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 10:08PM sugar77 wrote:

I remember using Wella Balsam to wash my Farrah Fawcett hairdo!

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 10:10PM Meece wrote:

I remember some shampoo that smelled so strong of strawberries.  Whatever it was, i loved it.

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 11:34PM elimar wrote:

I remember the hairspray called Psssssst!   I didn't Google it, so who knows how many S's were in that spelling!

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 10, 2010 08:51AM sugar77 wrote:

I used Aqua Net hairspray!

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 10, 2010 01:03PM Meece wrote:

Aqua net is still around.  That's the heavy duty stuff.

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 10, 2010 01:14PM PatMom wrote:

I keep Aqua Net in the laundry room.  Nothing is better at getting ball point ink stains out.  The fancy expensive brands don't have the solvents that get the job done.

Until the time when someone comes up with a definitive "cure", we each have to cobble together what we believe will be the most effective treatment that we can live with, not merely survive.
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Sep 10, 2010 01:28PM - edited Sep 11, 2010 12:40AM by elimar

How long has Aqua Net been around?  I gave it a quick Google, but could not find the answer.  Know it was around in the 1960's holding those teased up flips, and had it's glory days in the Big Hair Decade of the 1980's, but I'm pretty sure it was also holding the beehives and spit curls in place back in the 1950's also.  Anybody know?

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 11, 2010 12:34AM Meece wrote:

PatMom, I had forgot about that tip.  I have two of DH's shirts awaiting ink removal.

Aerosol hairspray was invented in 1948. And Aqua Net has been around since sometimein the 50s.

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 11, 2010 08:13AM PatMom wrote:

We had a lemonade stand on a regular basis, and raked in the money on hot days. 

We lived on a bus stop and could count on commuters from NYC getting off the non air-conditioned bus after a half hour or longer ride and just before a several block walk up the hill to their houses and apartments.  The buses arrived with new customers about every 20 minutes for a couple of hours.

The worst part was having to hold your breath as the bus pulled out to avoid breathing in all those black fumes.

Until the time when someone comes up with a definitive "cure", we each have to cobble together what we believe will be the most effective treatment that we can live with, not merely survive.
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Sep 11, 2010 08:52AM Meece wrote:

We had lemonade stands, and as I recall the Mailman was our best customer.

"Mr Fink" our mailman had our route throughout my childhood.  Once I was about 5, my mother would let me walk to the other end of tht block when I saw him coming.  My 4 yr old neighbor Jeff would walk with me.  When Mr. Fink got to our block, across the street, he would watch as we safely made our way across.  We would then hold onto his cart and walk with him and talk down the other side of the street, and back up our side.  

I would post a picture of the letter carrier cart, but for some reason the pictures areen't posting for me last night or today.

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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