and help me stay in a positive state.

Sending hugs to all who need one and saying hi to all who haven't posted for a bit.

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 29, 2021 12:58PM Nsbrown54 wrote:

Beverntx - sorry to hear about your sons diagnosis. Sending prayers and healing vibes to you and your family.

Dx 6/16/2020, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 6/28/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/18/2020 Mastectomy Targeted Therapy 1/4/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/25/2021 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 6/2/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 29, 2021 01:56PM MCBaker wrote:

LW, praying for you. Remember that many of our generation are not computer literate. It wasn't part of the curriculum in grade and high school. I did have to take a computer course in 1970 in college. It was very basic-- pun, there.

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 29, 2021 02:11PM LW422 wrote:

Thanks to all of you for the welcome. This really wasn't where I pictured myself in my golden years!! Nice to find a group who understand and I hope to visit with you often. :wave:

MCBaker--nice pun!! I spent 28 years in IT before taking early retirement from a major corporation. Retired at 60 planning a relaxing retirement and look what happened to that plan. :-s I'm closer to 70 now and spending free time at MD Anderson. It's my new "job."

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/9/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 5/18/2021 AC
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Apr 29, 2021 07:06PM Taco1946 wrote:

LD422 - for many of us the "job" does get easier. As you will see, we tackle other issues of aging too. I really don't think about BC except when I'm here - but I do keep coming back here. Still go the the TP board too although already treatment protocols have changed so usually feel I have little to add.

Went to my first post covid event today. Twelve ladies for lunch and bridge as a farewell for one of the group. It was fun and I felt comfortable. Everyone was vacinated and it certainly beat playing bridge on line.

One hundred degree days just around the corner here in Phoenix.

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 30, 2021 05:41AM carolehalston wrote:

So much for ordering from Blair. My two pairs of cropped pants arrived yesterday and were so small I couldn't really pull them up. I will not order from this company again, because by using the pre-printed label to return the pants, it will cost me $9.99. You don't have to wonder why people order from the retail giant, Amazon, with free return shipping. I'm leery of ordering an exchange of sizes, because the next bigger size may not fit either.

Lots of people out with no masks now that the governor has dropped the mandate. A sign on the door of YMCA said masks are optional. The employees at the supermarket where I shopped yesterday were all maskless. A few of the other shoppers, like me, still wore masks. I think not wearing a mask indicates for many people that the pandemic is over. I sure hope they're right.

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 30, 2021 06:34AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Such a great quote today: Remem is one of my favorites.

Life rushes us along and few people are strong enough to stop on their own. Most often, something unforeseen stops us and it is only then we have the time to take a seat at life's kitchen table. To know our own story and tell it. To listen to other people's stories. To remember that the real world is made up of just such stories. Until we stop ourselves or, more often, have been stopped, we hope to put certain of life's events "behind us" and get on with our living.

After we stop we see that certain of life's issues will be with us for as long as we live. We will pass through them again and again, each time with a new story, each time with a greater understanding, until they become indistinguishable from our blessings and our wisdom. It's the way life teaches us how to live. -Rachel Naomi Remen

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 30, 2021 07:00AM - edited Apr 30, 2021 07:05AM by IllinoisLady

Sunny and warm today and I'm expecting the same for tomorrow. That will be really nice as we are going to celebration of life for a good friend who passed on about the same time as my son this past December. It will be held at a local lake but not the one we live on.

Carole, I have had a little better luck ordering some things ( it has been awhile ) from Haband. It was jeans with an elastic waist. They didn't give me a super fit in the thigh area ( a bit roomy to say the least ) but they were fine in the waist and importantly the length. I didn't order anymore and not sure I would although my weight loss may have made it possible to buy the biggest size in misses that ( maybe ) could give me the same overall good fit and maybe even have a tad less room in the thighs/leg area if I ordered now. Just haven't tried. I've looked at both web-sites ( Blair and Haband ) and feel like their sizing is hard to figure.

Seems like a few more people around here are going w/o masks, but plenty still have them on. I think part of the idea was to protest others by our keeping up with masks ( we can still infect others even if we stay well with vaccinations ) and to possibly protest ourselves for now from some of the variants. I plan to still wear a mask when I go into retail stores around here. There are a couple of restaurants around here that I go into and take off my mask to eat. We usually avoid going inside though unless we know there is plenty of 'room' to keep a distance. We try ( if we know we are going ) to choose an off less busy time.

In defense, it has seemed here that cases were taken seriously from the beginning and people had to take safety measures for themselves and others immediately on dx. Likely why we never had a serious outbreak in the general population. There was some at a couple of congregate living places but even there they took heavy-duty precautions to keep it confined and in control. I do yearn for the time when we can go w/o masks and hope it will not be too long before we get a green light.

