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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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May 16, 2018 08:31AM goldie0827 wrote:

I found the desk picture, I did post it earlier. But you can see here. Everything within reach, putting stuff where every she can find room. There was stuff all over the floor, that was knocked over or whatever, she can't reach it or doesn't want to, so it was just left.

She is now 24 hours with a diaper. At home she would at least use her potty chair for BM's, not now! Sorry if TMI! Also, sort of brags about being on hospice. As she often says, "I'm hospice now, so I can get whatever I want, and sleep as much as I want".

You see how yellow those picture frames are. That is from nicotine. It wouldn't even come clean with bleach, I tried!

On the floor, which you can't see are snacks!


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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May 16, 2018 01:13PM mistyeyes wrote:

It has been a while since I have been on the site, it took a while to catch up with everyone. I love the vacation pictures and Destin is a nice area. My family all lives close so we are busy with all of them. Mothers day they were all at my house. My parents- 2 sisters and their spouses, children & grandchildren, and my children and grandchildren. My husband is retired and does a lot to help and usually has to pick up our daughters kids after school because she works late sometimes. If it runs too late then I take them home and get them ready for bed it helps her out, but tires me out for work the next day. So between work, home and family, I am not on the boards as much as I would like. I think of you all a lot and love to read about what's going on. I am happy when all is good and say a prayer for those going through a hard time.

IDC right- Stage IIA, Grade 3,ER-,PR+,HER2+ Dx 11/15/2016, Right, PR+, HER2+
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May 16, 2018 04:59PM MemaSue56 wrote:

Hellllow DahhhhLinKs!!

Yes it tis I, finally. I miss you ladies!!

NM - love how u stuck to ur guns and didn't accept the 4th day of work. I'm so excited that you are teaching. You are made for it. Sadie seems to be her ol self, we are blessed to have our pets around us. They create love and laughter that we all need.

Cami - I missed what surgery u had?? So glad Leslie is done w/the rads but the menopause stuff...eww weee, good luck!

Lowee - OMG!!!! I am flabbergasted about all the BS u've had to deal with and are still dealing with, Wish I could help, so how bout a date at da pool w//da tenders giving us both ANYTHING we want...wooowooo.

Sandy - thanks for the info on the combo-lock luggage. Thank goodness for the Web.

Dare from Kansas!!! I LOL every time I see 'Kansas"...thanks for making me laugh. I sure hope u find work soon....got to b so hard on ya...Meet Lowee and I (and anyone else) at the poolbar for some pampering...wootwoot.

Jaybird - I've been away a long time too from this site. Congrats on getting your drains out soon. B praying for ya.

Ill - wish I was with u on the beach....looks so serene...jes what I need and probably sev other gals too. ENJOY!!!

Jazz - Here Here...nicely put about all the moms out there.

Well time for me to get something constructive done....Hope all had a GR8 mommies day!!

Lubslubslubslubs

'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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May 16, 2018 06:50PM ChiSandy wrote:

Jackie, I can get bacon quite crisp in the microwave, just by cooking it a few seconds longer. If I'm headed out your way, I might ask about that gourmet store that roasts its own beans. Nothing like freshly roasted coffee! Lori, I used to nuke my coffee in the microwave, but ever since Gordy got me an Ember mug I never have to do that. Weird & wonderful to have that last swig in the cup still hot, at the perfect temp!

With roast beef last night, I Coravined a couple glasses (Gordy had some) of Williams-Selyem 2011 Bucher Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. At my age, I've decided not to save the good stuff for later unless I have only a bottle or two of it.

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 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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May 17, 2018 07:37AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin; Ladies,

SusyQ it's good to see you. But u didn't say much about you. I think of you often and how ur doing. Oh it was my SIL that was operated on not me, for sure. And he went back to work yesterday, so we're all happy.

Misty totally understand how busy u r. When ur helping out with grandchildren it starts a whole new world of things to do. Just hoping u can do it and feel OK.

Kim when ur teaching do u teach different people in one day, or is it all different classes. U know I don't know those things anymore.What is the average age or is it all mixed up.

Lori I was thinking <boing> ur going to MI in just a few weeks, when I hear June my brain is still like oh tat's a way ahead, but it's not. Ur DH is on some strong stuff. How is he acting day to day, I mean can u tell a lot, is he sleepy a lot or just quiet??? We all react different in someways and I'm sorry he's in so much pain.

Sandy u know I know nothing about wines, but everytime u talk about them, I wonder if I could have just a small glass without repercussions cuz of meds, not for any other reason, u just make them sound so good and wine was always my choice of drinks. I actually liked white and red sometimes, so I go both ways. And in the summer an occasional beer or a cool drink made with vodka---hmmm all sounds good right now. And really why wait for a special occasion, every day is special so just enjoy. I always ask about Gordy I'm really not that nosy I just like to read about happy and this sounds like it to me. Sandy I think on here someone else is from near Chicago, but I don't remember who....

Wow I feel like I'm being pushed into our pewl, which is fine with me, it just takes me so long to post.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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May 17, 2018 09:51AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Thirsty Thursday! Boy is this old body thankful for a sleep in this morning. The feet are still muttering about the day of high heel, lesson learned. Don't wear high heels for 8 hours, with 6 hours of standing and walking without working up to it. The back and other body parts are muttering about 6 hours a day of standing and walking, I am WAY too out of shape and need to start the walking program NOW. Going to sit down today and make some notes for the next class that will include those items plus a few more.Did get my annual observation done, got 12 "Excellent" and 3 "Good" ratings, and a comment about keeping side conversations reigned in. I knew the side conversations were getting out of hand, and know I need to work on that. I'm anxious to see the survey results from the class. It will be the first survey report and I'm thinking it will really give me some clear areas to focus on improving. Overall it was fun and I am so happy with it. I even managed to surprise Sadie by getting home early again!

Cammy--I would love to take Sadie to class with me, but that's frowned upon by the college powers that be. Sleepy girl was much more awake the last 2 days. The room got so warm that it was hard not to get sleepy, we had to get up and move a lot to keep the blood going. The shoes I wore Monday are a pair I really like the look of, and go with so many outfits that I'm going to be sad not to wear them again. It will just have to be shorter times or I will need to spend more time in them before hand. Can you picture me prancing around the house doing housework in 2 inch wedges? I'd probably break my ankle! I think it's sweet of Dan to work so hard to get the phone all set up so you have to just hit one button for things. That can be a real time saver! I hope Leslie and Marty have a good time for the holiday weekend. They both deserve a bit of a break! I think it's wonderful that Joey wants to stay with you and do the scary movie and talk time you missed last summer. I'm sure someone will give you a ride to the restaurant. Hmm, Joey must be almost old enough to be thinking about driving, isn't he? That'll bring a new sense of freedom to everyone!

Goldie--I do use my microwave quite a bit, but mostly for warming up food. When I make a recipe of anything there's always enough for days for me, and nuking a plate is quick and easy. Unfortunately, there are lots of prepared and unhealthy foods that come already packaged for the nuker, and are even quicker, and can be very tempting when I'm hungry and tired.I really need to do more meal planning. 10,000 mg of salt??? WOW!Let's just hope he's not a sodium sensitive hypertensive! Not everyone is, that's why the low sodium diet thing doesn't work for everybody. Still, that is a LOT of sodium. You did post a pic of your Mom's desk at home, I remember how crowded at was. But she did have everything at hand and didn't need to get up at all!Dealing with that kind of hoarding is hard in a nursing home. Maybe the salt lamp can get accidentally knocked over and broken? Or dropped and broken when being handed over to Mom? Not very nice but would solve that one problem, unless she decided to order another one, but that's a whole different story! Don't you love the way some states have decided the maximum dose of medication a person can have? I expect they will pass laws next to limit the kinds of pain problems patients can have, or limit how high pain can be reported before it becomes illegal pain (7 out of 10? 9 out of 10?) and doesn't have to be treated. I can see the triage nurses in the Emergency Rooms now telling someone "I'm sorry, we can't treat you. You have 3 pain related diagnoses and we are only allowed to treat patients with two or fewer.""Sorry, can't help you, your pain is 9 out of 10 and we can't accept patients with pain higher than 8 out of 10.""Even though your pain is lower than the cut off, low back pain not related to compression fracture has to be treated at the low back pain clinic across town, you need to go there." A company that changes its name really needs to pay attention to the details like that and notify EVERYONE they do business with, especially via fax and e-mail to keep from creating breaks in care. And I'm sorry, but $100 for two medications IS a big deal.

