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Topic: how about drinking?

Forum: Humor and Games — Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but sometimes a good joke or a game is the best medicine.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2006 11:40AM

JanieMarie wrote:

Where did our thread go? Is anyone out there from our drinking group? Did I miss something - like we became too offesive or ...well, drunk?

I would love to hear from you gals!

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Mar 28, 2006 02:30PM mc24 wrote:

this post made for a great laugh. Thanks.

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Apr 4, 2006 11:58AM CasinoGirl wrote:

Gosh I don't know....other than I think if a thread has been inactive for a certain amount of time it "goes away".

Guess we could start over. I'm still drinking, so nothing has changed there.

Cheers.

Donna
If you think you can or think you can't - you're right
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Apr 4, 2006 03:49PM rosieS wrote:

I found the original thread using "search", so I bumped it up.

Rosie Dx 11/11/2004, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 9/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 6, 2006 07:16AM Jaybird627 wrote:

I'm not sure if I posted on this thread before (probably as I DO drink) but I wanted to add that I don't believe drinking caused my BC (I'm BRCA2+ and THAT's what caused it!) so I do enjoy my red wine and scotch whenever I feel like it! Why does alcohol always get such a bad rap?

Janis L
Jaybird. My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope - Ovid.
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Apr 7, 2006 06:02AM ddd wrote:

All I know, is that I have taken extremely good care of my body my entire life, and I still ended up with atypical hyperplasia. That combined with other risk factors has me looking at a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy at the beginning of July. I get very frustrated and bemoan having "wasted" so much time and energy, denying myself some pleasures like a drink every now and then. Since being ultra careful with my health didn't make any difference in the end, I now am indulging myself a little more. There may not be that many years left in this life, why deny myself some pleasures?
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Apr 7, 2006 06:45AM susan_CNY wrote:

My dh asked my onco about drinking and smoking, Dr. assured me that neither caused my breast or colon cancer. He advised not changing my lifestyle while in treatment, "do what you normally do". Yes smoking causes lung cancer and I am trying my hardest to quit, thats the best I can do. as far as drinking I enjoy it and intend to live what I believe to be quality of life. Everyone has that choice to make, we are all so differant. Cheers! <!--color--> <!--color-->
dx 4/1984 cervical /hyst 10/2002 stage 2 colon /hemi-colectomy/5FU and Leukovorin chemo 11/2003 stage 1 bc tumor 1.6 grade 3 no nodes, possible vascular invasion / lumpectomy and rads 7/2009 lumpectomy found to be benign
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Apr 7, 2006 08:28AM debbie444 wrote:

The way that i look at it is I could have a drink and get hit by a bus tomorrow or never drink again and still get hit by a bus tomorrow!!
Debbie
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Apr 8, 2006 08:58AM Jaybird627 wrote:

Okay, since this thread is about "drinking" I'll just tell you all that a part of my job is wine tasting. Jealous? Vendors come into the store and we sample what they're wanting us to sell. It's fun. Now, we're not supposed to actually drink on the job but tasting is allowed and no one really knows that we sometimes taste more than we should! Sometimes I really do love my job!

Janis L
Jaybird. My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope - Ovid.
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Apr 8, 2006 08:49PM junie wrote:

hugggssss to all of you with drinking/smoking vices! Glad to see this thread coming around again--as I go get ice and fill cooler with lots and lots of beer! We are in good company, here--hang in there friends!!!

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Apr 9, 2006 12:27AM Rosemary44 wrote:

Janis,

Perfect, a wine taster! Do I have questions. I'm trying to find a pinot grigio that doesn't have a strong after taste. I think it's referred to as a long or short finish. I saw a wine show on PBS.

So far I found an Ecco Domani that's pretty good but do you have a personal favorite? I'm getting tired of opening white wine bottles and they quickly become cooking wine. Thanks
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Apr 9, 2006 06:00PM CasinoGirl wrote:

Janis - WTF? Hell yes, I'm jealous - I want YOUR job. Sounds MUCH more fun than being a regulatory consultant for a health insurance co. Come to think of it...no wonder I drink!!

Donna
If you think you can or think you can't - you're right
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Apr 9, 2006 06:39PM Jaybird627 wrote:

Rosemary,

I cannot advise you at this time on a Pino Grisio.
I will ask around work for some suggestions, and you could
also go to liquior store and to my store and mill aound the wine departrment. Good luck!

Janis L
Jaybird. My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope - Ovid.
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May 3, 2006 07:06PM calm247 wrote:

i refrained from drinking during chemo, but i have to admit i did endulge on special occasions - like every weekend before my next treatment.

now that i'm in the surgery part of treatment, i am back in the saddle - and it feels wonderful. we went to a wine and food tasting this past weekend - a sip n' stroll - and had a blast. it was great to be around friends and family and enjoying the good life.

cheers everyone!
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May 3, 2006 07:42PM flea wrote:

I enjoy a good, sweet, red wine every once in a while. Between radiation and my next chemo I drank a little more of it than usual I admitt. : ) But during chemo, it just makes me feel a little more sick. I tried to drink a margarita once during chemo and found that hard liquor definitely made me sick.

