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Topic: Here's what cheezed me off today

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Posted on: May 24, 2011 10:56PM, edited Dec 1, 2013 01:39AM by rohanna

rohanna wrote:

When I first started this thread, it was a place to come and vent about the stupid, thoughtless BS we have to put up with on this crappy BC journey. And it still is. But like all things, this thread has evolved. I found the most amazing ladies through this and have made some lifelong friends. So now I hope this is a place you can come to rant, cry, laugh, share info, and get a little rowdy.

CHEEEZIN', BATTLING, AND SURVIVING!

"Go forth! Fear no darkness!" Theodan, King of Rohan Dx 3/17/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 8, 2013 10:58PM rohanna wrote:

What do you say to someone who knows you've had cancer and says "Wow, you've lost weight!" I'm not often speechless, but that one got me!

"Go forth! Fear no darkness!" Theodan, King of Rohan Dx 3/17/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 8, 2013 11:50PM Wren44 wrote:

Just say, yes, I'm the poster child for healthy eating.

Lumpectomy & reexcision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Anastrasole. Dx 11/11/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 2/1/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 14, 2013 04:53PM rohanna wrote:

Brrrrr! Hope everyone's staying warm.

"Go forth! Fear no darkness!" Theodan, King of Rohan Dx 3/17/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 19, 2013 10:51PM rohanna wrote:

Where is everybody? Hope you're out doing something fun and nobody is cheesing you off.

"Go forth! Fear no darkness!" Theodan, King of Rohan Dx 3/17/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 20, 2013 12:00PM Rockym wrote:

Rohanna, we are here, we are here... just a small speck on someone's flower :-).  No real cheeze, but no real fun either :-(.  It seems the beginning of each year just tends to be sort of dull.  How are you?  Is your body recovering?  My body feels a bit beaten down lately.  I've started to exercise again as all of a sudden I had a weight gain and body change.  Truly disappointing as I haven't changed my eating habits or done anything different.  No Al's either, so it must have to do with chemopause/menopause.  I miss my estrogen!  I need something exciting... good exciting to happen these days.

Just when I'm about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends. Dx 6/13/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 26, 2013 02:38AM rohanna wrote:

" A person's a person, no matter how small." Good to hear from you. I know about a slow start. It's too darn cold to do anything. I'm doing ok. About the time I heal, it'll be time for my reversal surgery. Yell I could use a little good excitement too. Ever since Hugh Jackman got that restraining order, I have a lot of time on my hands! Just kidding!

"Go forth! Fear no darkness!" Theodan, King of Rohan Dx 3/17/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 26, 2013 10:55AM rohanna wrote:

AAARRGGH! Went to the drugstore this morning and the make-up lady saw my BC pin. She said, "Oh, do you have breast cancer?" I said I'm a survivor so far and she proceeded to tell me all about her HEMMOROIDS! She said she knew all about pain! Before I knew it, I said, "Are you kidding me?" She just kept nattering on about her butt! I just turned around and walked out and she was still talking about her 'roids as I reached the parking lot! Sheesh! Can you believe some people?Yell

"Go forth! Fear no darkness!" Theodan, King of Rohan Dx 3/17/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 26, 2013 11:08AM , edited Jan 30, 2013 10:04PM by Rockym

Maybe my ol' Cracker Barrel friend (cough, cough) moved to your neck of the woods :-).  Perhaps you could have handed her a box of Tucks and told her she could use it on both her ass and her mouth since they were both full of shit :-). 

Just when I'm about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends. Dx 6/13/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 26, 2013 01:08PM Merlcat wrote:

Rocky- lol

Here's my cheese for the day- my aunt, god bless her, stayed with us in our 'marathon' room above our garage after my surgery on Wednesday to help out. It's a pretty big room- about 700-800 square feet. We asked her, since the room is a 'zone' in itself for heating and air conditioning where she would like for us to set it, we set it, per her request at 72 and said, please, if its not right, we will fix it so please leave it be....of course, she didn't...running 24/7 at 80 degrees with an open window...it's been in the teens and 20s here. The tv and wii were left on the whole time ( wtf she doesn't even know how to use the wii) and she trashed 2 crystal glasses and a good shun knife.....

Dx 10/8/2012, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/28/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 1/22/2013 Reconstruction (right)
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Jan 27, 2013 04:09AM mostlymom wrote:

What a fantastic comeback - I'm going to have to start carrying Tucks around in my purse now....  Laughing

tread gently.... Mammo & Ultrasound, 2-8-11. Needle Core Biopsy, 2-17-11. Lumpectomy 3-16-11. Completed 25 rads & 8 boosts Aug 5, 2011. Complete hysterectomy July 15, 2013. Dx 2/23/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 27, 2013 11:28AM purple32 wrote:

rohanna

Best reply  comes with a smile and "  Thank you so much for noticing!"

Lymphedema on LEFT. NO radiation. 2 clean nodes. purple32. Hope is our light ... in the night. Dx 3/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/30/2012 Lumpectomy: Left
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Jan 30, 2013 06:26PM rohanna wrote:

Rocky-I LOVE IT! Bought that box of Tucks today for the next time I see her. Best line I've heard on the Real Housewives, "Is your ass jealous of the shit that comes out of your mouth?" I may just use that next time on your CRACKer Barrel friend. Emphasis on the CRACK in every sense of the word. And sorry, Purple, after the last 2 years I've had and the idiots I've run into, no more Mr. Nice Guy. Some people need to be reminded how stupid they are and I'm not Dr. Phil! If I can't make myself walk away, I'm using Rocky's line.

Merlcat, I used to have that problem with my MIL until I used almost a whole roll of duct tape to cover the thermostat. I told her that sparks had been flying out of it (which it had) and we hadn't gotten it fixed. She doesn't visit much anymore, says it's too cold in my house. Just the way I like it! Cold and MIL-free!

Whoo, I guess I'm pretty cheezed off today! Maybe I'll grab my Tuck's and roll out to Walgreen's. Get the bail money ready!

"Go forth! Fear no darkness!" Theodan, King of Rohan Dx 3/17/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 30, 2013 06:37PM sas-schatzi wrote:

OH RO, I can feel them sparks, GO BANTI, BRWKKK. Talked with a friend of 30+ years yesterday. Told her about new BF being 8 years younger. She says "OH your a cougar" Not in the joking funny way--she was serious. I'm going to dump her in the BONFIRE. Must admit inside I was growling.

Tucks, what a cool way to say someones an asshole. May be carrying preparetion H and handing it to someone with the remark "I think you need this" and walking away. This could be the start of some new thoughts.

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Jan 30, 2013 10:31PM , edited Jan 31, 2013 08:19AM by Rockym

I get cheezed when I look back and notice I have typos in a post!

Here is the real cheeze for the week... after having trigger finger on my thumb and ring finger since November, I finally made a doctor's appointment.  I thought they would heal on their own like other things typically do for me (cancer as an exception).  Well, not only did they not heal, but the pain is so bad I can barely pick my nose without my thumb hurting.  I've got one more week before I can get in, but man this really hurts.  I'm blaming all these weird things on chemo!  I never had a single physical thing wrong with me until the cancer dx.  Now after all is said and done it seems every time I turn around it's something else. 

Just when I'm about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends. Dx 6/13/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 30, 2013 10:36PM Wren44 wrote:

Rockym, If you're on an AI, trigger finger is a known SE.

Lumpectomy & reexcision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Anastrasole. Dx 11/11/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 2/1/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 31, 2013 01:55AM rohanna wrote:

Sas, I think the Preparation H couldn't even shut up some a#@holes. You're a cougar? If so, you go girl! Tell her to mind her own jealous business, then growl at her! Never mess with a Banti! Bwaaaaak!

Rocky, can you get one of those paraffin machines? Those things really help with hand pain. I agree that it could be a SE. Hell, what isn't? Praying you get some relief! Don't worry about the typos, just keep us posted. And I hope your driving finger (yeah, the 3rd one) is working and on display for anyone who cheezes the Rock!

"Go forth! Fear no darkness!" Theodan, King of Rohan Dx 3/17/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 2, 2013 10:54AM purple32 wrote:

Purple, after the last 2 years I've had and the idiots I've run into, no more Mr. Nice Guy. Some people need to be reminded how stupid they are and I'm not Dr. Phil! If I can't make myself walk away, I'm using Rocky's line.



Hey, I'm with you !

Lymphedema on LEFT. NO radiation. 2 clean nodes. purple32. Hope is our light ... in the night. Dx 3/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/30/2012 Lumpectomy: Left
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Feb 13, 2013 09:01AM Rockym wrote:

I want the energy to be cheezed!

Just when I'm about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends. Dx 6/13/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 14, 2013 12:44PM rohanna wrote:

Happy Valentine's Day to all the Battling Banties!

Rocky, close your eyes, I'm sending you energy vibes! And no cheezes!

"Go forth! Fear no darkness!" Theodan, King of Rohan Dx 3/17/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Feb 14, 2013 06:49PM Rockym wrote:

Thanks rohanna!  I hate when things are dull... nothing bad happening, but nothing real exciting either.  I'm in that "going through the motions" kind of past couple of months.  Hope everyone is having a nice V.D. with very little B.S. and everything else O.K. :-)

Just when I'm about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends. Dx 6/13/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 15, 2013 10:33AM , edited Feb 15, 2013 10:56AM by hightide1

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Apr 9, 2013 10:44AM phgraham wrote:

Hello? Just want to say that while I don't post much this is my favorite thread. You are all so funny! Anyway, it's been very quiet here and hopefully that's because there hasn't been enough cheese to go around. So... I will share some.

I am cheezed because of a new local recurrence. Well, maybe not that exactly. Cheezed about having to get my interweb medical degree updated to include recovery from surgery, lymphedema prevention, physical therapy, new chemo, new SEs, etc. And there are a lot, LOT of etcs.

All within 6 months of finishing treatment. Poop. Reading for pleasure, what's that!??

Ahhhhh, thank you. I feel better now.
Phyllis

Phyllis - "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde Mets to sternum Dx 10/3/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 3/6/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/40 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 7/7/2014, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 9, 2013 11:41PM Rockym wrote:

Phyllis, I am way cheezed for you!  I can only say what a effed up situation.  Wait... I can say something else... I can't imagine how you're feeling, but come here anytime and feel free to tell us who and what is pissing you off.  We are always here for you.

Just when I'm about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends. Dx 6/13/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 10, 2013 09:32AM sas-schatzi wrote:

Rocky,on kindle,brief. The three drugs of dis cussion caused both thumb joints to be bad. Kindles suck at typing. It has a vocabulAry and if it does not recognize a word it chooses something close. Hi guys sheila

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Apr 10, 2013 09:54PM Rockym wrote:

Sheila, not sure what you are taking about.  I don't have a Kindle either :-).  BTW, I went to the doc a few weeks back and he did a cortisone shot into the base of my thumb and ring finger.  No more locking or trigger crap!!  I can't believe I waited so many months to take care of that pain.  Since I don't take any horome blocking drugs the fingers couldn't have been from that, but perhaps chemo's lingering effects.

Hope everyone is doing well.  I've been laying low these days so it doesn't give anyone a chance to cheeze me off.

Just when I'm about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends. Dx 6/13/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 12, 2013 02:05PM sas-schatzi wrote:

Rocky, saw your post from awhile back re: trigger fingers. I have thumb and great toe joint problems that appear to be permanent from AI's. But symptoms have lessened, so, not a huge issue. All the bone, joint, and muscle pain has reduced since getting off Ai's. Gave all three drugs a chance. QOL was more important, so, only have three years on AI's. Now back to old pain that's from post polio, not a big deal b/c I learned to live with it years ago. When on AI's I remember wishing for my old pain. Duh, that's wierd isn't it-- I'm happy.

Couldn't type on kindle, so message was screwy. The kindle has an automatic spellchecker with built in vocabualary. If it doesn't recognize a word, it picks a word. Duh, so gave up. Anywho, very glad your trigger fingers feel better.

Haven't seen Ro in awhile is she okay?

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Apr 17, 2013 09:18PM sherrybaby wrote:

Haven't posted in this forum before, but you ladies have made me belly laugh numerous times. I now feel the need to vent. After waiting for a year after rads I finally decided I was ready for my reconstruction. It is scheduled for Monday. Yesterday I get a letter from my insurance company stating they need more information from the doctor to determine if my surgery was 'medically necessary'! I called them to explain that because it was reconstructive surgery after mastectomy they were required by federal law to cover it. I was then told that they have to 'prove you had a mastectomy'. My issue with this is that I have been with this insurance company for almost 24 years!!! They PAID for my mastectomy, and the chemo, and the rads. I was then told that they were just following protocol. I was so mad I had to get off the phone before I called the representative (who had been extremely rude during the entire call) a lot of very bad words!

Thanks for the opportunity to get that off my chest with some folks who will understand Smile

Dx 8/15/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/14 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/2/2011 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/12/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/23/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 4/22/2013 Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement Surgery 7/8/2013 Reconstruction (left)
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Apr 17, 2013 10:09PM phgraham wrote:

Sherry- how frustrating! I probably would have offered to send him a photo of my chest and told him to match it with my bills. But then, I'm old and cancer makes me cranky. :)

I hope they resolve it quickly for you!
Phyllis

Phyllis - "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde Mets to sternum Dx 10/3/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 3/6/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/40 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 7/7/2014, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 18, 2013 09:18AM sherrybaby wrote:

phyllis--that was my husband's suggestion exactly! 

Dx 8/15/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/14 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/2/2011 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/12/2011 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/23/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 4/22/2013 Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement Surgery 7/8/2013 Reconstruction (left)
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Apr 18, 2013 08:23PM Rockym wrote:

sherrybaby, Maybe they would prefer a Skype conversation where they can see eye to eye... or maybe eye to chest ;-).  What a bunch of a-holes to make you stressed when you have more important things to deal with!

Just when I'm about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends. Dx 6/13/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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