That pic is just as jaw dropping the second time around!

Misty--Glad you could poop in and ketchup us on your life! You sound pretty busy, and that's a good thing, right? Hugs!

Mema--So happy to see you!Pull up a bar stool and grab a dwinkie and join the gossip fest!

Chi--Don't blame you for not saving the good stuff for later. In my experience, either later never comes, or whatever I'm saving has gone bad, out of style, no longer fits or generally doesn't work!

Cammy--I only teach one class, to one group of students at a time. Each course is for 3 days.The next course is in July, on the 9th, 10th and 11th. The average age of this group was in the 20's and 30's young adults, many with families, one pregnant. Other classes have been a bit older on average.

Countess Bunty Rothschild's DOTD:



"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 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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May 17, 2018 12:30PM Jazzygirl wrote:

NM- I love those bar stools. One of the most fun bars I ever went to was the Million Dollar Cowboy bar in Jackson Hole, WY. My sister and I were out at a dude ranch almost 30 years ago to ride for a week and ended up at this place. I see it is still there and a fun video. You have your choice of riding regular cowboy or side saddle.



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 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel 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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May 17, 2018 06:27PM ChiSandy wrote:

Heels are a dealbreaker for me these days. (Heck, I won't even wrestle with pantyhose--thigh-highs are dressy enough if I must wear a skirt, which I also prefer not to wear). I have found enough glitzy sandals and cushy dress flats or low wedge pumps that if people want to mumble behind my back about my choice of footwear, that's their problem. It's not like I'm wearing gym shoes with an evening gown.

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 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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May 18, 2018 07:36AM goldie0827 wrote:

Hi Misty, welcome back to the lounge.

Sue, I'm like Cami. You had lots to say to everyone, but never said how you were doing.

Cami, DH seems to act differently. At first he was very talkative, now he's on the same thing, lower dose but more frequently, and he's crying about everything! I don't know what the hell is going on! I go to MI June 4. 2 weeks from Tuesday.

NM, I'm sure you will get raving reviews. YES, my mom is a hoarder of sorts. Even when they bring her food, things have to be moved. She has stuff EVERYWHERE, within reach. Her night stand, rolling table, wheel chair and even on the bed. Too funny about breaking the salt lamp! I will share that with my brothers, if only for a laugh. They are getting better about telling her know, then she calls me and asks me to ask them and to beg if i have to! It's $100 for EACH medication! A gal at my oncs office is working on it for me, and going to keep checking back weekly. They told her I would be first on the list if more funding comes along. The desk, from what my brothers say, is where her "bed area" are starting to look like. Not with pills, of course.

Sandy, so true about not worrying about what people think of the shoes I wear. You just can't see what others are dealing with, as in, you walk in someone else's shoes....pun intended!

Onc appt went well. Will just carry on as I have been. Showed him some pictures of my feet, he suggested super glue for the open cracks and told me to be careful they don't get infected. I also asked about taking a 2 week break from the FU pills, he said that's fine.

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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May 18, 2018 07:42AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy TGIF day! Had a lazy day yesterday, then went to a wine tasting. Organic wines from Italy and Spain, bought a bottle of La Corte del Pozzo Bardolino. It's a red that's lighter than most, to my taste, very fruity, makes me think of spring and summer. Got it in the fridge cuz I think it's going to be great chilled, and plan to open it for dinner tonight. Going to a Mystery Dinner Theater tomorrow evening, should be a lot of fun, haven't been to one in ages! Going with a couple of friends, can't wait! Sadie and I had a lovely day yesterday lounging on the deck, playing fetch and listening to an audio book. Just warm enough to do that comfortably with a sweater on, can't wait to be able to get some real sun on the skin.

Jazzy--That Million Dollar Cowboy bar looks like a lot of fun!

Chi--The heels I wore Monday are a pair I bought more than 5 years ago. They really don't fit like they should but they do look so cute. Time to let them go, though. There are lots and lots of what I call work appropriate shoes that are not heels that I can wear comfortably, so time to invest in a couple pair, I think.

Countess Bunty Rothschild's DOTD:

Shoe Maker Cocktail

2 oz Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey 12yr

1 oz Fino sherry

1⁄2 oz sugar syrup

1 dash Orange bitters

2 Raspberries

1 Orange slice

1 Orange peel

Garnish:

1 sprig Mint sprig

Raspberry

How to make The Shoe Maker Cocktail

Add dash of bitters, raspberries, orange slice & sugar syrup to shaker tin and muddle.

Add sherry, Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey castle 12yr and ice and shake.

Double strain into old fashioned glass and top with crushed ice.

Express orange oils from peel and discard.

Garnish with mint sprig and raspberry.

"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 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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May 18, 2018 07:47AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin Ladies,

KIM SHOES, OOOHHH how could u think wearing them 8 hrs. would work,,,Its different if ur used to them, but I know never could I wear them---I'm a mess tho I've actually gone out with puffy slippers...my feet swell so much reg. shoes don't work for the summer, have to wear long summer dresses or pants, my legs are always wrapped, that's why I need figuring out what I'm going to wear is such a big deal anymore. And yes I think meds have been priced recockulously. I remember last year when one of mine was 1,400.00 for a month and I could no way afford them so after haggling around it was 60.00---WTF---What that tells us is obvious---there are people who can afford them so they are making a fortune on meds, period. Wow u have to be such an interesting teacher, I hope they all realize that, very lucky to have you. .See how honest u are, I would say Sadie is a service dog. LOL

Jazzy of course it's always great to see u, but are u doing all right---can we help ???

Well Leslie went to urgent care yesterday, they said she has a semi collapsed lung and pneumonia, and if she doesnt feel better today to go to the hospital, her immune system is really shot and yes we all wish Joey could drive now, it would help so much . They had a fun weekend planned too, so she's really aggravated now. And I can't really help doing things for her...And Joey is either going to have an ulcer or meltdown before he's 15.

Sandy it is fun time with shoes tho, so u can wear lots of fun flats to go anywhere now. That's a good thing.

I'll be bockkk

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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May 18, 2018 08:16AM camillegal wrote:

OK, I just got out of the pewl when u both knocked me in.

Lori pain meds do funny things, of course this is not from a Drs. point of view,just mine. I've always had a happy personality, even waking up I smile and hug, and like that thruout the day. remember a while ago I told everyone when I was young I used to drive my brothers, sister and even parents sometimes cuz I was always up on anything and drive them nuts. Well of course I can't say positively, but I see myself with such sad days. it's not like me at all---even tho my pain isn't what it was I still think it's my pain meds, I always think u trade one thing for another with certain drugs and take the lesser of 2 evils. But it is devouring part of us. Like I said NO MD around my name, just life. So maybe this might be happening.

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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May 18, 2018 05:31PM ChiSandy wrote:

Lori, there's a condition called Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) that causes inappropriate outbursts of laughing &/or crying. I know that they're using a high-potency Rx version of the cough suppressant dextromethorphan now to control it. (Seen the commercial). Perhaps your DH's meds had been adequately working on the nerve or portion of the brain that suppresses that response, and reducing the dosage may be allowing it to manifest out of control.

Cami, FootSmart.com sells a unisex slipper with a back that opens and closes with velcro to conform to the foot. It can fit over LE bandages and comes in different colors.

Talk about high drug prices! I've tried nearly every PPI for my reflux (GERD): Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, Protonix--branded & generic, Rx and OTC, daily or twice a day, with and w/o food. I got occasional nocturnal breakthrough regardless of what I ate & drank, when I consumed it, and how high my upper body was propped up in bed. Then Takeda came out with a new formulation of lansoprazole (the generic of Prevacid) that releases a 4-hr bolus of the drug when taken at bedtime and then the full 24-hr dose 4 hrs. later. (To mimic that, I'd have to take 2 generic OTC Lansoprazole at bedtime and get up 4 hrs later to take another 2, then another 2 in the morning--even at Coscto's prices, that adds up). Unfortunately, though the FDA has approved a generic form, it won't be available till the patent expires in 2020. Not surprisingly, because it's the only game in town, it's an arm and a leg. When I first started taking it in 2011, my co-pay was zero, because I had a discount coupon and private group insurance. When I switched to Medicare PartD in 2016 when I turned 65, I could no longer use coupons and my co-pay jumped to $30/mo, then $60; when I switched to a 90-day supply, it was $240. Last year it hit $409 which kicked me into the donut hole soon after the first refill. Picking it up again today, and expect to end up in the donut hole again (most of my other meds are cheap but my Ventolin inhalers are $94 for three, every 2 mos.--I don't use that many, but Gordy does, even with the cheap $5 ones I buy when I go to Europe--he has lousy drug coverage). The third refill's donut hole co-pay would be...$900+! Yup--ten bucks a pill. It and my other drugs usually drag me out of the donut hole...for the last 3 weeks of Dec. Yeah, my letrozole dips from $9/mo to $5--but the Dexilant would still be about $400. (GoodRx.com says they can't beat PartD prices).

So when I told Bob, whose office authorized and called in this latest refill, he asked "what's it cost in Canada?" Logged in to CanadaDrugs.com, and found 90 days is $337. Bob said to buy as much as they'll sell me--because the DOJ is putting them out of business in July--which is 270 pills. I know it doesn't count towards either the amount that kicks me into the hole or drags me out, but we'll do the math and see what my next benefits summary says. If it doesn't look like I'll fall into the hole, I will take the Canadian stuff when this latest refill runs out. If I do go into the hole, I will refill at CVS in August in the hopes that and the Ventolin will drag me back out in Dec.--and start the Canadian 9-month supply in Jan. 2019 when my new drug year starts and the meter resets to zero. Barring some insanely expensive antibiotic, MBC drug (hope not), or insanely unconscionable Martin-Shkreli-esque price hike on my generics, I will stay out of the donut hole in 2019. By 2020, the generic comes out, and (unless our current regime knuckles under to Big Pharma or guts Medicare) the amount that triggers the donut hole will be smaller and so will the "official" out-of-pocket amount necessary pull me out of the hole--at some point the hole is supposed to be eliminated.

CanadaDrugs.com will cease operations and pull its website on July 13, 2018--to avoid proscecution (including of its American customers) by the DOJ. It exists only because drugs in the U.S. are so expensive--there's no need for Canadians to use it except for convenience, since their drug prices are that low anyway; and there are plenty of other online or mail-order pharmacies they can use w/in their borders. There are always border-town brick-and-mortar pharmacies with Canadian physicians who can rewrite valid American prescriptions; it's illegal, but at present the FDA & Customs look the other way if you bring 90 days' worth or less across the border. There are organized bus trips to do this--Bob found out about them, and CanadaDrugs.com, from his patients. But not everyone is only a day's drive from, say, Windsor or Vancouver.

We have the money to cope with this. What are most Americans supposed to do?

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 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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May 18, 2018 08:27PM - edited May 18, 2018 08:28PM by CeliaC

Hello to all. Have been "offsite" for a while between prep for vacay, vacay & after vacay.

Illi - Have done parasailing as well - What fun! Looks like you had a great time. Your rum drinks looked divine!

7 days of sand between the toes, lovely ocean breezes, jumping in the waves, long walks on the beach, relaxing on a chaise under beach umbrella + great seafood, fish & drinks worked its magic for me. Made a daily coconut rum drink mix with a little orange juice + Pellegrino Aranciata in an innocent looking bottle and smuggled to the beach for after lunch enjoyment. Other drinks enjoyed: Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, Dark & Stormy, Kir Royale and a concoction called Jamaican Me Crazy.

On Thurs., May 9th, Charleston Aquarium released two rehabbed sea turtles back to the ocean at the Isle of Palms beach and observed/cheered them on along with the rest of the crowd. Very heartwarming.

Happy weekend to all! Gentle hugs to all in need.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/4/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 19, 2018 08:28AM goldie0827 wrote:

Back later, plus it's quiet in here, but came by to wish our Boss Lady a very happy birthday. I love you so much! And miss seeing you in person. I think your birthday was actually yesterday? And I'm so sorry Leslie and Marty didn't get to go their mini vacation. I hope you make it out to the restaurant.

