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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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Oct 5, 2021 05:15AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good morning, Loungettes!Happy Twofer Tuesday!We had a pretty mellow Monday at school yesterday, I'm hoping that doesn't mean it's going to be super exciting today. I'm listening to the weather report, temps may drop into the 30's overnight, and going back up to the 70's tomorrow. The fall temperature rollercoaster ride has started!

Goldie--It's kind of hard to explain but Mom isn't really forgetful. I swear she has adult ADD. She really can remember things, but gets distracted so easily, and then, even though she knows she should check her calendar or messages, she just goes with the last time frame she was talking about with someone. She knew we were meeting at 3 pm, she was originally going to meet some other friends around 1 pm, and when they cancelled, she just moved the train ride up to that time slot instead of looking at the text I sent her. I know it all sounds like forgetfulness, but it's way more like the kinds of things the kiddos at school with ADD do. Or maybe I just don't want to see her as getting more forgetful. It sounds like you've been working pretty hard the last couple of days, no wonder your body is talking back to you! I like the getting OLDER, not getting OLD outlook. I hope the injection appointments went smoothly.

Illi--oooh, peach sangria sound sooooo good!

"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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Oct 5, 2021 07:06AM camillegal wrote:

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Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Oct 5, 2021 08:16AM camillegal wrote:

MORNIN' LADIES

LORI UR WORKING SO HARD PLEASE SLOW DOWN SOME. MAYBE I MISSED IT BUT DID U DO ANY PRESERVING THIS YEAR USUALLY WE SEE PICS.

WELCOME PIKSIE, PLEASE JUST JOIN IN AND SHARE WITH US THESE R GREAT LADIES.

KIM SCHOOL IS KEEPING U BUSY MAYBE TO BUSY AFTER ALL IT JUS T STARTED ONE THING FOR SURE U ALWAYS CAN HANDLE IT.

SANDY U AND BOB HAVE MORE RESTAURANTS TO GO TO IT'S LUCKY THO. LOSING WEIGHT HAS TO BE HARD WHEN U HAVE SO MUCH TO PICK FROM. EVERYTHING SOUNDS SO GOOD. I'VE BEEN HAVING A TASTE FOR CRAB CAKES <NEVER HAD ONE> BUT FOR SOME REASON I WANT TO TASTE I

CHEVY UR TRIBUTE TO UR BROTHER IS WONDERFUL. LOSING BOTH OF MY BROTHERS WITHIN A YR, HAS BEEN TOUGH. FOR SOME REASON IT HURTS IN A WHOLE DIFFERENT WAY. I KNOW HOW CLOSE U;VE ALWAYS BEEN. CHEVY THERE IS NO CURE FOR WHAT I HAVE IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME AN THEY DON'T REALLY KNOW SINCE THESE ARE NEW DISEASES LEAVE IT TO ME> BUT IT IS ALL RELATED TO CANCER. <A COUSIN UNCLE AUNT I DON'T KNOW SOME RELATIVE>

LORI THE PIC U HAVE FOR AN AVATAR IS THAT WITH UR HAIR CUT OR DID U GET IT CUT AFTER. CUZ IT REALLY LOOKS NICE.

OK DR. STUFF TODAY UGH TALK TO U GALS LATAH

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Oct 5, 2021 08:54AM goldie0827 wrote:

BabyGirl, I did some Googling and it's just called bread dip with olive oil. I saw several recipes. I won't make it, as DH won't have any of it, so I would just be making it for myself.

NM, I do hope you are right about mom. We are getting below freezing later in the week too. I just wish winter passed as quickly as summer does.

Cami, my avitar is before the haircut. There are pictures on the previous page that I posted, just above where Chevy posted hers of special garden spot for her brother. Also there are many on FB. As for the garden, it was joke. I didn't have the time to care for it. My tomatoes didn't get much bigger than the size of a ping pong ball. I did get a few jars of beans, that's it.

Can't finish the ramp/porch today, as we are supposed to get rain. So today's chore will be filling the batteries for the solar. And getting ready for yet more company! I wish he would stop! We are still dealing with a pandemic! This time it's the gal we know from Laughlin, her son and her mom.

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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Oct 5, 2021 06:17PM - edited Oct 5, 2021 06:32PM by ChiSandy

Alessi makes a blend called "Olive Oil Dipping Spices" that includes various Italian herbs, dehydrated garlic, and red pepper flakes, in a disposable grinder bottle. I got mine packaged together with its "Avocado Toast Seasoning."

Speaking of drinking, yesterday as I was refilling the 20-oz. Starbucks plastic double-walled iced-drink tumbler I use as my at-home water bottle, I noticed a "meniscus" about an inch up from the bottom. Was there a layer of oil or film? I emptied out the ice & water, but the meniscus remained in the empty tumbler. Only then did I notice a three-inch-long crack, which was on only the inner wall. I decided to say adios to it--it had been my "water buddy" for almost five years, and I fear that water between its walls can probably incubate bacteria. So now i have a 24-ouncer.

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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Oct 5, 2021 10:14PM Piksie wrote:

Hello! Bellying up to the bar.

Thank you for the warm welcomes. Goldie, true, Christmas wasn't fun that year. But I'm coming up on my sixth Christmas and happy as can be about that!

Chevy, I failed to mention previously but meant to, it looks like you've created a lovely space to honor your brother. I hope it brings you peace.

My basics - two teenage boys, two cats, in the process of cutting work hours back to smell the roses and to give more time to my 13 year old who really needs it right now. I spent quite a bit of time here in 2018 through chemo and mets diagnosis, then sort of put it all away with two+ years of smooth sailing. But I'm back. In need of some venting, wisdom, and tomfoolery!

I had a video call with MO today, and he gave me permission to have two cocktails on my upcoming 3-day cruise. (whatevs…) I talked him into four, but failed to mention the all-you-can-drink package. :)

My favorite BBQ margarita:

12 oz frozen limeade

12 oz water

12 oz tequila

12 oz light beer (I use Corona Light)

Dx 12/12/2015, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/12/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/26/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 10/13/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Dx 7/17/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 18/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/28/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery 8/16/2018 Lymph node removal: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 9/11/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Dx 12/25/2018, DCIS/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 1/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall, Bone Targeted Therapy 3/25/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 6/2021, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs Hormonal Therapy 6/13/2021 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 9/23/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 11/9/2021 Halaven (eribulin) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 5, 2021 10:28PM ChiSandy wrote:

With seared sablefish tonight, "Three By Wade" (Wade Cellars, Napa Valley) 2020 dry Chenin Blanc. It was on sale at Whole Foods.

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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Oct 6, 2021 05:46AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Hump Day! Got through another day without at school without an evacuation or lock down. Hopefully all that stuff had run it course and will stay away so we can get other stuff done. I am absolutely amazed at how much is growing in the school garden beds! They were planted after school opened, and have already harvested enough to add to the school lunch salad bar on a few days.

Sadie is getting back in to the regular work routine, and has started staying up with me in the mornings, nudging for pets and ear scratches while I'm checking email and eating breakfast. She's still going to bed before me and prewarming the bed, which I think is very nice of her. Of course, the discussion of who gets which and how many pillows stills goes on most nights!

Cammy Cat--School is keeping me busy, but its' settling into a predictable routine, so that's working out well. Hope the doctor stuff went well.

Goldie--sorry to hear about your garden not going well this year, but I can understand how you didn't have a lot of time to work on it. You do seem to be getting ready for company on a regular basis lately!

Chi--sounds like that water bottle was an old and favored friend, I'm sorry you had to let it go. Good point about the potential for growing bacteria, though.

Piksie--I love the way you talked your doc into approving 4 cocktails on your cruise! Where are you cruising to?

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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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Oct 6, 2021 10:05AM 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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Oct 6, 2021 10:12AM goldie0827 wrote:

Sandy, sorry for the loss of your "water buddy", may he/she rest in peace.

Piksie, having a 13 yo, you must be rather young. I couldn't imagine dealing with this and having teenagers. I hear ya about being happy for your 6th Xmas, I'm coming up on my 7th. 3 day cruise, Catalina? And what the doctor doesn't know, won't hurt him! CHeERz!

NM, glad things are settling down at school, at least for now. Hmmmmm, I bet I know who wins with the pillows! Will the kids get to dress up for Halloween at school the Friday before, since it falls on Sunday? Company on a regular basis, uh huh! He says to me yesterday, we have to talk and I don't want to. What? The girls want to come for TG. FINE, I'll just do the big dinner, F it! But they can't all stay here, I don't have the room.

Jazzy, the balloon fest was so amazing to see, I'm glad we did that.

