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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 05:40PM

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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Dec 4, 2018 07:07PM ChiSandy wrote:

LomLin, gin & tonic? Let go and let Gordon's...

The hot chocolate was Penzey's mix with frothed skim milk, then topped with a shot of decaf espresso. Yum! Something about Hanukkah, potato latkes and winter screams "hot chocolate" to me. I also have Petrossian "pops," which are supposed to be stirred into hot milk. But they melt too slowly. Might try dissolving them in a small amt. of very hot water before adding the hot milk. Bought them when we had lunch at Cafe Petrossian in NYC back in July, and they handed out samples.

Coffee & Chambord? Delicious and quite logical. A few years ago, Nespresso had limited edition capsules: sachertorte (chocolate & apricot), apfelstrudel (self-explanatory) and linzertorte (chocolate & raspberry). Sadly, I'm out of the linzertorte variety and they haven't brought it back. Don't have Chambord, but I do have some Fragola, a strawberry liqueur with tiny wild strawberries floating in it. Mixes quite nicely with prosecco--might see how well it mixes with coffee. Sure it'd be dynamite with cocoa (maybe top with whipped cream and then drizzle Fragola over the cream).

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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Dec 4, 2018 07:32PM LomLin wrote:

ChiSandy, oh yes it's Gordons!

I haven't done coffee and Chambord. Love them both, never thought to combine them. Plus whip cream too!

Dx 4/26/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Radiation Therapy 7/10/2018 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 4, 2018 11:39PM CeliaC wrote:

My Sunday morning go to is Coffee (a very strong Cafe Mocha) with Chambord! Also like to add a splash or so to prosecco or champagne. Eagerly awaiting a bottle as one of my CM presents.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/21/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/5/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 5, 2018 12:52AM Wigging2000 wrote:

So all these delicious drink recipes are making me very envious as I’m in a week wait between BMX and implant surgery...but I’m having ALL THE DRINKS when I’m done with surgery number two and off the pain meds from that! Keep me coming ladies!!

Hugs!

-Wigging


Dx 10/31/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 11/30/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 12/6/2018, LCIS/DCIS, Left, Stage 0, 0/1 nodes Surgery 12/6/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Dec 5, 2018 11:47AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes! Happy Hump Day! Last day of this class cycle, I'm going to be sad when it ends. Had my observation/evaluation yesterday, got a good report back. I need to work on stopping the side conversations, but I knew that. I wish I could take Sadie to class with me, but the rules don't allow. And she did the left side/right side of the bed thing again last night.I think she's punishing me for going to work! It's just so funny, though.

Goldie--I like those What is Your (x) Name games! Some of the results are truly hilarious. You remembered good about the CM position. I am lucky that Sadie chose me to be her hooman.

Oh, Boy, do I FEEL NAUGHTY!!That looks soooooo yyuummmmyy!

LomLin--Welcome to the HTL!Feel free to come and vent anytime, and the Tenders will be sure to have a gin and tonic ready and waiting by the time you get to the bar. Your boss sounds like a real loser. The office culture doesn't sound very warm and comfortable. I say keep being the bigger person, and keep modeling good manners and consideration for others.Maybe the others will eventually learn from your example.And keep drinking gin and tonics at the end of the day to celebrate your success in being the better person at work!

Cammy--I thought you'd appreciate Sadie's new name! Maybe you should have an "Everyone's old and feeble" party--everyone brings a munchie food, in a disposable container, serve with paper plates and paper cups, with a big garbage can ready to catch everything when it's done.Everyone puts what they used in the trash when they are done with it, and there's the clean up taken care of!

Chi--oh, my, Fragola in hot chocolate sounds heavenly!Never heard of it before, now I have to go looking for some!

Celia--I've added Chambord to bubbly wine before, that is a really good combo.Who knew so many of us would be Chambord fans!!

Wigging--The Tenders will keep track of all the drinks for you, and line them up when you are ready for them after surgery #2! And we'll all be drinking right along with you!

"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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Dec 5, 2018 12:20PM goldie0827 wrote:

Lin, not really sure what to say on the job front, other than enjoy your gin! Let go and let God is a term we have used around here quite a bit. I guess just continue to be the bigger person? And perhaps not go out of your way to do extras? Which really isn't what a good person would do. My husband and I own our own business as well.

Cami, can you all meet at a restraunt? Don't you have a cousin that owns some kind of chicken and waffles place? A food court at a mall? And why does it have to be at night? People working?

NM, I think we are all glad that Sadie chose you, as she brings us joy as well. Side conversations? Just talking with the students, getting side tracked? I do that a lot with customers, and end up being on the phone way longer than I need to!

Wigging, as NM said, we will have the Tenders line em up for ya when you're ready.

Hi C

Ooooh baby, it's cold outside, come on in!

The scenery is so pretty, so I left the picture LARGE.


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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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Dec 5, 2018 12:58PM goldie0827 wrote:

DOTD

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila
    •1 oz Orange juice
    •1 oz Cranberry juice
    •½ oz Margarita mix
    •½ oz triple sec
    •Fresh Cranberries
    •Margarita salt
    •Simple syrup
  • Directions:

    1.Add simple syrup to a plate, set to the side.
    2.Add margarita salt to a plate.
    3.Then roll rim of the glasses in the simple syrup then into the margarita salt.
    4.Set glasses aside.
    5.Add Ice to your glass.
    6.In a bar shaker add your tequila, orange juice, margarita mix, and triple sec shake to combine.
    7.Pour your mix into your glasses and top with cranberry juice.
    8.Garnish with fresh cranberries.


    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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    Dec 5, 2018 01:39PM Jazzygirl wrote:

    Hi ladies- midweek pop in to say hi! Busy as Cami says, but am keeping up with my social schedule. I have a dinner tomorrow night, shop and stroll Friday night and jazz concert on Sunday I will do with friends. Tis the season to be jolly?

    Got my ACA stuff going for 2019. i talked to the insurance company on Monday ayem and found my BS is still in network, but the new cataract surgeon is not. The practice group is in network so maybe that provider is just new to their group. My apt with the eye surgeon is not until Feb so I will check again in Feb to see if she is in network and then will call them to get another doc if I need to. It takes months to get an apt with these specialists. I am sure many of you can relate. Got my tax stuff figured out with my accountant yesterday too. I am off to get a tune up on my Outback this morning. Busy, busy......

    Cami- I hope things are better with Leslie. Is Joey doing okay? Does he love Xmas? That Dan is a good guy. Are you able to do any Xmas parties this year? How are you feeling friend?

    LomLin- welcome to our thread. It is very frustrating/hurtful that no bothers to ask us how we are doing after everything we go through. I am a self employed consultant and kept my dx private. But even the small circle I told had some unbelievable behavior towards me. All I can tell you is that this stuff teaches you a lot about people (as well as yourself). People acted like I had the flu or something and was just "over it" and to get on with things. I let go of a few people along the way, limit my conversations with others around cancer. There is no way you can make people understand what you go through with a cancer dx, treatment and recovery. I did not feel well for a long time after treatment. I still get comments from people how I am "all done with it" and it just reinforces not everyone has empathy. But the way people act has more to do with them than anything to do with us. So that boss of yours may just not be an empathetic person. Take care of yourself friend.

    BTW, I like vodka and tonics and they are one of my summer drinks. I am a fan of flavored vodka's and pear vodka is my fav.

    n your posts! Happy

    Gotta get going to my day, thought the attached pic was funny!


    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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    Dec 5, 2018 02:01PM - edited Dec 5, 2018 03:09PM by LomLin

    Thanks Jazzy, Goldie, NM and everyone else for your support. It does get to me that people around me just act as if I had a cold or flu like you say. They don't get it, and they never will if they don't ask questions or show any concern. I had a relative ask me what they could do, all I said is just call me once in a while to see how I am doing, especially mentally, not one phone call. One guy in the office went off talking about one of his grade school teachers who had big boobs, not sure where he was going with that.

    It is not a warm environment. My boss, female and I are the only women here. There are 5 guys, two of them barely shower, one smokes, so maybe that is why he sticks. One is a sales guy whose ego is so large I am surprised he fits through a door way, he goes by ask for forgiveness not permission. The other two are CRMs, one is a cry baby the other has his ego right behind the sales guy.

    I tried Boodles Gin last night, kicked my butt! 90 proof vs 80 - Gordon's. I am looking for a real juniper berry taste. Gordon's has it, the Boodles was a bit different.

    Love all the photos posted here.

    TT all Later

    Dx 4/26/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Radiation Therapy 7/10/2018 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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    Dec 5, 2018 06:27PM Jazzygirl wrote:

    Lomlin- I have worked in science and technology my whole life and thus, have worked with ALOT of men. I am working on a contract right now with a male dominated consulting group (most of them are really nice guys too) but could never see myself telling anyone about anything personal here. Men are clueless.

    I lost a brother in my 30s whom also died young and never told anybody at work about it, but had to for the bereavement time off when the time came. So they found out, I could not believe how awful they were to me but they were not nice people to begin with at that job. It was a hard thing to go through at the time, I have learned to just say "I have some things going on" and leave it there.

    That guy making a comment about someone having big boobs is unbelievable. I have large breasts and people told me I probably was at higher risk for it given my size. Eye roll.

    Anyways, what I found does help is to refocus around my own well being. What do I need to feel well each day? Good food, lots of rest, lower stress (if you can), and no stupid people if you can avoid them. Also, the ones who say "what can I do?" really do want to help. Having them check in with you or asking them to get you out once and awhile for lunch, etc. are all things that help.

    It is really shocking how people act sometimes. i remember it well. Hugs sister.

    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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    Dec 5, 2018 07:47PM LomLin wrote:

    Thanks jazzy, sorry you went through what you did at the office, I too now will just say I have something to take care of instead of details. Except when it takes so much time away you do have to fill out a FMLA report, so someone eventually knows. Like NM said keep drinking gin and tonics at the end of the day to celebrate your success in being the better person at work! I like that. Yeah, men are clueless.

    Dx 4/26/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Radiation Therapy 7/10/2018 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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    Dec 5, 2018 10:41PM Jazzygirl wrote:

    LomLin- right, when there is FMLA going on things happen. Here are some other crazy stories about people I know going through cancer treatment and dealing with work:

    My sister is a doc and kept her bc dx very private. She got a wig and saw patients a bit between chemo rounds. One of the techs asked her what was going on with her and grabbed the back of her hair. A clump of it came out. She looked at my sister and my sis said "do not ever touch me again."

    Another friend told her boss about her cancer dx as she had to go on FMLA. The woman went and told the whole office. I said she should sue and she went through a process with HR about loosing any confidentiality about it. The woman apologized and said she was having a bad day. She is having a bad day? I told my friend I could never work for that person after that. But alas, the friend said she would finish out and retire there (I think soon now too?)

    People really can suck sometimes! SickTired



    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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    Dec 5, 2018 11:13PM LomLin wrote:

    Yeah Jazzy my boss told the office too, I thought there was some sort of Hippa thing. Not happy. I felt like it what up to me to say anything. But like your friend, I am close to retirement as well, however I am looking for a job, but at 64 with bc I don't know if anyone would hire me. When I did get around to saying anything about, they all said, I know. People suck. SickTired

    Wow grabbing the back of her hair, really, what would possess someone to do that?

    Dx 4/26/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Radiation Therapy 7/10/2018 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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    Dec 6, 2018 11:48AM goldie0827 wrote:

    Jazzy, sure sounds like you are super busy right now, so I know you will be ready for the trip to the hot springs! Anyone going with you? You are large breasted and got cancer, as for me I was flat as a pancake, but also had inverted nipples and I got it too. Case solved, size (in this case) doesn't matter! The hair that came out on your sister, was it hair from the wig, or did she not have the wig on? That is horrible!

    Lin, funny about the peeps you work with. We have nick names for our neighbors and we do have one that stinks, and he will be at the party. Plus he smokes. So he reeks of that too. Some of the names are Poop Boy, Easy Peezy, The Old People, Itty Bitty, The Kids, Chew Tobacca, and Butch and Sundance. As for cancer, I think sometimes people just don't know how to act around people that have and had cancer. I tend to be the complete opposite of Jazzy. I tell everyone I have cancer and let them know if they ever have any questions, not to be afraid to ask. I also will approach others that I think may have or had cancer, if nothing else just to wish them well. I once approached a gal at the gas station that was bald and asked if she was in treatment for cancer. No, she had alopecia! When looking for a new job, you don't need to disclose the fact about cancer. I see you are on Tamoxafin, I thought they gave that to the younger ones that are not menopausal, and Arimidex for those that are.

    Heading to the neighbors later, a couple hours early so I can help her get things set up, as I know how nice it is to have some help! Or, how horrible when you DON'T get any help.


    It's Elf on the Shelf time and maybe you might need a little pick me up to get you through the month. So we are sharing an Elf Frosty Cocktail Recipe.


