Topic: thread for middle age to older Christian women.

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: Mar 19, 2010 12:30PM

Posted on: Mar 19, 2010 12:30PM

spar2 wrote:

I would like to start a forum to meet other middle age or older women who have bc and love the Lord.  Try to live your life for him, walk the walk and talk the talk.  Of course we all fall from grace because we are human but we are covered by the blood of Jesus.  Also this forum is for people who has a large enough vocabulary that they don't need to use profanity to explain theirselves.  I will start.

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Mar 19, 2010 12:36PM spar2 wrote:

My name is Sherry, I am 58 years old.  I love the Lord and try to do his will for me.  I love crafts as everyone that knows me is aware.  I make hats and send to childrrens and adults cancer centers.   I broke my leg in October and it is only 20% healed so I am using a walker and a wheelchair.  I have 3 grandkids, ages 8 to 19.  I have a wonderful husband that I love so much and he is so good to me and I guess you  could say we are soul mates.  I am a nurse and retired from the state in 2007 and love retirement.  I like to make jewelry also but mine is just fun costume jewelry.  I have a lot of Christian sisters that I hope will post here and keep in touch.  I have 2 things I for sure want to do this summer and that is a road trip to Illinois and learn to play golf.  My best friend from grade school is stage IV bc and her and her husband love to play golf so I am doing it for her.    I have a lot of loyal friends and in return I am very loyal.  I love peace and harmony.  Come visit and lets get to know each other. 

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Mar 19, 2010 03:50PM barbe1958 wrote:

My name is Barbara and I will be 52 in May. I have never questioned God as to "why me" during this whole journey. Why not me? I wear my scars with pride knowing that I have passed some earthly test. I have a great comedic relationship with God as He has a very funny sense of humour! I will be in a hurry to get to a meeting and will find myself going southbound on the highway instead of west! I take joy in nature and my crafts. I like to have at least one "Oh God" moment every day, whether it is a sunset, a bird's peeping or a cat's purr.

I am expecting my first granchild September 15th with my daughter and my step-daughter is due 4 days later! There's that heavenly humour....

I do not have a network of friends, but am lucky enough to love my job. My husband IS my soulmate and again I am blessed. My kids live about an hour away and I don't see them a lot, but thanks to Facebook and email my close relationship is held tight.

I have various health issues that leave me in a lot of pain and I am on very strong narcotics just to get through my day. Anyone else would be constipated and the pharmacist and my doctor keep asking me. I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome as one of my health issues so I am not constipated. There's that heavenly humour again!

I look forward to meeting my other spiritual sisters. 

Dx 12/10/2008, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/15/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 2/4/2016, IDC: Papillary, Left, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/10/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/16/2016 Whole breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 19, 2010 04:52PM spar2 wrote:

Barbe, thanks so much for posting.  congrats on going to have a new grandbaby, they bring so much joy when they are little.  Love the smell of new babies and cuddling them, rocking them.  That irritable bowel syndrome is some nasty stuff, I have a church friend with it and she has to be really careful sometimes what she eats.  So glad to meet another woman that loves the Lord.  I am one of those that enjoys an Oh God moment too, sometimes it is the birds all fluttering around the feeder or a beautiful sunset sitting out on the deck.  Just the simple things in life.  A beautiful flower or a bee getting pollen.

I just got back from the dr. and it wasn't very good news.  White blood count was way up, had fever, chest xray showed infection.  Started coughing and threw up in the mask they put on me and then in their trash can so they weren't real happy and neither was I.  She also said there was something on my chest xray that she didn't know what it was which kind of scares me but I have an oncology appt the 30th so will talk to her about it.

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Mar 19, 2010 05:29PM patoo wrote:

Spar, can you get that onc appt moved up to next week?  I'll be on pins and needles waiting for her thoughts/ideas, etc.

PM'g you separately.

"for we live by faith, not by sight" - 2 Corinthians 5:7 Dx 10/24/2008, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/11/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/1/2009 Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Mar 19, 2010 05:57PM C130sunshine wrote:

Hello, I my name is Kim, I am 41 years old (young).  I am also a Christian, trying to live my life for the glory of Him (I am a work in progress).  I am also a nurse but I am in the Air Force.  People think I have not dealt with my diagnosis of cancer.....it never upset me.  I always felt a calm.  It is amazing how when I look back on issues that at the time upset me, now I see God's hand in it.  I was passed over for the rank of Major the first time.....well I am glad that I was.  If I hadn't then I would have been passed over the Lt Col.  I am waiting for the results....it should come out next week, but I am not worried.

I was diagnosed while I was in Korea....during treatment I moved to California (actually I moved here for chemo).  It made life interesting....I was lucky that I have a very strong family....my parents where with me the entire time (from surgery in Hawaii through all the treatment in CA (chemo/rads)).  Plus I found a great Church.

I am now of the leaders in my Churchs' Women's cancer ministry.  Everyone...even the founder has had (or have) some type of cancer.  Plus I worked in the surgery clinic for 6 months...."they" had a rash of people being diagnosed with cancer.  I was able to give them support.

