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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: Feb 1, 2011 03:28PM

Laurie08 wrote:

I thought it might be fun to start a thread on what we are having, making or had for dinner.  Sometimes it is the best tuna steak you ever had, sometimes it's a can of soup.  But we all do it every night in some form or another.  Maybe we can give each other ideas on what to make, or bitch about what we had, or the fact that we did enjoy that grilled cheese with tomato soup. 

Every night my husband comes home and says "whats for dinner?"  no matter what I say he always says "sounds good!"  even if I say it's a 'fend for yourself night'. :)

Bilateral Mastectomy on 6/30/10 Exchange surgery 1/10/11 Dx 4/22/2010, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jan 20, 2021 10:17PM ChiSandy wrote:

I'm not a produce scrubber but I am a rinser, using the sprayer; for salad greens I put them in the spinner, fill it to overflowing with water and pour out whatever floats to the top, then I drain, spray, spin--lather, rinse, repeat. I usually pare or peel "scrubbable" produce anyway.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 21, 2021 06:27AM carolehalston wrote:

Pan seared catfish fillets last night. Delicious. Side of romaine salad. Warmed up leftover veggies from the beef stew for dh.

Will thaw out a chicken breast for tonight.

I subscribed to the Hello Fresh Classic Meal Plan with two meals a week in the Vegetarian category. We'll see how that goes. I can cancel at any time.

The inauguration ceremonies were uplifting for me. I'm amazed that a man a year older than I is taking on such an overwhelming job. I'm impressed than he was up to the challenge of that long day without taking a nap! It will be refreshing to have a President who doesn't govern by Twitter.

It's overcast outside but warmer than the last week.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 21, 2021 07:29AM Beaverntx wrote:

Landline here too. We are just far enough from the cell phone tower that sometimes the cell phone is fine, and sometimes not. Also we have a heat shield lining to our roof which does not help cell phone reception.

Dinner last evening was air fryer chicken breast, sweet potato, and sauteed apples.

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 21, 2021 09:36AM Beesy_The_Other_One wrote:

I'm a very inconsistent lurker here but come sometimes for ideas. Mae, I made your creamy brussels sprouts last night--AMAZING! I was on Nerlynx for a year and among the many things I absolutely could not eat were brussels sprouts (spent a whole night on the potty--never again would I eat them until I finished, but now I'm enjoying with abandon). Thank you for sharing that recipe!

Also, unrelated, but Minus, did you know that Costco here in Houston opens up at 9 am for over 60 or people who are immunocompromised (think this is everywhere but the times may be different)? When the world turn upside down, I had just been told by my MO that my WBC's were in the tank and that I'd better be very careful. They're better now, but I still go at 9 am, and I'm there with about 25 other people, usually all older than me. Sure, you have the few men who have their noses sticking out of masks, but in that huge building, you can avoid them pretty easily.

1997: Phyllodes, R breast. 2018: IDC, L breast. TCHP, BMX, Radiation, Nerlynx. Dx 8/20/2018, IDC, Left, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
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Jan 21, 2021 10:17AM illimae wrote:

Bessy, so glad you enjoyed the Brussels sprouts!

Carole, just a tip, if you do cancel hello fresh, it won’t be too long before they temp you back with another heavily discounted deal. I’ve taken advantage of that a couple of times. The food is great but it seems to taste better when it cheaper, lol

Tonight I’m making beef stroganoff. Traditional for me but using zucchini noodles for DH. Pics later.

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 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 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 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 21, 2021 05:02PM illimae wrote:

Not a pretty dish but I sure tastes great!


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 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 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 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 21, 2021 07:15PM MinusTwo wrote:

Thanks Beesy. I tend to forget that early hour at Costco since I'm usually walking. I should make use of the senior benefit. I have discovered I can order at Total Wine on line and they will bring the box out to my trunk when I get there. That makes it WAY too easy to order wine. And spirits. Oh - and the Dot's Pretzels that Carole recommended from the North Country. They're at Kroger too now Carole.

LOVE beef stroganoff. Tonight I made shrimp scamp on top of angel hair pasta. Not a memorable photograph since I stirred it all up, but good. I have green lentils soaking. Tomorrow I finally plan to try the vegetarian Shepherd's Pie.

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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Jan 21, 2021 08:04PM Beaverntx wrote:

Tonight was leftovers. Not what I planned but I had to go to the grocery store. I did not know that a truck fire on the interstate had traffic backed up and apparently everyone was seeking alternate routes home. The usual 20 to 25 min drive home for me took 1.5 hours. It was too late to fix what I had planned but at least I have menu ideas for the next few days!


Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 22, 2021 06:32AM carolehalston wrote:

Last night was a chicken breast cut into strips and cooked in a skillet along with veggies cooked in stages, broccoli, yellow bell pepper, purple cabbage and finally some cooked brown rice. Not a proper stir fry since I don't do stir fry well. DH enjoys this type of dish more than I do. He goes heavy on the soy sauce. We also had a tasty romaine salad with additions and oil and vinegar dressing.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 22, 2021 07:56PM jhl wrote:

We had a leftover meal of chicken with wine & mushrooms, red peppers, cucumbers & carrots. We shared the leftover Sauvignon Blanc from the first go around with this meal. The curious thing is - I ate two (2) (II) (TWO) packets of individual vanilla wafers. They tasted so very good! I love Vanilla Wafers & these little individual packs go down so very easy.

Dx 11/15/2019, IDC: Cribriform, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Jan 22, 2021 09:10PM MinusTwo wrote:

Shepherd's Pie - vegetarian w/French Green Lentils instead of meat - carrots, celery, onions, garlic, rosemary, thyme, mushrooms, peas, vegetable broth, red wine. All sauteed &/or simmered then dumped into a Corning dish & covered with leftover mashed potatoes to bake for 20 minutes. The veggies were sort of 'al dente', and although I don't usually like crisp veggies these were a good addition. As usual, I can't figure out how to cook for two, let alone for one. I had a huge serving and there are three more servings left. I'll eat this again but will definitely be experimenting with how it freezes.

