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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 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!

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Nov 18, 2020 04:17PM Jazzygirl wrote:

Look who was in town filming last week


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)
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Nov 18, 2020 06:17PM ChiSandy wrote:

Was he playing to an empty chair, Jazzy?

Lori, I hope that you're feeling better soon and that the hair loss is "just" extreme stress. That "glitter" meme is so true!

Our ruthbru (over on another thread) is battling COVID, but as of last night was getting better. She lives in ND--at this point, it's one of those states where even the slightest slipup by an infected person can sicken someone who's been doing everything right. (Quite frankly, it scares the hell out of me).

Had my ocular-onc appt. today. Bad(-ish) news is that we don't have a path report because the location & minuscule size of the tumor made it impossible to safely harvest enough cells to assay for markers w/o risking spread. Good news is that the tumor has shrunken by 10% (in 3 months). The onc. says that's excellent, and it should continue to shrink (albeit more slowly) over the next 3 years, possibly to only 40% of its original size (which was 2.6mm). My vision has improved with the new progressives prescription: I gained 2 "lines" in the L eye and lost nothing in the R. The onc. says there will be a staff meeting at UIC this week, which will probably result in a decision to cancel all elective procedures (i.e., those not for life-saving purposes). So no cataract or retina surgeries till the "curve bends" down sufficiently. Think I'll defer rescheduling my allergy challenge test too, which is as "elective" as it gets. I will likely keep next week's mani-pedi appt. so long as the salon is allowed to remain open. (Our state's new "Tier 3" mitigations under the "stay-home advisory" are less strict than those in force during last spring's "stay-home order").

DOTD: With leftovers tonight will likely have some more of Mon. night's Mumm Napa 2014 Blanc de Noirs. Last night we killed off the remaining 1/3 liter of the bottle of Mas Coté 2018 Provençal rosé. Bob is going to see Thurs. if the 2020 Beauj. Nouveau has been released yet. (Usually the 3rd Thurs. in Nov.).

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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Nov 19, 2020 05:59AM camillegal wrote:

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Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Nov 19, 2020 06:43AM - edited Nov 19, 2020 06:49AM by goldie0827

Thank you again my friends. I told my DH that this was tearing me down, especially his depression and crying all the time. Doctor doesn't want to put him on more drugs and suggested counseling. Took him off of the opioid constipation drug, he thinks that is causing the dizziness and nausea and suggested smooth move tea. So we started on that last night.

Cami, what surgery was Marty supposed to have?

NM, I do hope you get your vacay. But you did say you were going to walk if they say no, right? Give your 2 weeks.

Jazzy, I thought the hair loss was from the drugs in the beginning, but I've been on it for a year. That is why I was questioning the stress.

Sandy, sorry about the path report, or should I say the lack there of!

DOTD:

Thanksgiving's a Breeze Seabreezes

1 cup orange juice

1 cup cranberry juice

1 cup vodka

Mint sprigs, for garnish

  1. Mix all in a chilled pitcher filled with ice. Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with mint. If desired, place a dollop of leftover cranberry sauce in the bottom of each glass before filling with Seabreeze mixture.
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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Nov 19, 2020 06:51AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin' ladies,

Sandy if u feel ok getting a pedi it must be ok. I know u watch very carefully what u do and don't do. How r Gordy and Leslie doing???

JAZZY DID U TAKE THAT PIC,??? How exciting. I'm sure working from home is another whole thing to get used to and I know u don't work less from home, like u think u would. Sometimes it's for a little longer day. Sounds like it's easier but I don't think it is.

Lori leave it to u to find time to post the glitter thing. I just thought it was so what's happening. How r u doing??? I'm sure it can't be much better, just sending prayers and hugs to you. And I agree with Jazzy it's like a bad dream but taking forever to stop. Lori I am glad to hear about ur son.

Ah Kim now I get it. Well if anyone should be a part of this it's you for sure.I honestly think no one is as equiped to handle the whole project and then some. Souns like a good idea and hoping everyone participates equally so it runs the way it's expected.

My puter is better, Joey came in an touched something and changed the screen. I'm not bragging <on this one> but these kids know everything with the puter, but it makes me wonder as they get older how will their social skills be or other ones. All they do is text or email do they even know how to look people in their eyes if they can have a conversation without fingers being used, that's all they know now.

Well Marty's mom and sister have covid. His mom is one who goes to bars on weekends <no masks> as does his sister. All with about 6 or 8 women. I told u Leslie bowed out a while ago and they thought she was being chickeny. There's where the glitter comes in. Les can't say a word and it really bothers her. So far they're home <Marty's sister lives with his mom> but I would think all of them would do the 14 day thing, but they are all goofy. Noone here has seen them in a while so that's good and Marty's mom is my age but in good shape, no illness things or anything going around her. Ever since they found out Les is Bi-Polor they think she's goofy an treat her that way, so it's hard for her <and me> to extend true sympathy. This has been going on since Joey was born when Les spent months in the hospital. They honestly think she makes up the jobs she has or knows the people she knows. They give their eye rolls. Really we don't want them to be sick but it's hard to express much sympathy when even Les expressed her concern about their going to bars maskless.

JC anything going on this weekend. I know u r careful with who ur with and also u r a very active person so u try to keep things as normal as they can be.

Celia, Beaver, Illi , Minus, Jane how are all of u doing with this nitemare starting all over. Oh if I forgot anyone I certainly don't mean to.

Happy Friday eve everyone.

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Nov 19, 2020 07:06AM goldie0827 wrote:

PORKY GOBLER says....

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AKA - Sugar Lusty Heat! Hair pictures on my profile. DON'T LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY, UNLESS YOU'RE PICKING THEM UP! Dx 3/27/2008, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2014, ILC, Right, Stage IV, 2/2 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 19, 2020 07:19AM karen1956 wrote:

Evil old pecker - shouldn't that be a guys name!!! LOL

Waiting till it gets light around 6:30 to walk/run.

Lori - sending you hugs.

Have a great day.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Nov 19, 2020 08:02AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Thirsty Thursday! Sun is shining, 18 degrees, blue sky, no breeze. Frost on the ground and ice on any standing water. Winter is knocking on the door! I treated myself to a take out from Olive Garden after work yesterday. Ate the chicken alfredo and Black Tie Mousse Cake for dinner. Boy, logging those meals does a job on the calorie count for the day! Will have the soup and bread sticks for lunch today. Love the food there, but have to limit it to once every 2 or 3 months, for the sodium load if not for the calorie count. Makes it a great treat, though.

I'm on call for work this weekend, supposedly the staffing is pretty well set and I shouldn't have to work, but we will see. I did bring home the project stuff and will work on that over the weekend if I'm not playing nurse, med tech, or C.N.A. The visitation restrictions are causing huge problems now. Family members are beginning to demand to be allowed to visit without restrictions or in spite of they themselves representing a covid risk to their own loved one! It's amazing to me how many people are trying to get around the visitation rules. And the newest trend is families planning to take residents out of the nursing home and into their own homes for the day or for several days for the holidays. Scary thing is that we can't stop this from happening, and you know what is going to happen when those residents come back to the nursing homes after the holidays.

Sadie was a real cuddle bug last night and this morning. It is so relaxing to cuddle up next to her and rub her belly. She is so kind to me to put up with me doing that all the time!

Cammy Cat--that is true about the glitter! That's one of the things I use when talking about hand washing. I put glitter in hand sanitizer, have people clean their hands, andyou can see where they do and don't clean. Then I have them clean their hands again, and see how much glitter is left. And then I tell people to watch for the glitter for the rest of the shift, and see where it goes. People are amazed to find glitter on their face, clothes, underwear, and on pens and papers. Housekeeping doesn't like when I do that, though.

Jazzy--Health care is headed for a major staffing crisis. More and more workers are leaving their current jobs and many are leaving health care. Between crappy work situations and not being able to work in more than one building many C.N.As can't get enough work to make it, or are getting worked to death with overtime due to not enough backup staff. I have a plan to put in my notice 2 weeks before my vacation time if I don't get an answer before that. I haven't said anything about it at work, since things are ramping up again covid -wise, and the trip to Las Vegas may have to be rescheduled. Actually, rescheduled is not the right word, nothing is actually scheduled or booked yet, waiting on developments. Like you said, pivot, pivot and pivot again! It is going to be a horrible winter, that's for sure. I keep an eye on the CDC tracking of flu and other infectious diseases, and just noticed that for the 2020-2021 season hospitals do not have to report flu and flu-like illnesses! So Maine's currently showing zero cases of confirmed flu despite there being a dozen or so positive flu test results being reported! Labs are still reporting positive flu test results. So we know this will be a good flu year statistically, cuz we ain't counting!

Chi--Glad to hear ruthbru is getting better. It is absolutely terrifying how easily covid can get to anyone, even those who are doing everything "right".People just do not understand thatthey have been contagious for at least 2 days by the time they have any symptoms. I keep answering "but I'm not sick, I feel fine" with "can you guarantee that you will still be feeling fine day after tomorrow? If you get symptoms day after tomorrow, you are contagious NOW".It's not like we can turn off our lives entirely. Despite being at risk for severe disease myself, I'm at the point where I just want to catch the damned virus and get it over with, not to mention get some time off work. Great news about the melanoma!

Goldie--poor DH. I hope he feels better soon. This is getting to be too much for both of you. I requested vacay time starting Jan 25th. I'll put in my resignation on the 11th if she says 'no' (without covid putting everything into shutdown) or hasn't answered. Or sooner if something crazy happens or I find something really good.

Love the Thanksgiving's a Breeze Seabreeze!

Cammy Cat--sorry to hear Marty's mom and sister caught covid, but can't say I'm surprised. I also pray they don't get seriously ill. Glad Les stopped going out with them. It's sad the way some people look at mental illness as a reason to treat people badly. I know how tempting and satisfying it can be to say "I told you so!" but it so often creates more problems, so staying quiet is probably better, and just saying "I told you so!" in your mind is better.

Evil Old Bird, here!

Morning, Evil Old Peckerette!

"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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Nov 19, 2020 08:46AM JCSLibrarian wrote:

Well, I am a Kooky Gobler! Sounds about right. DH and I spent four hours yesterday raking the backyard. The weather was delightful, but the leaves were deep. The pile for pickup is huge. I cannot get the picture to post.



I am going to the mountains over the weekend. We will stay there to eat, drink and socialize. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous. I really want to visit with my friends and have civil discussions about current events, their jobs and various friends. It takes all my patience to have conversations with my DH. Our views are so very different anymore.



Goldie - I am so sorry for you and your DH. He sounds very miserable, not to mention how verystressful this is for you. We are all supporting you and here for you to vent, ask questions or seek solace.



Everyone take care when it comes to Covid. Our % positive has been over 15% for several days. The hospitals are not full, but headed that way. I do still go out some for groceries and have the kids over, but do the three W’s. Wash hands, wear a mask and stay away from strangers. Not a W, but it works!

Take care!


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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Nov 19, 2020 08:48AM illimae wrote:

Kooky old bird, ha!

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, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/17/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 19, 2020 09:24AM 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)
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Nov 19, 2020 09:30AM MinusTwo wrote:

Love it Jazzy. Perfect thought to start the day.

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
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Nov 19, 2020 09:31AM Beaverntx wrote:

Kooky Big Tom here, joining karen1956 in the gender question.

Haven't had my coffee yet so mind isn't awake. Back later.

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 19, 2020 04:53PM - edited Nov 19, 2020 04:55PM by ChiSandy

Going to Cellars tonight, as they've reopened the patio temporarily due to unseasonably mild temps. (Still will wear a leather jacket and clip my hair up, of course--as I did this aft. when I sat out on our deck sipping a cappuccino & chatting with neighbors two houses away--had to shout due to workmen across the alley making noise). Not sure what to drink--whatever will go with what we eat.

T'day eve will likely be rainy and about 50F--so drinks & dessert will be on the covered front porch, not the deck. Bob, Gordy & Leslie will be able to sit 6' apart and I will be in the doorway. Abt is totally sold out of patio heaters of any kind--and if we were to get a firepit it'd have to be gas-burning, with a fireproof pad beneath, since our deck is wood. Either that, or set it on the concrete path to the garage and we'd put chairs on the lawn. Our next-door neighbors presciently opted for a brick patio rather than a deck.

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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Nov 19, 2020 06:43PM Beaverntx wrote:

Well, it is much later. No really good reason, just one of those days killed with a little of this and that!

The CDC announcement today advising no travel for Thanksgiving reinforces what DH and I had already told our our sons-- no family gathering at our house for Turkey day this year. Don't know about Christmas but that may be the same since we both will be in our 80s by then and both are on meds for blood pressure and cholesterol.

We will just have to enjoy the wine by ourselves! Had a California Sangeovese last evening with pizza. Tried a new frozen crust for the pizza. The pizza was unimpressive but the wine was very good!

Take care and stay safe everyone. The covid-19 numbers are looking very scary!


Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 19, 2020 07:43PM Beaverntx wrote:

Aargh I meant day filled!

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 19, 2020 09:32PM ChiSandy wrote:

With salmon, had an Honoro Vera 2019 Garnacha from Spain.

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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Nov 20, 2020 06:15AM goldie0827 wrote:

Off to more doctor appts. this morning. Yesterday was actually a pretty good day for DH. Just a little dizzy and started back on his exercises. I forgot to mention that when we went to the doctors the other day, our doctor came in just to see Darrell and said if we needed him to come out to the house to just let him know!

Karen/Beaver, agree with the male gender names, but NM fixed you up Karen. LOL'd at Peckerette! Beaver, not sure how to fix "Tom".

Jazzy, loved the meme. Here's another.

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AKA - Sugar Lusty Heat! Hair pictures on my profile. DON'T LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY, UNLESS YOU'RE PICKING THEM UP! Dx 3/27/2008, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2014, ILC, Right, Stage IV, 2/2 nodes, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 20, 2020 06:35AM camillegal wrote:

Happy Friday Cat GIFs | Tenor

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Nov 20, 2020 07:38AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin ladies from Loving Old Pecker,

Lori glad Darrell is a bit better, hopefully the good starts now. An that's the way to leave homesnowadays. I mean no one will notice.

Nice way to start the day Jazzy, everyday.

Sandy it did warm up so good for you. Food and wine are mahvelous darlink.

Karen good name LOL, u know it's nice seeing u back here.

Beaver u were all over the place yesterday. Ur plans sound good.

Kim hope ur weekend goes as u planned. And I see u have ur plans all set, good for you. And u know I agree about cuddling with Sadie, it has to be so relaxing, our "pets" are so good to us. Extra belly rubs for Sadie.

We have TG figured out now <hopefully> We decied to order a dinner from one of the frocery stores with a few add ons. <very few> But for the day Marty will bring all the decorations down <attic> to put everything up, cuz Les said let's decorste like nothing is wrong. Then after dinner we'll all watch a movie together, but not Chirstmas. Between Action and horror, hey that's the kind of family we are. I'm not allowed to just stay in my room an I have to eat food I like at least. So I'm the one with rules. Jod might come over if she doesn't feel nervous about it IDK. But of course it would be more fun with her, she is a lot of fun but FF oy vey is not. It would be great for Joey if my GD came but now with a boyfriend it changes everything. And Les is so happy about not going to her in-laws she's running with this idea. So I pray everything goes accordingly.

Today I'm planning to take one of the boxes and pack away all my summer clothes. That's kind of an all ay long thing with me but I have no room in here, that'll help. All right it might take 2 days My phone is starting so I have to get to work.

Hoping all have a great day.

LUBS U ALL




Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Nov 20, 2020 08:24AM illimae wrote:

Oops, I misread, I’m not kooky old bird, I’m fat old bird, lol

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, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/17/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 20, 2020 09:27AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy TGIF day! I'm not moving too fast but I am getting some stuff done, follow up phone call about the garage door work (never heard from them after they came and did measurements), getting some work done on the Jeep, ordering contacts, that sort of thing. At least I'm getting something done, right? Even if it isn't housework.

Sadie is having a great time getting underfoot every time I get up from the computer to do something. Not sure why she's being like this today, usually she follows me around, today she's staying in front of me. I wonder what that means? I guess I'll find out eventually.

Librarian--I hope your weekend trip is revitalizing and fun! I like the 3 W's, even if the last one is only sorta a W!

Morning, Kooky Old Bird!

Jazzy--LOL!I resemble that remark!

Morning, Minus, Kooky Big Thomasina!

Chi--The Gov here has put a 9 peeyem closing time on all businesses that sell food and drink to discourage large groups from congregating for long times. I'm thinking there will be a stay-at-home order after Thanksgiving. Firepits are nice this time of year.

Beaver--I think your approach is going to be the norm for this holiday season. Sad, but necessary.

Goldie--LOL!Of all the things to steal from someone's house!

Cammy Cat--I hope the weekend goes as planned, too, but we'll see. Sounds like Thanksgiving will be pretty normal at your place. I'm going to Mom's, she's making chicken instead of turkey, better for just the 2 of us. I think it's good that you have rules and have to eat! Speaking of eating, what have you eaten so far today????

Well, just got the text.There's been a call out for tomorrow, so I'm going to have to work. So much for things getting better all the time, right?

Desert Wasteland Whiskey Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Whiskey Use a quality whiskey, like Knob Creek
  • 1 TBSP Cointreu or Triple Sec
  • 1 tsp Orange Bitters
  • 6 oz lemon lime soda I used diet 7 Up

Instructions

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"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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Nov 20, 2020 07:28PM MinusTwo wrote:

NM - Thomasina reminds me of Thumbelina - but of course she is tiny and not "big". Sigh. I can still sing the song. Danny Kaye! But thanks for the name translation.

Thumbelina, Thumbelina tiny little thing
Thumbelina dance, Thumbelina sing
Thumbelina what's the difference if you're very small?
When your heart is full of love you're nine feet tall

Goldie - the Seabreeze sounds wonderful. Forwarded to my BFF.

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
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Nov 20, 2020 07:41PM ChiSandy wrote:

Though you're no bigger than my thumb, than my thumb, than my thumb, than my thumb

Sweet, Thumbelina, don't be glum. Now, now, now. Hee, hee, hee. Come, come, come.

(Thanks for the earworm. Speaking of which, here comes "Inchworm"...noooooo!!!)

Bob visited Binny's en route home and picked up Georges Duboeuf and Joseph Drouhin Beauj. Nouveau 2020. No other brands at that branch (it's in a shot-and-a-beer neighborhood), and no Beaj,-Villages Nouveau (much less Duboeuf's new Beauj. Nouveau Rosé). Much smaller selection nationwide due to the pandemic, since the mainstays of the annual rollout--tastings, gatherings, etc.--are no-nos. Fewer producers are even exporting to the U.S. due to that (plus a very hot summer)...and you-know-who's tariffs.

So we opened the Duboeuf. Typical BN nose (strawberry-banana-bubble gum), albeit a tad more restrained than in past vintages. Fruity but not as fruity as it should be.

I have to take Heidi to the vet tomorrow (rabies shot & mani-pedi). After I drop her back off at home, might try the Evanston Binny's or Evanston First Liquors (much more upscale 'burb, just a couple miles n. of us).

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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Nov 20, 2020 07:52PM MinusTwo wrote:

Oh no - Inchworm. My saving grace is that's too slow for my brisk 6 mile walks. But Thumbelina would work. The last couple of days my inchworm was "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover....". Earlier this week it was "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers". Coming up December 1st - "Good King Wenceslas"

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
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Nov 20, 2020 08:57PM - edited Nov 20, 2020 08:58PM by ChiSandy

For me when I walk it's Joe Jackson's "Down to London" & "Is She Really Goin' Out with Him?", Warren Zevon's "When Johnny Strikes Up the Band" and the allegro movement of Steeleye Span's "Bach Goes to Limerick." The Boss' "Rosalita," "No Surrender," "Born to Run," "Tunnel of Love," "Radio Nowhere," and "Dancing in the Dark" work too. ("Human Touch" is just too sadly ironic these days).

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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Nov 21, 2020 09:36AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Good morning friends- whew, what a week this has been. Big adjustment working from home, but we got everything figured out for access on Monday, and by Tuesday I was rocking. Work just got a bit harder this week with things being thrown over the wall at us, but us new hires are not shy about saying "we need this, this and this to do that." It's a combination of working for a hospital during a pandemic, and just what I think is not being all that prepared for us on some fronts. But I still like the people, think the work will be interesting and this week, my colleague and I will start spending just a little bit of time with one of the groups. And hey, I got paid a full paycheck this time (2 weeks) and like that. Working from home has also allowed me to be here to get some things finished I need to do around my business, etc. I am going to take advantage of this time and also the long weekend next weekend to get some things finished so if we go back on the 30th, I will be better positioned. I reminded myself that this is a big change for me and also sometimes everything takes longer too in a pandemic, right?

New Mexico is NOT doing well at all. We have been jumping about 700 cases a day. We went over 2000 and then the next thing we were up to 3000, then almost 4000 daily. Like everywhere else, it has exploded. I stayed home all week except for some walks in the neighborhood and a short trip to Walgreens (the minute they shut down I am out of everything from lightbulbs, to dish detergent, you name it). The big box stores here like Sams (which I belong to) and Costco have crazy lines so I won't go there. Rumor has it workers are turning up sick here at Costco and a couple of them may be getting shut down. It all is much harder but I won't say I did not see this coming. Hospitals ICUs here are over capacity and they are building a field hospital again here. I heard the Gov talk about having to bring in mobil morgues soon. Sigh.

Going to be home today and have my pest control people coming any time, then the cleaning company this afternoon. The girls will continue on to do cleaning with a set of keys going forward, and think for 2021 I am upping it to every other week to be able to have more free time on the weekends. The weather here is abnormally warm, been in the upper 70s.

Cami- that photo of Clint was taken at a restaurant called the Church St Cafe in our Old Town area and he was doing some filming there. It had been on the news the week before last and then saw someone share that on FB. So I did not take it, but if I saw him, I would have found a way to say hi and get a socially distanced selfie.

I am sorry about the people who are sick, and think Les was smart to opt out of spending time around them. I have seen so few people this year but there are people I have observed a lot of conversation on social about people who fight the mask thing then when they or someone they know finds out they are diagnosed, here comes the panicked texts and e-mails. My sister who has been mostly careful during all this has two friends coming in for Thanksgiving and they plan to visit with her partners MIL and all go see her partner through the window next week for a visit. I hope the friends don't bring more than a turkey with their visit.

NM- did you get your vacation approved? Sounds like work has calmed down a bit, but think they will always have staffing issues. We were hearing about shortages with the MAs this week in a lot of locations at the clinics and hospital. I think I read you are on call this weekend. Your mom is more settled in this weekend? Will you see her for the holiday or stay put? Hi to Sadie.

Goldie- I hope you are okay friend. Everything I read about what you are dealing with seems like so much. It would be hard enough to help your DH in perfect health with all this, but you have your own condition to be caring about. Do you have a Plan B if your treatments knock you down for a bit and you need to rest? Always willing to brainstorm and share ideas if it would help? Your last post said he was doing better. The photo of that woman with the TP under her shirt is just hilarious!

Chi- well it's too bad they could not get a solid dx on the mass in your eye with it being too small, but glad you finally found out what was up with never hearing anything. I hope you continue to heal from everything.

Ill- how is the weather over in West TX? Are you enjoying anything good to eat this weekend?

MinusTwo, Karen, JCS, Celia C, Mistyeyes- hope you are all doing well this weekend.

Got to get back to my to dos and look forward to relaxing later with some nice wine and take out. Hope to be back tomorrow!


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)
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Nov 21, 2020 02:35PM MinusTwo wrote:

Jazzy - YES do schedule the cleaning people every other week. Now that you're working full time away from home (usually) this is something you don't need to worry about at all. If I remember, I don't think you have any pets? That means your house stays cleaner. But I do remember the Albuquerque dust. Every other week worked well for me. I cleaned the sinks & toilets and let the rest go until they came again.

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
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Nov 21, 2020 04:18PM Jazzygirl wrote:

MinusTwo- I talked to the cleaning company today when the called to verify the team was on their way (finishing up right now). Only going to be another $40 more to come every other week vs. once a month. I have changed the frequency through time from weekly (when I was going through the worst of my health issues), to bi monthly which I had for a long time, then to monthly at one point. We are going to start that new plan in 2021 as everything is already scheduled out for 2020 and want to keep my same team.


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)
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Nov 21, 2020 05:03PM MinusTwo wrote:

Hooray - Very smart move!!!

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

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