We are 224,335 members in 82 forums discussing 157,700 topics.

Help with Abbreviations

Topic: thread for middle age to older Christian women.

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
Log in to post a reply

Page 573 of 583 (17,490 results)

Posts 17161 - 17190 (17,490 total)

Log in to post a reply

Jul 9, 2019 08:28PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Hi Chris,

I hope your daughter made it though the surgery okay esp. after not feeling well yesterday.

I haven't watched the Gilmore Girl's but I get the ideaWinking. I am sure you will both find a happy medium as you move forward.

Your babies are so cute. Your condo looks like a dream vacation to me. I can see why you love it.

Cammie goes to the vet tomorrow and will have to be sedated. I hate having to do that but it is the only way anything can be done to her now. She is long haired and I can't even come close with a brush or comb so she has some mats that need to be shaved off. Also I think one of the reasons she does #2 on the floor is because of all the hair. I am hoping it will help. She seems fine now but tomorrow will be a long morning. I missed the vet's call and they said if I was up at 6 she could have a little food. When I made the apt they said no food after midnight and her apt isn't until 11. She will already drive me crazy in the wee hours of the morning when she sees her food bowl is gone. I think I am the one that needs sedation. LOL

Praying DD will be just fine and hopefully will be able to tolerate more pain meds.

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)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 9, 2019 09:31PM Ade wrote:

Update on James -

After 3 hours at the hospital today he WAS diagnosed with a concussion. He MUST stay very still - no TV, no computer, no reading, no thinking(!) for 3-4 WEEKS! Can you imagine that? I can't. He HAS to do this or else he can have lasting problems the rest of his life. I have to call the Fort Stockton Hospital tomorrow (an hour away) to schedule his CT scan. Please pray for NO BRAIN BLEEDS. Thanks so much!

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
Log in to post a reply

Jul 9, 2019 09:58PM IntoLight wrote:

Ade, I am so sorry to hear about James. I will keep him and you in my prayers for this scary situation. I can't imagine being still for that long!

Nancy, my DD did fine except she is like me and needs double anesthesia and the dentist hit a nerve with the shot which hurt. She even ate a little homemade tortilla soup tonight (without the tortillas) and only dribbled a little! She should begin coming out of the Novocain soon. I understand about Cammie and will pray tomorrow's visit goes fine.

I remember you other ladies in my prayers daily but don't usually say anything specific.

May God bless us all with peace and sleep tonight.

Blessings, 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)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 11, 2019 11:37AM HersheyKiss wrote:

Oh my, Ade. I am so sorry to read about James' concussion. I pray for his speedy recovery and no lasting effects.

Chris, the beach and water look so inviting. What a beautiful and spectacular place to live.

Nancy, I hope that Cammie's visit to the vet went off without a hitch. I remember our pets' visits: lots of tugging, resisting, and pulling going into the vet's office, and prancing out once it was all over. Aren't pets curious and interesting?!?

Lita, continued prayers for comfort and strength.

I'm getting ready to go see my mom for a week. She continues to adjust to the assisted living arrangements. Thank you all for your prayers.

Dx 3/1/2017, ILC, Left, 2cm, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jul 11, 2019 04:08PM Ade wrote:

James had the CT scan yesterday - STILL no results. He is having worse head pain today and he refuses to let me take him to the ER. If I call the doctor's office I have to leave a message. (After his heart attack I called FOUR TIMES that day & never got a return call!). I messaged the portal but nothing back yet. My stomach is in a knot. I just called and talked to a machine. :o(

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
Log in to post a reply

Jul 11, 2019 05:03PM Gumdoctor wrote:

Ade - Does your insurance have a nurse/advice hotline? Mine does and I call them every time there is a challenging situation like this...

Praying - Gumdoctor

Dx 7/9/2014, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/29/2014 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 12/20/2017, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery Reconstruction (left): Nipple tattoo; Reconstruction (right): Nipple tattoo Surgery Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Surgery Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction Surgery Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 11, 2019 06:21PM Ade wrote:

On the advice of our daughter I just drove to the Dr. office. They were very kind and said they didn't have the results but would call over to the Fort Stockton radiology dept. to get results then Dr. will call me. Wish they'd put a stat read on that test. No, we don't have a nurse hotline to ask questions - but I HOPE to get some answers very soon...am standing by the phone as we 'speak'.

Jesus says, "My peace I leave with you" - and "Let not your heart be troubled".

