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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 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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Oct 16, 2017 09:23PM MemaSue56 wrote:

Sandy - thanks again for the 411. My dh tells me to only buy otc sleep aids that contain diphenhydramine. Which is what I take if I need it. But my med mmj (phx tears) works very well.

Jazz - my biopsy is on the 24th...so next week. I still don't have a f/up appointment w/my onco, will prolly get a call after the biopsy.

Time for mese bed....lubs all!!

'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 4/10/2014 Brain
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Oct 16, 2017 10:43PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Mema- oh I have it flipped around on the dates with you and Ill. Biopsy first and hope it is just nothing to worry about.

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-
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Oct 16, 2017 11:42PM ChiSandy wrote:

A 2014 Morgon with the duck breast I (ineptly) pan-seared--should have scored the skin and started it in a cold pan. Still yummy, though.

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- Surgery 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 17, 2017 10:14AM goldie0827 wrote:

Kim, it amazes me at how stupid some people can be. Sleep aide makes him sleepy so he's allergic! Give me a break. I'm surprised you didn't change the subject long before you did!

Oh how I have missed the banter between Cami and Chevy. Please stay ED!

Cami, I'm sorry you missed your outing with family. My DD is in MI, I had my time with her, so when she goes back to the VI makes no difference to me. I think she might be getting help from FEMA, do to lost employement. Glad to hear Les is hanging in there. Is she going to continue to work?

LDB, you too are very much loved and admired my love. I was so flabbergasted at my surprise that my husband planned for me. Benedryl always knocks me out. They gave it to me during my chemo treatments, had to go back to my hotel and get to bed! My DH takes some MMJ to help him sleep. IT WORKS!

Jazzy, you sure do make good use of your time!

Nothing here to report. Very smokey here this moring, I think it's just prescribed burns tho.

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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Oct 17, 2017 10:16AM goldie0827 wrote:

Oh, and a classmate of my DD's works at a newspaper and did an interview with her. Here is the link if you would like to read it. If not, that's ok too!

http://thecitizenonline.com/its-a-war-zone/

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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Oct 17, 2017 12:08PM illimae wrote:

Jazzy, I had my consultation today, which went well. The lesions are tiny and they expect to zap them successfully. Very low risks and no meds (steroids, etc) with them that small. The procedure is Friday morning and I'll have no restrictions for work or exercise. I am relived, I have a 5k in two weeks and plans for a little strawberry daiquiri party :)

I've got a lot of catching up to do here!

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) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) 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, Stage IV, metastasized to brain Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 17, 2017 03:20PM Chevyboy wrote:

Oh Cammi is such a brat!  She seems to be insinuatingly  (on that's funny... spell check has given up on me!)  She seems to be a-thinkin' that I am clumsy or something appropriate....and similar... which I am..... but she don't have to SAY it...too much...  sigh.....  I would be teasin' her more, but I know she has lots on her mind, and little brain... so I shan't  say anything disparaging..  Watch... she'll look that word up...

Sandy... I'm always amazed at how much you know about drugs and SE's !!!  I wish I knew 1/4 as much!  Even as much as I try and figure out, I'm always wondering if I am doing the "right" thing....  And I DO have Prednisone, but I'll wait to see what the Doc says....

The 1/2 of my nose, is the only problem I have....  (oh now shut up Cammi)....  I'm not used to taking Anything... no pills, no nothin!  And I'm always afraid of over-doing something when I am sick... or hurting....  So neither my Husband or I, take anything on a regular basis... So Thank you Sandy, for listening to me, and explaining the differences in those nasal sprays....  I'll just stick to once in the morning, and again at bed-time and one Claritin, morning and night...    

You are right about the allergy shots...  That's not the problem really, right now...  I just have it pinned down to my nose... 1/2 of it anyway... and what I did when I fell...  I'm thinkin' that the PC will refer me to an ENT...  if she can't have a good answer, as to why that one side seems "plugged".... with nothing in it!   



Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Oct 17, 2017 06:11PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Good afternoon ladies- busy day today, got 4-5 things in the cooker now for new work. Got an update on my new teaming opp for some info we put in for on a big project, and my teaming partner met with them on Friday and found out about some challenges going on that will have final decisions and start up delayed by a few more months. Been down this road before and said we can keep in touch but will leave it up to them to continue developing the relationship until the work is there. Par of for the course with healthcare projects this year. But in the meantime, I have a few other things popping and like it!

