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.

www.spar2.multiply.com Lets help make each other's life better
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Jun 28, 2022 09:52PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Wheatfields, I hope you get results from your scans very soon. I hope your gastro tests will reveal something that could easily be treated. You are now sounding like a pro having blood tests. Good for you. Praying you feel much better.

Last night I had plans for today of doing more laundry and maybe even some cleaning but it was not one of those days. I didn't get dressed and have had very little energy.

I have had my pulse oximeter all of two days so I am still trying to understand how it is reading. Yesterday it was reading quite well. Today I was a little alarmed that it kept getting lower and lower. Because of my low thyroid I usually always have cold hands and feet so I was aware to try to warm up my fingers before taking a reading.

I did make an in person visit with my doctor. I won't see him until next Wed as I didn't want to see him really early in the morning and was hoping I would feel better before driving. He said I could see him either in a video visit or in person.

Thank you for your posts and prayers.

Love,

Nancy


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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Jun 29, 2022 10:49AM - edited Jun 29, 2022 10:58AM by sunshine99

Nancy, what kind of pulse oximeter are you using? I have the finger-type. It's kind of like the kind they use at the clinic.

I hope you start feeling better. It's worrisome when your O2 sats are dropping. I'm glad you're seeing your doctor in person. Video visits are good for some things, but not so much for other things.

Carol

EDITED to add I just went on Amazon and looked at them. There are lots of choices - including one that "lets you sleep with no hard feelings." That one cracked me up!

my-sunny-side-up.com 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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Jun 29, 2022 04:27PM wheatfields wrote:

Thank you everyone for your prayers. The scans did turn out good and I'm so thankful. Continuing to pray for all of you!

Wheatfields

Dx 4/26/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/16/2019 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 6/16/2019 Hormonal Therapy 7/28/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 29, 2022 06:46PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Wheatfields, so glad to hear your scans were good!!!! I bet you will breathe a lot easier and hopefully your stomach issues will improve as a result as well.

Chris, how are you feeling? Your DH?

Carol, my pulse oximeter is a finger one like at most doctor's offices. It is a Walgreen's brand and it got a lot of good reviews. Their others were quite expensive and this was over twice what I paid to Amazon for the one that got lost. It doesn't work while I am sleeping though. LOL It is still reading leaving me scratching my head. I will be glad to be checked out by my doctor next week. I am feeling better today but I am very dependent on Tylenol still to keep my temp down. I finished another load of laundry so that is a good sign. I can't imagine those poor souls that were hospitalized for months with Covid. I know how isolated I feel now and what they must have felt like only seeing medical staff in all of their suites looking like a scene from ET!!!! I asked the nurse that gave me the infusion of monoclonal antibodies last week if she still gets nervous around people with Covid since she only had on a mask. She said not really but initially I know that wasn't the case. I don't know if I mentioned this but she told me she thinks eventually everyone will be infected with Covid. That was a chilling statement. I do know that Omicron is so much more contagious and that the vaccines are not protecting us from that variant very well. She mentioned people getting Covid multiple times. I think I will be living with my mask on for a very long time when I do go out. Actually any Covid vaccines for me now will be ineffective for 90 days because of this treatment. I just know I don't want to get this again!!!!

Take care everyone.

Love,

Nancy


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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Jul 2, 2022 08:18AM gb2115 wrote:

Glad to hear about your scan, wheatfields!

Nancy, hoping you feel better soon. I agree with that nurse, that everyone will probably eventually get it, including the asymptomatic cases that no one knows about. My case in Dec wasn't as bad as yours, but it was still pretty bad and I would not want it again. I'm happier in a mask and when others are wearing them around me. I was disheartened when I was called into the chemo room this week (zoladex shot), and the nurse had her mask hanging around her mouth. In the chemo room. I kind of stared at her and tugged at my own mask to make sure it was secure, which then reminded her, apparently, to pull hers up.


First Dx IDC in 10/16 at age 38, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes. Lumpectomy + radiation + tamoxifen. Second Dx IDC recurrence in original location 5/21. 1.3 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Grade 2. 2/2 nodes. UMX + AC/T + Zoladex/Exemestane + Zometa.
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Jul 2, 2022 11:00AM intolight wrote:

Hooray Wheatfields! So happy to hear about your scan results!!!

gb, I agree with you that we will all get Covid either for the first time or again. I think I got it before Covid became well-known, but am unsure. I have not had it that I know of during the pandemic even though I was heavily exposed several times. My daughter, the new RN, says most nurses aren't overly concerned anymore. They think it is inevitable, like the flu, and go to work even when sick. I don't agree, but I can't fight the masses. I wear my mask in the hospital/doctor setting but rarely anywhere else here in Colorado but wore it always in California. People are more spread out here, and we were surrounded by young twenty-somethings in Cali who were not as careful. That was the beach community culture. I do use sanitizer a lot and keep my distance. I have not had my third booster yet and am debating whether to get it...

I am feeling better. The stomach pain is gone--probably IBS flare-up. I never called. I am still weak but I think that is meds--part of the reason I hesitate to get the booster. MY DH has really stepped up with the housework and anything else I need. It has improved my daily outlook. My daughter wants a puppy so we will see how that goes! Our city is celebrating the Fourth of July today with fireworks, etc., so we are having a family Bar B Que here at our house. I've been told we will have a great view from our balcony.

Have a great day dear sisters in Christ. Celebrate our freedom and cherish the peace.

