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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 03:18PM

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 3/14/2007 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 8, 2020 11:19AM CeliaC wrote:

elimar - I have found Hippeas Vegan White Cheddar Puffs (made from chickpeas, 4g protein, 3g fiber) are pretty good. At least they have some nutritional content. Have not tried the ones you mentioned. I also get the Vegan Robb's Cauliflower or Brussels Sprouts puffs from time to time - more of a veggie taste that the Hippeas. Once in awhile, break down & buy a very small snack bag of the real thing & savor it tremendously.




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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Aug 8, 2020 02:36PM MinusTwo wrote:

Eli - my new favorite below. Quite a bit more expensive than Cheetos, but worth every penny. Makes Cheetos taste like blah... and that's from an old member who could eat them every day.

Stacey's Cheese Petites - made with real cheese - White Cheddar with Jalapenos - baked AND has 6 grams of protein. I haven't seen the other varieties yet.

https://www.stacyssnacks.com/product-category/chee...


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 9, 2020 04:58AM NativeMainer wrote:

Vslush--I don't know how Mom silenced the Big Wheel.

Zogo--that Tip n Rock looks a lot like the video game chairs they sell nowadays!

Minus Two--the Cheese Petites look interesting. I'll have to see if I can find some to try.

"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 15, 2020 01:29PM elimar wrote:

Hey Snack-y Snacksters, I will heed your advice if ever I am able. My choices (here in my still undisclosed location) are decidedly very un-cosmopolitan. You can read that as not too much beyond the ever-present F/L product assortment at the grocery, and whatever might be stocked at the one nearby "health food store."

The next is an out-of-season memory for me. Every year, my one uncle took me to the Shrine Circus, which was in the Winter. I vaguely remember the tigers jumping thru' the hoops and the human cannonball, but I CLEARLY remember how I had to get the SAME balloon every year. It was the double balloon, with a mouse head balloon inside a clear balloon. The "Mickey Head" balloons are still a staple of the Disney empire in today's world, but my memory is just of some knock-off,, non-TM variety that could only be gotten once a year at the circus. (If you guessed that my balloon got away, at least once, before we even made it back to the car, you are correct!)

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 15, 2020 02:41PM MinusTwo wrote:

Oh - I never had one of those. Wow!!!

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 15, 2020 02:44PM moth wrote:

oh want one of those balloons!

I've never been to Disneyland and want to go - pls covid go away while I'm still well enough to travel!

Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/11/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/12/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/17/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab)
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Aug 15, 2020 04:08PM DogMomRunner wrote:

CeliaC- I also like the Vegan Rob's but occasionally I have to buy a bag of Funyuns (onion flavored styrofoam circles). No nutritional value whatsoever.

I was just the other day thinking of how I miss the mood rings from my elementary days. Although mine would be permanently colored "Crotchety" these days

You ain't run far enough to say My legs have failed You ain't gone far enough You ain't worked hard enough You ain't run far enough to say It ain't gonna get any better. Nathaniel Rateliff Dx 4/24/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 5/17/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 6/6/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/6/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/22/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
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Aug 15, 2020 04:20PM MinusTwo wrote:

Watching girls jumping rope at the playground made me remember "double dutch". Wonder if anyone still does that? I did take them some sidewalk chalk and they set up for hop-scotch. And I've been wondering if I could still balance on a Pogo Stick. Likely not, but they sure were fun.

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, 2020 07:20AM NativeMainer wrote:

I remember the Shrine Circus, here it was a spring thing, and a school field trip. What I most remember is the Shriner coming on the bus and making sure every child had some money to spend. I don't remember the balloons, but I do remember getting popcorn or a candy bar. And the little cars that zipped around driven by men wearing funny hats! One year there was a picture of elephants in a local hay field, the farmer let the circus folks turn the elephants loose to graze on the way into town.

I don't know if anyone does double dutch jump roping any more. I do see hop-scotch squares on playgrounds and side walks now and again.

"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, 2020 09:46AM - edited Aug 16, 2020 09:47AM by CeliaC

There are still Double Dutch Jump Rope championships, to the best of my knowledge. I do not see children in my neighborhood out jump roping, but do believe there are lots of neighborhoods where it still may be an "art".

DogMomRunner - My dear departed Dad bought me a mood ring and I kept it for many years. They were fun! Believe my daughter discovered and confiscated it.

Also, remember the shriners in their little cars being part of any parade (Memorial Day, 4th July, etc.) held in my hometown. Good memories of a simpler time.

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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Aug 16, 2020 11:39AM Celand wrote:

I remember the song "Double Dutch Bus" when I was in middle school. I never went to a championship.

I remember mood rings, I did have one as a kid and in high school, but they are now long lost.

The Shriners Circus was something that I went to as a kid (makes me think of peanuts, popcorn and cotton candy) also would see Shriners riding their motorcycle in Mardi Gras parades.

