Mar 10, 2018 08:37PM zjrosenthal wrote:
Prayers said for Jo and her family. Thanks Nancy for that banner. Just the confirmation I needed. Love, Jean
Meet other women who are similar in age and dealing with age-appropriate issues.
Posted on: Mar 19, 2010 01:30PM
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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Mar 10, 2018 08:37PM zjrosenthal wrote:
Prayers said for Jo and her family. Thanks Nancy for that banner. Just the confirmation I needed. Love, Jean
Mar 11, 2018 11:10AM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Continued prayers for a complete recovery for Joanne's daughter.
I am finally making it back to my church after being out of town so much and then sick so much. So grateful. My mom needs prayers. She is having a stomach thing also and it sounds like she has severe diarrhea. Sorry for the TMI.
Mar 12, 2018 09:31AM JO-5 wrote:
Amen to Psalms 18:32 and I must cling to that and also believe
Mar 13, 2018 12:14PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Have a great day dear sisters.
Mar 13, 2018 08:54PM - edited Mar 13, 2018 08:57PM by JO-5
I think this song has a powerful message. We Don't hear the old hymns as much any more, and how many are familiar with the last verse?
God bless you all.
Mar 13, 2018 09:24PM Lita57 wrote:
Thanks, Joanne....it's something we need to read over and over again.
Mar 15, 2018 04:01PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
I feel that some of you are in a real battle and it is times like these that for myself I don't always realize just what is happening because the wiles of the enemy can be so deceiving. However once I realize that it is a spiritual battle venting itself in a myriad of ways then it is easier to fight when you realize who the enemy is.
That relationship that is strained or that challenge you are facing could be the enemy trying to steal your joy. The best solution in everything is to stay as close to the Lord as we can at all times. That really is our protection and the Living Word of God is our sword. Quote those scripture out loud if you must. No weapon formed against me shall prosper!!!!!
God bless you all dear sisters and I am praying for you.
Mar 17, 2018 01:42PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
They say we can all pretend we have a little Irish in us today so with that said................Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Mar 17, 2018 03:30PM bandwoman1234 wrote:Joshua 1:5 New International Version (NIV)
5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
As I had my four year out mammogram yesterday (still waiting for results) my devotional today had the phrase that the Lord gave me the week I knew something was wrong four years ago before I got my diagnosis. He whispered into my very being.........."I will never leave you or forsake you."
That was His promise then, and I can testify that it is true now four years later and will be true for the next many years later and for all of eternity. It is a very comforting promise.
Mar 17, 2018 03:35PM IntoLight wrote:
Thank you Nancy. For me, it was Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
I know that My Redeemer liveth!
Mar 18, 2018 11:11AM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Chris, that is one of my favorite verses which has gotten me through many a challenge. I hope you are doing well.
Lisa, how are you doing with your treatments?
Lita, how are you doing?
Hershey, what does it feel like to be done with treatments?
Joanne's daughter who had surgery is not doing well. So far the parathyroid glands have not kicked into gear. Please pray for her.
Faith, how is your neck doing?
Char, it was great to hear from you. I will send you a message when I have some time after church today.
Ade, you have been a burden on my heart. How are you doing?
Have a great day as we enter into this Holy time of Easter.
Mar 18, 2018 02:18PM Lita57 wrote:
Rough night last night. Usually day 3 after Gemzar chemo is when the bad cramping and diarrhea kick in. Good thing I was wearing my trusty depends. Had a couple of accidents, needless to say.
Mar 18, 2018 02:54PM IntoLight wrote:
Nancy, I am praying for great results from your mammogram. Question; do you still get PET scans or is a mammogram enough for you? My last mammogram is where they found the "shadow" under my arm that led to my dx but nothing was in my breasts so I haven't had a mammo since. There is nothing even showing on the PETs now and I am praising God for that.
Lita, I am sorry to hear of your rough night. Praying for you throughout each day.
I have not felt well this weekend. Bria threw up Friday night while I was watching her so her momma could get a rare night out, and now my stomach is upset, but it is mild. I also woke up this morning with pinkeye...life is never quiet with a toddler! I am hoping this next week will settle back down to my routine. I put a roast in the crockpot, then emptied the dishwasher just now and had to go sit down. Arghh!
Mar 18, 2018 05:39PM Lita57 wrote:
Intolight, take care of yourself. Hope its not that horrible flu.
My back hurts a lot from mets, so i can only do so much for a few minutes, then I have to sit down and recuperate too.
Mar 18, 2018 06:06PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Lita, I am glad you are able to resume your chemo but the SE's sound rough. Praying you can get through this time.
Chris, praying that you don't get down sick with the stomach flu. Praying you can get over pink eye. Hopefully you are on meds or will be soon. I hope Bria has a short lived stomach upset.
As to your question, I have never had a PET scan. I only get mammograms. I have a fairly low Oncotype score which can predict the risk for cancer in other parts of the body so I am not sure if that is why. I see my bs on Tuesday so if I don't hear anything by then hopefully he will give me the results. Thank you for your prayers.
I have fatigue and back problems so I too have to rest alot. In fact most of my Sundays after church are spent napping for the afternoon. I am still trying to get my thyroid meds adjusted after I had that systemic reaction to a medical procedure in Dec. It really goofed up my thyroid levels. It is a slow process to adjust meds and then a month later be retested. I am feeling much better than I was though. I am so thankful for that.
Have a good night everyone. Spring is only days away. Woooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
Mar 18, 2018 06:21PM HersheyKiss wrote:
Nancy, I pray that the mammogram is clear and you are A-okay for another one next year.
Chris, praying that your stomach settles down quickly and that your physician prescribes ocular antibiotics straightaway. Having pink eye is the pits.
Lita, I am so sorry to read about your rough night. Praying for a much better evening and night for you.
Joanne, I continue to pray for your daughter. Praying that her parathyroids wake up from their slumber and begin to function on all cylinders.
Faith, I pray that you neck is feeling better. I miss your presence on this forum.
I begin physical therapy this week. I may be experiencing some radiation scarring, so my RO wants me to work on range-of-motion in my shoulder. He told me that he does not think it's lymphedema (I hope he is correct!).
Mar 18, 2018 08:14PM - edited Mar 18, 2018 08:15PM by zjrosenthal
Hi dear ladies. I havent posted much lately but still read most every day and pray for all concerns. I had some serious problems with hair loss after treatment and though it's grown in it was thinner and of a different texture. I hadn't gone for a haircut since before I was diagnosed four years ago. I think I was scared of more hair loss. I finally gave in and went to see someone who specializes in treating cancer patients. She styled my hair beautifully. It's like another step in moving on and I'm very grateful for it. Love, Jean
Mar 18, 2018 08:28PM zjrosenthal wrote:
My new haircut. Got my curls back. Love, Jean
Mar 18, 2018 08:44PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Hershey, so sorry to hear you are having some after radiation issues. I had shoulder PT during rads because my shoulder was damaged during my ultrasound. Hopefully that will help. You will probably have a series of exercises to do at home and they should help you with more movement.
Jean, love your curls. I have curly hair and my hair is becoming straighter and my hairdresser is not quite sure. I am not sure if my AI is the cause or what but it is strange. Glad this is a step for you in moving on and forward and not looking back.
Mar 18, 2018 09:30PM IntoLight wrote:
Jean, love your curls. I have curls but it only in the back anymore. It is very short so I just wet it down and comb it back. I am trying to let it get some length as I prefer it, but I don't know...
The first picture was 6 months ago...the second one is recent. My hair is still thinning.
Mar 19, 2018 12:54PM NeverForsaken wrote:
Hi Nancy, I was at my daughter's most of last week helping her recuperate from hiatal hernia surgery..She is doing well, but got off to a rocky start with an allergic reaction to the morphine they gave her right after surgery.
Today is the first I've been on my computer in over a week!
I am sorry to hear Joanne's daughter is not doing well..My prayers are with her.
Also I am praying for intolight and for Lita. Any suffering is too much for anyone to bear alone..we are with you, and though we may not always know exactly what you are feeling..Our Lord knows, and he can and will provide comfort enough to get through it.
I pray you have better days, dear sisters..and moments of peace and humor and love. In Jesus' name~Amen~
I will be consulting with the radiation oncologist for the first time this thursday..I'm a bit nervous as this is new territory for me.
Today marks one month since the last Taxol chemotherapy..I get Herceptin/Perjeta every three weeks still. (indefinitely)
Your prayers would be welcome, and as always, much appreciated.
Mar 20, 2018 08:37AM JO-5 wrote:
Happy 1st day of Spring.....Ohio style
However, the sun is shining, and God is still on the throne. He is still in control no matter how dismal things may look.
Mar 20, 2018 07:08PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Chris, I like your short hair. I will be getting a hair cut tomorrow and I have mine pretty short because as a swimmer it just makes things so much easier. How is your pink eye doing? That is always an uncomfortable thing. I hope your little grand daughter is better and that you never caught it.
Lisa, I am glad to hear from you. How is your daughter doing? My Dad had that surgery many years ago and it was a pretty horrible procedure then. I think they do things differently now but I am sorry to hear she reacted to the Morphine. I hope she is doing better. I have a small hiatal hernia but it has not required anything at this point.
I didn't realize you had to have rads too. We will certainly be praying for you as you go through treatments.
I got good news on my mammo today and all is well. I will see my MO's PA next month and I want to discuss if I can go off my AI when my 5yrs are up. I have a little less than a year and a half to go yet.
Yes, Joanne, we here in Illinois are wondering what happened to our first day of spring too. I saw a chipmunk out today for the first time in a long time and I was surprised it showed it's face it was so cold. The birds seem to be happy.
