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Topic: Is anyone else an atheist with BC besides me?

Forum: Life After Breast Cancer —

Managing life after a breast cancer diagnosis, including rediscovering intimacy, coping with fear of recurrence, reconnecting relationships, sharing hobbies and interests, and finding inspiration in daily life.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2008 06:39PM

thedudess wrote:

Hi I am newly diagnosed and I know alot of people rely on their faith for support and find great peace with that, however I am a atheist and was wondering if anyone else here was also.

thanks

Dx 1/7/2008, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 2, 2021 04:49PM AliceBastable wrote:

Elderberry, I rather like crows. They're clever. Yes to Corvid, no to Covid!

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 2, 2021 05:02PM illimae wrote:

Melbo, I agree and I am guilty of not preventing an accidental breeding between our English and our Frenchie. The result was 4 amazing little ones, who lived long (10-14 yrs), happy lives but in the future we will adopt local muts.

Here’s a message from God, lol


Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 2, 2021 08:38PM AliceBastable wrote:

Illimae, I love that!

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 2, 2021 11:13PM Betrayal wrote:

Alice: Your bird story takes the prize for today. I know it was not funny at the time but can you laugh about it now? It's priceless.

Surgery 1/31/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 3/3/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/30/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/15/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 3, 2021 03:06AM AliceBastable wrote:

Betrayal, given time, I can laugh about nearly ANYTHING, much to the dismay of my more sensitive loved ones.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 3, 2021 10:15AM Betrayal wrote:

Alice, you have a gift for making others laugh as well. Thank you for sharing.

Surgery 1/31/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 3/3/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/30/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/15/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 3, 2021 10:18AM AliceBastable wrote:

Betrayal, Aw, thanks.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 3, 2021 02:46PM magiclight wrote:

It is August and still a neighbor displays the bumper sign "keep christ in christmas" I guess they know that if you take christ out of Christmas, you are left with 'mas' meaning more in Spanish. So getting rid of Christ leaves one with more and they must want less.

Surgery 4/26/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Sep 3, 2021 03:10PM Trishyla wrote:

I like the way you think, magiclight.

Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/30/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 9/6/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/4/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 8/5/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 3, 2021 05:37PM Elderberry wrote:

De Novo - this isn't a "brave battle" - it is a "furious struggle" Dx 3/6/2019, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Sep 3, 2021 06:51PM magiclight wrote:

Clear and explicit venn diagramThumbsUp

Surgery 4/26/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Sep 3, 2021 09:20PM AliceBastable wrote:

Very clear and very frightening.

On a lighter note...

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 3, 2021 09:25PM blue22 wrote:

Shouldn't that be a book of mormon, and they should be wearing name tags?

When the mormons wouldn't leave me alone a friend recommend I invite them in for a beer.

Dx 1/2019, IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 2/14/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 7/29/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Dx 7/30/2019, IDC/IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 4/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 8/2019, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, ER+/PR+ Radiation Therapy 10/8/2019 Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 3, 2021 09:27PM blue22 wrote:

I find it very refreshing to have conversations with my religious friends/family that are vaccinated and don't have crazy ideas about the origins of coronavirus. But then my mother starts talking about the end of the world coming....Devil

Dx 1/2019, IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 2/14/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 7/29/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Dx 7/30/2019, IDC/IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 4/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 8/2019, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, ER+/PR+ Radiation Therapy 10/8/2019 Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 3, 2021 11:49PM KIDI919 wrote:

Blue22 My MIL use to cry about the end until it didn't happen. Now she just doesn't like what's going on in the world today. Well guess what? Most people don't. As long as there are people there will be sickness, wars and just plain old fighting. Seems like people are the problem on Earth. I kinda have to laugh about ppl going to space...like that's going to be any better? Anyone remember the Twilight Zone episode where these guys steal a ton of gold and then wake up 100 yrs later and find it's worthless? We don't need the devil... we are own worse enemy.

Dx 9/17/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Sep 4, 2021 12:18PM saltmarsh wrote:

I have to say, after years of dodging and hiding behind my couch when JWs or Mormons came to my door, there finally came a day when I threw it open, so glad to see them! It's when my son was a baby and I was home, alone, all the time. He was medically complicated and I couldn't take him anywhere and so I was stuck in my apartment for months and desperate for interaction with the outside world. So, when the JWs started making the rounds in my neighborhood, I decided to invite them in and have a chat. I love talking about religion and decided, what the heck?

When they came to my door, it was two women (there were two guys creepily waiting for them in a car with tinted windows), and I invited them in, and they shared their literature with me and promised to come back the following week, on Tuesday. I was so excited! Tuesday they no-showed, but Thursday one of the women showed up with a new woman with her. I had looked over their stuff and I had questions prepared, but perhaps some of my questions were too pointed? Or hard to answer? So they asked if one of the men could. come in. I said yes, but he really didn't like me asking why they had a pamphlet with a picture of apex predators near farm animals and small children, and how that relationship was supposed to work out. He also seemed not to appreciate that I wanted to hear what the women had to say. They left promising to come back, but never did. Ah, well!

Dx 3/8/2021. LCIS, ILC. Surgery 4/19/2021 mastectomy, right
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Sep 4, 2021 04:18PM Elderberry wrote:

I think the End Timers must be beside themselves with joy. We've got wars, famine, floods, fires and pestilence. Can the Rapture be not too far away?

De Novo - this isn't a "brave battle" - it is a "furious struggle" Dx 3/6/2019, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Sep 4, 2021 04:43PM illimae wrote:

Elderberry, even as an atheist, I see so much happening at once, that I seriously wonder if the planet has had enough of us. How much population, pollution and destruction can earth take? And while I’m not so much a blessing in disguise person, I am very happy to have chosen not to bring life to this world and a little relieved that I probably won’t see the worst of it. I realize it’s a gloomy outlook for a naturally happy person but with all the floods, fires, huge earthquakes, global pandemic and bubbling unrest, it’s a lot.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 4, 2021 04:50PM AliceBastable wrote:

I wish the rapture-believers would get sucked up into their heaven (where I want KARMA for them) and let the rest of us get on with fixing what they screwed up.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 4, 2021 05:45PM KIDI919 wrote:

illimae: I do think mother nature has had her fill of people.

Dx 9/17/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Sep 5, 2021 11:04PM Elderberry wrote:

illimae: my DH suggested that when we have a virus out bodies gets overheated to destroy the virus and we human beings have become a virus. Gaia is ridding herself of us - a pox on the planet. Then the trees, the water, the animals can come back and thrive. I say that as someone who doesn't believe The Great Mother is actual a deity but it is a life force/energy.

I am glad to be the age I am, having had no children. I am glad not to be 20 something and thinking about having a family. If I was the kind of kid I was at age 12 and was 12 now I would be overwhelmed, depressed and angry. Yup, we Baby Boomers were not going to make the same mistakes as our parents, we would save the world. We would be the harbingers of the Age of Aquarius. Nice job. Not.

De Novo - this isn't a "brave battle" - it is a "furious struggle" Dx 3/6/2019, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Sep 6, 2021 09:17PM saltmarsh wrote:

Gotta say, as the mom of a teen, I feel solidly like both an idiot and a horrible person for bringing him into this world. I feel like the writing was on the wall and I should have known better. I am both so glad I have him, and so worried that he is doomed and there's nothing I can do to save him or fix it. On any given day, I can't think too honestly about what the future might hold for him, because it is too terrifying. Making the choice to act-as-if -- work for a better world and plan for my child to have a full life -- is the only way I can cope. Because the thought that I've brought him into a world that will wipe us all out before he's had a chance to live is a devastating, potentially paralyzing one.

Dx 3/8/2021. LCIS, ILC. Surgery 4/19/2021 mastectomy, right
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Sep 6, 2021 09:23PM illimae wrote:

Saltmarsh, I’m sorry that those feelings weigh on you but I so appreciate the honesty expressed. I wonder if many parents feel that way and just don’t speak it. I wish you the best luck.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 7, 2021 05:18PM Aram wrote:

I am so happy for this thread. I see so many "I pray for you", "he is going to help" (why not she?) or "he is looking after us" on these boards that without this thread I might have thought I am alone!

Dx at 40, BRCA1 Dx 2/5/2021, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 2/5/2021, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 3/9/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 6/1/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 6/2/2021 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 10/6/2021 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Sep 7, 2021 09:22PM Wren44 wrote:

Welcome Aram. There certainly seem to be a lot of people praying for themselves and others.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 9, 2021 03:29PM - edited Sep 9, 2021 07:55PM by magiclight

Wouldn't it be nice to be a god (she or he) that has no responsibility for causing problems but gets so much credit for fixing them. What a nice job for a narcissist. In a way I'm glad that so many on this site have that shero/hero to look to for relief. If only they did not hoist their beliefs onto the rest of us.

Half of Americans say Bible should influence U.S. laws, including 28% who favor it over the will of the people | Pew Research Center

Surgery 4/26/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Sep 9, 2021 08:13PM AliceBastable wrote:

magiclight, that's seriously scary. But it's the Christians who claim persecution. 🙄

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 9, 2021 10:01PM saltmarsh wrote:

I am absolutely jealous of people who have faith. It nearly always makes everything so much simpler, and nicer. And sometimes fun!

Dx 3/8/2021. LCIS, ILC. Surgery 4/19/2021 mastectomy, right
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Sep 9, 2021 11:43PM Miriandra wrote:

We can still have the fun without the dogma. We can enjoy the holidays, the food, the festivals, and all the good wishes without having to take on the fear, the guilt (unless we're on a diet), the shame, or the petty restrictions.

Dx 5/31/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+ Surgery 8/14/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left
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Sep 10, 2021 01:57AM blue22 wrote:

saltmarsh - Occasionally I think how much easier life would be if I could just follow the religion I was raised in, but I fell on my head as a child and it knocked too much sense into me.

Religion was rarely fun, and far from nice.


Dx 1/2019, IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 2/14/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 7/29/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Dx 7/30/2019, IDC/IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 4/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 8/2019, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, ER+/PR+ Radiation Therapy 10/8/2019 Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)

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