Just got the word - NO BRAIN BLEED! PRAISING MY LORD NOW!!!

Thank you who prayed!

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
Log in to post a reply

Jul 11, 2019 06:32PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Ade. PTL for no brain bleed. It is tough enough under normal circumstances on these things but to not get any answers and have to drive to the doctor's to get results is a shame. I have been praying for both of you and will continue to do so.

Chris, glad your daughter came through okay. I am sure she is glad that is over. Cammie did really well yesterday and the way they timed her apt at 11 I was thinking it is going to be a very long day withholding food that long so when I got a message saying I could give her a little food at 6am that really helped. She was pretty lethargic the rest of the day and evening because they also decided to give her the vaccines that weren't due until two months later. I don't think they shaved her as I asked and was the very reason I took her in in the first place. Not thrilled with that.

Hershey, I hope you have a good visit with your Mom and that she will continue to adjust to her new facility.

I have had several days of not doing very well and last night I was out in the dark watering as it was so hot and humid during the day. I tripped over my newly staked tree and then later stumbled in the kitchen and hit my foot on the dishwasher. Today I have bad pain in my big toe joint and my Tylenol is not cutting it. I don't have time for any other issue. I made an apt with the VA guy downstate for next Thursday so I will be doing alot of traveling in a short amount of time. Luckily it is my left foot. Apparently I have two of them!!!

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)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 12, 2019 09:05PM Ade wrote:

Hershey - praying your mom will simply bloom where she is planted and that it blessed your heart!

Nancy - sorry Cammie didn't get quite the shave down she needed. Even more sorry about your injuries! You might have fractured that toe. Many moons ago it was raining in on a tile floor so James jumped the baby gate at a run to close the window, slid into the wall on the wet tile and broke HIS big toe! That surely hurts and you just have to baby it as they don't cast a toe. They do "buddy wrap" the smaller toes. Tincture of time I'm afraid. Praying your VA trip will go well. You've worked awfully hard on it all. (We gave up on Tylenol ages ago since it doesn't work for us. I know you can't take most pain relievers which makes relief difficult.)

Chris, glad your DD is ok. The nausea she had prior MAY be because she didn't have enough in her tummy when taking pain meds??? (That was the case for me once). Anyway glad she's ok now.

I got some pain meds for James - but now he won't "behave" according to the doctor's orders when he's on it! It is HARD to NURSE a NURSE!

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for your prayers!

Many hugs,

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
Log in to post a reply

Jul 12, 2019 10:50PM Serenevictoria65 wrote:

Ade, I've been following your posts on James, the poor guy! Like you mentioned, I can't fathom having to lie still for that long! Please continue to keep us updated, and prayers for James, and you!!

Dx 5/30/2019, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 13, 2019 01:12PM Ade wrote:

Thank you SO much ~*~ Bless 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
Log in to post a reply

Jul 14, 2019 08:55AM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Dear ladies,

I have a prayer request. My cat, Cammie was at the vet on Wed. and was sedated to have what was done for her. She has developed bad diarrhea in the days after that and is not using her litter box for this and as you can imagine it is a real mess. She will not let me wash anything off of her either so this only adds to the fear as you can imagine. She is eating more than usual with a new bag of prescription food and I think this is part of the problem. We will both be leaving for my Mom's on Wed so I would ask your prayers that her GI tract will normalize and my stress level be greatly reduced. Thank you. Have a wonderful Sunday?

Lita, have you heard any results yet?

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)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 14, 2019 10:34AM Vargadoll wrote:

Ada- how is James doing? (And YOU!) I do pray that things are improving!

Nancy- poor Cammie! I know its miserable for both of you! Prayers that she get back to normal soon!

I'm in the nursery at church this morning. No babies yet so I am enjoy sitting in the glider just gliding away! Wish these things were around when my DD was a baby! I still have my rocking chair that I rocked her in. My Daddy bought it for me...precious memories!

Have a blessed Sunday! I do have my fingers crossed that the rain will hold off until late evening. I'm missing my laps in the pool. It helps my LE so much! We have had storms since Thursday!

Blessing to all!

Teresa


"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come" Proverbs 31:25 Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/6/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/12/2017 Breast Hormonal Therapy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
Log in to post a reply

Jul 14, 2019 08:35PM Ade wrote:

Teresa, James seems to be having a better day today and only took pain meds once...so far. I am not having a feel-good day but tomorrow will be better. :o) Thank you for asking!