Love, Chris

Dx 5/20/2016, nodes, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 5/20/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 5/20/2016 Verzenio Targeted Therapy 6/2/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Targeted Therapy 9/9/2021 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2022 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Jul 3, 2022 02:43PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Thanks GB. I wish I could say I am better but I am not.

Chris, I am glad you are not having the stomach pain that you were. I hope you had a good celebration with your BBQ and fireworks.

Poor Cammie was so scared last night. Someone in the empty field behind my house was shooting off fireworks non stop for a very long time. I imagine tonight will be a repeat of that.

Carol, I read your blog. I could so identify with that. When I was first on this forum in 2014 there were many stage 4 ladies and then there was me. I made the mistake of not acknowledging my own disease because it certainly dimmed in comparison to theirs. I had many other physical challenges but again nothing stacked up to theirs in my mind. So what is the answer. We are called to love everyone around us in the best way that we know how. Feeling guilty is not the answer even though it is like telling someone who is depressed to just be happy.

Today I am feeling depressed and will just put it out there. I am not well like I "should" be and the fear of that is encircling me like an ominous dark cloud. I know I need to retest but I am afraid of what it might show. I am discouraged at all the yard work that is still not done and all of the bags of mulch still stacked in my driveway. My master bathroom desperately needs cleaning and I have cleaned a tiny bit of it so I won't go crazy!!! I am tired of being alone. I am having my groceries delivered today again and I am thankful that I have that option now. I am thankful that I can still have church online. I am grateful that God saw fit for me to see a tiny baby bunny on my patio to lift my spirits. I have reminded myself many times before that this too shall pass. I just wish that I could be given a date!!!!!

Love,

Nancy

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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Jul 3, 2022 05:03PM intolight wrote:

Nancy, I feel sad that you are struggling today and am praying God will lift your depression. I know first-hand what it feels like to not get things done...to have things hanging over you like an ominous cloud. When I look around at my half-decorated new house I know my life has changed. I no longer am able to do most housework and instead watch my husband struggle to learn and do all the things I have done for the last fifty years. This is not what I envisioned our retirement to look like. My servant heart wants to do for him as he ages but that is not to be. I wanted to travel more and even do some missions work in Kenya. I thought I was called to that, but today I can't even leave my house to attend church. I don't go on outings with my granddaughter for fear I will get sick when I am out and embarass everyone--well, me.

What I have to remind myself is to look for little joys like your baby bunny: To let God send me small blessings and draw on His daily strength. I was under the misunderstanding that I was the strong one and could do anything. But God wants me to rely on Him. He wants me to allow Him to show me that He can take care of me, His tiny sparrow. I just told a friend yesterday that God is always the Rabbi teaching in every situation. The hypocrit in me realizes He is teaching me too. Yesterday I had a great day with family in my home, something that we haven't enjoyed in over ten years. Even though I had a rough morning, God allowed me some good time so we could eat and enjoy the fireworks. We had an amazing unobstructed view of our community firework display right off our balcony. The neighbors started their fireworks at least an hour before that, and we could watch all that too. One neighbor just now got visited by the local police (anything that leaves the ground is illegal) so I am hoping he won't continue on after eleven o-clock tonight like he did last night. But I got to enjoy that too!

gb, I am stage IV but I don't want you to feel any guilt over anything that you can't control. God told Peter only that "What is that to you? You must follow me" John 21:22. It makes me happy you are doing well with your treatment. I am also happy my 98 year-old aunt is doing well. I sometimes feel guilt when I see the news, or think of my best friend dying of cancer after only an eighteen-month battle, but then I remember I am only here by the grace of God. Do I want complete healing? Yes of course, but more than that I want to be obedient and to glorify God in all that I do. God has changed my heart and my wishes. Things that make me happy now have changed from when I was healthy. I am thankful for the dynamic love of God. He makes all things new. Chris

Dx 5/20/2016, nodes, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 5/20/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 5/20/2016 Verzenio Targeted Therapy 6/2/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Targeted Therapy 9/9/2021 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2022 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Jul 4, 2022 08:52AM wheatfields wrote:

Nancy I am so sorry you are struggling and not feeling good either, we will surely lift you up in prayer and pray also that the Lord would provide many small blessings like the little bunny and your heart would encouraged.

Chris, I'm glad you are feeling better and enjoyed family and fireworks. I always loved Colorado and am hoping you will too. I've flown through Denver many times and there was a bakery in the airport on second floor that had wonderful chocolate chip cookies and I would get a couple dozen to freeze at home and allow myself one per week. But now with the virus I haven't been flying where I have to change planes.

Wheatfields

Dx 4/26/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/16/2019 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 6/16/2019 Hormonal Therapy 7/28/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 4, 2022 10:05AM hersheykiss wrote:

Nancy, I'm so sorry that you are feeling discouraged. I pray that today will be a better day and you will soon turn the corner on COVID.

Chris, I am happy that your July 4th celebration with family was a good one. I can imagine that the view from your balcony was fantastic. Not having to drive to and from a fireworks show sounds wonderful to me!

GB, I too feel safer when others around me are wearing masks. I live in an area with high community transmission. All my doctors and their staffs wear masks, but not my pharmacist, the pharmacy technicians, my physical therapist, or the PT aides. That I do not understand, so I continue to wear my mask in public.

My PT sessions ended on Thursday. Thank you for your prayers! I have my exercises and stretches that I do twice a day, so unless something quickly goes downhill I feel pretty confident in the home treatment plan.

Wishing everyone an enjoyable (and relatively quiet) Independence Day!

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