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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.

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May 14, 2018 01:58AM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Teka, I am glad to hear that. That is God's spirit comforting you. I pray that you can bask in His comfort and calm throughout these next few days as you have the scans and wait for results.


Amen to that Debbie. Powerful!

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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May 15, 2018 12:36PM NeverForsaken wrote:

Praying everyone here is having a good week so far. I enjoyed the company of two of our daughters spending the weekend with us..We stayed up all night watching movies..one bout sharks which we all fear even though none of us lives near an ocean, lol!

I have six rads left (counting today) which I am getting ready to go to. My skin is holding up very well, and I am only dealing with fatigue which started last week. yesterday was my Herceptin/Perjeta infusion, so today I am more tired than usual, but I wanted to come on here to check on everyone, and to pray for those who ask.

This morning I was singing praises to the Lord and crying as I felt the Spirit shining light through and around me..I remember feeling like I could not wait to shed this earthly body in order to praise Jesus in the spirit and in truth without hindrance...I needed to experience this again (this is not the first time) because lately I have been feeling very down about dying..I get so depressed thinking about how much I will miss my husband and daughters, and the beauty of this world (even though there is much darkness and ugliness here too)..I have encountered angels throughout my life..both angels of God and fallen ones as well, so I have always known that the "afterlife" is real, but sometimes I get so caught up in the things of this world that I forget what I know to be the true things of God..this is not our home. We are only passing through. Somehow, and I don't know how..God will wipe away all tears and we will not miss our loved ones left behind when we go home to heaven..I believe this with my whole heart..but my sorrow is for those who will mourn us..that is always on my mind. I pray for the peace that surpasses all understanding and the comfort that only Jesus can give when that time comes for each one of us, whether we are the one who is called home or the one left behind.

As I've read through the issues with each lady posting on here, and seen both the answered prayers and the issues which are still looming, I have a sense of everything being perfect in His will for each one of us. I hate suffering, as I also hate to see anyone have to go through suffering..but I know there is a purpose to everything..and God is the only one who we can trust..and sometimes it is through our deepest pain that we experience His strength and his love for us...In fact, I can attest to this through my own experience of when things seem to be going very smoothly, I can surely lose sight of God and begin to trust in my own strength, or in the things of this world (like money)..I know this is human nature, and even the Israelites forgot God from time to time even though they experiences Him over and over again during their travels through the desert.

These are just my thoughts of the day as I write this I just want you ladies to know that I am praying for all of us..Our families too! And God is forever faithful and capable and He does care about each and every detail of our lives!

I want to encourage everyone to just simply praise Him today..God inhabits the praises of His people..and in His presence is fullness of joy..and the Joy of the Lord is my strength..and I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!

"But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel." (Psalm 22:3)

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (psalm 16:11)

Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10)




~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, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 10/25/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 4/3/2018 Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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May 15, 2018 01:18PM IntoLight wrote:

Thank you, Neverforsaken, for your beautiful words of praise. I know God has a perfect plan for us all here on earth and in heaven. I am with you--sometimes I long for heaven but other times I mourn the thought of leaving this world and my beautiful, loving family. I struggle with not wanting to leave my family with any debt or sadness. I am reluctant to pursue a cure at all cost just to live a few more months. Is this wrong? I don't know. I am not suicidal at all, but rather I choose life lived in the fullness of God's love and have faith God leads me in His perfect will. I take care to treat this broken temple of God well, and do what I can to be as healthy as possible. I have worked hard all of my life so that I can have the resources I need for this very scenario. I believe God has led me all along the way and I am here to praise Him and serve His people as long as He gives me breath. Sorry to ramble, but my servant's heart just wants to be faithful. I know all of my thoughts and desires are covered in the blood of Christ, and He loves me the way that I am.

I shared with my choir last week, after being absent for over a year (a story for another day). It was tough, but God spoke to me out of Romans 8, my life chapter, and I know He led me to share it with them. "There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus...38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Oswald Chambers said ""Faith is not some weak and pitiful emotion but is a strong and vigorous confidence built on the fact that God is holy love. And even though you cannot see Him right now and cannot understand what He is doing, you know Him."

Thank you for allowing me to share.


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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May 15, 2018 01:57PM NeverForsaken wrote:

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and especially your "life scripture" with me today, Into light.

I understand how you feel when it comes to just how much are we willing to do in order to prolong our earthly life..I know this is a very personal issue for each one of us and I believe there are no right or wrong answers.

The only exception, I believe are the people who have never faced a real (in your face) life or death illness or other situation who make the statement that they would never do anything like chemo etc..in order to live, but would rather just be taken home early..I have heard this from two friends..each never having a terminal dx themselves..and I would caution them that they simply cannot know exactly what they would or wouldn't do until the time came and they had to walk this road. I like to tell people that sometimes we will not have what we need until we need it.. We don't carry a heavy toolbox around with us just in case we may need something from the toolbox..That would be very exhausting! lol..instead The Lord comes up beside us and he hands us the tools we need.

I know I have asked myself from time to time just how much time, effort, and resources am I willing to put into prolonging this earthly life..and at this point, the answer seems clear that I will do whatever is needed..but that does not change the fact that there is coming a day when I will know that the only answer is that it is time to go home..whatever time remains here on planet earth is but a mere fraction of our true eternal life anyway. I have what I call my "joy meter"..that simply means that as long as I am able to experience joy in being here each day..even though that joy may be fleeting..I want to soak in as much as I can..and hopefully, bring joy to someone else. When that is no longer possible then I think I will be ready to go. After all..it is the love of Christ that transcends through all time, so our love for family and friends will never be lost if we are in Him and he in us.

Thanks so much for allowing me to ramble on here..I know the subject is pretty deep today..but this is what has been on my mind more and more lately. Again thanks for sharing and allowing me to share too!

~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, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 10/25/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 4/3/2018 Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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May 15, 2018 05:13PM Ade wrote:

Chris and Lisa thank you for sharing your hearts. The rest of us may not have been diagnosed with advanced stages but we are certainly aware that you may well be speaking for us someday. You are women of courage and faith (as are the others who face going Home perhaps sooner than they'd imagined). Know that you are in our prayers for the Lord to wrap His arms around you and calm your fears and ease your pain (physically & of leaving loved ones). May the hope of Glory give you great encouragement and even joy in suffering.

I am going through some very dark times as my husband is having personality changes and his frequent disdain for me breaks my heart. He is Jeckyl and Hyde - probably a normal thing after 2 heart attacks - but I pray I can remain loving and kind, as Christ endured ridicule and accusation without retaliation, I may too. I poured my heart out to the Lord and He gave me His Word of comfort and love and in a devastated state I found that I was eager to praise Him. These are different circumstances I know, but we share this faithful love of our Savior getting us through the worst times. It is in the trials He draws us near and we're so thankful for that.

Have to share a praise with you. We faced losing our home as the new tax assessment took our taxes far beyond what our fixed income could bear. Without going through the details, the Lord had them cut the bill nearly in half and we will get to keep our home!!! Praise His Name!

Nancy, so glad you are working through that big task with your sister, it's quite the process but it's not forever. Hope your mom had a lovely Mother's Day. I didn't get blessed with a kind, loving mother - but she worked full time and my grandmother pretty much raised me. She was the kind of loving "mother" that I truly needed and I look forward to seeing her again someday.

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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May 15, 2018 06:13PM Ade wrote:

Springtime in the high desert. We don't have many crocuses or tulips so the cacti do their part.

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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May 15, 2018 06:24PM IntoLight wrote:

Ade, I am so excited to hear the news about your taxes. Yay! I have been praying for a major reduction in your tax situation, and I pray daily for you and James. God hears and knows, and most importantly, loves.

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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May 15, 2018 07:07PM - edited May 15, 2018 07:09PM by HersheyKiss

Ade, is that a flowering ocotillo? They are beautiful blooms!

Dx 3/1/2017, ILC, Left, 2cm, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 15, 2018 09:31PM Ade wrote:

Hershey - that's a choya (spelling???)

This is an ocotillo (blooming now here)

(Thank you Chris!)


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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May 15, 2018 11:02PM - edited May 15, 2018 11:55PM by MiriamWillits

New to this group,

About ready to fall asleep as it is late here for me, but wanted to thank you, ladies, for your kind words of godly wisdom.