Have been able to get a bit done on my living room clean/up but consisted mainly of moving some pieces to storage. Looks better in here, but that mainly freed up room for me to start some serious sorting. I will be helping someone else ( I'll be paid ) as her health circumstances have changed and hope to do something similar for her. Actually, it will be a lot easier. Less for me to decide/choose. I won't be attached to her things like I am what is here. Helping her may be a great inspiration for me to be stern with myself. I do think my daughter coming to live here has made it more imperative that I fulfill my desire to have my household ( way too numerous items and kept way, way too long ) way more minimal in scope. So much easier to clean. Hope Kate is not too much like me about keeping things. I do think it seems she is better at getting containers for things you want to keep -- rather than letting them take up much space singly setting around the house somewhere. Fingers crossed.

Hope you all have a beauty of a day and the whole week-end too.

P.S. Carole, we do order at times a whole lot from Amazon and also have their pre-paid program which gives us access to free tv using their Amazon Firestick. We had the Firestick before we took a subscription to Hulu. Afterwards -- Spectrum gave us a deal where we will get 125 channels from them for $14.00 a month for 8 months which we took. After 8 mos. if they don't give us a very similar deal we will cancel the tv part of our service. Our daughter pays for the Hulu and we take care of the Spectrum which includes not only the tv, but our house phone and the Internet.

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 30, 2021 11:20AM petite1 wrote:

Hi, Ladies. I was out and about today. I went junking. No treasures found. Most people are still wearing masks and only one store said masks are optional. DH had a good night without headaches. That means I had a good night and feel energized.

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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Apr 30, 2021 03:32PM Taco1946 wrote:

Great news, Petite. Hope they get it figured out. I gave up on letrozole for much less than you DH has suffered.

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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May 1, 2021 06:25AM carolehalston wrote:

I wore a mask into the YMCA gym yesterday, where the senior exercise class is held, and a woman told me, "You don't have to wear a mask now." I'm expecting the spacing for the class to get closer. It's very popular. The entire gym is filled. I will miss the senior exercise classes when we relocate to northern MN for the summer. Up there we join a small Anytime Fitness where I will back to using weight machines and cardio machines for my workouts.

I'm considering doing some yard work this morning but no firm decision has emerged. It is very humid outside.

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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May 1, 2021 07:25AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning. It is warm and muggy. DH had another bad night. Sad

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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May 1, 2021 12:02PM - edited May 1, 2021 12:25PM by MCBaker

I hope they find something that works for him, and soon!

I still haven't gotten to AF. However, between walking Tippy and working in my garden for almost four hours yesterday, I got almost 10000 steps in. I weeded and planted beans. My neighbor brought over even more mulch, to the point that I told him that was enough. This year's mulch is next year's soil, and my garden Is significantly on a slope.

Today I took Tippy for a walk, then rode the scooter out to Ace Hardware. Got tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and a coleus. Talked with a friend, and we are going to the city for Mass. I put the plants in the garden and pots, and more seeds in pots. I still have to plant squash and more beans tomorrow. It is 88 out and I am rehydrating. Things are dry, windy. Fire danger set to red, I feel like I am in California.

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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May 2, 2021 09:42AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

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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May 2, 2021 10:00AM - edited May 2, 2021 10:03AM by IllinoisLady

So sorry petite that your Dh had another bad night. I will keep praying that a medication or a combination of them will bring consistent relief.

Had a nice time yesterday at the memorial for our young friend. His wife has lost so much wt. I hope yesterday helped a bit to start her on the path of letting go and accepting her loss. Never easy to lose someone we love deeply and they had no children so she does not have that outlet to occupy her and give her something to focus on deeply. It was warm but windy at the lake so it felt coolish to the point I kept a small jacket on save for eating. Hours out in the wind sure makes you tired. I not only had a really late nap but slept quite soundly thru the night.

Today it is cloudy, but warm enough. I'm missing yesterday's beautiful sun. Well, I'm just grateful it was so pretty yesterday. I still feel a little left-over wind exhaustion, but likely due as well to having had donuts with my eggs this morning rather than toast. My daughter works the late afternoon and night shift so brings things home while we are having morning coffee. Ah, having a person who works for a gas/convenience store has a few health hazards. In her defense she also brings me lots of flowers. They did not have them when she worked at the same corporation in California so she really notices them in her store now and thinks I should be able to enjoy them too.

Also giving thanks today for the energy of all the spring green growth that is around us here in the woods. My great love of Spring is that it renews my faith and hope in life and positive events. No matter what happens -- spring comes calling and is not bothered and influenced by all the things that may drag human people down. It does its very best to do its job of reawakening lots of energy and growth.

I hope you are all going to have a really nice Saunday.

