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Topic: Middle Aged Memories

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

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

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009 05:18PM

NativeMainer wrote:

Let's see, so far we've reminisced about dittos, drive in theaters, lick-a-stick candy, five-and-dime stores, Donny Osmond, Dark Shadows, what have I missed? 

"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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Jan 15, 2019 04:09PM MinusTwo wrote:

Eli - thanks for the memories. I didn't have the hard slide top pencil case, but i had everything else. I actually still have and use a Pink Pearl. Those stupid typewriter erasers had a tendency to tear the paper - particularly the flimsy carbon sets. As far as I'm concerned - liquid paper was a miracle invention.

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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Jan 15, 2019 05:52PM Peregrinelady wrote:

I remember typing class in eighth grade. Talk about any easy class to teach!
Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/17/2016 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 24, 2019 10:09AM elimar wrote:

Thought I would stop in at my fave thread and add something here today. I CANNOT believe I never mentioned THESE before.

FLATSIES, FLATSIES, THEY'RE FLAT, AND THAT'S THAT...AND THAT'S THAT!



FLATSY DOLLS! They came out at a time when I was a bit too old to play with them, but still young enough (pre-puberty) to get labeled as a "flatsy" by a number of boys in middle school, when that kind of teasing is merciless. Oh, the horror! (Don't worry. This story ends just fine. In high school, a couple of those boys asked me out and I got to laugh in their miserable faces.)

Now, I did not go the BMx route, but I always knew if I had to, I would probably go without prosthesis. As one formerly labeled as a "flatsy," I think I would be fine with that.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 25, 2019 07:41AM NativeMainer wrote:

I do not remember these at all, but they look like lots of fun!


"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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Nov 11, 2019 10:51AM elimar wrote:

I may be repeating myself with this one. Trolls. I always think of them when the holidays roll around. I got a purple-haired one for Christmas one year. The next morning, I found my dog had chewed the big poof of hair down to about 1/3 of its luxurious length.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 12, 2019 08:28AM NativeMainer wrote:

I remember the trolls! I had one with blue hair!

"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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Nov 20, 2019 09:03AM - edited Nov 20, 2019 09:06AM by elimar

Guess I am still thinking about hair...and a lot of memories came to mind.

First, I was remembering how my friends and I used to iron our long hair...with a real iron on an ironing board. Made wavy, lumpy hair silky smooth. Harder to iron your own hair. Better if a friend helped. I can tell you what's wrong with the picture example of this: If she doesn't get her head/hair almost flat with the ironing board, she will iron in a crease line. Trust me, I know.

Second, I remembered "juice can" rollers, the name for the largest diameter hair rollers. My friend used actual juice cans, and slept in them. How, I do not know!

Third, I remembered those weird little things called "spoolies." The little rubber curlers that inverted upon themselves. I guess they were an upgrade to the older "pin curl" that used bobby pins. Do young girls even know what a bobby pin is anymore, I wonder?

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 20, 2019 07:30PM - edited Nov 20, 2019 07:31PM by MinusTwo

I didn't use Spoolies - but I sure did use the huge, big, juice can size rollers. But mine had brushes inside in addition to the ridiculous the size. AND I slept on them. I wonder how?? I know I was too young to drink so that wasn't the solution.

My grandmother actually did my Mother's hair up in pin curls - a piece of paper and a real straight pin. Ouch

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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Jan 16, 2020 10:35AM elimar wrote:

This thread is not very active anymore...Come on now ladies! There is still so much to remember.

Why just today, I thought of one of the stupidest fashion items ever worn (unless you have not yet attained your seventh birthday, I mean, but even that is a flimsy excuse.) I, of course, refer to the Deely Bopper. Even the name is idiotic. I went so far as to read (Google for yourself) the backstory on them, and it only made them worse in my mind.

The woman pictured below has been a recluse since 1983, simply from embarrassment over her moment of fashion weakness. Just pitiful!

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 25, 2020 03:27PM MinusTwo wrote:

Here's one for our old group nemesis - Cheetos was a WWII 'invention' - 1948. I almost said discovery... I've been good and haven't purchased any in almost a year.

And while I'm here - Cheerios were first distributed in 1941. That's the original plain box of course.

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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Jan 25, 2020 05:18PM CeliaC wrote:

Interesting factoid about Cheetos. I had a tiny snack bag of the puffed kind yesterday (the ones that sell for 2/1.00) - have to fall off the wagon every now and then.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 25, 2020 08:00PM - edited Jan 25, 2020 08:00PM by MinusTwo

Celia - yes it's time for me to AT LEAST buy the school lunch size.

Edited to add, somehow I have become addicted to Spanish Peanuts. I thing that is much more salt.

