Join Us

We are 217,522 members in 84 forums discussing 160,607 topics.

Help with Abbreviations

Topic: how about drinking?

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 10:40AM

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!

Janie Log in to post a reply

Page 2032 of 2,046 (61,379 results)

Posts 60931 - 60960 (61,379 total)

Log in to post a reply

Jul 31, 2020 08:58PM MinusTwo wrote:

Thanks Jazzy & Karen. It is a .jpg file. Maybe I'll try to save as a 'word' file, but I'll work on it. It's a great 9 year study with 20,000 in the group that shows mental acuity is more clear for those who have several drinks a week. Testing shows higher cognition rate in three ares and significantly lower rates of mental decline.

And on that, I believe I'll have a short dram of Tuaca before I toddle off to bed.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
Log in to post a reply

Jul 31, 2020 11:03PM camillegal wrote:

Sandy I'm truly sorry for the passing of your dear friend. It doesn't matter how old they are it's still to soon, but he'll always be in your heart.

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
Log in to post a reply

Aug 1, 2020 02:37AM ChiSandy wrote:

He was an amazing boss, with quite a sense of humor. He knew--and likely eventually forgot--more about real estate and estates & trust law than I could ever learn. We meshed pretty well: he dreaded going into court but was a brilliant transactional lawyer; I enjoyed going to court and interacting with judges, but am not a good negotiator (perhaps because I never was much of a card player). He was such a kind and caring person--he hired me when his associate developed AIDS and was becoming too weak to appear in court. But long after that associate had to quit because he became unable to work (in fact until he passed away in late '92), my boss kept him on the payroll so that his medical insurance wouldn't lapse.

Tonight I felt too spent to cook, so we basically had "antipasto as dinner." The DOTD was a 2010 La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti--I remembered the advice of David Rosengarten, host of the old Food Network show Taste: "tomatoes on my plate, Barbera in my glass." We bought that Barbera at the winery in Tuscany (the grapes were from the Piemonte but vinified at the La Spinetta winery).

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)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 1, 2020 07:59AM - edited Aug 1, 2020 07:59AM by NativeMainer

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Saturday! Sadie and I are getting up to a lovely, sunny, comfortable day. Not sure yet what I'm going to do today, but I will make myself do something outside the house, even if only puttering in the gardens. Going to take the second cup of coffee onto the deck, that's for sure. Sadie says Hi! To everyone.

Goldie--Thank you for the kind words. I hope the cramping doesn't come back. Hope you had fun doing the Salsa thing!

Librarian--ah, to be going to the mountains, what luxury! Enjoy your trip and your time with your girlfriends.

Karen--thank you!

Jazzy--praying the MRI can happen very soon and gets the same report at the other scans!

Cammy Cat--OK, now that you read every word, make sure you DO every word! I like Frank Sinatra's My Way, too. Lovely song. And yes, you do deserve the treats Dan gives you, and you deserve to go a little crazy with them and get fun, stupid stuff!

Jazzy--great advice about setting up things for Mom when she needs them rather than doing them myself. I really hope Mom gets intoa senior living center, she's very social and would make friends very quickly, and probably even end up helping take care of some of the less able people she finds as long as she is able to drive and shop and such.

Illi--that taco looks good, the semi-frozen margarita even better! After all this time of quarantine and isolation, social distancing is the way to go, and it's time to start seeing people again before we all start going absolutely mad! In my mind a part of social distancing is controlling how many people and how often I visit. But that's just my thinking. The virus won't be going away, and social distancing keeps the new cases coming in at a manageable rate, and that's the purpose, to keep the case rate within the ability of the local hospitals to manage, and to keep it out of nursing homes and the like. We, as a nation, need to find that balance of protecting the vulnerable, keeping the infection rate at a manageable level, and still living our lives and making our livings.

Cammy Cat--good girl, getting the stuff to take care of yourself.Now make sure you USE it all!

Chi--so sorry to hear about your mentor's passing. I'm glad he could have his family with him at the end. The plaque insertion sounds like a horrible procedure; I hope that's just my imagination running away with me. How effective is the treatment, if you don't mind my asking? Wow, it sounds like you got to taste a lot of nice wines at the dinner! Such fun!

