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.

www.spar2.multiply.com Lets help make each other's life better
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Sep 21, 2022 07:07AM gb2115 wrote:

Wow, everyone has a lot going on. We are all being refined by trials, that's for sure.

Nancy, sorry about your issues. I've been there. I had one start bleeding at work once. Ugh.

Nothing is resolved at work. Servepro is involved. My office was at the end of the leak chain...and because of the way the furniture is set up it's hard to tell how much carpet is involved or if it just destroyed the wall. But they found moisture and it smells bad after sitting all weekend. No one thought to check my office (I was off when the leak happened). Anyway, my computer is captive behind industrial fans so it's made getting my work done very difficult. I can't access email or other things I need very easily. Once the fans are gone and they go in there to move the furniture to start the cleaning and repairs I hope someone will help me rescue my computer and relocate it. If they had just issued me a laptop during chemo like I asked, this would not be a problem.

At least the person I'm sharing a room with now is nice and a friend. But we have a meeting today so I have to sit in there with all of them (5 of us) for hours. I guarantee masks (other than mine) will be off. Well, I need to drink water so mine will be off at times. I'm trying to think of this as desensitization therapy. But the hard way.... Haha

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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Sep 21, 2022 10:41AM wheatfields wrote:

Wow, I've been gone a couple days and a lot has happened! Nancy, I'm sorry to hear about your pain, those are very painful and I'm praying that your doctor can resolve the issue right away. GB, I'm sorry about the hair situation and now at work too! I'll be praying for you. Chris, I'm praying that the treatment goes smoothly with the least amount of discomfort. Hershey, I hope this all works out smoothly for you as you retire and transition over to Medicare and a supplement. We will be praying for you. The clinic called yesterday with a biopsy report and nothing was out of the ordinary, no celiac or gluten intolerance, and no H Pylori. So hopefully the Omeprazole with calm it down. Once in awhile I think it may be helping a little bit. The doctor didn't say anything about a particular diet, I did ask about my morning cup of coffee and he didn't object to that. I don't understand it, but the coffee in the morning seems to stop the burning and keep it satisfied till noon. I do eat mostly a nutritious cereal in the morning for breakfast but within an hour it is burning and then I am eating something again to stop that for a little while where with coffeeI don't have the burning pain till closer to noon. Praying for each of 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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Sep 21, 2022 11:45AM zjrosenthal wrote:

hi ladies it's Jean. I haven't posted in a while but I am reading daily and I just prayed for all of you. My only new issue is lymphedema in my left arm where I had an axillary dissection. I've been to the lymphedema team at Sloan Kettering and had PT to teach me how to manage it at Helen Hayes which is an excellent rehab place. So far it's manageable.

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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Sep 21, 2022 11:49AM intolight wrote:

Hi Jean, it's nice to hear from you. Glad you are managing your lymphedema and doing ok.

Dx 5/20/2016, ILC, 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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Sep 21, 2022 06:51PM hersheykiss wrote:

Wheatfields, I'm so happy that the biopsy report indicates nothing concerning. I hope the Omeprazole successfully treats the stomach acid and gives you long-lasting relief.

Nancy, I'm thankful that you were given an earlier appointment with the specialist. Mid-October is a long time to wait when in pain.

Jean, it's wonderful that you're receiving expert care from Sloan Kettering lymphedema therapists. They will be fantastic resources for you.

The Medicare workshop was a bit of a letdown. There were two presenters, and it felt at times they were just going through the motions. They wrapped up the workshop very quickly and left little time for questions and answers. They did pass out the Medicare & You 2023 books, and those are very helpful indeed.

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Sep 21, 2022 07:33PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

GB, I hope this leak will be fixed and the fans do their job of drying out all the mess. Sorry this is happening. I would keep wearing a mask as well no matter what others are doing. Yeah, many years ago I started bleeding and scared myself to death until I was told it was just a burst blood vessel. I ended up having to have a lower GI which was just awful. I would prefer a colonoscopy any day over that test. I have not experienced any bleeding with this but just a lot of pain.

Teka, glad to hear you both are doing okay. I did sent a PM which you may not have seen.

Carol, is SD still experiencing the awful heat? I suppose your experience at your Dad's was like a boot camp prep!!!!

Wheatfields, I am glad the biopsy showed nothing serious. I do hope your meds will work for these ulcers. I imagine it will take a bit of time to see just how effective your med will be but I am praying it will totally resolve the ulcers. I know you have been going through this for a long time and will be so thrilled once you are out of stomach pain.

Jean, glad to hear from you. It sounds like you have been in good hands with your LE treatments and therapy. It sounds like things are manageable. Always good to hear from you. I do pray for you often.

Hershey, that is really a shame that this workshop turned out the way it did. The whole point of these information meetings IS for questions I thought. I used to be on this patient advisory council that formed for our huge doctor network. We discussed Medicare issues and the need for workshops which they did. They were really good. I am glad you at least were given a booklet which will help. I imagine I will be going through all of that soon once my new insurance gives us info. I wish that the State would have given us a more of a head's up on this huge decision and change. Unless things look really different I will just go with the new State plan and hope for the best.

Chris, how long is your retreat this weekend. You may have said already. I think it was two days and one night but I may be wrong. I do know you start treatment on Monday. Praying for you as you mentally adjust to this big shift in your care. I really pray that this retreat will be an uplift and encouragement to you.

Have a good night dear sisters. Thank you for your 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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Sep 21, 2022 11:30PM hersheykiss wrote:

I forgot to add that one of the workshop presenters said the county hadn't received numbers just yet, but they were hearing Medicare costs are expected to go down for 2023. That would be wonderful if it comes to pass.

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Sep 27, 2022 11:32PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Chris, how was your retreat? I prayed that both you and your daughter would receive special blessings and that God would meet each of you at your point of need. I know you started treatment yesterday and I am praying God will give you the strength you need to go through these treatments.

I have been busy washing windows and curtains and doing things I would have normally done early in the summer but for Covid!!! Trying to get things in order if I would have to have a major surgery.

I had my second Zoom church group meeting tonight. Last week was canceled due to a flood in the leader's house. Priscilla Shier is such a good speaker. If any of you saw War Room when it came out a few years ago which was a Christian movie Priscilla had her acting debut in that movie. She shared in this session tonight that she had never acted before. If you haven't seen that movie it was such a great movie. I am not sure how you would be able to see in now but I bet it is out there somewhere.

Have a good night dear sisters.

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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Sep 28, 2022 11:58AM intolight wrote:

Nancy, thank you for thinking of me. The retreat was wonderful. God reminded me of the value of fellowship and meeting with old friends. Friday night we were on our own for dinner and my daughter and I shared a marvelous meal with just the two of us. Saturday morning was filled with assurance and trust, and we watched a herd of Bighorn sheep climb up the steep cliff on the property there as we left. I have done fine with my first chemo with few side effects. I even did laundry and dishes yesterday. God is good!

Dx 5/20/2016, ILC, 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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Sep 28, 2022 03:27PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Chris, I am so happy to hear your retreat went well. Watching a herd of Bighorn sheep had to be an awesome sight. I am so glad that your are doing well after your first chemo treatment. That is so great to hear!!!!! Will be praying for smooth sailing and a great result.

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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