The weather here continues to be beautiful. I am looking forward to escaping to the mountains this weekend for my yoga retreat.

Ill- that is very good news that they found these things so early and have a good plan for treatment that won't have you down too long. We will be in your pocket and wish you a successful procedure and speedy recovery.

Goldie- so you are getting the smoke from the fires. These wildfires are horrific and heard there are like 50 in this one area of CA alone. Still a lot of people missing, some tragic stories and some wonderful reunions too. Do you have asthma? I cannot be around wildfire smoke, makes me SO sick. When we have fires here, I have to be indoors.

I love the article about your daughter. I have not been to St. Johns since my college years (a long time ago), but was amazed by the price of some of the rentals with the high end homes. Just wow! It was pretty earthy back when I went there, and my BF at the time and I did the platform tent camping at Cinnamon Bay for a week. My first time ever in the Carribbean. I googled it and good to see they still have it there. In my old age, this no longer appeals at all......

https://cinnamonbayresort.com/about/about-our-reso...

Mema- how is your neice coming a long? Is she going to be home for awhile or be able to return to school with some assistance? We are not hearing as much about this anymore with the next crisis that seems to follow quickly in this country, but know many have a long road out from this. Sending the family much love and to you to as you prepare for next week.

I made my next follow up apt for January today and learned my MO is now down to two days a week. Going to see the CNP this next time as I need to go on a Friday with some expected work travel soon. But in the end, I tell myself that he may be retiring before too long. I don't have my endocrinologist anymore either, but seeing her CNP in Dec too. Well, this is the world we were all told was coming, seeing nurse practionners vs. doctors. Anyways, I plan to keep up with my apts and will see how it all goes. I have this one more 6 month follow up with the MO's office in January, then everything goes yearly starting next summer. I am already off the 6 month imaging and surgeon visit and don't need to tell any of you how much of a relief that is.....

Back to the grind. Swimming tonight!


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-
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Oct 17, 2017 08:53PM NativeMainer wrote:

Good evening, Loungettes!Sorry not to poop in this ayem, but it was some cold in the house this ayem (as in 50 degrees) and I stayed in bed cuddled up to nice warm Sadie until the very last minute. As expected, the oil tank was filled today while I was at work, so the house is now warm enough that I can sit at the computer and type what looks like English, with pink instead of blue fingers. Did my Hospice day today, working all day at the Immunization/Travel Medicine clinic tomorrow, Wed/women/wine meeting tomorrow evening, garage doors being fixed Thursday, have Friday offand all to myself and Sadie, big wine tasting event Saturday evening. Not too bad a week!

Cammy--Sadie did miss me while I was gone. I didn't try to take her as a service dog, although she would have been a very welcome source of warmth, cuz she can't go all day without piddling and I didn't want to have to try to clean that up on a rocking boat! Did you know that service dogs are trained to go potty at specific times? I learned that back when I was working in the hospital and had a seeing eye dog come in with a blind patient. The dog stayed under the bed unless the patient was out of bed and moving around, and the patient gave us the schedule for when the dog was scheduled to go outside for potty business. If the patient's wife wasn't visiting at the time one of us took the dog out to a place the hospital designated for his doody spot. It is funny how people can be about germs, isn't it? Good for Leslie for going out and having some fun, though. That's as important as being careful about germs.

Mema--I'll make a special point of getting the digital camera charged up and running and take it with me more often. And especially for the cruise next year. I'm going to do one of the day long cruises every year that I can, they are so relaxing in a funny sort of way. I had planned to take pictures with the cell phone, but once we got moving I just wanted to unplug from anything remotely work or social media related and just experience and enjoy. So that's what I did. It really helped clear the cobwebs out of my brain and helped me re-center myself. Had some nice chats with some of the people on board, watched some people with serious cameras do some serious photography, and have a whole lot of mental pictures that I will be able to see in my mind's eye for ever.

Chevy--You do have a way with words!

