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Meet other women who are similar in age and dealing with age-appropriate issues.

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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Oct 12, 2017 11:29AM - edited Oct 12, 2017 11:32AM by JO-5

From part of my devotions this morning.

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Isaiah 40 is the first Old Testament text that explicitly articulates the theme of "good news."

This good news is that God's powerful love in our lives does not depend on us. Despite our sin we can always rely on our merciful God who will both tenderly care for us like a shepherd, verse 11, and like a mighty warrior, verse10, powerfully transform our lives.

The Lord promised His people through the prophet Isaiah that he would be their Shepard guiding them in their daily lives and giving them comfort.

We too can know His gentle tending as we tell Him our anxious thoughts and seek His love and peace. We know that He is our Good Shepherd holding us close to His heart and carrying us in his Everlasting Arms.....

(These promises are for His children, who are those who have accepted Him as their Lord and Savior).

"Lord Jesus Christ you are the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep. Thank you for the gift of Your sacrificial love and for the peace that passes all understanding".

(Yes, Nancy, God can even use a snake in the basement to bring about His purpose....so....thank you Lord for the snake) Happy...but please remove it SOON! Loopy

A good and blessed day to all of you. Remember God is too wise to make a mistake, and too loving to be unkind. Whatever is going on there is a reason, even if we don't understand.

"He gathers the Lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart" Isaiah 40:11.....That is my verse for today.

I continue to have issues, stresses, and pain....but I am learning. (A slow learner some days...but He is not finished with me yet.)

Joanne



Org dx 04 lumpectomy rads arimidex stage 1 grade 3 no nodes er+pr+her- 2014 rads induced angiosarcoma, wide excision 2015 angio recurrence, rt mast. Lat flap, 1/3 flap went necrotic, skin graft leg to chest Seeing dr every 3 to 6 months.
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Oct 12, 2017 01:42PM NeverForsaken wrote:

I just found out that the tumor is a metastatic breast cancer!

My daughter is on her way home now..husband will be home soon too.

Thank you for praying, it's not the answer I wanted, but trusting God still.

Please pray for me.


~Blessings & Love~ and remember, we are...~Never Forsaken~ Dx 12/17/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 12/25/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 1/23/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/23/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Oct 12, 2017 01:58PM auroaya wrote:

Never forsaken so sorry to hear you have had a recurrence of your original breast cancer. I don’t remember reading where is your tumor but I invite you to visit the stage IV forums for information on treatments. I too have metastasis in my bones but praise God is controlled by chemo. I took other treatments before getting chemo and I have now been stage IV for 4 years. I feel well most of the time except for some nausea. I will pray that your doctors find a treatment that works for you soon. If you would like to “talk” send me a pm


Aurora


Dx 12/23/2009, Stage IIA, 11/16 nodes, ER+ Chemotherapy 1/9/2010 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/4/2010 Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2010 Radiation Therapy 8/31/2010 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 7/17/2013, Stage IV, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 7/18/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 8/31/2013 3DCRT: Bone Chemotherapy 3/22/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/11/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 4/11/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery
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Oct 12, 2017 02:04PM IntoLight wrote:

Jean, I am lifting you up in prayer that God surrounds you with His love and peace. May your family provide you comfort and the love you need right now.

Nancy, it sounds like God is moving that mountain one shovel full at a time! Praying for strength in your work today and joy as you celebrate your mom's birthday.

26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever. (Psalm 73)

Shining the light of God's grace to the world. Dx 5/20/2016, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 12, 2017 02:33PM - edited Oct 12, 2017 02:34PM by JO-5

NeverForsaken.

BTW...love that user name and it is so true.

We don't know each other...but I've been on here for years off and on. Occasionally I have to take a break. (I was one of the originals on this thread and sometimes it gets to be more than I can take so I've been off for a while.)

For my own well being I don't post every day but did today and then read your latest post and went back to see where the tumor is.

I want you to know that I prayed for you already and will continue to.

Right now, I'm asking God to give you and your family that supernatural Peace, wisdom for your care team in your treatment and healing.

I pray for all you ladies, just don't post often to say so.

Joanne


Org dx 04 lumpectomy rads arimidex stage 1 grade 3 no nodes er+pr+her- 2014 rads induced angiosarcoma, wide excision 2015 angio recurrence, rt mast. Lat flap, 1/3 flap went necrotic, skin graft leg to chest Seeing dr every 3 to 6 months.
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Oct 12, 2017 03:08PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Lisa, I know you must be in a state of shock. I pray that your daughter and husband will give you strength and that God will give you the wisdom and direction and PEACE that you need right now. I will be lifting you up throughout this day. I am so sorry that this did not turn out as you and we all had hoped and prayed for. We have ladies that have been in stage four for quite a long time and I pray that you will have a great oncologist that will provide just the right treatment for you.

Chris, thank you. I do appreciate your prayers for strength.

Joanne, I love that scripture that says He carries the lambs in His heart and close to his heart. There is a lot of comfort in that.

Take care dear sisters. Lot's going on here on the home front.

Love,

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/26/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/12/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/24/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 13, 2017 09:00AM NeverForsaken wrote:

Thank you Nancy and to all on here who prayed.

My surgeon called us last night and we will meet with him on Monday. My oncologist has been in the 'business' for more than thirty five years and is the best in our area. I know he will work out the best plan of action for me. My prayers are now that this one small (9mm) lesion was the only one and there has not been more spread. The good news so far is that it has all the receptors (triple +) so there are targeted treatments.

Had a good cry and a good sleep, now on my way to the apple orchard to get my annual hot cider donut!


~Blessings & Love~ and remember, we are...~Never Forsaken~ Dx 12/17/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 12/25/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 1/23/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/23/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Oct 13, 2017 09:14AM NeverForsaken wrote:

Thank you for the invitation, Auroaya..I will go there very soon. Husband has the day off today so I am going to go play for awhile.

I am so happy to learn that you and others are doing well despite stage 4 BC..That is very inspiring to me.

This is the scripture that I found shortly afetr getting the news:

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.(Isaiah 41:10)

The word "dismayed" is exactly how I was feeling..still am.

Thank you for the encouraging scriptures also, dear ladies! he carries his lambs close to his heart..Love that!

God truly is the strength of my heart and always will be!

~Blessings & Love~ and remember, we are...~Never Forsaken~ Dx 12/17/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 12/25/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 1/23/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/23/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Oct 13, 2017 09:53AM Ade wrote:

A few years ago there was a terrible drought here - didn't rain for something like 18 months! Then a huge wildfire swept through and devastated alot of acres. The fires stopped short of where we live now but many folks were not so fortunate. We're praying for the folks on CA and the brave firefighters in the battle.

Hello to the ladies I haven't met yet ~*~ I am praying for you all, and we know the Lord HEARS our prayers!

Hope your mom has a great birthday today Nancy! (NO SNAKES INVITED!!!)

We got some hope as James FINALLY - after THREE MONTHS got to see his cardiologist this week. The doc said that James is a poster boy for the extremely expensive injection therapy for his cholesterol, since he can't take statins. They have put in an application to get it free for him (It is over $1,300 a month). We're trusting the Lord to use this to save his life.

I have an onc appointment in December & we are trying to coordinate James' appointment for the same day since it is three hours away. I lost my planner so have tried for THREE DAYS calling my onc to find out my appointment date, but getting a machine - and they don't call back! Who does that! grrr

May our Lord bless and sustain and encourage you all with His lovingkindness,

Ade

Dx 11/2015, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/27/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 14, 2017 02:49PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Dear ladies,

I will post when I get back home. It has been a crazy last few days but my sister and I got done in my mom's basement what I thought would take us months. So needless to say I am exhausted. I have a little reunion with three other teachers on Sunday. We have not all been together in 44 years. We all started our teaching careers together. What is bringing us all together now? Breast cancer. One of my friends is going through chemo now and I know it has been rough but she won't really say. She lives alone as I do and that can be hard. Two of the ladies came to see me at my cancer clinic after one of my treatments. I hadn't seen one of these ladies for over 35 years I think. She lives in Canada now.

Lisa, praying for your MO appointment for Monday.

Ade, that is such hopeful news regarding a new treatment for James. Praying that will work out.

I have to go as it is late already and haven't started packing up yet.

I will post later when I am settled back home.

Love,

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/26/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/12/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/24/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 15, 2017 10:45AM - edited Oct 15, 2017 10:59AM by Teka

NeverForsaken,

I'm praying your surgeon on Monday has an excellent plan of care.

Nancy,

A chore always seems easier when shared.

Enjoy your time with fellow teachers.

Blessings for one and all.


;o))

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.
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10 hours ago auroaya wrote:

Dear Friends:

I have to ask for prayers needed for my aging sick mother. She’s in the hospital in her hometown in Mexico. They’ve diagnosed her with gallbladder stones except she has no gallbladder having had it removed decades ago. So the stones made of bile have accumulated in the liver. She’s 83 years old and her attending doctor is recommending surgery. We are waiting for the surgeon to see her and see what they recommend.

It’s a loose loose situation if we go with the surgery because of her age there’s a chance she won’t make it. If she doesn’t have the surgery she’ll be in pain all the while getting worse till the end comes. My father died two years ago and she misses him so I know she wishes to join him soon.

I’m at peace but sad because either way I can’t afford to go see her right now. But thankfully she stayed with me for a month this summer and cherished each other.

Prayers for wisdom for her doctors in deciding what course of action to follow and for my mom to be in peace either way.

Thank you sisters.

Aurora

Dx 12/23/2009, Stage IIA, 11/16 nodes, ER+ Chemotherapy 1/9/2010 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/4/2010 Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 8/31/2010 Radiation Therapy 8/31/2010 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 7/17/2013, Stage IV, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 7/18/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 8/31/2013 3DCRT: Bone Chemotherapy 3/22/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/11/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 4/11/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery
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4 hours ago Ade wrote:

Aurora, may our Lord grant the medical team divine wisdom, may His healing hand be upon your mom, and may He grant you peace in whatever unfolds. I'm so sorry you are faced with this.

Lisa, Chris & Joanne - praying the Lord is granting you strength in Him and peace. Hershey how are you doing?

Nancy, did you find THE place for your mom? Did you have THE conversation with her yet? Hope your reunion was a blessed time. Rest up when you get back - you need it!

Lita, wondering how you're doing & praying for the folks battling fires there.

A pharmacy somewhere in TX called today to get James' drug insurance info (of which we have none as of yet) so she can fill the $$$$ ($1300+ per month) prescription from the cardiologist! We are confused. Thought it was going through a grant program. Guess we have some phone calls to make. :o(

Praying for you all with love,

Ade

Dx 11/2015, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/27/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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4 hours ago - edited 4 hours ago by PauletteK

I have been praying and reading scriptures, asking God to give me strength to fight this battle.


I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings untilthe disasters has passed. Ps 57:1

PK Dx 4/1/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/15/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 7/20/2017 AC + T (Taxol)
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3 hours ago bandwoman1234 wrote:

Good evening dear sisters,

I am home now to flooding all around our area. I had trouble getting home from my little reunion last night because one of the main roads through my town was closed. We had an awesome time but I am exhausted beyond belief.

Aurora, I saw your post earlier and have prayed for this awful decision that has to be made. I had an unexpected doctor apt this afternoon so I didn't have a chance to post until now. I pray for peace for you. I completely understand how hard it is when you are away from your mom and feel helpless to do anything from a distance. I pray for your mom that she has some relief from the awful pain she is probably in. I pray that the decision can be made quickly so you will not be left hanging.

Ade, I sure hope that James can get these meds soon and that the red tape and bureaucracy can be cut through asap to your advantage. My sister and I visited only two places but spent a long time at each. Both had waiting lists and both required substantial deposits to even get on a waiting list. We paid for one and opted not to put a deposit on the other but still have not completely ruled the other one out. The "other one " called me today and left a message and I need to discuss this with my sister and see how we want to proceed.

I have not talked to my sister since the very generous man came with his trailer today to haul stuff away for us. My sister continues to see more snakes but I never did seen any all the times I looked and was down in my mom's basement. The critters seem to be smart enough to avoid all the glue boards put down to catch them. It is a great concert or course as we know snakes can climb. We did not have the "talk" with my mom as my sister did not think the only time we had left together was not the right time. The Lord has it under control but it is hard being back home and not being able to do anything from here. I can pray and we ALL know how powerful that can be.

My reunion with my friends was awesome. My friend going through chemo started what she called her first round in August and had several weeks in between treatments. She is now in weekly treatments of Taxol for twelve weeks. That seems to be the new mode of treatment. Have any of you know of this kind of regiment?

My mom played the piano for me. I knew it might be the last time I ever get to hear her play so it was savored for sure. For a 92 year old missing two fingers on her right hand and her challenges she amazes me. She mentioned me putting up Christmas decorations for her so I actually hope we get to have one more big holiday season in her home.

How is everyone doing?

Lita, I had hoped to get some pics of my yellow begonias which I cannot believe are still blooming at this late date. We are possibly having a frost tonight and I didn't have a chance to take any pics while it was still light but I was thinking of you in all of this. I had hoped to post some pics of them. My New Guinea Impatiens are blooming like crazy in two flower beds and this is truly a miracle for this late in October for this area.

Take care dear ladies. I pray for each of you regularly.

Love,

Nancy


Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/26/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/12/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/24/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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3 hours ago bandwoman1234 wrote:

Paulette, I just now saw your post. It takes me a looooooong time to type what I want to say so you beat me. I pray that God will give you the needed strength to get through this difficult time. When I have had tough times to get through where I felt like I had no strength of my own I just talk to myself out loud and say YOU CAN DO THIS. I have done this for many years and I do believe that it does help. It is stepping out in faith and saying that God is enough for my situation. He WILL get you through this.

Love

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/26/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/12/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/24/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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2 hours ago Lita57 wrote:

Hi ladies,

This last Taxol treatment week has been a tough one. Worst diarrhea I've ever had. Thank the Lord I was wearing a pair of Depends!

Yes, Nancy, RO's like to do weekly Taxol Tx on some BC patients, usually the Stage IV ones, because it keeps a more consistent dose in the body, and the weekly Tx are supposed to be more tolerable than the "dose dense," once every 3 wk infusions (but just tell that to my poor colon...).

Been having headaches of late...I just hope it's the Taxol and NOT brain tumor progression. My next brain MRI is not scheduled until next month.

My veins are starting to blow out - RO doesn't want to put a port in until AFTER the MRI. If there's major progression, they will put me on hospice. There will be no point in continuing if the 20+ tumors aren't under control from the whole brain radiation.

I am completely at peace about it. I know I am in the Lord's hands, and if He wants me to come home sooner than I'd planned, I'm okay with it.

Blessings and peace to you, my dear sisters,

Lita


Stage IV Occult, Amorphic right from the gate. New Brain Mets Aug 2017. I've been dragged into an arranged marriage that I didn't agree to, & divorce is totally off the table now that I'm married to Mr. Cancer. STAGE IV LIVES MATTER! Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/26/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/15/2016 Chemotherapy 5/22/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/20/2017 External: Bone Dx 8/23/2017, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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59 minutes ago PauletteK wrote:

Lita,

After I read your post, I don’t know what to say. I’ve been asking God for strength because I feel so weak and broken. When I read yours I feel sad. I can only share something I read

“I am with you and wil watch over you wherever you go ... I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you” (Ge 28:15)

I read this morning I hope that will bring us peace.

Bandwoman - thank you!! I know God is watching over our shoulders.


Paulette

PK Dx 4/1/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/15/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 7/20/2017 AC + T (Taxol)

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