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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 04:29PM

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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May 3, 2021 08:05PM Reader425 wrote:

Illinois I love the ordinary days when I can get things done and go at my own pace. Our indoor kitties are scared of the outside thank goodness. We got them as (rescue) tiny babies. I hope they stay scared as we are suburban/urban here. Not good for outdoor cats.

LW glad you got a reprieve from the scan for now. All this stuff is anxiety producing. We get it.

Petite the flower is lovely. And hope your husband starts to have better days or they get a better grip on how to help him.

Dx 9/11/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/29/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/3/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 4, 2021 03:47AM petite1 wrote:

LW422, Yes, they are related. Glad you got a reprieve.


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 4, 2021 08:49AM Puffin2014 wrote:

I'm putting my persuasive and organizational skills to the ultimate test this week. Visited my 94 year old father over the weekend and have convinced him both to sell his 25 year old Honda Accord and to leave his apartment in a 62+ independent living facility near Minneapolis and move to Moorhead (the difference between a 5 hour and a 6" drive). For a year he's been telling me he wished he lived in a building that provided meals, so that was one of my bigger selling points, besides being closer to me. This place built a new addition this winter and still had 3 open one bedroom apartments available so he's moving into a brand new apartment. Yesterday I signed the intent to move in paperwork. The building also has the progression to assisted living, nursing home and memory care so if his needs change he won't have to move again.

I've hired the moving company to load up his stuff May 17th and unload the next day. Now I'm trying to find homes for the items that won't be moving, not easy since places that used to come directly to your apartment to collect donations are now requiring you to bring the items to them because of Covid. I finally found a chapter of the Salvation Army that will come pick up most of his items. They won't take his couch because it's a hide-a-bed and has a mattress which legally no one can take. Still looking for a home for Mom's Singer sewing machine that folds into a standing wooden cabinet, and a stereo that's in a wooden cabinet.

Trying to take it one day at a time but sometimes it feels like my head is going to explode.

Dx 5/23/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/16/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/17/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/13/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 11/10/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 4, 2021 09:12AM IllinoisLady wrote:

When your life is filled with the desire to see holiness in everyday life, something magical happens: ordinary life becomes extraordinary and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul.

Harold Kushner

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 4, 2021 09:24AM IllinoisLady wrote:

How wonderful for your Dad Puffin. You have done all this for yourself fairly recently so he has an excellent helper in you. Even though it is a lot of work ( who wouldn't do the same for their parent(s) the reward comes when Dad is safely in his new home close to you. I'm already able to see visions of comfort for both of you. What a comfort as well that this can be his last major move since proper facilities, if needed, are at hand. Don't know why but it seems to me you moved in May as well when you sold your home. Well, I'd like to think that is my memory.

Rained through the night with at times lots of lightning and of course this part of the yr. is when we can expect tornados. We don't get much out here at the lake as most things miss us, but I did worry about my daughter driving the 17 miles to work. We did get straight line winds out here a few yrs. back along with a lot of areas in town. It was over with quickly, but very scary while it was going on. About the same time I started to feel in control of my panicked feeling it was over. That time we lived out here w/o power for a week. Cold baths and cold food till it spoiled. By then a couple of restaurants were open a bit and we could get some hot food and get a reprieve from peanut butter and crackers. Fast food then never tasted so good.

Gray today so far and likely more showers possible. We will stay in the 60's for a few days. So, we are not yet into consistent temps, but it is early for that.

Hoping you are all well and 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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May 4, 2021 07:51PM Taco1946 wrote:

Sounds like a great plan for you and your Dad, Puffin. You might try some of the local thrift stores rather than the mega-ones. Our Foodbank thrift stores pick up and our drivers will go into your home. I have a friend here who had to hire someone to carry stuff to her curb to be picked up by another thrift shop. We also can't take beds and things that are heavily used by pets. Too much dander.

The same friend also had a really rewarding experience with getting rid of some of her furniture. Her Realtor knew a single older woman who was seeking housing to share with her adult disabled daughter. Found a place here in Phoenix that is specifically rented to single parents who need help. Area is secure and all the houses face into a common area and there is some level of staff available as well as some planned activities. My friend gave the woman everything she could use and she rented a u haul to take it to her new home. I hadn't heard of such a planned community but certainly was pleased to know of it.

