Jun 16, 2017 02:49AM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Meet other women who are similar in age and dealing with age-appropriate issues.
Posted on: Mar 19, 2010 10:30AM
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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Jun 16, 2017 02:49AM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Jun 16, 2017 07:32AM bandwoman1234 wrote:Ephesians 2:10New International Version (NIV)
10 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do.
I read a quote yesterday that said " It feels good to live in your comfort zone but no growth takes place there."
I somehow think this scripture and this quote can live in the same neighborhood.
Have a good day dear sisters. I am off to see my surgeon for my follow up.
Jun 16, 2017 07:48AM HersheyKiss wrote:
Blessings to each and every single one of you. Your outpouring of prayers means so much to me.
Wednesday was a long and tiring day, but I had the best nurse (Ann) I could have prayed for: kind, patient, gentle, and supportive. God sent me an angel in Ann. My port worked like a champ, and husband and I were home by 3pm. I got nauseous that evening, and that was the worst part of the whole experience. The prescription medication didn't touch my nausea. I sent my doctor's office an email and received a reply to come in Thursday morning to have my electrolytes checked. Sure enough, the electrolytes were off. Angel Ann started an IV, and I felt much better. She also gave me my first Neulasta injection and told me that I would probably experience some deep bone pain. So far, that pain has not come to pass. Praise God!
I pray everyone has a safe and relaxing weekend.
Jun 16, 2017 12:42PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Hershey, I am so glad to hear of your special nurse, Ann. I could ditto that for my procedure last week. Good nurses are worth they weight in gold for sure. I am so glad to hear you have a good one. Hopefully this is someone you will get to see when you are getting your chemo. I know there are some remedies for the Neulasta shots if you have issues. I think it is allergy meds but don't quote me on that as I am not sure. Maybe anyone here can weigh in on that if they have had experience with that. I know some ladies in the past have talked about it on this thread. If you do a search on BCO I am sure you will find lots of posts regarding that if necessary. Praying that you will continue to to navigate through your chemo treatments with caring people and those that listen and respond quickly. We'll continue to pray for you.
Ade, hope you are not over doing with all the work you mentioned after your long day traveling to and from your MO apt.
Joanne, you know I LOVE that banner. I had another short night and when I do I get up at the crack of dawn and watch my hummingbird feeder for any action. I am never disappointed.
I was at my surgeons and it seems like all my team has PA's now so initially I wasn't sure if I was going to see him but my incision started looking very concerning to me yesterday morning and today was much worse. The PA said she would take out the stitches but she wanted the surgeon to see the incision. He came in and lanced this place that was beginning to be a problem and was very sore. He took out the stitches and I am back on bandages and antibiotics. PLEASE pray that I will tolerate this regime of AB better than the last. He said he was not surprised the way it looked because he said it was a very nasty cyst. This is the same guy that downplays everything. So I didn't feel like such a wimp with this thing after hearing him say that. I have to see him again on Wed.
My cat has stopped using her litter box again. Can you hear me SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have not had a chance to deal with my carpet yet as this cyst has seemingly held me hostage for weeks on end and continues to do so. I am praying the worst is over and complete healing will begin.
Have a wonderful Father's Day Weekend dear sisters.
Jun 16, 2017 03:30PM auroaya wrote:
Nancy I'm sorry to hear you're still dealing with your cat's antics I know how it is since in 2010 when I had my initial mastectomy and chemo I had three cars and had to do everything by myself. Praying you continue healing and praying cat behaves.
Jun 16, 2017 07:05PM 7of9 wrote:
HersheyKiss, if you get pain from Neulasta, try taking a Claritin (not D). I still had some aches but nothing a little walking didn't warm up and work out. Thank you all for the wonderful messages on here. I love the pictures of the deer too. Peace be with you. We had to go to a wake for a friend's son who was in a car accident last week. It's such a dangerous time of year for the teenagers. Reading the blessings on here has helped me. My husband and I were so upset and ended up snapping a few times (our son is just 7, going on 8 this summer. To think of all this effort and care, precaution and teaching and it can all be taken away in an instant is sobering). Looking forward to a day of gardening tomorrow even if a bit humid here in Ohio.