Nancy I am so sorry about Cammie's troubles! It's too bad they don't make kitty diapers like they do for dogs. Still there would be a lot of clean up on HER, and she's not too eager about that from what you said. I pray God will give you the strength and patience, take away the discouragement, and straighten up Cammie's system SOON. There are things you can give a dog for the toots - but I surely don't know about kitties. It may be worth asking the vet.

I love this banner and just wanted to share with you all. May God BLESS your week, grant you His peace, strength, encouragement and healing. May you see His love toward you in every little blessing!

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
Log in to post a reply

Jul 14, 2019 09:12PM IntoLight wrote:

Ade, glad to hear James is improving but I will keep him in my prayers.

Nancy, sorry to hear about Cammie. You have so much patience with her! I will pray things have greatly improved before your trip on Wednesday.

My DDs temporary filling came out and her jaw is all bruised, but she feels better. Hopefully she can get it taken care of tomorrow.

I was able to get out with my DH yesterday and eat an early dinner and attend the little community theater. We hold season tickets and it is a good excuse to get out. It is on Coronado Island so it is a beautiful but exceptionally busy place, but only 20 minutes from us so it is easy for me to go. We also live only only 20 minutes from the Mexico border, but we don't feel the border troubles from here.

Hope you all had a blessed Sunday.

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)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 14, 2019 09:15PM Lita57 wrote:

It's day 3 after chemo...always the day when the worst of the se's kick in: severe fatigue, body aches, stomach issues, dry heaving, insomnia, can barely get up off the toilet, etc.

I'm sitting in the LaZBoy with the massager and heat units going full blast, sipping ginger ale, trying my best to hang in there.

Was told still "stable" but why do I feel worse than I felt when initially Dx'd?

Had a real heart-to-heart w/ MO and told her if this keeps up, I may have to stop Tx. This is NO quality of life...just let me go.

Because of lymphedema weight gain, she jacked up my chemo dosage from 1600 to 1800 weeks ago, and I know they do this based on your weight, but I haven't gained "fat" or "muscle" - only water.

I'm not a scientist, but that might be affecting me. I talked her into "experimenting" by taking the dose back down to 1600 and seeing if there's any improvement. She wasn't jazzed about it, but when you're St 4, they try to listen to you.

This won't take place til next week.

L


Stage IV De Novo, Occult, Amorphic. New Brain Mets Aug 2017. Now on Gemzar and Zometa. Dragged into an arranged marriage with Mr. Cancer that I didn't agree to, and divorce is forbidden. Grateful for however many GOOD days I have left. Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/26/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/14/2016 Chemotherapy 5/21/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/19/2017 External: Bone Dx 8/23/2017, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 10/10/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 14, 2019 09:36PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Theresa, we have probably had the same storms hit but actually it has saved me from having to water everything for two nights in a row so I am thankful for that. I do my lap swimming indoors but sounds like that is not the case for you. I know how much swimming helps me and obviously you too. Hope you can get out there soon.

Ade, I am glad James is doing better but I can only imagine how difficult this has been for you too. Thank you for that banner. Sometimes we have to praise Him even though we don't feel like it. I too am having a not feel good day. Hoping tomorrow will be better for both of us.

Chris, I am glad you and DH were able to get out and go to the community theater. Nothing like an outing at a fun event to lift your spirits. Sorry to hear about your daughter. Hopefully she can get this taken care of very soon without too much pain and hassle.

Lita, I can't imagine all that you have been through. I am sure glad to hear you are stable but I can only imagine how frustrating and disheartening it is when you feel so lousy. I do pray that your MO reducing chemo dosage will help you feel better without making you more vulnerable. Hang in there. You are prayed for.

Thank you all for your prayers for Cammie. I have been able to clean up quickly as much as I can. Today with church it was a little crazy but Cammie woke me up early and I was able to clean up the mess on the floor. I am not allowing her as much food and she seems okay but if I can see some normal stools from her tomorrow I will feel better. We are both having GI issues so I know how lousy I feel and I imagine she is feeling that too. For her vet visits I have her sedated so she can't have sedation again. It is too hard on her so she will have to improve without the vet unless of course she got much worse. She is literally hanging out of her cat tree so that tells me she probably feels better.

Have a good week dear sisters.

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)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 15, 2019 02:47PM bandwoman1234 wrote:


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)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 20, 2019 12:20PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

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)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 20, 2019 12:42PM Ade wrote:

After what seemed like a turn for the better - James still has head pain, brain fog & dizziness from the concussion. Now he is on day five of fevers. If he still has them by Monday I will insist he return to the doctor - but they are "used to" his fevers and won't say or do much, so he may refuse to even go. (Been there!)

I have begun to do 2-3 miles on the stationary bike each day (if I can) and have determined I need to get strong for him, as I don't know what lies ahead for us now. I am having some discomfort under the edge of my ribs and am praying it isn't liver. I do have a fatty liver (but then anymore I seem to have fatty EVERYthing! haha).

All of our 3 kids will be together for our oldest grandaughter's wedding reception on the third, and we can't be there. Had hoped to be moved by now, but trust in God's timing as it certainly isn't happening anytime soon as WE had hoped. Still so much work to do that I can't do. Well, I get more time to be getting rid of the accumulated "stuff" before the move anyway. :0)

This was a glimpse of God's glory in the sunrise the other day.

I am praying for you all.

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
Log in to post a reply

Jul 20, 2019 12:56PM IntoLight wrote:

Ade, beautiful picture of God's glorious sunrise I will continue to pray for your needs as your struggles continue. Your strength amazes me. 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)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 20, 2019 01:13PM NeverForsaken wrote:

Praying for all on here as I try to read and get caught up. My daughter is doing better with the ulcerative colitis..baby is still doing good, and due date is coming quickly (late august). As for me..I am having bad SE's from the Perjeta/Herceptin and am getting diarrhea daily as well as mouth sores (not too bad, but often). I need to be able to travel back to Indiana to take care of my daughter and granddaughter when she is born in late august. As of right now..I cannot go anywhere especially in the mornings. I also have my regular echocardiogram done on the 27th..I believe my heart is still doing OK with the Herceptin which is a cardiotoxin.

~Blessings to you all, and praying ~ 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)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 20, 2019 01:28PM Lita57 wrote:

I can't believe that, Ade. You could say this to the doctors in a REALLY snarky voice, "Well, if you're not even going to TRY to help him, can you at least euthanize him and send him home to Jesus?"

Let's see what they have to say to that.

Sorry you have to miss the reception.

Lovely picture, by the way.











Stage IV De Novo, Occult, Amorphic. New Brain Mets Aug 2017. Now on Gemzar and Zometa. Dragged into an arranged marriage with Mr. Cancer that I didn't agree to, and divorce is forbidden. Grateful for however many GOOD days I have left. Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/26/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/14/2016 Chemotherapy 5/21/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/19/2017 External: Bone Dx 8/23/2017, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 10/10/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 20, 2019 02:21PM - edited Jul 20, 2019 02:40PM by JO-5

Ecclesiastes 8:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

NIV Eccl. 8:8

8 As no one has power over the wind to contain it, so no one has power over the time of their death. As no one is discharged in time of war, so wickedness will not release those who practice it.

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.
Log in to post a reply

Jul 21, 2019 12:42AM Lita57 wrote:

But what about suicides? Does God just allow those, and then they go straight to hell as the Catholic church believes?

The Protesant Tradition believes that once you accept Christ and sincedely ask for forgiveness, all sins past, present and future are purged./expunged. Does that include future "Compassionate Choices / Physician Assisted Suicide?""

I've alwaya felt you can crush and swallow as many death pills as u wanf, but God still has the final say..It may take minutes or hours 4 u to go because he's still ultimately in charge.

So, unlike the Catholic church, I don't necessarily feel it's a motal sin, but am I willing to TEST that theory?

I don't know.

Stage IV De Novo, Occult, Amorphic. New Brain Mets Aug 2017. Now on Gemzar and Zometa. Dragged into an arranged marriage with Mr. Cancer that I didn't agree to, and divorce is forbidden. Grateful for however many GOOD days I have left. Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/26/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/14/2016 Chemotherapy 5/21/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/19/2017 External: Bone Dx 8/23/2017, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 10/10/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 21, 2019 10:07AM - edited Jul 21, 2019 10:09AM by bandwoman1234

Dear ladies,

I have not been around because I had to make a whirlwind trip to my Mom's to meet with the VA and turn in my application which after tons of work only to find out it could easily be denied as most of them are now.

I left on Wed, returned on Friday and was feeling horrible on Saturday but I have read and prayed.

Ade, gorgeous photo. I am praying for you and James.

Lisa, praying for you as well.

Lita, continued prayers as you struggle with side effects and heavy issues.