My talented BIL has written a historical musical and I have been working with him on the dialogue. It's been an interesting project. He is a great song writer but the script got really redundant! I cut it by at least 15 minutes. I can't imagine how long the 19 songs will take to sing.

Turning out to be a busy week. Opthomologist yesterday, dental hygienist tomorrow and a return to in person bridge. I'm also back to seeing my acupuncturist. Hands were getting really bad again.

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 4, 2021 10:00PM - edited May 4, 2021 10:03PM by ChiSandy

Been absent from this thread for over a week--I get through the drinks & dinner threads, then get distracted by the cats (especially Happy, who's extremely clingy--sitting on my forearms as I try to type this) and answering stupid questions on Quora.com. Not to mention all the medical stuff--nothing dire, just a giant time-suck.

Welcome, Nonni, LW (prayers & hugs to you both)--as well as Nsbrown. You're in Winchester, VA? So beautiful there, by the Blue Ridge & Shenandoah NP. (One of my favorite folksinger/dulcimerists, Maddie McNeil, is from there--and we saw her perform at the park's Skyline Lodge, where she was artist-in-residence at the time). Anyway, our particular "sorority" doesn't require "pledging"--initiation is automatic, upon diagnosis. No silly outfits, no rules, no errands, no "big" sisters, and no memorizing the Greek alphabet & having to recite it backwards at a moment's notice. (Yeah, we had to do all that back in the day).

Beav, prayers to your son, his family & you--is a stem-cell transplant a realistic option? Best wishes for the road ahead. And MD Anderson is as good as it gets.

Judy, how are you feeling? Have you begun the dental repairs, and will you be able to have your KW getaway? That Apple Watch beats the pants off those emergency-pager pendants. I was considering upgrading to the Series 6 for that reason--I have the Series 4, since 2018, which also has the fall detection and automatic emergency calling, plus the ECG app & sensor. On the fence, though, because I already own a pulse oximeter; and I don't consider it a PITA to have to raise my wrist for the display to appear. What I will spring for, however, is if the next models come with BP and glucose sensors.

Meanwhile, Bob & I took the bait and traded in our iPhones (8 for him, 8Plus for me) for, respectively, the 12 SE and 12 Pro Max. (He wanted one the same size as his 8 so it'll fit in his shirt pocket; I decided to pop for the top-of-the-line, albeit the least storage--128GB, which is twice what my 8 Plus had--because I will be doing both more audio & video recording going forward). His screen had cracked to the point where he was on the verge of slicing his fingertips. We each got nice rebates for our old ones--half again as much for mine as for his because mine was in decent shape since only the screen protector had cracked. And I'm proud of him--he was able to pair his new one to his car via Bluetooth without having to come home & watch a video. I realize just now that I haven't checked to see if my new one's automatically paired to my Subaru. Oops. But nobody's called me yet while I've been driving, so no big deal. I'll try tomorrow while waiting outside the vet during Heidi's "mani-pedi" (Happy's is on Thurs.).

It's official--here in IL and Chicago, masks are no longer required outdoors unless social distancing is not possible. I tried walking maskless to a wine dinner last week, though, and got so many dirty looks that I put mine back on, despite the sidewalk being very wide and uncrowded. Better not to worry other people. But there's still an indoor mask mandate until at least July 4 (when the city will be lifting all capacity restrictions). Our temple has yet to transition back from online to in-person, even though weekly services had been so sparsely-attended even pre-pandemic that the currently-allowed 25% capacity is more than sufficient to accommodate the congregation (except for Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, when the pews are filled with out-of-town extended families). And the archdiocese is still not allowing in-person Mass except at Holy Name Cathedral, which is broadcast live on TV (not just online).

Had my weigh-in today and it wasn't as painful as I'd feared (the fear was reflected in my uncharacteristically elevated BP). I've gained only 9 lbs. since Nov., and I'm going to slam the brakes on further gain. My NP did say it was my choice to try and maintain, but I'd like to get down below 150 again to have a bit of a "cushion" for minor fluctuations. She did order me back to the gym...in-person if I can wear a mask. I'd love to re-start personal training, but L.A. Fitness requires a 3x/wk x 2-yr commitment, to which Bob said "no way." It works, but is quite expensive and ran up a huge credit card bill back in the day. (Had to quit when I broke my arm & wrist--then when I wanted to re-start, my trainer had moved out-of-state to become an occupational therapist; the day I was to meet with the manager was the day everything shut down for the pandemic). I still pay a reduced rate to use the facilities--including pools at branches that havr them. What I will do is find my training log book, see what apparatus I'd been using and what settings had been "square one." Silver Sneakers is not happening for me, though--it's in the morning and I am not a morning person. Online is a possibility too. Meanwhile, I have some home stuff: stationary bike & treadmill for cardio, hand weights (2-10 lbs) and resistance cords.