    Ingredients

  • 1 oz Coconut Rum
    • 1 oz Blue Curacao
    • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
    • Ice
    • Sugar
    • Simple syrup

  • Instructions

    1.Add simple syrup to a plate, set to the side.
    2.Add sugar to a plate
    3.Then roll rim of the glasses in the simple syrup then into the sugar
    4.Set glasses aside.
    5.Fill your glasses with ice
    6.Combine first 3 ingredients in a bar shaker along with 3-4 pieces of ice
    7.Shake until combined
    8.Pour in glass.
    9.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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    Dec 6, 2018 01:22PM LomLin wrote:

    Goldie, funny you should mention the Tamoxifen, I thought the same thing. I asked my oncologist about it, he put me on it because I have osteopenia, he says Tamoxifen helps with that.

    Dx 4/26/2018, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/21/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Radiation Therapy 7/10/2018 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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    Dec 6, 2018 02:13PM Jazzygirl wrote:

    Good morning friends- well this consulting group asked me to help with another project into 2019 but the kind of work I want to be doing so that is pretty good news. Their client asked for my help during a meeting this week, pretty nice huh? I can't wait to get past one of the other things they pulled me in to (a move project) but done with that in a few weeks. There is another testing event tomorrow night but told them I am not available to be on the phone with them. They don't need me there really, babysat something last Friday night and have another one next Saturday. I am not willing to be their 24/7 contract girl....

    I have my biz dinner with the hospital client tonight and sort of glad my plate is full so we can keep it open and light and not about securing any new work. The last two times she asked me to come do work for her, I never could get a final confirmation on the approvals. I personally think she has lost her power in her position. But I need her for reference stuff, so we will enjoy a tasty meal and catch up. I have another call in the morning for other work in January and think 2019 is going to be a banner year for my business after some slower times. Santa is being very good to me and my consulting work this holiday season!

    Goldie- people have weird ideas about this cancer stuff. One friend says I must have grown up in a place with environmental issues and got it that way (because my sister and I both got it the same time). Comments about weight. Comments about large breasts, etc. If you had only done colonics, the colon is the key to your best health.
    Cancer taught me that people have their ideas about who gets it, how it should be treated and how to keep it from coming back. My response to people now is that I only discuss my health with my medical team and sister. And of course you guys but I rarely talk about this place either because well, I am all done with cancer so why am I on a bc on line support group? I wish people would spend less time judging and just listen.....

    The clump of hair story was from her very first chemo session and her going back to work after being out a couple weeks. The administration just told people she would be in and out for the course of the year for personal reasons. Well those medical types figured it out.

    LomLin- you are correct that is an HIPAA violation. Most healthcare orgs have to be super careful about not releasing info to people about other's health. Employers seem less educated on it. There is no benefit to us to have these things shared by people. I am self employed and told a couple friends who I confided in and one of them told me pretty non-nonchalantly she had been talking about my health issues in a card group with people used to work with. It became clear to me that gossiping with the card group was more important than keeping my health issues private. We are no longer friends and really okay with it too. Problems show you who your friends really are?

    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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    Dec 6, 2018 02:42PM - edited Dec 6, 2018 02:45PM by NativeMainer

    Good Morning, Loungettes!Yesterday's last day of class was pretty cool. The students all brought in food and turned it into a party to celebrate the last day they would all be together as a group! Enough food to feed a small army, let alone 10 of them and 1 of me!I even got a box of chocolates as a thank you for "putting up with us" and "making it fun."I had bought a roast beef sandwich for lunch but ate lunch from the goodies and gave the sandwich to Sadie when I got home so even she could enjoy the party goodies!

    Goldie--side conversations are students talking among themselves during class when I am talking or another student is talking to the group. They make it hard for other people to hear everything being said to the class. Have you heard about all the ruckus about the song "Baby It's Cold Outside"? And how it's being banned in some places?I LIKE the scenery!Oh boy, looks like the Claus's are getting up to some hanky panky!

    Cranberry Orange Margarita, YUM!!!!!

    Jazzy--wow you sure are keeping busy! Glad you are keeping up with the social life. Poor kitty, got caught and now has a mug shot!

    LomLin--Sounds like quite the office crew you work with. Sales people seem to have big egos, I've noticed.Maybe that's part of the personality profile that makes for asuccessful sales person? Working with folks with poor hygiene has got to be a trial.