Minus--are you trying to insert a picture or an article? If it's an article, try going to the article site, copying the address and pasting that into the post, that usually creates a link.

Jazzy--I can't imagine the stress of getting MRIs and the attendant biopsies every year, or even every fewyears. I pray you can be cleared and sent on your way, too!

Minus--that article sounds really interesting! Can you type the title and the name of the place it's published? Maybe I can search for it and help you get it posted.

Chi--your boss sounds like a very kind and generous man. The world is lessened by his death.

My Way

1 oz / 25 ml Belvedere Vodka

1 oz / 25 ml Italicus

1 oz / 25 ml Lemon Juice

0.5 oz / 10 ml Egg White

Dry shake then wet shake all ingredients and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with star anise.

From <https://www.belvederevodka.com/en-int/vodka-cocktails/recipe/my-way>


Italicus is a Rosolio, an Italian liqueur made with rose petals dating back to the 15th century. Made at a family-owned distillery in Moncalieri, Torino, it begins with bergamot from the Calabrian region and cedro from Sicilia. The two ingredients undergo the sfumatura process – a traditional technique for manually extracting essential oils – before being blended with a neutral Italian spirit. After this, Roman chamomile from Lazio, lavender, gentian, yellow roses and melissa balm from Northern Italy are macerated together for several days before being added.

"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
Log in to post a reply

Aug 1, 2020 08:25AM MinusTwo wrote:

NM - I just cut out the 'snippet' (yes, physically w/scissors & paper) and scanned into a .jpg file, so no longer can find the exact reference. But the NY times article below appears to be discussing the same study. Also you can open the full study as a .pdf with the open JAMA link in the article.

Three areas associated with higher mental functioning & slower decline in the 9 years study of moderate drinkers: mental status, word recall and vocabulary.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/02/well/eat/modera...

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
Log in to post a reply

Aug 1, 2020 09:30AM goldie0827 wrote:

JCS, enjoy your mountain time!

Jazzy, sorry about the snafu with the MRI, but at least good news on the mammo. I don't think I had a virus, I'm blaming it all on the meds. And because I'm back on them, the "D" is back.

Oh Cami, your poor legs. I sure hope you can get that taken care of. Is it from lymphedema? Glad you got to see some of your boys, I know how much you enjoy them. And got a little bonus too! Not over doing it on the canning, I don't have much to work with.

BabyGirl, a few days on the river with friends sounds devine. I'm bummed we couldn't go camping. Won't be until mid October now.

Sandy, sorry for the loss of your old boss.

Minus2, what is it you were trying to post? Nevermind, I see you explained! So, drinking is a good thing!

NM, my MIL lives in a senior complex, but she doesn't go out and socialize!

Did my salsa, I made 1/2 pints this time, as a pint was just too much. I would open a jar and we always ended up having some left over and I would throw it out. Got 11 jars of it. Our local corn is ready, so may take a ride out and get some of that. So freezing corn will be in my future for the weekend (if we go). My thermometer got up to 116 yesterday afternoon. I don't think it was quite that hot, as it does sit directly in the sun, but it had to be close!

Starting to get a bit concerned with my DH. He does pretty much nothing anymore. We had to fill our solar batteries yesterday, I helped him so we could get it done quicker. He was in the house by 9:30 am. On the couch, only to get up to use the bathroom. He fell asleep sitting up, then later I saw him laying down and asleep again. He got up to eat dinner, and went to bed at 7. He will do orders, but things are coming to a halt, so not much there to do. Everything else on the computer, so that is more sitting. No wonder he has muscle atrophy!

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)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 1, 2020 09:35AM goldie0827 wrote:

PS....Jazzy, hoping your FL family and friends will be ok. I knew of the hurricane as it has to pass by my DD in the VI first. Fortunately, they got nothing. They need the rain, just like us, but not in the form of a hurricane. PR was flooded from the rains and they are not completely recovered from Irmaria! And of course there are more on the way.

Image may contain: text that says 'WF THER AUTHORITY TROPICAL WAVE TRAIN AccuWeather MULTIPLE TROPICAL WAVES το EMERGE OFF AFRICA'S WEST COAST IN THE COMING DAYS'

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)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 1, 2020 09:35AM camillegal wrote:

Great Cats Be Funny BLOG: Funny Cat GIFS

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
Log in to post a reply

Aug 1, 2020 10:48AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin ladies,

It's Saturday looking like rain.

Yes Kim I'm doing what u said, I listened to you and acted <which is unusual for me, as u know> But whenever I ask here I really listen and wish I could take u to my Drs. office and make sure I do what I'm supposed to do. It's funny cuz my sister who always listens and does what the Dr. says is always on my ass. She's 80 now and she is still beautiful and her Dr. even told her she doesn't look 80 at all, but her insides look 80, so she listens right away.

Minus it's to late for me to start up this brain, my memory is horrible <my sister is worse> so our conversations are always so long spending some of this time trying to remember what we were going to say. She does drink her wine everyday and I don't drink, but she is older and I think we've evened out.

Sandy antipasto always sounds good to me, wine as u know I know nothing but food yep I do.

Kim u know it sounds like ur mom would be a perfect fit for a lifestyle like that. There are so many things to be social about it. I do know here they have big dining rooms to eat ur meals with others if u want to and functions planned if u want to. My friends have made new friends where they live and now eat their meals with a group of people and they all like the atmosphere. Just sounds good for her.

All right stupid question time <really> Do any of u watch any of the reality shows. I admit Les and I do, they are so stupid but it's fun to imagine people being so successful being so stupid. OK done with that. Answer truthfully, I did.

I hope everyone has a good day, and Lori I didn't see any pics. of ur canning like u always do.

LUBS U ALL.


Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
Log in to post a reply

Aug 1, 2020 11:00AM illimae wrote:

NM, I totally agree about the distancing/ living balance. Our inner circle consists of less than 10 people anyway and the ones we see regularly is about 6, so I feel safe enough this way. I won’t be at a place with my swallowing to go out to restaurants or bars anytime soon, so that’s not an issue for me yet. My biggest concern will be concerts, I love concerts but the idea of all those other people, I just don’t know.

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, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) 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)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 1, 2020 01:27PM ChiSandy wrote:

The plaque insertion procedure indeed looks gross (I actually watched a YouTube of it), but I should be out like a light during it (either general anesthesia or local + propofol; same with removal). Acc. to my ocular onc., there is a 95% chance that the tumor will remain shrunken & inert at 5 yrs. and 80% that I'll still be around in 10 yrs. Untreated, the 10-yr overall survival rate is only 50%. Fingers crossed. The toughest part of recovery (besides the discomfort) is that my R eye will look kinda scary and have limited function for several weeks to a couple of months, and the floater in my L eye shows no sign of abating--so the only eye I can effectively use will drive me crazy(er).

The floater seems to have "calved" its tip off, so there's a tiny additional one; and as it moves back out of my field of vision it leaves a fleeting blurry spot resembling a smudge on my glasses or my bangs falling in front of my eye. When my R eye heals, its acuity will be much worse than it currently is (right now, 20/20, but possibly as bad as 20/100 or even 20/200). But its location down front and below my field of vision (so any radiation "leakage" into the vitreous and consequent damage thereof should be minimal), and the impossibility of the radiation causing a cataract as I no longer have a natural lens, may mitigate in my favor in terms of visual function. (Of course, the location so close to the muscle & vascular system also increases the chance of mets). This type of tumor always eventually spreads--but there are reports of that not happening till as long as 20-25 years out if initial radiation is successful. I'd just like to be able to stick around long enough for life-as-we-knew-it to become safe again, and to take advantage of it.

The caveat is that it takes a few weeks for the radiation to fully affect the tumor cells, causing apoptosis (tumor-cell death) and shrinkage. But hopefully, not long enough for spread. (Knock wood).

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)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 1, 2020 01:32PM ChiSandy wrote:

We have a very limited in-person "circle:" our HK, our son and his girlfriend, the landscaper, our neighbors (talking deck-to-deck) and the staff and other outdoor patrons at Cellars. (Bob has his office staff and hospital colleagues of course). My best friends are quite vulnerable--two are on immunosuppressant meds so even social-distancing with them is inadvisable.

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)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 1, 2020 09:47PM Jazzygirl wrote:

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 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 2, 2020 07:05AM camillegal wrote:

Top 30 Funny Cat Gifs GIFs | Find the best GIF on Gfycat

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
Log in to post a reply

Aug 2, 2020 07:52AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin ladies,

I think it's Sunday, The Golden Girls is on.

Illi u said about a restaurant, do u have to eat very slowly or differently, sounds like it. But u are feeling good right.???

Sandy that sounds so complicated, I've watched some operations and they didn't bother me but that one I know I wouldn't watch. Something about eyes being touched just makes me chill. My sister gets a shot in her eye every month and she purposely wants to tell me about it and I stop her and tell her actually feel it she LOL and continues, she's a brat tho.

One of my guys called last night and we talked about 45 mins. He's so cute and then he asked me to go to his house for a BBQ or he'd BBQ here if I don't feel up to it. I don't want to ruin his day. But as usual the guys do cheer me up. Boy to be 45 again, yep I still looked good then LOL

Joey starts school in 2 weeks, he goes just Tuesday and Friday and the rest from home. Good thing one of his friends has a DL so he'll be driving, better than the bus I think IDK. There are no school functions tho which for me was the best part of school but he's one of those nerdy people that likes to learn but he still hasn't heard about band. Oh he'll be a junior this year, I can't believe it and my GD won't even be a teenager anymore. WTF happened to all this time.

I hope u all have a good Sunday.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
Log in to post a reply

Aug 2, 2020 08:36AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good morning, Loungettes! Happy Sunday Funday! Another beautiful day shaping up here, yesterday Sadie and I spent most of the day on the deck, me puttering in the plant boxes and reading, Sadie basking in the sun. Planning for more of the same today.

Minus--thanks for the link, I've looked at the JAMA Open Network article. It's a well done study that does suggest that light to moderate drinking is more protective than harmful, although the study does admit it is observational and cause/effect can't be proven. Funny, that's the same kind of studies that link drinking and cancer, obesity and cancer, etc, but those studies are taken as showing cause and effect.

Goldie--sorry to hear the "D" is back. Did your Onc give you any advice on managing it? Not everyone who lives in a senior complex goes out and socializes. It's too bad, too, those people miss out on a lot of the benefits of living in a senior complex. I can imagine you are worried about DH. It does sound like something isn't right. Could it be depression, or a reaction to the last many months of COVID crap? I don't like the look of those tropical waves coming off Africa. It reminds me of the summer that we had 5 hurricanes going at once and everyone was getting hammered.

Cammy Cat--I'm glad your sister listens to her doc and yours, and I'm telling you to listen to your Sister after doc appointments!I, too, think Mom would really flourish in a Senior Complex. I know she likes to cook her own meals, but most places have a kitchenette that allow for some cooking, and she doesn't need to roast whole 22# turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas anymore, or bake dozens of cookies at a time. I think she would really like going to the dining room for lunch or dinner and eating and chatting with some other people with similar interests. I think she'd like many of the activities, too. I'm still working on making her understand that she can take advantage of the activities and such and still drive herself wherever she wants to go and whenever she wants to, that it isn't a choice between being independent and attending activities or meals, but she can do both, as she chooses, day to day. I used to say I don't watch reality shows, and then I realized that I actually do from time to time. I used to watch Deadliest Catch ,Ice Road Truckers, COPS, Bondi Rescue, Ghost Hunters, Paranormal State pretty regularly. I just never thought of them as being "Reality TV", I associate that withBig Brother and other Soap Opera-like shows.

Illi--It's going to be interesting to see how the reopening works out. It's funny, I cannot bring myself to consider going to a restaurant and eating inside just yet, but I was thinking about going to a movie in a movie theater the other day. Like there is any big difference between the two settings! Distancing can be maintained in both, more mask time in the movies than a restaurant, but more overall time in the movies than a restaurant. Both can be well ventilated. Close contact with people I know in a restaurant, no close contact but around people I don't know at the movies. Talk about no logical sense thinking one is OK and the other isn't! I've decided to pass on the movie going for now, anyway. I've never been a big one for concerts as I do not like being in big crowds of people, but I have gone to some and enjoyed them and would love to do that again. Maybe someday.Like you, I just don't know right now.

Chi--95% survival for 5 years, 80% for 10 years sounds pretty good compared to the untreated survival rate. The visual acuity change doesn't sound so good. Can it be managed with glasses or contacts? The 20 to 25 years to spread sounds a lot like bc's nasty little habit of hiding out for decades. I hope that means it's slow moving and the radiation will get to all of it before it tries to travel.

Jazzy--yes, it does!

Cammy Cat--Boy a BBQ sounds like fun right about now! Hard to think about Joey, or anyone, going back to school already. I wonder if all the other activities that won't be happening will mean that money will be shifted to academics? The High School I went to was very focused on football and basketball, those were way more important than academics, and it showed. Sports got money to do whatever they wanted, everything else managed as best it could with what money was budgeted or could be raised.

Reality Check Cocktail Recipe

Reality Check

5 fresh

Raspberries

2/3 fl oz

Ketel One Vodka

2/3 fl oz

Becherovka liqueur

1/4 fl oz

Lime juice (freshly squeezed)

2 3/4 fl oz

Budweiser Budvar

1/3 fl oz

Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup

1 dash

Angostura or other aromatic bitters

How to make:

MUDDLE raspberries in base of large shaker tin. Add ice and other ingredients then THROW (strain from a height into a second strainer). Repeat four times and then strain into ice-filled glass.

Serve in a

Rum barrel mug or pint glass

Garnish:

Lime zest twist

From <https://www.diffordsguide.com/cocktails/recipe/3321/reality-check>

"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
Log in to post a reply

Aug 2, 2020 12:58PM illimae wrote:

Cami, although I can technically eat now, I do eat differently until the vocal cords are back to normal. When I swallow, I must tilt my head down and turn to the left or risk food/drink going down the vocal cord gap into my airway. I also take small bites, so eating is a very deliberate and time consuming process.

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, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) 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)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 3, 2020 05:25AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes! Happy Monday Monkey Day! Yesterday was indeed a beautiful day, if rather gusty and windy. Spent a good part of the day on the deck reading and watching Sadie play in the pool or bask in the sun. Got a call from Mom, she's found her new place. It's a duplex, still under construction, expected completion in September, maybe October. One level, apparently quite large, 2 bedroom, large back yard, will have a heat pump as well as propane heat. She's excited that everything will be brand new. It's also not far from where she is now. She also said that Dick has put a deposit down on an apartment suite in a local (high-end) assisted living facility, and he can move in anytime now. He doesn't plan to move until after Mom moves, he doesn't want her to be there by herself. So that's all been settled, all except the actual moving. For which I have been informed I should plan to be available, since so much stuff can be put in the Jeep and that will help minimize the number of trips necessary. In the meantime Mom says she is going to start packing up and moving stuff she won't need right off into storage. Of course, she's been saying she's going to do that for ages now, but maybe now it will actually happen.

Illi--I imagine eating a full meal must take some time right now. I hope you are able to eat enough to maintain your weight/health, and, more importantly, I hope you are getting some enjoyment out of eating again!

The Welcome Home Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. gin
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • 4 oz. champagne
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • Ice
  • 1 brandied cherry

Instructions

  1. Combine the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice into a shaker and shake well for ten seconds
  2. Pour champagne into old fashioned glass
  3. Add mixture to champagne
  4. Add cherry
  5. Drink!

From <https://wholefully.com/wp-json/mv-create/v1/creations/435/print>

"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
Log in to post a reply

Aug 3, 2020 07:36AM JCSLibrarian wrote:

I am back from the mountains. What a great time! I took my shoes off once we got there and never put them back on. How crazy! We talked, read and ate. My three favorite activities. We also watched the Netflix show, Nurse Jackie. Very interesting and heart wrenching show about a good nurse with a drug addiction.

When I looked at the calendar this morning, there was NOTHING for this week. I might go to a girlfriend’s and rearrange some furniture. I should clean the window screens and knock down some spider webs. Not too exciting, but are things that need doing.

Also trying to decide about our trip to the state parks in Utah. DH is pretty down on flying. I am pretty sure I do not want to drive that far just to get to the start of a road trip. I am now thinking about driving to the Poconos and exploring that area. Any thoughts? We could drive through the Amish Country and see some mountains and waterfalls. We could take our stuff in our car and stay in fewer hotels. So many decisions!

Take care and stay healthy


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
Log in to post a reply

Aug 3, 2020 08:43AM goldie0827 wrote:

I'll be back latah! Busy day today, will be putting lots of miles on my vehicle! First stop Snowflake to pick up some local corn to freeze, then to Show Low, DH has to be fitted for a brace and I have to do labs, onc appt on Thursday. Then to Springerville, DH doctor appt there. Also stopping to pick up a few groceries and most likely a stop to eat.

Reality TV, I think that's all we watch!

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)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 3, 2020 09:02AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Good morning ladies- another week begins and lots to do today. Storms are back and one woke me up early yesterday morning with a big storm right over my house. Yesterday it was cloudy and got a few sprinkles in the afternoon, but nothing bigger. It is cooler this morning and starting to have that feeling in the air that comes in August with the shift down to cooler weather. Bring on the fall I say!

JCS- my only advice is to recommended that with any states you are traveling to or through, that you know what the requirements are for travel in and out of those states and yours. A lot of states are enacting penalities if they catch you not adhering to their public health orders (aka, fines for not wearing masks). We have some pretty strict requirements here in NM and have heard that many tourists coming in here and being unaware of what is expected. Because every state is doing this differently, better to be informed vs. surprised. I would expect there should be a web site for the Poconos that can direct you to things open vs. those which may be closed for the season.

Ill- I always think when one is recovering from anything, it is good to be around people who we can be ourselves with. I think you have a good plan to be able to get a break and see your friends carefully. I am so glad to hear you can eat a bit more as time goes on.

NM- glad your mom found a place she likes and that there are plans for Dick in the works as well. I hope your mom has some additional plans for moving help besides you as I know for myself personally, I can't do that stuff anymore. Plus if she has furniture, it won't fit in your Jeep either. Be ready to help her find a local moving company with strong young bodies to move stuff. And hopefully she will be able to purge some things before she makes the move or put it in storage. Take care of yourself sister!

Goldie- I am sorry about the D, and that your DH sounds out of sorts and am sure with having to wait on the surgery, Covid, etc. it may be hard for him. Does he have anything planned with his PCP soon? Might be good to get this checked out before he heads in for his surgery in August? Sending big hugs.

Cami- sounds like your schools have the hybrid model for back to school. Glad Joey has a friend to ride with. I had two different friends in the neighborhood growing up that had cars, but rarely got asked to ride with them. I was at the end of the pick up for my route, so it was a short ride to school in the morning but the most agonizing long hour ride home in the afternoons. Anyways, I hope Joey has a good school year, the time does go quickly.

Karen- are you getting any of this monsoonal moisture all the way up in CO?

What happened to Janky?

Celia C, Mistyeyes, Teka, ChiSandy and everyone else here, saying hi from over here in the southwest.

No medical apts this week, yay! Lots to do though and hope to score some fresh peaches at the smaller farmers market on Wed this week.

Have a good week everyone. Be back when I can!

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 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 3, 2020 01:15PM CeliaC wrote:

Had 2 glasses of Bonterra Sauvingnon Blanc as an early anesthetic for 3pm tooth extraction. Went very well with large lunch of Chicken Marsala, Sauteed Broccoli & warm crusty bread with butter - not apt to be able to enjoy either food or wine later today.

Hope everyone is doing well this Monday.

