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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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Nov 11, 2021 02:47PM HersheyKiss wrote:

GB, it sounds like your oncologist is following prudent standard of care. I had to take a break AND a dose reduction because of very low WBC and RBC counts. Both strategies fall within accepted treatment guidelines.

Praying your week off is one of rest and healing.

Dx 3/1/2017, ILC, Left, 2cm, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 11, 2021 03:12PM IntoLight wrote:

Shannon, sending big prayers your way that your skin will heal well and you can put this part behind you.

GB, I have not had your treatment, but usually it is ok to skip or delay treatment a little. Your onc knows what is best. I have delayed different medicines/treatments for various reasons with no negative results. Taxol is next on my list when my current meds fail. The problem is with me being StageIV the chemo will never be finished.

I keep missing our sunsets with the new time change. It falls now right when I am cooking dinner. Eventually I will catch one. This time of year the sun moves where I can actually see it slip behind the ocean from my balcony. It makes for beautiful pictures with the Christmas tree! In the summer it goes down behind the building. This pic was taken a few years ago and is not great, but it gives you the idea. I need a new one.

I am finally oved my virus and back to my "normal".


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) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus)
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Nov 11, 2021 03:17PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

GB, I am glad that your doctors have suggested skipping your treatment today. Praying that this neuropathy will just disappear. I know this is hard. We are all praying for you.

Shannon, I know this must be very scary. God is going to take you through whatever you have to go through. He has already done that for you in the past and will do it for you again now. Of course we will pray that it is just natural healing that is taking place. God has this. Trust in Him.

Love,

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/13/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 11, 2021 03:27PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

We want to honor all of our Veteran's today. They have sacrificed for our country and we are grateful for all the men and women in all of our branches of the military who are serving now and who have served in the past.

I took this picture I believe it was two years ago at our Healing Field of Flags for Veteran's Day which was so unbelievably cold at that time and obviously with snow. They have had these flags for many years and it is a very emotional experience seeing it in person and reading all of the names of the people they are honoring. We are so blessed to live in this country and we must never take for granted the freedoms that we have here. We can worship God freely and openly and we must never lose that privilege.

Love,

Nancy



Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/13/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 11, 2021 03:34PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Chris, we must have been posting at the same time. I am so glad to hear you are over this virus. Thank you Jesus. How is Bria doing? That is a beautiful picture. I love the sunset in the background with your beautiful Christmas tree. Thank you for posting. It is hard to believe that we are now in the holiday season. We are expecting snow this weekend so that has a way of jolting us all into the fact that the warm weather is probably over for this season. I still have beautiful leaves on my backyard red ember maple trees. They have now turned a gorgeous combo of orange and red. It is very unusual to still have leaves on the trees this late into November.

Have a good day.

Love,

Nancy


Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/13/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 11, 2021 04:09PM IntoLight wrote:

Nancy, great picture. I love all the remembrance photos.

Bria is doing well. Her school made her get tested and stay home a couple more days even though her exposure and symptoms were not to Covid. I think they may be taking things a bit too far... Her daddy just picked her up for the rest of the day as I have to drive my DH in for his colonoscopy soon and my DD is at work. We are going to have warm weather the next couple of days as a Santa Ana wind has arrived from the desert. It is 79* now. I do miss the fall when we lived in Colorado, but not the snow. Living in Southern California I have learned to start the Christmas season more by choir rehearsals and dates rather than weather. Cold for us is anything below 60*. 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) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus)
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Nov 11, 2021 05:22PM LoverofJesus wrote:

Chris! What an amazing picture! I love the ocean. What a beautiful place to live! I’m glad you’re well and pray you and your sweet family stay well.

You guys I’m riding the struggle bus today. I want so badly for my skin to heal. I know God has me. I know He has been in all the details all along. This is just such a disappointment. But I’m leaning on Him.

Love all my prayer friends so much. I’m so thankful for you all. I love seeing everything in your lives and all the positives. You bring me joy.

Hugs and love,

Shannon.


Dx 5/22/2021, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/15/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/2/2021 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 11, 2021 06:47PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Chris, thank you. I'm sorry Bria had to stay home and get tested. It is really hard in this crazy world of a pandemic to know how to protect us all without going overboard. This must be the season of colonoscopies. Your DH is the third person that I know of who has either just had one or is going to. I hope everything goes well for him. It is funny how our norms for Christmas depend on our climates. There was a Salvation Army Bell ringer at my grocery store on Monday. Now that seems early but it definitely starts getting me ready for the holidays.

I got my cabinet repair person out yesterday. My first guy that was supposed to come on Monday blew me off less than an hour before he was supposed to come. I figured God really wanted me to meet this new contractor who turned out to be excellent and so prepared and showed up early. He is going to do some work putting granite in my master bath and a new sink. I hope he follows through as I am waiting for him to send me some samples via email. I am so relieved to get my cabinet back in working order and the contents back in their proper places. It was a forced way to purge and clean my cabinets!!!

Have a good night.

Love,

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/13/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 12, 2021 12:26AM gb2115 wrote:

Trying not to worry. I will have another break because of Thanksgiving, my normal Thursday treatment gets bumped to the following Monday, and then picks up again the following Thursday. So the schedule is kind of all over the place, with what will likely be a dose decrease as well, from what the nurse said.

I guess I just picture residual tumor in there just growing. I could still have positive nodes in there that won't get removed until probably now early February.

Dx IDC in Oct 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, Lumpectomy + rads + tam. Age 38. 5/21 Dx IDC. 1.6 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Gr 2. 2/2 nodes positive. AC/T. Age 42 Dx 10/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/4/2016 Lumpectomy Dx 5/3/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Surgery Lymph node removal: Right Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 12, 2021 11:52AM gb2115 wrote:

Now I've got weird pain back below my calf, like I injured my achilles tendon, except I get minimal activity except for walking. I'm at work and it hurts to walk. At least it's almost the weekend and I can rest it. Anyone else tired of their body falling apart?

I feel like all I do is come on here and complain. :-(

Dx IDC in Oct 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, Lumpectomy + rads + tam. Age 38. 5/21 Dx IDC. 1.6 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Gr 2. 2/2 nodes positive. AC/T. Age 42 Dx 10/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/4/2016 Lumpectomy Dx 5/3/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Surgery Lymph node removal: Right Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 12, 2021 11:59AM Sunshine99 wrote:

Shannon, gb and others, I am lifting you up in prayer.

Carol

Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Nov 12, 2021 01:17PM LoverofJesus wrote:

Gb- praying for you right now!!! Praying peace over your mind and healing in your body!!! Praying that this tumor will wither and die in the name of Jesus. Cancer has to leave her body NOW! Cancer has a name and according to God’s word every name has to bow to the name of Jesus. I command it gone and I ask God to restore all that the enemy has tried to steal ,100 fold. I pray peace and calm over your life and pray that today and every day moving forward be filled with hope, joy, laughter, and peace. Amen!!!!

Love and hugs to you!!

Shannon

Dx 5/22/2021, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/15/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/2/2021 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 13, 2021 12:38PM gb2115 wrote:

Thank you for the prayers, I could really use a win and a miracle here. It hurts quite a bit and now the knee on the other side is hurting, I guess from compensating. I'm really down about this.

Dx IDC in Oct 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, Lumpectomy + rads + tam. Age 38. 5/21 Dx IDC. 1.6 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Gr 2. 2/2 nodes positive. AC/T. Age 42 Dx 10/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/4/2016 Lumpectomy Dx 5/3/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Surgery Lymph node removal: Right Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 13, 2021 04:07PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

GB, when we fill like we are trying to push a 10 ton boulder up a steep cliff is the very time that Jesus will show up to help us when we feel like the challenges of this world are beyond what we have the strength to deal with. I have been praying for you that Jesus will be your comforter and your way maker through this new set of challenges.

Shannon, praying for you in your situation. Any improvement in the color of your skin? God has this and will see you through this possible set back.

I have prayed for each one of you today and I pray that you will have a wonderful weekend.

Love,

Nancy


Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/13/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 13, 2021 04:50PM LoverofJesus wrote:

Hi everyone! It’s a beautiful day and I’m relaxing with hubby watching football.

Nancy no there is no big change one way or the other. I am glad it’s no worse. But sad it’s not any better. I keep thinking I’m going to look and it’s going to look a lot better.

Thank you for praying.

Love you

Shannon

Dx 5/22/2021, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/15/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/2/2021 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 14, 2021 06:39PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Shannon, the fact it is not worse I hope it a good sign. Continued prayers for you.