Got some rain yesterday, did our batteries. We have 24 of them, and for whatever reason, 8 of them are drying up, which is not good. I just filled them before I left for MI. Those 8 took 8 gallons of water, where as the other 16 only used 1 gallon for all of them. Have a video visit with my MO today. Oh, and was reminded by FB that today is our Anniversary! This is the second time we both have forgotten!

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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Oct 6, 2021 03:59PM ChiSandy wrote:

Happy Anniversary, Lori!

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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Oct 7, 2021 05:41AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Thirsty Thursday! I had a wonderfully mild day at school yesterday. The big fall testing thing is going on, so there was a mini-epidemic of test anxiety, but otherwise pretty calm. I'm wondering how long it will last. The sister school down the road has a couple of students out with COVID symptoms whose parents have just tested positive, if one of the kiddos tests positive it's looking like and entire grade will end up in quarantine, and possibly the entire school, depending on bus and recess contacts. So I'm waiting for the call that it's time to head to the sister school and help with contact tracing and informing. AND, the kiddos involved have siblings at my school who will need to quarantine as close contacts, and if one of them tests positive, the sister school nurse will be coming up to my school to help me out! I can just see it coming now. I have a feeling my upcoming 2 day weekend is going to be a working one. Good Lord, but this stuff needs to GO AWAY!!!

Jazzy--great pics of the balloons.I saw a report of a couple of balloons that ran into power lines, where they part of the event where you are?

Goldie--I believe the kids will be allowed to dress up for Halloween, which reminds me that I need to figure out what I'm going to dress up as. One of the big benefits of working in a school is getting to play like a kid and not be considered crazy! Stick to your guns about Thanksgiving, just dothe meal, let them say somewhere else. Your energy has limits and there is nothing wrong with them dealing with that fact, assuming they are adults. I hope the batteries using up more water isn't a sign of a problem with them. Hard to believe you both forgot your anniversary, twice! Happy Anniversary!

Morning, Chi!

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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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Oct 7, 2021 08:31AM goldie0827 wrote:

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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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Oct 7, 2021 09:21AM goldie0827 wrote:

NM, a few ideas for ya! The rain cloud looks pretty simple and I like the Mr. and Mrs Potato Head. And you would think a Minion would be pretty easy. YES, forgot our anniversary! Maybe because we were together for so long before we got married? I don't know. I agree, this stuff needs to go away. People have become too lax. The few places I do go, hardly anyone wears a mask. I still refuse to go out to eat, just groceries and doctors. When I was getting my shots the other day, 2 nurses came in from the hospital, which is just down the road. Not wearing masks. I hear one of the gals tell them they should put one on, espcecially due to what they are there being tested for. REALLY? You nurses, you come into a doctors office, unmasked, to get Covid tested???? Thank you for the anniversary wishes.

Sandy, thank you to you too.

DH mentioned to to his oldest, the one with kids, that he didn't want anyone here but for a few hours. That when we were all together in Phoenix, the noise and all the people were too much for him, that he likes it quiet. Her response was "I think we'll just stay home". All of the kids are adults, his two are 42 and 46, kids are 13 and 16. But why would you cop a tude like that when your dad is as sick as he his? Going to town tomorrow, have to take DH as there are things he has to do. Also going in to a medical mobile place to see if they can transport him in the future if he ends up in a w/c. Have our guest Saturday, not sure if they are spending the night or not. DH is napping longer than he used to, but when we have company he doesn't. Before it was about an hour, now it's closer to 2. Seems like he's only up for about 5-6 hours, nap, up for 5-6 hours, bed.

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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Oct 8, 2021 05:57AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy TGIF day! We dodged the bullet at school, the students in quarantine due to their parent's being COVID positive tested negative, so no school outbreak! At least we'll get through the holiday weekend without having to do contact tracing and such. Now if we can just figure out how to get parents who won't take their kids for COVID testing to do that we'd be in better shape. I just do not see how keeping a kiddo home for 10 days and supervising the school work sent home, and not being able to take them out anywhere is easier than making a phone call and scheduling a test and calling the school with the results. Not to mention that it means that other kids and families that may have been exposed will never know for sure. And people wonder why this stuff is still circulating so widely.

Sadie says we should start acting like dogs. Sniff butts, if someone smells sick, run away!

Goldie--Oh my gosh what a great set of ideas!Thank you!DH's oldest really did cop a tude with that response. A few hours together on what could be a last Thanksgiving is an opportunity for a memory that they are going to miss now. Isn't it funny how a nap can be skipped when there is company? I imagine DH is napping longer, that trend will probably continue. I hope the place can help with transportation if DH starts using a wheelchair.

