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 11, 2010 08:54AM nativemainer wrote:

Meece, I'm having problems positng pics, too.  Not sure what's up with that, but I hope it fixes itself soon!

"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 11, 2010 08:59AM Meece wrote:

Is anyone else having problems posting pics?

I will try my desktop coputer later.

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 09:46AM Meece wrote:

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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 01:41PM - edited Sep 11, 2010 01:47PM by elimar

The morning of 9/11, I had just dropped my one boy off at elementary school and was driving home.  I heard about the first plane crash on the car radio.  Unbelievable!  I had to make a quick stop to get groceries, but I was really hurrying to get home to see a news report.  Then, while watching the report on Tower One, I saw the live crash into Tower Two.  The fabric of my reality tore a little bit that day.

                                        twin towers :( Pictures, Images and Photos

It was all the more real to my kids because we had been there the year before and they had seen both towers standing.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 11, 2010 04:15PM PatMom wrote:

You could see the NYC skyline from the end of the block where I grew up.  I watched them build those towers that looked too tall, and just so out of place, kind of like a gawky teenager.  Then I watched as a whole city of tall buildings grew up around them, and they became an integral part of the city. 

After years of traveling through the PATH station and lobby, frequently just before 9 AM on my way to college classes, we finally did the sightseeing tour of the observation deck in August 2001.  By the time we finished the roll and got the pictures developed, the towers were gone.

My thought the first time I saw the "new" NYC skyline was how lonely the Empire State Building looks.  I still think that every time we head up the Turnpike. 

I was lucky.  No one I knew was killed.  My brother wasn't so lucky.  He had worked for the Port Authority for a number of years, and several of his friends and former co-workers were killed. 

I am still always struck by how few people died that day.  I know that seems like an odd statement, but having seen and been part of the absolute sea of people traveling through there at that hour, seeing the sheer size of the buildings and knowing the huge number of people who worked there, I expected to hear a number that was closer to 40 or 50 thousand.  Those firefighters and police did an unbelievable job getting so many people to safety.

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 09:11PM Meece wrote:

I agree.  It is amazing how well they cleared the area.  When you think that enough people worked in those towers to populate a small city.

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 12, 2010 08:12PM elimar wrote:

Speaking of terrorists...I've destroyed some ant infrastructure in my time.  Ooops!  The ant farm I had looked exactly like this, but I am sure it was called Uncle Milton's Ant Farm.  You could send away for the ants with a certificate, but I always just captured my little farm workers out on the pavement.  Come to think of it, that was a very bad idea because the small ones could squeeze through the air holes on the top of the farm.

                           ant farm Pictures, Images and Photos

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 13, 2010 08:40AM Meece wrote:

My mom isn't a bug person, so we never had one of those.  There were kids who brought them to show and tell. 

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 18, 2010 11:57AM elimar wrote:

Nobody's had a memory for a few days?  Me, I'm always having them...I was just thinking about those old photos booths.  I remember them being in dime stores and at the train and bus stations.  Four pictures for .25, the last time I got in one of those booths.  I think there are still some in existence, for retro-coolness, but with camera phones there not much of a need anymore, is there?

                                            

Those pics are of Andy Warhol.  I remember pop art from the 1960's too.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 18, 2010 06:01PM nativemainer wrote:

I've run across those photo booths in a few places over the years.  Not sure how many pics you get, but you pay dollars instead of cents now! 

"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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