I was DX'd Stage IV de novo in Nov.2010.

While I had seen this thread at least a couple years ago, I vaguely thought that my age kind of made me too young, but I'm 57 now so maybe you'll letme in if I mostly listen. But I had read of some of Ade's tax troubles the other day and now, after Never Forsaken's this evening, I want to join in.

Been a Christian since age 13 but this cancer is one of the most wonderful opportunities for the Lord to test my faith and force me to give a better testimony. Looking forward to another day when I have a bit more energy to respond more intentionally.

Will write soon.

Thanks so much for you all.

Miriam (picture ispost brain surgery August 2017 - BC had crossed the blood brain barrier & a tumor in the back or subocccipital region had to be removed)


Dx 11/17/2010, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/liver, mets, ER-/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 12/12/2010 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/12/2010 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/16/2012 Hormonal Therapy 2/16/2014 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy 5/13/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 7/21/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/21/2014 Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 7/21/2017, IDC: Tubular, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/liver/lungs, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 8/8/2017 Radiation Therapy 10/25/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 4/15/2018 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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May 15, 2018 11:55PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Good evening dear sisters,

I wish I had more time and energy to respond to your heart felt posts. My goal while at my Mom's house is to see her at her facility each day or night as much as I can and still have the energy to make headway clearing out her house. Progress is being made and I know that in the Lord's timing all will work out. As I look back over this journey with my mom's dementia is is so clear how God's timing was involved. My first year of retirement is when it was like some switch in my Mom's brain had been turned off and she seemed fine one minute and the next definitely not. I was able to travel back and forth from my home to hers to see if she was able to live alone. Then in my sister's first year of retirement is when it became evident that my mom needed to go into a facility for her own safety. Again it was clear that God's timing was perfect. I could not have done this move living three hours away if my sister had not been there to help with the move long after I had to return home. I know that God's hand will be evident as I look back on this time. That doesn't always make it easy when the going gets tough and there seems to be no energy to do the things I need but it does give me peace that I am not alone in this and never will be.

Lisa, I appreciate you being so open and honest with what you have and are going through. I had a pretty good friend from my church who knew I had such a difficult time with my cancer drug the last four years say why don't you just stop it. Is it just fear that makes you want to take it? I think she stopped herself in mid sentence and realized how insensitive and inappropriate it was to say that. No one fully understands what we are going through unless they too have walked in our shoes. I have not walked in your shoes either and I have NO idea what it feels like to be Stage 4. I appreciate your openness and I do agree that God's plan in each of our lives is perfect. Praise is such a powerful tool and I appreciate your wisdom.

Chris, I have known very, very strong and committed Christians who have chosen totally different paths when they both knew their cancers were not curable. One chose no treatment whatsoever and chose quality of life as her decision and the other worked up until she went to the ER and died shortly after she did everything medicine had to offer to live more life with her family. I don't think there is a right or wrong way but as you say you will know when it is time. I think God's voice during those times is probably pretty clear. I am glad you got to share with your choir. Romans 8:28 has become my verse after bc so it is a very special chapter for me as well. You will have to share your choir story sometime.

Ade, I can't tell you how thrilled I am at your good news regarding the tax situation. There is so much power in prayer and I just knew God would not leave you both stranded with no place to live. I love your cacti pics. Yes, the desert is certainly beautiful in spring. I will continue to pray for your situation with James. I can understand fully of what you speak as this has happened in my family. I will continue to pray for this.

Welcome Miriam. We have talked about the age limit that the name of our thread suggests and even tried to have the name changed to be more inclusive. We accept anyone who loves the Lord on this Christian thread. We even had a 27 year old for a time who was Stage 4 and believed she was miraculously healed. Please feel free to post anytime and we are glad to have you even though we always wish we were meeting under different circumstances. You have obviously been through alot and we would appreciate hearing about your journey with bc.

Hershey, good to hear from you. How are you doing?

Lita, how are you?

It is very late and my brief post turned into a long novel. Sorry. I have an unspoken prayer request regarding my mom.

Have a good night dear ladies. I will post when I can. Ade, thank you for reminding me that this house situation will not be forever. When I am feeling overwhelmed I need to remind myself of that fact.