Chi--I would never have thought about desensitization wearing off without exposure to the trigger, but it makes sense. And mold is just plain dangerous to some people. Mold and pollen counts are done here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the spring and summer, but not in the fall and winter. The changes in the counts are amazing sometimes. Imagine that 83 year old going up on the roof 5 days a week!

Jazzy--I'll let you all know when the special cruises are next year as soon as the schedule comes out, it would be great to have a bunch of us go on one! I'm with you on the need to work differently as we age. I am loving being in total control of when and how much I work. I love knowing I can say "no" when asked to work when I am tired or not feeling good. Now I just need to start scheduling some exercise time and sticking to it to get into better shape than I have been since being so sick last April.Still hard to prioritize myself, sometimes.

Chi-- one of the nice things about cooking is that the food can taste great even if it doesn't look as pretty as you wish it would!

Goldie--some people are truly odd. That guy really hated feeling sleepy, wanted to go from wide awake to sound asleep without any transitional sleepiness. Lots of people say they are allergic toa medication if it makes them feel a way they don't like feeling. Don't really understand the difference between an allergic reaction, a side effect, or an expected effect of a drug. Crazy world, sometimes!Hope the smokiness doesn't bother you, and it is just prescribed burns. WOW, what a powerful description of the effect of the hurricanes. Great article.

Ille--so glad to hear the lesions are tiny and the treatment expected to be very successful. They must be very small spots if they aren't going to prescribe steroids or other meds to help the rads. Will there be only one round of rads or more? It sounds like it's a one shot deal, and that is great!

Chevy--sounds like an ENT referral would be really helpful. It wouldn't take much, just a little camera up the nose to see what's going on.

Jazzy--wow, 4 or 5 projects cooking, that sounds great! Sorry the one is going to be delayed but it sounds like that's not unusual for you or causing any worry. I'm not sure I'd care for camping type accommodations, but the cottages do look nice!Still prefer my own bathroom rather than a communal one, though.

Dances with Hornets' DOTD:

RADIATION COCKTAIL

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz After Shock Fizzy Orange
  • 3/4 oz Sambuca
  • Red Bull

Build

1. Fill a rock glass with ice.

2. Pour in After Shock and Sambuca.

3. Fill the glass with Red Bull.

"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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Oct 17, 2017 09:58PM illimae wrote:

NM, yes, it's a one shot deal, estimated to take about 45 minutes. If I understood correctly, the reason for no meds is because they don't expect swelling as the lesions are so small that they don't believe my brain has recognized them yet and a couple of them could've been mistaken for blood vessels. While it sucks having something new and scary, like the brain, to stress about, I am really happy my headache got this discovered so early.

It gave DH some piece of mind too, he's terribly concerned but trying to hide it well.

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) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) 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, Stage IV, metastasized to brain Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 18, 2017 06:43AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Long time, no see!

Illi--I'm glad to hear that the lesions are so small. Talk about an early catch! And to only need a one-shot treatment is reassuring. Guess that headache was a good thing.

"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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Oct 18, 2017 07:57AM camillegal wrote:

Good Morni ng Ladies,

Lori what an article, u'r DD should be doing the news, it was so vivid, she's like u.

Ill those headaches were a blessing. I'm so glad there will be no meds and this will be over for u. U've had enough.

SusyQ always sending u prayers and a good outcome. U all are so special to me.

Kim I still think of the time <not to long ago> u were so sick, but that started u'r independence and u'r own time limits--u always sound happy now, without all the pressure u were under. And now u'r decluttering is really paying off. U could never have done any of this before.

Jazzy things look good for u and u always seem to make them good.??? And as everyone has said u can really describe what we re all taking so well, better than the Drs. can. Thank you.

Oh I almost forgot---CHEVY--- yes I did have to look up the word but then again I thought about u'r nose and the problems u'r having and thought who knows where ur nose has been over the years---u cant blame it on one thing. There's probably a few factors going on in there. Think about it

Teka I enjoy when u poop in, hope u keep at it.

Holy chit it's Wed. I don't recall Tuesday very well. but then again Tuesday is a no feel day.

