Mar 5, 2018 04:19PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
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 5, 2018 04:19PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Mar 5, 2018 05:47PM NeverForsaken wrote:
What a blessing it is to share good news with everyone on here!
I just heard this saying this morning, and I think it is so true:
Everyone of us are in one of three places today..Either we are:
1. Entering into a storm.
2. In a storm.
3. Exiting a storm.
This is good to remember whenever we encounter someone who might not be exactly where we are in life. I know that we all walk in and out of various storms in our lives, both big and small ones. But we never walk alone!
I am praying for healing in Nancy's body..
Dear Heavenly Father, I ask in the name of Jesus to build and strengthen Nancy's immune system in order to fight against any virus or other germ that seeks to invade her body. Her body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and no weapon formed against her shall prosper!
We praise you, Lord for you are worthy of all honor and praise!
Mar 5, 2018 10:08PM Faith-840 wrote:
I just have to say amen to all the wonderful words of thanksgiving and praise here. I pray daily for all your needs dear friends but I feel my words are inadequate when I read the words of everyone here. I ask for healing for those who need it so much here on this forum and in all of BCO. May God bless and heal us all. Sorry to be so brief here but I'm trying to limit my iPad time as my neck is still a big problem.
Love and prayers,
Faith (in the future).
Mar 6, 2018 04:09PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Lisa, thank you for your post and your prayer for me. Love your waterfall photo. I am not sure what is going on with me and I don't know if it is a gallbladder issue or still residue of a stomach virus. I signed up for a photography class several weeks ago. I have a friend who shares my passion for photography and we take classes and workshops together.
My first class was last night and I went not feeling very good. This class was not cheap and the four sessions will build on what was presented the first session so I knew I had to go if I could. I made it through the class. I was expecting about 20 people and there were only three of us. I managed alright. My friend will be out of state for our class this Thursday and then there will only be two of us. I am praying that I will manage okay.
I got extremely sick at a department store on Saturday and caused quite a stir. I refused 911 and somehow managed to drive myself home. I took it easy for a couple of days. The little boy I asked you to pray for who lost his second grandfather about a year apart is having a band concert tonight and I told him last week I would go if I felt okay. I am going to go but still again not feeling 100%.
Faith, I continue to pray for you and for your neck. Have you found anything to give you relief?
Lita, how are you doing?
Joanne's daughter is having surgery this Thursday and I know they would appreciate prayers. I will let Joanne tell you details if she chooses.
Praying for all of you.
Mar 6, 2018 06:14PM Faith-840 wrote:
Nancy, I am so sorry you are dealing with this illness. I sure hope you figure this out. How scary to have it happen when you're away shopping. I pray you'll be able to get through your photography class. I know how much it means to you. You continue to be in my prayers and those of our choir. Also praying for your neighbors loss and Joanne's daughter. Thanks everyone for any prayers you send. My neck is slowly healing but I'm feeling more and more side effects from the letrozole and have very little energy. While my tests have been good, my brain goes to the bad places when I'm not feeling well as I'm sure it does for most of you here. I know we have to just take it to Jesus, my problem is leaving it there.
Love and prayers,
Faith (in the future).
Mar 6, 2018 06:29PM IntoLight wrote:
Nancy, how scary, Sending continual prayers for your healing, and that you can continue with this photography class.
Faith, you are so sweet. Any pain or discomfort sends me to a dark place. i will continue to pray for you. Even with good reports, it is not over for us.
Mar 6, 2018 06:31PM Ade wrote:
Faith I pray your neck issues are relieved very soon. I tried Letrozole but just couldn't do it. My mind just wasn't right at all, though had I known about L-Theanine then I would have tried it. I was DOG tired on it too. I'm sorry you are experiencing this. Is there another med you can switch to?
Nancy I am SO sorry you also are having such issues. Do keep pursuing answers from your doctor until it's resolved. I pray you can finish your class and feel better (and get answers & releif) soon!
Praying Joanne's daughter's surgery goes perfectly and her recovery swift and complete.
Well it seems I misunderstood James' phone conversation (or - he doesn't always give me the whole scoop!) and the medication isn't a done deal after all. We are back in the waiting mode. What a roller coaster. But I know our Lord is in charge no matter what and am thankful for that.
We no not what the future holds - but we know Who holds our future!
Love to you all,
Mar 6, 2018 08:24PM NeverForsaken wrote:
Faith, I am praying you find relief very soon..it is just awful when there's pain in the neck..and I usually end up with bad headaches from neck pain too. And yes, I often find myself in that dark place when I get sick or in pain. I know it must be normal once we have been through something as scary as cancer.
Nancy, that must have felt very scary. I'm glad you were able to make it home alright!
Ade..I am so sorry you are getting the run-around like this..I pray you are able to get his medication still free or at low cost..and soon!
I'm praying also for Joanne's daughter! I hope she has some good news to share with us concerning the surgery.
I guess we are truly all walking in and out of various storms..as I also need to ask for prayer for my oldest daughter, Ginny. They discovered she has a hiatal hernia and will have surgery next tuesday, the 13th. I am planning to get down there to stay with her for a couple days afterwards.
Mar 6, 2018 10:06PM Lita57 wrote:
They are postponing my chemo again...platelets way too low qnd liver enzymes way too high.
Eyesight really bad now. Drops and ointment don't rewlly help. It's the brain mets...onlynso much we can do.