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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May 16, 2018 09:15AM - edited May 27, 2018 09:20PM by Teka

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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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May 16, 2018 11:41AM NeverForsaken wrote:

Hello, Miriam..So happy you decided to join in here! I am 52..and I was hesitant at first too, then after being re-diagnosed I decided this forum was where I needed to be.

Ade..Praise the Lord! I am praying you will still be able to feed your beloved deer too..and the flowering cacti is absolutely gorgeous.

We have a strange plant growing here in our Northern Michigan yard that normally onlt grows in warm climates..My neighbor from Arizona was astonished to see an 'Agave' plant in full bloom a couple years ago. It was dormant for five years and then it suddenly bloomed the most gorgeous, fragrant flower!

It has not bloomed again (yet).

Nancy, it is such a blessing that your sister is able to help. I know it is hard to imagine that this whole thing with your mom will ever settle down and things will return to some sort of normal..but that is what I mean about the Lord not wanting us to carry around a heavy toolbox ourselves..trust God to carry this burden and as you know already, he will hand you whatever it is that is needed, when it is needed and not until. At least that is what I am learning these days.

God bless everyone today~Lisa


~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, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 10/25/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 4/3/2018 Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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May 16, 2018 12:35PM - edited May 16, 2018 02:08PM by JO-5

Welcome Miriam, and there is no age limit on this thread....never has been, just people that love the Lord Jesus Christ and will pray for one another.

Ladies,

Those posts about end of life gave me pause. Such heart felt feelings, and your willingness to share.

I have not been technically diagnosed as stage 4, because secondary angiosarcoma is not staged like breast cancer.

(I was even told once that since secondary angio is NOT breast cancer this is not the proper forum for me.)

Not technically stage 4 but a very vicious cancer that the only treatment is surgery and the stats for recurrence are dismal.

So in the past 3 and a 1/2 years I've been through all the emotions you ladies listed. I still have some really bad days.

However I want to share a few lines from a sermon by Dr. Charles Stanley. It was so profound that I wrote a good portion of the sermon in my Bible.

I won't write here all that I wrote in my Bible ...but this stood out.

Scripture was Matthew 8:23-27. They were going by sight and feelings.We all do that, I'm sure, from time to time.We must remember that God is capable of anything. He's the creator of the universe and promises to meet our needs.

Dr. Stanley was teaching about faith and he made a comment, " if God is calling you home and you pray for healing he will give you agreement in your heart with his Will."

That was a comfort to me, because I have not received that "agreement," so I continue to pray and wait and not give up. Whether we have little faith, great faith or even perfect faith it is Who we have faith in!

One of my favorite verses, and I have many, is: Psalms 56:3 "Whenever I am afraid, I will trust you."

Trust Him--His love never fails. Cling to the Heavenly Father. He is our only hope!

Ade,

Prayers for your hubby and PRAISE THE LORD FOR THE REDUCTION IN YOUR TAXES.

Nancy, praying for you. As you know, I've been there, done that. It is hard. May God give you an extra amount of strength!

Teka

Thank you Jesus for a good mammo!

Everyone....God bless and meet each need ...... one day at a time.....one step at a time.

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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May 16, 2018 12:50PM JO-5 wrote:

I have posted this before, but thought it would be good to do it again.

I WILL TRUST YOU LORD

verse 1:

It's funny how we do it, compartmentalize ..... We plan for success and try to pass the pain right by..........But it just doesn't work that way.......God has a different plan .......He works in ways we'd never see.........Beyond the scope of man.

verse 2:

I may not understand it and even question why ..........What good could ever come from this has even crossed my mind....... But God's teaching me to trust Him more......As He works His will in me.........I rest securely in His care.........And surrender sure is sweet.

Chorus:

When the journey takes a detour unexpectedly........... And I try to accept and understand what it all means......... When I'm pressed to show the world what I really believe......I will trust you Lord...When my heart begins to faint.........Because I see a life so frayed......... And my soul cries out oh Lord how long can I keep this at bay....... In the fiercest part of battle......When my feet don't want to stay........I will trust you Lord, I will trust you Lord with my life.

Words and thoughts taken from Job 13:15

(words by Sheryl Farris - McKameys publishing)

This song has helped me through some hard times, and I hope it blesses your hearts today.

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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May 16, 2018 04:27PM NeverForsaken wrote:

Love that song, Joanne..and I am a fan of Charles Stanley.

Because you shared some of your dx specifics with me while I was going through the genetic testing for that mutation..I understand the severity of your dx. Many people live for years and years with a stage 4 dx..some people go pretty quickly..It just goes to show that it is God who numbers our days.

This really grabbed me:

" if God is calling you home and you pray for healing he will give you agreement in your heart with his Will."

I realized after reading this that we sometimes try to bend God's will until we have convinced ourselves that the only way we can have peace is if God agrees with our prayers..our will. Unfortunately, when it comes to sickness..even some churches teach that it is God's will to heal based on the scripture: "...by His stripes we are healed.." Isaiah. 53:5 And as a result they may even blame the sick person for not getting better because of their lack of faith.

Here is a good commentary on this passage: Source : https://www.gotquestions.org/by-His-stripes-healed...

"But He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds (stripes) we are healed" (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24).

Although these two verses are central to the topic of healing, they are often misunderstood and misapplied. The word "healed" as translated from both Hebrew and Greek, can mean either spiritual or physical healing. However, the contexts of Isaiah 53 and 1 Peter 2 make it clear that they are referring to spiritual healing, not physical. "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed" (1 Peter 2:24). The verse is referring to sin and righteousness, not sickness and disease. Therefore, being "healed" in both these verses is speaking of being forgiven and saved, not being physically healed.

Recently I had a friend tell me that she would not undergo the cancer treatments if it were her because she knows God would either heal her through her faith or take her home. I replied that I believe God uses many people and resources to treat illnesses, such as doctors surgeons and medicines..and it is he who gives all good gifts to be used here on earth..but the ultimate goal for each believer is to be with our Lord in eternity, so whether we are allowed to stay here longer or not is up to him..maybe I can still be of use to the Kingdom if I stick around a bit longer. But, like you said..I do not have perfect peace with going home yet either.at least not today. (And I do believe the peace that comes from God will be a perfect peace..with no doubts. * James 1:17}

I had to look that song up on Youtube..Very good! Thanks, Joanne for posting it again. ((hugs))


~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, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 10/25/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 4/3/2018 Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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May 16, 2018 06:48PM zjrosenthal wrote:

Well I was finally able to access this thread. Go to some violent storms and a couple of tornadoes yesterday we have been without power more internet with no word of when it will come back.

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 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) 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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May 16, 2018 06:49PM - edited May 16, 2018 06:58PM by zjrosenthal

Well I was finally able to access this thread on my phone . Due to some violent storms and a couple of tornadoes yesterday we have been without power, TV or internet with no word of when it will come back. We have a generator, water, some lights and refrigeration but are basically cut off from the outside world. It is a strange feeling. I am trying to be grateful that all our family is safe but this made me realize how much I take forgranted. There was a child killed in the next town and I can't imagine what the family must be going through. I am glad that Ade got to keep her home. My hubby also went through a season of terrible mood swings. He is much calmer now. Praise Jesus. He surely never gives me more than I can handle. 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 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) 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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May 16, 2018 08:03PM - edited May 16, 2018 08:10PM by JO-5

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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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May 16, 2018 08:04PM JO-5 wrote:

Jean,

Thankful that you and your family are safe.

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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May 16, 2018 08:08PM JO-5 wrote:

NeverForsaken,

We are in agreement about the meaning of those verses.! Amen! I know many on here do not believe that and I wouldn't hurt anyone's feelings for anything in the world....but we must always remember we interpret the Bible by the Bible. It is not by any private interpretation.

I certainly believe God can and does still heal, sometimes miraculously, other times by medicine, doctors and surgeons.

Everyone may notice that I often pray for Peace for you ladies. (The Peace that passes understanding)

That statement by Dr. Stanley ( if God is calling you home and you pray for healing he will give you agreement in your heart with his Will.") stopped me right in my tracks the day I heard it. That is certainly peace that we don't understand. I believe we will know it when we have it. It will be perfect peace.

It reminds me of a story our old pastor used to tell. He said a preacher was expounding in a sermon about dying grace. A church member came forward in tears saying he did not have dying grace. Pastor said, "Well, that's because you are not dying." God gives us what we need when we need it.

Yes, that song speaks volumes! I play it all the time.

I loved what you added after you said you do not have perfect peace about going home (AT LEAST NOT TODAY.) Amen, I get that!

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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May 17, 2018 10:46AM JO-5 wrote:

Good Morning Ladies!

A PS to that last post....The most important thing is......what we believe about Jesus. John 3:16

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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May 17, 2018 02:00PM Ade wrote:

I just heard this song this morning and felt the lyrics are worth sharing (Rather long but it ministers to me & I hope to you too.)

EYE OF THE STORM ~ RYAN STEVENSON

"Eye Of The Storm"
(feat. GabeReal)

In the eye of the storm, You remain in control
And in the middle of the war, You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me in the eye of the storm
When the solid ground is falling out from underneath my feet
Between the black skies, and my red eyes, I can barely see
When I realize I've been sold out by my friends and my family
I can feel the rain reminding me

In the eye of the storm, You remain in control
In the middle of the war, You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me in the eye of the storm
Mmm, when my hopes and dreams are far from me, and I'm runnin' out of faith
I see the future I picture slowly fade away
And when the tears of pain and heartache are pouring down my face
I find my peace in Jesus' name

In the eye of the storm (yeah, yeah)
You remain in control (yes you do, Lord)
In the middle of the war, You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me (Your love surrounds me)
In the eye of the storm (in the eye of the storm)

When the test comes in and the doctor says I've only got a few months left
It's like a bitter pill I'm swallowing; I can barely take a breath
And when addiction steals my baby girl, and there's nothing I can do
My only hope is to trust You
I trust You, Lord

(CHORUS)

In the eye of the storm, You remain in control (yes you do, Lord)
In the middle of the war (in the middle of the war), You guard my soul
You alone are the anchor (ooh), when my sails are torn
Your love surrounds me in the eye of the storm,
Oh, in the eye of, oh, in the eye of the storm

I know You're watching me, yea, ay
When the storm is raging (when the storm is raging)
And my hope is gone (and my hope is gone, Lord)
When my flesh is failing, You're still holding on, oh whoa
When the storm is raging (the storm is raging)
And my hope is gone (and all my hope is gone)
When my flesh is failing (my flesh is failing)
You're still holding on,
When the storm is raging (when the storm is raging)
And my hope is gone (and my hope is gone)
Even when my flesh is failing (flesh is failing)
You're still holding on, holding on
The Lord is my Shepherd
I have all that I need
He lets me rest in green meadows
He leads me beside peaceful streams
He renews my strength
He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His Name
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid
For You are close beside me

Hugs & prayers for all of you ~

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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May 17, 2018 04:03PM - edited May 17, 2018 04:04PM by JO-5

Ade,

I just have no words except AMEN and AMEN!

I have never heard this before and as soon as I can I will try to listen to it. I will be sharing this with some in my family that are going through a storm right now.

Thank you for posting it.

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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May 17, 2018 10:53PM Ade wrote:

It is a contemporary sounding song so many probably won't like it but the words surely ministered to me. Glad they did to you too, Joanne.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sx8wTnnfSc


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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May 18, 2018 01:08AM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Ade, I listen to that song all the time and I do love it. I am going to share a song that has impacted me the last several weeks. Since I am a musician I like to post the music as well. Here goes.

Before I post I wanted to say Teka I am relieved for you as I know you are as well. I have been so busy and worn out and I had an episode yesterday at my mom's house where I was overcome with sickness and terrible stomach pain out of the blue. I am dragging today and my sister is down sick now so it has been a hitch in our plans.

Here is the video.

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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May 18, 2018 07:37AM zjrosenthal wrote:

Generator stopped working yesterday. We are supposed to get power restored by tonight. It has been out all over this large area since Tuesday. It has been like indoor camping. I've also been a bit stressed about a minor skin cancer that has to be removed. The procedures scheduled for August. 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 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) 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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May 18, 2018 11:22AM JO-5 wrote:

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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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May 19, 2018 10:15AM zjrosenthal wrote:

And God said let there be light and there was light. Praise the Lord we finally have power restored. 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 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) 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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May 19, 2018 10:58AM JO-5 wrote:

A Smile for today

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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