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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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May 19, 2018 09:22AM - edited May 19, 2018 09:27AM by Jazzygirl

The royal wedding is done! Let the celebrations begin. The new drink for today, When Harry Met Megan

https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2018/05/18/s...#fullscreen


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 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel 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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May 20, 2018 12:20PM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes! It's been a bit of a busy weekend here. I just realized that I never got on the computer yesterday! Got up and turned on the morning news, got the Royal Wedding instead, got caught up in that.Then an hour and a half phone call with a friend who needed to vent about a new job. Puttered around the house a bit, but not much cuz it was so chilly. Met friends for a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater that was a lot of fun. Got up this morning and got on the computer and it was acting up a bit, and I realized it had updates and such ready to run, so I shut it down and did that. And then realized that the house is very chilly again today, and raining so it's going to be chilly today, and if I want to get anything done besides cuddling with Sadie I've got to turn on the space heater or the furnace. So I'm watching a rebroadcast of the Royal Wedding on TV, got the space heater on, and playing ketchup on the computer. I'm glad Sadie likes being a foot warmer and bed warmer.She's taken on a new job now, too. I have a sweater I leave in my rocker/recliner for chilly moments. Sadie is not really allowed on the rocker/recliner. But it was so nice to come back from dinner last night, put on my jammies and come out for a glass of wine and to read a bit before going to bed and putting on the sweater that was so nicely warm from her having been curled up in the chair that I just can't get mad at her. She has me sooooo well trained!

Cammie--yeah, I should have known better than wear heels all day after not wearing them for ages. Sometimes I wonder where my common sense goes! Medications do cost an outrageous amount of money.It amazes me how much less the very same medications cost in other countries where there is more government control over such things. Hmm, I wonder what it would take to get Sadie certified as a service dog? Sorry to hear about Leslie not feeling well.I'm a bit surprised they didn't hospitalized right then and there given she's on chemo. I'll keep praying for her. And for Joey and you and everyone else in the family. Having long term pain can cause depression, as can the pain medications themselves.

Chi--I remember when Neudexta first came out--I could not believe what they were charging for a pill that was just 2 very common and cheap drugs mixed together! Over $800 dollars for about $30 worth of medication.Just crazy.And the Medicare Part D donut hole is even crazier. We have such a screwed up system of health care here. The bus trips to Canada for medication fills are a regular business around here. Some doctors even "advertise" that they are licensed in both the US and Canada and can send prescriptions directly to a Canadian brick and mortar pharmacy. That is a very sad state of affairs, in my opinion.

Celia--I need a vacay like that! And to see rehabbed sea turtles released, what a bonus!

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, CAMMY!!!!

Countess Bunty Rothschild's DOTD:

The Markle Sparkle

1.5 oz Boodles Gin

Rockey Milk Punch

.50 Lemoncello

.25 St. Germain

Topped with Champagne

Garnish with lavender sprig and lemon wheel.

His Royal Highness

1.25 ounce Tanqueray® London Dry

.75 ounce fresh lemon juice

.75 ounce honey syrup

Champagne to top

Combine Tanqueray® London Dry, lemon juice and honey syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake. Pour into a coupe or flute glass and top with Champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist and brandied cherry. To make honey syrup: Combine 3 parts honey and one part hot water. Stir until fully incorporated. Chill before serving.

"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 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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May 21, 2018 05:59AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes! Happy Monday Monkey Day!


"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 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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May 21, 2018 08:33AM camillegal wrote:

Image result for recipes for vodka drinks Just in case, here's a DOTD for Monday. Kim must have been in a hurry.

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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May 21, 2018 09:02AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin'

Kim I hope ur all right, just thought ur running late??? BTW that took me forever to do, I for got how and something has changed doing it or my brain is totally frozen. Anyway.

I've been reading little by little and now I forgot everything I've read, Jeez I'm so sorry. Let me explain howmy hearing and brain works. Joey was washing clothes and I kept my door open so we could talk especially cuz he went to his dance the night before. So he said He got assaulted and my usual calm self I started yelling OMG what happened who did this to you, were the police called and he was LOLing. How could he possibly be LOLing. Then he said Mamma, I'm washing clothes and I have to put salt in <we have hard water>. Of course I heard it all wrong and imagined horror in my brain.

