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Posted on: Jul 6, 2017 05:38PM - edited Oct 28, 2019 09:42AM by Micmel

Micmel wrote:

As I go through this forced path I have been thrown down, I have come to realize the love I have always had for my husband was strong. He is amazing and I love him with my very soul and entire heart. Never would I ever imagine the thought of dying and him being alone. Then the worst part hit me!! I can't seem to shake the horrible sorrow of thinking of another woman taking my place in his life and his heart, and if I Am honest his bed. He is my best friend and the love of my life, I would never need another for any reason. He makes my life complete, and then this happens. How do I process that I most likely won't be the one growing old on the porch that we have talked about, how do I process, someone else sitting in that chair? I hate this trajectory path I've been spun onto, and everyday I feel grief and deep sorrow. How do I live everyday knowing in the back of my mind, I feel like a place holder, for another woman who will be stepping into my life when I die of this horrible disease, more sooner than later. Why would I even want to take any medicines or treatments, when the answer is pretty obviously in front of my face.? Why do we fight so hard for something we cannot control ? Why do we hurt so badly thinking about letting go, or giving up? It's a four letter word that holds so much power. That word is LOVE..... If you have ever felt this way. Share with me, because I understand, I feel this way everyday. I also don't know what to do with the sadness of loss or how to process the process of dying. However slow or fast it may be. Please share your love stories with me, how did you meet? How long together? I want to know your stories, everyone has their person. Everyone loves.....tell me about your family, your friends, your life too, as if this was your living room. ♥️

We are team FU cancer (Named by Parry, our sweet sister) and this is our Lol pub and living room. Welcome, put your feet up and just be you!

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/20/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/7/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 15, 2021 01:46PM mara51506 wrote:

Elderberry, I agree with you about Canadians losing civility and Covid has made it worse by putting extra issues such as fight a mask mandate in stores or the vaccine passport etc. Some people have this idea that being told to vaccinate goes against their civil rights but when not doing it can affect many, it needs to be one. Some of the videos I've seen of people in Canada flipping out against employees or protesting at hospitals makes me sick. Adult bullies also are worse as well. I watch those Karen videos on youtube and a lot feature Canada.

SeeQ, I do keep busy in my own way most days. Weather here is pretty rainy for the next few days so indoor walking is the order of the day and pulling out my rubber boots has become a necessity. Sunday, I will get my new tumble dryer though I may use it on no heat the same as the one that just broke.

2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/22/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Oct 15, 2021 01:54PM booboo1 wrote:

Kitty,

I am SO glad you know what’s going on now. You can’t fix it until you know what you have, right? God bless you. Hoping you get to go home even sooner. There’s just no sleeping when you’re in the hospital!


Laurie (aka Booboo) #metastaticbreastcancer Dx 3/1/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 5/14/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 1/2017, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 2, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 3DCRT: Breast
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Oct 15, 2021 01:54PM moth wrote:

I spoke to my endocrinologist this morning. Telehealth is nice as I was in my jammies and after that I went back to bed and eventually fell back asleep. I woke and at first was wondering why I was feeling so off and then remembered chemo was yesterday. Ha, no wonder I feel all blah

Anyway, I've eaten and had lots of tea and now I'm off to walk in the rain. Good thing I like rain as we get so much of it. We have a rainfall warning so it's heavier than usual even for Vancouver...

hugs


I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/25/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/8/2020 External Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/2/2021 External: Bone
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Oct 15, 2021 03:38PM Katyblu wrote:

Kitty, I’m so glad you finally have a dx! I hope you’re feeling better and can go home soon!

Mel - that’s so wonderful of your DH! There’s nothing like having a nice comfy bed.

The husband and I are going to a Beer Fest tomorrow. We bought tickets ages ago before my new dx. I’m excited to actually go out and do something.

I hope y’all are having a god Friday!

Dx 5/3/2017, ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/16/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 6/21/2017 AC + T (Taxotere) Dx 8/19/2021, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/10/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 9/10/2021 Ibrance (palbociclib) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 15, 2021 04:43PM KBL wrote:

SeeQ, waving back. Packing doesn’t sound fun.