Leslie is going for her wig today with Marty's cousin (she's close to her) so I hope she has luck, then her DH will come over and they'll order pizza and I've known him since he was like 10, I worked with his mom who passed away with cancer young too. So I've always liked him---They are the only 2 I actually like out of his family--Marty feels the same way. And Lori, she's not working now but she will go on things to introduce new products anyway, but that's all. She doesn't feel well all the time but it's not horrible so I hope it stays like this--sometimes she just stays in her PJ's and rests and her stomach is upset and I tell her just do things u feel like doing. Sometimes we just sit and talk for a while--she does have to go and get blood taken today and Katy will take her then onto the wigs. This is her main thing as I have mentioned and Joey's too. LOL

I hope everyone has a good day.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Oct 18, 2017 09:14AM goldie0827 wrote:

Chevy, do you have an appt to get that schnoz looked at?

Jazzy, the smoke we have is from controlled burns in the forests here in AZ. Surely they do those in NM to? No asthma here! Thank gooness! Ending any kind of treatment is always good, or follow ups. After I hit my 5 year mark, I told my onc I wanted to stay on 6 month check ups.Pretty cool that stay you did in the VI. I highly doubt it's still there after the hurricane. The park took a good hit, but all the island did.

NM, you mentioned working at hospice without any incidences! Amazing! Interesting about service dogs and potty schedules. LOL at your comment about Chevy having a way with words. I could listen to her and Cami all day long. It's been a month and a half and still no power on St. John.

Illona, I think Memasue had headaches too, which led to the discovery of brain mets. I wonder if that is always the case? Hoping the radiation kills all of those little RB's. (RB-Rat BasTURD)

Cami, my daughter was intviewed for the article, she didn't write it. LOL about Chevy's nose. Do you know what chemo Les is on? My hair started to fall out exactly 2 weeks after I started chemo.

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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Oct 18, 2017 09:36AM - edited Oct 18, 2017 09:37AM by Teka

Cami,

My childhood friend was a blessing for me during BC misery.

The following on Facebook from a local diner............

Donuts are ready!

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.
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Oct 18, 2017 10:50AM Chevyboy wrote:

Yes Goldie... In one week!  You know, I tried and tried to figure out what is wrong with it now...  I thought it was maybe polyps, caused from that face plant...  But now I think I might have hit it so hard, it sort of broke, or caused a deviated septum...  I'm going to go get some of those "Breathe Right" nasal strips, because if I hold it open, I can breathe better...  It doesn't hurt...  And after I did it, I kept ice on it...  but after reading all about it, I'll bet that's what I did...  

I know the nasal sprays are bad...  So I'll try and not use them...  It wouldn't help the problem if it IS what I think it is...  Except they DO reduce the swelling somehow....  

Now Cam...  At least I didn't fall on my nose whilst pole-dancing.... at midnight.... in the alley....  and you were standing there all naked and laughing and trying to get the cars to stop...  Scared them 1/2 to death!   The Police were really nice to you.... considering.....  Sorry they took you away so fast like that....  I felt bad, seeing you hauled away in the back of the Police Car, screaming out the back window....  Did you get any of their numbers?  Thought so.

Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Oct 18, 2017 12:34PM Dara_Diverse wrote:

Pooping in for a minute whiles eating mese lunch.

Lori, great article, Bless your daughter for helping as she did.

LMAO and the chat between Cam and ED.

ED, sorry about the nose, looks so ouchy. Hope you get it bixed all up.

Best wishes going out to ya Ill and Mema, prayers and hugs to you goils and to all mese goils for dat matter.

Hi to everyone too!

Gotta fly

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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Oct 18, 2017 02:40PM - edited Oct 19, 2017 12:41AM by ChiSandy

Chevy, was gonna suggest that the fall might have broken your nose just enough to deviate your septum—Bob was born with one and if the sinuses on the “good" side clog up he can't breathe through his nose. If those strips work for you, then you probably don't have one or it's not completely deviated. See an ENT anyway. (DS surgery isn't for everyone—Bob opted out when he was younger because recovery can be worse than the original symptoms).

DDS yesterday said my pain was not dental-related and probably either due to a low-grade infection or salivary gland problems—should see an ENT once I'm done with my upcoming trips this and next week.

