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Topic: Middle Aged Memories

Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer —

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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 3/14/2007 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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Mar 22, 2017 09:35AM - edited Mar 22, 2017 09:39AM by elimar

A skort. I have heard culottes go by that name also. Yes, they should have the appearance of a skirt. My objectionable culottes had pleats in front and looked like a short skirt, but no shorter than actual regular skirts that were being worn to school at the time, so who even knew there was a "no culottes" edict? Looked something like this (but mine was cuter):

I just had a repressed Humbert Humbert running my school. When he called my mom at work to tell her I was being sent home because of my choice of apparel, she basically told him not to call her work again unless it involved actual injury. (Seems my disdain for authority is an inherited trait. Ahahaha.)

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 22, 2017 09:50AM elimar wrote:

That reminds me. At the same time as "my incident" there was another 70's fashion called a "Sizzler" (a dress so short, it came with matching panties that could flash into view with very little effort) and these could be worn without impunity at my school; and like the hot pants, they were way shorter than my culottes!

Looking back, I remember having a white floral Sizzler that I wore to a summer wedding and it looked totally appropriate for my age and good lookin' legs!

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 3, 2017 09:58AM elimar wrote:

If you were a young girl in the 70's, you probably learned how to do macrame. I did. Made a few necklaces. I remember how elaborate they could get, but I never got past the basics.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 3, 2017 10:06AM Rockym wrote:

That and puka shell necklaces :)

Just when I'm about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends. Dx 6/13/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 3, 2017 11:10AM elimar wrote:

I never worked in the puka shell medium, but DO still have a plant hanger made out of those. Winking

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 7, 2017 08:51PM elimar wrote:

Today, the saying "limbo lower now!" came into my mind. Remember how popular doing the limbo was? There were popular songs about it, and a limbo pole set that you could buy, and people actually did it at parties. I know it was something we played in the neighborhood as kids, usually just with two kids holding a big stick, lower and lower.

Last time I saw people doing it IRL was about 20 years ago at my kids elementary school sock hop.

Most recently, I've seen it was about six mos. ago in a movie, when I watched Girl Happy (with some co-eds doing limbo on Spring break in FL, with Elvis and the band.) Now that movie really took me back. Who could forget the classic songs such as "Wolf Call" and "Do the Clam" and "Puppet on a String." O.K., I did have the album once upon a time.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 10, 2017 08:37AM elimar wrote:

Started by remembering skate keys (and I had mine long after the roller skates rusted away)...

...but then continued to think about Zoo Keys. Remember those? They were used for Talking Storybooks at the zoo so that kids could hear animal facts at some of the popular exhibits. I didn't have one, but had occasion to covet them when my class went on a zoo field trip.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 10, 2017 01:07PM MinusTwo wrote:

I still have my skate key in the kitchen 'junk' drawer. But I never saw a zoo key. Cute.

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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May 16, 2017 09:48AM elimar wrote:

Here's something I mentioned before but now have found a PICTURE. Kids on my block loved to make these because they flew quite far and then broke apart on impact. Rebuild, repeat. Keep in mind that mom was not buying me a popsicle every day of the week, so it actually took some time to get the five popsicle sticks. Maybe a neighbor would donate one to your cause now and then. Nobody, and I mean nobody, ever had 100 in a bag from a craft store, and I don't even know if they had those available back then. Maybe. But it seems like all my "craft items" came out of the trash.

Egg carton = cut in half, paint to look like caterpillar

Newspaper = roll up, cut, and make a tree out of it

Net bags that lemons and limes used to come in = scrunch it, put rubber band around middle, give mom a bath scrubber

Popsicle stick = flying toy (and if you have never made one...there's still time!)



Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 17, 2017 09:14AM NativeMainer wrote:

How does the popsicle flying toy work? How do you make it fly?

"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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May 17, 2017 10:03AM - edited May 17, 2017 02:03PM by MinusTwo

I have the same question. I never made these either. Maybe like a frisbee?

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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May 17, 2017 11:18AM Rockym wrote:

It looks like when you pull the middle stick out, the top stick would go flying from the release of pressure? Looks kinda fun :-).