Missed diagnosis from 8/2013 - De Novo ILC - No primary found. Mets to full spine, femurs, skull, and stomach. Dx 5/1/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Targeted Therapy 6/24/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2019 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 9/20/2021 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 9/27/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Oct 15, 2021 06:17PM Micmel wrote:

Here is my bed. I absolutely love it. Always wanted one like this. So happy! He worked so hard to make it perfect for me. Reinforcing places he could. The mattress is heavenly. I feel very lucky. He’s so amazing the things he does. I don’t know how I’ve been so blessed where he is concerned. Now if the son and him continue to be nice and start slowly , maybe that’s can be easier also. One thing at a time.

Pocket duty for anyone. Hugs for anyone who needs one.

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/20/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/7/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 15, 2021 06:31PM Elderberry wrote:

Micmel: That is a lovely bed. It looks quite inviting.


Hugs to all.

De Novo - this isn't a "brave battle" - it is a "furious struggle" Dx 3/6/2019, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Oct 15, 2021 06:47PM - edited Oct 15, 2021 06:47PM by Micmel

thank you very much. I'm in it now and I'm thrilled. I feel like a school kid so excited. I remember getting new shoes and I loved to wear. I would put them right by my head on the floor next to my bed. I got so excited for things. Funny how behaviors re visit. Lol.

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/20/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/7/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 15, 2021 06:47PM illimae wrote:

Micmel, yay for the new bed! I rarely overdo my sleep, too much makes me stay tired but I love a good nights rest, it makes the days so much better.

Well, we’re heading back out west tomorrow to get a bit more info for out friend. I saw paperwork for a pneumonoccol vaccine he recently got (I was looking for contact info on his family, not snooping, lol) and his doc wants the weekly pill boxes I found in the kitchen. They found something called AVM (something to fo with twisted arteries that can cause blood flow problems to the brain and would explain a lot of symptoms but doctors seem unconvinced, instead the doc mentioned being suspicious of cancer but he also said no tumors or malignant cells were found on CT, Brain MRI or spinal tap, so I don’t get it and I am not confident these guys are up to the task.

Hopefully we’ll be back in time and in the mood to take the quick beach trip planned for tues-fri. We could use a break.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Oct 15, 2021 06:55PM molliefish wrote:

my S-in-law had an AVM. It nearly killed her 25 ish years ago now. They can be really devastating if they aren’t caught in time. She had seizures and cognitive concerns (drove her pick up truck down the sidewalk as if the sidewalk was aregular street. They are tough to treat. That said AVM are not a degenerative disease nor do they produce Mets. It’s a tough situation all around and I hope for the best for your friend and his cat, and you.

Dx 5/24/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/8/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/14/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Oct 15, 2021 06:59PM Kikomoon wrote:

So much going on with this thread, hard to keep up. Hello to everyone, hope you have a great weekend.

Mel - what a thoughtful DH! Looks cozy. Candy - feeling like fall here too finally, love it. LivingIVLife - grocery shopping is the pits when you know what you need. Rather just have them go pick it all out and bring to the car. Goldens - beautiful weekend in SA - tell daughter to check out the Pearl if they have time. Mara - always something with the laundry! congrats on weight loss too. I'm sure I missed some but reading everything

KatyBlu - DH and I have tx to the beer festival too! I am a bit nervous b/c of Covid, even though it's outdoors. I'm sure no one will be wearing a mask, hard to do when drinking beer. If I'm uncomfortable we will have to leave. It's great fun, although I won't get be getting my money's worth this year, don't drink nearly as much...if you see this and want to meet just to say hi, I'll PM you my info. I'm thinking to wear my rose colored wig or maybe go bald with a sunhat, maybe then people will stand far from me :) I'm at the end of my two weeks of Xeloda so have a sensitive stomach. A leftover breakfast taco really set it off tonight so hopefully it calms down by tomorrow. I'm sure beer will help :/

Kitty - glad you know what the issue is now and can get it treated

Mae - Wow you are doing alot of driving for sure, be safe on the road! I hope they are able to determine what the problem is for your friend, yeesh, scary. Maudie, AKA " Monkey Girl" waves hello to the real Monkey. Tabbies are sweeties and allowing belly rubs is a sign of trust. Maude's namesake is from the Big Lebowski character if you're familiar.





Dx 10/16/2020, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Oct 15, 2021 07:16PM illimae wrote:

Mollifish, thank you for sharing. I’ve never heard of it but I find it helpful to know others have and to confirm some of the symptoms.