The weather people were just talking about sunset now hitting 6 peeyem and will be earlier than 6 peeyem in a week or so. One of the advantages of working a job that gets out a 3:30 most of the time is driving home before full dark. I had barely noticed how much earlier it's getting dark!

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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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Oct 8, 2021 06:45AM Piksie wrote:

Good morning! I have a couple of questions.

NM, what grade do you teach? My hat is off to you! My bestie just got her first teaching gig at 49. 30 first graders who have never been in a classroom. I'd last ten minutes.

Jazzy and Goldie, do you know each other personally?

I've yet to make it to Catalina. I got half way on the ferry once, but we turned around because of the weather. tMy upcoming cruise is to Ensenada. I'm going with a couple of girlfriends and being from San Diego, we've all been there enough to just stay on the boat while it's docked. The adults' ony section of this particular ship has the jacuzzi and pool close enough that they can get toasty, and I can stay cool. (Xeloda requirement. Boo.) We considered not getting the drink package at $56 per person per day, but they will definitely get their money's worth. And if I don't like my one $16 drink, I can just get another one. Plus specialty coffee and wine with dinner, it will all work out.

Do any of you still have children in the house? My 13 yo has always been a little feisty, but he's gone absolutely bonkers since school started. I met with the VPs of his current school and sister school today to consider transferring him to get a fresh start and (hopefully) select better friends. He's been suspended twice for these stupid TikTok challenges. He gets one more chance, then he's off to military school. I think part of it is that my cancer is becoming more visible to him, and a cousin during a bicker said, "well your mom has three years to live!" Ugh! Family therapists are booked three months out around here, so we're waiting...

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Dx 12/12/2015, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/12/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/26/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 10/13/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Dx 7/17/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 18/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/28/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery 8/16/2018 Lymph node removal: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 9/11/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Dx 12/25/2018, DCIS/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 1/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall, Bone Targeted Therapy 3/25/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 6/2021, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs Hormonal Therapy 6/13/2021 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 9/23/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 11/9/2021 Halaven (eribulin) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 8, 2021 08:09AM - edited Oct 15, 2021 08:41AM by goldie0827

NM, hopefully with the kids at home, there won't be any issues. Hmmmmm, tell Miss Sadie I don't want anyone sniffing my butt....LMAO! Glad you liked the ideas, it was fun looking too. I haven't much noticed it getting dark early, but for quite some time now, I've noticed it getting light later in the mornings.

Piksie, NM is the school nurse at an elementary school.

NM, I hope you don't mind me speaking for you. I know you are gone for the day and won't be back until tomorrow morning. As for Jazzy, I don't know her personally (yet), but have known her on here for quite some time. We were planning a meet, as we each would only have about a 2 hour drive. And BOOM, Covid hit! Sorry about your teen. I don't do Tik Tok, but I heard one of those challenges was to slap a teacher! And no one knows how long you or I, or anyone else for that matter, has to live. Kids at home not me. I have a 38 yo daughter that lives in the VI and a 42 yo son in MI. My husband has 2 girls, 42 in Reno and one in Oceanside that's 46 with 2 kids. Come to think of it, I don't think anyone that posts here has children at home, or no children period. Have fun on your cruise, when do you go?

Today will be an all day trip to town, lots of stops to make. One to the bank to finalize the sale of the business. My little Nora went for her follow up EEG yesterday. Unfortunatley it's still abnormal, but better than before.

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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Oct 8, 2021 09:15AM illimae wrote:

Piksie, I love Catalina! DH is from Long Beach, I’m from Huntington Beach and Catalina was our first weekend trip while dating. I’m hoping we can do it again next year.

Goldie, the baby is very cute, love those pic on FB too.

Good morning everyone

NM, thanks for that recipe, I may rename it Mountain Sunset and enjoy it at my cabin beach bar.

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 Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Oct 8, 2021 09:04PM mistyeyes wrote:

Oh illimae, I forgot about your cabin beach bar. The Mountain Sunset would be perfect there.

Goldi, I loved the Halloween costume ideas. Your husbands daughter was a bit snarky. You think she should realize how sick he is and want to spend any time with him that she could. I think she may be sorry she missed this one day.