Jun 17, 2017 09:38AM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Thanks Aurora. My cat is not going in her box but where?????????? How are you doing after your treatment on Friday? I continue to pray for you.
7 o 9 good to hear from you. I am glad you were able to weigh in on the Claritin for Hershey in case she needs it. I thought that might be it but didn't want to say since I wasn't sure. I sure am sorry to hear about this young person's death. So glad you are being blessed by this thread as I think we all are and grateful we have a Christian thread on this website. Hears hoping to some gardening time for both of us.
I see these apples as a representation of all of us on this thread. We may be different colors, come from different backgrounds and different countries but we can all share Christ's love which only sees the heart.
God bless all of you this Father's Day weekend.
Jun 17, 2017 08:37PM ladyb1234 wrote:
Hi All, It has been awhile since I posted but always reading and praying for all.
Hi to the new posters!
Praying for all. And Happy Father's Day to all the Men in each of your lives!
Love Across The Miles,
Jun 17, 2017 10:40PM magdalene51 wrote:
7of9, gardening is the one activity I miss most. Seems like gardening requires the involvement of everything on me that's broken: my back, my shoulders, my knees. It is a truly healing activity which I have always done, since childhood, as both my parents were avid gardeners. This despite the fact my dad was career sea-going Navy; when he was away for months at a time, my mom would send him letters with news of the gardens, what was blooming, what was ready to pick, and even pressed flowers from his favorites. Some of those letters, with enclosures, still exist.
Jun 17, 2017 11:05PM Lita57 wrote:
Oh Mags, I SO MISS gardening too. I can't bend over anymore or get down on hands and knees because of all my mets. We are in a trial by fire, but gotta keep smiling.
Jun 17, 2017 11:24PM magdalene51 wrote:
Even in a trial by fire, you're in a stylish hat!
Jun 17, 2017 11:27PM magdalene51 wrote:
Monarch on butterfly bush, from my 2009 garden pics.
Jun 18, 2017 08:13AM IntoLight wrote:
Good Sunday morning!
My choir director is going to try to Facebook live the service just for me this morning. I am not feeling well again. I am so thankful for the people God has placed in my life!
I do miss gardening. I live in a condo now so gardening is not even an option, but you all are motivating me to get my containers out and at least plant some flowers again. Thanks!
Have a blessed day.
Jun 18, 2017 10:37AM Lita57 wrote:
Yeah, I should do that too...I can pot some flowers in pots on a bench so I don't have to bend over.
I love tuberous begonias...should call our local nursery and see if they have any yet.
Jun 18, 2017 10:38AM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Happy Father's Day to all the men in you life dear sisters.
Angie, good to hear from you. You have been on my mind and heart for a while. I hope you are doing well.
I am an avid gardener and have been temporarily sidelined from that for a while so I can get only a glimpse of what you that are no longer able to engage in it must feel like. I am sorry that some of you are not feeling well today. I posted this banner for those especially and of course we all need to hear these words of truth as well.
Mags, I loved your story about your garden and your father. How precious to still have some of those letters. Love your pic with the butterfly.
Lita, I think somehow you are making lemonade out of lemons. I love your pic with the fire pit.
Chris, praying you feel better.
I am really disappointed that I was not up to going to church today as my insomnia has been hanging around. On a positive note Cammie used her litter box today and I can't tell you how thrilled I was with that.
Have a wonderful day everyone and praying that those who are not feeling very well now will feel better as the day enfolds.
Love you all,
Jun 18, 2017 11:30AM auroaya wrote:
Nancy, thank you for the banner the verse is encouraging and the flowers are pretty.
Jun 18, 2017 03:10PM zjrosenthal wrote:
My great granddaughter Valentina and I at our Father's Day family dinner.
Jun 18, 2017 05:36PM Teka wrote:
Cammie is a handful.
I hope you're feeling greatly improved when seeing the surgeon on Wednesday. :o)
Jun 19, 2017 08:35AM - edited Jun 19, 2017 08:37AM by bandwoman1234
Thanks Aurora. I hope you are doing well this round of chemo.
Jean, what a great pic. I just can't believe how Valentina is growing up so fast.
