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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 11:28PM - edited May 20, 2017 09:34PM 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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Jul 19, 2017 10:10PM - edited Jul 19, 2017 10:10PM by duckyb1

For those who remember Grayson my great grandaughter...here she is with her Poppie on his 60th birthday...can't belive I have a 60 year old son, and these are his grandaughters........Grayson's twin is at the far left.......

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/24/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 20, 2017 06:38AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Very nice!!!!

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Jul 23, 2017 05:14PM Lucy55 wrote:

Ducky ..what a great photo 😃

Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/13/2014
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Jul 23, 2017 09:33PM duckyb1 wrote:

Thanks Mommy and Lucy......

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/24/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 24, 2017 06:14AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

You are very welcome!


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Sep 28, 2017 07:05PM Bluebird-DE wrote:

It's Autumn - time for a raging bonfire.

Into the fire, doctors who do not care and are irritated with cancer patients who say, "Yes but, "

Into the fire, cancer patients having to deal with their last days and the heart break of letting go of life and loved ones.

Into the fire, anything you need to get rid of. Don't carry it around.

"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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Sep 29, 2017 02:25AM Lucy55 wrote:

Bluebird ..I'm here to help you stoke the fire , and throw it all in ...!!!!

Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/13/2014
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Sep 29, 2017 05:35PM Bluebird-DE wrote:

Those were for the others I am conversing with. For me, the inability to do anything, the cough that never ends, the headache that comes on around 7 ea evening due to the cough that never ends. My poor Newfoundland dog not being able to get on the sofa with me anymore or into the vehicle. I did order him some Phycox for pain/inflammation/joints and a ramp that may help if Hubby takes out the two back seats in center of Acadia Denali and leaves just the long bench limo seat for him. I miss my dog not going w us everywhere, and to me all days are the last chance, every morning is the last chance. And into the fire having to figure in that reality like it really is because it is. No playing with the reality, never know when the drugs will cause a brain bleed or clots or plural effusion or lung clot. Never know when it all changes. So many believe they have months or years and then wham, the change happens and life flips to every day being the last chance really the last chance. Last chance to watch clouds all day, last chance to take the dog for a drive to nowhere, last chance to drive around the lake with Hubby, last chance to go birding. Someday I will get on my feet enough to take a walk again or go in a store again, or do a flea market again. But I did not know those last times and did those activities they were the last. I just did not know. So into the fire the world of cancer reality closing in on us.

"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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Sep 29, 2017 08:24PM Lucy55 wrote:

((( Bluebird ))) ..so sorry ..cancer definitely, DEFINATELY sucks 🙁

Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/13/2014
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Sep 30, 2017 03:24AM Freya wrote:

Bluebird, that was a great post. I too am very aware of my "lasts". I know I have had my last overseas trip, but I am hoping to still have a last holiday by the beach. To paddle in the shallows, sit on the sand eating fish and chips and sleep well from the fresh sea air. Now it is mostly about making memories with my DH.

Dx 2009, ILC/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 14/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 30, 2017 07:13PM Bluebird-DE wrote:

I am still planning a trip to Wales or even to move there. Always wanted to live in Wales since a girl. Bucketlist. A day spent watching the lovely clouds in the blue sky, the whole day. Bucketlist. Eating the best lobster souffle in the world just once. Bucketlist. Living longer than my dog. Bucketlist. And on, I have three pages. Many checked off.

"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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Sep 30, 2017 11:38PM Freya wrote:

Hmmmmm..............you had me at lobster souffle.

Dx 2009, ILC/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 14/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2017 02:48AM Bluebird-DE wrote:

I have never had lobster souffle. It was made on a cooking show and I want some now. Bucketlist includes the best peach pie - check - the best vegetable soup - check - and the best brownies - and check. Going to the UP and to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Maine. We purchsed the vehicle on the bucketlist so we can get the dog in and go. A matter of timing and health willing now.

