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Topic: Thanksgiving Mishaps

Forum: Coping with Holidays, Special Days and Anniversaries — Holidays and special days, like birthdays and anniversaries, can be filled with complex emotions. Are they a time to celebrate or are they extra difficult? Share your feelings and experiences here.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014 04:10PM - edited Nov 26, 2014 04:13PM by exbrnxgrl

exbrnxgrl wrote:

Well, the big day is almost here. Many of you, like me, are shopping cooking , cleaning and generally getting ready. Over the years, in my household, we have had some huge turkey day mishaps. It's almost become a running joke, "What do you think will happen this year?"

Here are some of our greatest hits or should I say misses:

- For several years in a row, my ex insisted on putting large quantities of potato peelings down the garbage disposal. Each time, this resulted in an expensive Thanksgiving day call to the plumber. He continued to repeat the same mistake and blame the disposal.

- Turkeys that refused to cook all the way through. Darn, those things take forever to defrost!

- Epic oven fail the year I was recovering from bmx. Ugh! Everyone was getting terribly upset and kept looking to me for guidance. Yes, it was my oven, but i had no idea how to fix it!

- So far today...I have a beloved rolling pin that was purchased in India. I was getting ready to roll out my pie crust and could not find it. The only thing I could find was a tiny little wooden one that came with a junior baking kit given to my dd long ago. I was just about to use it when I remembered my good rolling pin had been used to roll out fondant a few weeks ago, and had been stored with the cake decorating items. Thank goodness I won't have to fly to India to replace the rolling pin! Then, I was grating cinnamon for the pie filling, I grated my finger nail on the rasp. It didn't hurt, but I carefully had to pick out finger nail and deep red nail polish shavings from the filling. Sounds gross but my hands and nails were quite clean, though I suspect some of you won't want to eat pie at my house:)

Despite all of this we don't let anything ruin the holiday, and we laugh when we look back on it. What funny stories do you have?

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 25, 2015 04:22PM pajim wrote:

For the first time in 8 years and only about the fourth time in my life, I am cooking. 6 guests and us. Luckily none of our guests ever "do" thanksgiving (they're from Russia, China and Israel) so the expectations shouldn't be too high.

I have a plan and recipes. Here's hoping it all goes well. . . If not, we'll open another bottle of wine and serve the tequila.

Dx 4/20/2008, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/1/2013, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/26/2013 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/21/2013 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 2/24/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy 6/18/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy 8/14/2018 Verzenio Chemotherapy 1/1/2019 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 12/29/2019 CMF
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Nov 25, 2015 10:36PM Meadow wrote:

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Nov 25, 2015 10:39PM Meadow wrote:

In the picture above is my granddaughter Jade. She is 5 years old, and is my heart. Today she was in the kitchen with me while I made pies. She loves the feeling of flour on her hands, so I gave her a bowl of it to play with while I cooked. I turned around in time to hear her say, "My masterpiece!". Oh no, no.

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Nov 25, 2015 10:59PM - edited Nov 25, 2015 11:14PM by exbrnxgrl

It is quite the masterpiece ! She would have enjoyed following me in the store today. I had a bag of flour burst open in my shopping cart and I left a trail of flour all through the store. Don't you just love holiday memories?

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 25, 2015 11:06PM Meadow wrote:

Yes, I do. I will enjoy the memory of her masterpiece always! Thanks for this thread to share in on., Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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Nov 26, 2015 11:15AM Spookiesmom wrote:

I did it AGAIN.

Cooked the bird breast side down. DH asked if I did it on purpose. Uh, no.

