Topic: how about drinking?

Forum: Humor and Games — Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but sometimes a good joke or a game is the best medicine.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2006 11:40AM

Posted on: Mar 28, 2006 11:40AM

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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May 21, 2006 04:59AM chemosabi wrote:

You wont take my Pinot Grigio away without a fight.

Nickii
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May 21, 2006 05:50AM pdgd wrote:

Rhymee, lol!! Can we have bread and tap water?? Pam
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May 21, 2006 11:14AM JanieMarie wrote:

Hi Vicki!

Welcome to the drinking thread! It does help to know you're not alone when making the decision "to have a drink or not." I just can't pass up a good wine or a beer with my carcinogenic hot dog at a baseball game! I eat a lot of other good foods most of the time, you know the green veggies, cranberries, nuts, etc,...but those two things get me everytime!

Janie
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May 21, 2006 08:14PM karen1245 wrote:

Thanks for this thread... I was wondering about how to ask the oncol without seeming like a lush or anything, but my b/f's father makes the best homemade italian red wine ever - it's the only one that doesn't give me migraines and I was dreading having to turn it down when we visited!

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May 22, 2006 05:45AM inspiewriter wrote:

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Thanks for this thread... I was wondering about how to ask the oncol without seeming like a lush or anything, !



My onc insists there is no proven evidence of a link between alcohol and bc.
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May 22, 2006 07:04AM shorfi wrote:

Prior to BC, I occasionally indulged in Jack Daniels, straight up...socially. For some reason now, I can't stand the thought of it.

My ex-husband introduced me to Remy Martin and I like that. But if I want to drink, I really like a nice Chablis. I also don't mind Molson's beer...with lots of ice and lemon.
Dx 8/31/2004, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Dx 6/19/2013, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Dx 8/1/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-,
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May 22, 2006 03:44PM slanderson wrote:

Exactly, I have to eat a low-low fat diet, tons of vegetables, have terrible hot flashes, sex when I can get far enough into denial about what my body looks like now AND no wine either? I don't think so.

Shannon
Shannon Dx 7/13/2005, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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May 23, 2006 07:37PM anitasid wrote:

I think that not much is known and/or proven about the association between drinking and BC. And Im a scientist.:-)

For a while there, I was CONVINCED that I had BC due to drinking. Then a friend [from France, where drinking is totally normal] told me "Anita, your BC is a DISEASE. Its NOT a reflection on your lifestyle. And its NOT a form of punishment".

I now believe that. I think that we are exposed to so many toxins everywhere, who is to say what is harmful and what is not???

THINK about it: we are exposed to incredible levels of stress; toxic fumes from gasoline; chemicals in our carpets; chemicals in new cars [new car smell????!! ALL carcinogenic!!]; chemicals in every single thing we injest...meats and dairy products....did you know just how much estrogen they inject in cows???? While we were eating yoghurt and cottage cheese to stay healthy, we were merely adding estrogen to our bodies!!!!!

Yes, its fashionable to blame alcohol for everything in our SICK, right-wing society....!!!! Yet, everything else in our lives is TERRIBLY horrible and everything we injest and/or are exposed to will give us BC at rates a million times higher than alcohol. I guess it boils down to the lobbyists....
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May 23, 2006 07:43PM Anonymous wrote:

I really enjoyed your post Anita. I too thought that my drinking was part of the reason (a large part) of why I got bc. But I like what your friend in France had to say. It is a disease and not a reflection of a lifestyle. I think the diet in France/Italy/Greece and other European countries is different to ours. And your comment about carcinogens in the air, not to mention the things that are injected into animals....I watched a good documentary on the CBC by a reporter who is also coping with bc and from the research she's done it's evident that there are so many unknowns and so much in the air, the things we use every day and when all is said and done..there is no definitive answer as to "why" this woman and not that woman. Having said that, I expect I'll enjoy that next glass of wine much more than I have been since being dx'd a year ago!!

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May 23, 2006 07:46PM Anonymous wrote:

Shorbr, I've never heard of putting ice and lemon in my Molson's...and I don't think any of my friends has ever done that either...but hey why not...I put a slice of lime in my Corona. I'm going to give it a try!!

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