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)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 3, 2020 01:21PM - edited Aug 3, 2020 01:21PM by MinusTwo

NM - I too am glad your Mom seems to have settled. I agree with Jazzy. Check with something like the Maine version of '3 Men Movers' or 'Two Guys and a Truck'. Hope you can convince your Mom you'll be happy to take just things like her clothes in your jeep. Edited to ask - I can't remember - how old is your Mom?

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
Log in to post a reply

Aug 3, 2020 02:15PM ChiSandy wrote:

Sat. night we had outdoor reservations at Cellars, but it began raining as we were walking. Went inside with some trepidation, but there was only one other diner in there. Bob is philosophical, saying he risks his life every day in crowded hospital elevators (one entire bank of them has been closed off). Ironic that office towers are limiting their elevators to 2 or 3 passengers, with social distance floor markers, but hospitals are letting doctors (and some patients) crowd into elevators. DOTD was an Argentinian malbec.

Yesterday we went to brunch outdoors at Big Jones (a Southern-themed restaurant that started out as Carolina low-country cuisine). I had a glass of cava, and Bob ordered a Hurricane (which they served the last time we did Mardi Gras dinner there). The bartender came over and apologized that they didn't have the proper ingredients on hand to make a Hurricane (and they would never use a mix like Pat O'Brien's). So she made him an Artillery Punch (rum, tea, fruit juice, St. Germain), which he said was delicious. It showered a bit as we sat outside beneath the table umbrella, but for the rest of the time it was sunny and much warmer than predicted--good thing I'd slathered on the sunscreen. The rain held off till well after we got home, and then there were a few brief downpours. Much cooler today.

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)
Log in to post a reply

Aug 3, 2020 09:40PM camillegal wrote:

cat gif cute cat kitten gif cute kitten funny cat sleepy cat funny ...

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
Log in to post a reply

Aug 3, 2020 10:56PM camillegal wrote:

Good evening ladies.

Kim all of a sudden ur mom did it. Sounds like things worked out well for them, Are u all right with this move tho??? and I'm leaving it to Lori to find the perfect young bodied moving men for ur mom. She's so good at that,

Sandy I would think with all the time ur DH spends in hospitals even before all these restrictions were set up that 1 customer wouldn't bother him at all, but honestly I would be hesitant on what he touched along the way.

JC this time away from everything has to be a real nitemare for you. U luv to travel so much,Another good mountain time with ur friends too and another trip in the making. U know the Amish trip sounds interesting to me anyway. Oh I watched that show when it first came out. Oh but my sister and I thought it was hysterical, again of course we r both goofy sometimes.

Lori ur doing all that in one day. Holy chit. It takes me 1/2 hr. just to get to the bathroom.

Celia it's good to see you here.

Jazzy ur not working yet are u??? Ur so so busy, but u always find a way to do things that u need or want to. Good for you.

Oh I see some of u watch those shows. Well I watch all the trashy ones, of course Les and I tape them then watch them without commercials. We should have one for this house called Who's going to the Drs. today. today was Joey's turn just that bleeding nose thing that boys get more than girls. Then I had a theory, my oldest brother use to get bloody noses as did my cousin, also color blind and so is Joey, hmm interesting to me anyway. these are pearls of wisdom ladies. Just like I told u the possible cure for Covid. The medical field does not recognize me at all???

LUBS U ALL


Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
Log in to post a reply

Aug 3, 2020 10:58PM - edited Aug 20, 2020 08:28AM by Teka

This Post was deleted by Teka.
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.
Log in to post a reply

Aug 4, 2020 02:23AM camillegal wrote:

See why Teka has always made me LOL, she poops in when no one expects it, only says a few words, and u don't know when u'll see her again.HAHAHA

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
Log in to post a reply

Aug 4, 2020 05:47AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes! Happy Twofer Tuesday! Looks like we're in for some interesting weather today and tomorrow as what is left of Isaias moves through. Should be just wind and rain, but many folks are taking boats out of the water just in case. We can certainly use some rain, but I'm not sure torrential downpours are the way to go, but what Mother Nature decides, she does. There was a very nice breezeyesterday after work, so Sadie and I parked our butts on the deck and I read while Sadie nosed around and supervised the neighborhood. It was lovely. I slept like a log last night except for the really weird dream I was having when the alarm went off. Can't really remember what was going on now, but I was trying very hard to get something done and it wasn't going well. I hope that's not a premonition of the day to come, yesterday at work was very productive and I hope to continue the trend today!