I watched a documentary a few weeks ago and on the way down to my Mom's I heard an interview with the producers of this documentary who are Christians. I really feel like I need to share this. The title is The Long Good Bye, the Kara Tippets story. This young lady, pastor's wife, mother of four little children show how to die with courage and grace with stage four breast cancer. You can find it on Amazon, Netflix or you can buy it on Amazon I believe. She has a book out on her story as well.

The church doesn't often deal with tough matters like death and dying so for us on this little forum to tackle it I believe will only cause strife and confusion. I know what I believe about suicide but each one has to deal with this on your own terms. I will say that Judas is the ONLY person mentioned in the New Testament that committed suicide.

I would strongly recommend anyone to watch this documentary. It is a tearjerker but it is inspirational and very raw and real.

I am late for church so I have to run.

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)
Log in to post a reply

Jul 21, 2019 02:56PM mysticalcity wrote:

Lita57--Catholics don't believe suicides go straight to hell. They believe suicide is wrong, but leave final judgement up to God.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches: "Everyone is responsible for his life before God who has given it to him. It is God who remains the sovereign Master of life. We are obliged to accept life gratefully and preserve it for his honor and the salvation of our souls. We are stewards, not owners, of the life God has entrusted to us. It is not ours to dispose of (#2280).

"Suicide contradicts the natural inclination of the human being to preserve and perpetuate his life. It is gravely contrary to the just love of self. It likewise offends love of neighbor because it unjustly breaks the ties of solidarity with family, nation, and other human societies to which we continue to have obligations. Suicide is contrary to love for the living God" (#2281).

After acknowledging that grave psychological disturbance, anguish or grave fear of hardship, suffering or torture can diminish the responsibility of the one committing suicide (#2282), the Catechism points out: "We should not despair of the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own lives. By ways known to him alone, God can provide the opportunity for salutary repentance. The Church prays for persons who have taken their own lives" (#2283).

Dx 3/22/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 5/31/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 6/26/2019 Cryotherapy: Left Radiation Therapy
Log in to post a reply

Jul 21, 2019 04:43PM Ade wrote:

Chris, thank you for your prayers. I'm not really strong - but my Savior is and when I am weak, HE is strong.

Lita, I know that you are to the point of suffering terribly, and I can't even imagine how hard it is, as I have not been there. But I pray our Lord will, in His great mercy. ease your pain and hardships whether He keeps you here with us or takes you to glory. May He grant you grace to endure until He calls you Home to Glory. Wish I could just give you a warm, sisterly, compassionate hug.

Nancy, I pray your mom's application WILL go through - may our Lord bless it with favor. Are yours and Cammie's GI systems any better? How did she do on the trip? I pray you feel better now with all you have going. It's hard enough when you feel good.

I agree with Nancy that we shouldn't get into a big debate about suicide here but should rather lift one another up in prayer and offer encouragement. I will watch the documentary today.

I would like to offer my experience, however, with my parents' passings. My mother was dieing of congestive heart failure and as a nurse she knew it was to be a long hard road. She took medication to prolong it until life became unbearable for her, and then she, with doctor's ok, decided to go off of the medication. I was there as she was in the final stages of life, struggling for every breath. The hospice nurse asked my sister & I if we would want her to have a relaxing injection so she wouldn't struggle so, and we said she should. Within minutes she calmed down and drew her last breath in peace. I don't feel that was assisted suicide and my sister and I have peace.

Our dad suffered from Crohn's Disease since I was a baby and when his kidneys finally gave out and he was dieing in the hospital we were asked by the doctor if we wanted him to be put on dialysis which meant a 4 hour treatment every other day at the hospital, and still he would never recover, but would steadily go downhill. He was in terrible pain and I couldn't even touch him without his flinching. I knew he would not want to go on suffering like that (was having an IV infusion for 12 hours a day as it was) so we declined and he passed within a day. We do not feel guilt over that either and don't feel it was a 'mercy killing', but rather an end to his terrible suffering. I was able to talk with both parents about salvation in the final days, for which I am grateful.

Really, how can we say what we would do if in complete agony with no hope for comfort? So I cannot judge another and only God knows the heart.

