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Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer —

Meet others in this age-range who share similar life issues.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2009 01:25AM - edited Jul 25, 2017 07:21PM by elimar

elimar wrote:

This thread was created for "middle-aged" women. At the time, we didn't have our own category on the pull-down Forum menu. The ages 40-60 in the header are unofficial--we don't "card" anyone, (wink, wink) --- so if you are close in age it's meant for you as well. We aren't young with small children. Many of us have just gotten to the stage where we were all set to enjoy the freedom of our kids being grown when, Bam!, we got breast cancer instead. We aren't retired yet, so we get to juggle cancer and a job. We might have to care for an elderly parent on days when we feel like we could use a caregiver ourselves!

(BTW, those are general statements, NOT a checklist for belonging to this group. It's fine if you have some variation!!!)

Our disease unites us with ALL the strong sisters on this site, but here we can bring up some topics to share with others in the "middle," only please make it anything but the mundane topic of weather. Seriously!

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Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 25, 2017 07:28PM elimar wrote:

Thank you all so much for "walking" beside me as I endured my BC ordeal, and a few other sagas along the way. I learned from your info., I stood tall with your support, and writing every single word I wrote on here was therapeutic for me. Never let BC destroy your sense of humor because, as we all know, sometimes ya just have to laugh to keep from crying.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 26, 2017 06:31AM NativeMainer wrote:

💞💞

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 26, 2017 07:55AM Eph3_12 wrote:

Love you all! PS-I am going to see Neil Diamond in concert Friday! I am soooooooooooooooooooo excited!

God Bless Your Day-Joni2 Dx 4/2/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 26, 2017 08:08AM Dianarose wrote:

This was the first thread I was ever on. I got so much support and love here. I was educated about things I had never heard of but always felt love and compassion. Some have since moved on to be safe in the arms of Jesus while others have been ever so fortunate to move beyond breast cancer and living life to its fullest. Some of us are still with sword in hand fighting the endless battle. I thank all the ladies who drew their swords and have been by my side and in their prayers. As my time comes closer to put down my sword I wouldn't have won so many battles without such a beautiful army. Thank you with all my heart ❤️.

6/10/13 mets to ovary now. Now mets. To peritoneal stage IV Dx 3/22/2012, ILC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, Grade 2, 17/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/31/2012 CMF Radiation Therapy 12/3/2012 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/10/2013 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jul 26, 2017 09:56AM - edited Jul 26, 2017 09:59AM by LettyF

Hello Bermuda77,

Like you/your Doctor, we were surprised too. On Sept. 2016 I got a clean report on my mammogram and then the last week of Dec. I noticed a hard knot on my right breast that I thought may have been a result of firing my gun while deer hunting (no pain or anything though). When the knot didn't go away after a week I went to the my gyno and she said it's probably nothing but sent me for a 3-D mammogram and still nothing. I was referred to a surgeon in the Breast Center because he could get me in that day for an ultrasound and then the mass was detected. I was scheduled for a biopsy the next week and sure enough it was cancer. Finding the knot was the surprise the diagnosis was not. I just wanted the process started so it could be finished. I've been told for years that I have (had) very dense breast so I don't understand why in cases like this ultrasounds are recommended instead of mammograms. I'm thankful though and hope that after my dbl mastectomy, negative BRCA results, and Tamoxifen that with the undergoing reconstruction that this will soon just be a stepping stone in my life. I wish you the best!

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Jul 26, 2017 12:39PM Momine wrote:

Eli, what are you saying? Are you actually retiring as "thread mommy"?

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jul 26, 2017 07:34PM Tomboy wrote:

please no! if so, Thank you so much for everything,el?!?

"I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound & vision" David Bowie, Rest in pax, my beloved changeling... Dx 6/8/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 25/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jul 26, 2017 07:39PM Dianarose wrote:

Native Mainer - stay in touch

6/10/13 mets to ovary now. Now mets. To peritoneal stage IV Dx 3/22/2012, ILC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, Grade 2, 17/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/31/2012 CMF Radiation Therapy 12/3/2012 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/10/2013 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jul 30, 2017 03:51PM Loral wrote:

SmileLadies, let's keep talking every once in a while....I'll miss all of you,,,Eli, Diana, Eph, Native, Momine, Tomboy...you are like family.... Come on, I promise to say "Hey" at least once a week, lets keep the thread going, we need this!!!!Heart

Love you guys!

Loral

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Oncotype DX 34....When NOTHING is sure, EVERYTHING is possible ,so NEVER, EVER, GIVE UP HOPE!! Dx 9/11/2012, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 30, 2017 04:03PM Loral wrote:

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Oncotype DX 34....When NOTHING is sure, EVERYTHING is possible ,so NEVER, EVER, GIVE UP HOPE!! Dx 9/11/2012, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/8/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 30, 2017 06:59PM Eph3_12 wrote:

My sister and I getting ready for Neil Diamond Friday night!



God Bless Your Day-Joni2 Dx 4/2/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 30, 2017 07:03PM Eph3_12 wrote:

I have snippets of video but I can't figure out how to post it!


God Bless Your Day-Joni2 Dx 4/2/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 30, 2017 09:31PM MinusTwo wrote:

In honor of our founder - I broke down and bought my first bag of Cheetos in over two years last week. I promptly ate half a bag that first night. Lots of good memories from this thread.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jul 31, 2017 06:23AM NativeMainer wrote:

I think of this thread every time I see Cheetos in the stores!


"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 31, 2017 11:48AM Tomboy wrote:

And has anyone seen that funny cheetos commercial where the guy has a special light where you can see who has been eating cheetos even if they washed up after? Cracked me up!

I don't post here a lot, but I have sure enjoyed getting to know every one here, and am happy when everyone else posts. I keep meaning to read it from the beginning someday, just to see!

Eph, you and your sister are very handsome ladies. How is his voice, still good? That venue looks huge!

I've just been having a lot of tests done to find out why my calcium was creeping up, and I was really hoping almost, that it was a parathyroid adenoma. It would have explained a lot of my symptoms I had been having since the first of the year. Sigh. Apparently not. I am tired of feeling awful, and had stopped A.I.'s over six months ago, because the cumulative Ick from those I know were causing problems, including hardly being able to walk for almost a year. On inauguration day, I had shots in my foot that did help, but hip and knees are jacked, maybe from walking funny...

I plan on eating my bag of cheetos on Aug 22. Maybe we could post pictures of ourselves in the aftermath of cheetos eating then? That would be funny, eat a bag together!

"I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound & vision" David Bowie, Rest in pax, my beloved changeling... Dx 6/8/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 25/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jul 31, 2017 01:51PM Eph3_12 wrote:

His voice was incredibly good. He fudged a few notes here and there but that was cause he was saving them for songs that really mattered like "Holly Holy"!


God Bless Your Day-Joni2 Dx 4/2/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 1, 2017 08:27AM NativeMainer wrote:

Yes, and the light shines on the Kitty and the kitty pawprints, too! Very funny!

I love the idea of posting pics of a Cheeto eating binge!

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 1, 2017 06:37PM - edited Aug 1, 2017 06:37PM by Eph3_12

August 22! Cheeto bingeing?!?!?! I am down for that. Putting it on my calendar!


God Bless Your Day-Joni2 Dx 4/2/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 2, 2017 08:33AM mistyeyes wrote:

Hi, I am 56 and have been reading here, ya all sound like a fun group, I wish I checked it out earlier.


Dx 11/15/2016, Right, PR+, HER2+
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Aug 2, 2017 02:57PM Tomboy wrote:

Hey, Mistyeyes, welcome. Like elimar said as she was leaving, (SAD!), it is up to us to keep it going, so I do hope you come back here and let us know how things are with you.

Yeah! That cat! He said, 'When did we even GET a cat?!?' , Hah!

So, I put it on my calendar, August 22 is when el started this camp, so it's been almost 10 years. That's a long time! I am hoping on the 10 year bag-o-cheetos-o-rama, melee, whatever, that we can tempt her out of hiding for that.

"I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound & vision" David Bowie, Rest in pax, my beloved changeling... Dx 6/8/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 25/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Aug 7, 2017 06:40PM Tomboy wrote:

hi

"I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound & vision" David Bowie, Rest in pax, my beloved changeling... Dx 6/8/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 25/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Aug 7, 2017 08:14PM Lita57 wrote:

I'll probably be having my next PET scan that day...no carbs b4 the scan, but I'll toast with Cheetos after.

Stage IV Occult, Amorphic De Novo. I've been dragged into an arranged marriage that I didn't agree to, & divorce is totally off the table now that I'm married to Mr. Cancer until death do us part. But I'm still hoping for spontaneous remission! Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/27/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/15/2016 Chemotherapy 5/22/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/20/2017 External: Bone
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Aug 7, 2017 10:05PM MinusTwo wrote:

When I bought my first bag of Cheetos in several years, I also bought a bag of Ruffles. Both were quickly demolished. Now I know why I don't buy them often. Popcorn is always one 'pop' away and doesn't have the additives - even if i do cover it with melted real butter & salt. But oh my, those cheetos were good.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Aug 10, 2017 08:59PM MinusTwo wrote:

Pop up restaurant in NY serving Cheetos specials for 3 days only - The Spotted Cheetah. Food network star Anne Burrell 'curated' the menu. The article commented: "We were honestly surprised at how. well, edible everything sounds. And then we heard about the dessert..."


  • Cheetos Crusted Fried Pickles + Creamy Ranch
  • Cheetos Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup
  • Cheetos Meatballs
  • Purrfectly Fried Green Tomatoes (breaded with White Cheddar Cheetos crust)
  • Flamin' Hot and White Cheddar Mac n' Cheetos
  • Cheetos Mix-ups Crusted Chicken Milanese
  • Spicy Cheetos Nachos
  • Flamin' Hot Limon Chicken Tacos
  • Cheetos Sweetos Crusted Cheesecake
  • Cheetos Sweetos Sweet and Salty Cookies
  • White Cheddar Cheetos and Cheetos Sweetos Apple Crepes
2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Aug 11, 2017 08:36AM NativeMainer wrote:

YUM!!!!!

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 14, 2017 01:53PM Tomboy wrote:

HAHAAAaahaaa!!!

"I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound & vision" David Bowie, Rest in pax, my beloved changeling... Dx 6/8/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 25/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Aug 14, 2017 03:02PM Momine wrote:

Tomboy, any news on the testing?

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Aug 15, 2017 05:45PM - edited Aug 15, 2017 05:45PM by Eph3_12

Starting the 7 day countdown to thread birthday ! Miles Teller pigging out on Cheetos! (I know-it says cheesy curls--but when you google celebrities eating cheetos, it showed up)

God Bless Your Day-Joni2 Dx 4/2/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 16, 2017 09:15AM NativeMainer wrote:

LOL! Love the orange chin!


"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 16, 2017 03:38PM Eph3_12 wrote:

Outfit prep for the big day!

God Bless Your Day-Joni2 Dx 4/2/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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