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 10:30AM

Posted on: Mar 19, 2010 10:30AM

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 593 of 1,852 (18,516 results)

Log in to post a reply

Aug 17, 2014 12:48PM ADJ wrote:

hi, Lucy,

Yes to the Aloxi, long lasting iv zofran, along with decadron prior to abraxane. Until this summer, I needed Miralax, as I use quite a bit of oxy. 

I have 5 sisters. One has a cabin, a second home, they have been building and furnishing by Wynthrop. So far, the grass fires have threatened but no damage yet. Our youngest sister lives on Vashon Island. Most of the family made it there this past June for a reunion. Not me and my DH, would have loved it. Our living brother and his wife live in Kentucky and they blessed us with a visit here during the reunion. The rest of our family all live near Chicagoland. Our oldest sis has taken in our mom, who is now 93!  God has allowed a big test for her & her DH, in that after driving their motor home across the country for the reunion, he was diagnosed with a huge, fast-growing brain tumor. Thus far he is high functioning and enrolled in trials at u of Chicago. We are praying for his healing. And I am missing my sis so bad! She has driven down here to Missouri often, helping me make sense of this new normal of mine, helping with taxes and what not, an all around assistant and prayer partner. A kind and generous motherly type who now is stuck like glue to hubby's side. How can this be.

My goodness, I have been downright chatty today. God bless,

Anita

Mustard seed faith. " I would have lost heart if I did not believe I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Surgery 1/6/2003 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 1/6/2003 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 7/2011, Stage IV, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/25/2011 AC Chemotherapy 10/27/2011 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/26/2011 Bone Radiation Therapy 2/28/2012 Bone Radiation Therapy 4/21/2013 Bone Chemotherapy 12/17/2013 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 2/18/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 4/22/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 17, 2014 02:39PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Hi ladies,

I hope you are enjoying this Sunday. I am still not well so was not able to make it to church today. I had a similar thing a few weeks after my bc surgery and it lasted for quite a while before my digestive tract got back on track. I can relate to the big D as you all called it!  I did not share this earlier but I am having trouble with my eyes. Unfortunately I have had to postpone seeing the eye doctor until I feel better. Last year at this time I had what is called a detached vitrious and it happened in both eyes a few weeks apart. When I was at my mom's I started seeing lightning bolts in my eyes and many more floaters than I already had. This is the way I started out last year and things were supposed to have settled down long before now. I am praying this is not a retina situation. This does not happen more than once in each eye and should have resolved in six months tops. I had cataract surgery in both eyes two years ago and this could have possibly caused this.

Sue- Still praying for you and praying for wisdom for when you see your surgeon. So glad you have someone to be with you at the hospital. How's the breathing? The only thing I can relate to is the one and only time I was in Denver we were exploring one of the views and I had so much trouble breathing because of the altitude it was awful. I can't imagine you dealing with this for so long. I am glad you feel the support from this thread! We are lifting you up in prayer!

Lucy- I pray for safe travel home. I am so glad you and DH were able to have a nice getaway and have some friends join you as well and do some fun things. You are an encouragement for sure!

Char- Your prayer garden is lovely. In most years I go so flower crazy that I don't have room to sit on my patio let alone have a place of prayer! I remember those before school jitters all too well. I also remember the Sunday afternoon feelings too. I know it is all too common for those that teach. I felt that clear up to the end of my career. I know you will do great and the kids will be so inspired knowing you did the triathalon.

Anita- It must be so rewarding to hear patients asking about you. That tells me you must have been a great nurse. I am sure you miss it. When I hear you all talking about all the chemo stuff I feel like I am learning a new language. I just can't imagine all of that. I admire the courage that it takes every single day for those of you on chemo and dealing with all of the SE involved. I am sorry to hear that your sister is not as available. So sorry to hear about your bil. Do they know any specifics yet? I do remember you sharing this a while ago.

Bev- I hope you and DH are having a great time on your exploring other parts of Texas. I think you mentioned to me about where you are having red rock formations like Sedona. If you take any pics of that please share with us when you have time. 

Deborah, Sharon, Angie, Mini and others- Hope you are all doing well.

Glenfae- I hope you feel well enough to post and let us know how you are doing.

Mags and July chemo sisters- I hope you all are hanging in there. Still praying for you.

 

My sister had to put her cat down yesterday. Not a great way for her to start her school year. I along with the vet encouraged her to do this. They think the cat maybe had dementia (15yrs old I think) and for one whole year she put up with it urinating all over the house. She tried everything she could think of and nothing worked.  She had been confining the cat to the bathroom when she was gone or sleeping. Her first day of school she was almost late because the cat had urinated down the register in the bathroom  and that was the last straw. She has been so down and I think this cat situation was a big part of it. I pray she won't feel guilty from this decision and hopefully will feel some relief.

Take care everyone.

Love,

Nancy


 

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/26/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; 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

Aug 17, 2014 07:19PM ADJ wrote:

thanks, Nancy,

Yeah, my bil had his brain biopsy and results mid July, I think, glioblastorma multiforme. Sis says she can see some more changes in him, I am gonna need to get up there to see them. This Wed. Chemo and rads begin for him. Your prayers are welcome.

Anita

Mustard seed faith. " I would have lost heart if I did not believe I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Surgery 1/6/2003 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 1/6/2003 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 7/2011, Stage IV, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/25/2011 AC Chemotherapy 10/27/2011 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/26/2011 Bone Radiation Therapy 2/28/2012 Bone Radiation Therapy 4/21/2013 Bone Chemotherapy 12/17/2013 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 2/18/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 4/22/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 17, 2014 07:52PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Anita, what is your bil name? I will pray for his beginning treatments.

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/26/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; 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

Aug 17, 2014 09:19PM milehighgirl wrote:

Good evening dear sisters.  Sounds like we have a lot to add to our prayer lists tonight.

Char what a great place to meditate and pray.  I'd never get anything done if I had that at my place, lol.

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about your eye situation.  Oh my!  Dear girl, we must get you well.  Praying warfare prayer over you tonight.  Something good must be on the horizon for Satan to be attacking this hard.  Hang in there.

Lucy, so glad to hear of your great weekend getaway.  I would love to do the same so when I'm out from under all of this, it's off to the mountains I go, lol.

Anita, thanks for all your input on the neupogen and chemo.  I didn't think I'd have much of a reaction but tonight had just one bout of the "D".  I'm not sure if it was the neupogen or chemo or something else.  I drank gallons of water and hadn't eaten much today and just had a sandwich for dinner so I could take a pill.  I sometimes get the D when I eat following a day of not eating if that makes sense.  I have had your BIL on my prayer list for awhile and glad to hear he got into a trial at U of C.  It's a great hospital.  Sounds like your sister and family need lots of prayer as well.

As for me, the chemo kicked in today.  I crashed when I got home from the hospital which is what happened the last time I had the first dose of the Eribulen.  I've also been running a low grade fever for a few weeks now and guess it's yet another side effect.  It's gone up and down all day and don't want it to interfere with the surgeon's decision to do this surgery.

My breathing got pretty bad today and I noticed new swelling in my non-lymphedema leg.  It looks like it's moving into that leg now and I'm so discouraged.  It's everywhere except my right arm and I'm really nervous it will move into that arm as well.  I'm running out of places to get shots and have my  BP checked since my trunk and abdomen are also full of fluid.  Please pray that we can get this figured out.  With not being able to breathe, I can't move around or walk much to keep the fluid moving.  I need a miracle!

Tomorrow I see the surgeon and hope he has a good prognosis for me.  I just can't do the self drain thing because I'm by myself and I just want to be able to breathe more than one day at a time.  I'm also praying I can get in for another thorocentsis tomorrow since they never called me on Friday to get it scheduled.  I really wish I had a personal assistant to do all of this for me, ha ha.

I do hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Bev, when we hear back from  you, let us know how that view to the west is (as you look into our colorful Colorado Smile.  I've cut through the panhandle and know what a beautiful sight it is...even though there's no cell phone service, lol.

Blessings all.  Sue

Log in to post a reply

Aug 17, 2014 09:36PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Sue,

I am praying again for you as I read this new post. I pray that you can get the lung drained tomorrow and that your surgeon will have wisdom in how to proceed. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. Say that over and over and over and over. I am getting mad at the devil! He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is in us as believers. We need to claim that resurrection power that already is inside of us! Can you tell I am getting fired up! I am telling the devil where to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough already. Jesus, lift Sue up and wrap her in your loving arms. Comfort her, encourage her heart and we ask healing of her whole body in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Love,

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/26/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; 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

Aug 17, 2014 10:35PM ADJ wrote:

All night, all day, angels watching over me my Lord, all night, all day, angels watching over me.

Now I lay me down to sleep, oh Lordy, angels watching over me my Lord, 

All night, all day, angels watching over me.

Sue, do you have a sister that can come stay with you for a while?

Nancy and everyone, my bil's name is Mike, thanks for asking. I believe his treatments in conjunction with U of C will be at Silver Cross. Less driving.

Blessed are they who moarn(sp) for they shall be comforted.

Anita

Mustard seed faith. " I would have lost heart if I did not believe I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Surgery 1/6/2003 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 1/6/2003 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 7/2011, Stage IV, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/25/2011 AC Chemotherapy 10/27/2011 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/26/2011 Bone Radiation Therapy 2/28/2012 Bone Radiation Therapy 4/21/2013 Bone Chemotherapy 12/17/2013 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 2/18/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 4/22/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 17, 2014 11:31PM SpiritBlessing wrote:

Hi Ladies,

Anita so sorry to hear about your BIL Mike, we will absolutely add him to our prayers. You were chatty like I was the other night.  Thank you for the prayer post. We all really need that now more than other days it seems.