"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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Oct 1, 2017 03:13AM Freya wrote:

I really hope you get to go. Having something to look forward to is the best medicine I have found. Hug

Dx 2009, ILC/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 14/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2017 09:39AM proudtospin wrote:

hmmm, fresh maine lobster..heavenly

I used to go to maine every year on a cruise, stuffed my face with lobster


iris Dx 6/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, ER+ Dx 2/2017, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2+
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Oct 1, 2017 09:56AM crog234 wrote:

Where did you come intoport when you were in Maine? I live in Maine and we quite often go and see the big cruise ships 🚢 come in or go out...

Cindy Diagnosis 12/03/10. ILC ER+/PR+ HER2- BRCA1 & 2 negative Right below the knee (RBK) amputee as of 9/28/12
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Oct 1, 2017 11:51AM proudtospin wrote:

i used to sail on the victory chimes, came into stonington which is wher the cap used to pick up the lobsters, castine, rockland, i must have sailed over a dozen times, good timee

iris Dx 6/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, ER+ Dx 2/2017, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2+
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Oct 1, 2017 12:00PM Freya wrote:

I really really want lobster...........and scallops.......and crab!!

Dx 2009, ILC/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 14/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 1, 2017 03:12PM proudtospin wrote:

worth a drive to maine to buy the good stuff

iris Dx 6/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, ER+ Dx 2/2017, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2+
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Oct 1, 2017 07:15PM Bluebird-DE wrote:

HAHAHA oh my what have we started. A food craving? Tonight I am having what I hope is the best beef burger - seldom eat meat. This was grass fed and is pure beef, safe meat. I have the PET CT so need protein w/o carbs and veggies w/o sugars. I have a can of tested salmon to eat for breakkie.

Yes, I hope I get to go too. But it is possible I will be moving into Alaska in April 2018 for 6 to 8 months to be treated by my oncologist who left here and moved there to follow his passion. Treating w western side by side to au natural which helps patients to remain healthier. Then back here for 4 mo or so and then off to Maine and others.

Sucks that I cannot do both at once. I feel torn. Alaska was not on my bucketlist.

It's a chilly night and the bonfire is nice, good to be with others.

"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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Oct 6, 2017 01:15PM Bluebird-DE wrote:

Seeing it in flames. The other day I was in tears for minute and waitress had asked how I was doing was all, I broke. She is so sweet. The pneumonitis got to me, how long can one feel like sheet w no end in site. That is a statement, not a question. And into the fire goes pneumonitis that is not treatable, one has to just ride it out. And my tears, I don't like wearing it on my sleeve, how I feel. And the fact she said later, stay positive. And I hated that. I said, I am in reality, positive comes and goes.

"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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Nov 11, 2018 03:12PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Chucking my not-so-nice FIL on the bonfire! The arrogant jerk told me that I shouldn’t have adopted the new kitten and that I needed to re-home her right away as I already had enough animals with just the one cat and dog! He also is getting chucked on the fire for trying to tell hubby and I that if we go to his house for Thanksgiving, we have to talk about what he wants to hear and we all but have to agree with his views! Told my hubby on the way home, I won’t be going there for the holiday. I refuse to be treated as if I am a naughty child! I’ll stay home and have a better holiday with my hubby and the pets!



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Nov 11, 2018 03:28PM Lucy55 wrote:

Mommy ..I'm here to help you throw the old geesar in 🔥!! Enjoy your new kitten and don't worry about him !

Dx 8/27/2014, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/13/2014
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Nov 11, 2018 05:18PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Happy

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Jan 15, 2019 07:23PM duckyb1 wrote:

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/24/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 15, 2019 07:25PM duckyb1 wrote:

One of my newest granddaughter-in-laws...married to my grandson Dec 8th of this year...will show you the other new one married Nov. 8th..LOL busy, busy, busy.

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/24/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 15, 2019 07:31PM duckyb1 wrote:

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/24/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 15, 2019 07:32PM duckyb1 wrote:

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/24/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 16, 2019 06:29PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

nice


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Feb 23, 2019 02:38PM proudtospin wrote:

Ducky, as always your family looks handsome

iris Dx 6/2008, DCIS, Stage 0, ER+ Dx 2/2017, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+, HER2+

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