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

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. Lets help make each other's life better
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Aug 25, 2014 03:40PM ladyb1234 wrote:

Hi Lady Warriors,

I haven't posted for a while, but know that I have been praying for each of you and checking the thread.  

Sue, Nancy, Lucy, ADJ, Bev, Char, Deborha, and Mini, know that I have been praying for each of you and checking your post and this thread to prayer more for specifics.  It is such an inspiration and blessing to read the post that are filled with love and support.  Mostly I enjoy this thread as I hear God speaking through each of you and the prayers that go forth.  

Lucy what an awesome prayer.   Also, sounds like you had a awesome time away with your family.

My first chemo was a non-event for the first three days but I took a nose dive and seemed like a semi-hit me on days 4-10.  As I began to feel better, I had to have a port placement which I am still recovering from.  My next chemo is on Wednesday 8/27, please keep me in prayers on SEs of fatigue and stomach issues.  I lost over 15 pounds in about a week and a half which my MO was not quite happy about and neither was I.  Didn't think I would complain over loosing 15 lbs and be happy to gain 5 of them back.  On day 5 I begin to prayer heavily for myself and ask that God stay my mind and mind and that I do not let the SEs take control of me.   

I will attempt to post more often but know that if I don't post I am reading your post and being encouraged by what I read.

Your Sister in Christ,

- Angie

Once or twice in our lives, we are given the chance to find out just how much inner strength we possess. Usually we find we have far more than we ever imagined. (Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me). Dx 6/9/2014, IDC, Left, Grade 2, 8/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2014 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Underarm/Axillary
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Aug 25, 2014 03:51PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Happy Monday everyone,

Lucy I have prayed for safe travels, a good scan and no problems or after effects of your infusion. I think you could be a preacher. I can just see you up at the podium speaking with all the authority that we have in Jesus!  PTL

Sue, continuing to lift you up and I have been praying that you will be spiritually, physically and emotionally ready to tackle your surgery tomorrow and of course praying for the surgeons, nurses and everyone you will be dealing with. Having caring , competent and compassionate medical staff around you can mean a world of difference in you overall surgery experience. I am praying for a very positive and successful surgery and for pain control afterwards.

Char, I hope your first day at school was a good one. I am sure all those first day jitters are out of your system by now. You will have a great year! I am counting on it.

I am seeing my primary doctor today. I emailed their office last night and told them the whole deal and asked for his advice if I should see him or my MO. He said to see him  first which I should know by now he always says that. I guess they have to rule out all the other stuff. I am seeing him late this afternoon which is actually good because it I am going have my usual stomach and intestinal upset it occurs a few hours after eating. I feel fine now other than being really tired. Unfortunately my neck stuff is back.

Have a good week everyone. Praying for your needs even though I didn't mention all of you.




Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; 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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Aug 25, 2014 04:46PM saltyjack wrote:

Angie, so good to hear from you but sorry that chemo SE hit you so hard. Hopefully the next round will be easier - we'll sure be praying. I think you probably told us - how many rounds do you have? I think it was the same as me - 8 total? I had my port implanted (or whatever the correct term is) the day before my first chemo so maybe it ended up being one big blur. The first couple of weeks I felt like I could feel it "shifting" when I laid on my side at night. I'm a stomach sleeper (I know, the worst way for your back but I can't help it - it just feels so cozy!) so didn't want to do that and when  I laid on my side, the port felt like it was moving....for the first couple of weeks. Now, the only time I even know it's there is when I have my infusion or see it in the mirror. It sure is nice having it for the infusion - you'll be pleasantly surprised how quick and easy it is, compared to the IV. See? It's all good!  :)

Nancy/BW - praying for you with the doctor this afternoon that he'll know just what is the best way to quickly make you feel better. 

Lucy, hope the travel went smoothly and you had all good results today. We're counting on you to keep us updated about Sue tomorrow - and Sue, hopefully you'll feel God's arms around you the whole time. 

God bless you all, my friends - 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 8/30/2013 AC Targeted Therapy 11/22/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 11/22/2013 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/22/2013 Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/7/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 25, 2014 04:59PM SewStrong wrote:

Nancy, we are going to get a small place to rent until we have time to think things over. We just showed it to the new superintendent, who needs to relocate to our area. That's the second prospective buyer. Thank you everyone for the prayers.  We have had it on the market for about three weeks, maybe four. We have two people interested. God is good. We all knew that, didn't we. The picture looks like something a professional took. It's amazing. I love it. I'm glad it was picked.  Sorry you're feeling down. Radiation gets worse as time goes on because skin usually breaks down at some point. I suffered exhaustion for several weeks. Just keep going and it gets better. 

Luck, I love how you commanded the body to heal in the name of Jesus. We all are the temple of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God Almighty lives in each of us who believe. We are his spokespeople and he counts on us to do his bidding. 

I don't have time to read any more to be able to respond. I don't mean to shortchange anyone. I just have to get busy sorting more STUFF. Does anyone need any STUFF. I'll send you some by parcel post. It's a monumental task to get out of this house. Sharon

I have Triple Negative Breast Cancer, but I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13; Surgery 7/12/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 10/29/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Radiation Therapy 11/12/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Aug 25, 2014 06:53PM GardenGal777 wrote:

Hello Ladies,

I lost a long post the other day and figured God did not want it on here. Better than me saying it was my glitch. I spent time catching up. It has been a whirlwind week. I bought a new mattress for my nephews bed, cleaned up his room and made it ready when he returned from his trip to New York to visit his girlfriend. Spent the evening cutting grass because it just keeps raining and finding a chance to so so is hard. Then I weeded as I can't stay caught up due to the rain.

We lost a dear Christian in our church this past Wed to his battle with lung cancer. His service was today and I start back to in service days and was not be able to go. I know that he is no longer suffering. He told our pastor earlier last week that he never thought he would go so quickly. I told my pastor that I am grateful God did not let him suffer. 

Today was our opening day for staff. Tomorrow. Is in building meeting. Kids come on Thursday...not nervous till Wednesday evening. It was a long day but I wish I had another couple

Sue...praying for your surgery. I have faith all will go well and we will have you bathed in prayers. Dear Abba Father...I ask that you give comfort and calm to your dear child Sue and watch over her. May you guide her doctor and allow him to what is needed without any harm or risk to her. Watch over her and allow her to use this time to continue to be honor and praise to You. In Jesus Name I ask...amen.

Kate: What can I say but that Satan is now trying to use your family to get to you and derail you. What your sister is doing is wrong and in a loving but firm way tell her that she is upsetting you and that is not good for your health. This is just what Satan turn you and your sister against each other. I would not want to have her fired but I would stress to her that she is doing something that is not only jeopardizing her position but also that of the radiologist that shared this information. It could be that she feels helpless and this is her way of feeling like she can make sure things are what doctors say they are. I will pray that the two of you can resolve this situation without a bigger strain on your relationship.

Nancy: Thank you along with Sue for prayers. I am glad you are looking into seeing what is going on with all of your latest issues. I continue to pray for you as well.

Lucy: praying for your CT scan and safe travel. Thanks for your beautiful prayer.

Sharon: PTL for interested buyers. Praying God sends the right person for your home. I hope your shoulder is doing better. I know you will be back subbing too...busy, busy lady.

Bev: How exciting about some new plants. What fun trying some new plants. You keep up your walks and runs. Who cares how fast or far you go. Exercise has so many benefits to your health so keep it up girl. Sunday made me think of you as our pastor preached on the Red Sea and the Israelites crossing. He talked about God in the cloud in front of them as he led them but then God moved behind between them and the Egyptians. While they crossed the Israelites did not see him but He was not far away. And sometimes we don't feel His presence because He is seeing if we trust Him and also that sometimes we need protection from behind from the enemy. 

Angie: Good to hear from you and I thank you for your prayers.

Anita: Keeping you and your hubby, BIL and family lifted in prayer.

Debbie (Friday's Girl and Becky, I pray both of you are doing okay. Haven't forgotten the two of you either.

My kiss today was my dad went to his prostrate doctor and his numbers went from 30 to .03 so she is taking him off the med and will recheck in six months. PTL for one less med to take. She also thinks his Gyneomastia will reverse...( the med has given my dad man boobs and it is physically a bit uncomfortable due to rubbing or chafing. I told him we would have to get him a Manzier or the Bro as Krammer called it on Seinfeld.



Dx 8/18/2013 Surgery 10/18/2013 Lumpectomy: Right
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Aug 25, 2014 07:00PM SewStrong wrote:

Well, Char. I just deleted my text too. Wow. I'm so careless. I hit clear instead of copy. I was trying to copy to keep from losing it while I went back to read more. I quit for tonight. Don't have time to retype it. 

I have Triple Negative Breast Cancer, but I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13; Surgery 7/12/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 10/29/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Radiation Therapy 11/12/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Aug 25, 2014 09:31PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Good evening ladies,

It must be delete your post tonight so I am going to be VERY careful!

Angie, I am glad to see your post but so sorry to here of your side effects causing so much trouble. I will certainly be praying for your treatment on Wednesday. I do remember hearing some of the ladies talking about drinking lots of water. I imagine you have probably explored as much info as you can. I wish I had some sage advice but I have never had chemo and am amazed at the strength and the courage all of you have had going through it and for those of you still going through it. Hang in there. We will be praying.

Sharon, thank you for your nice comments. I do have a passion for learning photography and this recognition really helped motivate me as it has been an arduous process trying to basically learn on my own. Because of my mom and my sister and I sharing the caregiving it really makes taking any classes impossible because I am staying with my mom off and on for a good chunk of the year. Renting sounds like a wise choice. Before moving into my house I had to move twice in a ten month period. Long story for another day but I don't regret any of it. It was a God thing that is why. I am sure in time you will find that perfect house to make your home.

Char, I am sorry to hear about your friend passing from your church. We can only hope and pray that one day there will be a generation of people who will not have to deal with cancer. Good news regarding your Dad. I will pray on Wednesday night for pre student jitters. I would get them just going in for that first staff meeting before the students were even in session. Sounds like you have done a ton of yard work. We have had lots of rain here and the grass is growing like weeds. Well the weeds are growing too!

Lucy, I hope your day went well. I can imagine it is an exhausting day with such a long drive.

Sue, Still thinking of you and praying for tomorrow! Do you know you surgery time yet? I know sometimes I haven't found out until the night before and sometimes kind of late. Hopefully we will hear something as soon as possible after your surgery. We all love you and care about you.


Thank you all for your prayers for my doctor's apt today. I saw my primary doctor after emailing their office last night as to my dilemma of seeing my MO or him. My primary wanted me to see him first. He is taking a very conservative approach. He mentioned some things it could be but he doesn't think so. He mentioned some tests we could do but won't for now. He isn't really that familiar with Anastrozole (Arimidex) but after I pumped him with questions he did say that with certain drugs people can go through up to three weeks of diarrhea before their system adjusts. I was quite surprised that I had some fever when I was there. I guess I have felt fatigued and not so great for such a long time I couldn't tell. I usually know immediately if I have even a little temp because I feel horrible. I need to look up Anastrozole side effects again because I think a low grade fever is one of the symptoms and the GI stuff definitely is. He gave me some probiotics and I am to see him in two weeks. Other than a bad headache today my GI issues seem non existent today. PTL My doctor mentioned that it could be a virus. Time will tell. If I can get rid of the fever and fatigue I will be in good shape.

Have a good night.





Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; 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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Aug 25, 2014 10:12PM KateW wrote:

Thanks again everyone for the advice and prayers. I know my sister only did it to "help" but it really has made things awkward. We are sisters so I am sure everything will be fine in the long run. I am just glad my onc, while very annoyed, didn't press the issue after I said I couldn't tell her who did it as I love them and they would surely lose their job. Scans are being read tomorrow so I should know the final answer in the afternoon. 

Praying for you all too!


Dx 7/27/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 3/2014, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Aug 26, 2014 12:13AM milehighgirl wrote:

Wow, lots of good news here today.  Here I sit waiting to take the last pills of the night again.  I have such a boring life.  Seems everything revolves around pills, SE's and ailments, ha ha.

Sharon, looks like the prayer has been powerful for you and the answer is looming on the horizon.  I'd say this is a "way to go God" moment on the house!

Nancy I'm so glad you were able to get in to see the doctor so quickly.  Here's a link to the side effects.  I'm guessing you're going to find that you've been dealing with several side effects.  It doesn't make it go away but it does help to know what you're dealing with.  Thanks too for the prayers.  It has been hard to wait for this surgery but much easier knowing you and others are keeping me covered in prayer.

Char, keeping you covered in prayer as well and thank you for yours.  Such good news about your dad!  What a nice way to kick off the new school year.

Lucy, I'm so looking forward to hearing your answered prayers about your scans.  I just know they're going to be good.  If I can't get on the internet at the hospital tomorrow, I'll give you a call with and update.

Kate, you have such a good attitude about your situation.  Much better than I would have.  I'm still praying for wisdom and grace as you confront your sister.  You're right that it will work out but you need to be back in the driver's seat.

As for me, my friend got here tonight about 7:30.  She's staying the night because we have to get up so early in the morning.  My surgery time got moved up to 8:30 instead of 9:00 a.m. (mountain time) so we have to be at the hospital at 6:30 - ugh.  I so appreciate everyone's prayers.  It has made the waiting this last week more bearable.  I'm a little more nervous about this surgery than the last time because no one knows where the fluid will go this time around.  When they dried up the right lung, the fluid went into the left lung.  I'm asking for warfare prayer that the fluid doesn't turn into more lymphedema or goes somewhere it's not supposed to.  Basically I'm praying that it just disappears, never to return.  I've had a hard time breathing today and just kept telling myself that this time tomorrow, I'll be breathing just fine.

I'm going to end it here so I don't lose the post, lol.  Thank you all for your prayers and I look forward to giving you more good news tomorrow night.  Blessings all.  Sue

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Aug 26, 2014 01:46PM bandwoman1234 wrote:

Sue, this is for you dear one. Praying for you continually.



Dx 3/14/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/27/2014 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; 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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