Piksie- I am a widow and have a son who's 42 - married with 8 kids (2nd marriage he had 4-she had 3-they had 1 together), a daughter who's 39 divorced with 2 kids, and a son who is 26 and he lives with me. He pays me rent and does a lot of stuff around the house and yard that I either can't do or really just don't want to. I always thought 13 was the weirdo age. I remember being13 thinking my parents were dumb, by 14 I was a little more normal. My sister works in the school system and she said something about the TikTok stuff, but I really don't know too much about it, she made it sound more like vandalism. I have always been on the east coast and plan to go out west - I would love to go to California.

Jazzy- Last year I talked my sister into going to NM to see the balloon festival there, but she broke her ankle. It would have been my first trip out west- we wanted to drive so we could see sites along the way. Maybe next year, and hopefully it will be free of covid.

Went to a barbeque place tonight with some former co-workers, it was great seeing them. I don't miss the job, but I do miss them. I had a bahama breeze, just because I really like rum.

IDC right- Stage IIA, Grade 3,ER-,PR+,HER2+ Dx 11/15/2016, Right, PR+, HER2+
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Oct 9, 2021 07:36AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Saturday! Looks to be a nice, if a bit cool, weekend here and I am looking forward to it. The next few weeks are going to be pretty intense, with getting the pooled testing program up and running and getting the required health screenings done. But things are coming together. This weekend is my chance to concentrate on getting some winter prep stuff done around the house.

Sadie says Hi to everyone!

Picksie--I'm a school nurse. I teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders things like your arm isn't broken if you can use it to throw the ball back to the kid that hit you with it, your ankle isn't broken if you twisted it at recess but could wait an hour and a half to come see me about during your math test,the different feeling inyour belly after you poop is not a stomachache so bad you are going to die and then puke (always in that order!). I cure migraines with ice packs and put bandaids on microscopic scratches and stop kiddos from bleeding to death (their words, not mine!). And I listen to their troubles and help arrange for families to get food and clothes and housing, and intervene when a kiddo talks about suicide or seeing a family member beating up another family member or doesn't want to go home after school because a parent's new partner is "doing bad things" to them. AndI monitor quarantines and COVID testing for teachers, staff, and kiddos sent home with symptoms or living with a family member with symptoms and who has tested positive. I check the playground and ball field for brown-tail moth caterpillars and ticks regularly until the snow flies. There is never a dull moment. I have a number of friends who are teachers, and I would not last in their position more than a day. At least as the nurse I can have them line up outside the office and see them one at a time!The cruise sounds like a lot of fun. I have no children, and I hope things get better for your son. Things must seem pretty hard to him with everything going on, and particularly your health.

Goldie--I don't mind you speaking for me at all.Glad the Nora's EEG is better. And it's absolutely amazing how much a babe can gothrough early on and be perfectly normal by the time they start school. She is such a cuitie, even in the head wrap!

Illi--I say go for renaming the drink and enjoy!Post a pic for us, too!

Misty--I hope you and your sister get to see the balloon festival next year. This COVID thing has got to end sometime, even the Spanish flu pandemic only lasted 3 years and that was without a vaccine! Of course, it was also without widespread air travel and the sheer number of people in the world there is today. Glad you had a good time with the former co-workers.

Murse Margarita

To make a batch of 6of these mursey-margaritas, mix

1 1/2 cups of tequila,

3/4 cup Triple Sec,

3/4 cup fresh lime juice,

2 tablespoons sugar,

crushed ice to your liking.

Rub a lime wedge around the rim of your glass and dip into salt for the full effect.

From <https://thriveap.com/blog/bottoms-8-themed-cocktails-nurses-week>

"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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Oct 9, 2021 11:33AM Jazzygirl wrote:

Good morning friends- happy Saturday! Hope everyone is having a good start to da weekend. It was a busy week at work and my co-workers have been in and out of the office with stuff, which has left me carrying a lot again. As much as I like my team, I am not into being the one holding down the fort constantly. That being said, we will be done witht this project soon and found out what is coming next for me which is a better fit. Our team will be split up and assigned to new things, which I knew would be coming. The new project is more IT oriented, and is big and very high profile. That will put me with the movers and shakers, which I like. It's a two year project and will keep me busy as I work to get to 2025 and then decide what next? And my raise went into effect this week which I will see in my next paycheck. Mo money! I celebrate my year anniversary with this job end of the month, can you believe it? There have been times I have not felt I would make it through, but perseverance pays off I guess.....