Librarian--sounds like your mountain trip was marvelous! So happy for you. And an empty week, what a treasure!

Goldie--you are a busy lady! Nothing like getting lots done in a day.

Jazzy--Mom does have more help than just me when it comes to moving. Dick's kids have offered to help with the furniture and bigger things. I have a couple of friends who will help me help mom with bigger stuff, too. Mom will not even consider a moving company; it costs money and she doesn't want other people touching/moving her stuff, they might break something. When the time gets closer I'll make arrangements to rent a U-Haul myself, then Mom can supervise me and Dick's kids and anyone else who is loading and unloading. I hope she will do some purging, but I doubt that will happen, I get my hoarding tendencies from my grandmother through her. But at least she is labeling boxes and keeping lists of what is in the boxes, that's a major improvement. I am excited for her finding a brand new place to move into, she's lived in unfinished places for so long.

Celia--wine is an underrated analgesic! I hope the tooth extraction wasn't too bad foryou and that you recover quickly.

Minus--Mom is 84.She will not entertain the idea of using movers, she simply will not "waste money on something I can do myself" or put up with strangers touching her stuff. We'll see what things are like when move time actually comes.

Chi--it is funny how different places are managing things like elevator use differently. Glad the indoor dining worked out, with only diner it was probably pretty darn safe!

Cammy Cat--It does seem sudden that Mom found a place, doesn't it? I'm good with it, I'm hoping she'll be happier and easier to be around after the move. Being with her right now means listening to almost non-stop complaining about Dick's behavior (typical progressing early-bordering-on-middle-stage Alzheimer's Disease) interfering with her doing anything she wants to do.

Morning, Teka!

Smooth Mover

2 ingredients

25 mlSambuca

1 pintDiet Coke

Method

Add all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice. Stir and serve.

From <https://makemeacocktail.com/cocktail/4819/smooth-mover/>

"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
Log in to post a reply

Aug 4, 2020 10:51AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Hi ladies- rocking and rolling into the new week and busy getting deliveries out to people that need them. I am bringing some hand sanitizer this weekend to a school in Santa Fe while I am up there, and although I do most of the delivery planning, it is always sort of fun to do a drop off as it is the closest feeling one may have to being like a Santa Claus. Getting some additional work done on that, but need to get to the store for some food too.

NM- sounds like you have a lot of good help lined up for your mom's move. Our parents come from a generation of "do it yourself no matter what." There was a time my friends and I used to help each other with moves, and I still do sometimes but won't do the heavy stuff. If you are doing the truck rental, driving and supervising, you should be just fine. I hope your mom will like this arrangement, and perhaps she is looking forward to some peace and quiet too. I like Cami's idea of some fine young male movers with Lori's help.

I heard the storm was a non event in FL via some family there, but it sounds like it is gaining steam and coming quickly up the I-95 corridor. Be safe sister!

Cami- not working yet, but having more conversations about new work as more things seem to be happening. A lot of things went quiet with the pandemic, but more project work seems to be coming back. A couple things have not worked out so far mostly because of really low rate or terms they are looking for, but have some better things coming up that really have sparked my interest. In this time when many are looking, people are always trying to pay really low, I mean to the point like you would say you can make the same money going to be an Instacart shopper? Do you want a professional or a body in a job? The rate will tell you that.

JCS- not sure how close you are to the coast, everything okay with the storm you way?

Monsoons came back last night and only made it through 19 laps before I got kicked out of the pool. Oh well, that will be my short swim for the week. I think there was some hail over here too as it looked like some of the tree leaves got knocked down out front. Roof looks okay from all I can see. We like the rain but not the hail.

That's all for now, have a good Tuesday....

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 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 11/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/7/2013 Breast Radiation Therapy 2/25/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/21/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane)

Page 2032 of 2,046 (61,379 results)