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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 17, 2021 11:54PM KIDI919 wrote:

Big Catholic wedding tomorrow. Niece is getting married. The joining of a Polish and Italian family says it all.

Dx 9/17/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Sep 17, 2021 11:58PM KIDI919 wrote:

PS. I'm more of agnostic. Hedging my bets I guess

Dx 9/17/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Sep 18, 2021 12:10AM moth wrote:

KIDI919 - oh man, Catholic church weddings are killer on the knees. Up and down and up and down and kneel and stand and sit and kneel.... At least the time passes quickly because there's always some calisthenics to do . (disclosure I'm one of the Polish vaguely raised Catholic people. I had the communion dress! oh man, I loved the dress. And I loved the nun who taught us that year. She was such a lovely young nun. but by a couple years later I was like "wow, this is some bs" & quit & didn't do confirmation, much to my godfather's endless consternation).

I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2020 External: Chest wall Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/3/2021 External: Bone
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Sep 18, 2021 02:34AM KIDI919 wrote:

Moth: LOL I sure will be getting my knee bends in today! We had all the of the above. our family had/has 4 girls and one brother. We did it all. My father use to take us and then sleep in the car while we were in church. There was a small store next to the church where you could get penny candy. Sometimes we could sneak by Dad and use a tiny bit of of our offering on a 1cent piece of candy. The owner always asked if we were spending our offering on candy. It was a damn penny! There's that guilt thing again! My mother never took us to mass or went herself ( altho she made us go) it was probably her break from 5 children. My SIL had 9 in her family, another Italian fam but Irish on her mom's side. I was taught by nuns and at 64 have never recovered. Weirdly one of the nicer nuns is a patient of mine, she said when you joined you had to choose teaching or nursing.

Dx 9/17/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Sep 18, 2021 01:27PM Wren44 wrote:

My best friend is a former nun. She describes the convent as pretty brutal and was abused there. She was a teacher and loved teaching the 'slow' kids. She had them reading Shakespeare. I think she still believes in God but wants nothing to do with the Catholic Church.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 18, 2021 02:48PM AliceBastable wrote:

[This is all pre-Covid] My son joined an Episcopal church about five years ago. It's a lovely, very inclusive place where he feels welcome. Hubby and I have gone to a few events and services there to support him, and I must say, I felt more welcome there than I ever did at Hubby's catholic church when we lived in his old neighborhood. I was surprised to run into my old boss from years ago there. I remembered he and his wife (who I later worked with at another job - this big city is VERY small-town!) were Presbyterian at the time, so I asked about the switch. He explained that their daughter, now out of town in graduate school, was a member, so they switched for her. He was telling me some of the good things about this church, but then he said "I'll tell ya, learning the choreography was a bitch!" That's the best description of the kneeling denominations I'd ever heard!

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 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 21, 2021 04:46PM magiclight wrote:

Surgery 4/27/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Sep 21, 2021 04:56PM Trishyla wrote:

Hee hee. Love that little tidbit, 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 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 22, 2021 05:30AM magiclight wrote:

Surgery 4/27/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Sep 22, 2021 03:53PM AliceBastable wrote:

Pictured at equinox. What a wonderful combination of nature and brains.

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 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 22, 2021 04:36PM Trishyla wrote:

Beautiful. Thanks, Alice. I needed those to get my blood pressure out of the stratosphere.

I have to rant. I just got a call from a Seventh Day Adventist. Urgggghhhh. This is the second one in less than two weeks. I don't think it's random. How the hell did they get my number?

I unleashed on the caller. Told her I hated ALL mother effing religions, and they were the cause of so many of the problems in our world. Told her to take my name of her effing list and to never call me again.

I reiterate. Urgggghhhh.

Thanks. I feel better now. Have a nice day.😁

Trish


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 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 22, 2021 05:04PM Wren44 wrote:

I don't think I've ever gotten a call from them. Around here it's the JW and LDS.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 22, 2021 06:01PM saltmarsh wrote:

Wait, the Adventists are trying to get us by PHONE now? Weird. My friend's uncle is an Adventist televangelist, so I get that they are okay with sort-of-unconventional, but still.

Dx 3/8/2021. LCIS, ILC. Surgery 4/19/2021 mastectomy, right
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Sep 22, 2021 06:12PM Spookiesmom wrote:

See if your phone carrier has a call blocking app. ATT does, it’s free, and pretty effective.

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Sep 22, 2021 06:28PM Trishyla wrote:

I do that already with spam, Spookiesmom, but these are from personal cell phones, so no way of knowing in advance. At this point, I'm kind of okay with swearing them off my phone. You annoy me and invade my privacy, I'll tell you exactly how I feel about religion. I'm totally done with being nice to people who try to push their nutty views on others.

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 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 22, 2021 07:50PM Spookiesmom wrote:

The call blocker I have from ATT, if you aren’t in my phone book, it won’t ring, and get blocked. I have a snarky message for voicemail, and that probably helps too

First time IDGgrade 3, stage 3. Second time, found lump myself. That made me stage 4. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Sep 22, 2021 07:55PM Trishyla wrote:

I wish I could, Spookiesmom, but I use my phone for my jewelry business. I get quite a few calls from potential customers. So I have to answer, no matter what.

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 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 22, 2021 09:17PM KIDI919 wrote:

Magiclight and AliceB: Fun postings. Thanks. My middle girl turned 35 today . I will have to remind her it's the fall equinox.

Dx 9/17/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Sep 22, 2021 10:04PM AliceBastable wrote:

The Adventists are proselytizing now? Don't we have enough plagues already?

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 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 23, 2021 12:35AM magiclight wrote:

Alice. Right - enough already!

Surgery 4/27/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Sep 24, 2021 04:41PM AliceBastable wrote:

Whoopsie. Wrong god.

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 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 24, 2021 06:36PM magiclight wrote:

SillyHeartThumbsUp

Surgery 4/27/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Sep 25, 2021 11:03AM AliceBastable wrote:

I hope this sets a precedent.

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/nba-rejects-andrew-wiggins-request-religious-vaccination-exemption-2021-09-25/

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 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 25, 2021 12:19PM wrenn wrote:

Alice ThumbsUp

Metaplastic IDC Triple negative...Tumour is 1.5cm. BMX Aug. 16th. Chemo cancelled after one dose due to complications. Dx 7/25/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/16/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Sep 25, 2021 01:49PM Wren44 wrote:

Good for the team. We'll see how badly he wants to play.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 29, 2021 02:44PM - edited Sep 29, 2021 02:54PM by DivineMrsM

Did any of you know about or ever hear of Gwen Shamblin? HBOMax has a series coming out about her soon. I always find the stories of cult leaders interesting, okay maybe even fascinating. She, her husband and several other people died in a small plane crash this summer; that's when I learned about her. HBO began filming the docuseries before she was killed; after her death, they went back in and covered the tragic event as well. I will be watching when I get HBOMax! Here's their summary about it:

"The Way Down: God, Greed and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin", a new five-part series, follows Shamblin Lara's rise to fame as an influential religious leader who convinced her followers that God had given her "the key to permanent weight control," which she reveals is "a matter of the heart."

"After rising to fame with her Weigh Down Workshop, a Christian-based diet program that preached slenderness as next to godliness, Gwen Shamblin Lara founded the Tennessee-based church. Despite a carefully curated image, Lara and the church soon fielded accusations of emotional, psychological, and physical abuse, and exploitation for their alleged cult-like practices. Encompassing years of investigation and extensive interviews with former members and others personally impacted, The Way Down explores the legacy of Remnant's infamous leader — whose life came to a shocking end after a plane crash in May 2021."


found lump 12-22-10—ilc—er+/pr+/her2—stage iv bone mets—chemo~lumpectomy~radiation~arimidex—March 2019-ibrance/aromasin* —Sept 2019-verzenio* —March 2020-xeloda*
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Sep 29, 2021 09:30PM AliceBastable wrote:

"Despite a carefully curated image, Lara and the church soon fielded accusations of emotional, psychological, and physical abuse, and exploitation for their alleged cult-like practices."

"Despite" my ass. It's exactly what church leaders do.

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 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 30, 2021 04:41PM Wren44 wrote:

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Sep 30, 2021 05:08PM - edited Sep 30, 2021 05:09PM by MinusTwo

Thanks for the chuckle Wrenn. Oh the Twilight Zone!!!

Hmmmm -maybe we should all carry an air horn in our vehicles for this eventuality.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Sep 30, 2021 05:21PM Trishyla wrote:

Or maybe an old horn like the one in my great grandfather's ancient Chevy truck that went "aaaoooga". It would scare the crap out of us great grandkids riding in the back of the truck. I think he knew it and did it on purpose. He had a wicked sense of humor. Probably what helped him live to 102.

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 8/4/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine)

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