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Nov 26, 2015 11:29AM ABeautifulSunset wrote:

two years ago my thanksgiving was straight out of a sitcom. 30 people, 5 dogs. A cousin was using a turkey fryer in the backyard, but something was wrong with it and it wasn't getting done.at some point while we were waiting to eat, my beagle took and ate a whole pumpkin pie. The turkey still wasnt cooking. Thankfully Bristol Farms had one cooked bird left at 6pm that we picked up. After dinner, the kitchen sink backed up. While a neighbor was plunging away at it, my dog knocked over the fryer in the back yard and poured oil (luckily not very hot) all over the back patio. All 5 dogs started running through it and then through my house on my brand new three day old carpet. The beagle ate the most oil and proceeded to barf all over as well. My shi tzu's hair was all greasy. All dog owners had to chase their dogs around to catch them and clean them up. My DH and his bro went to the market and bought like every bag of cat litter they had, to sop the oil.

It should have been horrifying, but it was so over the top that it was actually quite funny.

This year, 8 people and my two dogs. Happy thanksiving to you all.

Stefanie


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Nov 26, 2015 11:54AM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Stefajoy,

I was laughing so hard as I read your story. I can visualize dogs running amok through the whole scene. I have two dogs and I know their fondest dream is to have the turkey drop on the floor as it's being carried to the table. Have a great Thanksgiving !

Caryn

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 26, 2015 12:00PM luvmygoats wrote:

Oh my Stefajoy. That was quite a day. Hope today is lovely and not quite as adventurous.

SNB & Lumpectomy 2/21/12. Opted for no Oncotype due to very favorable pathology. 90% ER+. Rads finished 5/23/12. 28 + 5 boosts Dx 2/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/21/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/9/2012 Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/8/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 26, 2015 12:02PM luvmygoats wrote:

Meadow - that is a masterpiece from your granddaughter.

Spookie - How did the breast down turkey come out? I could see it could be extra juicy.

SNB & Lumpectomy 2/21/12. Opted for no Oncotype due to very favorable pathology. 90% ER+. Rads finished 5/23/12. 28 + 5 boosts Dx 2/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/21/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/9/2012 Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/8/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 26, 2015 03:21PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Was good. Just not browned. My two waiting for DH to drop something.

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Nov 26, 2015 06:15PM MelissaDallas wrote:

Stef, I had a beagle and understand all too well...sweet stubborn naughty(and piggy little dogs!

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor. Dx 5/20/2012, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes
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Nov 26, 2015 07:52PM Teakie88 wrote:

I have absolutely cackled over these posts for Thanksgiving Day until I had tears running down my face and thought I would not have a story of my own to relate, but as it so happens, I do, and it happened today. I had fixed my usual scalloped potato casserole and put it in the oven to cook on the lower rack. I usually fill the casserole full to the top with the milk/cheese mixture so when it starts to boil, it sometimes spills over the edge of the casserole onto the oven bottom. My husband had just cleaned the oven a few days before so I thought I would try to clean the spillage up with a paper napkin before it burned and baked on. Unfortunately, as soon as I had the napkin on the bottom of the oven, it was close enough to the heating element that it caught fire (kind of like an instantaneous combustion). It took me so by surprise because of how it caught fire so fast that I grabbed it in my hand and started toward the sink. My daughter was standing in the way while I was headed there, and the napkin was burning almost up to my fingers. I threw the napkin toward the sink, and it just barely missed my daughter's hair on the way. There were ashes in the air, and smoke, and when it was all over with, my daughter and I laughed like two maniacs. I never thought I could be so stupid. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Ann

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Nov 26, 2015 09:11PM ABeautifulSunset wrote:

Wow Ann. Now you can be in the crazy mishap thanksgiving story bunch. That's a good one. Sounds like things good memories are made of

I would like to add to my doggy oil fiasco from two years ago, that tonight, just as we started cooking, all of the power went out in our neighborhood and didn't come back on for an hour. Maybe I'm not meant to have Thanksgiving at my house?

“Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful too.” Radiation Therapy External: Breast, Chest wall, Bone Chemotherapy TAC Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Faslodex (fulvestrant), Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus) Targeted Therapy Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Targeted Therapy Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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Nov 26, 2015 09:40PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Reservations are good!!!! It's what I make best for dinner.