The balloon fiesta has had a good run this year. The balloons and glows went off perfectly the first full week, today the winds are up a bit so they didn't go up. They have a finale tonight where they usually do a final glow and fireworks but wonder if that will happen? Tomorrow morning is the final mass accent which may happen if the cold front moves through before then. Mistyeyes, that is too bad about your sisters ankle and not being able to come in the past but next year is the 50th anniversary of the event, you should come for that as it's gonna be a blow out!

I went to see a concert with Pat Metheny this week and was just blown away by it. Although I have loved his music forever, I will say I have never seen so many types of guitars played with so many kinds of music before. He is truly a master of the guitar, and love his ballads the best. His CD Under the Missouri Sky is one of my all time fav albums, and he played a lot from that. He had two young musicians traveling with him, one was a percussionist and the other was an amazing keyboardists. He talked about the importance of bringing along the young musicians and how fortunate are they to be able to tour and be mentored by him? I left mezmorized. And I was reminded how much I have missed live music. You had to prove vaccination status and we were all masked too.

Speaking of the vaccine, my hospital started offering the boosters this week. I am getting mine next Friday morning and hopefully will not have any reaction. I heard the Pfizer efficacy drops way down after 4-6 months so I am all for it. Our Covid rates were dropping but are up again and hospitalizations are still high here. I worry the crowds on the balloon field may bring another surge. The healthcare orgs are struggling to keep staff still.

Got some things to do but hoping all of you have a good weekend.

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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Oct 9, 2021 11:49AM Jazzygirl wrote:

One of the fascinating parts of the concert was seeing him play the Pikasso guitar.


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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Oct 10, 2021 12:28AM ChiSandy wrote:

Jazzy, I haven't attended (or played) a concert live since Feb. 2020. So envious that you got to see Metheny!

Regrettably, I won't be able to go down to Birmingham overnight Wed.-Thurs. to console my HK and her family for her sister's funeral. Bob can't take proper care of the cats (he doesn't feed them the right way--foods & scheduie--even when I leave instructions; scoop out the litterboxes; and deal with Happy's emesis or Heidi's hairballs). Never mind the basics of housework, either. (Which is one reason we have our HK a few hrs. each day M-F). Gordy's work hours (and lack of a car and price of rideshares) make it impossible to come over and fill in. Our friends who used to do that on weekends when we were on vacation won't be getting home from Canada for another week. It's basically my HK & I who take care of our furbabies (which was how I was able to go to NYC overnight). Even so, when I go shopping I have to get home no later than 7:30 lest they miss their dinner and leave visible evidence of their displeasure.

We went to Mon Ami Gabi with the kids last night. My DsOTD were Marquis de la Tour Brut Rosé with the appetizer and a glass of Sancerre with the entree. Tonight with leftovers I had a little of the Chenin Blanc from earlier in the week. Also bought some Red Line Decaf espresso and Xeno's Decaf coffee beans 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)
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Oct 11, 2021 12:02PM camillegal wrote:

Halloween kitty | Cute cat gif, Cute cats, Cute animals

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Oct 11, 2021 01:11PM camillegal wrote:

HI LADIES

OH LORI UR DOING WAY TO MUCH, U HAVE TO PUT UR FOOT DOWN THE LONGER ONE,. I DO UNDERSTAND WANTING COMPANY BUT FOR U TO COOK, CLEAN, AN GET THINGS READY IS A LOT OF WORK FOR ANYONEPLEASE SLOW DOWN SO U CAN REST UP---SEE DOWN-- AND UP THAT'S HOW IT'S DONE. UR BABY IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. IREALLY DON'T REMEMBER MINE LOOKING THAT WAY I TOLD U GALS WHEN THEY GAVE ME THE WRONG BABY A DAY I WAS RELIEVED THEN THE NURSE BROUGHT ME A CUTER BABY, THEN MY BABY CAME AN POOF THERE WENT MY DREAMBABY, BUT THAT MOTHER KNEW RIGHT AWAY BTW THAT WAS JODIE...AS MY ONE BROTHER SAID THEY GET CUTER, YEA WELL WHERE ELSE CAN U GO.

MISTY I'M GLAD U HAVE UR SON LIVING WITH YOU, IT'S GOOD FOR BOTH OF YOU FOR SO MANY REASONS AN HE HAS HELPED U THRU SOME ROUGH TIMES AND I'M SURE U'VE HELPED HIM.

PIXIE SOME OF US GO BACK A WHILE FROM DIFFERENT POSTS AND END UP HERE. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO MEET LORI A COUPLE OF TIMES . DARA WHO NOW JUST POP IN SOMETIMES. AT THIS POINT I WOULD LOVE TO MEET EVERYONE I FEEL LIKE I'VE COME SO CLOSE TO THEM AN SHARE SO MUCH AN WHEN I TELL A STORY I TELL THEM FIRST SO THEY CAN SKIP OVER IT, MINE R BORING BUT LATELY I HAVEN'T BEEN HERE AS MUCH BE THANKFUL....

KIM ALL OF YOUR KIDS SOUND LIKE HS NOT LOWER GRADE ONE...WAY TO SMART NOWADAYS U'VEGOT UR HANDS FULL BUT SINCE UR HEART IS TOO U CAN HANDLE IT. AND UR GREAT WITH UR MOM TOO.

I READ EVERYTHING LAST NITE WELL 2AM THAT'S WHY I FORGOT ALMOST ALL OF IT. I NEVER MEAN TO LEAVE ANY OF U OUT I HOPE U KNOW THAT BY NOW. UR ALL IN MY PRAYERS;

LUBS U ALL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Oct 12, 2021 05:24AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes! Happy Twofer Tuesday! I got so wound up with the last class assignment that I got up and jumped right in and didn't do much of anything else Sunday and yesterday. Still took me all day Monday to finish it. I really should have worked on it all day Sunday so I had yesterday for myself, but after working in to the afternoon I decided to take a break and never went back to it. Yesterday I alternated working on the assignment and sorting and switching from the summer to the winter wardrobe. The getting up and doing something physical every so often was a big help in staying focused when I was sitting at the computer.

Got a couple of emails over the weekend, a teacher and the principal developed COVID symptoms during the weekend, both have tested, one is negative, the other is waiting for test results. One student's negative test came in over the weekend. So for now we are all good, let's see how long it lasts!

Jazzy--Wow, hard to believe your 1 year anniversary at the new job is coming right up! Seems like it was just a couple of months ago you made the switch. Being the dependable one in the group is a bit of a pain in the anatomy after a while. Glad you've got a change coming up and one to a better fit for you. I bet the balloon fiesta is amazing to see, particularly the final glow and fireworks. The concert sounds like a great time for you! I've been seeing that more and more events like concerts are requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test for entry. It's getting kind of scary reading about the staffing issues hospitals are having right now. I hope the treatments being tested and showing promise work out, that will give us another whole line of defense and control. Thanks for the clip!

Chi--You need one of those plaques that says "This home is run for the convenience of the CATS"! I've got to admit I'm shaking my head, how can someone who got through medical school and the specialty work after, who is trusted to write prescriptions for dangerous medicines including opioids, not be able to follow the relatively simple directions for taking care of cats? It baffles me.

Cammy Cat--the kiidos are way too smart nowadays in some things, but totally at a loss in others. Their attempts to tell time can be hilarious. I love it when they say their tummy ache started "right before I came here, so about 5 hours ago." And I do not remember being so dramatic when I was that age, but I suppose I must have been.

Big City Cat Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Tom Cat Gin
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Angosutra Bitters
  • Garnish with cherry and orange twist

Preparation:

In a mixing glass add Tom Cat, Vermouth, and bitters. Add ice and stir 50 revolution. Strain into a glass. Add garnish.

From <https://caledoniaspirits.com/cocktail/big-city-cat/>

"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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Oct 12, 2021 09:09AM goldie0827 wrote:

Misty, if you can get to the balloon festival, I highly recommend it. It is quite the sight to see. If you're thinking next year, you better look at hotels now. They book way in advance for this. You might not even be able to get anything for next year.

Jazzy, I'll second what NM says about your 1 year coming up. Time flies! Sorry they leave you carrying most of the load, so yay for changes in the future.

Sandy, my DH is just like yours in ways. Has never done anything domestic, dishes, laundry, dusting, vacuuming, bathrooms, make a bed, nothing!

Cami, I'm always doing too much, cuz there always too much to do! Sometimes I'd rather put that foot somewhere else and the longer one too! I don't think anyone skips over any of your posts.

NM, you've been busy. I hope Covid remains low in your district. Time for winter clothes, it snowed here last night and this moring, temps in the 20's.