A guy from my church and I minister at an assisted living facility as part of our nursing home volunteer program. We minister on the Alzheimer's floor. We sing the old hymns and it is always amazing to see some of the residents that seem unresponsive start singing the words to the hymns they know. Music is a powerful force in worship and the old hymns have such power because of their lyrics that are filled with Biblical truths.
Faith and Ade, I hope you are both doing okay. We miss hearing from you.
Have a good night dear sisters.
Mar 20, 2018 09:19PM IntoLight wrote:
Nancy, so happy to read the results of your mammo. Praise the Lord!
I did not get the PinkEye--it was just red for a day. I took a Claritan and it went away.
My mother-in-law was in an Alzheimer's care facility, and when she passed we had a small service there for the residents. When we began singing "Amazing Grace" all of the residents joined in. I was amazed that they did not know anything else, yet they remembered the words of that hymn. I just hope this generation will remember their praise choruses as well (I will get down from my soapbox before I really get on!)
It is Spring in San Diego almost everyday, but 70* today was extra nice. Encourages me to get out...
Blessings to all...
Mar 20, 2018 11:12PM - edited Mar 21, 2018 08:38AM by JO-5
Not being known for being politically correct....I'll say it.
It is a shame that these old powerful, convicting, hymns of the faith are not being sung and taught.
Praise songs have their place and there are many that I like, but not all the time.
Of course the older folks know these songs. They say something, not like many 7/11 songs. ( 7 words sung 11 times)
Have you ever been in a service where most are just listening to the 7/11 choruses, then when one of the old hymns come up.....every older person is singing.....and don't even need a song book?
Sadly these beautiful hymns are being lost to many. So here is another one.
God bless you all and may this minister to you tonight.
Mar 21, 2018 11:39AM Faith-840 wrote:
Good morning dear friends,
Thank you all for thinking of me and for your prayers. My neck is feeling mostly better but in general I just feel blah! I don't know if it's all the 3! BP meds, the AI or the evil in this world trying to steal my joy. There is so much awful news here on BCO and in the world that I find it stupid to complain about myself but I just can't find any enthusiasm for doing much of anything and it all seems overwhelming. I see the NP at the cardiologist office today and will ask what she thinks but I doubt she will have any answers. I also wonder if I'm having another episode of PTSD. I would really appreciate your prayers.
I have been reading and lifting you all up in prayer and rejoicing with those of you with good news. I pray this these last days before Easter brings us all to a new and glorious resurrection with Christ.
Love and prayers,
Mar 21, 2018 12:11PM Ade wrote:
Sorry to be out for a while. James and I have both had a slew of migraines lately (thankfully not at the same time).
Nothing at all on his meds. We are beginning to think that perhaps this may be of the Lord for some reason (?) so are waiting upon Him.
When we moved here we had enough money from the sale of our Ohio house to have plenty left over after building a modest small home here. Well we got scammed in a bait & switch deal from a builder - who went to our church (!) and lost over 1/3 of our money meaning we couldn't complete the house. We moved in out of necessity when there were only stud walls, no kitchen, heat or AC, no hot water heater, only a bathtub for water & a toilet. We slept on a mattress on the floor as we couldn't bring furniture in to an uncompleted house. I did dishes in a pan on my knees in the bathtub for 4 months and we heated water & cooked on a hotplate in the bathroom. Oh what a long hot summer THAT was as we worked so hard doing all the work by ourselves! Long story short - we had to put all the "guts" of the house on charge cards to just live there (plus paid $100 a month for 3 years to store most of our belongings). We STILL have very little woodwork in, nothing but subflooring in our bathroom & bedroom, and just lately got some permanent porch steps thanks to the church. We have only been billed taxes on the land because the house was still unfinished, but they assessed our house a week ago (from the outside) so we will now - on top of medical bills for both of us and the huge credit card debt (which we have been diligently paying over $1500 a month on with a small fixed retirement income) and may now have to put back - somehow - $500 or so a month for property taxes. (They are SKY HIGH here). We may have to give up our little home and move away, leaving our church family & son's family, which breaks my heart. If that is God's will for us, then so be it. We are certainly drawing near to our Lord more than ever before and we know we have the victory in Christ no matter what. Thank you all for your banners and scriptures which have really ministered to me.
I am praying for you ALL and send you my love, even if I am not posting...but that's where we are for now.
Mar 21, 2018 12:26PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Faith, praying you can get some help when you go to your NP today. I am glad to hear from you but sure sorry you are feeling bad.
Ade, it is heartbreaking to hear of your plight. God has a plan even in the midst of this turmoil. Hang on to the Lord and He will show you what path to take. I know it has to be so difficult. We are praying for you.
Joanne, thanks for sharing more lyrics. I do hear some of the old hymns coming back in some of the modern Christian music.
Have a good day dear sisters.