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Nov 26, 2015 11:27PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Well, no mishapsthis year (my daughter cooked the bird breast side down. The skin didn't brown but it sure was juicy). However, a close family friend decided it would be funny to hold one of my dogs close to the turkey as it was resting. Poor little Pom must have been driven crazy by the smell of the fresh meat. Her name is Nala and you can practically see her salivating. If she had been a bigger dog, nothing would have held her back!


Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 26, 2015 11:45PM Meadow wrote:

oh Ann and Stef....so funny!

love the picture exbr!

Dx 8/15/2013, IBC, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/25/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/10/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/14/2017 Reconstruction (left)
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Nov 18, 2016 10:22PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Bump! I received a pm asking me to revive this thread as we head in to Thanksgiving week. Let the laughter and mishaps begin

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 18, 2016 11:56PM - edited Nov 19, 2016 12:00AM by Hopeful82014

Nala just about jumps off the screen and on to that turkey. It's a classic.

I'm glad to see this thread return. Not only do II think we can all use something to smile over, but it always reminds me that it could always be worse, which is pretty therapeutic given some of my holiday efforts.

May all your holiday disasters be minor. Happy Thanksgiving, all.
Dx IDC
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Nov 19, 2016 12:26AM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Despite small dog torture, we are inviting this friend back for Thanksgiving dinner. Major food items have already been purchased, and cooking assignments handed out. I have the week off. What could possibly go wrong 😜 ?

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 19, 2016 04:27PM tangandchris wrote:

I know some that swear by the upside down turkey method.


My reconstruction with TE's failed...had them removed because of infection. I am still unsure of if or when I will try again. Dx 10/24/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/22/2013 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/12/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 10/2020, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 19, 2016 06:41PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

My dd did that last year. The meat was good, but when turned right side up, the skin was pale and unappealing. She said she'll forgo that this year!

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 20, 2016 10:20PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Hey folks, we've moved! Burnt birds? Dropped casseroles? Plumbing problems or ovens that forgot it was a food centric holiday? Tell it sister,and we'll laugh and cry with you or at the very least raise a glass to you and yours!

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 20, 2016 10:51PM mustlovepoodles wrote:

I always roast my bird breast side down. Makes it very moist. I turn it over for about an hour to get it nice and brown.  This year I'm cutting aaaallll the corners. Jar gravy, canned peas, honey-baked ham, store-bought cake mix and icing.  In the past I have put upwards of 15 sides on the table. This year there's only going to be 4 at the table, so DH has made me cut way back.  Instead of 15 sides I will have only 9-10, not including the dressing, gravy, and desserts.  Oy!  I just can't cut back any further without feeling deprived!


Oncotype 23. Positive for PALB2 & Chek2 gene mutations. My breasts are trying to kill me! Dx 7/20/2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/20/2015 Lumpectomy Surgery 9/2/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 10/19/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 2/4/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 10/18/2016 Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Surgery
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Nov 21, 2016 08:33PM labelle wrote:

LOL. I just read this thread from beginning to end (again). It's so much fun! Hoping for no mishaps this year. My oldest stepdaughter is bringing home a new boyfriend so the goal is not to embarrass her. Well, that is my goal, god only knows what her father plans! Anyway, hope everyone has a wonderful, mishap-free Thanksgiving, but if funny things happen, like the turkey ends up on the floor or on fire, be sure to share on here. We all enjoy a good laugh!

Thanks again for starting this one and reviving it again this year. I think it's becoming an annual traditional on BC.org.-it is for me anyway.

Dx 9/29/2014, IDC: Tubular, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 11/13/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Nov 22, 2016 10:29AM - edited Nov 22, 2016 10:35AM by DivineMrsM

I reread some of these great stories. I love the photo of the flour art on the floor, so extremely creative and thinking on a large scale! Also love the two dogs waiting for any morsel to fall from counter heaven, haha.

I cooked my turkey upside down one time and it was more work than I wanted. I was following instructions to flip it an hour before it was done and it was hot with all the juices running out and falling apart. Hard to flip a 20lb bird, what was I thinking? Not worth the trouble.

Last year, I used a cooking bag for the turkey. During the last hour, the tie around the opening loosened and moisture from inside drip, drip, dripped onto the oven bottom. When I opened the oven door, waves of smoke billowed out, filling up the entire first floor of my house. My 12 guests were expected at any minute. We quickly opened windows and turned on ceiling fans, but the smoke would not clear. Then my son observed, "the fans are pulling the smoke thru the house, let's reverse the direction of the blades" and that did the trick, sending smoke out the windows. Ten minutes later, it was clear before anyone showed up for dinner. Crisis averted.

I am having even more people over this year. I will have it one more time next year and then make plans for us all to eat out and just come back to my place for dessert. I like having guests, but shopping and cooking a large meal, even with everyone bringing a side dish is getting to be too much. I will simplify.


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Nov 20, 2017 12:37PM - edited Nov 20, 2017 12:38PM by exbrnxgrl

It's time to revive this humorous thread! The holiday season, though filled with lots of joy, can bring it's share of mishaps. The best solution? Laughter!

Yesterday, both dd's, granddaughter and I did our Thanksgiving shopping (18 month old grandson stayed home with dad). We hit Costco and Trader Joe's, briskly supervised by younger DD and her extensive to do/to buy lists. She had already purchased the turkey, but handed it off to me to thaw in my refrigerator before older dd comes over to brine it. My biggest challenge is going to be getting my house ready. Mydining room and kitchen tables are both covered with yarn, works in progress and assorted knitting supplies including an Amish yarn swift and ball winder. I have a fantasy about converting a seldom used bedroom into a knitting room, but the school year has been too busy to get much done around the house. Sigh, will move all the knitting stuff up to that room and just close the door!

Mishaps? Not yet, but it's still early in the week 😜

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 20, 2017 12:49PM MelissaDallas wrote:

Karen, I sympathize. Fabric, sewing and quilting stuff now occupies both spare bedrooms, and is also sitting on the dining room table, dining room floor in a laundry basket and on the side table and couch in the living room....good thing I live alone and won't be doing the entertaining.

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor. Dx 5/20/2012, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes
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Nov 20, 2017 01:36PM Lula73 wrote:

Hilarious thread! This one goes back quite a number of years (remember when practically every store was closed on Thanksgiving?) Everyone gathers at Mom’s for Thanksgiving. Even her parents came in from Southern Florida for the big day. Ran out of room in the fridge and it was hovering in the mid to upper 30s outside so the raw turkey was placed on the deck outside to thaw the afternoon before Thanksgiving. In the meantime the dessert and side making began in earnest. Mom had already made the 2 pumpkin pies, pecan pie, chocolate pie and mincemeat pie and they were all lined up on the counter. Grandma was gearing up to make her famous chocolate chip sour cream pound cake and Mom was starting on the cheesecake. Grandma took the 4cup measuring cup out of the cabinet and set it on the stove top for a couple minutes while she pulled the flour and sugar out. About that time a loud blast sounded and glass went everywhere even into all the pies that were lined up on the counter! The measuring cup had exploded-the burner was hot that she set the measuring on on the stovetop! After cleaning up the glass and throwing away all the pies there was a pie making marathon that went on for most of the night. Thankfully the store was still open for ingredients. Then when we went out to retrieve the turkey the next morning, it was in shreds! A fox had gotten in the yard and decided it was his thanksgiving dinner! It was a big 25lb bird too. Mom had bragged about that bird - biggest she had ever seen, how she’d gotten such a great deal, etc. And no stores open on thanksgiving! Thankfully a little mom&pop store opened and Dad went & bought a new turkey - smaller and $$$$, but tasty just the same! Hoping no mishaps this year

-Lula Dx 1/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/1/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 20, 2017 01:42PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Lula,

Great story! Even the mishaps enrich our family histories. BTW, all of those desserts sound heavenly. I have a terrible weakness for homemade baked goods, but try to keep a bit of a lid on my consumption. May you and yours have a wonderful holiday and I hope the foxes stay away 😉

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)

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