I also applied for counseling--for stress relief and cancerphobia/scanxiety. Today makes three weeks since my blood draw for three genetic panels: an updated expanded BRCA/PALB2, melanoma-specific, and Lynch Syndrome (especially a rare subset called Muir-Torre, because I get sebaceous hyperplasias). My future medical management may depend on the results of any of the above. Bob thinks that at 70, though, prophylactic surgeries and annual colonoscopy would be overkill.

I am thinking of one type of elective surgery, however: podiatric, to remove a large and exquisitely painful callus at the tip of one toe--it actually has lengthened the toe. It makes wearing socks torture--on Sat., after we bought our iPhones, my toe was throbbing so badly as we sat at (a near-empty) Buffalo Wild Wings watching the Derby that I had to dash to the restroom to remove my socks and stuff them into my shopping bag. Both of my podiatrists have retired, though. I'd even entertained the idea of consulting with the two famous Seattle podiatrists Drs. Huppin & Hale--but WA is back on Chicago's "$#*+ list" due to higher positivity rates. Bummer--was going to combine it with a visit to my godson, whose wife is >6 mos. along, as well as all the cool places I remember from when we lived there in the '70s. Yeah, I know that as a fully-vaccinated person I am exempt from having to test or quarantine upon my return home, but why take chances? The PNW seems to be experiencing a worrisome spike again.

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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May 5, 2021 05:10AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, ladies. It rained this morning and now very muggy. I am heading to get my skin "spot check". I dread it.

Puffin, That sounds great for your Dad and you.

ChiSandy, Good to hear from 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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May 5, 2021 05:58AM carolehalston wrote:

Puffin, sounds like a very wise move for your dad and you.

Sandy, you are always missed when you're absent.

Our power went off last night and the generator came on. It's noisy, located at the end of the house near our bedroom and bath, but kept the ceiling fan and reading lights and a/c operating. I used ear plugs and didn't know when the power came back on. We had electrical storms all night and lots of rain. The scene outside looks like a greenhouse with, probably, 100 percent humidity.

I find it amazing that people are buying tickets to go into space. What an ever-changing world, says this elderly woman.

Keywestfan, how are you doing with your recovery from the fall?

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 5, 2021 08:41AM Beaverntx wrote:

Carole, when I heard our area and regional forecast, I thought of you since the storms were coming your way. We had 6 inches of rain last weekend but avoided the hail this time around (others in the area had hail). We are still working on getting the roof replaced after the last hail storm. Glad you folks are OK.

Update on our son is that his bone marrow changes are only 10% leukemia and they are struggling to identify the rest so no treatment plan yet.

Puffin, you have been one busy lady. Your father's move sounds like a good plan for both of you.has

Keywestfan, hope your healing from your fall is going well. My repair work from my fall took about 3 months and would have gone on much longer had I opted for a tooth implant instead of a permanent bridge.

Sandy annual co!onscopy?!?!?! I thought being on the three year plan was bad enough; fortunately back on the five year plan now.

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 5, 2021 09:55AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Stop! Breathe deeply.

Begin bringing peace to the outer world

by regaining your own inner peace.

Choose love, choose gratitude,

choose forgiveness, choose peace.

Begin with your own inner peace.

Then use that inner peace

as a platform from which

to approach the outer world

with perspective, understanding, and patience.

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.

- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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 5, 2021 10:07AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Partly cloudy here today, but sun is very welcome when it peeks out. No rain in the forecast thank goodness, but it will be back sooner than I want it for sure. My PCP is happy if I do a test done at home and sent to the VA lab. If anything shows there, then we would go further. Had to put off my last colonoscopy due to my broken arm and just haven't been able to go forward with another. My numbers are always great as have been my two PET scans -- so it is thought unless something in the home test turns up I'm otherwise at the age where normally I'd be left off the hook for ten yrs. at least. I'm good with that. I really wasn't looking forward to the prep end of the test anyway.

A lot of running around today, but do hope to get a little work done. It is going slow, but it is pretty much going. Deciding what to do with your 'life' collection can be tedious. Just moving it from one place to the other though actually helps me to really 'think' about how long these things have been planted around here ( wherever that has been ) and not used --- and so much of it could be easily used by someone else. I have two of a lot of things ( toasters, sm. pressure cookers, dish sets, silverware etc. ) I have always had a replacement waiting should something go un-expectedly. Now I'm convinced of the foolishness because it is not like you have to mail-order replacements -- the stores here are plentiful enough. Far past time to close up my warehouse.

I hope you are all going to have a really fine 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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May 5, 2021 10:47AM Wren44 wrote:

We're undecided about putting our house on the market again. We took it off when the builder said no. We've been here since 1984 and have accumulated a ton of stuff. DH is worried about the storage in the attic. It's about 10 rubbermaid bins and mostly bedding. I think we can just toss it. We have a king size bed, which is pretty scarce in Seattle, so unsure if anyone would want the comforters, etc. I have a bin of too large clothes which can also go.

I'm experiencing a lot of anxiety. DH has dementia, cat has diabetes, and the house is for sale. What do I have to be anxious about?

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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May 5, 2021 10:48AM Nsbrown54 wrote:

Thank you for the welcome ChiSandy. I’m originally from the mid-west; grew up in Indianapolis and lived in Oak Park one summer. I moved to Northern Virginia after college and retired to Winchester 3 years ago. It’s beautiful here in the Shenandoah Valley.

Had my left hip injected this morning, so I’m taking it easy today. I had a hip problem that pre-dated BC diagnosis. My right hip has already been replaced. Hopefully the injection will my alleviate pain.

I hope everyone has a healthy and peaceful day

Dx 6/22/2020, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 6/28/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/18/2020 Mastectomy Hormonal Therapy 12/8/2020 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 1/4/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/26/2021 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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May 5, 2021 02:08PM MCBaker wrote:

So nice to see you back, Sandy. I saw the NP about my sleep problems, and she thinks that sciatic pain is waking me up at night enough to get me tossing and turning, but not enough to really wake me up. So I will be taking 600 mg gabapentin at bedtime. Was writing this post when my ride to quilting showed up. I got a book about the Jesuit Relations and a sewing machine attachment for quilting in the mail. About all. Just wanted to complete the post.

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 5, 2021 05:51PM Puffin2014 wrote:

Illinois Lady: I moved into my apartment during a winter storm in January, Dad's should be a much better move.

Didn't get to sleep until 1 am last night, way too much running through my head. It helped this morning to gather all the various slips of paper with notes and phone number on them and get them organized into a folder on my phone. Also started a huge master to-do list with sections of Personal, Dads Move, and what gets packed into my car for the trip back. Remember, this is also bird migration season so I'm trying to work a little birding into this chaos as well.

Picked up the key to Dad's apartment and dropped off the form they wanted with his emergency contact info. Picked up some packing supplies, a nice box with divisions to hold coffee mugs and drinking glasses. The clothing wardrobe was too large for my car so we'll probably stack a pile of his clothes in my back seat.

The best news of the day though was when the guy at the moving company said we could put the 3 items (the couch, stereo and sewing machine) into the truck and after they had unloaded Dad's belongings to his apartment they'd just drive to the city dump and get rid of them for me! Problem solved. Doesn't seem right to just throw away a sewing machine, but it's over 20 years old and doesn't have the fancy settings most seamstresses want now. And there really isn't a demand for stereos in cabinets.

Dx 5/23/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/16/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/17/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/13/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 11/10/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 5, 2021 06:32PM keywestfan wrote:

Sandy, Medical appointments are indeed a “giant time suck.” I saw the dentist yesterday, my PCP today. All cleared to go to Key West Sunday- May 18. Will do Mothers Day Saturday. On May 19, right after we come back, see the periodontist, on May 21, Jada, BS’s NP, on May 25, both the dentist and endodontist. And so it goes...

I’m interested when you say you “applied for counseling.” Not quite sure what this means. I had a psychotherapy practice for years, both downtown and in Evanston,as well as working in the Northwestern Student Counseling. When BC struck, and that’s what it felt like, I was an anxious wreck. I went to a psychiatrist and she was so helpful for me. I go now- Zoom- 2x month- and still find it enlightening and comforting. And helpful to me after the fall and concussion and her telling me - though I should have known- what a shock it is to the nervous system and that fatigue follows a concussion for a few weeks. My divine PCP was impressed with how well I’ve recovered.

I would wait for that next version of the Apple Watch with the BP and glucose as long as you have the fall detection.I wear the watch on one arm, my Fitbit on the other. Watch for today counts14,331 steps, Fitbit 10,041 which is quite a difference, but I think itbit doesn’t factor in my 45 morning treadmill.

My iPhone10 screen is a mass( hate that word) of cracks, but doesn’t affect the performance so I’ll stick with it for awhile.

Everyone, I’ll bet has gained at least 9 pounds.

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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May 6, 2021 05:13AM carolehalston wrote:

The a/c compressor decided to quit or take a break yesterday afternoon. Lucky for us, we're having what will probably be the last cool air of the spring and were able to sleep last night without a/c. It's 61 degrees this morning. Our a/c man is coming at 7:30 am. He has been such a treasure through the years. I'm guessing we will need a new compressor.

Keywestfan, you have a strong spirit. Glad you're getting your much-wanted trip to Key West.

Puffin, you are wonderfully organized.

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 6, 2021 05:19AM petite1 wrote:

Good morning, everyone. Even though the phone says it is 68 degrees, it is already muggy. I think it is going to be a hot steamy day. The radar shows rain coming in off the Gulf. The dermatologist had to freeze 3 spots on my left arm. I worry about that, as that is the surgical side with lymph node removal. It was swollen last night and I put ice on it. It is better this morning.

keywestfan, I am glad you are healing from your fall.

Puffin, I know what you mean about the sewing machine and stereo. When my mom died, we had estate sale people handle everything. I assume someone bought the sewing machine and stereo, but I wasn't there, so I don't know. The younger generations don't seem to be into old stuff.

Nsbrown54, I as originally from Virginia. I lived in Troutville and then Roanoke. My dad was transferred to Florida in 1958 and I have been here ever since.

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 6, 2021 07:16AM IllinoisLady wrote:

As I look back at the entire tapestry of my life, I can see from the perspective of the present moment that every aspect of my life was necessary and perfect. Each step eventually led to a higher place, even though these steps often felt like obstacles or painful experiences. -Wayne Dyer

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 6, 2021 07:19AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Well, we are a mite cloudy today -- and maybe or maybe not a shower or two. I think nothing serious, but won't have enough sun to suit me. We are in that cooler period right now and hopefully I enjoy it because once it warms more -- we likely will stay that way the rest of the summer. My daughter is dreading the 'humidity' and likely will take yrs. to get used to it. We took some time ourselves, but our earlier yrs. before the harsh global warming climate changes started were easier. Old enough when the icky got well started that it didn't seem so bad.

Lots of work to do today. Hope it all goes well. Hope you all have a truly nice 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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May 6, 2021 09:31AM MCBaker wrote:

No, Puffin, I disagree. Quilters love and prize the old machines because they can withstand heavy use and don't have plastic parts that wear out. Might be good to contact a local quilting club.

Keywest, I am continuing to lose weight, with walking, gardening, and being unable to chew my food much because I am waiting for my insurance to OK my lower denture.

Dishes washed, breakfast eaten, and laundry in the washer. I am getting my list items crossed out fast. I woke up early with my right leg aching.

I've been out in my garden the past hour or so and discovered this unposted post.

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 6, 2021 06:32PM mrkkh08 wrote:

Hello Ladies,

I'm new to this website and new this group but very interested because I'm older -- 66 with mBC - and like the comments at this site.

Recently, I was diagnosed with mBC that spread to lymph glands in each breast, large tumors in each breast, and spread to bones in pelvic area. This was after many years at Stage 0 in each breast. I did a watch and wait, especially after learning I wasn't a good candidate for implants or for reconstruction (I didn't have enough fat at that time -- but told it would came with age). A bomb seems to have gone off in my body.

Now taking Anastrozole with quick, positive results but daily nausea, fatigue, sleeping a long time at night, and brain fog.

A question this group may help me with is -- if I'm asked to take care of very young grandchildren, am I able to? Grandchildren are a wonderful, new part of my life, but I'm not sure when or if I'll feel better. And, I'm on my own after losing husband some years ago. Any thoughts? Thank you for reading this.

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May 6, 2021 07:58PM jhl wrote:

Hello mrkkho8,

Grandchildren are a wonderful part of these times of our lives. Are you able to give a 'trial' to watching your grandchildren. Of course, their needs vary depending on their age. Infants must be held safely and you need to assess if you can walk and still hold a baby. Toddlers on the other hand can get away fast. Are you able to move quickly enough to keep them safe? If I were in your shoes, I think I'd want to share my concerns with my own child and ask if they can give you some time while they are with you to determine if you can do whatever the infant/child needs. That will give both the parents and you reassurance. If nothing else, please do share yourself with your grandchild even if it is with the parent's supervision. They are such a wonderful blessing.

Jane

Dx 11/15/2019, IDC: Cribriform, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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May 6, 2021 08:57PM Wren44 wrote:

I second the suggestion to enjoy them with the parents present. If you feel better after the side effects wear off, then you can tackle them by yourself.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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May 7, 2021 05:32AM carolehalston wrote:

Seems like good advice to mrk regarding care of grandchild.

Beautiful weather here again today and tomorrow is supposed to be the same. The same kind of cool mild weather we enjoy in northern MN during the summer.

Mother's Day for dh and me is a day to remember our mothers. My mother passed away two years ago this May.

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 7, 2021 07:08AM karen1956 wrote:

Mother's day just isn't the same anymore - my mother passed away January 2018 and my MIL September 2019. I haven't been blessed with grandchildren yet. I don't like all the mother's day adds. It is a hard day for many. For my older daughter who has been struggling with infertility for years which also makes me sad. Mother's day is always near my birthday and my son's birthday.

Rain is in the forecast for the week-end. Was planning on hiking in the mountains but now just thinking of staying home. Rain here too but more room at home than a small 1 bedroom.

Happy Friday.


Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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May 7, 2021 07:49AM Jilly43 wrote:

Hi always interested to hear of any “older ladies” I had Masectomy (no recon) in October aged 77...large tumour 90 mm HR, Lobular, no lymph nodes involved. Had OncoDX test it was 19 so thankfully no Chemo recommended...I had the 5 day intense Radiotherapy...bad after effects but soon cleared with wonderful gel impregnated dressings. So now I am six months down the line have been on Leterazole since September feel pretty good but do still get a lot of intermittent pains in the area...I seem quite good on the tablets, some aches and pains especially after sitting...I walk and do housework etc...so far so good. I have read a lot about special diets etc to avoid Estrogen...but at my age I feel it is important to enjoy quality of like for how ever and even a nice glass of wine ! Would love to hear from any ladies in my age group and hear what are your feelings....

Diagnosed at 77 stage 2 HR Left Masectomy, Radiotherapy 5 days. Now Leterazole 5 years.
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May 7, 2021 08:49AM Beaverntx wrote:

We have Mother's Day on Sunday, DIL's birthday on Monday and DH's birthday on Tuesday. We won't be gathering but will celebrate/recognize the occasions independently.

Welcome to the two new posters on this thread. I agree with the grandchild caring advice, try it out with others present for everyone's peace of mind. But please do not isolate yourself from enjoying your family.

Jllly43, I too was diagnosed at age 77 (three years ago). I pay more attention to getting 5 servings of fruits and vegetables than I used to, avoid red meat (due to a history of premalignant colon polyps). I still enjoy a glass of wine but since starting Tamoxifen have no problem limiting to one glass as it "goes to my head" much faster than it used to. I also limit gluten but that is because of arthritis, not cancer!

Karen, sorry this weekend is such a sad one for you. I remember how strange it felt to be the oldest mother in our family after both my mother and DH's mother passed. Sending virtual hugs to you.

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 7, 2021 10:23AM Wren44 wrote:

I'm not only the oldest mother - I'm the oldest person on my side of the family. DH is 1 year older and the oldest on his side of the family.

Jilly, My doc said don't eat tofu every day or vast quantities of soy in any form and don't worry about it. I lost some weight to up my chances, but just eat healthily when I can. I agree that a focus on enjoying life is a good one. I also had mastectomy with no recon. I'm happy with it.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.

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