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

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 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right) Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy; 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; Mastectomy (Left) Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (Right): DIEP flap
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Sep 30, 2010 11:01AM elimar wrote:

I remember the third pair, but I was never looking to add to my height, so I had the lower platforms, huarache sandals, tatami flip-flops, Earth Shoes, chinese house slippers.  Never the Dr. Scholl's, they were not even comfortable!

I'm surprised other shoe-holics haven't been by with their memories yet.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2010 12:58PM sugar77 wrote:

I had Candies.  I also had a pair of suede wedge sandals in 1976 that had mushrooms on the side of the heel.  Oh, I loved those sandals...they were my favourite.  I wish I could find a picture of them!

Surgery 9/24/2009 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right) Dx 10/27/2009, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/6/2009 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 12/5/2019, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/26/2020 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 4/2/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 30, 2010 05:04PM Laurie_R wrote:

anyone else remember Chinese jump rope? We only wore pants after school and mine were home-made.  Weren't allowed to wear them to school until the year after I graduated.  Wore pants under our skirts on our way to school, had to walk and it was a long ways, took them off when we got to school. Our school had rules regarding how long our skirts had to be and how tight the jeans that the guys wore could be

Laurie R Brown Dx 11/15/2009, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2010 05:35PM MTG wrote:

We weren't allowed to wear any wooden soled shoes to school - too much noise. But at least we only had to wear skirts or dresses on Tuesday, Assembly Day, By the way, on Tuesdays, the boys had to wear ties and jackets !

M Dx 6/30/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2010 06:33PM elimar wrote:

What IS Chinese jump rope?  I remember some rhymes for jump rope like Cinderella & 3-6-9.

I remember Chinese Handcuffs tho', that little woven tube that trapped your finger in it.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2010 09:59PM Laurie_R wrote:

The long piece of elastic that was tied in half, put around your ankles, you spread your legs apart so the elastic formed a circle and then jump thru the different positions.  I don't remember all of them.

Laurie R Brown Dx 11/15/2009, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2010 08:59AM elimar wrote:

Nope, never played Chinese jump rope, only the American variety.

Had to wear shorts under the skirt for gym class all the way thru' junior high.  (Middle school hadn't been invented yet!)  We could only wear pant on Fridays. 

Then in high school, no such restriction.  We changed clothes for gym.  Girls had to play field hockey.  Ugh!  Too bad I was a few years too early for the popularity of soccer.  After one semester of field hockey torture, I did all the rest of my p.e. as swim.  Those tank suits were so lovely, and back then made of cotton.  Can you imagine how baggy and out of shape they got?  Did anyone else do synchronized swim?  That was very fun.  At least better than racing.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2010 11:33AM dutchgirl6 wrote:

I didn't realize that you could buy Chinese jump rope, we made our own using 1/2 inch wide underwear elastic from the fabric store.

I went to a high school where the girls had to wear a uniform, but the guys didn't!  Anyway, it became a ritual in the winter of the girls at their lockers taking off their long pants from under their uniform skirt.  I remember that one year the yearbook had a double page spread of photos of the "hallway change".  Too funny.

Dx 12/18/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/31/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 2/21/2010 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 4/26/2010 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/5/2010 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/31/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 4/29/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 1, 2010 11:58AM - edited Aug 20, 2013 04:51AM by MTG

Those photos sound too funny! I can easily imiagine my school yearbook doing that. For a few years, we had to wear uniforms for gym - ugly little jumpers with a striped top attached to blue shorts and a zipper down the front! I also had and hated field hockey. Some of those girls were truly violent with their sticks; I always ended up bruised. But on the fun side, we also had fencing - which I loved and actually pursued competitively.

M Dx 6/30/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2010 06:39PM nativemainer wrote:

MTG--I remember those gym suits!  Ours were green and white striped with green shorts, but the zipper was in the front and they looked soooooo horrid! 

"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; Lumpectomy (Right) Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy; 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; Mastectomy (Left) Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (Right): DIEP flap

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