Nancy I agree I think the past few weeks we are seeing so much affliction not just with us but with our family and friends and I know I am getting worked up. 

A very dear friend of mines mother gave me a little pocket handbook called God's Creative Power For Healing by Charles Capps. I read it pretty much every day and some days multiple times. I want to share some of the prayers I pray:

That which God has not planted is dissolved and rooted out of my body, in Jesus name. First Peter 2:24 is engrafted into every fiber of my being and I am alive with the life of God. 

Jesus bore the curse for me; therefore I forbid growths and tumors to inhabit my body. The life of God within me dissolves all growths and tumors, and my strength and my health is restored. 

The same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells inside of me, permeating His life through my veins, sending healing throughout my body. 

These are just a few of my favorites. I will share more each day and some will be more meaningful than others 

Have a restful sleep and know you are all in my prayers. Love and Blessings xoxoxo Lucy 

Do not be afraid - I am with you! I am your God - let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you. Isaiah 41.10 Dx 8/28/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/18/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 11/5/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/25/2013 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 18, 2014 07:02PM milehighgirl wrote:

Good evening all!

Well, I survived my long day today.  I met with the surgeon this morning and he wants to wait a week until next Tuesday.  He wants to consult with my onc to see if I can skip this Friday's infusion.  He thinks the surgery would have more of a likelihood of being successful if I can go without the chemo.  Last time it took a long time for me to heal because of the chemo.  So, as disappointed as I was about not getting this over with this week, I understand it to be God's plan.  He knows why and I don't need to know.

I also got in for a thorocentesis today.  Had a good doc.  Unfortunately I'll likely have to have another one by the end of the week because this stupid lung is filling up every five days and I know I can't go a whole week until my surgery.

Let's see.  Anita, I also had my third neupogen shot today.  I had the same funny stomach tonight as I had last night but without the D.  Hopefully that will not return as I'm now done with the shots.

Tomorrow I have to get up at the crack of dawn for work.  Don't know if I can go the distance and I'm already tired thinking about it.  I called my boss tonight and told him I'll be off for at least the next two weeks and maybe forever, lol.  Maybe I'll go to once a month instead of once a week or maybe I'll really, really retire.

Hope everyone has had a good day.  Thank you all for your prayers and know that mine are with you.

Blessings.  Sue

Log in to post a reply

Aug 18, 2014 07:46PM saltyjack wrote:

oh, Sue - we're all praying for you so much this week! I can't believe you're working and taking care of your grandchildren, as well as all the medical appointments and physical challenges. What an inspiration you are!  I loved your picture of Pike's Peak - we visited the area a couple of years ago and that's the first time I realized how much effect elevation has on weather. We hiked around the Garden of the Gods (amazing sights!) and it was 70 and sunny. We went to the top of Pike's Peak and it was 30 and sleeting.  Sheesh!  We ended up stopping halfway down at a rest area to take a nap and had bad headaches from the low oxygen. Quite an experience!

We had a good trip to Palo Duro and Amarillo in the panhandle last week. Have y'all heard of Cadillac Ranch? Here it is - just a bunch of cars stuck in the ground along the interstate. Glad we were in the area and didn't travel too far to see it!

Loved the pictures of flowers, Nancy, and your gorgeous garden, Char! I'm praying for you with school starting - how's the knee? Nancy/BW, I'll be praying that your eye problems will be resolved and you'll be feeling better soon. Have you started the arimidex yet?

Lucy, thanks for the pictures and devotion - so glad you finally got your camping trip in this weekend. Praying for your liver counts and continued good reports.

Sharon had a second showing of her house tonight - the folks seemed really interested. She and her husband have lived there for about a million years and have mixed feelings about selling - so pray for them both through this time, please.

Anita, I'm so glad you have such wonderful family support. What a blessing they are - I know I appreciate mine more, the older I get. I'll be praying for your brother-in-law....and you, that you'll stay strong and be feeling better.

Well, I'm making lots of mistakes so it must be time to get to bed. Tuesday is food pantry day for me. It's funny - there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to when we're crazy busy and when we're slow...time of the week, time of the month, weather - just never know what the day will bring. God always gets us through, though!

God bless you all, my sweet sisters - Bev

God's will won't put me where His presence won't sustain me. (from "The Red Sea Rules" by John Morgan) Dx 8/12/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 8/29/2013 AC Targeted Therapy 11/21/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 11/21/2013 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/21/2013 Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/6/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 5/31/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)

Page 593 of 1,852 (18,516 results)

Scroll to top button