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Topic: May is my month

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: Apr 25, 2015 02:11PM

jlstacey wrote:

and I feel like postponing it to another month. My anniversary is May 9th, Mother's Day is the 10th and my birthday is the 25th. I can't taste. I'm often tired and get grumpy. I can't thing of anything I can do to celebrate. Meal out? Forget it. It all tastes horrible.

Have any of you felt like this

Dx 1/9/2015, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 1/29/2015 AC Chemotherapy 3/25/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 7/31/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 2/18/2016 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Apr 25, 2015 05:29PM Meadow wrote:

Maybe the celebrating will do you good...let people love up on you! It will energize you!

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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Apr 26, 2015 01:06AM Bounce wrote:

jlstacey - Hi there.

I am not sure what stage of treatment you are in but try to find something that does appeal to you to treat yourself.

Maybe a reflexology session / face massage - healing session (just for the relaxation).

Maybe a new book or some music you would like to own.

A visit to a museum or place you have wanted to see.

Maybe a visit to a social worker or psychologist if you need some help dealing with everything.

And maybe a rain check if you aren't feeling well enough to go out - write yourself an IOU that you will go out and have fun when you are feeling stronger.

Hugs

Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/31/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 11/3/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 4, 2015 06:09PM Jennie93 wrote:

I was in the midst of chemo for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Nothing tasted good, and I wasn't up to doing much cooking or shopping or anything else, really. I get how you feel for sure. About all you can do is acknowledge that yeah, this year it will suck, but you can make up for it when you feel better, do something nice then. And as hard as it is to believe right now, over time the memory does fade.



49 at dx. Found on routine mammogram. Complications: cording, truncal LE. Dx 8/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/5/2012 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/16/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/24/2013 Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 5/22/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/31/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 10, 2015 07:45AM jlstacey wrote:

thanks everyone. I'm getting through it.

Dx 1/9/2015, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 1/29/2015 AC Chemotherapy 3/25/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 7/31/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 2/18/2016 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Feb 10, 2017 08:51AM cliff wrote:

that reminds me I am lucky, after mastectomy and a bunch of lymph nodes, my treatment is tamoxifen with an exgiva shot once a month. a few side effects, but not that bad.any idea when you are supposed to complete treatment?

Dx 3/16/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 4/1/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 10, 2017 04:01PM Luckynumber47 wrote:

My husband takes me shopping at a nursery for Mother's Day. I spend hours wandering amongthe plants imagining how beautiful my garden will be instead of imagining how terrible cancer is.

My avatar is a Blue Footed Boobie. Cracked me up. Dx 2/15/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/16/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 4/5/2016 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 5/16/2016 Femara (letrozole)

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