Speaking of which, I've procrastinated packing for my IA City trip today (conference is tomorrow thru Sunday), so I'd better get cracking. My room is paid for, so if I get a late start driving today, no biggie. Only a four hr drive. But hit the ground running tomorrow—part of the Songs for Seniors caravan (others are depending on me since I'm providing a PA and one of the rides, & we gather in the lobby at—ugh—8 am). This is gonna be my last “Folk Music Hunger Games"—getting too old & lazy for this chit. Late night showcases and sadistically early-morning breakfasts & panels. Had I not prepaid and volunteered for stuff, I'd have backed out.

So if I'm silent around here till Sun. night, when I return, no need to worry.

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- Surgery 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 18, 2017 03:21PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Good morning in to afternoon friends- into my on the go day and started with breakfast with a fellow music friend and cancer survivor. My friend is doing fine for the most part, a bit tired but who isn't? I know most of you can relate to that on some level. Got another resume sent off for another opportunity in the pacific northwest and hoping to get some phone interviews next. This afternoon is work on the house time and more decluttering. We may get some rain tomorrow.

Goldie- yes we do have the prescribed burns. Although we have mountain nearby, most of those burns are further north and tend to be more in the spring. We do have some big farm fire in the valley south of year and been warned about smoke in the air but don't smell a darned thing so must be far enough away with winds going elsewhere?

And yes, I bet Cinnamon Bay got creamed in that storm. I have fond memoires of the beaches on St. John, my first tropical paradise ever. So beautiful. I am glad your DD is getting some help from FEMA. We are not hearing as much about the hurricane stuff like we had been.

NM- how is your hump day sister? Miss Sadie too?

Cami- yes, trying to make the best of all the opps. I am in a prime time for some juicy new contracts. Between Oct to March is the best time to find project work in what I do. In the zone.....

Dara, dara, DARA- hi girlfriend! Hope things are going well and thanks for pooping in.

Chevy- did you get checked out by a doctor or CNP to be sure you did not break anything?

Teka- I saw on the news there were some people in an airport trying to build the tallest donut structure and break a world record? Something like only 3 1/2 feet is the record. Then what, you eat them all? Those donuts look good.

Well, ha ha on me, got to the pool to swim today and forgot to bring my bathing suit! Usually I put it on before I go, but thought I had packed it after getting home from morning apt and errands. Duh! Not enough time to go back and get it and make it worth the time. So I will go tomorrow. Too much going on today I think? The leaves are turning down by the river and will go walk down there later before music class. The pool will be there for me tomorrow.

Wishing everyone a good rest of this wonky Wednesday!



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-
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Oct 18, 2017 05:31PM Chevyboy wrote:

Hey gals...  Yeah Sandy, that's what I'm thinking...  and no, even if I have that, I won't have surgery...It didn't really bother me when it first happened...  just later on...  One of the sites mentioned the strips might help...  for that.

But I'm going next Tuesday...  I have to get a referral from her if I have to see an ENT anyway.  I'm still lucky that's all I did!

The leaves are all so beautiful here...  Bright yellow, red and bronze!   And the sun-rise this morning was amazing!  So many things to make you happy...Smile

Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Oct 19, 2017 12:47AM - edited Oct 19, 2017 12:49AM by ChiSandy

Just checking in after a 5-hr drive and a nail-biter of a game (much of it spent trying to get engineering to make the channel work on my TV). DOTD was a glass of Domaine Chandon Brut (which I brought up to my room to eat with my to-go sashimi from the new sushi bar next to the hotel). Was quite appropriate because the Cubs are stayin' alive (and won't face the humiliation of losing a 4-game sweep at home). Can't watch Game 6, because conference showcases start tom'w night.

Off to bed now--gotta be up by 7; and dressed, caffeinated (if not fed) and in the lobby by 8. My first showcase is at 1:30 am. (Hope I can nap after lunch).

And in 12 min. it'll be Bob's 68th birthday. (We'll celebrate in Vegas next week, along with Gordy's 33d).

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- Surgery 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 19, 2017 07:13AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin' Ladies.

Well Chevy I have to say I got everyone of those cops numbers and did whatever I could for the uniform, but as long as u didn't get arrested it was worth it. Very worth it.

