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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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Sep 9, 2019 06:00AM ChiSandy wrote:

Jazzy, so great that you were able to jam with your friends, and see gorgeous gardens to boot. Here, the temps dipped down near 60 overnight and we made it only to 65 today. It was gray and overcast, but didn't rain. We walked to Cellars for their Sept. "Care For Real" (neighborhood food pantry) tomato special of eggs shakshuka. (Edgewater restaurants are all adding a special tomato dish aa a fundraiser for the pantry all month). It was luscious, and I enjoyed a DOTD of a couple oz. each of cava and La Vielle Ferme Rhone red. Everything is suddenly in bloom here--my hostas and spider plants are flowering (and I saw a bumblebee on the latter afterward). Have a big pot of marigolds on the front porch. 7 tomatoes are ripe on my kitchen sill, 13 still on the vines. Going up into the 80s, even 90, for a few days this week, which may accelerate that.

Spent the weekend weeding out too-small shoes and refurbishing the ones I've collected over the years that still fit. (Most of them are some variety of orthopedic). Bought a stretcher to accommodated the bunions, new insoles for the squashed ones in my Finn Comforts, and a load of pads to shield my still-tender L toes. (My feet will always hurt, according to my podiatrist; at our age, yeah, yeah, yada yada). But I took dusty old wrecks and polished, padded, and stretched them into attractive wearability (or some semblance thereof).

At brunch today, Bob surprised me by saying how pumped he is to go to London--he spent the summer there on a study trip before proposing to me when he returned to Brooklyn. In 1991, with Gordy with us, we stayed in a weekly rental (the pre-internet precursor of AirBnB) in Brompton went only to the Museum of Science (not the V&A or British), and saw no shows. Did a full-day tour, hung out in Harrod's food halls, visited friends in Kensington, went to Hyde Park where Gordy played with Indian diplomats' kids, took the ferry across to Greenwich, and not much else. This time we'll be staying at the Athenaeum, where I stayed with the Bar Assn. We'll eat at St. John, of course, but seek out other places we couldn't afford as a young family. Maybe a show or concert or two. No touristy stuff this time. The fact that there'll be no trad. Thanksgiving dinner is sort of refreshing--small upscale restaurant portions will be a welcome respite from 1000-calorie holiday meals. Oh, and the dollar is stronger against the pound than any other time we've been to the UK.

So at his urging I went online to book the trip. I told him in no uncertain terms that there was no way I was flying regular Economy across the pond. I needed at least Premium Economy, in order to not just get some shut-eye but also room to stretch and walk about without main cabin flight attendants hassling me. (In 2012, when we went on our Budapest-Amsterdam river cruise, we changed planes at Heathrow and so all of our flights except the intra-European short hops were Premium Economy). In 2016 I flew business class and wasn't as enamored of British's as I am of Iberia's & Alitalia's--but at least I can lie flat and sleep on my side (without my snoring keeping the entire plane awake). Bob protested that all he wants to do on long flights is read. I went online to check prices and saw that on the way to London for that week, Business is $500 less than Premium Economy (in fact, cheaper than Basic Economy was two years ago); on the way back, it's the reverse (and twice as pricey--guess they're trying to soak the tourists returning to the US after T-Day). Bob conceded that the most expensive part of any vacation is the time off, and agreed reluctantly that at our age, DVT has to be avoided at all costs. So we'lll (ok, I'll) get to sleep en route to London to try & beat the jet lag, and on the way home not sleep but at least save our legs--and catnap once home, because we get some time back. He'll decompress that Sun. while I'll be in the Loop rehearsing all day.

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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Sep 9, 2019 11:32AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Monday Monkey Day!Another night in the 40's, it was so nice having a warm Sadie cuddled up to my back! Lovely sunrise into a clear sky this ayem. Did some cooking over the weekend, have a couple of things in the fridge to take for lunches. Love this time of year, probably really is my favorite. Sadie still gets to lie in the sun during the day and she loves that.

Jazzy--gardening has got to be a challenge in such a variable environment. I popped over to the other thread, those pics are BEAUTIFUL! What a find! Whew, indeed, on getting the balloon festival trip settled!And a visit from a fav cousin coming up, what a good thing to be looking forward to! I hear you about short weeks feeling long. May only have 4 work days, but there is still 5 days of work to be done! The purging and decluttering does seem endless, but there is a lot of pleasure in creating open space! Sadie seems to think that anything in a bag must be a potential toy. Problem is, she can empty a bag much faster than I can fill it!

Chi--Amazing how the prices of things change over time. Glad you found a good deal for the trip. That must be a long flight, I'd want to be more comfortable, too!

DOTD:

Snowshoe recipe

Snowshoe

Ingredients

Pour peppermint schnapps in shot glass, top with Wild Turkey, drink it up!

Best served in a Shot Glass.

From <http://www.haveacocktail.com/snowshoe.htm>

"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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Sep 9, 2019 11:52AM camillegal wrote:

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Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Sep 9, 2019 01:16PM camillegal wrote:

Mornin' ladies,

I haven't read everything this morning so when u noticed I skipped a lot this time I didn't orget I just didn't get to all of it.

I think Lori is still gone, how she does it God bless her.

And Sandy and Jazzy u 2, u could both be engines. are a never ending travel machine. Sandy u sounded a little disappointed but still a good time, so that part was good. Ur food sounded great as did ur wine. Now I'm not tying to be religiously political so please don't think that but when u mentioned the results and deciding if she could be buried in certain ground I thought that was Jewish but then u said priest so I thought Catholic. I thought all of that stopped a while ago I just thought how sad to have to choose if need be.I remember being in 7th or 8th grade so disagreeing with that I was told that's the way it was so those are the rules. I don't know why I'd get so upset about certain things and of course I still 'do It just upset me.

Jazzy u r soooo busy, u actually forgot about ur booking the balloon ride for ur nephew. U never do things like that. Oh I can understand it with all that. Dr. stuff and ur work and life in general, u sometimes overbook urself.

Kim how often do they come to pick up ur trash when u have one of those big things. I'll tell u that's really a great idea to just get rid of things at ur convenience instead of thinking it would have to wait till next week, then not feeling like doing anything.

OK I'm going to urgent Care this morning that way. I hopefully get some anti-b;s so I hope this works out. Dan called last nite to check how I was doing so I tole him my plan of action. He told me not to worry about the phone today, I hate that, so when I'm done I'll call him anyway and tell him he's off the hook,

Check with u all later.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Sep 9, 2019 01:21PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Hey Cami- I saw some photos on FB this weekend from Lori, looks like they may still be out camping!

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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Sep 10, 2019 03:42AM ChiSandy wrote:

Any Jew can be buried in Jewish consecrated ground in a cemetery (our huge neighborhood one, Rosehill, has Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim and non-sectarian sections)--that thing about tattoos is bull$#*+ (ever since WWII & the Holocaust--every camp survivor has tattoos). Doesn't matter the cause of death--we don't have concepts of sin & redemption that affect one's right to rites the way Catholicism does.

Cami, hope the abx's do the trick.

Today I had my venous Doppler--no clots! (My MO read the prelim. report, and the tech told me she didn't see any clots). But there's a possibility the vascular surgeon who reads the pix might say I have venous insufficiency, due to some pretty ugly varicosities--Bob's pretty sure of it. So I have to elevate my R leg in the evening, keep taking Lasix, drink more water and walk more.

I also had my CBC, and (ugh) I'm mildly anemic again. MO isn't worried (she considers the results "stable," no need to see a hematologist), but I have a message in to my PCP's portal about whether to resume taking iron and get my ferritin & iron levels retested, and whether to get that "capsule study" to see if I have an AVM in my small intestine. If that's the case, just taking iron & eating more red meat, egg yolks, and dark green veggies should do the trick; what I'm afraid of is whether there's anything else going on--i.e., growing--in there. (I suspected my H&H was starting to tank again, as my lips have been on the pale side lately).

No alcohol today--had some wine 3 days in a row.

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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Sep 10, 2019 11:36AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Twofer Tuesday!Things were a little interesting at work yesterday. One of the newly admitted people getting rehab had a cardiac arrest and died over the weekend. That's the second person in less than a month to cardiac arrest and die within 3 days of transfer.Both were sent over from the same hospital, both weren't ready for discharge once we got them in our building and got all the information from the hospital. So now we requiring all the CNAs to be CPR certified by the end of October. That means I'll be doing lots of CPR classes, starting next week. I've been saying I need more exercise, now I'm going to get it! It still amazes me that the State of Maine does not require CNAs working in nursing homes to be CPR certified. Even Sadie is amazed at that fact.

Cammy Cat--I'm with you, I don't understand the idea that someone can't be buried in a cemetery because of something they did. To me that only punishes the surviving family. But I know it's very important to some folks and I don't have to understand to respect the people who do. The dumpster is emptied once a month, but I can call and get an extra empty whenever I need and it only costs $17. I love the convenience.I hope you've been to Urgent Care by now and have got whatever is going on with you sorted out. Let us know what's up, OK?

Morning, Jazzy!

Chi--glad to hear there's no clots! Not so glad to hear about the anemia. It would be nice to find out exactly what is going on, just for peace of mind.

DOTD:

Buried Under An Avalanche recipe

Buried Under An Avalanche

Ingredients

In shot glass, drop in one small ice cube. Pour in Ouzo and then Rumple Minze.

Best served in a Shot Glass.

From <http://www.haveacocktail.com/buried-under-an-avalanche.htm>

"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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Sep 10, 2019 01:21PM camillegal wrote:

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Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Sep 10, 2019 02:03PM camillegal wrote:

Mornin' ladies,

Wow Kim how horrible people just came to soon, how sad for their families. Oh yes I thought everyone in those process knew CPR, oh jeez so much I don't know. See like Sandy said the buriel it sounded Cathoicy to me, but I thought that archaic thought process was just gone. I mean as a kid I was taught why they thought like that and of course it seemed logical being 7 but as an adult it made no sense. Again I'm not trying to insult anyone's religion well except my own I guess.

Sandy I have no doubt u understand ur test results, but do u ever ask Bob for some advice or help in some areas. I can read my results and know when things are off but somethings I just don't get and leave it at that. And I know u being an attorney I don't know if medical had anything to do with that. Sorry Sandy I guess I ask just to many questions.

OK Urgent Care yesterday <1st time> When we came in they said about a 2 hrs wait, but it ended up being a total of maybe a 1/2 wait. Just normal upper respitory infection and sinus. Whew I was glad on that one. So now of course anti-b's and steroids, and some other things.

Jazzy Yea I member Lori saying they planned some small trips and then camping for a few days. So she should be home soon.

Well everyone have a good day.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Sep 11, 2019 02:27AM JCSLibrarian wrote:

Today I was doing some clean up in my courtyard. I have an iron gate at the entrance. What did I find hanging on the gate? Not one, but two snake skins! Where are the actual snakes??!!??!! This area is where I putter around planting flowers, pruning and often just sitting. I will now be nervously looking over my shoulder for a creature with no shoulders!

It is extremely warm here (feels like temp of 104) and no change in sight. Not spending too much time outdoors. Will walk in the morning, then lunch with a friend. Tomorrow is another lunch with workmates and Bridge that evening. Friday is the last chemo of this cycle. Will get the Neulasta patch so maybe the white blood cell count will go up. I have been researching healthy cooking techniques for two and other (no chemo) maintenance treatments for triple negative MBC. Cami - I hope you are feeling better. Jazzy - How great to have all the arrangements for the birthday completed. Sandy - Bought a pair of Hokas today for walking shoes. My last pair lasted two years. Native Mainer - I envy your wonderful temperatures!

Take care everyone and enjoy all you are doing! Look out for 🐍


Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/22/2019 Surgery 7/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/12/2019 External
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Sep 11, 2019 05:05AM ChiSandy wrote:

Cami, glad it's just a garden-variety URI, but seeing as how all pollens & molds have been sky-high I wouldn't be surprised if you had some allergy symptoms to boot. I do pester poor Bob constantly about my tests & symptoms--but he knew I was a hypochondriac and married me anyway. Haven't heard back from my primary yet (either he's not concerned or he's on vacay), but I noticed a standing order in my chart, dated Feb. 2019 and good for a year, for a TIBC (total iron binding capacity), ferritin & iron panel--and Bob says I should at least get a ferritin draw because my levels have always been at the low end of normal at their highest. Not gonna take the iron yet till my primary advises me to, because I don't want the constipation that comes with it (I'll have to double up on the Colace if I to resume taking it).

Kim, Bob always hates being at the hospital on holidays because admissions from nursing homes tend to spike--the kids don't visit all year, then they come to visit on the holidays, see Grandma or Grandpa and freak out, insisting they need hospitalization. Sometimes it's justified. But unfortunately, insurers are cheaping out and insisting hospitals admit them "for observation," which gets billed at a lower rate and usually results in discharge w/in 24-36 hrs. They go back to the same nursing homes where they had inadequate medical care (despite the best efforts of CNAs & even LPNs & RNs, there's rarely a physician on call more than once a week, much less actually on duty) and being too sick to have been properly discharged, tend to go into cardiac arrest.

No alcohol tonight--didn't feel like it. Got my custom orthotics today and wore them for the prescribed 2 hrs. Alas, my deformed L third toe still burns (thanks to the callus at the end of it, which overlies a wart and fissure), despite putting them in my cushiest Hokas. The pedorthist warned me against putting a pad beneath the toe, lest it throw my foot off balance. Will go upstairs soon to see which of my other shoes can accommodate the orthotics.

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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Sep 11, 2019 11:46AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Hump day! Getting up to rain this ayem. Sigh. And lots of 9/11 memorial activities being reported. It's funny how clearly I remember some parts of that day. I can still picture the home I went into when I found out what had happened, can still clearly see in my mind the room with the TV,the patient on the bed, where the family members were standing in the room.I remember standing on the deck that evening listening to the planes taking off and landing at the Air National Guard Base nearby and realizing they were running air refueling flights, not unusual, but then listening as the flights continued all through the night, which is VERY unusual. Those flights ran 24/7 for days. Bangor International Airport was closed, but military planes were landing and taking off regularly from there and the airfield next to it. It was a very scary time.I also remember lots of cuddle time with Snookie, the german shepherd I lived with at the time.

Cammy Cat--it's crazy how the state rules don't require CNAs in nursing homes to be CPR certified, but there it is. Ours will all be CPR certified in a few weeks.Actually, some already are so that helps. Glad you got diagnosed and are on treatment. You should feel better soon!

Librarian--YIKES!I'd be pretty freaked, too, and there aren't any snakes that can hurt me up here! Never heard of Hokas, are they a good brand of walking shoe? I need a good pair, but with bunions it's hard to find ones that fit comfortably for any length of time.

Chi--The family effect on transfers from nursing home to the ED is huge at times. Our Medical Director's office got a grant and is setting up a telemedicine unit in our building so on-calls can put eyes on a resident and speak "face to face" with family to (hopefully) help decrease those transfers.Did you know that nursing homes get cited for every transfer back to the hospital that happens, even when it's justified? Every transfer counts against the nursing home, and every death, even expected deaths with Hospice involved, count against us. I swear the people who write the rules honestly believe that no one ever dies unless a medical person/facility does something wrong. I guess we're really lucky, we have providers (Nurse Practitioners and/or the MD) in house at least 2 days a week and often more.

DOTD:

Witch Doctor recipe

Witch Doctor

Ingredients

Add all ingredients to glass and emjoy!

Best served in a Beer Mug.

From <http://www.haveacocktail.com/witch-doctor.htm>

"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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Sep 11, 2019 12:43PM camillegal wrote:

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Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Sep 11, 2019 01:25PM camillegal wrote:

Mornin' ladies,

Yeowee JC snake skins??? What kind of snakes do u have there. Whatever they are I don't like to share my space with them. Jeze ur busy.

Thanks Sandy, I had to LOL a little u made the perfect match. A dr. and a hypo. That's exactly what I should've married but didn't...Ha my mistake. many times over.

I'm starting to feel better, ate real food yesterday <like I need to> had a decent nite sleep, took my steroid earlier, maybe that helped. Coughing not as much, well we'll see now this med stuff better get it all out. I know it's only an infection, but I'm sill used to getting a cold for 3 days and it was gone. Now it always turns into some kind of crap and sometimes in the hospital which I hate. That's why I make such a big deal out of this.

My day was quiet yesterday that goofy Dan took all the calls I called him and told him I was fine he stilled stayed in and took them. I was upset cuz I don't want to be like a slug to him.

I miss Joey being home so much, thruout the day he's always come in to see if there was anything he could do for me or if I just wanted something. Again spoiling me but I like it when it';s him. Well shower day today, I'm glad to get it done. Sat. I was just to weak sooo I need one today. But then I'll want a nap, kind of goes together with me..

Kim that DOTD looks yummy today I want it.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Sep 11, 2019 01:26PM goldie0827 wrote:

Hi all, I'm home. Had a really nice time except for the son inlaw, he doesn't stop talking. You can have a conversation with someone else, he keeps on talking and usually something that we could care less about. Went to Lake Tahoe, so so beautiful! Went to the place of the Donner Family, and also Donner Lake. Family that tried to migrate west, was talked into taking a short cut, and most died dued to the frigid winter. We had watched the movie about that just before going and Darby Hinton is it. The actor I posted my picture with. Lots of driving while there, and 2 days there and 2 days back. On the way back we stayed in Laughlin and DH won $300 on a .35 bet!

Not going to comment to everyone, will just jump in.

