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Topic: Bonfire of the Goddesses

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 23, 2011 08:28PM - edited May 20, 2017 06:34PM by jo1955

jo1955 wrote:

Jo - Lump, no chemo, 25 rads + 5 boosts, Tamox X5 years . cancerr free since Aug 30th, 2010. April 2014 - Latissimus Dorsi Flap Reconstruction. July 13, 2013 - Hysterectomy due to multiple uterine issues while on Tamoxifen.
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May 9, 2017 10:48AM - edited May 9, 2017 10:49AM by CeliaC

Twirp - Yes, into the fire with the source of those stupid comments!

ducky - Thanks for your wise words, as always.

Nothing additional for the fire today, just a little accelerant to fan the flames.

Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/4/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 9, 2017 11:08AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Let it burn!!!!!!!

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May 9, 2017 01:31PM Nan812 wrote:

so.... being sick in the way that we are ....i have learned that life is so precious, why would you spend even a minute of it on something that will never bring any joy, thats so sad...we all have every right to surround ourselves with what inspires us and allows us to love......the fire can have the rest!!!....keep shining bright!!(in all those flames)

DX 03/13/15;stg4;TN;BRAC1; both breasts,lymph,lungs,bones,adrenal,spleen,brain; 2x8moths chemo,Abraxane /Cytoxan/Adriamycin 2015; gammaknife 5 brain tumors 2015; GK 1 brain 2016; Rad/adrenal 2016; craniotomy2017; GK2017,havalen & lymparza2017
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May 9, 2017 02:33PM Lucy55 wrote:

Mommy ..re your mum , we can only do what we can do , and only so many hours in a day ..and it sounds like you already have things that need doing . I think lots of people have " boxes that need to be ticked " to either make themselves feel happy , or so they can tell their friends ( of worse still , face book ) that " " yep , I'm definitely a good mum ..see here's a photo . They all visited me on the day "

We are spending Mother's Day with my two daughters and Hubby's parents ..My son was so apologetic because they have to head in the opposite direction this year to a gathering of his wife's clan ..I said to him not to be silly ..Mother's Day is just a day , and they are a part of two families now ..and you can't be everywhere..

I can understand you wanting to be with your fur babies as well ..and your Hubby's stinky boss is definitely going into the fire !

Ducky ..BaHaHa ..you always make me laugh ..but such wise words as well ..yes ..all those kids of yours didn't ask to be born ..it was YOUR idea .😃 I think lots of Mums ( including me sometimes 😱 ) forget that !

Hugs to everyone.





Surgery 8/26/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2014 Surgery
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May 9, 2017 03:20PM - edited May 9, 2017 03:23PM by M0mmyof3

Thanks Lucy!! My mom knows that even though I may not see her on special days like Mother's Day, I do call her. mom even tried to play that "I'm such a good Mom at my wedding!" My sister confided in me that she wanted to confront our Mom about it that day, but she said she didn't want to ruin my day.

As for hubby's boss, toast that sucker and forget about the fire extinguishers!!!!!

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May 9, 2017 04:07PM - edited May 9, 2017 04:08PM by duckyb1

Just got a call from 1 of my 6 children..........saying if I had no plans for this weekend that he was asking me to go to dinner with him on Saturday, and an invite to stay over his house that night, or he would take me home if I wanted to do that......well considering there are 5 other children I will probably opt ;to go back home.......mainly because if they are coming, I would like to be here at least to see them..........always have to remember I am Mom to all 6 , not just 1 of them............and even if they don't show up on Sunday, that is ok too...........I want to make sure I am here if they do...........makes sense, right........LOL

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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May 9, 2017 04:10PM Lucy55 wrote:

Ducky ..Makes perfect sense to me !!

Surgery 8/26/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2014 Surgery
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May 9, 2017 04:53PM Twirp26 wrote:

thanks girls!! I love this thread because I can visualize all this BS being thrown on and burning!! Glad I found you all!!

Dx 11/3/2015, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 27/27 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 12/3/2015 Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 12/3/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 12/3/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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May 9, 2017 11:17PM Lucy55 wrote:

Twirp ..We're very glad you found us too !!!

Surgery 8/26/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2014 Surgery
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May 9, 2017 11:50PM tessu wrote:

Can I throw in #%£$¥# prothesis bras? And #€£¥%# protheses? Uni here....

Even before bc, I had an awful time finding comfortable bras with long enough straps for my high shoulders. Add LE on my operated side, so straps now have to be wider. The stupid breast prothesis weighs too much so my shoulder hurts if I wear it for more than a couple hours, and the light one rides up all the time. And nope, not asking for reconstruction --- surgeons said it would have to be expanders then silicon --- my friends who went that route said it HURTS! So I'm dumping on the whole mess grrrrrrr.

Be gentle with yourself. Dx 7/29/2015, IDC, Right, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy 12/20/2016 Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy CEF
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May 10, 2017 02:53AM Lucy55 wrote:

Tessu ..Of course you can throw your prothesis AND prothesis bra into the fire !!!! I am uni too ( ugh )...but my prothesis isn't a problem ...the pathology sent through the weight of my boob ( ugh ) and they made my prothesis to the same weight ...

Surgery 8/26/2014 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2014 Surgery
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May 10, 2017 04:07AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Ducky, I agree that it makes sense!!!!!

Twirp, welcome!!!!!!


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May 13, 2017 01:30PM Bluebird-DE wrote:

Well, not throwing Hubby on but his shit. No he cannot have a bad mood and yell about anything whenI am on the computer searching for if breast cancer can metastasize to the skin, namely the center of my back. But it can and I am almost ready to bet it has. And the second day of Xeloda when I am terrified of an SE or allergic reaction. And when I have a nose bleed. So screw his bad mood, go outdoors and shovel something. I was fine, really fine and peaceful and we had a nice drive. Then he is pissed off our order came and the kitchen salt had broken open. And YES I know he is upset that this is happening and it is his cancer nightmare too. That is why he is not going in the fire, just the current shit. I am crying and having a bad afternoon but I was fine.

Throwing on SEs from Ibrance and Femara combo that made me feel like I had the flu for weeks, months. And the crashing of my WBC into the 2s then 1.8. And THEN they pull me from drugs to recover. I was so sick for so long. And I had TWO good days and felt like I could do something, planning my conservative garden and did some digging and seeding. And ate two days in a row, a whole sandwich instead of three bites. And Xeloda means I cannot really garden, no friction on hands or feet. So now Hubby has to help, if he would only grin and bear it and let it be fun and relaxing. BECAUSE I NEED NEED my garden.

Just not too happy today. Don't know how I will ever get over all the anger with medical professionals. I own my own sh*% but they do not own theirs. And here I sit. But going to garden to si in recliner and chill. Sorry, really for the vent but I don't have anyone to talk to. My sister is burdened w the reality of this, DD listens but I don't say all I need to and cannot dump. And Hubby gets to see too much as it is.


"Every mistake I have made has proven to be invaluable information for someone. Namely, me." Me. Diane Dx 7/15/2011, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs/other, Grade 3, 3/11 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/5/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Radiation Therapy External: Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Left
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May 13, 2017 04:31PM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Throw it on the fire and let it burn!!! A little ranting is good now and then, I do it a lot.

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May 13, 2017 07:41PM Nan812 wrote:

blue bird....i know exactly what you mean about your garden...i need mine too..every tiny seedling is so precious....I started planting miniture alpine plants when i was having all my hip reconstruction surgeries....a hand shovel or spoon and a pillow for my butt lol....throw in some fairy houses and a little pond and you're in another world for a little while....i NEED to play in the dirt.....get my hands and feet covered......I hope you get all the dirt time you need......

DX 03/13/15;stg4;TN;BRAC1; both breasts,lymph,lungs,bones,adrenal,spleen,brain; 2x8moths chemo,Abraxane /Cytoxan/Adriamycin 2015; gammaknife 5 brain tumors 2015; GK 1 brain 2016; Rad/adrenal 2016; craniotomy2017; GK2017,havalen & lymparza2017
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May 14, 2017 05:39PM - edited May 14, 2017 05:39PM by FireKracker

happy Mother's Day to everyone

Duckyb is ur company still there ?

We were supposed to make this alive

And when?????

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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May 14, 2017 08:30PM duckyb1 wrote:

Great and busy weekend.....Dinner with one son last night...breakfast brought to me by my daughter and son-in law.....then another daughter came right from church with 2 grandkids....then another son came around 12, and took me to lunch with his wife......then another daughter came and we talked for about 2 hours.....then another son came with 2 of my grandsons (his daughter's were in Disney), and he took me to dinner.........and gifts all around from all 6 of them............after my son asked me to dinner.....I was invited 2 more times to go to dinner, but had already said yes to youngest son......

Tomorrow one of my grandsons is coming to assemble a new set I got for the front patio.....I have my grandaughter's softball game...she pitches for her school....and is fantastic....just a great weekend.......with my great family......life is good.......

Hope you all had a super Mother's Day too.........hugs.

Whenver you get our broom out girlfriend and make the pick-ups......LOL

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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May 14, 2017 08:30PM duckyb1 wrote:

By the way FK......everyone over at Older Ladies, and Crazytown are waiting for you...........

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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May 15, 2017 09:38AM FireKracker wrote:

the broom is ready

R u?

I am

To go where? I don't care where but I'm ready...today,tomorrow...let's get the ball rollin

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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May 15, 2017 11:43AM duckyb1 wrote:

Your the driver........surprise us......LO

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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May 15, 2017 12:59PM FireKracker wrote:

NO I'm not the driver

U R...

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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May 15, 2017 03:06PM Alyson wrote:


Maybe we could dance around this???

Here we go again. Dx 12/19/2006, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 23/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/18/2007 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 2/22/2007 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/9/2007 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 8/9/2007
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May 15, 2017 03:08PM Alyson wrote:

Here we go again. Dx 12/19/2006, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 23/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/18/2007 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 2/22/2007 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/9/2007 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 8/9/2007
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May 15, 2017 03:55PM duckyb1 wrote:

Hey Chickie.......your the Broom Master.............always have been.....and its parked in your driveway.......LMAO...

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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May 15, 2017 04:10PM FireKracker wrote:

Alyson,thanks for posting those beautiful pics.

Very uniqu

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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May 15, 2017 04:12PM FireKracker wrote:

right now I have bigger fish to fry

I just posted on the crazy town looking for vital,life or death answers for a very dear friend...

Please,I need answer

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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May 18, 2017 01:49PM FireKracker wrote:

I got the answers on the stage 4 thread

I found my way home

Soon when I post the broom start packin

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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May 18, 2017 03:56PM duckyb1 wrote:

I'm already packed and waiting at the front door....LO

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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May 19, 2017 07:25AM - edited May 19, 2017 07:26AM by FireKracker

as soon as my girl Lauren gets set up and is good I'm outa here

Today she is going for her biopsy

Please keep her in prayer

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May 19, 2017 10:57AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Will do

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