Thank u gals for my BD wishes, I made some good wishes for all of us, see after a certain age u get way more than 1 wish, everyone should know that by now, but for the most part, u are all babies to me so it doesn't count for u yet. Well of course ED is way over the limit, we all know that.

Hope every one has a good day,

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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18 hours ago ChiSandy wrote:

Drinks last night at North Pond Cafe were Stephane Coquillette NV Brut Rosé from the Côte Roannaise in France, and 2015 Patricia Green Pinot Noir from the Wilammette Valley in OR.

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 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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18 hours ago illimae wrote:

camillegal, that drink looks delicious!

I’ll be having some wine tonight to celebrate stable scans, yay 😀

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to brain Radiation Therapy 10/20/2017 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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16 hours ago ChiSandy wrote:

Woo-hoo!!! Virtual glass-clink!

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 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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5 hours ago NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Twofer Tuesday! It was a beautiful spring day yesterday. Got to eat my lunch outside overlooking the ocean and it was heavenly. Nice, relaxed day at Hospice. Should be another one today. Even got some grocery shopping done on the way home. Good thing, too, cuz Sadie needed dog food, or I was going to be the dog food!

Cammy--Thanks for the DOTD, it looks yummy! Yeah, I was running a bit behind yesterday ayem. Oh my goodness, assaulted/add salt, what a mix up! I bet Joey was laughing hard over that one. Glad you had a good B-day!

Chi--how was the Brut Rose? (Hmm, wonder why my computer puts the little mark above letters in some words but not others? Something to look into.)

Illi--HOORAY for stable scans!!!!!

Countess Bunty Rothschild's DOTD


The Rooster-Tail Cocktail

Ingredients

2 oz Peach brandy (not peach liqueur; may substitute 1.5 oz bonded applejack and .5 oz peach liqueur)

1 oz Rainwater Madeira

half Lemon's juice

1⁄2 oz Raspberry syrup

3 dashes Peychauds Bitters

Garnish:

1 Mint sprig and raspberries

Glass:

Small goblet

How to make The Rooster-Tail Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.

Shake, and strain into a small goblet filled with fresh cracked ice.

Garnish with a mint sprig and a raspberry or two.

"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 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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4 hours ago camillegal wrote:

Morning Ladies,

Illi great to celebrate for good scans. And ur attitude thru all of this has been great, so celebrate to u too <clink> like Sandy said. And Kim DOTD's are always so yummy it's not easy coming up with one for me, but notice mine are simple, like my brain..

Ah Sandy u never disappoint, sounds yummy.

Kim LOL u'd be the food. I'm glad tho ur week started mildly that's a good sign. Let's hope it stays on this level.---forever---

I still haven't started work yet, but I can see how much he's changed and added loads of things. Oh boy I hope I'm up to thinking this way, cuz I'm no genius---Oh chit I was at one time but thats long gone now, I have to keep reminding me that so maybe I can think a little.

I hope everyone has a good day.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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4 hours ago goldie0827 wrote:

Sandy, way back when, we used to get meds in Mexico. Would drive to the border and walk across, then they started selling online. Don't need to do it anymore, but it's just horrible the drug prices.

NM, weather has been so strange around the country.Hoping it warms up for you. So nice to have lunch looking out over the ocean!

Cami, loling on the asault and salt in the washer. And what a little man, doing laundry! Did you get to make it to your couzins restaraunt?

Ill, we will all drink to stable scans!

DH saw our reg. doc yesterday, also had lunch with him and his wife. DH quit all the drugs that the pain management doc gave him and actually surrenderd them to our doc. Says he isn't taking that shit anymore, he would rather hurt. So reg. doc is referring him to neurologist and recommending surgery. My mom had a horrible couple of days. She must have been dreaming and thought it was real. Saying she was going around to her 3 closets and going through clothes, hanging clothe all day. And that I was there with a uhaul and left without her, friends that had been dead for quite some time, were there visiting! OY VEY! And much much more. Talked to her last night, she remembers alot of it, but now understands they were dreams and says she can laff at it, but at the time, very frightening for her.

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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