    Jazzy--Good advice for Lomlin!

    LomLin--regarding job searching and bc--bc qualifies as a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act. No need to mention it during interviews and application process unless directly asked if you have any disabilities (which is a violation of the ADA Act by itself), if you qualify and are hired the company is required to make accommodations, including time off for medical appointments. The age thing is harder to get around.

    Goldie--love the names for the neighbors!And the Frosty Elf drink!

    Jazzy--nice to be asked for help like that, indeed! And good news on the request from the consulting group, too! And good for you for not being available 24/7 and saying "No" to the Friday night testing. Got to take care of yourself! Looking forward to a banner year must feel really good.

    "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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    Dec 6, 2018 05:01PM Wigging2000 wrote:

    Hi All! Had plastics today and we are a go for reconstruction tomorrow. I'm scared to start up with the pain again but it must be done! Got my drains out today (I'm getting 4 new ones tomorrow though...bummer).

    The best news of the day is my pathology report. Margins are clear, lymph node benign. No additional cancer surgery or radiation needed. My right breast was clear and my left breast has LCIS and DCIS in addition to the IDC that we already knew about...largest tumor size 1.7 cm. So, onward I go. Will not know about chemo until after they run the new tumor markers on the DCIS/LCIS. More waiting, but I'll be healing from Fake Boob Friday while I wait!

    Wish me luck tomorrow ladies! Counting the days to my next cocktail

    -Wigging

    Dx 10/31/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 11/30/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 12/6/2018, LCIS/DCIS, Left, Stage 0, 0/1 nodes Surgery 12/6/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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    Dec 6, 2018 09:25PM Jazzygirl wrote:

    Wigging- your pocket tomorrow and hope all goes well. I know the procedure after procedure are wearing on us, but you won't have to have any rads (whew) or any more surgery and that is great news.

    I had DCIS with my IDC and think sometimes that is the way it begins (but it does not always grow either). They are getting on top of the in-situ stuff earlier now too, my BFF had DCIS diagnosed last year and they took that out and she had rads. The earlier the stuff comes out the better on all fronts.

    When you are ready for that next cocktail, we will be ready to cyber celebrate with you! Sending good vibes your way!

    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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    Dec 7, 2018 02:27AM janky wrote:

    Wigging - you've got this (and all of our cyber hugs, positives and prayers!). I wish you a speedy, easy healing.

    NM - ' and this little doggies had roast beef for supper' or so the song says! Yay for Sadie, always nice to be included.

    Jazzy - wow - so much going on, gotta love it though! Take care of yourself first and it all falls into place...

    goldie - how are things with you adn yours? - great DOTDs by the way.

    Take good care of yourselves everyone - Cheers. janky

    Dx 11/7/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/16/2016 Chemotherapy 2/9/2017 Radiation Therapy 5/16/2017
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    Dec 7, 2018 07:01AM ChiSandy wrote:

    Sorry I've been absent the past few days--between shopping, appointments and cable-news addictions things have gotten away from me.

    Saw the breast surgeon yesterday for my annual checkup. My regular BS was booked all the way out till April (I made this appt. in Sept.) for existing patients without new pathology, so I saw the newest BS, who specializes in oncoplastics. She said everything looks and feels fine and I can safely go another year if I want. I asked about a left reduction, and she said I am definitely a candidate if the asymmetry really bothers me ("Thelma" is half again as big as "Louise," who is pretty large herself). She suggested I wait till my next annual mammo in June to make sure all is well on both sides (she won't mess with Louise, who looks round and perky with a front-pointing nipple, as if she'd been the "healthy" one) and that I've gotten down to a weight I feel comfortable maintaining. (Lost 3 lbs. over the run of the Bar Show, what with exercise and fewer eating opportunities. Back in my size 16 jeans and Large/Chico's size 2 pants).