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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May 3, 2021 04:12AM karen1956 wrote:

Weather started out nice yesterday, then temperature dropped about 20 degrees and it started to rain. rain in the forecast for today.

Have a great Monday.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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May 3, 2021 06:52AM IllinoisLady wrote:

The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful. Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value, to which all other values are subordinate. -Albert Einstein

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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May 3, 2021 07:05AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Hmmm, going to have a rainy day today it seems. Today will be the day we install our Spectrum tv. I was going to drop it. I think so much business has been lost from the streaming services that they gave me a super price for 125 channels for 8 months. Just $14.00 more than what I already will be paying for my Spectrum phone and Internet. As was, I was only able to afford ( or so I felt ) their 10 channels program --- so the $14.00 is getting me a whole lot more.

I'll have to keep track of the 8 mos. because I won't pay anymore for Spectrum. If I don't get at least the same deal at that time it will be time to leave it behind.

Rain most of the night and likely off and on today. Maybe tomorrow as well, but I'm hoping not. I do know we are going to go down to the 60's for a few days. Well, that happens ( the in-consistent temps. ) this time of yr. Glad Dh got most of last yrs. leaves mulched so we don't have too much bare lawn. We need to be ready for a couple of dry days and put a little grass seed down in the sparse parts of the lawn. Always something. When our sil gets back Dh will show him how to use both our lawn tractors and he will have help with our lawn. I think it will be a bit more consistent. At least I sure hope so.

Nothin special planned for this week. Just will be trying to get more of our living room straightened out so I can start on a couple of other areas as well as time to start some of the deeper cleaning that can't be done right now when I would usually get it well on its way. Like cleaning kitchen cabinets and washing them with wood oil soap and then polishing. It is always something here. Now that we are changing things a bit I feel like at the right time I can do lots of things that were very difficult before -- like emptying cabinets and pantries completely.

Hope you all have a really nice Monday and not too much rain.

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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May 3, 2021 07:37AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning. The Bird of Paradise is in bloom.

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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May 3, 2021 10:11AM Wren44 wrote:

Petite, Beautiful flower.

Illinois Lady, I had a client who had kept kosher growing up. They take everything out of the cabinets, wash cabinets and dishes, then put it back. Sounds like what you're planning. I think about doing that but that's as far as I get.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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May 3, 2021 11:08AM Betrayal wrote:

petite1: Love the flower. I used to order bouquets from Hawaii for my mother on her birthday that had this flower in them. She loved them.

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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May 3, 2021 11:16AM LW422 wrote:

Petite--I hope they can find something to help your husband ASAP. That bird of paradise is gorgeous. I wonder if it is in the same family as a banana tree.

Illinois Lady--I've been trying to do some spring cleaning around here but it's going pretty slow. I used to be such a great housekeeper but lately I don't seem to mind a few dust bunnies.

Hope everyone will have a good week. I'm having an ultrasound of my cancerous breast tomorrow, I assume a check of how I'm responding to chemo. Naturally I have "scanxiety" today and my stomach is hurting. What on earth has happened to my life.

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/9/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 5/18/2021 AC
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May 3, 2021 01:31PM Wren44 wrote:

LW, We have a saying, "in your pocket" meaning that our good wishes and hugs are with you during any procedure. We all know about scanxiety. In your pocket for tomorrow.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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May 3, 2021 02:26PM LW422 wrote:

Hi there, Wren44. Thanks very much, but I got a reprieve. My MO wants to wait on the scan till I finish Taxol so my appointment for tomorrow has changed. I appreciate the support!!

Dx 1/12/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/20/2021, IBC, Right, Stage IIIC Chemotherapy 2/9/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 5/18/2021 AC
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May 3, 2021 05:34PM IllinoisLady wrote:

LW - Whew !!! A reprieve is nice maybe and it does sound like waiting would offer perhaps a fuller understanding of where things stand. I think this is an entirely anxiety disease. No matter what goes on you'll have a case of nerves going on a certain amt. of the time. I just finished my third round of cancer but the last two tumors were I'm told too far away from the original to be primaries. What do they say " a rose by any other name", because it was still cancer. I'm back to NED again but since the last tumors were in the bladder I will need a lot of testing this first yr. Then a bit less the second and than once a yr. the third.

I feel anxious at times but not as much as I did my very first dx. which was breast cancer and a part of my signature line.

Our little Lucky kitty got out today. Whew !!! Two cans of cat food later he is back inside. He was running with one of our indoor/outdoor cats and going up trees. Not as high as Buddy thank goodness because since Lucky is disabled I'm not sure he could get down. He seemed to know and didn't go up too far. I did a lot of holding my breath when I spotted what they were doing. All's well that ends well.

Haircut day and such a long day we are breaking with tradition and doing pizza. Twice in one month -- a new record for us.

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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