Barbara - congrats on the soon grandchildren.  Babies do smell great...that is until....well you know. Laughing

Sherry...sorry to hear about your test results.  I am with Patoo...can you call your oncologist to get in sooner?  You will definitely be in my prayers.  Keep us infromed.

C130sunshine Dx 4/4/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 19, 2010 06:03PM - edited Mar 19, 2010 06:05PM by treak

Hello,

My name is Tresha and this is the first time I have posted on this or any other forum. I am 61 years old, been married for 40 years, 2 grown 'boys" who are single and have no grandchildren. I have been looking for a site where the participants love Jesus and depend on him for strength and comfort. I was diagnosed with stage I breast cancer in 1/2010; had a partial mastectomy on 2/25/10 and just returned from a checkup with my surgeon. The news was mixed and I am not sure what to make of it. It appears that even though I was told that the cancer was removed with clear margins, a portion of the margin was very small, .07mm. The surgeon says he tries to get at least 1 cm. Now there will be choices to make again. More surgery to obtain a larger margin and or try to burn it out with an extra strong dose of radiation. I had just about decided to refuse radiation, now I am not so sure. Maybe I am being naive, but to me an "inch is a mile" if it is gone- it's gone! I feel so, so truly blessed to be in good health. I had no problems with the surgery, got up and made dinner after having surgery in the morning. ha. I am just tired of being messed with. I feel as if God has taken care of everything and now "they" won't let me be. I feel guilty even bringing it up as I read the severe problems other bc patients are experiencing. But does this sound familiar to anyone. I would like to get input from a Chrisitan woman who is not in the medical profession. Sorry to go on and on. I will pray all the other women on this forum.

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Mar 19, 2010 06:15PM Susie123 wrote:

Hello,

My name is Susie, I'm 49 and I am a Christian. Thank you for starting this thread! When I first started visiting bc.org, it broke my heart to see the "anybody else an atheist but me" thread and the fact it had so many posts. I don't know how people get through this without the Good Lord. I know without a doubt that all the prayers that were said for me brought me through this and I give him all the praise and the glory for it!  Our Heavenly Father is SO Good!

Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 19, 2010 10:29PM kmccraw423 wrote:

Hi ladies .. both familiar and new (to me).  I am 63 years old and single.  I never married or had children so I don't have grandchildren.  I cannot believe so much time has passed.

My family is just a little odd (okay they are a lot odd!) in that my mother gave birth to me very young as her first child and my grandmother had her last child 3 months after I was born.  Ergo, my uncle is more like my brother.  We grew up together so I have special feelings for his kids and grandkids (kind of live vicariously).  When I held his first grandchild (the love of my life) as I was holding him, realized I held his father as a baby which seemed like yesterday!

I am a Christian but, sadly, have not been pew warming for a time due to a variety of illnesses.

I, do, however have my home teacher and visiting teacher come by each month and the missionaries show up from time to time.  In addition, a strong and abiding faith has held me together this past year.  The Lord definitely felt like I needed a little reminder - in my case a knock upside the head, which generally gets my attention.

Spar ... thanks for this thread as the other one was getting a little "adult."  For goodness sake, do you have pneumonia?  Please call and get an earlier appointment.  If it is pneumonia, the sooner you get some antibiotics in you the better you will feel.

Many blessings to all of you.

Kathleen Dx 10/3/2008, DCIS, 4cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 19, 2010 10:45PM mbtlcsw01 wrote:

Hello.  My name is Mary.  I'm 56 years old, married for almost 37 years to my high school sweetheart and have 3 adult sons.  Oldest is married, but they have chosen to have no children.  Middle son has a girlfriend he is very serious with and she has two children 2 and 4 ergo, surrogate grandchildren.  My youngest is not married.  I am a medical social worker and work at the local VA hospital.  I am truly blessed to be able to minister daily.  My husband is the head chaplain there also.  Like Barbe, I never asked why with the bc as my mother (who was one of strongest Christians I know) and her mother had bc.  When I was diagnosed, I hoped to go thru this journey, no matter what it meant, for others to see Him in me.  I prayed for His strength and courage to do this. 

This is a wonderful thread.  Thanks for starting it.

Mary Dx 10/16/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Mar 19, 2010 10:57PM cakeisgreat wrote:

Hi, guys!  I hope I'm not too young to join?  I'm 38 but I have been in love with Jesus since I was 15 when I first gave my heart to him!  I have served Him full time as a church admin to a very large church for 20 years or so and now work for the Christian school...well, I'm on "furlough" until all this BC healing is fixed up. 

JO--I never knew you worked in Sunday School for 40 years!  WOW that is so cool!

Right now, I am seeking the Lord for His next steps for me.  I will serve Him whatever way He wants.  Toying with not going back to work and just ministering to people as they come up, or continuing ministering at the school...or some other route.  

I dont LIKE that I got BC.  I sometimes think it's not fair that this is God's plan for me, especially when all my friends are healthy and moving on with life.  I feel pretty lonely when it comes to bc except for my bc.org cyber friends!  But I surely know that God works it out for good, for His glorious plan, and I gave my life to Him so many years ago, so I dont have a say...my life is His life.

~Cake (is always great!)

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