My grandfather lost my grandmother, and was going blind. His love was reading. He was terribly depressed and slit his wrists one day. I visited him in the hospital and he said, "Adie, I don't know why God won't let me die. . .I know you are close to Him. . .will you pray for Him to let me die?" I said that I wouldn't pray for that but would lift him up to the Lord, which I did. The next day I was on the way to the hospital to see him and praying for wisdom as to what to tell him. When I got there the Lord put the words in my mouth and I could tell my grandfather 'got it'. The next day I received a call that he was sitting up in his chair, having just finished his lunch, and peacefully slipped away. I didn't cry because I KNEW that he was Home!

Every one of us since our diagnosis has had to think about the end of life. Only God knows the number of our days, how and when. But it is ours to know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and in that He will give us His assurance of our Heavenly Home when the time comes.

I love you all and pray I have not offended anyone in my sharing.

Lord bless and keep you and grant you His peace.

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
Log in to post a reply

Jul 21, 2019 10:02PM - edited Jul 21, 2019 10:23PM by JO-5

Dear Ladies,

By posting those verses I did not intend to cause an upset.

I am not Catholic but I have many friends that are. They do not believe that a person goes to hell if they commit suicide. I do not believe that either.

I just cringe when I hear talk of assisted suicide or euthanasia. So many states are making it lawful, and I fear it will soon be in every state.

There is a huge difference between making someone comfortable or even withdrawing life support....... and deliberate euthanasia.

I will share with you about my mother. She had Alzheimer's. We took care of her at home until it was no longer possible. I spent every day for a year with her so dad could get out. He cared for her at night. ( I could tell you stories that would set your hair on fire about that disease) After she went into the rest home she did not even know who my father or I was. She was an Alz patient ( like so many) that was very violent. They had to restrain her and she got out every time. She fought to exhaustion every day and night even after I signed for her to be chemically restrained. One night about 10 PM I was on my way home from visiting her. I was on a road that had a long hill. I prayed, "Lord I know my mother will never get better. You know how she would hate being this way. If it is Your will and she can have no peace please take her home". When I topped that hill clouds cleared and the moon was bright. At that very moment a sense of perfect peace came over me. I came home and went to bed. I had just closed my eyes when they called and said mom was not breathing and they had called the ambulance. I went straight over but I knew she was with Jesus and at peace. I know when mom died. Yes, I prayed that prayer.......but it was in God's will. He knew if she could ever have a good day.

Years later..............

When my dad was taken to the hospital from the rest home screaming in pain, we went straight to the hospital. It was bleeding from the kidney, from an unknown tumor, and the dr told us he would never survive surgery with his health and age. Now my dad was never good with pain, not even a hangnail, and would often make the biggest fuss over any little thing. The dr assured me that this pain was very real.

They gave him transfusions and did everything possible for him. I finally told the dr to just not let him hurt, and explained how he hated pain. They got his pain under control and he calmed down and we had a good long talk. When he was sleeping peacefully very late that night we came home for a short rest and to eat and get my meds because I was in cancer treatment at the time. All his vitals were good. The staff said he was doing better. about 5:30 AM they called to say we should come. We went immediately but he was already gone when we arrived. He slept away in peace and no pain.

Neither of these deaths were the result of euthanasia. It was God's will.

I understand even stopping treatment when it is doing no good but that is also not euthanasia.

A well known preacher said when Roe vs Wade became law that it was only a matter of time until it would also become law to euthanize the terminally ill, mentally ill, and even the elderly.....and the way things are going in this world I think we are on a fast track to that time.

(Suicide is a bit different and a different subject......that I also have had experience with in my family that I don't want to go into now)

Whether I go in the Rapture, or by way of the grave it will be God's choice......not mine.

I hope this helps you all understand why I posted those verses.

God bless and GIVE EACH OF YOU PEACE.

Joanne

Ade and Nancy.....AMEN!

Lita, hang in there .... no telling what blessings God has for you yet! I pray for pain control and peace for you.

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.
Log in to post a reply

Jul 22, 2019 08:24AM edwards750 wrote:

I am Catholic. My husband and I just had a discussion about suicide the other day because a friend’s brother is suffering so and considering ending his pain.

I would not even begin to judge someone who decides enough is enough. I had a friend whose mother refused chemo because she didn’t want to prolong her life a few months living with the horrific side effects of chemo.

My MIL had Alzheimer’s for years. Another insidious disease. She finally had enough and told her doctors stop trying to keep her alive. Her choice, her life.

I’ve told my husband not to keep me alive with machines. That’s not living. I won’t put him or my children or family through that.

Whatever decision you make is between you and the Almighty.

Diane

Page 573 of 583 (17,490 results)