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

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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Aug 5, 2022 08:42AM denny123 wrote:

Wow-first time that I saw this. And I have been on here since 2003.

I am old-73. 20.5 years at Stage 4 MBC de novo. Hi! to everyone.

Denise

Dx 12/14/2002, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/other, Grade 3, 4/40 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/20/2003 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left); Lymph node removal (Right); Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Latissimus dorsi flap; Reconstruction (Right): Latissimus dorsi flap Chemotherapy 3/31/2003 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Gemzar (gemcitabine), Taxotere (docetaxel), Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 10/10/2003 Breast, Lymph nodes Targeted Therapy 1/30/2004 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 7/5/2011 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy
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Aug 5, 2022 08:42AM petite1 wrote:

Sandy, When my DH was doing that, he had ear wax in his ear. He would say "I can hear you. I just don't understand what you are saying."

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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Aug 5, 2022 08:51AM mcbaker wrote:

petite, I agree with that. Maybe Sandy could suggest that it is only a conductive loss, and therefore hearing aids would not be necessary. Now I can just imagine him bringing an otoscope home and asking you to look into his ears.

Welcome, denny. Glad to see you in our neighborhood. Especially considering your BC history.

Mary Dx 10/3/2018, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 11/16/2018, IDC, Right, <1, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER-/PR-, HER2+, IHC Surgery 11/16/2018 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Targeted Therapy 12/19/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 12/24/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 12/28/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 6/28/2019 Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting, Saline implant Chemotherapy
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Aug 5, 2022 09:44AM cardplayer wrote:

Love the fire pit betrayal. Thank you for sharing the photos.

Welcome Denny123.

I’m the one who use to not listen to my DH or mishear what he and others would say. Been wearing hearing aids for 5 years. It makes a world of difference.

Running errands this morning and then a doctor appointment. More rain expected, so hopefully I can get this all done before it rains. Enjoy your day.

Targeted Therapy 6/30/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/30/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 6/30/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 11/19/2020 Mastectomy (Right) Hormonal Therapy 12/3/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/9/2021 Prophylactic mastectomy (Left) Dx IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Aug 5, 2022 11:28AM mocogram wrote:

Welcome denny123, I've seen you on other forums. I'm also 73.

Dx 5/2016, ILC, Left, Stage IIB, ER+, HER2- Surgery 7/28/2016 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left) Chemotherapy 9/19/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx ILC, Other, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2+, IHC Radiation Therapy Breast Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Aug 5, 2022 11:40AM illinoislady wrote:

Appreciation of life itself, becoming suddenly aware of the miracle
of being alive, on this planet, can turn what we call ordinary life
into a miracle. We come awake to such a realization when
we recognize our connection to a spiritual dimension.

Dan Wakefield

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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Aug 5, 2022 11:57AM illinoislady wrote:

Welcome denny. Glad you found us here. Yes, we have been around for a while. It is a fairly small group so easy to keep up with. Hope you will come often and join in often as well.

Hmm, I wear hearing aids so hard for me to judge. I think Dh just got inro a habit of feeling like he had all the answers so didn't and often doesn't pay a lot of attention to me. In the mean-time ( after a whole lot of frustrating conversations ) Dh's voice tone is way less making it way harder for me to hear him. I am having difficulty now and having to wait to see the Ear Speciliast to clean out wax in my ears. Even a little bit can have a huge effect. My PCP and others who look in my ear all say they can see past the ear wax that is there. I also feel like age and sinus are making a difference in how my ears expel wax. It has just been a lot harder for me to hear. Not to make a bad pun of a sort, but it waxes and wanes depending.

Nothing special for today. Threat of rain but it sounds like it will be cooler for awhile. I haven't noticed the heat so mauch lately as the humidity has been much better lately in spite of a couple of days of a lot of rain. Fingers crossed.

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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Aug 5, 2022 12:24PM mcbaker wrote:

I quit smoking about four years ago, and since then, my hearing loss has plateaued. It was a real relief to discover that I had control over that.


Mary Dx 10/3/2018, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 11/16/2018, IDC, Right, <1, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER-/PR-, HER2+, IHC Surgery 11/16/2018 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Targeted Therapy 12/19/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 12/24/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 12/28/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 6/28/2019 Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting, Saline implant Chemotherapy
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Aug 5, 2022 05:25PM mistyeyes wrote:

Chisandy- My husband was not catching everything I would say or not hearing it correctly. When I was first diagnosed with cancer, he would go to the doctors appts with me and if I asked him what a doctor said because I did not understand it or didn't catch it he would just say he didn't hear a lot of what the doctor said. He had an appt for cataract surgery evaluation the week after he died. We were going to get that done first before I pushed on the hearing thing. I did have to push it a bit.

IDC right- Stage IIA, Grade 3,ER-,PR+,HER2+ Dx 11/15/2016, Right, PR+, HER2-
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Aug 5, 2022 05:27PM mistyeyes wrote:

Betrayal - the stone work is wonderful.

IDC right- Stage IIA, Grade 3,ER-,PR+,HER2+ Dx 11/15/2016, Right, PR+, HER2-

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