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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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Jun 9, 2019 11:05AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Cyrille Aimee jazz artist we saw last night. A bit of sunday music for you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sklFUjxjfw8


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 11/14/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Surgery 11/14/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/14/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/6/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/24/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/20/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jun 10, 2019 06:21AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Monday Monkey Day!Sadie and I got a lot of stuff done around the house yesterday, and I am kind of feeling it this ayem! Not a bad thing, except for the skeeter bites and the big blister on one foot, though.Sadie did manage to get out while I was moving the lawn mower through the gate. Fortunately, she didn't go far and decided to get into the car pretty easily. She and I both slept pretty well last night.

Goldie--I have not tried Zypan.I will definitely look into it.Anything is worth a try at this point!

Jazzy--she is very nice to listen to!Thanks for sharing!

Awesome Drunken Monkey Cocktails | ASpicyPerspective.com

Drunken Monkey Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces orange-pineapple juice blend
  • 3 ounces coconut rum
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • 4-5 dashes bitters
  • Fresh ground nutmeg
  • Maraschino cherries in juices
  • Lime slices
  • Fresh pineapple wedges

Instructions

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the juice, coconut rum, spiced rum, and 4-5 shakes of bitters. Shake for 30 seconds.
  • Pour into 2 iced tumblers or one tall glass. Then pour in 1-2 teaspoons of cherry juice and let it settle at the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a lime slice, pineapple wedge, and a cherry.
  • Zest fresh nutmeg over the top and serve!
"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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Jun 10, 2019 07:52AM goldie0827 wrote:

NM, the Zypan doesn't work for everyone. We have a friend who I guess has worse heartburn than what DH had, and it it didn't touch his.

Was really tired yesterday, for some reason, laid down and I did fall asleep, several times, as I kept waking up, darn brain! I thought I had only slept about 10 minutes each time, but it must have been more cuz I was in bed for an hour and a half and then went to bed at 5! Got my bathrooms cleaned, gosh I hate that job! Toilets, sinks, counters, rugs and floor. Also a couple loads of wash and finished putting stuff away from camping.

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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Jun 10, 2019 08:32AM goldie0827 wrote:

Ah hah. Getting some sniffles this morning, now I think I know what made me so tired yesterday. One of our friends at camp was getting over a cold/cough. I think I caught that!

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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Jun 10, 2019 08:48AM JCSLibrarian wrote:

Good Morning! My son and his wife leave tomorrow for Peru. They want to visit Machu Pichu before it is closed to the public. We will get to babysit the granddog for 10 days. She is a sweet older dog that gets along well with my cats. She does require walks so that will change my schedule somewhat. I also have some social/fun things planned this week. If it ever stops raining 🤪 I will get back to the yardwork. Still kinda sore today. I just cannot sit around anymore! I hope everyone has a good week and plenty to look forward to

Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/20/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/22/2019 Surgery 7/17/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/12/2019 External
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Jun 10, 2019 11:09AM illimae wrote:

Love that drunken monkey cocktail 🤪

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 Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 11, 2019 06:25AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Twofer Tuesday! Boy it was one BEAUTIFUL day yesterday. Temps hit the 80s, 83 is the official high. Warm breeze. Sunshine. I got to take one resident out into the garden for a while and boy was that nice. Getting some rain today, of course. Sigh. Getting lots done at work, though, and that's a good thing. Got to get Silly Sadie's shots up to date so I can take her to work with me occasionally.

Goldie--nothing works for everyone, but you don't know until you try. I ordered some Zypan yesterday, will try it when it's delivered and let you know.Glad you could nap while you were tired yesterday, that will help your body throw off the sniffles!Make sure to take care ofyourself! How kind of your friend to share the virus!

Librarian--you must be sad to see your son and DIL leaving, but it will be fun babysitting the granddoggy! Being sore is not fun.

Morning, Illi!Glad you like the cocktail!

Machu Pichu Cocktail (Photo: Walter Coraza Morveli)

Machu Picchu Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. grenadine syrup

5 cubes of ice

3 oz. orange juice

1 dash green creme de menthe

1 1/2 oz. of acholado pisco

1 maraschino cherry

PREPARATION

Making this cocktail is not easy because we have to create the three layers, the three flavors. If you make an error the drink is ruined and so much care must be exercised to guarantee the creation of three distinct layers and flavors. For the satisfaction of whoever drinks the cocktail we must make it in the proper manner.

First we and grenadine syrup to a fluted glass with three or four ice cubes. Then we pour in three ounces of orange juice. After this we prepare separately the creme de menthe and pisco. We slowly add this on top of the other layers with a bar spoon so that the creme de menthe does not settle and ruin the beverage.

"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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Jun 11, 2019 08:06AM goldie0827 wrote:

Temp most of the night was 102, I just pooped in to complain! I'm so sore from laying in bed. This morning its down to 100. Have to go to town today, need groceries and labs done. Onc appt. on Thursday.

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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Jun 11, 2019 08:22AM camillegal wrote:

Image result for funny tuesday cat memes

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Jun 11, 2019 09:29AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin; ladies,

Lori I knew u were sick, 102 is high now wonder u were so sleepy and yet u kept on going STOP IT. Give ur body a chance to heal and yes u do have to do nothing for a few days. Why do u make me yell at u all th time.. Glad ur seeing a Dr. today.

JC wow what a walk good for u and the the work. know wonder why u where sore and hurt tho. Usually when ur legs hurt, it's the ack discs or muscles that are really sore I do remember when my Onc. would talk to me about different approaches well I must have always picked what she wanted cuz she'd always hugged me and said she was so glad I said that. But I really didn't know any difference. And out of one of ur paragraphs the only thing that stood out was Pino grigio <sp> sunded good.o

Good going Jazzy, thanks for poopin in and sharing.

Kim our dog is crazy, Marty took her for a ride windows half up, she saw a dog and jumped right out and the car was going about 30 mph. Thank God he didn't get hurt I yelled at her telling how smart Sadie is, he just put his head down and probably thought shut up. I always brag about Sadie cu she's so smart and funny, ours is just a goofball.

Wow Sandy r u driving to Morris, I mean u had that dizzy spell so I hope ur not. U've really been having a crazzy time lately.. I hope u start getting a handle on everything so u feel better. But it doesn't stop u for sure.

JC ur son is leaving today <I think> safe travels for him and it sounds exciting, especially cuz u have his furbaby. As much as u walk that shouldn't be a big problem. <I hope>

Well Joey read my puter instructions and we did a test costomer and it worked great. Then later he wasn't home and I did one myself and screwed it up. I don't know why I can't get this. Joey's no genius but he read the instructions not knowing a thing about this and just knew how to do it and I really thought I finally got it. It's like a block in my head. And I don't know why. Dan has to come over again, he acts fine but I know he can't be.I always thought I was reasonably intelligent with an IQ of 140, now I think mine dropped to a hover of about 95 and all I am is reasonable sometimes.

I get a shower today, can't wait, well at least I don't play football in the mud but I still need one. I actually do pretty good now I can stand for a minute or so with a handle, then sit back down, whereas I couldn't stand at all and all anyone has to do now is hold my hand the other hand is on my cane, it's so much easier for anyone who helps me now.But I still have to take their time, but it doesn't take as long now and I can wash my own hair and rinse it myself. LOL I guess I'm bragging.

Oh Illi I thought u'd poop in to talk about our drinks, they're sounding better everyday.

Ok I hope I learn more today, but at least I'll be clean.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Jun 11, 2019 12:35PM JCSLibrarian wrote:

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Went to the Oncologist to get the results of my PET scan. All he could see is scar tissue both in the breast and the lung. Great news! He will take my case to the tumor board to see how they feel about a lumpectomy and radiation to the lung. He said that between my research and my fantastic response to the chemo, he would advocate for the treatments. He is still reluctant to say it might result in a cure, but it would lessen the tumor burden and mean a lower dose of chemo.

Tonight my younger son is coming for dinner. I will probably celebrate with some Prosecco. We do walk the dog, but it has been raining so much she does not enjoy it. We are starting the humid days so walking has to happen early. Even late at night the humidity can be 95% so sweating is bad. I enjoy being outdoors, but do not enjoy sweating!

Love the cat picture! Goldie, get well soon. Summer colds are the worse. Take care everyone!

Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/20/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/22/2019 Surgery 7/17/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/12/2019 External
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Jun 11, 2019 06:15PM goldie0827 wrote:

Cami, I AM sick, no doctor. I was supposed to go for labs today and see my onc on Thursday. Well I canceled both until I feel better. Then while shaking my thermomter down, it hit my knee and broke. I can't find the other piece and I know the mercury leaked out. I've been in bed for 2 and 1/2 days, now I'm scared I can get pneumonia! NM....can I?

JCS, I would much rather have a cold. Enjoy the time with your son and that cocktail. Congrats on the good scan, it's what we all want!

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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Jun 11, 2019 08:36PM karen1956 wrote:

Feel better Lori - I hope I wasn't rude with my comment on fb to call your oncologist. I didn't mean to be. Reason I said that is when I was getting chemo, my oncologist made me carry around and Rx for an anti.biotic that if I ran a fever at 101 or more to start the antibiotic. I know you situation is way different. But hugs to you my friend and I hope you are well soon

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Jun 12, 2019 06:09AM goldie0827 wrote:

No Karen, not at all. We are here for each other and to only help. Actually when I did call the onc's office it was just the gal at the desk that said, well lets just wait and you call back when you are feeling better to reschedule. She didn't say, well let me check with the Dr. and I'll call you back.

Well, I can't take it anymore, I'm going to the hospital this morning.

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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Jun 12, 2019 08:00AM camillegal wrote:

Image result for funny wednesday cat memes

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Jun 12, 2019 08:53AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin ladies,

Mornin ladies,

Lori I'm glad ur going to take care of ur cold. It's really different for any of us. It used to be Oh it's only a cold, but our bodies don't take it like it used to. I never in my life had pneumonia and I had the shot, but I still got it and I like that ur going. Tell us right away what happens, cuz I'm going to check back for u.

JC ur Dr. seemed very happy with the results always a great sign. Enjoy ur wine, drinks or whatever u want that's what to do.

Joey's finally out of school, it's just so nice for me, but he is always running around but for some reason it just feels better. My niece came over yesterday and after my shower we talked. Kim I passed along again what u said, now where my brother and her were living has a floor that's on locked down for certain people so they said they can take her. Which I personally think it's way to much. When they moved in to a 2 bedroom place, it was 150,000.00 then 4,000.00 a month for a nice size palce. Now it's 6,000.00 a month for 1 small room with a toilet and sink a dresser,, a small closet and single bed.I know now they have to take care of her, pills, food <they did get 2 meals before> now it;''s 3...she can roam around all doors are locked. Right now she's physically fine so she can dress herself and stuff. All personal items are supplied by the family. My dad was in a great place being completely cared for they furnished everything plus holiday for families with a buffet, bigger room and it was a locked place for less than 1/2 that price.And of course there were people there that didn't think they were Cleopatra but thought they were Elizabeth Taylor,so there were problems too. My SIL is really mean now, but like I said she was always mean just more quiet about it. IDK I worry about the kids actually, they don't have a clue how to handle all this, cuz my brother handled her and really didn't know how bad it was. Oh well.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Jun 12, 2019 04:14PM mistyeyes wrote:

Goldie- I hope that you are ok. I have been thinking about you all day.

Cami - I love your cat pictures- they are a perfect picture for the day. This mornings was great for this wacky Wednesday!


IDC right- Stage IIA, Grade 3,ER-,PR+,HER2+ Dx 11/15/2016, Right, PR+, HER2+
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Jun 12, 2019 04:58PM goldie0827 wrote:

Well, here's the down low....UTI, Upper resp. inf., elevated liver enzymes, have to do a stool sample then drive it back to the hospital (checking for C Diff), hour and half there then the same back! I was quite surprised they didn't put me on IV fluids, esp. after the uti diag.

Cami, I hope your SIL settles in well with the new place and it doesn't cause more problems. Glad your boy is home!

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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Jun 12, 2019 05:44PM JCSLibrarian wrote:

Goldie-That is definitely more than a cold! Take care and get well. Keep us posted on the final diagnosis.

Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/20/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/22/2019 Surgery 7/17/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/12/2019 External
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Jun 12, 2019 08:03PM illimae wrote:

Damn Goldie, you must be exhausted, what a long day. I hope you feel better soon.

In the mood for a glass or two of red tonight 🙂

DH and I leave for our New England trip a week from today, I’ll be sharing pics soon.

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 Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 13, 2019 02:33AM - edited Jun 13, 2019 10:59PM by ChiSandy

Ugh, Lori—feel better (the abx should go a long way to achieving that and you might want to ask about probiotics (even real Greek yogurt—Fage, not the phony Oikos or Chobani stuff full of gums & starches). May I also suggest a digital thermometer—doesn't have to be the fancy in-ear or cross-forehead scanner type—a ten-buck CVS or Walgreens work just fine. Find out what battery it uses and buy a couple of spares.

Speaking of which, Bob complained that my spare Subaru fob wasn't working. I sussed out that it must be the battery. Read the manual online, found out how to open it, and ascertained the proper battery—which I ordered on Amazon Prime, Arrived today, et voila: it worked!

Did okay at Gebhard--until the bun from the plain bratwurst lodged at the base of my throat. Only some vanilla Culver's custard and a handful of TUMS saved me. Pepcid ditn't make a dent. Went to the bariatric clinic consult Mon. and was given the choice of 3 diets: keto (wildly impractical for a foodie); "partial meal replacement" (like Jenny Craig or NutriSystem--no go for someone whose lifestyle revolces around travel, cooking & fine dining); or low-carb (a less-strict form of Atkins/S. Beach, which worked for me 15 yrs ago--lost >40 lbs). Chose the latter, as it's easier for traveling and eating at most restaurants. But the food choices aren't good for GERD, so the NP agreed with Bob that I need to go back on Dexilant (for at least 4 days, then every other day). Combine that with the Invisalign wearing requirment (only 2 hrs/day to eat, brush & floss), and the pounds should come off at a decent rate.

DOTD: coffee & seltzer: the story of my life for the time being. Will indulge vicariously.

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 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 13, 2019 06:24AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Thirsty Thursday! Apologies for being MIA yesterday, I got caught up fixing a computer problem and then had to leave for work.Wasn't it one gorgeous day yesterday! So nice to be able to have the weekly BBQ at work outdoors in the courtyard. Then met with the ladies of Wednesday, Women and Wine for a lively evening of chatter. We met at a little bar at the casino. I haven't been in the casino for years, not since just after it opened. Now they have table games as wells as slot machines. I was early so I killed some time by playing $20 at the roulette wheel.Cashed out $39!FYI, I won't be on tomorrow ayem, I've got to be in to work early to catch up with a couple of people on educational stuff. Sadie has an appointment on Saturday to make sure all her shots are caught up and so I can get a copy of her records, then she'll be able to go to work with me from time to time.That should be a lot of fun for both of us!

Goldie--hugs!

Cammy Cat--I live the show up but not participate line!OH my goodness, I am so glad your pup didn't get hurt with that escapade!Tell your doggo that Sadie uses a seat belt--a harness and a tether that clips into a seat belt buckle--to keep her safe if I have to stop fast and to keep her from bolting if something ever happens. Give yourself some time and credit, learning anything new takes time! Especially the computer stuff. It can be so complicated.

Librarian--HOORAY for the great PET scan results!I'm with you about the humidity. That just drains me right out.

Goldie--One of the risks of being in bed so much is pneumonia. Every time you think about it takes 3 or 4 really deep breaths, and try to keep up with lots and lots of fluids. That will help a lot to prevent pneumonia. I saw on Fb that you've been to be seen, that's good.When you are feeling better you might want to mention to your Onc that the receptionist is practicing medicine without a license.She should have passed on to the Onc that you are sick, the Onc probably would have seen you or advised you to be seen.Can't be messing with infections while on treatment for cancer.

Cammy--I think a locked unit would be a good place for you SIL. She can wander without worry that she'll get outside and getting lost or hurting someone. Staff there will be trained to care for people who are confused or have behavioral issues. These places do cost a lot, though. It's sad how often a family finds out how impaired a family member is only when the person caring for them is no longer able to do that.

Illi--can't wait to hear about your trip when you get back!

Chi--isn't it amazing what a new battery can do for some things!Getting the bun caught like that must not have felt good at all!

Penicillin Cocktail Recipe

Penicillin Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blended Scotch whisky (Famous Grouse works well)
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce honey syrup (see note)
  • 3 slices fresh ginger
  • 1/4 ounce Islay single malt Scotch (such as Laphroaig)

Directions

  1. 1.
    Using a wooden muddler or mixing spoon, muddle the fresh ginger in the bottom of a cocktail shaker until it is well mashed. Add the blended Scotch, lemon juice, and honey syrup, and fill shaker with ice. Shake untill well chilled, about 20 seconds.
  2. 2.
    Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass (you may wish to double-strain through a fine tea strainer to remove the small flecks of ginger), and pour the Islay Scotch over the back of a bar spoon so that it floats atop the drink.

From <https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/11/time-for-a-drink-penicillin-cocktail.html>

"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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Jun 13, 2019 07:04PM goldie0827 wrote:

You guys, I'm not getting any better. Am I being too anxious. I just sleep all the time, can't eat. DH wants to take me back to the hospital, but they couldn't help before, so what would they do differetly. I'm getting to the point where I practically pass out if I get up to get anything. I'm trying to eat, just no appetite. And Cami, you don't have to worry about me doing too much....I am doing NOTHING.

Sandy, I did order a digital one, was supposed to be here yesterday, shipped from Phoenix, but it decided to take a tour! Grocery store is an hour away, when we go, if I still feel bad, I'll get some of that yogurt, altho not a fan!

NM I like to hear you say the "ladies of Wednesday", but then you throw in Women and Wine! I will mention to my onc about the receptionist, but I don't want her to get in trouble either. SOOOOOO, can one have clear lungs but still have uupper resp. inf.? As that is what I was told by 2 different doctors.

Ok, got the new thermometer, temp shows 103!

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Jun 13, 2019 08:08PM karen1956 wrote:

Lori - Call you oncologist or whoever is on call. ( My oncologist is very special and I had his cell phone number). I'm no medical specialist but if you are NOT getting better, I think you need to be seen. ER might be the best place. Hugs to you my friend.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Jun 13, 2019 08:12PM illimae wrote:

Goldie, I’m with your husband on this one. Feeling so poorly and not eating is a big concern. Is it possible you picked up something unusual while camping recently?

Sending you my super good healing vibes 🙂

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 Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 13, 2019 09:24PM janky wrote:

goldie - please check into this via ER or on call doctor! If your neutrophils are low because of meds or anything, it is always harder to fight an infection. I had a respiratory infection in January and I was soooo down and out - mega dose of antibiotics, yet still took 6 weeks to get better :( After I started the antibiotics it still took at least 10 days before I was feeling human and up to doing anything - please take care of yourself asap!!!! Healing hugs. Janice

Dx 11/7/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 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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Jun 13, 2019 11:25PM ChiSandy wrote:

Lori, you need to go to the ER STAT! Let them contact your onco. Bet you're dehydrated too.

Tues. I had my annual bilateral screening mammo. Last year I got my results right away because it was bilateral diagnostic: the nurse took me into the corridor and told me so as not to upset the women in the waiting room awaiting further imaging. A day later, the report came back "L--BIRADS1, negative for tumor; R--BIRADS2, stable small seroma, no sign of cancer in surgical breast." This time, it was "squoosh & run:" because I'm back to routine screening, the films (3D now) aren't read right away. But yesterday I awoke to find an e-mail from my patient portal: "Your care team has sent you a letter." A letter, not a message. I logged in and my eyes zeroed in on "Recommended follow-up: bilateral screening mammogram June 10, 2020." Then I saw the film had been read by my favorite radiologist (who did my biopsy & seed placement). No "report" in the "test results" tab, no BIRADS score, just "...showed no signs of breast cancer." So Thelma & Louise are good for another year.

Yesterday I went to my orthodontist for trays 5, 6, & 7. He's delighted with my progress, and there is a chance that at my August visit I will get my retainer(s): a thin permanent wire behind the front incisors and a clear Vivera retainer (until the latter is ready, just keep wearing tray 7). He said it's possible we might need to do some "refinements" if the spaces between my canines and 1st bicuspids aren't closed to his satisfaction. Meanwhile, I am marveling that for the first time since 1983 (when I barfed up my retainer after a drunken debauch in Nova Scotia), both my front top incisors are vertical!

But I had a little dental crisis this evening (no, not on the teeth being straightened). As I bit into a leftover piece of last night's low-carb pizza and started chewing the cheese, I felt something hard in the curd I was chewing. Thought I'd snapped off one of the Invisalign "attachment" buttons, but it turned out to be a chunk ("cusp") of lower R rear molar. I think it either had never been drilled or (it sort of looks like it) an old amalgam filling holding it together finally failing after weeks of aggressive and frequent flossing. Doesn't hurt. Called and e-mailed my dentist & endodontist, asking basically "which of you wants first dibs?" Was able to talk to the endo, who said that so long as it doesn't hurt, it's not urgent and may need only a crown w/o root canal. Waiting to see what my dentist says when he calls back. Meanwhile, I put the pizza back in the fridge and had Greek yogurt with imitation "honey" (0 net carb, made with maltitol) and vanilla.

DOTD: Pellegrino Essenza cherry-pomegranate seltzer, in a flute.

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 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 14, 2019 11:09AM goldie0827 wrote:

Karen, I've been to ER. I think things are looking up. 2 days on Anti B, need to give it time to work. I'm getting some eggs from my neighbor, I think that will help alot too. Will make poached eggs. Everything in the house currently is crap/processed food and tastes like chit. I don't do processed and I need to keep it light right now, since not having ate much of anything.

Illimae, I don't know if I picked something up camping, not sure how that would have happened.

Janky, I think things are starting to look up. Need to keep the temp down and get some food in me!

Sandy, good to hear Thelma and Louis are doing well and I hope all goes well with the teeth.

Anxious to get my eggs and eat! Temp is down to 98 this morning! I'm tired and want to head back to bed, but I think getting all covered up is causing the temp to rise, is that possible? Thank you everyone for your concerns and prayers......until next time!!!

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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Jun 14, 2019 11:32AM goldie0827 wrote:

Waiting on my eggs, so I thought I would have some apple sauce that DH picked up for me, store brand and I think he got the biggest jar they sell! Get some in the bowl, put the container in the fridge and notice it says "sweetened". So I look....high fructose corn syrup, down the drain it went.

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Jun 14, 2019 11:51AM happyperidot wrote:

Hi. New here and I like my cocktails. Mind if I join you at the bar?

I'm recently diagnosed and trying to figure out how to modify my lifestyle. My diet and exercise are already really good, but I probably need to cut back on my drinking; which I will. I've been filling out a lot of new patient paperwork these days and when I get to the question about alcohol consumption I write 7 drinks per week. They must assume that's 1 per day, because they don't tell me to change anything. But it's not. It's more like 2, 3, 1 and 1; which definitely needs to change. I know I know.

I don't feel like a "real" cancer patient yet. That's part of the problem. I feel great, healthy and normal. I guess surgery (BMX and bi-lat SNB on July 8) will change all that. In the meantime I'm planning to eliminate 1 drink per week. It'll be tricky next week 'cuz I'm turning 55. What a mixed blessing to have all these great friends who want to celebrate.

Cheers!

PS: goldie, I worried about you. glad you're feeling better.

Kelley, dx at 55; Oncotype 18 Dx 5/10/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 7/8/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement

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