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Feb 15, 2020 07:15AM
Feb 15, 2020 07:17AM
Good morning loungettes, and happy day after Valentines Day, hope everyone had a nice one. My hubby made me crab legs, lobster tail and filet mignon and it was delish! He bought me socks, now I know that sounds weird and terribly unromantic but I found these compression socks that go just above the ankle and they are $!7/ pair and I have 2 pair and would eventually throw away all other socks so he bought me 2 more pair. I recycle my old socks into toys for Harvey, he destroys all store bought dog toys, rips holes in them pulls all the stuffing out and removes the squeakers. So I take the squeakers and sew them into socks and as he shreds those I just make a new one, much cheaper this way. all his blankets look like swiss cheese so as I buy him new ones I make toys out of them too. Oh and my DH bought me a gift cert for a pedicure too so not just socks. We are on such different pages when it comes to my dx, we went through this the first time, which was 6 years ago yesterday. I'll never forget it, he was in New Hampshire for business and it was VD and my breast surgeon called to tell me I had BC. DH called on his way to dinner to see if I heard and I lied and said no and then told him the truth when he got back to his hotel room. But anyway, we seem to bump heads when we talk about it, don't know how you mets girls do with your SO's but when it comes to this we bump heads. He's trying to tell me what I need to do to cope, like most men he wants to fix everything and he frustrated the shit out of me sometimes. I told him that in 5 years on Valentines Day I want to book a vacation to Disney in Florida with my son DIL and the 2 g-kids and he says... "I'm going to pay for everyone?" ???!!!!!!?? WTF!! My point was I'm going to be alive then!!!!! So I called him Ann which is his mothers name cause she's been sitting on her f-ing pile of money all her life and she's 91 and never had any fun. So I told him he'll have plenty of time to sit around and count his money when I'm gone. OK, done with my rant, this to shall pass, Venus and Mars and all that bullshit...
Today is my g-daughter Evelyn's first b-day party so we will be going to their house at 2. I haven't seen the kids in over a month which is way too long but between work and scans and doctor appts it just hasn't worked. I did video chat with them the other day, Nora and Jake (my son) have gotten into watching old music videos, she discovered Michael Jackson's Beat It so he found Weird Al Yankovick's Eat It and she's watched that one over and over so they been going thru the 80's music together, he says it's their father/daughter bonding time. She wasn't real sure about Thriller, said she liked it but it was scary.
Cami, hope Joey is feeling better soon, I'm with Lori, it sounds like a mexican dish. And I never heard of ice quakes either. We get crazy fisherman stuck on ice floes here every spring, it cracks me up, Lake Erie will freeze then they announce that the temps will be in the 40' s and these crazy ice fisherman drive their trucks or snow mobiles out there the ice brakes loose and they have to be rescued. I have never heard of a woman needing to be rescued, not once! Not this year tho cause the lake never froze. Love the catnip kitty! I used to have gerbils in an aquarium when I was married to the SD (sperm donor) and we had four cats and they watched them all day long, I always called it kitty tv.
NM, I have been reading this book called God Never Blinks, a neighbor gave it to me when I was dx the first time, I'd read about a third of it then forgot about it but I've picked it up and am reading it again. It's like the Chicken Soup books, little short stories about life. Anyway on of them made me think of you. The writer was dx with cancer and said she came up with three simple steps that can change your life. 1) Choose one thing you need to say no to. 2) Choose one thing you want to say yes to. 3) Share those two things- that yes and no- with your biggest cheerleaders to make it real, in this case I'm thinking us since we can try and remind you to say no to work! There was a lot more to the story but it made me think of you.. she ends the story with, life is short, live it to the fullest. That Fire and Ice cocktail is so pretty! Interesting about the ice quakes.
Lori, thanks for the Valentine! And I hope the chicken is the best ever, can't imagine it tasting different than the 99cent stuff but let us know.
JCS, pics are beautiful! So glad you are having such a nice time.
Jazzy, Wow the salt mine pictures are really amazing, I've never seen anything like that. How long do you stay in there, is it like a spa thing? Candy hearts are cute, each one sounds like it could've been written by my dogs.
Celia, you are not all that far from me, I'm near Cleveland, maybe 4 hours? How long did you live in London?
mistyeyes, I hear it's nice and warm in Florida now that I left, your welcome!
Anyway, sure I'm missing some and I've been running on and on , guess I'm in a talkative mood this morning. My biopsy report had not come back as of yesterday so I'll get it Monday when I see the MO. PET was approved by insurance and that's the following week. So everyone have a nice Saturday, prolly pop back in tonight or tomorrow.
Dx at age 56, BMX, TE's, ALND, RADS... ILC left , LCIS right. Married with 1 grown son and a granddaughter born the month before my dx. My plan is to see her graduate high school.
2/14/2014, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 1, 10/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
3/14/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
8/7/2014 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
9/18/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
9/25/2014 Lymph nodes, Chest wall
1/28/2020, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone