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Sep 24, 2021 09:03PM
Sep 24, 2021 09:05PM
"Weebles wobble but they don't fall down." A blast from the past for sure. Fisher-Price? I remember that in the early 90s, Arsenio Hall had one of those flat-top "fades" with shaved "sidewalls." Gordy said "he looks like a Weeble."
Mary, I second the recommendation for a good helmet--but also elbow pads and cycling gloves. I wore all three when I rode a mountain bike with 20" training wheels. (Still have it, but it'd be a pain to haul it out of the basement, reinflate the tires, and store it--space in the garage is already tight and I already had the first one stolen from under my deck, where I'd U-locked it to one of the posts. I found the lock in pieces on the ground--likely frozen with some kind of spray and then shattered. Same thing happened to a friend's "The Club" steering wheel lock). If I had a secure place to store it I'd spring for an adult trike--electric or not. Then again, with the current system of shared streets, bike lanes and "walk your wheels" sections of major arterials, and cyclists who blow through red lights & stop signs I'm not sure I'm ready to join the ranks of the bikers. After all, I used to ride on the sidewalk because I was afraid of cars.
Jackie, Transderm Scop rocks! Sorry to hear you & Betrayal had less-than-clean scan/biopsy results; but you are getting fewer lesions each time. And Betrayal, nobody needs an appendix. (At least tonsils have a function). The surgery would very likely be OP or at most a "23-hr. admit." You'd be losing less of your colon than with a hemicolectomy (my DH's was for a perfed bowel & my neighbor's was for in situ colon cancer, and both went home the next morning). That doesn't mean you shouldn't take it easy, however.
My BIL's thyroid biopsy came back benign! Not sure what if any treatment he'll have going forward, as my sister didn't say whether it was a goiter or just a nodule--should ask about the bloodwork.
I have my 6-month checkup next Thurs. with my melanoma MO, Dr. B. at Kellogg. Not having any symptoms, but he messaged me reminding me to get a liver MRI and chest x-ray--but as long ago as two weeks ago the first appt. I could get was all the way up in Gurnee (45 mi. away, 3/4 of the way to WI) on next Tues. at 5 pm. Will have to go up there much earlier to avoid driving with the sun in my eyes. Yesterday I drove west at 6 pm and had to put my visor all the way down as far as it'd go (not far enough), put cataract shades over my sunglasses, crank up the defrosters, pull over constantly to wipe down the inside of the windshield. (Maybe also get a car wash and new wiper blades). Come to think of it, we'll be driving west at about the same time tomorrow to go to a hospital dinner-dance at the Morton Arboretum. I think it might finally be a sign that the L capsular clouding (behind my artificial lens) is finally symptomatic--should get it lasered ASAP.
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....
9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast
12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)