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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

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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Nov 13, 2017 07:37PM - edited Nov 13, 2017 07:41PM by NeverForsaken

I'm sorry I've been away from the computer for a few days, my second round with A/C (red devil) made me tired most of the week, but I am thankful that I am half way through and planning to make a move to a new chemo clinic that is close by at our hospital. This will relieve much stress and financial burden from having to drive 100 miles round trip each infusion, down to about one third that distance!

(since I will be on Herceptin/Perjeta for the rest of my life now so I knew we must make a change.)

I've been reading and catching up..I'm so happy your chemo is ending, Paulette! Yes, God carries us through and stands over our shoulder through the hard times..Now may He give you peace of mind and strength regained as you move forward ~In Jesus~

Angie..People can be so insensitive. i'm sorry you are having to deal with these issues along with everything else. ((hug)).

Aurora.. PRAISE GOD for this good news!

Nancy, I'm so glad you are hear to be such an encourager and prayer warrior to all of us, regardless our stages or illnesses..Everyone seems to have a fair share of suffering upon this earth, and the one thing that we as believers have in common is the knowledge that it is only for a little while, and then our Lord will make all things new. In the meanwhile, we are to be a blessing and help to one another..and you are!

BTW..I just scrolled through these posts and snagged a lot of gorgeous pictures! And for that I am truly thankful!

~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 12/26/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 1/24/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/24/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 10/9/2017, Right, <1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Nov 13, 2017 08:13PM Ade wrote:

Aurora ~ Praising our Lord with You for His goodness and answered prayers!

Thanking the Lord James is better today (but still having chest muscle pain) May be more muscle degeneration from the statin drugs :o(

Blessings,

Ade

Dx 11/2015, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/26/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 13, 2017 08:14PM Ade wrote:

14 deer tonight! (Ran out of corn!)

Dx 11/2015, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/26/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 13, 2017 09:45PM Faith-840 wrote:

Aurora, praise God for answered prayers. Ade, So happy to hear James is feeling a little better. May God continue to help both of you through this trial. I'm sure the stress of this is so hard to deal with all the time.

I will be having the broncoscopy with lung biopsy on Wednesday at 3:00 pm so I would appreciate prayers that they don't find anymore cancer in my lung. Also prayers for my fast, no food or water for 8 hours. That is going to be really hard for me as my mouth is always dry and my veins are bad if I'm not well hydrated. This whole process is very stressful for both DH and I right now.

Thank you all so much for being here to pray for me as I also pray for all of you.

Love and prayers,

Faith.

Faith Dx 1/1991, Left, Stage IIIB, 8/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/1991 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 2/4/1991 Mastectomy: Left Dx 1/2016, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 1/22/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 1/23/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction, Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy CAF Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 13, 2017 10:17PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

I hope I can remember all of what was posted. Wow, lots going on today. I am cramming in apts before going to my moms and I had a late night car maintenance apt tonight. Thank goodness for companies that are open late. I came home to police swarming our little neighborhood. I had to get out to get my mail and I asked one of the policeman walking by if everything was okay. He said yes. When I drove in my driveway my neighbor was out and I asked him what in the world was going on. Apparently a gun was involved and someone was arrested. I saw several cars pulled over. One policeman told my neighbor to go inside the house and stay there. My neighbor said this whole thing had been going on for an hour and a half. I guess this one house which has been the source of much disruption in our neighborhood was at the center of it all. Sometimes I feel like I am living in the middle of an ongoing soap opera! I just hope no one was hurt.

Paulette, I thought you were all finished. You still have rads to do yet! God will get you through this one day at a time. I know that sounds cliche but he will and we will be praying for you. Praying tomorrow is a better day for you.

Ade, I didn't realize James was still on the Statin drug. UGH. I am glad he is feeling better and I pray he won't have any permanent problems with this drug until he can start these shots. Your deer are amazing and your landscape looks beautiful. They act like they are tame. Obviously they come very close. I would love to experience that. I love animals and deer are so cute. Thanks for sharing that.

Never (Lisa) I am glad to hear from you but sorry to hear you have been so tired from your treatment. How many rounds of this do you have to have. I am glad you have found a clinic closer to your home. That is a long drive you have had. Thank you for your encouraging words. I saw a picture of yours on another thread and it was just beautiful. You should post some pics because it sounds like you love photography as well.

