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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 10:40AM

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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Feb 18, 2017 04:16PM PontiacPeggy wrote:

Jazzy, that's beautiful. Where in NM are you?

HUGS!

Peggy. Diagnosed age 68., Oncotype 13. Everything is doable - not easy, but doable. Dx 6/5/2014, IDC, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/23/2014, DCIS, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1 Surgery 7/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 9/2/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/17/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 18, 2017 04:30PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Albuquerque

Dx 9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Feb 18, 2017 05:29PM MemaSue56 wrote:

Good DAY DahhhLinKs!

It's Sa-turd-ay woohoo. Having my 1st dwink of the day…Yep..coffee/brandy. Had to get up at 6:00 this morning take DH to work, his twuck got dwunk. Got his cold too…UGH!!

PonPeg - I have at least 2 'hard liq' drinks every single day. I smoke still too. I am with the others, gotta live my life in my lifestyle, n drinking n smoking n gambling are all a part of 'putting' a smile on my face. I will celebrate my 6th year cancerversary this April. I have problems but just annoying things. Yes, some of them drive me to drink, LOL, but for most part I am doing OK. Glad to have you on board….ooops, dumped ya into da pewl….shoot, well let's jes relax and have tenders take care of us.

Cami - u gonna share ur cook? MMJ, in diff recipes - candy, smoke, tincture, RSO, cookies, chocolate etc, all make you sleep and some take good care of your pain. I highly recommend it.

Dara - keep us posted. I have never heard that teef had ligaments either. However, my teeth are more sensitive now since wearing the mouth guards. Am so sorry u are having such terrible aches and pains…sending big HUGZ and lots of prayers your way.

Lowee - ur appetite coming back? Woohoo, hope this is true. In answer to your other question….I paid into SS all the years I worked. I am unable to work now, so I want what I'm due from our gov. Have 3 years (a ltl less) til I HAVE TO file for plain ol' social security, so wanted to get a little more benefit. Plus, I really cannot work anymore.

Sandy - You are so right on about alcohol and pos hormone cancer. I'm 3P, so as some say….'what's going to do, give me cancer…' there now but will say I am thrilled to still be breathing…yeah!

Seems to me that there is another new gal on board…is it NEM? Sorry if I didn't get it right but welcome….come join us in the pewl.

OK…dh be home soon…Made chicken tortilla soup in the crockpot. It is ready now, so I expect him anytime.

Lubslubslubslubs to all…o and prayers too.

'Princess Silver Thighs' says....Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a GIFT! Dx 4/20/2011, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 4/9/2014 Brain
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Feb 18, 2017 07:31PM ChiSandy wrote:

Pray for me: my neighbor the Girl Scout delivered my Thin Mints this afternoon.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 18, 2017 09:22PM Dara_Diverse wrote:

Hi girls,

I hope you are all having a good Saturday. I slept several hours today since I had a rough night last night. But enough about me, for now anyway !!

Cam, sorry to hear that you are having pain. Feel free to wine away about it, gosh, you hardly complain at all. Regarding Willie Nelson, I have a friend who frequently partakes in schmoking de weed and I presented your question to her and here is her feedback: the Willy helps tremendously with most pain. The only pain that it does not help, is headache pain. She is not sure if it takes away the pain or just makes her not care so much about the pain. She gives Willy two thumbs up. I'm so sorry you are missing Katie cat so much, I feel your pain as the loss of a pet is very difficult to get over, especially in the early days of the loss. Lots of hugs coming your way. I do play piano and also played the flute but it has been many years since I've really applied myself and practiced. I will try to remember to post one of my old YouTube videos of me dabbling with my music. I hope Joey's headache is gone, I truly sympathize. He is young for headaches, I hope he doesn't get them often??

Mema! Sorry you have a cold, hope it goes away fast. Otherwise you sound really good. Your husband's truck got drunk, oops LOL. I am with you on thinking that it is quality over quantity of life, well for the most part. As NM said, it does not make sense to go through life miserable and without what makes us happy just for the off chance that we will live longer. You keep on smoking and drinking girl, I lift my glass to your now. Cheers!

Jazzy, Great photo of the sunrise. I enjoy tagging along with you and your adventures and living vicariously through you. You know how to work hard and you know how to play hard and I truly admire you for that. Keep up the great work. Hope you are enjoying every minute of your weekend retreat!

Chi, you are funny, my prayers are with you. I also envy you and wish that I had a box of thin mints and also a box of those peanut butter patties, yummy! I guess one benefit of not working right now is not being tempted by Girl Scout cookies as I a known addict.

Lori, you cracked me up in stating that your farts do not stink. That is exactly what I would've guessed since you are such a prim and proper AND a beautiful classy woman. I am happy to hear that you are eating better and no longer losing weight. Sending lots of love and prayers your way. Keep your chin up girl, love you so much.

NM, i'm glad you and Sadie got to sleep in. Sorry about the heartburn hope you learned your lesson about drinking orange juice late at night (I know you did)! But really glad you are feeling better. I hate that you have to do paperwork during the weekend. You deserve to have the entire weekends to yourself. You need more Kim time and I hate that you don't get enough. Hope you enjoyed your puttering today. And yes, a ligament behind my teeth was also surprising news to me. It is feeling somewhat better today but I have yet another new issue in my mouth. It's just crazy and almost unbelievable. I pray that we both get a break soon.


Hi Peggy, hope you are enjoying some Saturday night wine. It's good for you, don't listen to what anyone else says. I am an expert on the subject ha ha. Hope your weekend is going well.

HSant, woo hoo , Glad to hear that your dad is doing well. I'm sure he enjoyed his haircut and time outdoors. I also do not remember you talking about working for MGM, sounds very impressive. Do you have any other good stories for us regarding your employment there? Sending hugs and prayers your way as well. Keep on keeping on, it's the only way.

NEM, welcome, stop back and knock down some drinks with us. We are a fun bunch and just love having new loungettes join us!

Missing some girls, also thinking of our Genny and Emma, hoping all is well for both girls! xo

Well I am going to hit submit before I lose this post to the gremlins. By the way, Camille I am sorry it happened to you this week. It sucks so much doesn't it? Have a good night ladies and remember titties up, if you got em! Gonna try to finish up talking a about mese and mes chit next, k? (I am typing between commercials, watching a Shark Tank marathon, love that show...many tears at the end of each show.

cHeeRs!

"Sugar Dazzle Thighs" *¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨* You can spend your life being angry about it. Or you can forget it and move on *¨*•¸¸¸.•*. CHEERS! Dx 6/1/2010, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 18, 2017 10:21PM ChiSandy wrote:

Made some pan-seared coho salmon using America’s Test Kitchen’s no-fat-added recipe (they used Atlantic, which I usually don’t keep on hand). So tonight’s DODT was a 2011 Williams-Selyem “Eastside Road Neighbors” Russian River Pinot Noir, which I started Coravin-ing tonight. Yummy! It’s the third bottle of red currently on my sideboard which I’ve treated with argon gas so I can revisit whenever I want, even if even an ounce. The 2010 Bordeaux Superieur I first tried it on in Nov. 2015, and which I hadn’t tried since Jan. 2016 because it seemed too tannic and “hot” (heavy in alcohol), but tonight the tannins seem to be softening (especially after being “breathed” in the glass) and the fruit is coming through.

I love this contraption—I can try lots of different wines without paying a restaurant insane by-the-glass prices, not be afraid to open an expensive bottle and then have to finish it so as not to waste it, and I can drink only as little as my dinner requires. The argon capsules aren’t much more expensive than Whip-Its (um, don’t ask me how I know that) and I can keep several bottles opened yet sealed at once.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 19, 2017 01:14AM camillegal wrote:

Hi goils,

Sandy that contraption does sound good for a wine drinker. An if i had the GS cookies this afternoon, I wouldn't have them now, for sure.

SusyQ stop getting that cold, hear me? Thank u and Dara about the Willie an it comes in so many kinds, which I think is great. I do smoke, but for some reason smoking that doesn't agree with me, OK gotsta check it out. All I have is RA and Fibro and together it aggrevates me, and I'm getting older so.......

Dara u have to tell us what's going on. Humph (I really don't say that word, just the sound)

NM OJ??? Really. I don't even drink it in the morning an I take those stupid pills every day Of course u had to sit up, I hope u'r having a good sleep tonite. And too I'm sorry, u r always working--I wish u didn't have to.

Jazzy as usual u came thru with u'r pic for us. Beautiful.

Pegg Jazzy is a big pic. person an we all enjoy her adventures.

I think Lori has company this weekend.

Joey gave me a mini concert tonite. And I knew and recognized the songs. But he did say he had trouble with the trill (? I think that was the word, u gals know about this stuff) He still enjoys it and now I do too.

OK I'll try to sleep now,took my meds, hope they work.

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Feb 19, 2017 01:21AM camillegal wrote:

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Feb 19, 2017 07:15AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good morning, Loungettes! How is everyone this sunny, warm ayem? Sadie and I slept well last night, up around 7 ayem as we both needed to pee pretty badly.Need to find a way to get outside today. Need to get some exercise.Need to do lots of things, we'll see how much actually happens!

Peggy--GERD is a PIA, that's for sure.And OJ is good, just not after noon time for me!

Jazzy--beautiful!

Mema--so funny how DH's truck got drunk!

Cho--ooh, thin mints.I can eat those by the boxful!

Dara--yup, re-learned the lesson about drinking OJ after noon time.I even took some ranitadine to prevent the burn, but it didn't work very well.The only thing that really does help is sitting up, hence the sleeping in the recliner.But that's ok.Won't do it again for some time to come!

Chi--that sounds like quite the contraption, and I'm glad I gives you opportunities for fun with wines!

Cammy--yes, OJ.And I love drinking OJ.Just have to control it.

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Margarita's Cadillac Delight recipe

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Feb 19, 2017 07:47AM camillegal wrote:

Goo Morning Ladies,

Ha Ha I was the last one to write last nite so I bet u think I have nothing to say, don't worry I've got lots to say and none of it is interesting. First my D,d's stick so if u don't see a full word just put a d in there, it's to hard to correct. Also my Q'q's so if u see a u it'll be the Q OK?>?? They're pretty much partners.

Oh my BFF from 3rd grade finally got on FB and has a computer, we di loose touch for about 3 yrs. with me moving an her moving--(a mess) So she asked me if I was on messenger??? again and I'm not--Joey said it has to o with the phone and I sai I'll give her my email--Ugh she never had a computer and she knows messenger??? WTF, she's as stupid as me and she knows it. We went thru all of school together and then found out our dads worked together, we had a lot of fun times and I married her husbands best friend and we both got divorced but they moved her to FL and I hated him for that well I forgave him when he killed himself, but by then her mom moved there and her cousin and she was getting married again. Then she moved to some backwoods county in Ark. or somewhere, Anyway we always talked until we both moved. But growing up we did everything together we both liked the same boy, and we decide I could have him, and I did, then again we like the same boy so it was her turn an she took it. Anyway that was also my nite yesterday.

The kids have school off tomorrow and Leslie starts her regular schedule for her job. Done training- so she'll work 4 days a week about 20 hrs. So we'll see.

Sunday another whole week went by and Feb. is almost over too.

BTW SusyQ I'm surprised it's taking long for SSD But I think u'll get back pay when u start.

OK see ya all latah.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Feb 19, 2017 07:51AM camillegal wrote:

Jeez in the pewl again. It's nice tho. Good DOTD NM--Just relax today will u?

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Feb 19, 2017 08:15AM goldie0827 wrote:

Wacko, you poor dear. I can't believe you can't get any relief for your headaches. This is just horrible. Botox is suppose to help? Oooohhhhhh tanka ewe, prim, proper, beautiful and classy, wowsa. As I stick mese nose up in deair, not to be confused wif a dairy aire, you goygot INNOCENT!

Sandy, cracking up at a wino with a credit card. Our g'daug was selling GS cookies, we just sent in a donation. Last time we bought some, 4 boxes I think, they lasted 2 years!

Cami, the MMJ can help with pain, but it relaxes you too. And they also have topical creams you can rub on you that help with pain. We send my MIL some, she uses it on her shoulders for the RA, and she says it helps her a lot. Hers is hemp, which is not illegal. Glad to hear Joey is still playing. Violin? I foygot. How nice to reconnect with your old friend. Good luck to your DD on with the new job.

NM, I have some essential oils, and a mister for them. Just need to remember to use it!

Jazzy, what a beautiful sunrise! Nice of you to pop in and share! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I think you are spa-ing it, but at home too? I like to pronounce your city like albe-quirkey!

LDB, I really have not had an appetite issue for quite some time, at least 6 months, but the weight was just falling off. I'm maintaining for now, thank goodness, and not losing anymore. YES, you are entitled to your SS, which is why I applied. Might not live to retirement age, so taking what I can now. I was asking why you didn't take it sooner?

Company still here, leaving this morning. Here is a pic of me and Bentley, not very good, but good enough. Hoping Bella and Emma are doing ok.

AKA - Sugar Lusty Heat! Hair pictures on my profile. DON'T LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY, UNLESS YOU'RE PICKING THEM UP! Dx 3/27/2008, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2014, ILC, Right, Stage IV, 2/2 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 19, 2017 12:46PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Good afternoon friends- back from my second yoga retreat this year and it was fabulous! This one was local, so I came home to my own sweet little bed at night and spent time there during the yoga, for meals, some free time, etc. This center is a place I used to do retreats at years ago but then some change of hands happened and it was not available to us. But now it is back and she will do another one again next year. Love my yoga community.

Back home to get laundry done. I have a presentation I am doing this week at a local prof org I have to finish, a short story to type up for my class on Tuesday and my tax work to get to.

Will go back and catch up on your posts and write more to each of you later. Wishing you a good Sunday and glad you liked the pic!

Dx 9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Feb 20, 2017 01:52AM camillegal wrote:

Lori u look bootiful, and Bentley is so cute. OK I have to find out about this Hemp stuff--Leslie gave me Hemp body lotion (it's gone now) but she did say it was super for the skin. I don't really know anything about that tho.

Jazzy that seemed fast but u sound wonderful. U have a busy week this week, but get here as often as u can.

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Feb 20, 2017 02:04AM camillegal wrote:

Jonny happy birthday party dog

NM Have a wonderful day

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Feb 20, 2017 04:39AM camillegal wrote:

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Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Feb 20, 2017 05:37AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Had to do a quick scheduling session this ayem, forgot to do it yesterday.Fortunately I've got a system so it didn't take very long.Assuming I didn't miss anything crucial. If I did, it'll get picked up quickly enough.Morning meeting this ayem, family meeting this peeyem,long morning meeting tomorrow ayem, going to be a big meeting week this week.Sigh.But there is a Wine Tasting this weekend to look forward to.And lots of snow melted off this weekend, although there is still quite a bit, it is a lot easier to see over the snowbanks now.

Cammy--ah, the joy of sticky keys! Makes us be creative in our writing when we have to avoid certain letters.So nice to be able to reconnect to your 3rd grade BFF!I bet you have lots to talk about. Sadie and I did lots of relaxing yesterday, in fact, we are doing way too much, nothing getting done around the house!

Goldie--I bought myself a set of essential oils and a diffuser this weekend.Should come around the end of the week or early next week (I chose the cheapest, hence longest shipping method!) that I'm looking forward to playing with. Ah, you and Bentley are both so Wonderful looking!

Jazzy--Ah, the best of both worlds, a Yoga retreat AND your own bed!Taxes, oh, yeah, suppose I need to think of that, too.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the Birthday wishes, cake, drink and party!!

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Feb 20, 2017 06:46AM goldie0827 wrote:

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AKA - Sugar Lusty Heat! Hair pictures on my profile. DON'T LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY, UNLESS YOU'RE PICKING THEM UP! Dx 3/27/2008, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2014, ILC, Right, Stage IV, 2/2 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 20, 2017 06:49AM goldie0827 wrote:

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AKA - Sugar Lusty Heat! Hair pictures on my profile. DON'T LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY, UNLESS YOU'RE PICKING THEM UP! Dx 3/27/2008, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2014, ILC, Right, Stage IV, 2/2 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 20, 2017 07:31AM goldie0827 wrote:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM.

Bummer you have to work. Did you do anything special over the weekend to celebrate? You just gotta have ice cream on your birthday!

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AKA - Sugar Lusty Heat! Hair pictures on my profile. DON'T LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY, UNLESS YOU'RE PICKING THEM UP! Dx 3/27/2008, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2014, ILC, Right, Stage IV, 2/2 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 20, 2017 07:33AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Happy Birthday NM/Kim!

Dx 9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Feb 20, 2017 08:53AM hsant wrote:

Happy Birthday, Native! I hope you enjoy YOUR day

Dx 5/10/2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+, HER2- Surgery 6/11/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 7/1/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 20, 2017 12:42PM ChiSandy wrote:

Have a great birthday, Kim!

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 20, 2017 05:34PM PontiacPeggy wrote:

Happy Birthday, Kim!!!

Being totally bad - had Domino's pizza last night and the leftovers tonight. Along with a big glass of Lambrusco. No pepperoni on it. Decided that the tummy would rebel.

Dara, I decided long ago to live as I choose. I did quit smoking (which I still miss after 18 years) but that was a matter of $$$.

HUGS!

Peggy. Diagnosed age 68., Oncotype 13. Everything is doable - not easy, but doable. Dx 6/5/2014, IDC, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/23/2014, DCIS, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1 Surgery 7/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 9/2/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/17/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 20, 2017 06:42PM - edited Feb 20, 2017 06:44PM by Jazzygirl

Hi friends- little late in the day but wanted to pop in and say hi! Been busy catching up on things and getting some to-dos done for the week after the yoga retreat finished up yesterday. Really nice weekend of yoga, yogi fellowship, some time spent in the area down by the river, etc. I was not crazy about the food, and others felt the same so we gave her some good feedback on that. She wants to do something different next time for meals.

Some of you were talking about drinking and bc. Can't remember if I shared my MOs input on this here before (talked about it somewhere on the BCO threads), but the first MO I saw in 2013 during treatment in AZ told me to keep to 2-3 drinks per week max. I was pretty religious about that for a few years, allowed myself more when on trips, etc. I asked my current MO who sees me for my follow ups and he said he does not think it matters that much. We are more focused on me loosing weight which is more of an estrogen concern. I usually drink around social events or on get aways, there are times I don't drink anything for weeks. I am on enough medication that drinking is not the best for me anyways. I will always enjoy a glass of fine wine!

Dara- I am sorry the headaches persist. We talked about some yoga poses for migraines and other types of headaches this weekend. Not sure if you do yoga or are interested, but can send some links on this if you like?

ChiSandy- I am curious how many thin mints are in that box. You are such an amazing food writer. I heard there were people at the beach in Chicago today on the news?

Cami- where is this pain you are experiencing? In your tummy with the C-diff or somewhere else? I am sorry you are not feeling well. You need some mary jane.....

Goldie- that is a lovely photo of you. I hope you are doing okay with all the things you are going through with the meds and your father's passing. I would love to hear some more stories about your dad that are special to you if you want to share?

Were you the one who asked me about my bike? I did pick it up last week and got a ride in before I went off the retreat. It was raining yesterday, cold and windy today but may get out again tomorrow. I LOVE the new bike!

Pontiac- I am SO craving some pizza! I am with you that it is important to enjoy life. Quitting smoking was a huge thing to do and proud of you girlfriend.

NM- I got in to aromatherapy years ago. Been fan of the essential oils although I don't use them as much in the diffuser as I used to. Lavender and tea tree are two of my favs and useful for so many things. I used lavender on my forehead for persistent headaches. Can't wait to hear more when your goodies arrive! I hope you are having a good "birthday season" friend and that your week is going okay to start.

Mema- chicken tortilla soup. Was it good? Recipe you use on the internet?

Hsant- I saw a post awhile back about your dad having a pressure sore. Glad you got on top of that, and we had some challenges with our mom at one point around that. How is he doing? How are you doing?

I think I am missing a few people but that is it for now. Wishing you all a good evening! I am off to get some blood work done tomorrow morning in preparation to see my endocrinologist next week!


Dx 9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Feb 20, 2017 06:51PM Jazzygirl wrote:

NM, I just found your birthday present. You are welcome.

Wow, just look at that snow......


Dx 9/14/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Feb 20, 2017 09:42PM ChiSandy wrote:

The Polar Plunge was this weekend, ending this morning—the water was still in the mid-30s, but the air temp. was about 60 until the wind turned and the fog rolled in after about 2 pm. We stayed in the low 50s here by the lake. Inland, it hit 70. Some showers are expected in about an hour or two, ending in the morning, with a high of 65—presumably no “lake effect.” Wednesday’s high is forecast at 73. But Saturday will be in the 30s with snow showers, Sunday cold & dry (maybe 38), going back up to the low 40s Monday.

Had a Jovino ’13 Oregon Pinot Noir with my cheeseburger tonight. (Subbed out a salad for the fries). Bob had a short office day down near Midway, so I hung around the restaurant till he got there.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Feb 20, 2017 09:48PM PontiacPeggy wrote:

Jazzy, thanks. I was surprised when I found it easy to quit cold turkey after 35 years.

HUGS!

Peggy. Diagnosed age 68., Oncotype 13. Everything is doable - not easy, but doable. Dx 6/5/2014, IDC, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/23/2014, DCIS, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1 Surgery 7/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 9/2/2014 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/17/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 21, 2017 02:05AM Dara_Diverse wrote:

Happy Birthday Kim, sorry I am late! My bad. I hope you had a great day and indulged in something yummy to dwink! I will try to catch up when I am feeling better. I see my dentist tomorrow (well today, it's 3 aye em). I am in so much pain, I initially thought I had a salivary stone in my mouth again but now fear it is a horrible abscess in my gums. I just can't get an FN break! Percocet nor willie is doing much for my pain...I am actually skeered to smoke de willy. I've been taking 600 mg of ibuprofen which gives some relief but I am 'ahurting here. ~scream~ WELL, enough whining! Let's dwink! Yep, we need to sailabrate, it's NM''s birthday week, I think a birthday should be celebrated for the entire month but a minimum of one week since de partay is just starting! Who's in?

Let's partay!


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"Sugar Dazzle Thighs" *¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨* You can spend your life being angry about it. Or you can forget it and move on *¨*•¸¸¸.•*. CHEERS! Dx 6/1/2010, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 21, 2017 05:29AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Thank you for all the Birthday wishes!What a partay!I am so blessed to have such caring friends.I had a lovely day at work, with Sadie riding along.

Goldie--What a spread! And you areso clever to bake cake letters to spell my name!!!Love the cupcake dot for the "I".Ooh, M&Ms!Love M&Ms!And look at all the little bite size yummies!And all set up by the pool.You and the Tenders did a great job!Eye Candy, too!Didn't celebrate last weekend, going to celebrate this coming weekend.Going to take myself to Olive Garden, my fav restaurant for lunch before the wine tasting, got a coupon for a free dessert for my birthday to cash in.

Jazzy--Porp puppy, can't steal my cake cuz of the fire!That's ok, I'll put the fire out and share.

Thanks, Hsant, and I did have a nice day.

Chi--thank you!

Peggy--thanks!Ah, pizza, one of the essential food groups!

Jazzy--I've been playing around with aromatherapy for some time, looking to get more into herbology in general and essential oils of good quality are required for internal or topical use, so that was my b-day present for myself. For aromatherapy I really like Bergamot, Lavender, Jasmine, Cedar, Fir and Rose.I love playing with combinations of scents, too.And I have Eucalyptus and Camphor.I'm curious to see how different the good quality oils will compare with the moderately priced ones I've been using.So far at work the week is off to a decent start.We shall see how it goes.

THANK YOU, JAZZY!!!!!Great B-day present!

Chi--I don't often think about fine wine with cheeseburgers, but what a great combo!

Dara--I like "late" b-day wishes, they extend the B-day celebration season!I had a nice double limonchello with my hamburger stroganoff dinner.Scary when I can make a "gourmet" dish without a recipe!So sorry about your pain, the ibuprofen giving some relief hints at inflammation as the cause, I do hope the dentist is able to find and fix the cause ASAP.Having an abscess is not good, but once it's drained the pain goes away, almost like magic.

Princess Leia of Maine's DOTD:

Alien Birth

Ingredients

Directions

Pour Sour Apple and Gin in a shot glass. Drop Grenadine first, then the Irish Cream.

Best served in a Shot Glass.

Alien Birth recipe

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap

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