Mar 7, 2018 11:40AM hartygirl wrote:
I'm not sure if this is still an active forum but I wanted to come in to take part with all of you. I am one of the elder gals here I see. I am a cancer survivor. My BC was diagnosed back in 96, Stage 2T DC invasive, ER- PR-. My cancer discovery was followed by partial mastectomy on RS then 13 months of chemo followed by 6 weeks of rad. After years of numerous biopsies on both my right and left side I was getting pretty discouraged with all the surgeries and tests and one thing after another. I never asked God why because I have always known he was and is in charge of my life and had and continues to have a purpose for me. My husband is a retired pastor and I've enjoyed decades of teaching women scripture to help the grow in their faith, writing a few books of devotion to encourage newbies and those who were about to take their own steps to accepting the Lord and speaking a women's retreats and mini-conferences about faith and adversity. I knew with my family's history of BC and ovarian cancer that I might be a recipient of BRCA so it was just two years ago I was tested for the malignant gene BRCA 1+ and I tested positive as well as my daughter (age 46) and my sister who is also a cancer survivor. I immediately went then for a PBM-DTI and had all my girl parts removed. Six weeks later in 2015 at Christmas, my right implant got infected and I was in the hospital for more than a week, after getting it removed before it was too late. It is now a year and a half post surgery and I am now in the process of having a reconstruction on right side (Right now I'm in the TE mode and will soon have my last fill to take me to exchange end of March or early April. I found it so difficult to live with the hole left behind on my prior infected right side that I decided even being older to go through this process again. There is no promise that I won't get infected again (It was due to the prior radiation which rejected the DTI and drains). I would just like prayer that God would give this PS wisdom in everything he does come exchange surgery day and that I can get through this process with no problems (Good Lord willing). Some have thought it was silly for me to still want a bit of normalcy on top at my age, but I don't let age affect any decisions I make. Thanks in advance for listening. I'm really glad this thread is here and I do hope it is still active. My name is Shirley. I live in Texarkana, TX now, and my user ID is hartygirl. GBU all.
Mar 7, 2018 07:14PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Oh Ade, I can't believe this!!! I will continue to pray for that breakthrough that you need with this med for James. What a ride you both have been on. I will pray for peace as I am sure the enemy is having a field day trying to steal your peace and joy in this whole fiasco.
Lita, I am sorry for all you are going through. I did send you a PM.
Let's remember to pray for Joanne and her daughter who is having surgery tomorrow.
I haven't had anymore department store dramas but I am still having issues and I need wisdom as to how to proceed.
Shirley, welcome to our Christian thread. Yes, we are indeed an active thread so I hope you can find your way around this website enough to know how to get to the bottom of the thread where the current posts are. We will certainly be praying for your upcoming surgery and for a good result this time with NO infections.
Regarding your decision to have this surgery just remember it is YOUR decision and only you knows what you are comfortable with in your own body. I don't care if you are 101 years old if you want to have surgery then by golly have the surgery and don't worry about what anyone may say or think. I think many of us have experienced insensitivity at one point in our life whether it be bc issues or others and sometimes people are just plain ignorant when they say things.
Feel free to jump in any time. Let us know when your exact surgery date is too. BTW We have some other preachers wives among us on this thread.
Mar 8, 2018 12:27PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
We are all praying for certain things whether they have been shared publicly or not.
Joanne, praying for you and your daughter and she goes through this surgery today. Praying for good pain control, a speedy recovery and a huge improvement in her overall health.
Ade, continuing to pray for your needed breakthrough with these needed meds for James. Love your sunset pic. Keep 'em coming.
Faith, continued prayers for your neck pain.
Lita, praying you can continue chemo soon.
Ellen, praying your scans were good.
Mar 10, 2018 12:11PM bandwoman1234 wrote:
Mar 10, 2018 03:58PM - edited Mar 10, 2018 04:03PM by JO-5
First to those who prayed for my daughter...a heart felt thank you.
She came through the surgery just fine. The plan was to remove 1 parathyroid. For those that don't know....and I did not know until the last few months....the 4 parathyroids actually have nothing to do with the thyroid. They are called that because they lay up against the thyroid. They regulate the calcium in your system, and are about the size of a piece of rice.
Her top 2 were very swollen and embedded in the thyroid. The only way to remove them was to remove the entire thyroid. They were able to save the bottom 2 parathyroids, which should be enough.
In a case like this the two bad parathyroids were producing so much of their hormone that it is possible the bottom two "got lazy" and will not work. Hopefully they will kick in and do the job, otherwise she will have to take a calcium concoction of calcium carbonate and calcium citrate plus thyroid meds.
Right now she is miserable and already has tingling lips and fingers....signs of not enough calcium.Her calcium level went from 100 before surgery to 28 after surgery. The parathyroids were causing her kidney stones and affecting her heart.
She will see the dr Thursday and have blood work done, the surgeon Friday. Please pray for her. She has other physical problems and a husband with stage 3 parkinsons.
I don't often ask for prayer for myself but please pray because I am about to hit the wall. My husband and I have to take her to her appts and help her. I am exhausted and my IBS is acting up, besides my 24/7 post mastectomy / lat flap pain syndrome. My husband is a very hearty 80 yr old, but getting very tired.
I am well aware that all of you have things going on plus other problems so you understand where I am.
I do pray for you ladies, I just don't post it. I can only do so much and some things just have to be left out. Posting is one of those right now.
I just wanted to update for those of you that have been praying.
Mar 10, 2018 04:44PM IntoLight wrote:
Joanne, I pray right now that God will cover your family with love and good health. May your daughter's parathyroid glands kick in, her additional health problems subside, and her husbands medical issues calm and allow you peace. I also pray for you and your DH physical health that God will touch them and give your family the respite and peace they need. You are loved.
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.