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Posted on: Mar 28, 2006 08:40AM

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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Apr 5, 2021 06:02PM ChiSandy wrote:

DOTD and Tree of the Day:

That's my cappuccino (half unsweetened vanilla almond milk, half whole FairLife) in the foreground; background is my magnolia, beginning to bloom nearly 3 wks early! Tomorrow it may hit 80F, so the tree may burst into full bloom. (Singer-songwriter Annie Gallup used to sing about her grandma's magnolia "bursting into teacups" each spring, because to her the fully-opened magnolia blossoms resembled fine china teacups).

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)
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Apr 5, 2021 06:49PM Teka wrote:

Sandy,

Lovely blooms!

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.
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Apr 5, 2021 08:35PM ChiSandy wrote:

IIRC, the song is called "Grandma's Good China." (But I prefer the live version--the recording covers up Gallup's wonderful--was gonna say "infectious," which is a term that has an unfortunate connotation--guitar parts).

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)
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Apr 6, 2021 04:02AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Twofer Tuesday! Boy, yesterday was a busy day at school, 19 office visits. 3 kiddos sent home sick. One visit from a student who thought he should be sent home since his sibling was sent home sick. Gotta love the logic, right? Came home and got the paper finished and turned in. Today a new class module starts, so the cycle starts over again. It should get easier as I get used to the routine.

Sadie says Hi to everyone.

Goldie--Oh, yes, Sadie is fine. She is back into the trash and knocking things off the side table and all the other things she does to keep me on my toes.Even if there is something wrong with DH, he is not helping himself by doing nothing, but I'm sure he doesn't understand that. We are all praying the teacher stays negative. Since she has managed to so far, I think she will continue to. At this point, even if she tests positive down the road it won't affect the school as she is already in quarantine and won't have exposed anyone in the school. Hmm, Cowboy would make a good Tender to look at, wouldn't he? Congrats to you son on his sobriety. I hope he will be able to keep good lines drawn with the new friend and not get dragged down.

Librarian--wow, that decorated house sounds like something wild! Do you have a pic?

Chi--Sorry to hear Happy had a bad evening. 15 years is a good long time to get out of a piece of furniture! Also sorry to hear about DH's knee issues. My right knee is really acting up a lot lately, and I am having trouble with stairs. Between the pain and the feeling the knee is going to give out and make me fall, I have a death grip on the stair rail going up and down. Maybe I should look into Synvisc. I've heard it's pretty successful for a lot of people. Love the way Happy is helping you type and post!

Chevy--Mom has had this wavy vision thing a couple of times before this last one, always the same thing, went to the ER after the first one and they found nothing. It's really sounding like it may well be an ocular migraine, which is better than a number of other potential problems! No, dealing with dementia is not easy. It is a very cruel disease. I'm glad I can help even a little bit. And Sadie and I are taking good care of each other, just like you are taking great care of DH.

Jazzy--Sadie is 13 this year. She's gotten pretty white in the muzzle, and has been on medication for arthritis for a year or so now. Most of the time she still gets around well. The episode the other morning I think she got a bac leg caught in the blanket up on the ottoman, and then couldn't get enough traction with the front legs on the floor to get her front end back up. She has definitely recovered, though. I know it may get worse, ok probably will get worse, over time. But for now the Vet and I are sure she's still happy and comfortable.

Chi--beautiful tree! Please post a pic when it's in full bloom, it must be gorgeous to see!

Morning, Teka!

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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 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Apr 6, 2021 06:24AM camillegal wrote:

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Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Apr 6, 2021 06:50AM goldie0827 wrote:

Sandy, I don't believe DH is bluffing, but I do think he exagerates the symptoms and makes it known. I also don't think he does enough to help himself. When you just sit and do nothing you lose muscle mass, (I believe this is happening) not to be confused with muscle atrophy (this also is happening). Ha, do stretches with him? I don't have time to wipe my you know what, with everything that is on my plate! I'm going to ask about that EMG when we go to Phoenix tomorrow. I don't mind going, especially if this doctor can tell us something. If he can't, I don't know what we're going to do. I'm sorry hear about Bob's declining issues, do you think part of that could just be age? Sounds like Happy is a little jelly. Pretty tree.

ED, does your DH realize what is happening with him? I think when these things do happen, it's def. harder on the caretaker, that being YOU! NM is a huge help, glad she could shed some light for you. Hang in there girl.

Jazzy, sounds like a relaxing day to me, albeit doing some house things. I'm hoping we will get to meet up soon, now that things are looking better. Nothing wrong with pizza on Easter. Hip displasia is common in the larger dogs. My mom's German Shepard had it.

NM, only makes sense to go home if your sibling goes, right?

Cami, oh my! That kitty, straight into the fish tank! Are you in your new home and new room?

Karen? I think your DD may be heading back by now? I know you are sad, but elated to have had the time with her.

Got someone coming today to replace the windshield in my FJ. Been having beautiful weather, but a bit windy.

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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Apr 6, 2021 07:13AM camillegal wrote:

Mornin ladies I just skimmed

Just poopin in I'm in my new house.

Kim oh give Sadie anything she wants she's a winner.

Lori was iur DH standing on a ladder??? HOLY CHIT, that;s how I walk now it's rough.

JC glad u had ur card party.


Oh what a time we're having still so much to do but when I walked into my bedroom it was all set up in black turquoise and a little orange but my main stuff was hiding so I wouldn;t wALK IN A MESS. sO LITTLE BY LITTLE THINGS R GETTING DONE. Joey helps me but he's got loads to do now too. The floor that Bob put down looks amazing. Dan is coming over to do electrical stuff. My Boys. This move I made wan not a good one family wise and I blame it all on FF he's such an ass He egged Jodie on and on then she blew up at Leslie and Marty was going to go there but we talked him out of i. But Mart was going there cuz of the things he said o me and did. My girls r in a bad place now and believe me i's FF's fault he loves to strart trouble and I couldn;t wait to leave. I'm miserable about this so I hope this settles down. They're not even speaking to each other now.

I hope everyone is well

LUBS U ALL.

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Apr 6, 2021 02:10PM Teka wrote:

Cami,

Wonderful, in your new home!

Joey will help you settle in. I love the color scheme in your bedroom.

I'm so happy that you're able to join Leslie, Marty and Joey in the new home.

Jodie and Leslie will calm down soon!

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.
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Apr 6, 2021 05:51PM - edited Apr 6, 2021 05:52PM by ChiSandy

Cami, hope you can get settled in. Nice color scheme!

Bob's knee issues are definitely age-related, combined with years of being on his feet for hours in the cath lab before he stopped doing invasivr procedures. For all I know, they've been going on much longer than he let on because he is notoriously stoic. When he says something hurts, I know he must be in near-agony. He's agreed to go furniture-shopping with me on Friday--no point in ordering easy chairs or recliners online and then finding out he can't get up out of them. He said at first to "just order something high." (Bar stool? Giant high chair?). Nope--not gonna happen. He has to try chairs out in the showroom first. Once he is absolutely certain (and NOT letting price guide his decision), and white-glove delivery has been booked, we'll call 1-800-GOT-JUNK to take away the sofa. (I find I can get up from & out of it easily, and I bet so could he--were he to watch the eldercare videos demonstrating how, by scooting to the edge of the cushion, putting his feet directly beneath, and pushing down on one armrest. But he slouches in it, sending the cushions forward to the point where when he tries to scoot to the edge, he falls to his knees and knocks stuff off the coffee table). I offered to get him one of those standing-aids (looks like a vertical loop with several strategically-placed hand grips), but knowing him, I'd bet he'd refuse to learn to use it.

Spending all day in hospitals & medical offices--with staff doing the "little things"--when he gets home he expects everything to be simple: e.g., push one button or say one command, and not have to adapt to anything (much less have to use an app). It drove him nuts when his favorite 6-CD Bose Wave system gave up the ghost and he learned the prospective replacements all require apps, play mp3s, and have but one CD slot. So he bought a tacky cheap boombox instead. Our new Sony TV in the den doesn't have Amazon built in, so he has to enter passwords to get into Google (which is built in) or use the external Amazon Echo to summon Alexa to "communicate" with the set--and he hasn't "taught her" his voice yet. (He also misses his Amazon Music, which the old Amazon-Fire-equipped Toshiba would play but this Sony can't). I'm probably gonna have to install Fire Sticks on the den and bedroom TVs. Just the other day he announced I'd have to show him how to send fender-bender pix to our insurance company! (I tried to tell him how, but he wants me to demonstrate and then give up and do it myself). He's still rebelling over his hospitals insisting he use a Verizon-equipped smartphone instead of a flip-phone & pager! (He won't send texts except by dictating them, saying the phones are too small for his fingers. He still is dawdling about joining Doximity--so his telehealth visits have to be done the old-fashioned way, by voice on a phone without video). He refuses to learn how to use his car's navigation system--he insists on asking Siri. Lest you think this is simply an age or generational thing, he is only a year older than I am.

He still has trouble printing from his computer using wi-fi. He is going to insist I plug my printer into his 8-yr-old laptop (still running Windows 7) instead.

DOTD, with ribs from Costco: The Prisoner red blend (mostly Zin).

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)
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Apr 6, 2021 06:15PM karen1956 wrote:

Sandy - what about those recliners that stand you up. My late mother was given one but it was too big for her and she really couldn't figure out how to use them. We got one for my late MIL, but she didn't get much time to use it.

DD's flight last night from JFK ended up getting cancelled. Something wrong with plane so they had to change planes. Everyone deplanes and waits by gate while the airlines transfers everything off the original plane to the new plane. It's now about 1:45 am (2 hours late) and they find out pilot can't fly the plane. Hotel vouchers and cab vouchers. It was almost 3 by the time she got to the hotel, showered and went to sleep. Thankfully she slept till close to noon. Of course this mom can't go to bed till she knows what is happening - I did fall asleep on the sofa in between texts. I think it was 2am my time till I got in bed - and woke up as usual at 5:15. So they booked everyone on a new flight for this evening - created a new flight at 8:45 - slightly smaller plane so her seat isn't as nice but no one next to her. Thankfully flight took off on time! What an ordeal. Glad she is finally in the air and headed home. She is due to land about 2:30 in the afternoon which will be 5:30 am my time - so I'll be up when she texts that she landed. Her girl friend is picking her up at the airport.


Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Apr 6, 2021 06:29PM ChiSandy wrote:

We'll probably have to get a lift-recliner--my mom had one provided to her by home hospice, but they took it back after she died (I offered to buy it, but it would have cost an arm & a leg to box it up & ship it up here, and I'd have had to stay in FL till that could be accomplished).

Meanwhile, Bob just downloaded an accident report for his fender-bender (he had to pay $15 to download it from a "crash" site that probably gives the Bridgeview Police Dpt. a kickback). It's in Chrome and it won't print to any computers in the house. I tried to get him to e-mail it to me so I could print it from my MacBook, but his Windows version of Chrome has no menu bar and no "e-mail" or even "export" icon or option. (My Mac version of Chrome DOES). Have I mentioned how much I detest Windows? (There's a reason my friends call it "WinBlows"). He complains his computer (circa 2013) won't print to any printer in our house. He says he needs an I.T. guy, I say he needs to get his butt to Best Buy and get a new laptop. Better yet, a MacBook Pro.

He says he needs to print it out to bring to court on the 20th. I said he should just bring the d**n laptop with him to show the judge. (And why would he need to bring the report if it's already in the system)?

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)
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Apr 6, 2021 06:37PM goldie0827 wrote:

Cami, I'm sorry FF F'd things up, but I'm sure the girls will be talking in no time. And yes, Joey will help you get settled in.

Off to Phoenix tomorrow to see the specialist, fingers crossed. I've been working myself to death, actually got sick today! Feeling much better now.

Wish me luck for tomorrow that we learn something!

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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Apr 6, 2021 06:57PM ChiSandy wrote:

Good luck, Lori--maybe the doctor in Phoenix can read DH the riot act about self-diagnosis, and talk some sense into him about physical therapy/exercises.

I tried going to the BuyCrash site to download the (already-paid-$15-for) report--no luck. Says the PD is still working on it which is b.s. because Bob downloaded it to his own computer.

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)
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Apr 6, 2021 07:31PM 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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Apr 7, 2021 03:56AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Hump Day! Waking up to some more drizzly rain, hopefully that will clear out like it did yesterday. The sun never actually came out, but it did hit 60 degrees with no wind. Lots of skinned knees and knocked heads at recess time. Another fire drill scheduled for this afternoon. Apparently those happen every month! Loud and noisy, but a bit of excitement.

Got my grade on my first course work yesterday, I got all the points possible! Given I was really guessing what I was supposed to be doing I think that's a good sign for things to come. Can't wait to see the grade on the first paper. This week's project is a PowerPoint presentation, and I LOVE playing with PowerPoint!

Sadie says Woof, and is remembering to limp once in a while, when she sees me watching. It was hilarious to watch her running (yes, running) her circuit, barking at the lady walking by on the street, noticing me standing on the deck, pulling up short, and slowly gimping back across the yard! I'm standing there telling her I just saw her running and know she is faking, she starts wagging her tail and gives up the limp and trots over, up the steps onto the deck, and starts nudging for ear scritches. Such a Silly dog!

Cammy Cat--That cat is quite the fisher! Hooray for being in the new house! Now the adjustments can start! Oh, dear, sounds like FF has done quite the job on the girls. Too bad he doesn't have a dad to take him out behind the woodshed give him a good paddling. I'm glad Joey can help you with getting things arranged the way you want, and it must have been so nice to not walk into a big mess! Moving is hard enough without someone stirring the pot.

Goldie--I suppose it does make sense to go home if sib goes home, when you put it that way. Particularly since the sibs are twins. But it was funny how hard he tried to find something wrong, even funnier since there was only an hour left of school--the sib waited until after lunch, recess and favorite classwork--to try to go home.

Morning, Teka!

Chi--Boy, it sounds like you guys have a lot of technology going on in the house! I'm surprised the laptop with Windows 7 even still works! I can relate to the fingers being too big for the buttons and screens of the phone, though.

Karen--what a travel SNAFU that turned into! I'm glad she's finally on her way, well, probably has arrived by now, judging from when you posted. And I can see why you wouldn't be able to sleep. I hope you had a great visit.

Chi--sounds like DH does need and IT guy! But better yet to do as you say and get himself set up with compatible equipment and learn how to use it!

Goldie--don't overwork yourself and make yourself sick, that would be a disaster for everyone! Good luck with the appointments.

Jazzy--don't I know it!I swear at least half the people I send to COVID testing have allergies and know it, but there's no way around the COVID symptom protocol. These test making companies are getting RICH.

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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 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Apr 7, 2021 04:05AM - edited Apr 7, 2021 04:47AM by karen1956

Up early this morning - went to bed only about 20 minutes early last night as couldn't keep my eyes open but been up for over an hour though just got out of bed 15 minutes ago (4:45). Kim - yes we had a great visit.

DD flight should be arriving any minute - flight status shows its still in flight - 5:46 - DD just texted - flight landed on time!!!

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Apr 7, 2021 06:04AM JCSLibrarian wrote:

Good morning! Another lovely Spring day here. We will walk the dog and attempt to get some other little chores done. Kind of a nothing day. I might work on the outdoor furniture to see if I can get the pollen off. The chairs are so awful I cannot sit down on them.

Cami - your family loves you so much and your room sounds lovely.

ChiSandy - Bob sounds like most men. My DH went to his chiropractor yesterday about his neck. She said that she could not help him anymore and that physical therapy would be his best bet. He has no idea what PT involves and how large a commitment it is. The home exercises are things he is not going to be so willing to do.

Karen - Glad your daughter made it back in one piece! I know you had a good visit.

NM - between Sadie and the school kids, you should be laughing all day.

Best get to work. Take care

Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 2, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/20/2018 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 3/22/2019 Surgery 7/17/2019 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/12/2019 External
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Apr 7, 2021 06:08AM - edited Apr 7, 2021 06:11AM by Jazzygirl

Cami- so glad to hear you are in your new home. Your room sounds amazing, love the color combo.

Change is stressful, moving especially so. I know you are sad your DDs are at odd with each other and upsets you. My sister and I have been at odds with each other off and on our entire lives, but we have always found ways to find our way back to having some sort of connection. I hope the grudges won't last and sometimes people just need some time and space for things to cool off. That being said, a spouse in the middle can stir up trouble too, been there as well. Whew, sending much love and hope you all begin enjoying the new digs soon.

NM- I am back in the pool swimming again after a break with my dental surgery in Feb that required some extra time to be sure things were well healed before I resumed (pools are germy places!) I was at the end of my lane last night and sneezed and everyone looked at me like 'what was that!" I remember going through this last spring and being more worried because Covid was really new and no one totally sure what all the symptoms were.

Busy week, winds are back blowing around the dust and pollen over here.

See you again soon!


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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Apr 7, 2021 12:14PM - edited Apr 7, 2021 12:20PM by ChiSandy

Jazzy, you're on to something there about change. Both my guys (Bob & our DS Gordy) are extremely change-resistant (one of the reasons I remain long-haired and blonde, which I've been for >35 yrs.). Gordy, whose work life even pre-pandemic has been very tech-dependent, has learned to roll with the punches. OTOH, I think the reason for Bob's tech-phobia is that he is frightened of change. So much so that he is once again on the fence about whether to dissolve the practice and close the office July 1. (For the third time, as a matter of fact). And I'm sure it's also behind his refusal to trade in his (formerly my) 2011 Fusion Hybrid, which has been near-totaled twice--including when someone jumped the median on Lake Shore Drive, flipped over and went sailing across his hood! It has >150K miles on it. By comparison, I'm not yet at 38K on my 2014 Outback (the only reason I'd trade it in would be for another Outback, this time with blind-spot monitoring/cross-traffic alert, which his Fusion has but my car lacks).

Went online and discovered that Chrome for Windows lacks a toolbar & File menu. But I was finally able to take a very convoluted (and figured-out-by-myself) route to printing out Bob's accident report. He always shuts down his computer completely, so I booted it back up & looked for where to find his "downloads" folder. Opened it and the report (which I'd downloaded & saved for him as a .pdf) and clicked "share," only to find I needed to create an Adobe account to do so. Once I did that, I clicked "share" again and e-mailed it as an attachment to myself. Logged off, shut down, went back to my MacBook Pro, opened my e-mail and opened the attachment, then printed it out on my own printer. (His WinBlows machine keeps insisting that both printers--mine and the upstairs print/fax machine--are "offline"). He has reluctantly admitted that it's time to get a new computer, even one running Windows 10 if he's not ready to "go Mac." And he also promises to go chair-shopping with me Fri.--we may get either two home-theater recliners (not a sofa, as he needs two armrests from which to push himself up) or one home-theater plus one lift-chair recliner. Only after we've sealed the deal and know the white-glove delivery is on its way will I call 1-800-JUNK to haul away the sofa.

I never believed in astrology, but perhaps "Mercury is in retrograde" after all (to me, the phrase "Mercury retrograde" conjures up the image of a sedan rolling backwards down a hill). My DirecTV's DVR keeps needing constant rebooting because I keep discovering that shows I've recorded have increasingly been interrupted with errors 771 or 775 ("receiver having difficulty communicating with the satellite"). Fortunately, I still have cable (which comes with my internet & phone), with a TiVO, so I've taken to recording shows on that too. And for live broadcast-TV watching, weather permitting, there's also the rabbit-ears. I'm going to make a service appt. with DirecTV far enough in the future for Bob & me to watch the recordings we're unwilling to lose before getting a new whole-house DVR. (Thanks to copyright regs, you can no longer offload stuff from a DVR's hard drive to an external or DVD recorder the way I used to).

Gonna also upgrade my iPhone 11 now that Sprint is part of T-Mobile--will get a 5G-capable 12 or 12 Pro. (It's an aux. line on the account I originally bought for Gordy back in 2002, and I keep it for travel because it has unltd. data for streaming music & using Siri to navigate when I have to rent a car while traveling). My main iPhone, an 8Plus, is AT&T--even though the screen protector has developed hairline cracks, I'm not gonna upgrade it till the 13 line comes out in Sept.--at which time I'll also upgrade my watch to the newest model which includes pulse ox and glucose monitors (I got AT&T back in 2009 because I wanted an iPhone, it was the only carrier that offered it, and the rural places where I traveled didn't have Sprint reception; and I now get a bundling discount with DirecTV, which unlike my cable includes the premium & season-pass sports channels). I don't generally do much video streaming--only Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+, and only on freestanding TVs at that. We haven't gone to the movies since Jan. 2020 (to watch Oscar-nominated films for Cellars' annual Oscar party & contest--which last year was 2 wks. before the shutdown), so TV is our major source of entertainment.

Jazzy, speaking of allergies, tree pollen season here has started. It's always something...

More "Prisoner" red tonight with leftover prime rib & ribs for dinner.

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)
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Apr 7, 2021 06:59PM goldie0827 wrote:

My plate just continues to grow! I have to just keep telling myself that God thinks I'm a badass. DH has ALS! I only wish that I was right, and that he needed to do more. Off again in the morning, have to take him to wound specialist. Got my injections, arse hurts, and my heart.

Karen, glad your DD got home safe. I know you miss her already. Hugs!


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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Apr 7, 2021 08:31PM karen1956 wrote:

Lori - I'm so sorry for you and Darrell. You are badass - but your plate runneth over. Sending you hugs.

Karen in Denver, Dx 02/03/2006, ILC, stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-,
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Apr 7, 2021 08:34PM illimae wrote:

Damn Goldie, that’s a blow I did not expect. I’m hoping for the best always but just damn....

Heart

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 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 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 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 7, 2021 08:53PM Reader425 wrote:

Goldie I am popping in to say I'm so very sorry. You do have so much on your plate. You and your husband will be in my prayers.

We continue to drink that delicious (large) bottle of Wagners Alta B. 🍷🍷

NM i love the kid stories you share. You can't make up the stuff they come up with. One time when teaching 2nd grade I must have droned on a bit. I look over to see my favorite distracted kid idly drawing shapes in the air while mouthing the word b-o-r-i-n-g. Well I caught his eye and I burst out laughing. He smiled, probably in relief.

I enjoy reading everyone's doings. Thank you all for sharing.

Dx 9/11/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/29/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/3/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 7, 2021 09:30PM ChiSandy wrote:

Oh, Lori, I am SO sorry! This came out of left field and smacked you like a sock full of marbles. It's just not fair.

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)
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Apr 7, 2021 09:37PM Beaverntx wrote:

Lori, this is the pits!!! Please figure out how to take care of yourself so you can continue to deal with what is on your plate. ((((((Sending hugs, grab one when you can, more available when needed))))).

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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Apr 7, 2021 09:43PM goldie0827 wrote:

Thanks ladies, a shock for sure, and NOT what I was expecting AT ALL. I'm up cuz I can't sleep and not sure what to expect from DH come morning, he really does not know much about the disease. He will be up at his usual 2-3 am, looking online, and it will not be good! I already plan on hiding guns and being as supportive as I can. Dealing with my own health issues and having to do what I have been doing and now this....I'm just numb. But know I have to be the strong one. And I have all of you to give me strength, thank you!

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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Apr 7, 2021 10:02PM ChiSandy wrote:

I'm hoping there are therapies to greatly slow the progression of Darrell's ALS the way there have been for my two friends who got blindsided by Parkinson's. I hope you have a gun safe to which he lacks the combination--or you can have them stored at a rifle range.

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)
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Apr 8, 2021 03:58AM NativeMainer wrote:

Quick poop in, running behind myself this ayem, hit the snooze button one too many times! Ketchup tomorrow!

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Apr 8, 2021 06:48AM - edited Apr 8, 2021 06:48AM by Teka

Goldie,

I'm sorry that DH has been diagnosed with ALS, but now able to receive treatments.

Please............

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once, but rather, one step, one breath, one moment at a time. I am only one person. Things will get done when they get done.
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Apr 8, 2021 07:13AM JCSLibrarian wrote:

Goldie, stay strong and take care of yourself. Know that we care about you.

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

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