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Topic: Bonfire of the Goddesses

Forum: Moving Beyond 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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Feb 2, 2011 02:13PM badger wrote:

I'm still wearing long johns from being outside so don't want to get too close to the fire, but I'll help belay the rope! 

7,715.5 miles walked ~ Find your calm. Move forward from this place. Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 2, 2011 02:38PM jo1955 wrote:

Badger - Thanks!

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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Feb 2, 2011 02:54PM geewhiz wrote:

Badger reminded me of underwear..as in bras. Lots of them that have fit at various stages of reconstruction. I have some barely touched post surgery "compression" bras that can burn. They take up way too much space in my drawers.

If I throw in my Biotene Mouthwash from chemo...will it explode?

I also have a taupe colored electric blanket I used during chemo. Its the color of vomit. Every time I see it I get nauseous...but I havent been able to throw it out, because technically nothing is wrong with it. So, here it comes ladies!! Back up...between the Biotene and the electrical cord on the blanket there is bound to be some fireworks!!!

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Feb 2, 2011 03:42PM jo1955 wrote:

geewhiz - Watching the Biotene Mouthwash explode could be fun but watch out - be sure you don't throw it in when vorociousreader and I are close - we are warming ourselves.  No singed eyebrows for us - Thank you.

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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Feb 2, 2011 04:43PM voraciousreader wrote:

Ahhhh!  Jo1955 -- So you're a Longhorn! Now, I know you must be terrific at making fires!  Gotta love Texas, at the very least for their barbeques!   I know how cold it is there now. My youngest son is finishing up studying Aerospace AND Nuclear Engineering at UT.  I called him this morning as he was getting ready for class -- but he had no electricity due to the rolling blackouts.  Hang in there -- there's plenty of rope! 

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Feb 2, 2011 05:16PM jo1955 wrote:

voraciousreader - Texas does have the best barbeque going - of course, I am biased - I live here.  So far we still have power but have to see what happens the next 2 days.  We have not had the rolling blackouts yet - hope the power grid holds up and we don't have to do those.  It is 36 degrees here right now - brrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

But just wait, this is Texas, if you don't like the weather today - hang around - it will change tomorrow.  LOL 

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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Feb 2, 2011 05:24PM Sherryc wrote:

Here is South Texas our county has had rolling blackout all day.  Here in the city we have been fine, but they say we will have them tonight. burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Sherry--lump left breast 9/30/10. No chemo, Zometa-6tx over 3 years.Oncotype score 23 with 14% recurrence rate. 34 rads. No family history, BRCA neg. 48 years old @ diagn. BMX/TE 3/26/2012, Exchange surgery 8/21/12, Revision surgery 11/27/12 Surgery 5/12/1997 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/30/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/3/2010 Hormonal Therapy 2/7/2011 Surgery 11/3/2011 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/26/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/21/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 11/27/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Feb 2, 2011 05:30PM Sandeeonherown wrote:

3jaysmom...yes indeed. I have heard that term too and that is exactly right...emotional vampires...we do NOT need them..toss 'em in!! I only have the one and have decided not to renew that friendship, such that it was....yay strong decisions! Let's not toss those in!

 Think I am going to toss in the pain I have in my ribs ....I want to wear my lacy under-wire bras...finally got fit for a good bra when I was in Dallas at a conference and I want to wear 'em...partial cup-filled or not! ...I would like to throw in the sports bras though!

I would like to toss some snow in too while I am at it actually....but I don't want to mess with the flame Jo has going:) Weehaa!!!! Where are the marshmallows ladies?!?!?!?

Sandee... still here,still grateful and still the happiest person I know!
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Feb 2, 2011 05:57PM 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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Feb 2, 2011 06:02PM Sherryc wrote:

Sherry--lump left breast 9/30/10. No chemo, Zometa-6tx over 3 years.Oncotype score 23 with 14% recurrence rate. 34 rads. No family history, BRCA neg. 48 years old @ diagn. BMX/TE 3/26/2012, Exchange surgery 8/21/12, Revision surgery 11/27/12 Surgery 5/12/1997 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/30/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/3/2010 Hormonal Therapy 2/7/2011 Surgery 11/3/2011 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/26/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/21/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 11/27/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Feb 2, 2011 06:04PM sheila888 wrote:

Sheila♥ Dx 4/8/2005, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 8/21/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/13/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Dx 11/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 2, 2011 06:05PM jo1955 wrote:

Sherry - Thanks for the graham crackers - can't forget the chocolate

             

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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Feb 2, 2011 06:05PM Eph3_12 wrote:

Yum!  I'm throwing in my appetite! (wishful thinking probably)

God Bless Your Day-Joni2 Dx 4/2/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 2, 2011 06:05PM Sherryc wrote:

I was wondering when the chocolate was going to arrive so we could make those smor's. yumo

Sherry--lump left breast 9/30/10. No chemo, Zometa-6tx over 3 years.Oncotype score 23 with 14% recurrence rate. 34 rads. No family history, BRCA neg. 48 years old @ diagn. BMX/TE 3/26/2012, Exchange surgery 8/21/12, Revision surgery 11/27/12 Surgery 5/12/1997 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/30/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/3/2010 Hormonal Therapy 2/7/2011 Surgery 11/3/2011 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/26/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/21/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 11/27/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Feb 2, 2011 06:07PM jo1955 wrote:

Sherry - That was my thinking - I am starving.

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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Feb 2, 2011 06:07PM sheila888 wrote:

Sheila♥ Dx 4/8/2005, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 8/21/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/13/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Dx 11/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 2, 2011 06:08PM jo1955 wrote:

Sheila - You ROCK!!!
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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Feb 2, 2011 06:12PM sheila888 wrote:

jo...I wasnt planning to throw it in the fireSealed

Sheila♥ Dx 4/8/2005, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 8/21/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/13/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Dx 11/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 2, 2011 06:12PM beccad wrote:

I am ready for the weather to change here in my part of Texas.  We are hearing a low of 10 tonight and a high of 25 tomorrow.  THIS IS TEXAS DARNIT, we ain't supposed to get this cold for more than 1 or 2 days a year, already up to 3 and looking like all the way through the "big game day".  I am throwing in our weather, the "big game" newscasters, and my doctors at work who don't understand that their non-emergency scans can wait, because I have to go meet with my surgeon.

Also, throwing in the people who thought up rollong blackouts, they said hospitals would not be affected, THEY LIED! 

Dx 10/8/2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, 6/11 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 2, 2011 06:16PM badger wrote:

oh yeah, good thing these are virtual calories!!  Reader & Jo, hope you're warm enough, I'm letting go the rope.  Need both hands to eat a s'more! 

7,715.5 miles walked ~ Find your calm. Move forward from this place. Dx 12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 2, 2011 06:16PM jo1955 wrote:

Sheila - I know that - I was talking about how yummy it looks.

beccad - We aren't supposed to get that cold at all.  Just listened to the local forecast for tomorrow and they are talking about a little snow here - that is soooo wrong.  Unheard of in my area. 

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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Feb 2, 2011 06:20PM beccad wrote:

Jo1955, That is really wrong for S.Texas.  I know we get some cold days here in the DFW area, but this below freezing for 4-7 day in a row really sucks.  I don't live here for the cold weather. I prefer warm.

Dx 10/8/2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, 6/11 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 2, 2011 06:21PM Sandeeonherown wrote:

thank you for the marshmallows!!...waitng out the snow now....

Sandee... still here,still grateful and still the happiest person I know!
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Feb 2, 2011 06:26PM voraciousreader wrote:

Badger -- Here's a napkin!Laughing
Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Feb 2, 2011 07:15PM lovemyfamilysomuch wrote:

Yum!!

Dx 10/14/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 2, 2011 07:48PM jo1955 wrote:

beccad - I prefer warm also.  If this keeps up, I am moving to Cozumel.

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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Feb 2, 2011 08:06PM sheila888 wrote:

Are you gonna have a guesthouse.

I can be your housekeeperSmile

Sheila♥ Dx 4/8/2005, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 8/21/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/13/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Dx 11/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 2, 2011 08:23PM spendygirl wrote:

I LOVE this thread.  I saw someone yesterday for the first time since being diagnosed.  I want to throw in the look of PITY she gave me.  I don't know if it was intentional or not, but it took my breath away.  No pity please!!!

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Feb 2, 2011 08:35PM Sandeeonherown wrote:

Yep ..toss her ( or her emotion?) in.....such a fine line between pity and concern, hmm? No pity indeed!

Sandee... still here,still grateful and still the happiest person I know!
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Feb 2, 2011 09:00PM jo1955 wrote:

Sheila - We will hire a housekeeper - labor is cheap down there.  We will too busy looking at the cabana boys and drinking margaritas.

                          

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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