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Topic: 100 Days of Gratitude

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

Posted on: Jan 1, 2014 12:22PM

RedReading wrote:

There are days when it can be hard to find something to be grateful for in the midst of all that surrounds us. So I am starting this thread to celebrate the good things in our lives.

You may find the first 20 or so are easy but there will probably come a day when it seems impossible to find a single thing to be grateful for. On those days I concentrate on the little things. The laundry is done, a stranger said hi, didn't burn dinner.

So join me please!

Dx 11/7/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2014 Radiation Therapy 2/18/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 1, 2014 12:23PM RedReading wrote:

Day #1 - I am grateful for all the new friends I have met on the BCO website.

Dx 11/7/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2014 Radiation Therapy 2/18/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 1, 2014 12:25PM chrissyb wrote:

I am grateful that I wake up each morning.

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 1, 2014 01:05PM RedReading wrote:

Me too Chrissy!

Dx 11/7/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2014 Radiation Therapy 2/18/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 1, 2014 01:12PM hbcheryl wrote:

I am grateful that all the friends I had before BC are still my friends not one ran away, I am blessed

Dx 7/25/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 1, 2014 01:19PM - edited Feb 11, 2014 06:35PM by CCFW

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Jan 1, 2014 01:24PM Pawprint wrote:

I am grateful for the blessings of each day. The birds outside singing and playing in the birdbath. My little dogs sleeping peacefully by my side. 

Dx 6/10/2010, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/13/2010 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 8/19/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 11/6/2010 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Jan 1, 2014 01:34PM farmerlucy wrote:

I am grateful for the beautiful lady who was my counselor when I fell off the edge after dx. I just spoke to her this morning. We will be forever connected. 

Red - thanks for starting this!

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Jan 1, 2014 02:53PM slv58 wrote:

I'm so very grateful to be here, to celebrate another New Years with those I love.

Shari "my clouds are always silver" Chemotherapy 1/22/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 6/6/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/4/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 3/9/2015 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 4/21/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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Jan 1, 2014 03:19PM Marple wrote:

I am grateful that I enjoyed today.

Dx 2006, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 1, 2014 03:23PM - edited Jan 9, 2014 02:56AM by 2nd_time_around

(For Day #1) I am grateful for technology so we can have BCO and all our cyber friends, for cell phones with Internet, text and email so I can communicate with friends without saying a word out loud,

And like CCFW, grateful you started this thread!

**AKA 2TA ** Any day I wake up, it's a good day. ~ ~ "You don't know strength until strength is the only choice you have." (Author unknown)..... Yes, this is my 2nd occurrence, not recurrence; 1st in 1996, 2nd in 2012, bilateral recon in 2012
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Jan 1, 2014 08:24PM Scooter-12 wrote:

I'm grateful that my 93 year old mom and breast cancer survivor is still going strong. 

Dx 8/11/2008, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 1, 2014 10:12PM - edited Jan 1, 2014 10:13PM by ruthbru

I am grateful that I have a garage (it is really, really cold here!).

* great topic!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 2, 2014 05:59AM RedReading wrote:

Day #2

Today I am grateful for a decent job to go to.


Dx 11/7/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2014 Radiation Therapy 2/18/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 2, 2014 06:28AM chrissyb wrote:

I am grateful for the love of family and friends.

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 2, 2014 06:50AM farmerlucy wrote:

Day #2 today I am grateful for snoring beagles - two in the bed, two on the floor, and a hot cup of tea as I enjoy some early morning quiet time.

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Jan 2, 2014 06:58AM barsco1963 wrote:

Missed yesterday so will add 2 today

1. Grateful I was able to catch a snooze (or two) to help me get through the day.

2. Already found something - DH made my brekkie for me.

It isn't knowing the worst, the worst is not knowing. Dx 5/30/2011, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 21/29 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/24/2011
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Jan 2, 2014 09:50AM - edited Feb 11, 2014 06:36PM by CCFW

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Jan 2, 2014 09:52AM slv58 wrote:

CCFW-brekkie = breakfast! Mmmmm ;-)  I'm grateful that I actually looked forward to 15 min. on  treadmill!

Shari "my clouds are always silver" Chemotherapy 1/22/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 6/6/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/4/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 3/9/2015 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 4/21/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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Jan 2, 2014 04:43PM ruthbru wrote:

I am really, really grateful that both my mammogram and DEXA scan looked good today.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 2, 2014 07:52PM RedReading wrote:

Snoring dogs, brekkie made by anyone else (was it in bed? Lol), the strength to shovel (yuck), the will to exercise, family and friends, good mammo (what's a Dexa?). All excellent things to be grateful for ladies. :-)

Dx 11/7/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2014 Radiation Therapy 2/18/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 2, 2014 10:37PM ruthbru wrote:

DEXA is a bone density scan....good idea to get a baseline in your early 50s and then have one every other year once you turn 60. If you have had chemo and/or are doing anti-hormonals, you should get them every other year even if you are younger, because both can be hard on the bones.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 2, 2014 11:57PM hbcheryl wrote:

grateful for my crazy spin instructor who tonight pushed me beyond my limit 

Dx 7/25/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 3, 2014 01:13AM - edited Jan 9, 2014 02:57AM by 2nd_time_around

(day #2) I am grateful I shut my mouth when I wanted to get angry at both DD and DH today.

Ruth, best news! Perfect way to start the new year!

**AKA 2TA ** Any day I wake up, it's a good day. ~ ~ "You don't know strength until strength is the only choice you have." (Author unknown)..... Yes, this is my 2nd occurrence, not recurrence; 1st in 1996, 2nd in 2012, bilateral recon in 2012
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Jan 3, 2014 02:27AM Delvzy wrote:

what a great idea. I am grateful for being alive and well. Life is good 

Dx 9/8/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/10/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/22/2008 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2009 Dx 11/1/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+
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Jan 3, 2014 08:47AM farmerlucy wrote:

I am grateful that I had the energy to organize, pack, and move DD out of her apartment AND I didn't think about BC once!!

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Jan 3, 2014 08:59AM Nel wrote:

Great thread!

I am grateful for sleeping teens, hot chocolate = quiet time

Be well

Nel

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf Dx 9/27/2011, IBC, Stage IIIB, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 8/6/2013, IBC, Stage IV, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 3, 2014 09:21AM RedReading wrote:

Day #3

I am grateful for my DH, who tries really hard to get it, but mostly doesn't. But he TRIES!!

Thanks for starting the morning off ladies, I hit snooze too many times this morning and didn't have time before I left for work. :(

Dx 11/7/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 1/27/2014 Radiation Therapy 2/18/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Jan 3, 2014 09:32AM ruthbru wrote:

I am grateful for my nice, hot cup of coffee!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 3, 2014 10:03AM lovewins wrote:

I am grateful I am done with chemo!  12 days out and feeling good!

Dx 7/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 8/7/2013 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 9/4/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Breast
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Jan 3, 2014 10:05AM chrissyb wrote:

I am grateful for feeling well.

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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