Leslie went to the Dr. yesterday and again things are worse now she's a full blown stage III and might be going to a stage IV, She had a test at another hospital about 4 yrs ago so they compared and this Dr. wondered why they never called her back, cuz she saw 2 lymph nodes that were lit up, so she couldn't figure that one out. Leslie is in a stupor cuz apparently they cleared her and told her she was good for another 5 yrs before she needed another mammo. WTF---this is crazy now. Lori she started with the Red Devil and another one and the Dr. told her after her 2nd one she'll be loosing her hair. So she's doing another shop day to find one she really likes--but the Dr. did say we don't like to call it the red devil, but no one knows it's name, cu that's what I called it. I feel more worried now than before, they just keep on finding more in there everytime they do anything. I'm glad she's focusing on her wig right now so that's main in her head Oh this is all chit, the RB.

I have to try to get some sleep I don't want Les to think I'm more worried than I am.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Oct 19, 2017 08:09AM goldie0827 wrote:

Illona, praying for you that the one zap does the trick.

Teka, need some cider to go with dem donuts.

OMG Chevy, I am cracking up as you "watch Cami get hauled away". I mentioned earlier that you guys remind me of Lucy and Viv, I meant Lucy and Ethel. What show was Vivian on?

Jazzy, I think its cuz the news is focused on the fires in CA. But you are right, nothing more on the Vegas killings, the earth quake in Mexico. Nothing on the islands, except maybe some about PR, nothing on TX.

Awww Cami, big hugs for you, of course you are worried about your baby. I am so sorry to hear this. And especially the fact that the doc says she saw the nodes on the old mammo. Sort of reminds me of what happened to me. In the end, we still have cancer, but it could have been caught sooner. I thing the Red Devil is the Adriamycin, and then she is probably on Taxol or Taxotere.

To go with those donuts Teka brought to the lounge.

Apple Cider Mimosas

Apple Cider Mimosas. This is the best and easiest cocktail for Fall! Apple Cider loves Champagne :) | The Cookie Rookie

Ingredients

  • Apple Cider
  • Champagne
  • gold and silver sprinkles for rim of glass (optional)
  • apple slices for garnish (optional)


Instructions

  1. Dip the top of each champagne glass into water and then dip in the sprinkles to coat.
  2. Pour each champagne glass 1/2-3/4 full with apple cider.
  3. Top with champagne
  4. Enjoy!


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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Oct 19, 2017 08:47AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Thirsty Thursday! Waiting for the repairman to come and fix the garage doors today. I really miss the convenience of having the car in the garage. No waiting for frost to melt off or to scrape it off, car is relatively warm when I get it in, better flight of stairs to carry stuff up into the house from the garage. I'm really appreciating having the dishwasher back in working order, too. Somethings are just so worth the expense! Sadie won't be very happy when the guy comes since she'll be relegated to the bedroom to be sure she doesn't get loose and isn't underfoot "helping." But I'll take her for a ride after, need to go to the farm store and get some milk and half and half and maybe some eggs, and see what else is there.

Cammy--you are right, I could not have gotten my life back in control working full time. I feel so much better, and so much happier with things the way they are now. And I pray I never get as sick as I was last spring. And I'm taking steps to make sure I don't! I hope Leslie found a couple of really good wigs. And I think she's smart to take it easy on the work front, and not try to work full time if she doesn't feel up to it. There is so much pressure from the world to carry on with life during cancer treatment as if nothing else is going on, and that is just too much of a burden for manypeople.

Goldie--Still no power on St. John? Wow. That is some serious devastation. I feel for the people living there. No power makes it hard to boil water and do all the other things you have to do to stay safe and healthy in that kind of situation.

Teka-- oh, yum!

Chevy--your poor nose! You and Cammy get into the most unbelievable trouble!

Dara--hope you had a yummy lunch!

Chi--I hear you about the too old for late nights and early mornings!I can manage one or the other, but not both anymore. Have a good trip and try to get some sleep!

Jazzy--LOL, forgetting the bathing suit! Sounds like something I would do. I had a nice Wednesday, 8 hours of clinic time that was slow, so did very little and a nice get together at a local restaurant with a couple of friends after. Sadie is keeping the neighborhood well under control and alerting me to everything that goes on.

