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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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Nov 22, 2021 09:57PM TB90 wrote:

How did you come up with that being redneck Canada? Go west.

Dx 11/28/2013, DCIS, Grade 2 Surgery 12/17/2013 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/19/2014 Breast
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Nov 22, 2021 10:11PM Betrayal wrote:

Want to join the "I hate kale" contingent. Received a farmers box weekly (for 8 weeks) during BC treatment and we were permitted to swap unwanted vegetables (1:1) for those we preferred. Found you had to get their early or you were stuck with kale which appeared to be swapped out in abundance. When I couldn't swap it out, found my DD rabbit and guinea pig thought it was wonderful, so they benefitted. Love mustard greens but they are hard to find in this area.

Surgery 1/31/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/31/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 3/3/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 3/31/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 6/16/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Nov 23, 2021 07:24AM Spookiesmom wrote:

My mom would cook kale. Slime y stuff, I couldn’t eat it. Spinach, no problem. Mixed, not going down this throat. Any other greens, not happening. She cooked them Southern style, in other words, to death. Even poke greens. Which can be poisonous if not properly cooked

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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Nov 23, 2021 08:54AM DivineMrsM wrote:

“Poke Salad Annie”

Chomp, chomp, chomp chomp chomp

Haha! Love that song, your comments made me thing of it, Spookie!


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Nov 23, 2021 10:40AM Spookiesmom wrote:

My dad was a Kentucky farm boy, he knew of a poke patch in Cincinnati. In the spring he’d get it. For those who thought the song wasn’t about a real thing, it’s true. He’d even say he was going to get a mess of poke greens.

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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Nov 23, 2021 10:52AM DivineMrsM wrote:

One of my hobbies is song trivia, so I’ve read about this one before. Written and sung by Tony Joe White, he grew up in Louisiana. Or, Loo’siana as people from those part say. When he heard Bobby Jo Gentry (an incredible songwriter and singer herself) sing ‘bout Billie Joe, he realized she wrote about what she knew, so he sat down and wrote about his southern roots which included poke. I also learned the phrase “truck patch” is slang for garden.


“Her daddy was lazy and no count, claimed he had a bad back
All her brothers were fit for was stealin' watermelons
Out of my truck patch
Polk salad Annie, the gators got your granny
Chomp chomp chomp chomp
Everybody said it was a shame
Cause her momma was a workin' on the chain gang
Sock a little polk salad to me, you know I need me a mess of it.”



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Nov 23, 2021 12:08PM Spookiesmom wrote:

yep!

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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Nov 23, 2021 02:02PM magiclight wrote:

Poke salad is new to me, so looked it up and found that Pokeweed is both edible and toxic. After their first harsh winter without much food, many were eager to eat the first fresh greens of spring, which was sometimes the very poisonous jimson weed. Wow, need some courage to eat pokeweed.



Surgery 4/26/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Nov 23, 2021 03:27PM Spookiesmom wrote:

It’s the cooking process that makes it safe to eat. After washing, cook till wilted. Throw out that water, cook again. Third cook can be eaten

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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Nov 23, 2021 04:36PM Elderberry wrote:

I knew it was some sort of leafy-weedy plant. I didn't realize it needed so much prepping to render it edible. In WWII a lot of people in England got poisoned eating the green leaves of their rhubarbs. I don't think there is a way to render it harmless. Doesn't jimson weed make cattle crazy?

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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Nov 23, 2021 05:13PM Spookiesmom wrote:

I never saw my grandfather’s cows eating it, so can’t say. I do remember gma telling us not to eat the berries

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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Nov 23, 2021 11:11PM Miriandra wrote:

I often wonder how people figured out some of the complicated ways highly toxic foods can be cooked to make them edible.

Hakarl - Greenland shark is highly poisonous when fresh. But if you bury it for a few months, then hang it up to dry for a few months more, then scrape off the brown goo that extrudes from the meat (don't eat the goo!), then you can eat it. Though it smells of ammonia, so you might not want to eat it anyway.

Fugu - Most of the fish is edible, but if you get the slightest knick on this one certain organ, it will kill you.

Polar bear liver - It will kill you (vitamin A poisoning), unless you let it rot for a month or so to let the vitamins break down to lower levels.

Mushrooms - They'll kill you, make you stoned, make you sick, or maybe - just maybe - you can eat one and survive. Oops! Not that one!!

And so many plants like tomatoes, potatoes, cherries, elderberries, or apples where you can eat this one specific part of the plant, but everything else will kill you painfully or make you wish you were dead. Humans are amazingly persistent when it comes to foods.

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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Nov 25, 2021 04:05PM AliceBastable wrote:

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 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 26, 2021 11:34AM magiclight wrote:

Alice...Great reminder for each of us to be part of the solution.

Surgery 4/26/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Nov 26, 2021 11:42AM Elderberry wrote:

Mariandra: I always said there were three kinds of mushrooms: Food, Not Food (lucky if you just upchuck) and God. God is hard on the liver. :-)

I love jicama but apparently the skin is quite toxic. To what degree of toxicity I don't know.

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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Nov 26, 2021 04:15PM AliceBastable wrote:

I am addicted to mushrooms, but I'll only eat the grocery store ones because I'm also a coward.

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 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 26, 2021 06:22PM - edited Nov 26, 2021 06:22PM by KIDI919

Someone in our community died of liver failure after eating mushrooms from his yard. I never eat them... remind me of slugs (sorry for that picture)

Dx 9/17/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Nov 26, 2021 06:30PM Spookiesmom wrote:

I wouldn’t eat them from my yard, but have seen squirrels munching on them. I worry about my dogs, and try to clean them out

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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Nov 27, 2021 11:28AM tinkerbell65 wrote:

I saw this online and thought it would be appreciated here:


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Nov 30, 2021 04:29PM Elderberry wrote:

I thought he might look like Bob Dylan. :-)


My sister sent this -



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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Nov 30, 2021 06:20PM Spookiesmom wrote:

good one sis!

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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Nov 30, 2021 06:59PM AliceBastable wrote:

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 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 30, 2021 08:36PM Spookiesmom wrote:

🤣🤣

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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Dec 1, 2021 01:04AM magiclight wrote:

Love both LoopyLoopy

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Dec 1, 2021 01:09AM magiclight wrote:

If the president were not a Christian, would there be Christmas decorations in the White House?

Surgery 4/26/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Dec 1, 2021 01:16AM AliceBastable wrote:

magiclight, This redneck country would never elect a non-Christian, so that's never going to be anything but a hypothetical question. It's so sad and stupid, it should never be an issue.

Hey, maybe we'll get a PDFer someday. How to pronounce it, though? Pudeffer?


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 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 1, 2021 10:58AM magiclight wrote:

SillyHeartNerdy

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Dec 1, 2021 01:05PM Elderberry wrote:

magiclight: Let us not forget that all the Christmas greenery is Pagan YULE greenery. It is my understanding that the tree part only came from to most of us when Albert married Queen Victoria and brought the tradition from Germany.

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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Dec 1, 2021 10:45PM magiclight wrote:

I posed the question on another thread that led to an informative discussion of the historical aspects. I just keep on learning so much from all of you.

Surgery 4/26/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1 Surgery
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Dec 2, 2021 09:23PM illimae wrote:

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 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 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 10/20/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/17/2020 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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