Just when I'm about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends. Dx 6/13/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 17, 2017 02:42PM elimar wrote:

Ha, ha, ha! Nothing tricky...just grip it by a corner and fling it...like a frisbee. If you've got a god arm on ya', it can go surprisingly far for just a few wooden sticks wedged together but, more importantly, it satisfies that childish urge to see things bust apart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 18, 2017 06:39AM NativeMainer wrote:

OK, I found a video that shows how this works, and it is great fun!


"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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Jun 13, 2017 09:46AM elimar wrote:

Remember when dentists would actually give kids a piece of candy at the end of the office visit? That irony was lost on most patients/families at the time.
Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 13, 2017 12:16PM CeliaC wrote:

My current dentist, up until about 2 years ago, had a basket of "freshly baked" Otis Spunkmeyer cookies to choose from as you exited. Now, it is a Keurig machine & "healthier" snack bars. However, I do remember those candy treats from childhood. Ironic, indeed.

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 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 13, 2017 03:40PM MinusTwo wrote:

And a lollipop from the pediatrician if we didn't cry for our routine shots.

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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Jun 13, 2017 04:09PM elimar wrote:

Did anyone suspect I had a dental appt. today? Hahaha. Yes, I did. All they gave me was a whopping $$ bill.
Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 14, 2017 06:55AM NativeMainer wrote:

El, didn't you get a toothbrush along with the bill? Cheap Dentist!



"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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Jun 14, 2017 11:02AM MinusTwo wrote:

I don't remember ever getting a toothbrush when I was a kid. Although I think my son did at a pediatric dentist when he was little. Of course we get toothbrushes now, but I'm not a fan of "ultra soft" brushes. I donate to the battered women's home or use to clean around the taps at the sink. Yes, of course I brush, but I use a Sonic Care. And I floss & use a water-pik. What ever happened to just eating an apple to clean your teeth?

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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Jun 27, 2017 10:46PM elimar wrote:

Dr. Scholl's sandals were the THING in the 70's. I could not, for the life of me, get them to stay on my feet right.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 27, 2017 11:26PM MinusTwo wrote:

Neither could I. I stuck with thongs (and not the underwear kind) or SAS.

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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Jul 5, 2017 06:40AM NativeMainer wrote:

I remember Dr Scholl's! I also remember them flying off people's feet all the time.

"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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Jul 5, 2017 02:44PM CeliaC wrote:

Also remember the Dr Scholl's and the pains in my arches when my feet would slip sideways! What god awful things they were!

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 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jul 17, 2017 05:13PM elimar wrote:

When you grow up in a neighborhood with a gang of kids, all it takes is one kid to learn a joke or saying and, within 48 hours, every kid is going to know it. Something came to mind the other day, and it is what passed for hilarity back when I was about 8 or 9 years old. I'm going to lead you off, and see if you can (without Googling) fill in the punch line...

I don,t drink, I don't smoke, and I don't swear; but ________ ___ __ _____ ___ ___________ ___ ___ ____!

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 17, 2017 07:08PM MinusTwo wrote:

I don't remember that at all, but for 8-9 year old kids, I expect swear must rhyme with underwear.

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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Jul 17, 2017 07:32PM elimar wrote:

No rhyme involved. Actually, I think it was part the punchline of a longer joke, but we only had to repeat the part I wrote above to another kid to initiate a fit of laughter. It's a little naughty, but actually one of the cleaner ones we had going at the time.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 17, 2017 10:48PM MinusTwo wrote:

BTW - we're on page 99. Almost to 100 !!!!! Hope someone knows the answer & I don't have to google.

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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Jul 17, 2017 11:02PM elimar wrote:

Soon to hit ONE HUNDRED pages of memories...woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!! Why do I feel like I filled up about 50 of those pages? We need more people and more memories!!! Maybe that is not appropriate among the chemo-brain crowd, but I'm throwin' down a challenge here.

Don't worry, MT, I'll give it a day or two before I fill in the blanks, if someone does not beat me to it. Then you can say, "Oh, that was so not worth waiting for!"

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 19, 2017 01:48PM elimar wrote:

Maybe no one is even reading this thread anymore. Maybe this old joke/saying was not as popular as I thought it was in my childhood. Anyway, it wouldn't be right to keep MinusTwo in suspense any longer...

I don,t drink, I don't smoke, and I don't swear; but goddam it, I left my cigarettes in the bar!

From what I could tell, when my kids used to repeat after riding home on the school bus, the level of humor ran about the same in the next generation. Ah well, there's always hope for the grandkids. ;-)






Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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