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 01:30PM

Posted on: Mar 19, 2010 01:30PM

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. Lets help make each other's life better
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May 25, 2022 05:27PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Jean, how did your first therapy session?

Wheatfields, I hope you are post surgery now and on your way home. I am glad your good friend that is a nurse was able to be with you. Praying that your surgery will help you to be totally out of pain.

Today I finished my pelvic floor therapy. I started the day oversleeping and my alarm didn't go off. I woke up at 11 so I was really flying to get myself ready. Luckily the sessions have been very good but today my biofeedback was just not working. I started to tell her about my contractor and that got me so upset it goofed up my whole biofeedback but I had been doing really well with that so it is what it is. Now I just need to keep motivated in doing the exercises on top of my usual back exercises I have to do almost every day just to function.

Chris, I am sorry you had a setback but it sounds like you really needed the IV fluids. I am glad your MO agreed to a dose reduction. Your weight loss is a lot and I do pray that you can start to feel better. I have lost 19 lbs and I realize that my pants are starting to get quite loose so I can imagine with almost twice that amount you would need some new clothes. I pray that you will have extra strength to do that. Your house sounds like a tremendous amount of work has already happened. I would definitely not sweat some of the things that aren't done at this point. Your family coming in will certainly understand if things are not perfect like you would want. I pray that when your guests come in and you have your big celebration that you will feel good and that you can enjoy the time and be present in the moment. We are all praying for you!!



Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/13/2014 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 26, 2022 10:19AM - edited Jun 15, 2022 08:42PM by teka

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May 26, 2022 10:40AM wheatfields wrote:

Dear ladies,

Thank you so much for your prayers! My hand surgery went very well and the Lord provided in all details. We had to leave at 5:00 am in order to be there by 6:30. However, backing out of my friends driving I noticed my tire pressure light on, on the dashboard. And so we hastily switched everything to her car and I have to admit I was getting panicky. But we prayed together as we often do when we start out driving a distance and then I felt better. One hand just had the injection and is a little sore around injection site, and the other thumb had an injection and the trigger thumb fixed with a few stitches. That hand is bandaged and was so numb yesterday but it feeling normal today, there is some pain from the incision and I have a few pain pills to take and then to put ice on it.

GB thank you so much for posting a picture of your blanket, it is so very pretty and does look like stained glass! I'm praying too for your work concerns and that all would be resolved soon.

Jean, I am praying for successful therapy for you.

And Chris, we are praying that you are feeling better each day and will enjoy your special day with family and friends to the very fullest.

Nancy, I'm continuing to pray for your contractor issue and your health concerns.

May the Lord bless and keep each you!

Love, Wheatfields

Dx 4/26/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/17/2019 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 6/17/2019 Hormonal Therapy 7/29/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 4/23/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 26, 2022 11:34AM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Teka, I was going to post and ask how you are doing so I am glad to hear from you. That is great news on your mammogram. I have been praying for you regarding your pain and I knew you would be seeing your orthopedic doctor in June. I have been praying that you would be prepared emotionally for surgery if that is what your specialist recommends. Your flamingo stand made me smile but I know it is NOT funny having to do what we have to do to function. Teka helping with the laundry is so cute. We will be praying as you see your doctor soon.

Wheatfields, it is good to hear from you. I am glad that the surgery is all over and now will pray for a rapid healing and NO pain. I am sorry that you had car issues that morning. Your early time was unfortunate as well. I would have been panicked as well having to change cars but I am glad the Lord calmed you and that the surgery is over.

Thank you for your prayers. I am a bit fearful that my contractor is going to be a no show after spending weeks trying to get this small project off the ground and him continually postponing his work. I need to trust that even if that happens the Lord will provide someone who can do this job. I'm still trying to experiment with different things to see if I can start to feel back to normal again. I finished my PT yesterday and it will be nice to get that time back but the reality that I will need to be doing these exercises forever is a daunting thing but I have to do that for my back exercises as well. I did find my shoulder exercises BTW.

Have a great holiday weekend coming dear sisters.



Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/13/2014 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 26, 2022 05:33PM sunshine99 wrote:

teka, at first glance I thought your picture was of a CT scanner! Maybe your CAT thought so, too! LOL

Chris, I'm glad your surgery went well.

Nancy, I'm sorry about your frustration/fears re: your contractor. I'm glad you finished your PT (at least the in-person appointments) and hope you continue to make progress.

I had a bit of an ordeal picking up my Ibrance from my local CVS yesterday. It was delivered to them on Friday of last week, but they kept insisting that it wasn't there. UPS confirmed the delivery as did the specialty pharmacy that sent it. No luck. Finally left after waiting for 30 minutes. Called them again today. "Oh, it's here. It was in the "specialty bin." They did this the last time I went to pick it up. Next time I'll have the check the "specialty bin."

I tried to schedule my nuclear med and CT scans today. There is a shortage of contrast for the CT scan, so I can't get that until possibly July. Nuc med scan will go as scheduled. I felt sorry for the scheduler and told her that I hoped people were being kind to her. She said some of them were not and that she appreciated my understanding. Poor thing - I'm sure it's personally her fault that there is a shortage of CT contrast, right?

My tummy's a bit better - still crampy if I try to eat, but at least no nausea. I'm eating bits of jasmine rice and drinking electrolyte water.

Computer issues yesterday. I have a fairly new computer and Geek Squad came a couple of months ago and moved everything from the old to the new computer. For some reason the hard drive on the new PC was 99% full. It made no sense, so I finally got Geek Squad on Chat to troubleshoot it. The first chat session person told me to make an appointment, the second one ended the chat before we were finished and the third one (who I could barely understand) went through a bunch of steps but didn't fix the problem. He was super sweet and kind, so I gave him good reviews of the survey.

I ended up taking it into Best Buy's Geek Squad yesterday afternoon. I showed the tech the issue and he found the "culprit" within about 5 minutes. There was a 250 GB folder from a previous backup. I didn't need it on my local drive, so we deleted it and now I'm back to a normal hard drive availability. Sigh. At least that step was easy.

Wow, sorry for the ramble. Love and prayers to you all, my friends.

Carol Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External Local Metastases 5/5/2020 Radiation therapy: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External Local Metastases 5/12/2020 Radiation therapy: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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May 26, 2022 06:15PM - edited Jun 15, 2022 08:42PM by teka

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May 26, 2022 06:59PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Carol, I'm sorry you are having GI issues as well. I hope your rice and electrolytes are helping. I am glad you got your Ibrance finally. Sometimes those little issues can be really difficult. It is not a little issue when it comes to life saving meds!!!! I'm glad you were able to track it down. A shortage of CT contrast is really something. I have an MRI in Aug. with contrast but I don't think the contrast is the same thing as a CT scan. My smoothies that I drink with the Detox I have been waiting and waiting for the next shipment because they were out of stock. We are really living in a very strange time right now.

Your Geek Squad issue I am glad got resolved even if you had to make a trip to see them in person. I know you are supposed to be going to visit your family this weekend and I hope you will feel up to going and feel much better.

I had a car issue which seemingly came out of nowhere. Every time I opened my car door a type of alarm would go off. It was really annoying and I didn't have time to deal with it until today. I was praying it would be something easy, fast and not expensive. I go to a huge dealer and you don't have to make appointments which I love. The first guy that came up to me I told him what was happening. He said your lights are on. He flipped the switch on my steering wheel and that was the issue. How he figured this out so fast I don't know as I have running lights on always. I am betting that this has happened more than a few times at this dealer. I have a feeling on one of my photography outings with all my gear it must have moved that lever with the lights. I was SOOOOOOO happy that I could come home and get laundry and some cleaning done and get the car fixed with NO CHARGE. Wooohooooooo.

I got a call from my oncology dept today saying that my apt had to be changed in Oct. because that NP was no longer there. This is my third oncologist that has left within a two yr span. I only saw the new NP once and this second one I never saw at all. I will go back to seeing my original MO who passed me off to his PA after I had been with him the first few years. They all had different reasons for leaving but I am glad this didn't happen during my first few years of dealing with bc.

Teka, does Teka do MRI's as wellWinking?

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/13/2014 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 27, 2022 04:02PM zjrosenthal wrote:

I just went through the posts and prayed for all of you. I love that CAT scan picture Tika if only it were that easy. My lymphedema therapy has been postponed because I developed new swelling in my arm on Wednesday. I think it may have been injured by the compression wrap that they did after treatment on Wednesday. Please pray that the swelling goes down and I can finish my treatment. Very frustrating that treatment made it worse! Thank you. Jean ;*(

Dx 7/2014, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/11/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel Chemotherapy 9/8/2014 AC Targeted Therapy 11/3/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 11/3/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/3/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 2/19/2015 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 3/16/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Immunotherapy Immunotherapy
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May 29, 2022 01:17AM loverofjesus wrote:

Hello everyone !!! I have not been here in a while because after the upgrade to the site I could not log on consistently at all. Now all seems to be fixed. I still prayed for you all and I am so thankful I can now come back and be part of the group again.

I’m doing good. I finished rads and now am on tamoxifen.

I still have rough days mentally sometimes. But I know over time that will surely get better.

Again I’m so glad to be back on!! I can’t wait to get caught up.

Hugs to all.


Hormonal Therapy 5/21/2021 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 5/21/2021 Whole breast: Right breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Dx 5/22/2021, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/15/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/2/2021 Mastectomy (Right): Simple; Prophylactic mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander
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May 29, 2022 10:30AM hersheykiss wrote:

Jean, I'm so sorry that you are experiencing rebound swelling in your arm. Lymphedema is such a little understood disorder. I pray that the swelling subsides and you are able to quickly resume therapy.

Shannon, welcome back! I'm glad that you are doing well.

Nancy, I'm happy that your original MO is still practicing and available to see you again. There seems to be so much turnover in the medical field. I had my 6-month dental cleaning last week. My wonderful dentist is no longer with the practice, and I've not seen the same hygienist twice in I don't know how long. I wonder if it's a problem with the practice itself or the industry as a whole. While the dentist who saw me was pleasant, she seemed very rushed. My dental insurance is changing next year, so it may be time to begin the search for a new dentist.

I pray everyone has a stress-free holiday weekend.

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