Have been to Walt Disney World in Orlando once when I was about 13 years old and then my husband and I took our girls several times as we had a good family friend who lived in Orlando. I don't remember seeing those balloons or I would have gotten one for my girls, they look so cool!

Celand

Dx 10/17/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/28/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/14/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Aug 16, 2020 06:00PM elimar wrote:

I'll make this post a 2-fer about jumping rope.

Good times back in childhood. I know what double dutch is, but my neighborhood only mastered the single variety: Two twirlers, one jumper, one rope. Part of the fun were the jumping rhymes, and all you jumpers must remember this one..."Cinderella, dressed in yella, went upstairs to kiss a fella. Made a mistake, kissed a snake, how many doctors did it take?" (Commence counting the jumps to see how many doctors.)

Here's something from the early MTV days (and it's a memory from 37 years ago--hard to believe!) Whether you like the song (I do) or not, you can catch some pretty good double dutch jumping going on in NYC in the 80's. The chorus name-checks one of the premier girls' teams of the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt6Co7EMNCU


Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 17, 2020 02:21PM MinusTwo wrote:

Oh my heavens. There's a residual memory but I can't even imagine trying that now. Think I'll go back to the sedentary pass time of playing jacks. Anyone else remember that?

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Aug 25, 2020 06:13AM elimar wrote:

The jump ropes rhymes got me thinking... Now this may be a weird question. Do any of you remember a variation of The Beverly Hillbillies theme song, but with filthy lyrics? Looking back, I just have no idea if it was a national thing, a city thing, or just the product of the filthy kids in a five block radius around my house.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Aug 25, 2020 04:00PM MinusTwo wrote:

Oops - sorry I never heard those.

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 26, 2020 02:56AM NativeMainer wrote:

I never heard any Beverly Hillbillies jump rope rhymes.


"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 26, 2020 10:56AM - edited Sep 2, 2020 12:48PM by TectonicShift


I still love this voice

I hope I always will



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Aug 26, 2020 11:04AM MinusTwo wrote:

Oh my - thanks for the dance down memory lane.

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 26, 2020 11:13AM TectonicShift wrote:

HeadphonesHeartSillyHeart

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Sep 2, 2020 07:23AM elimar wrote:

My preference would be for the original version of that song, but the two singers look a little bit alike.

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This was before CGI, so his crossed-eyes were real.

Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion - Wikipedia

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 2, 2020 12:48PM - edited Sep 2, 2020 12:51PM by TectonicShift

Yeah, I love the original too.

I hope the young people of today are enjoying their music as much as I did the music of my youth.

Even now it's sometimes better than any modern medicine for what ails me. Thank you, YouTube, for being there at 2 am.

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Sep 2, 2020 02:21PM MinusTwo wrote:

Oh yes - 2am with You Tube. And then just one more song, and one more, and look at the next one that's recommended, and then another... Many a night sucked away with "old" music. Easy to go from Pat Boone to Elvis to the Beetles to the Rolling Stones to Aretha to Smokey.. oh my

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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Sep 2, 2020 02:43PM TectonicShift wrote:

So true, MT. When you're up in the middle of the night roaming around your distant past in YouTubeland, know that I am probably there somewhere too. Headphones


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Sep 5, 2020 02:49PM elimar wrote:

T-Shift, I will 100% vouch for the therapeutic value of music!!! The kids of today ARE enjoying their music as much we did as ours, in fact a lot of it is derivative of ours, if not covered or sampled directly. Ha!

Last night, TCM was showing THE T.A.M.I. SHOW, followed by LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL. Both are on the Tube of You and me, if you ever want to treat yourself to some full length movie, early rockin' nostalgia.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 6, 2020 11:44AM CeliaC wrote:

Our local PBS stations have been running their pledge "specials" and so many of these programs involve oldies of one sort or another. Lots of great music running the gamut from cheerful to serious (especially the Vietnam era). Some of the songs, like "On the Eve of Destruction" seem as appropriate to today as they did back then. So many of the songs are being sung by the original artists. Who remembers "Cara Mia"? The singer can still hit those high notes!

A week or so ago, they also ran one of the most sublime summer 2019 concerts by the Vienna Philharmonic.

I love looking up old favorite tunes on YouTube.

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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Sep 6, 2020 02:07PM MinusTwo wrote:

Oh yes - 'cara mia, why - must you say good bye'. Now I'll have to look it up on the www tonight.

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Sep 9, 2020 07:34PM elimar wrote:

Smock tops...simultaneously with the hot pants and sizzler sets of the early 70's, these tops that looked like your grandma's duster became popular. How'd that happen?

70s smock top | Vintage sewing, Sewing patterns, 1970s sewing patterns

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 23, 2020 01:54PM Vslush wrote:

Elimar,

I'm in Ohio, and I vaguely remember the guys at school singing the filthy lyrics to the Beverly Hillbillies. It's been way too long for me to remember them specifically, but it always made me laugh!

Vickki

Dx 6/27/2017, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 7/23/2017 AC + T (Taxol)

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