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 06:18PM

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009 06:18PM

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; Lumpectomy (Right) Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy; 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; Mastectomy (Left) Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (Right): DIEP flap
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Sep 9, 2010 12:33AM Meece wrote:

Vegemite and cucumber sounds yummy.  I think Vegemite is an aquired taste.  I guess if you tell a guy what it is derived from,they might give it a try.

Sure it's tough, but so are you! Dx 11/23/2003, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/16 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/5/2004 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/1/2004
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Sep 9, 2010 12:41AM chrissyb wrote:

I don't tell guys what anything is made of....I just tell them if it tastes good eat it.  That way they can't say they don't like it before they try it...lol

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 9, 2010 08:26AM Meece wrote:

DH pulls that on me all the time.  Do you likeXXX?  No.  Have you ever tried it? No.  He has found out that he likes a lot of things.

Sure it's tough, but so are you! Dx 11/23/2003, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/16 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/5/2004 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/1/2004
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Sep 9, 2010 08:28AM Meece wrote:

Speaking of that, and back to memories:

You gonna try it?  

I'm not gonna try it.

Hey, let's get Mikie.

Yah, He won't eat it.  He hates everything.

I always wondered why you would even try to put it in front of a kid who won't eat it because he hates everything.  I thought that was stupid even as a kid.

Sure it's tough, but so are you! Dx 11/23/2003, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/16 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/5/2004 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/1/2004
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Sep 9, 2010 10:31AM kk69Z wrote:

I also remember the space stix and pixie stix. How about the TV would go off after the 11:30 news and the test pattern would come up.  I remember seeing my first window air conditioner. My grandparents had gotten one about 1965. I hated it. They always had it so cold. My grandmother would drink "metrical" to help her lose weight. It was like a thick chocolate milkshake. The pearl in Prell shampoo. Back them you could probably count on both hands all the different brands of shampoo, deo, soap. Now there are so many brands. I remember my mom would buy a quart of chocolate milk every Friday and after supper we would all get a glass. There was just enough for 4 glasses. That was a real treat. I remember when tasteycakes were $.12 - $.15 a pack and bread was $.35/loaf. On Saturdays my mom my brother and myself would go downtown shopping and we would stop and eat lunch at a 5 & 10. They had balloons you could pop to see how much a banana split would be if you ordered one. I always wanted to get one, but my mom would never let us because the price was $.01 - .$.59 (depending on how lucky your balloon was).She always that we might get the $.59 and that was too much.

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Sep 9, 2010 11:13AM elimar wrote:

I was just thinking about those "dime stores" too.  I remember the balloon specials for the banana splits too.  My mom was also realistic, like yours, so I never did get one.  My mom didn't object to me going over to look at the fish and birds they had for sale.  That was free.  Usually other kids were there looking while their moms shopped too. 

Speaking of unattended children...Remember when the "Amber Alert" of our youth consisted of a child's face being printed on a milk carton?

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 9, 2010 01:07PM Meece wrote:

The old Woolworth's here has turned into an antique mall, but the restored the lunch counter.  When I worked downtown, DH would meet me for lunch there.  Sort of nostalgic.

My mother had Ayd's to help her lose weight.  Oh, they tasted so good (probably because I had to sneak them).

Remember when shampoo came in glass bottles? They got slippery in the shower!   And the Breck girls?

Saturday morning was grocery time.  We went to three different stores, one for the meat counter, and the other two for the best bargains.  We would pick up my Grandma, my mom would honk the horn for her, and sometimes she would let us.  It was easier than letting three kids out of the car and then try to get us back in.  We could pick out the cereal for the week, we had to share but we each got a choice, as long as it was under .59!

Sure it's tough, but so are you! Dx 11/23/2003, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/16 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/5/2004 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/1/2004
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Sep 9, 2010 03:21PM sugar77 wrote:

I remember Woolworth's, which later became Woolco (all Woolco's in Canada were bought by Wal-Mart in 1994). I also remember Kresge's.  I think it's K-Mart now?? We don't have KMark here anymore.

Surgery 9/25/2009 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right) Dx 10/27/2009, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/7/2009 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 12/5/2019, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/27/2020 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 4/3/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 9, 2010 06:06PM Meece wrote:

No, our first of the three station wagons was a white Ford, then a gold Plymouth Fury III, and then a copper colored Chevrolet.  Luckily by the time I started driving, one sibling was out of the house and we were a sedan family.

We have Super K-Mart and Big K-Marts.  Not many though.  Several Walmarts, including two Super Walmarts.

Sure it's tough, but so are you! Dx 11/23/2003, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/16 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/5/2004 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/1/2004
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Sep 9, 2010 06:43PM sugar77 wrote:

We had a navy blue Plymouth Fury back in 1973.  I remember piling in the Fury and going on family road trips. I learned to drive in a gold station wagon with panelling down the sides!

Surgery 9/25/2009 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right) Dx 10/27/2009, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/7/2009 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 12/5/2019, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/27/2020 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 4/3/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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