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Sep 12, 2021 05:24AM
Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Sunday Funday! Sadie saw the vet for her annual check up yesterday. Vet says she's doing really well for a senior dog. We're going to keep her on her arthritis medicine and keep letting her be Silly Sadie for another year unless something comes up. She did like the ride in the car, wasn't so crazy about the vet visit and particularly did not care for having her nails trimmed, but got over it quickly enough.
Got one paper finishedand posted yesterday for class. Need to get an essay written and posted today and then I get a 2 week break before the next class starts. By then things will have truly settled down at work and I won't feel like I'm being pulled in so many directions at once.
Goldie--The rooftop fire pit was beautiful. Great place for drinks and nibbles, not a big menu for meals, although the dishes are all very good. I suspect we will be back there again. The Raspberry margarita was good, if quite potent. That made it a one drink night for me, not that it really matters. The company was great and getting caught up with everyone was fun. Hope you had a good trip to town.
Dogmom2015--The whole diet/alcohol/lifestyle and cancer correlation thing is so poorly understood and creates such a troublesome gray area for those of us navigating these waters. Add to that medicine truly does not completely understand what causes cancer only adds to the confusion. We all have to take note of the information available, make our own decisions as to the validity of the information, determine how it affects our choices and lives. I am of the opinion that quality of life is more important than length of life for me. Quality of life for me includes drinking alcohol at times. I asked myself how I would feel 20 years from now if I continued to drink and the cancer recurred, or a met showed up, and how I would feel 20 years from now if I did not drink and the cancer recurred or a met was diagnosed. For me, the anger of sacrificing something I liked and still getting a recurrence was far less acceptable than the fleeting "I wonder if I did this to myself by drinking" feeling if I did not stop drinking entirely. I, too, have partied on occasion, don't much like the aftereffects so I don't do that anymore. I have used alcohol to self-medicate, too, and thankfully have found better ways to manage those issues.I believe that it is possible, and that I am able,to drink moderately and still have a health life regarding BC. Only you can know if that is something you can do. Whatever you choose, you do need to be compassionate and kind to yourself. Unless you went out and paid someone to give you BC, you are not responsible for getting it. None of us can control getting or not getting cancer. All of us have to live with it now.
Karen--so glad to hear that all your children will be home at the same time, even if only for a short time! You must be so excited.
Chi--glad to hear the dental work is healing up!
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila
- 1 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice
- 1 ounce cinnamon syrup
- 1/4 ounce turmeric tea*
- Club soda water, to top
- Garnish: grapefruit twist
- Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
- Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
- Top with the soda water.
- Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
*Turmeric tea: Add 1 teaspoon ground turmeric powder and 2 cups water to a medium pan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, then strain.
"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde
3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right
3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left
4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole)
8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left
6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap