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Topic: MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN 40-60ish

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 Sep 23, 2017 05:00PM 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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Aug 16, 2017 04:57PM MinusTwo wrote:

Eph - oh yeah...I have a big picture of you wearing this on the job.

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 16, 2017 07:40PM Eph3_12 wrote:

Ummm ....NO! That is outfit prep for someone who is not a size behemoth like me! hahahaha

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 10:11PM MinusTwo wrote:

Not to mention someone who doesn't have a relatively conventional job. LOL. Well I couldn't fit in those skinny pants either.

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 17, 2017 07:28AM Eph3_12 wrote:

#5 days left till the big Anniversary party for this thread. Here is a recipe to start fermenting.

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 17, 2017 03:22PM Eph3_12 wrote:

hmmm, E it says you posted but I see nothing.


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 19, 2017 12:35PM Eph3_12 wrote:

Time to get that manicure before the party!

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 19, 2017 09:15PM - edited Aug 19, 2017 09:16PM by Tomboy

O my god eph! Where do you FIND these things?!?! Ok, guys, do you think if I buy a bag on my almost regular saturday grocery jaunt, that they will still be in existence, unopened and uneaten for the big day?? Hmmm. I do have one appointment that day, had to cancel dentist on monday to stand around in the street with my his n hers welding helmets on. Last time there was a partial, many neighbors came out and stood around with us, it was fun. Hmmm. Maybe I better buy several bags o cheetos... i WILL take pictures!

Thanks for asking, Momine. I did get the results of the ultrasound. my nodes in my neck are bigger than usual, but sadly, no adenomas were found. darn it. I was really hoping that was the cause of my high calcium...and bone pain. what the heck. I don't see endocrinologist until the end of September, I think, so I have to wait and see what she says. After my mom passed in May, I re-read some papers she had sent me, and she had adrenal adenomas that can also cause widespread body pain, don't quote me on it, but I think I did read that. That she decided NOT to remove, I remember her docs urging her to have it done more than once over the years. Also weird is fluctuating calcium. In july, it was lower than may, altho they were both high. Also, even though I did two or three prolia injections over two years ago, for some reason, my left femoral neck has become strangely crazily dense! WTF?!? And I do have a fractured vertebra. Nothing else that I know of.

"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 20, 2017 02:45AM Eph3_12 wrote:

so E started this thread on the 21st---not the 22nd, per the header! So I find it very fitting that eclipse day is the 8th anniversary of this thread. I don't know could this rim really be cheetos, not the sun?

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 21, 2017 04:10AM Eph3_12 wrote:

Happy Inception Date Middies.

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 21, 2017 04:11AM Eph3_12 wrote:

To strive for today:

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 21, 2017 03:06PM Eph3_12 wrote:

some scenes from around the country:

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 22, 2017 07:09AM NativeMainer wrote:

Image result for cheetos

"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 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 24, 2017 02:00AM Momine wrote:

Tomboy, ugh, not what you need. Hope you get some answers soon.

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/19/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/12/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/8/2012 Surgery 3/7/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 13, 2017 09:38PM 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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Sep 17, 2017 06:00PM Loral wrote:

Hi, How's everyone...I'm good, it will be 5 years for me on October 9th since the cancer was removed...Time sure flies

Take care.........

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 10/9/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 18, 2017 04:26AM mistyeyes wrote:

Loral- nice to hear it will be 5 years for you. I love your saying about hope.  


IDC right- Stage IIA, Grade 3,ER-,PR+,HER2+ Dx 11/15/2016, Right, PR+, HER2+
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Sep 19, 2017 11:33AM Lamp wrote:

Congrats to You Loral😃👍💕very exciting news!


Dx 10/15/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 19, 2017 09:33PM Midwest_Laura wrote:

Well done, Loral! Here's to 5 more, plus 5 more, plus 5 more, plus....

Dx 11/25/2016, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/22/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 5/3/2017 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 5/28/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery 7/14/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Sep 23, 2017 08:34AM Loral wrote:

SmileThanks ladies!!!

My oncologist was so happy I made it 4 years without an recurrence now I see him on my birthday 10/19 and I will have made it to 5 years, I will continue taking Tamoxifen, I don't know if it works for me, but it hasn't caused me too many problems.Winking

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 10/9/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 23, 2017 09:26AM NativeMainer wrote:

Yeah, Loral!


"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 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Sep 23, 2017 09:38AM Maggiemoo63 wrote:

Good morning everyone new to this site and slowly figuring it out. Mom of two teenagers. Finished chemo about 6 weeks ago

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Sep 23, 2017 10:39AM - edited Sep 23, 2017 10:40AM by Maggiemoo63

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Sep 23, 2017 11:37AM Tpralph wrote:

Welcome maggie

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/10/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/18/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 6/28/2017 AC + T (Taxol)
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Sep 24, 2017 10:10AM NativeMainer wrote:

Welcome, Maggie!


"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 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Sep 26, 2017 11:01PM Midwest_Laura wrote:

Hello, Maggie.  Welcome aboard.  

Dx 11/25/2016, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/22/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 5/3/2017 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 5/28/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery 7/14/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Dec 5, 2017 06:36PM MinusTwo wrote:

OK Cheeto fiends. I was checking out at the store and saw a 2fer a dollar barrel. One of the offerings was trial size bags of Cheeto Snowflakes. Looked like crackers in 4 different shapes. Oh they are delicious, puffy, shapped, white cheddar delights. One little bag wasn't enough.

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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Dec 6, 2017 12:17PM NativeMainer wrote:

Did they look like this?

Image result for cheetos snowflakes

Image result for cheetos snowflakes

Gotta find me some!


"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 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Dec 6, 2017 10:57PM MinusTwo wrote:

That's the one. Very tasty. But probably very bad for you. I got them at a Wal-Mart. I'm going to try to find a bigger bag.

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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Dec 16, 2017 01:39PM MinusTwo wrote:

I know there are many 'originals' & 'regulars' who kept this thread in their favorites - so just dropping by to say Happy Holidays to all of you.

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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24 hours ago NicolaSue wrote:

Hi new here too - from London, Mum of 6, too many jobs and LCIS.

Sue

LCIS diagnosed Spring 2017. Finding my way slowly.

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