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Forum: Share Your Experiences Of Life After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis —

Share your experiences of life after a breast cancer diagnosis and offer advice on how you cope with life's daily challenges, including how you develop a new daily/weekly routine while you deal with breast cancer.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2009 09:12PM

webwriter wrote:

Some of us will, some of us won't, but it's an ugly beast to try to tackle alone. I think I'd rather have cancer than quit. Sadly, I can't quit cancer. Dunno if I can quit smoking or not, but I just read a study that says smoking (nicotine) interferes with and blocks chemo by 61%.

http://www.jointogether.org/news/research/summaries/2006/nicotine-hinders.html

joeoncology.blogspot.com/2006/...

If I'm gonna have to go through this crap, it darned well better work. I've come to terms with every other aspect of this mess I've been presented with so far. Sometimes with tears, sometimes with humor, sometimes with quiet hugs from hubby. Smoking not so much. I like it. It's my friend, my crutch, my safe harbor in a crazy world. It's killing me. It's time to say good-bye.

My quit date is 1/19/09. My husband will be joining me. Cold turkey for me, patches for him. (I am avoiding more nicotine just as much as I am sugar.) 

Anyone out there care to join us?

www.acoffeebreakcafe.com/CBC/b... Dx 11/24/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 29, 2017 11:39AM MinusTwo wrote:

Oh LisaMarie - we are SOOOOOO glad to hear from you. In addition to your long journey, I was worried about you because of the mass shooting in LV. Thank heavens you there & safe. How wonderful that you found a job so quickly. Are you working at a nursing home or hospital or...?

Sorry about your Mother. It is so hard to watch our parents get older, particularly when they are in bad health. Are you living with your Mom? How are you dealing with her boy-friend? How are you dealing with the cigarette smoke?

Yes, the desert is quite a change. When I moved from the West Coast to Albuquerque many years ago, my nose bled every day for months due to the dry climate. Slather on the lotion and drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Vaseline is your friend. I grew to love the beauty of the desert and still miss it.

I think I said before, I have a friend who's children moved to LV a year ago. I hope to visit her there sometime next year and if everything works out, we can connect in person. Sending hugs. You are so special to have made this extreme life change & taken on this challenge.

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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Nov 13, 2017 09:18PM MinusTwo wrote:

I miss my non-smoking friends and my smoking friends. This thread is still on my favorites if anyone ever wants support.

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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