Chevy--leaves changing color are beautiful, aren't they? Especially in the sunrise and sunset lighting. My favorite is the bright yellow of birch trees against the robin's egg blue sky on abright day.

Chi--I'm like you, got to be at least caffeinated in the mornings, and generally around 2 peeyem as well. But a 1:30 ayem showcase??I'd absolutely HAVE to have a nap with that kind of schedule.

Cammy--oh, no, I can't believe what Leslie is going through!I take it the change in stage isn't changing the treatment plan? It's just plain wrong when something gets overlooked like that. ARGH.

Dances with Hornets' DOTD:

Irish Russian

Ingredients

Directions

Add the ingredients in the order listed in the recipe. Care must be taken when adding the guinness to prevent an excess of foam. Do not add ice.

Best served in a Highball Glass.

"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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Oct 19, 2017 11:51AM karentwriter wrote:

I just saw these for my Walking Dead premiere party....

Ingredients

1/4 cup ice
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 ounces black vodka
1/2 ounce triple sec
orange wedge, for garnish

Instructions

1. In a cocktail shaker, add orange juice and triple sec over ice. Shake well, and strain into a glass.
2. Using the back of a spoon, pour black vodka slowly into a glass so that the vodka sits atop the orange juice and triple sec mix.
3. Carefully dip one edge of the orange wedge into the vodka for a spooky presentation, and sit the wedge on the rim of the glass.


And apparently it's very easy to make your own black vodka as the most popular brand has distribution issues. The recipe for that was interesting. It called for a bottle of vodka, 10 drops blue food coloring, 10 drops red food coloring and 8 drops green food coloring. I wonder why they wouldn't just suggest black food coloring...interesting. Anyhoo, I'm making this and one other shot for the premiere. The shot is simple and generally my cocktail of choice, vodka and cranberry juice.

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces black vodka, chilled
1/2 ounces cranberry juice, chilled
1 cherry, for garnish
red sugar crystals, for rim

Instructions

1. Fill a small cocktail glass with ice.
2. Rim glass with red sugar crystals.
3. Pour cranberry juice over ice, and gently layer black vodka over juice.
4. Garnish with a cherry.

Dx 9/28/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 10/11/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/6/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy
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Oct 19, 2017 12:12PM - edited Oct 19, 2017 12:22PM by Teka

Cami,

What a downer for Leslie.

She is blessed with a loving Family!

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.
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Oct 19, 2017 12:21PM - edited Oct 19, 2017 12:24PM by Teka

Jazzy,

I would like to see a pic of the tallest donut structure.

goldie,

Yes............Apple Cider Mimosas.

karentwriter,

Yum!

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.
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Oct 19, 2017 03:02PM Chevyboy wrote:

Cams.... I wish I could say something intelligent.... but ..... you know........  So sorry about Leslie...  But with you being who you are, and putting on a good face, will help her through this....  Just don't talk to much to her about it, unless she asks...  Then only tell her what you think you know, even if you don't...  We don't have to help someone by knowing all the facts, because, you know, we really don't!  Things can change with her...  day by day!  

And even stage 4 gals are living longer every day!  I know they go through hell, trying to beat all that's wrong with them... but every day is a gift for them.....  Now like with you and me.... hell, we could fall off a curb, or get hit by a tree limb, so never mind cancer!   

Just be there for her...  Even if and when you are worried, don't let her know it.... Joey too....  Her family is there to hold her up, even when she is down....  Even though those damn Doc's can't get together on WTH they are talking about, maybe soon, they will come up with a plan...  

You can STILL go there, and quietly beat the crap out of all of them, and TELL them you would like for ONE of them to pretend they know what is going ON !!  And if you need me to come out there, I will!   

Hang in there little Cam....  I'm here for you little one............ xoxo

Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Oct 19, 2017 03:04PM Chevyboy wrote:

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Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Oct 19, 2017 03:40PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Oh great Chevy, I can't unsee that now....

Here is a drink that came off Cost Plus World Market web site

https://www.worldmarket.com/blog/recipe/blood-oran...



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-
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Oct 19, 2017 03:43PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Teka- for you!



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-

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