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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Jan 29, 2020 08:44AM - edited Jan 29, 2020 07:35PM by elimar

Well now, MT, I have heard otherwise. The generic cheese curl or corn curl sprang up in the 30's, as a BY-PRODUCT OF ANIMAL FEED, stuff that had to be cleaned out of the feed grinder occasionally! (Mmmm, it sounds even more desirable now, right?)

As for Cheetos, I had to check on that and found this actual timeline:

https://www.timelinemaker.com/blog/featured-timeline/history-of-cheetos-timeline/

To me, it is amazing that crunchy Cheetos had been around for 20+ years before the baked ones came out. In my mind, I surely ate baked cheese curls before the 70's...perhaps they were not the Cheetos brand. That is just a minor disclosure.

My big disclosure...my new fave snack crisp is below. Don't tell anyone.



Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 29, 2020 08:47AM elimar wrote:

Besides that, today "WoHeLo" came into my mind. Remember that slogan of the Campfire Girls? There was a TV ad, "WoHeLo means work health, love."

Because of the ad, it is not really strange that I remembered it, even tho' I was never a Campfire Girl.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 29, 2020 12:32PM MinusTwo wrote:

Eli - oops, that link is to a dog named Dingo for rescue.

I'll look for your 'crisps'. I've been eating Food Should Taste Good: Organic Multigrain Tortilla Chips. Baked w/flax seeds, sesame seeds, quinoa, stone ground corn. Obviously a list of "good" things - gluten free, vegan, kosher, low sodium, no MSG, whole grain.... Good with queso if you do cheese.

But baked just isn't the same. Must be time to buy some fried junk. My body is hungry for good old Cheetos. Or maybe Ruffles w/ridges and I'll make up a batch of original Hidden Valley Ranch dip w/lots of mayo & sour cream - and eat the whole 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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Jan 29, 2020 04:24PM CeliaC wrote:

Minus - I am right there with you on the good old Cheetos once in a while. In the meantime, I buy Vegan Rob's Cauliflower or Brussel Sprout Puffs. Occasionally, I go totally off the wagon for Mesquite BBQ Chips, but ration these (10 - 12 chips a day, but not every day).

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 29, 2020 07:40PM elimar wrote:

O.K., MT, now that you have adopted "Dingo," I went ahead and fixed that link to the Cheetos timeline. Look again.

Did you see the "subtitle" for the Off The Eaten Path crisps? "Snacks for the Curious." How could I not buy them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 29, 2020 09:39PM MinusTwo wrote:

Can't even imagine all those variations. I like the originals. Kind of like Cheerios. Who can imagine 15-20+ different kinds of Cheerios? If you want cinnamon, add to the original. if you want fruit, pile some on to the original. if you want honey/nut, it can go in a bowl of the original.

I think all the extended varieties are wasteful, but I also expect many of our taste buds remember what we liked when we were young. And I'm just a dinosaur.

Remember Betcha can't eat just one

and on another grocery aisle - remember "Use Ajax (boom boom) the foaming cleanser...."

Or "You'll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent"

Or "Brusha, brusha, brusha - new Ipana toothpaste..."

And of course "I'd like to buy the world a coke..." Which morphed into "I'd like to teach the world to sing..."

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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Jan 31, 2020 11:16AM elimar wrote:

I prefer the taste of Pepsodent, more than most other minty ones. It's at my local dollar $tore.

As for flavored crisps...some years ago, in Europe, I got some kind of extruded corn curl but it was hazelnut flavor. Those Europeans do love their hazelnuts; and I thought it was pretty tasty too.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 31, 2020 04:09PM MinusTwo wrote:

Not that I don't like talking with you Eli, but where is everyone else? I know NM is working extra long shifts this week.

"Come out, come out wherever you are"....

20 points if you guessed that saying is from The Wizzard of Oz. I had no clue.

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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Feb 3, 2020 04:28PM elimar wrote:

I'm just having a memory burst this week so...here's Shoot the Moon. I posted this one just for you, MT. "Houston, we have a problem." (Winky, wink, wink.)

I just never had the patience to do very well with this toy. My skill and coordination may have been sub-par as well but I didn't even have the patience to reach a conclusion on that. Ha!

MinusTwo is right. We shouldn't being doing all the memory work around here. No using "chemo brain" for an excuse either. Actually, I heard that if you submit 10-12 posts on this thread during active chemotherapy, you will avoid getting chemo brain. Maybe I just made that up. I also heard that if you challenge even half of what I write in a post, you will 100% definitely not get chemo brain. Now that is from NEJM, 2010!


Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 3, 2020 04:32PM MinusTwo wrote:

LOL - but great reason for people to post. Hmmm - maybe everyone is under 35 & doesn't have middle aged memories? Maybe everyone over 40 has already had their memories deleted?

This is a challenge folks!!!

Yes, we had the moon shot game when we were younger, but I lived in CA then & knew nothing about Houston.

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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