Join Us

We are 224,965 members in 83 forums discussing 163,804 topics.

Help with Abbreviations

Topic: Music

Forum: Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer, Open to All To Contribute —

Topics here are started by members with a Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer diagnosis, but open to all members to contribute to discussions. Please note that there is a separate forum, Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer ONLY, where topics are open only to those members.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2019 05:03PM

Anotherone wrote:

I usually live engrossed in my own head listening to my thoughts Smile. At the times of serious stress I start listening to music and I am amazed about how it helps. Why dont we share music that helps us to deal with stress, frustration, upset , sobbing and comforts us in the darkest times? If there was a thread like this before then please just redirect me to it .

I shall start




Primary in 2006, metastasis 2019. Sorry can lot log in diagnosis and treatment info properly - it gets jumbled. On Kadcyla now as had progression on H&P Dx 10/10/2006, IDC, Left, Stage IIIC, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/1/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs Chemotherapy 9/16/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Surgery Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy External: Chest wall Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
Log in to post a reply

Page 1 of 1 (10 results)

Posts 1 - 10 (10 total)

Log in to post a reply

Dec 8, 2019 06:29PM JodyJ wrote:

Thank you for this post! I discovered long ago the power of music to influence my well-being. I love The Flower Duet you shared. My own list includes lots of Bach and other Baroque music, classical guitar, and piano repertoire. But old 60s and 70s tunes I can sing along with are also great. I recently rediscovered the Joni Mitchell songs I loved when I was 14. Feels healing to listen to them again.

Dx 3/1998, LCIS/DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 1 Surgery 5/10/1998 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Saline implant Dx 11/2019, LCIS/DCIS/ILC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 12/5/2019 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 1/23/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole)
Log in to post a reply

Dec 9, 2019 05:10AM - edited Dec 9, 2019 05:21AM by DivineMrsM

Anotherone, this is a good topic. I recently created a “soft music" playlist on Spotify (I just use a free account on my ipad) and listen to it when I try napping in the afternoon. Jodi, some of my selections are similar to your 60s and 70s tunes, including a bit of James Taylor, who was always way too mellow for me before, Carly Simon, Natalie Cole and others.

My newest discovery and current favorite artist is Kacey Musgraves. Her album, Golden Hour, is the right music at the perfect time. There's a reason it's won four best album awards this past year, including both a Grammy for best country album and also a Grammy for Album of the Year. Her voice...heavenly....

Here's the title cut. The whole album is worth listening to.



found lump 12-22-10—ilc—er+/pr+/her2—stage iv bone mets—chemo~lumpectomy~radiation~arimidex—March 2019-ibrance/aromasin* —Sept 2019-verzenio* —March 2020-xeloda*
Log in to post a reply

Dec 9, 2019 05:58AM Moderators wrote:

Anotherone, thank you for starting this thread, is just fantastic! ThumbsUp

The Mods


To send a Private Message to the Mods: community.breastcancer.org/mem...
Log in to post a reply

Dec 9, 2019 07:12AM SondraF wrote:

I like this topic too - good idea!

I primarily listen to synth based music with a lot of depressing lyrics about death/pain/loss/darkness anyway, but I saw this artist open for another favorite group recently and she just blew everyone away in that tiny venue. The story behind the song is very sad - she essentially became a solo singer because her working partner died in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire. The album was a way for her to process loss and change, but her voice is massive. I don't know if its really comforting, but it gives sound to my deep feelings (especially from 5 minutes in). She's really inspiring - a big, passionate solo woman in a genre that is heavily skewed male for both performers and audience.

SRSQ - Only One


The live version (from 27 minutes)


"The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom" - Montgomery Clift Dx 9/27/2019, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 11/29/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 11/29/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal
Log in to post a reply

Dec 9, 2019 02:53PM Anotherone wrote:

thank you for sharing.

Here is another all time favourite

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

Primary in 2006, metastasis 2019. Sorry can lot log in diagnosis and treatment info properly - it gets jumbled. On Kadcyla now as had progression on H&P Dx 10/10/2006, IDC, Left, Stage IIIC, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/1/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs Chemotherapy 9/16/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Surgery Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy External: Chest wall Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
Log in to post a reply

Dec 9, 2019 02:56PM Anotherone wrote:

and one more

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mdFrn89x74k

Primary in 2006, metastasis 2019. Sorry can lot log in diagnosis and treatment info properly - it gets jumbled. On Kadcyla now as had progression on H&P Dx 10/10/2006, IDC, Left, Stage IIIC, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/1/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs Chemotherapy 9/16/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Surgery Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy External: Chest wall Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
Log in to post a reply

Dec 10, 2019 01:43PM wintersocks wrote:

This is so very sweet, mournful and sad; yet comforting too.

Dx 2/20/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/22/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/28/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 9/9/2012 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/15/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes
Log in to post a reply

Dec 29, 2019 01:41PM vlnrph wrote:

Music does indeed help. I'm of a classical persuasion - right now, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is on the radio almost ready to begin the final movement with the famous Ode to Joy, which is the anthem of the European Union.

Anyway, another way to 'be in the moment' and not dwell on past events or worry about the future is to generate song, melody or harmony yourself. I perform with a couple of orchestras and need to focus on what we're playing so cannot let my mind wander. Usually there are no words or lyrics to distract me. If the conductor is doing things with a different section I pay attention to that interaction since it might also affect the violinsin some fashion.

A couple months ago I had a stand partner with a lower extremity injury. At rehearsal break he said it was the first time in a week that he hadn't thought about his sore foot! Works for other body parts too...

IDC too! 🎻💊👪🐩 🇫🇮 🌹🦋 Rt MX+DIEP 4-2011; ALND 5-2011 d/t micromets; TC X 4; tamoxifen; lymphedema 9-2011; switch to letrozole 3-2014 for 1 yr; bone mets 8-2018: Zometa, rads to spine, Faslodex+Verzenio; 11-2018 vertebroplasty Dx 3/7/2011, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Jan 6, 2020 12:00PM Anotherone wrote:

I bet it does! Amazing power .

In my ignorance I never understood what is conductor needed for- music is all written in sheets so everybody knows what and when is played - why is he necessary ?

Primary in 2006, metastasis 2019. Sorry can lot log in diagnosis and treatment info properly - it gets jumbled. On Kadcyla now as had progression on H&P Dx 10/10/2006, IDC, Left, Stage IIIC, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 7/1/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs Chemotherapy 9/16/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Surgery Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy External: Chest wall Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
Log in to post a reply

Jan 6, 2020 03:51PM - edited Jan 6, 2020 03:52PM by Olma61

This is indeed a great idea for a thread, Anotherone! I do love classical music and find it beautiful and relaxing. But I am also a "typical American kid" at heart and I often find pop songs from my youth very comforting and great to put me in an upbeat mood. I "rediscovered" the Monkees a few years ago, before diagnosis, when I was incredibly stressed out about some problems in my life. Nothing like some fun pop music as a distraction. And, I guess it brings me back to a time when I felt safe and cared for.

This thread also reminded me of my "theme song" for finishing chemo and finding out I was NED -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emx6dU7suvg


"Red Rubber Ball" by Cyrkle

Never knew it was co-written by Paul Simon until I found it on YouTube, the pop culture time machine.


10/30/2017 Xgeva for bone mets 5/31/2018 Taxol finished! "If one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right” - Kierkegaard Dx 8/3/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/30/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/30/2019 External: Bone

Page 1 of 1 (10 results)