    Had a minor setback today, though. Happy--my orange patch tabby perma-kitten (he's 11 but still thinks he's 11 weeks old)--was cuddling and nuzzling me as I sat on my recliner multitasking. He was purring and kissing, and I gave him some smooches; but all of a sudden he got over-excited and bit me on the cheek, immediately running away afterward. I washed the wounds with soap & water and then hand-sanitizer, applied direct pressure, and put some antibiotic ointment on them and then Band-Aids. Looked up "treating facial cat bite" and was shocked to learn it was a medical emergency because of the danger of infection. Called Bob, who said I'd better get looked at right away. So I walked over to the urgent care center, where they lavaged the wounds and told me to leave them open, not bandaged. They prescribed a combo of doxycycline and clindamycin (and insisted I double my fermented-foods intake as well as keeping up the 3 probiotics I normally take). I was able to put concealer on the red surrounding blotches and it looks okay. Will wash them twice a day and follow up on Sat. & Mon. Was flabbergasted when the P.A. told me that though "not all cat bites get infected," 90% do! Happy has been very sweet to me, but doesn't seem to understand why I don't want to nuzzle and cuddle with him tonight.

    DsOTD: Duboeuf 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau and a thimbleful of mead. Oh, and Petrossian hot chocolate (no booze necessary).

    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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    Dec 7, 2018 01:48PM NativeMainer wrote:

    Good Morninbg, Loungettes!Happy TGIF day! Sadie and I had a totally lazy day yesterday, and it felt really, really good to veg out and do nothing. Have some energy to tackle some housework today. Sadie and I caught some of the coverage of George HW Bush's funeral procession. So sad, so moving.

    Wigging--today is Fake Boob Friday for you, we are all in your pockets again!Yup, the 4 new drains will be a bummer.At least you know how to deal with them this time around. Praying today's procedure goes well and recovery is quick and easy as possible. No rads is fantasticnews!

    Janky--Trust me, Sadie gets included in almost everything in my life! My house is run for the comfort of the dog!

    Chi--sounds like the annual check up was pretty good news overall. Hooray for the weight loss! Every little bit is a victory!Cat bites are notorious for getting infected.Glad you got yours looked at right away and got on antibiotics right away. You don't want an infection leaving a scar on your face.Poor Happy, he's probably as confused by all this as you are.

    Belchie the Slutty Wigger's DOTD:

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    Sleigh Ride White Christmas Cocktail

    Ingredients

    • For the Optional Rim Garnish
    • ½ cup coarse sparkling white sugar
    • ½ ounce white crème de cacao, such as Marie Brizard®
    • For the Cocktail
    • Ice for cocktail shaker
    • 2 ounces Godiva® white chocolate liqueur
    • 1 ounce Cointreau® orange liqueur
    • 1 ounce Frangelico® hazelnut liqueur
    • 1 ounce white crème de cacao, such as Marie Brizard®
    • 1½ ounces half-and-half cream or coconut milk
    • 1 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice, from 1 navel orange
    • For the Cocktail Garnishes
    • Fresh whole cranberries, currant berries or pomegranate arils
    • Fresh sprig of rosemary, sugared (see Tips below)
    • Fresh orange peel curl
    • Freshly grated whole nutmeg, optional
    • Special Equipment
    • Cocktail shaker with strainer
    • Martini glass
    • Rimmed shallow plates for rim garnish, optional

    Directions

    1. Prepare the Rim Garnish: Place sparkling sugar into a rimmed shallow plate. Pour crème de cacao into a rimmed shallow plate. Dip rim of martini glass into the plate with the liqueur, then immediately dip into the plate with the sugar to evenly coat rim.
    1. Prepare the Cocktail: Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add remaining cocktail ingredients and shake vigorously, about 20 seconds. Strain into prepared martini glass and garnish as desired. Serve immediately.
    "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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    Dec 7, 2018 02:30PM goldie0827 wrote:

    Jazzy, I hope you aren't considering leaving BCO. You have lots to offer others, you always have such good advice. I have made so many friends here on BCO, and this subject is not something I carry over to FB and when gals leave, you lose touch. I see that with many that have left, specifically this thread. I hope ,you stay. On another note, I'm glad to hear that 2019 looks like it's going to be a good year for you, work wise. And good for you not allowing them to take advantage of you, just like they did to NM.

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    NM, the kids all bringing in stuff is so sweet and just goes to show what an amazing nurse and teacher you are! Maybe that's what all of those "side conversations" were about! Some of these DOTD's just sound and look sooooo yummy, but my gosh, a lot of work, like the one you just posted! Glad we have the Tenders for all of that, just wish they weren't virtual! RE: "Baby it's cold outside", that is just reCOCKulous. I saw someone post on FB, other songs that should be banned, but can't find it! Remember one that said I saw mommy kissing Santa Clause could be thought of as soft porn! Wish I could remember some of the others.