Love,

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/13/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 14, 2021 07:39PM IntoLight wrote:

Hello all. I am sending up prayers especially for Shannon, Carol, and GB that God will cover you with healing and peace. Nancy, I trust your cabinet is fixed and you are getting your mice issue sorted. Sometimes it is these extra things that push us over the stress limit. As an example:

My less-than-two-years-old refridgerator went out. The technician came the next day but said I need a warranty specialist condenser person that I have to contact through the warranty (how does one do this?) and because of Covid delays, it may take six weeks to determine what part, order it, and then get it. I am a bit frustrated since Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away. I went out and first bought a small dorm fridge. I went out today to buy a second one but found a larger one for only $50 more so I bought it instead. Both together cost less than renting one, and we can sell these easily when we are through although they are cheap and will have to be manually defrosted. I have a chest freezer already so we will manage but it is still frustrating. I have been feeling extra tired and the fear this new medicine is not working keeps creeping in. I am praying it is just the extra stress and the residual of being sick lately. I will have a scan in a week so that should help provide the answer.

So many family and friends are hurting lately. I just want to hold them all.

Love and prayers, 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) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus)
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Nov 14, 2021 09:56PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

I wanted to ask for prayer for a sister from this forum and for my brother in law.

My BIL is having cataract surgery tomorrow morning. He is already struggling with macular degeneration (which I was recently diagnosed with too) and having vision trouble and he has heart issues and is 100% disabled from the Vietnam war.

Ellen, who if you remember I asked to give her birthday wishes in the summer is having heart catheterization on Tuesday. Her cognitive skills are returning. I received a card from her yesterday and was thrilled to hear she is improving. Her heart function is not though. It could be she might be able to treat this heart condition with medication only which other than complete healing would be the best case scenario. She has not said this is long haul Covid but I believe this is probably what she has been suffering from for many months.

Chris, I did get my cabinet back on the wall. Whew. I loved the new contractor and he is going to possibly do some bathroom updates for me as well. I am really sorry to hear about your new refrigerator going out. What a big disappointment and inconvenience for you right before the holidays coming up. I ran into a similar situation with my dryer warranty but it was an extended warranty and not really new. They make it difficult on purpose I think to file a claim. I am glad you have found some work arounds. My mice situation is no better. They are not setting up there airbnb in Cammies room anymore so that is an improvement. I will be calling an exterminator but I have been dealing with one main issue at a time. I have been cleaning and purging and trying to find out if any mice have had any other places inside my home that I have not discovered yet. I can hear them in the walls. Oddly enough they are not interested in my kitchen food but Cammies food upstairs. I I leave food out for her all the time and I am not going to change that since she is going on 14 yrs old. So hopefully once the exterminators come I will have a better idea of where they are coming in and dealing with it.

Praying for you dear sisters. Have a good week.

Love,

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/13/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 14, 2021 10:33PM LoverofJesus wrote:

hi everyone. GB still praying!!!

Nancy praying for your BIL and sister. Praying all goes well with his cataract surgery and for his MD I pray healing and a easy surgery and recovery

Chris we own an appliance store If I were you I would contact the company! If you can’t use the company you bought it from for warranty work, call the manufacturer. They will guide you to someone in your area. Good luck!

Please pray for me tomorrow guys. I am going to the PS I am praying to have these tubes removed and praying about the skin from my surgery to at very least be better. And praying the dr gives me answers. I have been so worried all weekend

Love you all!!

Shannon


Dx 5/22/2021, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/15/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/2/2021 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 14, 2021 10:46PM - edited Nov 14, 2021 10:48PM by IntoLight

Nancy, I will be praying for your BIl that his surgery will go well and he will get usable sight back. I am struggling with my own eyesight that is getting worse every day, I will meet my cataract surgeon in a couple of weeks. Funny story: One time my dryer wasn't drying well and it had a funny smell coming from the vent.. When we removed the vent tube we found it packed with our cat's food with lots of evidence of mice. Apparently they stole the cat food and kept it there as it was warm.

Shannon, tomorrow I will make the phone calls to Sears as it is a Kenmore and probably an LG. In the meantime I will also have to call on the new one I just bought as it isn't cooling at all and I will probably have to return it in for a replacement at Home Depot. There is a number to call from the appliance and I will try that also. Thanks for the advice.

I am tired and it isn't even 8:00!

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) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus)
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Nov 15, 2021 06:38AM gb2115 wrote:

Thanks guys, my leg/ankle is really no better and the other side is starting to stiffen up which is making me nervous. It feels like the Achilles tendon when I press around but I think it could also be the muscle underneath, halfway between my heel and calf. Feels like painful residual from a muscle cramp except I don't remember having one there, but I have in the past, so similar feel. DVT crossed my mind but no redness or swelling. Keeping an eye. They have me set up to see the NP before treatment (Wednesday this week) to assess the neuropathy, so I will talk with her.

