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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 25, 2017 10:19PM - edited Nov 25, 2017 10:20PM by JFV

JFV wrote:

Happily, I receive treatment and medical in a very small cancer unit in our local hospital. My next visit is Dec 7 and I want to acknowledge these amazing women with small gifts.

There is a general office staff. Four nurses and my doctor. I'm not sure who all the office staff is so I plan to bring in a tray of cookies. I have little makeup purses for the nurses and want to fill them with something. Any ideas ?

Finally, what do I give my doctor ?

Any input would be appreciated.

Joan

Dx 3/18/2010, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/19/2010 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 6/14/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2010 Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy 9/30/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 4/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Nov 26, 2017 07:48PM sm627 wrote:

Hi Joan,

You are so thoughtful to think of making gifts for all of your doctors and nurses. One thing that I gave to all of my doctors and nurses after my mastectomy were thank you cards expressing my heartfelt gratitude for all the care they gave me. I plan on sending them holiday cards this year too.

All of the caring people on our medical team have helped us become healthy again. They are our guardian angels.

What kind of cookies do you plan on baking?

Hugs,

Sara




DX 5/30/2017 Borderline Phyllodes Tumor 17cm

Surgery 6/27/2017 Mastectomy(right)

Hormonal Therapy 9/25/2017 Tamoxifen
Diagnosed at 32 years old. DX 5/30/2017 Borderline Phyllodes Tumor 17cm. Surgery 6/27/2017 Mastectomy(right). Hormonal Therapy 9/25/2017 Tamoxifen
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Nov 27, 2017 05:37PM sammi2006 wrote:

I agree with sm627 about the cards. I am also bringing cookies to my next infusion, and next appointment with my MO. I am making pumpkin snickerdoodles, and maybe some chocolate chip and sugar cookies ( depending on how much energy I have lol). I am brining my MO some Fanta too because when I asked him if I could have diet coke while getting chemo he said yes and told me that fanta was his favorite soda. As for the little makeup purses, maybe gift cards to a coffee house?

Diagnosed with BC at 29, no family history. Hormonal Therapy 7/29/2017 Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy 7/31/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/9/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 2/25/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/8/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC)
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Nov 27, 2017 08:06PM JFV wrote:

Yum! Pumpkin snicker doodles. I was thinking sugar cookies also. As you say. Depends on my energy. I know almost nothing about my MO except she has 5 kids and is amazing

Dx 3/18/2010, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/19/2010 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 6/14/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2010 Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy 9/30/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 4/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Nov 27, 2017 10:10PM Beatmon wrote:

Nurses always need small hand lotions and chap stick.

Dx 7/27/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 8/8/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 11/30/2013 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 6/30/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 8/9/2014, IDC, Both breasts, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 8/26/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/26/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/26/2014 Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Nov 28, 2017 01:15PM JFV wrote:

Great idea beatmon !

Dx 3/18/2010, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/19/2010 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 6/14/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2010 Aromasin (exemestane) Radiation Therapy 9/30/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 4/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)

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