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May 3, 2006 10:22PM rhymeee wrote:

Captin Morgan and I saute you !

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May 4, 2006 02:55AM rhymeee wrote:

Ooppssssssss should have put my cigarette down before the salute !

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May 4, 2006 05:24AM christineK wrote:

Crack me up Rhymeee. I used to like the Capt and Diet. Now I don't drink too many "alcohol" drinks, I don't think wine is in that category.
Janis - I get paid to taste wines too,(restaurant biz)
I get spoiled by the customers that hosts their wine clubs there and I then have access to some great wines. If buying on my own, your store has a great selection.
Love when you can, Cry when you have to, be who you must, that's the part of the plan.- Dan Fogelberg
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May 4, 2006 05:57AM 2up wrote:

well being a good canadian girl..........i'm a beer drinker LOL! i like wine but it doesn't like me, i'm instantly reduced to a "puddle" after one glass........irrational, overly emotional, suspicious! it's pretty sad really.......thank goodness for coors light though, if not for that they'd have locked me up through all of this more than once!

"ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH......"
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May 4, 2006 06:29PM silvergirl9114 wrote:

Dirty vodka martini girl here. My onc said to cut the alcohol consumption in half so now I have one before dinner every other night. Over the Christmas holidays I got about a month ahead of myself! Better than nuthin', I guess.

Live in the moment!
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May 4, 2006 08:14PM rhymeee wrote:

Christine,

We are almost neighbors. I am about 4 1/2 hours from you.

Howdee neighbor !
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May 13, 2006 03:47PM Rocktobermom wrote:

" Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink I feel shame Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes
and dreams If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this wine and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
~ Jack Handy

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell happened to your bra and panties.
When life hands you a lemon, ask for some tequila and salt to go with it!
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May 13, 2006 05:56PM susan_CNY wrote:

Toasting to you! Bravo!
It is friday.
dx 4/1984 cervical /hyst 10/2002 stage 2 colon /hemi-colectomy/5FU and Leukovorin chemo 11/2003 stage 1 bc tumor 1.6 grade 3 no nodes, possible vascular invasion / lumpectomy and rads 7/2009 lumpectomy found to be benign
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May 13, 2006 06:30PM harleyhoney wrote:

Ditto, yeah, what you all said....
I'll drink to that.
ENJOY!!!
Stacy
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Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2003 Femara (letrozole) Dx 5/7/2003, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 4/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/7/2003 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 6/1/2003 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2003 Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 14, 2006 08:34PM JanieMarie wrote:

Has anyone seen my bra and panties?

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Janie
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May 14, 2006 11:00PM junie wrote:

laffin--glad you brought this post back up! Seems like I have just about a kazillion things to toast each day--I enjoy my Miller Lite, and ohhhh, the occasional glass of Merlot! Drank before, during, and after treatment--retirement is kinda hard on me because happy hour can start any dang time I want!

moderation is the key! So, I tell myself--you can have a glass of Merlot--you can't drink the whole bottle......I tell myself I can have a beer, but I can't drink the whole case in one day!

sorry--but I like my booze...and, I've never quite understood some of the hysteria over oh my god I had a drink......glad this thread has activated again--helps to know you're not alone!!!
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May 15, 2006 05:37AM inspiewriter wrote:

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Why does alcohol always get such a bad rap?

Janis L




I still like my red wine, too, but am going to give it up awhile to try and lose a few pounds.

I think it gets a bad rap because it's processed by the liver, and that may have let some of the estrogen get by (for us er+ gals) and stick around in bad places. That's just a theory I've heard, my onc. says nothing about alcohol has been proven, and I'm sure many other factors were also involved in my bc. (taking birth control pills, being around other chemicals, having mono as a teen, and on and on.)

If we are on Tamoxifen, we should not have that problem at all. The estrogen is not sticking around anymore.

I've also read taking folic acid along with our B vitamins is helpful if you drink alcohol.
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May 18, 2006 08:15AM PoohRN1962 wrote:

Oh, man! I am a new diagnosis, and never even THOUGHT about "having" to give up drinking!

Can I join the drinkers in this forum? PLEASE?
Vicki Dx 5/4/2006, IDC, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 18, 2006 08:30AM snufflesmom wrote:

I drank my whole time durning tx, and it never once bothered me. Not a lot but I did drink.

Randi
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May 18, 2006 06:24PM Jaybird627 wrote:

I didn't drink during chemo as it tasted terrible to me. I guess I saved a lot of money during tx but I think I've more than made up for lost time! Cheers!

Janis L
Jaybird. My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope - Ovid.
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May 18, 2006 11:54PM bach wrote:

I am so glad to see there are drinkers out there. I haven't had a drink since I started chemo - not because I'm clever but because I feel ill. Today is my birthday 36th so I'm going to have a vino tonight and see how we go. It doesn't seem fair to feel crap without the giddy pleasures that usually cause hangovers.

Cheers to you all...

Nicole

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