Not looking forward to limping around work today but I can't afford the FMLA time drain to take more time off, especially if I rack up appointments getting this pain evaluated elsewhere, if they send me for that. At least I have a kind colleague covering my morning meeting today. I would never make it in on time for that!!

Dx IDC in Oct 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, Lumpectomy + rads + tam. Age 38. 5/21 Dx IDC. 1.6 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Gr 2. 2/2 nodes positive. AC/T. Age 42 Dx 10/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/4/2016 Lumpectomy Dx 5/3/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Surgery Lymph node removal: Right Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 15, 2021 06:43PM IntoLight wrote:

Skip this post if you don't want more on my fridge saga: I called Sears and they haven't received the paperwork from the tech from Saturday so they will call and I need to give them two more days... Home Depot easily accepted back the fridge that won't work and I bought a different one. The problem may be that we transported it on its side, but hey told me it was ok but just give it 24 hours standing up before pluggint it in. We gave the other one two hours like they said. The delivery rate was half the cost of the fridge so we just put it into my SUV! Praying this one will work.

The picture in my dining room next to where I put the extra fridge is Enstrom's painting "Grace". It reminded me I need to offer grace to the technician... God uses everything. 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) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus)
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Nov 15, 2021 06:47PM Sunshine99 wrote:

Chris, I'm so sorry. I tend to get very anxious when things don't work... Then when they do, "all is right with the world". Sigh.


Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Nov 15, 2021 07:03PM IntoLight wrote:

Thanks Sunshine. I actually was in tears this morning after talking with Sears and that is not normal for me. Silly thing but I think the stress of this disease is catching up with me along with the new fear of rapidly failing eyesight and a myriad of additional bad news I have received lately.. My family is being great and I have the needed resources, but I tend to internalize everything. I am thankful I have a God who cares and holds me in my weaknesses.

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) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus)
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Nov 15, 2021 09:39PM wheatfields wrote:

Love your pictures and reading your posts, and so nice to know that others are looking to Jesus for all things big and small. Praying for you Chris, Nancy, GB, Shannon, Carol and all of you dear ladies. My foot has healed up from the biopsy and I'm back to walking for exercise again. Does anyone have thoughts about mixing the vaccine, i.e. getting the Pfizer vaccine and then the Moderna booster? Also, does anyone struggle with a love for sweets and know they shouldn't, especially having or having had cancer?

Your faith is an encouragement to me! Love you all!

Wheatfields


Dx 4/26/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/17/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 6/17/2019 Hormonal Therapy 7/29/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 4/23/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 15, 2021 10:39PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Ladies I wanted to thank you for your prayers for my brother in law for his 1st cataract surgery today. My sister said he was able to see colors now and he could even read some print on the TV so I am thrilled as they are as well. I am praying that his trouble with his vision was more to do with the cataract surgery than the macular degeneration.

Chris, I am so sorry for this fridge fiasco you are going through. I am glad home Home Depot had no trouble accepting the one back that didn't work and you got another one. Is this one of the newest ones you just bought that wasn't working? I had shared I had a situation with a tech and my washer and dryer so I totally understand some of the emotions that can get the best of us in these frustrating situations. I am sorry you are dealing with many situations at the same time. I am glad you felt safe to share with us. I know you don't complain so for you to share like this with all of us tells me that things are really piling up. I am praying for God's supernatural comfort to envelope you now as you deal with so many difficult things.

GB, I know you will be glad to have the NP see you before your treatment on Wed. I sure hope that you can get some answers soon. I know this has to be so very difficult with all of these obstacles in your path.

Shannon, I hope you were able to get the drains removed. I hope your PS gave you good news on your red skin and hopefully they told you it looks like natural healing. Thanks for your prayers for my BIL.

Carol, I am always praying for you. When I am not sure what is going on with a sister on this forum I will ask the Lord to meet you at your point of need.

Hershey, continued prayers for you and your family and your Mom.

Faith, how are you doing now? Would love to hear from you.

Wheatfields, glad to hear you are able to walk for exercise now. I didn't eat desserts or any kind of sweets for 17 yrs. I knew if I even tried some sweets it would be like opening the floodgates and when I was dealing with my Mom the stress of it got to be so difficult I ate a cookie and that started a terrible pattern which I am still dealing with now. I did find way back when I stopped eating sugar was that once I got it out of my system there was no more craving of it. I need to get back to that point. So I can appreciate it if you are struggling with this too. I know we are not alone in this struggle. As far as the mixing of vaccines I just know that the powers that be say it is okay to do that but I don't have any personal experience or know of anyone who has done that. I know that we are in another Covid surge in the Chicago area again as it sounds like a good part of the country is too. I would maybe suggest reaching out to your primary doctor and getting their advice.

Have a good night dear sisters.

Love,

Nancy

Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/13/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/25/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 16, 2021 11:02AM - edited Nov 16, 2021 11:36AM by Sunshine99

Thank you Nancy. Things seem to be settling down. Have turned the whole kit and caboodle over (or should I say BACK over) to the Lord. He has a plan and I think I just need to stay out of His way. It's like He keeps saying, "Carol, I've got this! Just watch."

Am currently waiting on approval for a test my MO has ordered. Blood was sent to Guardant Lab and they called to say they were out of network, so my cost would be $9.000. (Yes, that is THOUSAND) My MO wants to see if my cancer has the PIK3 mutation. It could affect my treatment if it does. I'm working with the insurance to see if they'll cover it as "in network".

After feeling sucker punched yesterday when I got that number, I gave the whole situation back to the Lord. Whatever He sees fit to do is fine with me - including not getting the results of the test.

Carol

Edited to add: Insurance denied the claim. Not getting the test done. They already have my blood sample, but I called and told them to cancel the test. Was on Chat with the insurance person. She was actually very kind and I felt bad for her having to deliver the "bad news".

Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Nov 16, 2021 04:04PM HersheyKiss wrote:

Chris, I'm so sorry you are dealing with appliance issues. Appliances seem to malfunction right before an important event. I hope that Sears will expedite the repairs and you have a fully functional refrigerator before Thanksgiving.

Wheatfields, that is great news about your foot. It's wonderful that you are walking out and about again. I have no information about mixing vaccines; my doctor's office advised patients to stick with what they previously received, so that is what my husband and I did.

Nancy, thank you for your prayers. My mom is doing well. She's put on some much needed weight and added a senior chair exercise class to her schedule.

GB, how are you feeling today? I hope the NP has some answers for you tomorrow.

Blessings on everyone's day.

Dx 3/1/2017, ILC, Left, 2cm, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 16, 2021 04:43PM IntoLight wrote:

Hershey, thank you for caring. Glad your mom in improving as this is so important. I received a call this morning from Sears and they will be sending out the "expert" tech to repair the fridge the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, so no, it is not in time. I have a feeling that tech will have to order a part so hopefully by Christmas. In the meantime we will use the temporary ones. Hopefully the new one we bought yesterday works when we plug it in. We still have another hour before the 24 hour resting time is up since moving it. I am not sure the hour makes much difference but we are trying to do what they said in case there are any more problems we can faithcully say we did what we were told.

Shannon, how are you doing today? Have your drains improved? I have been praying you recover quickly with no extra issues.

Carol, my onc sent in my biopsy for that same information. I had no idea the cost as Kaiser covered it, but it came back I didn't have the mutation. That information just told us there were some meds that wouldn't work for me. I would think that information would be cheaper than using the wrong meds.

Wheatfields, I know I need to walk more but I usually see what activity is scheduled each day, and if it includes walking (like grocery stores, doc visits etc.) I don't walk extra. Perhaps that is the wrong approach. I have to use prescription mouthwash to prevent mouth sores with the med I am on, and it has erased my ability to taste sugar which I used to crave, including fruit. That is probably a good thing as the med also raises blood sugar. I find myself not wanting sweets at all. Now if the weight will come off!

Nancy, been thinking about you as the cold arrives and settles in. I no longer have to prep for winter here in San Diego. News and World Report just announced San Diego the number one most fun place to visit in the US. My reaction is "Oh no, more tourists! " I didn't fall asleep until 5:00 am this morning so I am very tired. I know you struggle with insomnia some also.

Take care dear sisters. 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) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus)
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Nov 16, 2021 05:43PM - edited Nov 16, 2021 05:44PM by gb2115

Hershey Kiss, maybe a little better...been walking around work ok but really slow because there is still some pain, plus Tylenol on board. It's still very stiff in the morning. And the other side feels off at times.

Will see how it goes tomorrow. She's going to assess the neuropathy and then I'll ask about the tendons.


Dx IDC in Oct 2016, stage 2A, 1.2 cm ER/PR+ Her2-, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, Lumpectomy + rads + tam. Age 38. 5/21 Dx IDC. 1.6 cm ER/PR+, Her2 -. Gr 2. 2/2 nodes positive. AC/T. Age 42 Dx 10/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/4/2016 Lumpectomy Dx 5/3/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Surgery Lymph node removal: Right Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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