Had our friend visit, which is why I've been MIA. She brought her mom and son. They were here for probably 7 hours on Sunday, her son on his laptop the entire time playing video games. When they got here, I kind of scratched on his back, as he was leaning over on the island (on his phone playing games) and say "Hi Adam". He says nothing. Me, "I SAID hi Adam". Him, "oh, hi". He won't look you in the eye when he talks to you. His mom told him to put the computer away while we eat. I just grilled burgers. Well, he scarfed that down and got right back on his puter at the table while we were still eating.

TG is still up in the air with DH girls. Now they want one to come TG and one at Xmas. SURE, lets make even more work for Lori. Sorry if I already told this. I would just rather have them all at one time and be done with it. No one seems to worry about what Lori has to do.

Yesterday was my all day trip to Phoenix for my infusions.

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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Oct 12, 2021 09:21AM - edited Oct 17, 2021 09:34AM by goldie0827

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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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Oct 13, 2021 05:34AM NativeMainer wrote:

Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Hump Day! Life is getting interesting at work. Absenteeism hit 15% yesterday, and none of it is COVID so far. Still got a bunch of kiddos out with respiratory symptoms, and there is a lovely respiratory virus going around despite masking and everything else. Not that some of the adults in the building are really paying attention to the masking thing except when kiddos are in the room. And they wonder why this thing is getting passed around! If COVID does get into the school it will spread like wildfire and everyone will be surprised, except me. And I am getting so tired of getting after some of the adults. If you are going to come to work sick (but not COVID) keep the damned mask on!!!!! Especially when you share a room with another adult!One's been sick, the other is now out sick. At least people put themasks on when they see me.OK, grumbling over.

Sadie says Hi to everyone.

Goldie--I'm praying COVID stays out of my school, but preparing for it coming in any day now. If the respiratory thing that's circulating right now gets identified as RSV or something fun, we'll be in outbreak status, with so many out sit, kiddos and teachers.Kids on the phones and laptops is getting to be the normal thing these days. I hear it's a real problem in the middle schools and high school at times. Its going to be a very strange world in a couple more decades, one where no one looks anyone in the eye, everyone communicates through a box, and everyone's spine assumes a permanent hunched over posture. I don't blame you for wanting to have the kids there all at once. There doesn't seem to be much thought about how the visits affect your work load. Hope the infusions went smoothly and the travel was uneventful.

Great pics!

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS cocktail

Cheshire Cat Cocktail

1 0z of Cherry Vodka

1oz of Blue Curacao

1/2 0z of Strawberry Vodka

1/2 oz Grenadine

2 oz Sprite

Purple sanding sugar or make your own sanding sugar

Lemon

From <https://ourwabisabilife.com/cheshire-cat-inspired-cocktail/>

"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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Oct 13, 2021 09:10AM goldie0827 wrote:

NM, that would make me so angry, the staff that put their masks on when they see you...grrrrr! My niece, Nora's mom is a nurse and she said they have a lot of babies in with RSV. And you are right, there is no thought as to what this adds to my work load. I wish I would be here in a couple decades to see what the world is like with the kids we have today. My grandson 16, is the only one in the family that is not vaccinated, and it's because "he doesn't want to". Well then, you shouldn't have to do something you don't want to! The parents don't know how to parent.

Well yesterday, DH wanted to go outside and do something to our mini excavator, as it broke down in our driveway. So I have to go get the quad for him to ride to it. It's not far, but he can't walk that far. So he gets there, and in less than 5 minutes he's panicking and telling me he's going down, he tries to hang on to the quad to get around and get on it, and doesn't make it. Down he goes, in the gravel, it's cold and windy out...GREAT!

So I go up to the barn to get a blanket to try and get that under him and off the gravel. He tries to scoot closer to the quad. I go and get another blanket to put under his knees. Well, he doesn't have any muscle to move his legs. So he rolls on his stomach, gets up on his elbows and I move his legs for him, lifting them up and pushing forward at the knee. Finally I get him on all 4's, but he still can't get up. Let me go get my little garden seat. Back to the barn for that. Move his legs forward some more so he can try and pull himself up enough for me to scoot this seat under his butt. It works! From there he was able to stand and get on the quad, ride back to the house and pray I can get him in the house. He holds onto the rail on the ramp with one hand and me on the other side. He gets in the door and practically collapses on the bench there. This all took me about a half hour. So I know now, he can NOT stand for any more than a couple of minutes.

It's things like this that no one understands, on top of everything I have to do, you never know when something like this is going to happen and I have to stop what I'm doing to help him. So that whole scenario took about an hour or so.

Have the solar guy coming over this morning to check our battieries, something's not right.

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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