Kikomoon, hello to maudie! And yes, I am familiar, I often remind friends when the are out of the element, lol. It’s actually pretty funny, my DH looks a lot like Walter and quotes him A LOT 😆

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Oct 15, 2021 07:24PM Kikomoon wrote:

HA! Mine looks like the Dude if he grows his hair out.

Dx 10/16/2020, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Oct 15, 2021 07:38PM mara51506 wrote:

Mel, the bed looks great!

2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/22/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Oct 15, 2021 07:53PM Katyblu wrote:

Kikomoon - I sent you a PM. Your kitty is so cute! I love the Big Lebowski! We did the Alamo Drafthouse movie party for it a few years ago, great fun

Dx 5/3/2017, ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/16/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 6/21/2017 AC + T (Taxotere) Dx 8/19/2021, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/10/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 9/10/2021 Ibrance (palbociclib) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 15, 2021 10:14PM Kikomoon wrote:

just realized today is my MBC diagnosis anniversary. On that day, I picked up a daily devotional book a relative had given me years prior, reaching for anything to help me get through this. I was reminded of the anniversary because I'm back to Oct 16 which says essentially-

Be thankful for everything. Make a decision today to never again take anything for granted. And here we are.

Dx 10/16/2020, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Oct 16, 2021 06:06AM Micmel wrote:

Kikimoon~I’m glad you’re here. I’m sending you hugs you’re a strong woman. Today is a big day. You fought every single one. May the next three decades be good!!

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/20/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/7/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 16, 2021 06:28AM GoldensRBest wrote:

great bed Mel!

What a start to a Saturday - got up to potty at 5am, back to bed. All 5 dogs (at our daughters providing child care services) in the room, trying to fall back asleep and I hear the dreaded wrenching of a dog about to barf. Not sure which one but by the time I got up it was our 11 yr old golden. On the beige carpet😳. Have to go down to main floor to grab rags for cleaning - get back try to clean up. Useless - lovely stain. Lay back down to try to sleep. Thought I heard kids talking - thought a grandson was mumbling in sleep. Then I definitely hear talking. Get up and check 3 bedrooms - no kids. Go back to main floor to find 3 kids on electronic devices at 5:30 am. Try not to blow a gasket and calmly say it’s not allowed and everyone goes back to bed. I normally would not be able to fall asleep after all that but I somehow managed to get a snooze for another hour. Good grief…..what will the rest of the day bring???

Dx 6/1990, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, 1/20 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 7/1999, IDC, Right, <1cm Dx 7/26/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2019 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 9/25/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy CMF Surgery Mastectomy Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 16, 2021 06:53AM illimae wrote:

Kikomoon, happy cancerversary 🎉 (I celebrate everything). Mine is next month on 11/16 - 5 years!

I’ll waive to you as I pass through San Antonio 👋

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Oct 16, 2021 08:56AM Sunshine99 wrote:

Goldens, there is nothing quite like the sound (I almost wrote "song") of a dog starting to barf! That fact that you got up, then got up again to see what the kids were doing and STILL got back to sleep for a bit is remarkable.

Carol

Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Oct 16, 2021 09:34AM mara51506 wrote:

Yeah, feel the same when my cat is about yack himself, I am lucky there is no carpet and he does it less often now that I only feed a little at a time several times per day. Sorry you got woken up so early Goldens, hope you get a nap today.

I slept OK, woke up to go pee of course but managed to fall asleep again. I did my 10000 steps just after breakfast, again on the yoga mat, sweaty as all get out. Not planning too much, just going to take the bus to the store, don't need to walk over an hour after the first workout. Get a couple of things and come home, laundry already done.


2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/22/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Oct 16, 2021 11:25AM Micmel wrote:

lol@ yack.

Everyone has to dance, they just don’t know what song they will get. Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/21/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/20/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/7/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 17, 2021 06:32AM mara51506 wrote:

Well, my new portable dryer is here so just need to get it set up and breakdown the cardboard. I did manage to get the other working again so will find the best set up, probably in a corner of my bedroom. I must be stronger than I think as the delivery man had trouble pulling it along the floor whereas I had no problem getting them across the hallway and into my apartment. Have to breakdown cardboard after, going to just cut it in pieces and recycle that way, cannot store the box as there is no room anywhere. Looking forward to having a working tumble dryer again and using the other as a back up fluffer.

2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/22/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Oct 17, 2021 08:01AM illimae wrote:

Good morning, we’re back at the mountain to gather ours friends pills, get some medical stuff we found, sort through his trash for clues and water his plants. We’ll take the medical stuff to his hospital, DH will visit and we’ll head home again. Still a mystery for now but he seems to be stabilized.

I didn’t get the Halloween scary movie watch gig, so I guess I’ll have to watch them without getting paid, as usual, lol

If there are no emergencies or setbacks in the next couple days, we will take a few days to relax at the beach, which I really need right now.

BTW, the new 4runner off road edition is a dream. It was made for these rocky conditions and DH has been raving about it, yay!

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Oct 17, 2021 08:46AM LivingIVlife wrote:

sending hello to everyone

Last weekend we took our son to the apple orchard so he could pick some apples. This weekend we took him to the pumpkin patch and corn maze. He loves to help picking out the pumpkins. He is non verbal but sure knows how to get his point across. Over his 27 years we have tried every communication device including sign language but he has his own way of communication and that's what we go with.

It was a sunny beautiful fall day yesterday with the trees in their gorgeous red and orange colors. As I look out my window I see the ripples on the water and the red maple trees. I love the fall!

Unfortunately I also found out that my sister is back in the hospital. She lives in Ontario. Three years ago she found out she had Multiple Myeloma when she fractured her back in 5 places. It is a type of blood cancer where there is an over abundance of protein that slowly eats away at the bone marrow. The doctors "cemented " her vertebrae back together and she was put on a chemo medication. Apparently all is good but her pain is extreme and can keep nothing down in her stomach. My first thought is to fly to Ontario to see her and the rest of my family but with covid still hovering over us I cannot take that chance. I have had my two doses of Moderna vaccine but my white blood count has been quite down so I will have to wait for more information from here.

Yesterday was quite busy so today is a rest day.

Deb Dx 5/1/2019, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 6/30/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 17, 2021 09:13AM Sunshine99 wrote:

mara, you go, girl! Show that delivery guy how it's done!

mae, it sounds like you're both due for a break. I'm glad you friend is stable.

Living, how fun for your son to go to those places. I'm sorry about your sister. I understand your reluctance to get on a plane. Who knows what you could catch? It could affect both of you.

Be safe, everyone.

Carol

Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Oct 17, 2021 11:35AM - edited Oct 17, 2021 02:10PM by mara51506

Well, I am finally in the final stages of setting up the new dryer. Hardest part was the size of the box in comparison to my small place, hooked it up to the old back so that is done, getting everything put away was difficult. I am going to keep the older no heat dryer since I was able to fix it. My plan is to use the heated rack for about 45 mins and transfer to the new dryer since it does have heat for maybe 20 or 30 mins. If anything goes wrong with this one, I will have the previous no heat to use as a fluffer. Biggest pain was dragging them through the apartment and figuring out where to store the old dryer. Set up itself was pretty easy Who needs walking today, not me..

Well, am using the new one with some heat, just for a few minutes to soften towels that are already dry. Will be interested in whether or not there is lint since I believe the other one that the heat stopped working had 0 lint, we will see.


2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/22/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Oct 17, 2021 02:38PM booboo1 wrote:

Found out today that a guy I grew up with passed away last night of Covid. No vaccine. I know we all have a choice, and maybe I don’t know what all of this has to do with politics, etc., but why? That’s all I can think of. Why? Yet my own sister and her husband are not vaccinated. Yes, their choice. But I know those who go to the hospital and then advance to a ventilator are wishing like crazy that they had listened and gotten the shot. I guess I’m just pissed. Another life lost.


Laurie (aka Booboo) #metastaticbreastcancer Dx 3/1/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 5/14/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 1/2017, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 2, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 3DCRT: Breast
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Oct 17, 2021 02:58PM mara51506 wrote:

Laurie, I don't blame you. I really don't have any understanding why so many people will not get vaccinated except for listening to conspiracy theories online. I am also sorry about your friend that died as well as your family's choice not to be vaccinated, is so hard.

2015 chemos AC plus T Herceptin august 12 2016 craniotomy for brain met Sept 23 whole brain radiation November 2016 Herceptin, Perjeta and Taxol. Dec 2016, Dropped the Taxol due to extreme side effects, continuing Herceptin and Perjeta. Dx 3/15/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/22/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/29/2016, IBC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Oct 17, 2021 03:32PM illimae wrote:

Heading back home again.

I fully intend to be at the MBC zoom tomorrow, so if you’re interested and haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. See ya then.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)

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