    Wigging, of course we will be thinking of you today. We shall have the Tenders have your cocktails ready when you are.

    Janky, things are good with me and mine! My family is all over the place, siblings, mom, neices all in Michigan, my son in NC, my daughter in the Virgin Islands. Husbands two girls, one in CA and the other moving to Reno in a week or so.

    Sandy, I forgot about your names of Thelma and Louse, so funny. So sorry about the cat bite, hoping it heals without any complications.

    Xmas party was great, everyone showed up. Since I don't decorate, I gave a bunch of my stuff to my neighbor to use for the party, she said she would check with her MIL, as it's really their house and she doesn't like "too much". She is their care taker. All of it got used and looked very nice.


    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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    Dec 7, 2018 03:02PM goldie0827 wrote:

    A few that I found....

    Deck the halls....Don we now our GAY apparel
    White Christmas....Racial
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer....Bullying
    Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer....Not Respecting the Elderly
    They even talk about being not sure if they should open the gifts or send them back. Terrible.

    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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    Dec 7, 2018 06:49PM ChiSandy wrote:

    Do You Hear What I Hear...makes fun of schizophrenia

    Silent Night...controversial among the deaf culture community

    I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus...trivializes & mocks the trans community


    Kitty bites OK so far. Redness gone. No scars--they're not lacerations, but puncture wounds, with a little scab on each. They look like the remnants of old drained zits I haven't covered up. Only thing I'm worried about at this point is c.diff from the clindamycin, which I usually take only once before a dental procedure 3-4x a year, and I'm on it TID for 5 days. Gotta load up on Activia and kimchi. (Not simultaneously).


    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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    Dec 7, 2018 08:14PM Jazzygirl wrote:

    Goldie- not planning on leaving here. I have already pared down on the favorites threads this year. You guys are my favorite though. But I don't have as much time to be here. Once a week on average. Same for FB most of the time (for those of you there with me). BTW, thanks for the compliments on my outfit yesterday.

    Mo work for this girl from two directions in 2019. We are going to be busy!

    Cutting loose this afternoon for a shop and stroll event in Old Town. I need a fun fix......

    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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    Dec 8, 2018 02:44PM camillegal wrote:

    OMG I've missed so much, I've either been busy like crazy or tired like crazy and I really hate missing all the conversation.

    OK The foob operation should be all done and I pray healing like it should, so I hope we hear from u soon.

    Jazzy why would u leave here, u can't, just can't. I love all ur advice for everyone and of course all pics and videos that cheer us up and ur general just u being here.

    OOOO Sandy kitty bite can be rough, but this sounds like u have it under control. Oh I'm sure he didn;t mean it, or did he, naw I don't think so. Sometimes they react so fast cuz they scare very easily <BTW the cat in the pic. looks like my last cat.>

    OK Is this for real about all these songs for the holidays, Jeez these have been favorites for years and actually most of them u can find something in them the older they are. But so many are so pretty Have yourself a Merry little Christmas. Make the Yuletide gay---one of my favs

    I absolutely want every drink that has been talked about so many of them look an sound soooo goood.. but I'm still on stuff and so is Leslie, so we're drooling for the parties, which we will have one here at Christmas so I'm looking up all the appetizers and what used to look easy looks like a ton of work now. LORI all the stuff u made for ur company was so tiring just to read, I don't know how u do it all, I know I say this all the time but I really mean it.

    We've been so busy with work lately the phones are way to much for one person---so I get the oveerload as u know, but midnite and 1 am is like daytime one right after another and Bob and I are on the phone completely but he works all day everyday, I just get to use my mouth and sit. And I try to help Leslie, but just to tired.

    Kim what a nice spread for school, they must really like u. But what's not to like. U r the epitome of what a teacher should be and a nurse <for sure>

    DARA, DARA, DARA WHERE ARE YOU???

    I've been doing calls while I'm writing here so I'm loosing my thoughts. anyway have a good Saturday

    LUBS U ALL

    Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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    Dec 8, 2018 03:27PM camillegal wrote:

    Girls booty dance animated GIFTrying to learn this whew not working well.

    Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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    Dec 8, 2018 03:31PM camillegal wrote:

    What time is it now animated GIF

    OK being honest, this is what we ended up doing.

    Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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    Dec 8, 2018 03:35PM camillegal wrote:

    Sarcastic eye roll animated GIF0

    Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+

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