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 12:22PM - edited Feb 5, 2014 07:32AM by SelenaWolf

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013 12:22PM - edited Feb 5, 2014 07:32AM 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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Feb 4, 2014 12:37PM Momine wrote:

Ariom, thanks!

Bobo, LOL

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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Feb 4, 2014 12:38PM melissadallas wrote:

Awww Bobo. I'm sorry.

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor. Dx 5/20/2012, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes
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Feb 4, 2014 12:47PM Momine wrote:

Bobo, Are you still dealing with that? That is crazy! Forget the flirting and shit, but if you want me to kick some ass over there, lemme know. Yeah, I am scrawny, but I am mean ;)

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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Feb 4, 2014 12:55PM melissadallas wrote:

Bobo, here in Texas we find a large margarita to be good for what ails you...

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor. Dx 5/20/2012, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes
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Feb 4, 2014 01:02PM - edited Feb 4, 2014 01:07PM by SelenaWolf

Although I tend to blame the  "Pink Ribbon Tyranny" (as I call it) for that "think positive" horsesh!t, I find that the whole "believe and it will happen" pervasiveness... triple-dipped in psycho.

Melissa... I've never had a margarita.  I'll have to try one.

Momine... we'll have to start calling you "Mighty Mouse" if you get more fierce!


 

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Feb 4, 2014 01:04PM Ariom wrote:

Just checking favorites while putting my face on!

What do you mean they are sending you to counseling? We have been down that nasty road before Bobo, what on earth are they thinking? 

I feel for you hon, I have never experienced, or indeed, heard of such treatment of a patient or absolute disregard for their feelings or decisions.

You're so, not the one who needs the counseling!

Dx Mondors Disease (cording) after Umx and "Dog Ear" removed 14 months post UMx .................. The Dx shuffles you like a deck of cards and then deals you a new hand! Dx 11/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes Surgery 12/18/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
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Feb 4, 2014 01:09PM Momine wrote:

Selena, you never had a margarita? I am stunned! ;)

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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Feb 4, 2014 01:13PM - edited Feb 4, 2014 01:14PM by SelenaWolf

I'm not one for mixed drinks; was always a wine/champagne- and occasional beer drinker.  Which brings me to another question for the vain ladies: how much have you decided (or not) to drink given the current research on alcohol and breast cancer?  I, usually, limit myself to one drink per week (if I decide to drink that week), but - sometimes (like this past weekend) - I'll "splurge" and have a couple of glasses of wine/champagne.

How have you ladies decided to move forward with alcohol? 

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Feb 4, 2014 01:16PM melissadallas wrote:

Bobo, this is going to sound like a dumb question, but how do they force you to counseling to NOT do something? I mean, I can see that a doc could require it before he would do surgery (although not in your case), but to refuse surgery? What are they going to do? Kidnap you & strap you down to the table?

LCIS, extensive sclerosing adenosis, TAH/BSO & partial omentectomy for mucinous borderline ovarian tumor. Dx 5/20/2012, LCIS, Stage 0, 0/0 nodes
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Feb 4, 2014 01:21PM - edited Feb 4, 2014 01:22PM by Momine

Selena, I figure the cancer will be back one day whatever I do, and the evidence on alcohol is not as clear-cut as it is sometimes made out, especially not when it comes to survival AFTER bc. By this I don't mean that I just do whatever. But if I were to get mets in a few years, and I had been dry ever since DX, I would feel so cheated.

That's my excuse, and I am sticking to it ;) That said, I do limit alcohol, and I only really drink red wine anyway (love margaritas, but haven't had one in maybe 15 years). But "limit" usually means that I allow myself up to 3 glasses a week.

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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