Thank you Teka. Yes, Cammie has been a handful since day one but I fell in love with her from the beginning when many people would have given her up. I remind her of that fact every so often. LOL
She has such a great personality and is so smart. There is someone in our neighborhood that is addicted to fireworks and he starts about a month before the 4th and will go into Oct if he still has supplies. I many times wonder if this is what sets her off. We not talking just little firecracker sounds but ones that sound like bombs going off in my backyard.
My incision is still very red so I will be anxious to see what the doctor thinks on Wed. So far I am tolerating the AB which is a real answer to prayer.
Have a great day dear sisters. I have posted this banner before but some are worth repeating.
Jun 19, 2017 12:02PM Ade wrote:
Valentina is SO pretty! Thanks for posting.
Love the banners ~*~ saving them to repost & forward. :o)
Started on Tomoxafen 2 days ago - so far so good & it is FAR cheaper! Getting off the Exemestane has done WONDERS for my sleep - and that helps everything! Nancy - is insomnia a se of your Arimidex???
GOOOO Cammie! * * * * * (IN YOUR BOX!)
Happy for you who can & are making a way to garden! I have a squishy bug/worm phobia so though I love the produce & flowers I fear the crawlies.
Hugs & blessings to you all!
Jun 20, 2017 06:08AM Ade wrote:
We need rain so badly - but the dust makes some nice sunsets!
Jun 20, 2017 09:01AM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Ade, I think anything that blocks estrogen from doing it's normal function in our bodies is going to cause insomnia just as that is a problem for women going through menopause. The difference there is that our AI's block the adrenal glands from producing estrogen so I am deducting that those of us on those drugs have less estrogen that women going through menopause minus bc . But...........what do I know........I am a musician and a budding photographer. LOL
Lita, I have three containers with begonias. I will have to take some pics of those and post for you.
Today I am using Ade's beautiful picture for this verse. I would be really talented if I could write this verse on HER picture. LOL
Have a good day dear ladies. We have had storms for quite a few days but could use the rain.
Psalm 19[a] For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Jun 20, 2017 09:29AM IntoLight wrote:
Ladies, a very good Christian friend of mine was dxd with tumors on her esophagus a year ago, the same week I was dxd with bc. She has gone through a year of difficult chemo but it has not worked. Yesterday they discovered during surgery that her tumors also involved her heart and aorta. She is in ICU today. Please pray for Pat and her family during this time. Survivor grief is real and difficult, but I have faith in a loving God that He will hold and comfort her and her precious family. I post this asking for special prayers.
Jun 20, 2017 11:22AM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Father, we lift up Chris's good friend, Pat who is in ICU. We pray that you and your presence will be felt in that hospital room and in the waiting room especially in the hearts of Pat, her family and her friends. Lord, we do not understand your ways and we don't understand the suffering that happens on this earth but we know you have a divine plan for each one of us. I pray that if this is Pat's last days on this earth that you would comfort her in her pain and suffering and I pray that you would be right there where she can see you helping her to transition from this life to the next unless you choose to heal her instantly of this disease. I pray for Chris who is grieving for her good friend. You know our grief is hard but I pray that Chris can feel you walking her through this difficult time. I pray for her as well and I am still believing with her in her healing. I pray in Jesus name. Amen.
Jun 20, 2017 12:37PM auroaya wrote:
Amen. Chris as soon as I read the post I prayed for every one affected. Nancys prayer speaks from the heart and I second her.
Jun 20, 2017 01:08PM IntoLight wrote:
Thank you Nancy and Aurora. Your words mean a lot to me today. This is too tough a journey to travel alone.
Jun 20, 2017 07:40PM Faith-840 wrote:
Chris, I am also saying amen to Nancy's beautiful prayer for your friend, her family and for you also. I recently lost a very dear friend to cancer and know a little of the pain in your heart. May our Dear Lord be with all of you.
Nancy, I pray your surgery site is healing well and the pain is better.
Jean, your great granddaughter is precious. What a great picture.
Ade, love your beautiful sunset pictures but I'd like to give you a little bit of our rain as it's making our mold counts go way up and doing a number on my allergies and sinuses.
Hugs and prayers for everyone,
Faith (in the future).
Jun 21, 2017 09:45AM bandwoman1234 wrote: