Topic: How vain are you?

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

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013 01:22PM - edited Feb 5, 2014 08:32AM by SelenaWolf

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013 01:22PM - edited Feb 5, 2014 08:32AM by SelenaWolf

SelenaWolf wrote:

Okay, a few of us have had so much fun on another thread comparing the ways in which we are still vain, that I thought it deserved its own thread.  Everybody chime in... how vain are you?

Edited to add:

We on the "How Vain Are You?" thread recognize that our sense of fun- and humour is not to everyone's taste.  Hence, we have chosen the "Humour and Games" forum to let our hair down.  Although swapping "vain" stories, style tips and beauty secrets are always eagerly welcomed, going off-topic is not a crime.  Neither is bad language or differing opinions.  We recognize that each- and every one of us is interested in conventional, complementary, holistic and alternative treatments as long as there is science-based  research behind each- and every one.  [Like someone said, if honey badger pee as a treatment for breast cancer had hard science behind it, I would be the first in line.]  We reserve the right to honestly discuss the strengths and weaknesses (and dangers) of everything, and laugh at the ridiculousness of life. 

This thread is for sharing and laughter, but it is also about the freedom to DISCOURSE, DISCUSS, DECONSTRUCT, DEBATE and DEBUNK the various- and sundry myths out there about breast cancer and breast cancer treatment no matter what they are.  But don't forget to recommend your favourite lipstick shade along the way.

 

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Nov 28, 2013 02:22AM Momine wrote:

Yorkie, what are SAS shoes?

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/19/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/12/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/8/2012 Surgery 3/7/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 28, 2013 04:46AM pupmom wrote:

Momine, is that you? You are gorgeous girl! SAS = San Antonio Shoes.

Life is what happens while we're making other plans. Dx 10/18/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 28, 2013 05:56AM nancyhb wrote:

I agree with Yorkiemom - gorgeous, Momine! I tried wigs but felt so obvious (and I couldn't afford a real, good, expensive wig that probably would have been much better). I wore scarves in public so I didn't scare little children (plus it was winter in Michigan - not a good time to be bald).

I've had seriously painful neuropathy/plantar fasciitis for the last 18 months and struggle to find "cute" shoes to wear to work (maybe that's why I find myself on the path to a shoe fetish?) I tried B.O.C. and Borne clogs, which didn't fit the bill; I hadn't thought about Dansko's. Do they feel good on your feet? I can't wear ugly shoes...so yeah, there you go, I'm vain about my shoes (I really am). Couldn't care less about my hair, but incredibly sensitive about my shoes!

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." - Omar Khayyam Surgery 12/4/2011 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 1/18/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 6/11/2012 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 2/14/2016 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left) Chemotherapy 2/29/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 7/20/2016 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 6/2/2022 Surgery 6/2/2022
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Nov 28, 2013 06:38AM - edited Nov 28, 2013 07:43AM by wenweb

NancyHB, Dansko's are super comfortable. In fact, I pretty much wear only Dansko's (except when I don't), and all of my shoes are Dansko's (except the ones that aren't' Winking) I'm vain about my shoes and my hair. I rarely wear make-up and when I do, someone else has to apply it (unless it's just lipstick) because I don't know how. And I never leave home without a pair of earrings on. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Edited to add: If I had had to have chemo, I would have gone the scarf route. I love love love scarves!

You are stronger than you seem, braver than you believe, and smarter than you think you are. A.A. Milne Surgery 9/23/2009 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 11/18/2009 Breast Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 28, 2013 06:39AM - edited Nov 28, 2013 06:41AM by SelenaWolf

[Says me to my mother one day, when she was expressing shock at my newly-purchased 3" stiletto platform cobalt-blue suede pumps], "... but mom, shoes are a form of self-expression ..."

[Growls my eminently practical minimalist earthy mother], "... shoes are to walk in..."

[Might I add that regular foot massages with pedicure are a MUST?]

Chin hairs?  OMFG!!!!  When my hair started to grow back after chemo, I ended up with a very light down all over my face.  In the sunlight, damned facial hair glinted like diamonds; was almost as effective as wearing a flashing neon sign that screamed, "FACIAL HAIR HERE!!!!"  I was horrified.  Thankfully, it all fell out, but I still suffer trauma from the wee goatee I was sporting.

Me before chemo... me after chemo...


 

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Nov 28, 2013 06:41AM pupmom wrote:

Selena, you are so beautiful before and after!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my vain friends!! Happy

Life is what happens while we're making other plans. Dx 10/18/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 28, 2013 06:43AM - edited Nov 28, 2013 06:44AM by SelenaWolf

#preening

Thank you.

My mother's favourite expression for me when I turn up in, yet again, another pair of wildly impractical shoes?  "... you are a nitwit, you know that ..."


 

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Nov 28, 2013 06:46AM SelenaWolf wrote:

Momine... pretty lady you are!

[Still jealous that you get to walk around the acropolis...]

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Nov 28, 2013 06:47AM pupmom wrote:

My daughter took this picture of me and my youngest grandson last Tuesday. Never posted a pic of myself on this board, but here goes.

Life is what happens while we're making other plans. Dx 10/18/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 28, 2013 06:48AM del4 wrote:

Scarves, scarves, scarves, the softest, most deliciously wonderful pure cotton, hand printed by women, made by ANOHKI

www.anokhiusa.com/

I first encountered them years ago when I lived in London. Was sad I never found them in the States. THEN, in the gift shop at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, voila, my favorite FAVORITE scarves. A homecoming, of a sort. I wear the "sarong" as a SHAWL, divine. And so, so soft you have to f-e-e-l them. So even tho my hair is back to it's "traditional mop of curls" I still wear an Anohki all the time, on the other parts of my body. They come in so many different sizes, but the sarong/shawl is my favorite.

Happy Thanksgivukah

PS - to NancyHB, I'm gonna sound like a "broken record" but the only thing which eased my temporary neuropathy after chemotherapy and during 5 years of Arimidex, was, is, acupuncture. Still see my acupuncturist every 3 weeks, during treatment my knees look like they have two porcupines sitting on them, and I FEEL SO GOOD. No pain, no neuropathy (mine was temporary, due to medications, not a permanent SE) - worth a try, if you haven't yet. I NEVER would of thought of it if my docs at DF hadn't suggested it ( they have a Complementary Care Center: Zakim Center) but I live too far away to have treatment there.

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