Faith, we will be praying for this lung test. 8 hrs of no food or water. Oh my gosh. I will pray for the hours before. I can sympathize with you but you will get through this. Praying for a good report afterwards.

Jean, how are things with you?

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: Left; 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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Nov 13, 2017 11:39PM zjrosenthal wrote:

Dear ladies, I and my family are doing well. Both grandkids new jobs are good. My son in law needs prayer for some serious financial difficulties. Both my husband and I are well healthwise. I read and pray for you all most every day. Love, Jean

Dx 7/2014, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 8/11/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; 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 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/19/2015 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+
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Nov 14, 2017 10:16AM NeverForsaken wrote:

Faith, praying for your biopsy, that there will be NED in your lungs. I know exactly what you mean about the veins and hydration..I also have a dry mouth from chemo and must have sips of water. I'm going to be looking for some of those little suckers you get in the hospital to help moisten the mouth, maybe that would be a good idea if you can find in time?

Nancy, yes..I love photography and need to get back to it.

I just love your deer, Ade! It looks like they really have come to trust you and your DH. We have a small herd here at our house, but it is hunting season again..always a tense time for them (and me)..I will be looking for all four family members each day!

My youngest daughter who lives nearest has a gorgeous property with many deer and fox..she posts photos of her dogs on instagram, they are just beautiful!

Today the reality of this diagnosis is hitting me hard. I must venture out to get blood work done, and simply do not feel well. I know my counts are low as this is that time of the cycle. I am feeling down..seeing the road ahead, and wondering.

Yes, I have the knowledge in my heart that Jesus is my strength, and I trust completely in God..but I am trying to fit my head around how different my life is now, and what is to come.

I am encouraged by those who have walked this road for many years, but I keep getting directed towards many, too many, pink sisters who have kept blogs or on youtube who are no longer here..some I followed during my initial dx back in 2013-14..and this is a reality that is hard to face..some have/had no faith in God and that makes me even sadder.

I simply do not know what I would do if it were not for my relationship with the Lord!

Here is my daughter's dog, Wiley

~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 12/26/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 1/24/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/24/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 10/9/2017, Right, <1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Nov 14, 2017 01:19PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Good morning dear ladies of faith,

Today I am grateful that I have given myself permission to play hooky from my lap swimming to go out with my camera today. I am still in this forest preserve ongoing competition which has gotten me out of my comfort zone and having the privilege to see God's beauty in hidden areas I wouldn't normally see. I have very little time this month so I needed to take today's good weather and go for it.

Lisa, I love that photo of your daughter's dog. I love the composition with the sun burst and prairie in the background. Wiley is beautiful.

Lisa, I remember coming back from Mayo Clinic many years ago. I was having so many multiple problems that a good friend who was a nurse suggested going to Mayo Clinic which I did. I certainly don't mean to compare my diagnosis with yours but I did get a chronic condition diagnosed that there really wasn't any treatment for. It looked like I would be doomed to a life of pain and fatigue forever. I was a Christian at the time but I was overwhelmed at the other multiple issues all going on as well.

I remember talking to my school principal in her office and I just broke down in tears. There are times when a Bible verse just won't do but someone coming along side you and giving you a hug and saying I am right here with you is what we need. I know God puts those people in our lives when we need it. Sometimes it might even be an unexpected person and maybe only for a short time.

I am giving you a big cyber hug now. I would guess that you are still in the shock phase of your diagnosis and I am sure every single lady that is stage four here will totally understand that. I had a misunderstanding initially when my radiologist called and told me I had invasive cancer. I didn't understand what was going on and I remember that weekend walking around in a daze in my neighborhood in shock so I had a tiny glimpse of what you might be going through. MIne was only a misunderstand but I know yours is reality.

I am praying that you will be able to be comforted by His word and that it will be absorbed into your heart and mind to comfort you. God understands your every emotion and He will give you time to grieve. If we could only hear from all the people in heaven I think we would all have a different view of this life.

God gave me a thought recently when I was pondering those who have passed from this earth to heaven. He knew I was struggling with death of loved ones. He gave me this idea that it is like going to a family reunion. Some people get there before others but eventually we will all get there to celebrate. That may sound lame to those reading this but to me it gave me great comfort. For Christians we know where we are going.

God Bless you dear sister and I pray that the days to come will be better for you.

Love,

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; 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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Nov 14, 2017 02:08PM IntoLight wrote:

I just returned from my 3-month appointment with my onc and I wanted to send some positive news for those who are struggling with a Stage IV dx. My onc told me I am doing as well as anyone possibly can with Stage IV. There is no evidence of any cancer activity (I had extensive bone and liver mets) other than 1 lymph node which is still enlarged at 2 cm. She said she won't use the word "remission" or NEAD as it can have multiple meanings and I still have lymph involvement, but she is extremely happy with my progress. She is keeping me on the same ibrance regimen because of my history and it is working for me, but we are treating it as a chronic disease that we can manage for now. It is still tough, and I have the fatigue and the other ses, but it gives me promise that I have much more life to live. So hang in there as it is possible. I am also a great believer in the power of a mighty God who still heals.

Chris

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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Nov 14, 2017 02:42PM Ade wrote:

Faith I am praying the Lord will grant you an easy prep for your lung rests (EIGHT hours!), that your veins will cooperate even if you're dehydrated, and that the results are GOOD ones!

Nancy I thank the Lord you were out during the neighborhood altercation and the Lord protected you. Our daughter lives two blocks from a neighborhood where gunshots are routinely heard - and her little ones play outside everyday. We have "bad guys" migrating through our glen from South America - some gang members - and the Border patrol sets up watches not far from here. It is a beautiful place to live but we are cautious still and lock doors. I guess this caution is called for about everywhere and we trust our God to keep us all safe in these days. I am so glad you're out shooting today (playing hookie is a good thing sometimes!) and I hope you find God's serenity in His nature today. May your visit with your mom go well and your travels be safe. Jame went off the statins as he got very sick - but sometimes the damage they cause is irreparable. He has pain in his chest muscles now on the side where his shoulder muscle has atrophied so badly. It seems like a long time until January when the Medicare pat D kicks in and the application process for the shots he needs so badly really starts.

Chris, what a wonderful encouragement to all of us - the ones who ARE stage 4 and the ones who fear it. That gives us more hope for sure. Praise the Lord!

Paulette may the Lord give you strength, encouragement, and hope for your next go-round and may He use it to His glory to heal you completely!

Lisa, the photo of Wiley is GORGEOUS! In EVERY way! WOW!. I pray the Lord will lift you up and give you peace and strength and comfort to know that you are in His loving hands and He is in complete control which you can trust in. May His love surround you and lift you up now. Someone on one of the threads mentioned L-Theanine and I found it to be a great help for me and take it everyday. I think the Lord uses it for me to lighten the depression, sadness and anxiety I have experienced in this battle we are all fighting. It has made a difference for me. Just a thought.

Jean, I'm happy to hear things are going well. I pray the Lord will make a way for your son-in-law and grant him wisdom with the finances.

I don't know if I shared my Maggie with you or not, but here she is. She is such a blessing and comfort to me and knows just when I need a dose of love. My photographer daughter, Emily took the photo when she was here in July.

Blessings,

Ade



Dx 11/2015, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/26/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 14, 2017 02:52PM NeverForsaken wrote:

Maggie is ADORABLE!

I will look into that medication..It is funny but just before this dx, I had just weaned off Paxil which made me feel like I was always stuck in neutral. Now. facing this, I know I should try something else.

Thanks, Ade

~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 12/26/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 1/24/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/24/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 10/9/2017, Right, <1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Nov 14, 2017 04:40PM Ade wrote:

The L-Theanine is over the counter & natural (which I like!) Here is what I buy - https://www.puritan.com/amino-acid-supplements-082/l-theanine-100-mg-012881

Dx 11/2015, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/26/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 14, 2017 06:54PM PauletteK wrote:

Ladies, I got emotional just reading your posts, I’m speechless because I don’t know what to say. I know God is always be with us, also I know we are not ready to let go of what we have. During this journey I know God sent me a friend from my past, she was my brother old girlfriend who I haven’t seen for 50years. She was my cheerleader during my chemo and she was a retired chemo nurse.

Dear Father please take Lisa under your wings, give her doctors visions to find her the best care and keep her SE minimal.


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 7/21/2017 AC + T (Taxol)
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Nov 14, 2017 10:12PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Jean, praying for your son in laws financial situation.

Chris, that is awesome news. Praying you can stay in this state or be completely healed. That news has to be encouraging to everyone here.

Ade, I sure hope James issues from these statin drugs will be reversible. I am glad you have found something over the counter to help you. Your Maggie is adorable. Emily did a great job with that photo. I understand how our pets are part of our family. My Cammie is so much a part of my life that she enriches it so much.

Paulette, praying the days ahead will get better for you.

Faith, I am praying that your prep will go quickly and that your test will have good results.

I had a good time out with my camera today. This photo contest has themes for each month which makes things very challenging. It is like a scavenger hunt in unknown territory but it is good for me. Other than getting stuck in interstate rush hour traffic in the dark it was a nice afternoon.

Praying for all of us to get a good night's rest tonight.

Love,

Nancy


Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; 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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Nov 15, 2017 11:26AM bandwoman1234 wrote:

I wish I could say these are the deer in my backyard. LOL I do love this photo. "He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. " This part of the 23rd Psalm seems appropriate for this photo and I pray that each of you can experience that refreshing today or very soon.

Faith, as you are already in the midst of your prep I pray that the Lord will help you get through this day and procedure with flying colors. Praying against the enemy that would love to bring fear and anxiety into your mind and heart.

Have a great day 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: Left; 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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Nov 15, 2017 02:22PM NeverForsaken wrote:

Is that a Thomas Kincaide painting? I've always loved that one also.

Praying in agreement for peace for Faith, and a good report!~In Jesus~Amen


~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 12/26/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 1/24/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/24/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 10/9/2017, Right, <1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Nov 15, 2017 02:34PM Ade wrote:

That IS a beautiful painting and appropriate scripture! It MAY be a Dave Barnhouse painting.

Looking forward to an Amy Shreve harpist concert tonight at church.

Blessings upon your day!

Adrienne

Dx 11/2015, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/26/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 15, 2017 05:56PM auroaya wrote:

CT scan done. Results on Friday. Tumor markers on the rise so CT scan will confirm progression or not. If progression switching treatments . I’m at peace either way. Prayers welcome.

Aurora

Dx 12/23/2009, Stage IIA, 11/16 nodes, ER+ Chemotherapy 1/10/2010 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/5/2010 Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2010 Radiation Therapy 9/1/2010 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 7/17/2013, Stage IV, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/1/2013 3DCRT: Bone Chemotherapy 3/23/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/12/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 4/12/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery
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Nov 15, 2017 06:33PM IntoLight wrote:

Aurora, praying for your results and that the markers mean nothing.

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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Nov 15, 2017 11:36PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Good evening dear ladies.

It has been a very busy day and I am finally catching up with things tonight. I have no idea about that photo or painting. It does look like it could be a Kincaid. I just grab pics off the internet and why I copied this one with no verse on it I am not sure why. Maybe because I thought how beautiful it was. So your guess is as good as mine.

Ade, hope you enjoyed the harp music concert. I love harp music. There used to be this harpist who looked like he could have been a football player. He was the last person you would guess was a harpest but he played the harp like no one I have ever heard before or since. His name was Greg and I can't remember his last name. It has been quite a few years ago. He played Christian music.

Faith, I have prayed for you off and on today. I pray that it was not too horrible and definitely praying that they find no more concerning things I hope you can find out asap but I know how this works.

Aurora, I am glad you have peace about your situation. If you do have to change treatments I pray that you can be one a plan that you can manage and that it would be effective.

Today I am thankful for my cat Cammie who is by my side or following me around most of the time. She will be sedated tomorrow. She gets her shots and since she will not tolerate me brushing her much and she is very long haired they will shave part of her off to manage easier. She gets so terrified she turns into a wild animal at the vet so hence the sedation. I hate that this has to be done but it is just one of those things.

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: Left; 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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Nov 16, 2017 12:37AM PauletteK wrote:

Praying for you Aurora, hope your result will be good.

Beautiful painting ;Nancy,

Ace how’s the concert?

Dear Father , praying for all the pink sisters who are suffering from the cancer, please give all of us strength and ease our pains.

In Jesus name Amen.


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 7/21/2017 AC + T (Taxol)
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Nov 16, 2017 08:52AM zjrosenthal wrote:

Just prayed as I read your posts. Today I am grateful for the opportunity to help take care of the Pre-K kids at church while the moms attend a meeting. My son-in-law still needs prayer for serious financial situation. I'm going to need the Lord strength today because I'm also babysitting my almost three-year-old great-granddaughter Valentina tonight. So much fun! Love, Jean

Dx 7/2014, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 8/11/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; 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 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 2/19/2015 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+
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Nov 16, 2017 12:50PM Ade wrote:

Aurora, praying for the best results for you! (I get markers done next month) I'm sorry yours warranted another test. Thankful the Lord grants you His peace. He has done that for me from the time I was diagnosed.

Nancy - POOR kitty! We have to do these things for their benefit but it IS hard. Maggie HATES to have her nails clipped AND she has an anal glad problem & needs them expressed about every 2 months. (THAT has to hurt!) We've never had a dog have this problem - ever. Anyway, when we take her to the vet for nails & glands she SCREAMS during the process and you can hear her clear out in the waiting room! Oh how I hate for her to endure that. We bought a new chewable pill that is supposed to help with that problem (glands) and I pray it works!

Jean, I'm praying for strength for you! We recently had our just-turned-3 grandaughter for 3 days & 2 nights (and she's very busy AND strong willed!) Whew! We love them dearly - but we're not the young healthy chicks we once were! May the Lord grant you an extra dose of love and endurance. :o)

The concert was wonderful! Amy gave an amazing testimony about having been diagnosed with a form of Lymphoma that was so rare only about 5 in the world have it and they die within the first 2 years. She was given 3-6 months - and she had God's peace. She had 2 rounds of chemo then felt led to go the natural route with MUCH prayer. She went into remission - it is two years later - and her latest scan shows NO CANCER!!!! Glory to God! She talked about trusting God no matter what we go through. Whether we live or die, we have a Heavenly Home that awaits us in the very presence of our Savior. Hallelujah!

Blessings,

Ade

Dx 11/2015, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/26/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 16, 2017 03:22PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Good afternoon dear ladies. I know for some it is still morning. I am thankful today that Cammie made it through her yearly ordeal at the vet. She could have no food after midnight last night because of the sedation and I knew it was already going to be a short night. She did everything under the sun (or moon) to get me up when she realized her food was gone. So I had a very short night but am glad things went well at the vet. She is in her afterwards stupor and hopefully will be okay.

Ade, that would be awful hearing your poor dog going through that. I know it is a good thing I had my blood pressure check yesterday and not today! That is an amazing testimony regarding the harpists cancer story and how she is living in a miracle now.

Jean, praying for strength in all you have to do today. I am sure you will enjoy having Valentina but also exhausting. I am praying for a breakthrough with your SIL's financial challenge.

I pray for you today that feel as if you are walking in the darkness. God is doing a work in each one of us. We each have our path that He has intended for us. I have heard it said that we each have our individual curriculum designed for the unique persons that we are. There is no two alike. We are each special in God's eyes and if we could only grasp how much He loves us it might be easier to trust him in these dark times. Remember that our emotions are fickle and can change like the direction of the wind. We cannot use our emotions to take the temperature of our faith. Faith is blind trust in a God that we serve and are believing has nothing but good for each one of us no matter what it feels like in this moment.

Have a good day dear sisters and look for the blessings that are all around us. See the blessings and be a blessing.

Love,

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; 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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Nov 16, 2017 04:40PM Faith-840 wrote:

Thank you all for your prayers once again. The biopsy went okay I believe and I survived the fasting but it was longer even than expected. Surgery was delayed about another hour and a half. I still have no results and right now feel like I've been hit by a Mac truck. It probably wasn't a good idea to get my flu shot the day before the biopsy. Loopy

I've been reading and I pray for all your needs and wish I could address each of your needs but I'm exhausted right now.

Love and prayers,

Faith

Faith Dx 1/1991, Left, Stage IIIB, 8/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/1991 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 2/4/1991 Mastectomy: Left Dx 1/2016, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 1/22/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 1/23/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction, Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy CAF Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 16, 2017 05:27PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Faith, I am glad that ordeal is over for you. Now praying for a good result. Rest and feel better.

Love,

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; 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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Nov 16, 2017 06:32PM magdalene51 wrote:

Dear Sisters, thank you for your prayers. I want to share something with you, and hoping I don't get in trouble for sharing it in multiple threads. I believe you will appreciate it.

The following is a bit long, but I wanted to share with you the amazingly delicate way my husband's eulogist and long time friend explained what led to his death. He is a theologian so it's a bit deep in places. It was originally written for my facebook page when DH was in a coma, and revised for his service program.

Targeted for Destruction – Downfall of a Good Fellow Soldier of Christ

While Tolkien's Elves ironically termed mortality as "the gift of men," the Apostle Paul describes death as an enemy, to eventually be destroyed in the light of eternal life and truth of divine love. Thus do Christians hate the devil, the father of lies and aboriginal murderer (John 8:44). Within this larger warfare we lament the demise of our dear friend, Christian brother, and most beloved husband David.

Although all are imperfect with many faults, David seemed in some ways too good for this dark world, which he brightened at every point he touched it. As his long-time friend and fellow labourer in the fields of the Lord, I saw him wield his ministry upon the dramatic stage where I met him as my director. In this sphere alone did David touch thousands of lives for the better. Then he strongly supported my bid to re- enter the academic arena in hopes to make contributions that will in that way build up Christ's kingdom. And many others will testify to other such fruits born from David's obedient love and selfless giving acts. Truly, he has long been a "good and faithful servant" (Matthew 25:21).

For such reasons the enemy of our souls craftily abused even his deep and abiding love for his wife in order to ensnare him in despair– –a tactic that has reduced many a good person in the history of this present darkness in which we must abide as best we may for all too short a time. Succumbing to the subtle temptation to hopelessness, David inherited (we think) a predisposition to alcohol abuse, which was apparently the concealed weapon by which he was isolated from supporters and led, despairingly, to seek escape from this world of woe.

Suffering general failure of major organs––liver, lungs, kidneys, heart– –David was kept alive by machinated methods in a state of induced coma, unresponsive, yet loved ones––friends, fellow-workers, family from afar, his everlasting helpmate –– all spoke to him, just in hopes he might hear. Eventually he came around enough, thankfully, before the end to bid farewell to his wife, for whom we pray unceasingly in this dark hour.

Let us all pull together in loving support of one another, trusting to "the Shepherd and Guardian of our souls" (1 Peter 2:25), and not lose the blessed hope (Titus 1:2) that we will be reunited with David in a more peaceful place. A place, as Sam sang amidst Mordor's darkness of despair, "where stars forever dwell," immune to the stormy clouds obscuring our tiny portion inside the vast reality of God's eternal love.

Mags Dx 4/16/2014, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/16/2014, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/20/2014 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 6/30/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/15/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Chemotherapy 4/10/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Dx 7/14/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/24/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 11/14/2016, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 2, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/16/2016 Halaven (eribulin)
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Nov 16, 2017 08:53PM PauletteK wrote:

Praise the Lord, Faith so glad to hear that you have good result. Restup and feel better soon.

Nancy, your post is like a good spiritual speech. That reminds me that I need to trust God, don’t let my emotions drive me away from Gods plans.

Are hallelujah what an amazing testimony from Amy!

Ladies, prayers to the sisters who suffering from cancer pains and side effects. Amen.



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 7/21/2017 AC + T (Taxol)
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Nov 16, 2017 09:20PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Mags, what a beautiful tribute to your DH. In spite of his ensnarement by the enemy he obviously effected many people in such a positive way. I hope this eulogy brings you some comfort as his friend painted a picture of a beautiful man who loved you dearly.

I pray that in the days to come you will find strength from all those who God has placed in your life to help you through this most difficult time. I pray that God will help you to draw on your inner strength and your faith in Him as you find your way to live out each day. My sense is that you are a very strong woman who will forge ahead and find your way that God has always intended for you.

Please let us know how you are doing. Prayers for you in the upcoming days dear sister.

Love,

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; 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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Nov 16, 2017 09:27PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Paulette, thank you. I think we all struggle with our emotions and you are certainly not alone in that. I think for me I start to recognize the sneaky way the enemy can creep into our minds and lie to us by using our emotions against us. We have the power to transform our minds. Letting scripture that lifts us up and strengthens us soak into our minds and hearts daily is certainly a tool to use against the enemy. Hang in there and proclaim who you are in Christ when those down days hit and you are feeling discouraged. You will get through this time.

Love

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; 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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