Jazzy thinking of you today and your biopsy, praying all will turn out ok. When do you get results? Weather is cooling down...FINALLY. DD seems to be doing well and went back to her rock a few weeks ago. And I am back to 100%. No camping in Reno, we hoteled it.

Cami, you get to feeling better....and that's an order!

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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Sep 11, 2019 01:33PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Hi friends- biopsy day it is. Paperwork says results to the doctor in 2-3 days. Fingers crossed!

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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Sep 11, 2019 01:54PM - edited Sep 12, 2019 12:09AM by Teka

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Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.
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Sep 11, 2019 02:45PM janky wrote:

Wishing everyone a 'wicked' Wednesday!! I have been in and out and all about this last week or so and just skimming through the threads, but, my goodness did not realize that cami has been sick, and jazzy going for a biopsy, and everything else I have missed and omg so much more! I wish you all great end results! Cheers 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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Sep 11, 2019 04:58PM mistyeyes wrote:

Jazzy- hoping for good results!!

IDC right- Stage IIA, Grade 3,ER-,PR+,HER2+ Dx 11/15/2016, Right, PR+, HER2+
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Sep 11, 2019 07:59PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Hi ladies- well that was certainly interesting, but it's done. They give you preliminary results in the office as they sample and review the tissue right then and there. Finals will be to my provider by tomorrow.

Good news is things are looking very good with the pathology- no cancer, or as NM would say "B9".

I have some other stories from this experience for later, but glad to be through this and feeling positive that things are going to turn out okay here

Four needles today, lots of band aids on my neck. Glad I opted out of going to work as who wants to explain that?

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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Sep 11, 2019 09:58PM illimae wrote:

Yay Jazzy! So happy for benign results 🎉

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 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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Sep 11, 2019 11:14PM ChiSandy wrote:

Whew, Jazzy! Congrats!

Cami, get well soon. Lori, welcome home!


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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Sep 11, 2019 11:51PM janky wrote:

Yayyyy Jazzy!!!

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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Sep 12, 2019 12:08AM - edited Sep 12, 2019 12:56AM by Teka

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Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.
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Sep 12, 2019 12:17AM JCSLibrarian wrote:

Greatnews, Jazzy!

Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/22/2019 Surgery 7/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/12/2019 External
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Sep 12, 2019 12:20AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Thank you friends. I will be glad when the final path report comes and I can put this behind me.

But now I am dealing with the stupid MO office and them telling me they can't get my Prolia shot approved. They are supposed to use a script card for the non office visit injection and the woman seemed clueless. That moment when you say "why am having to tell you how to do your job?" She wants to push the apt and said "oh no you don't". Not in the mood people, I am tired and have four needle holes in my neck!

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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Sep 12, 2019 01:10AM - edited 13 hours ago by Teka

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Sep 12, 2019 01:55AM ChiSandy wrote:

Jazzy, is the coverage refusal because you're no longer on an AI, are osteopenic but not osteoporotic, or because you've already had 6 shots?

I had a devil of a time getting my first shot covered because in 2016, Medicare Part B considered it a "drug" because it could be self-administered or administered in a non-hospital doctor's office, and Part D refused to cover it because it was too expensive (the rationale was that oral bisphosphonates were adequate; and that I.V. ones like Zometa or Reclast were hospital-administered and therefore fell under Part B). My Part B supplement carrier ruled that if Medicare Part B wouldn't cover Prolia at all, it certainly wasn't going to pick up any part of the co-pay.

So I had one Zometa infusion (a nightmare--took 5 sticks to find a vein, it burned like crazy with every click of the pump for the whole 20 minutes, and I had bone pain, fever, and headaches for the better part of a week). But then the NCI guidelines were updated to make Prolia standard-of-care for any breast cancer patient on an AI (regardless of bone density) who can't tolerate oral bisphosphonates. So I got approved for 6 shots, administered semiannually, Had my last one last week.

Gonna pan-sear wild salmon tonight (too risky to try planking it on the grill due to storms supposed to be moving in), but not sure if I'm going to drink anything stronger than seltzer. If I do, I'll probably Coravin a mid-priced light-ish Pinot Noir.

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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Sep 12, 2019 04:39AM ChiSandy wrote:

With pan-seared wild salmon, a young (2018), delightful and fruity "Tramin" Pinot Noir from the Trentino-Alto Adige region of N. Italy near the Austrian border. No Coravin--it was inexpensive, and had a screw-cap.

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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Sep 12, 2019 10:53AM camillegal wrote:

Image result for funny happy dance gifsfor JAZZY

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

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