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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Jan 23, 2021 03:08AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Making stuffed peppers for tonight

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Jan 23, 2021 09:27AM auntienance wrote:

I stumbled on Costco’s geezer hour by accident by arriving early one week day, planning to wait it out in my car. I saw people going in so decided to go too. I wasn’t challenged but the younger person behind me was turned away until 10. I didn’t even remember that they had special hours. It was great, I was in and out before the regular opening time.

Last night was fish tacos with chipotle slaw and pinto beans. I’m making chicken stock for the first time in this kitchen destined to be the base for gumbo which will constitute dinner along with some garlic bread.

When we moved in here we immediately hung a small window feeder hoping to attract birds from the wooded area behind our villa. Much to our delight, in addition toothers, bluebirds (as many as four at a time) have been frequenting the feeder. DH immediately went out and bought some freeze dried mealworms and now the birds are a pretty constant presence. Makes me smile every day.

Nancy: Oncotype score 26 Dx 6/9/2011, DCIS/IDC: Tubular/IDC: Cribriform, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/22/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/25/2011 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 10/3/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/11/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 23, 2021 11:35AM Lacey12 wrote:

Nance, it makes my heart smile also to know that you have re-established your connection with your feathered friends!
I let my Costco membership expire a decade ago since I felt the volume of products were too much for just us two, but when I read about some of your finds, I am tempted to rejoin. Also may check them out for new glasses, since my ophthalmologist highly recommended the optician at our local branch.

Tonight we will finish up the kale soup and have little eggplant pizzas on the side. Odd combo, but easy to do. Eric, as far as the counter standing problem, we’ve tried my using DH’s ergonomic computer “chair/stand/stool, but it’s stationery since it’s really heavy, so becomes an obstruction. A lab stool on wheels could be an option if that exists. My PT says I should be repeatedly doing pelvic tilts while standing at the counter to relieve the back pressure. Oy! The good news is that my PT treatments are dramatically reducing the ongoing pain, so I am a happy camper. Of course my worry about even going to the PT center has me sewing up more masks, now with two layers of chiffon on the inside to ward off any particles that I might encounter!

Carole, I was totally unaware of crocheted washcloths! Have I been under a rock? They look interesting. I hope you are successful if you sell your product! You could pair/display your cloths with DH’s bowls.:) I love hearing about people crafting things. I haven’t crocheted since the seventies, but now am tempted.

Now every evening as I wash our salad greens, I think of our group at this kitchen table. :)

Minus, Laurie seems great. Such a sweet gal. Her boys are double digit ages now and she works in the local elementary school and loves it. It’s been fun for me to learn about what all the younger moms are feeding their families these days, since many in the FB dinner group are her friends, neighbors, colleagues, etc.


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Jan 23, 2021 11:53AM eric95us wrote:

The lab stool I used had wheels so it could be rolled around, but putting 5 or 6 pounds on the seat would make the (non slip) feet come to the floor. So, it would roll, but not slide around when I sat in it.

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Jan 23, 2021 12:00PM - edited Jan 23, 2021 12:01PM by MinusTwo

Lacey - Costco - I'm pretty sure you can go to the optical shop w/o a membership. I know that is true for the pharmacy & I believe for the hearing center. BTW - the best hearing test I ever had was at Costco w/the most comprehensive written report. Better than our world class Medical Center. It was free and I wasn't urged to purchase anything. She said the test was good for 6 months if I wanted to move forward. Otherwise they'd give me another free test whenever I was ready. She also let me know hearing aids were going to be OTC soon & she'd be happy to discuss those cheaper versions with me when they were available.

Disclaimer - I don't have Costco stock (unfortunately). I originally got a membership when I was still smoking because their cigarettes were so much cheaper. I've been tempted to drop it several times, but... Our Costco has great steaks. I buy my vitamins there. And I've always bought paper goods in bulk. Not to mention the Kirkland wines, many of which are brand names bottled for Costco, and the prices on the other wines too.

Thanks for the update on Laurie. She was always a lovely person. Edited since I forgot to say I'm glad your back is improving, even if too slow for your liking.

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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Jan 23, 2021 12:34PM ChiSandy wrote:

My son (who's not a member) went to Costco for the eye exam but then used Warby Parker online to order 5 pairs to try on, choose, and mail back for free.

Dinner last night was takeout, picked up from Indie Cafe, a combination Thai-sushi joint. Tom Kha soup (coconut broth, veggies, chicken breast), house salad (romaine, mesclun, avocado, red cabbage & carrots), and the "Omakase" sashimi platter: 2 pcs. ea of snapper, hamachi, halibut, tuna, salmon, shrimp, and spiralized daikon with mizuna leaves. Bob's entree was a salmon-papaya poke bowl with brown rice. We'll have the leftovers tomorrow night, since we're going out to Mon Ami Gabi for my 70th birthday dinner tonight. We have tented-heated-patio reservations, but the city started allowing limited indoor dining today. Still gonna request the tent--my nail tech went the other night and said it was warm enough.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 23, 2021 01:34PM auntienance wrote:

Is today your actual birthday Sandy? It so, happy birthday and welcome to the 70s

Nancy: Oncotype score 26 Dx 6/9/2011, DCIS/IDC: Tubular/IDC: Cribriform, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/22/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/25/2011 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 10/3/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/11/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 23, 2021 02:48PM ChiSandy wrote:

Thanks! It is. Not often that my actual birthday coincides with Bob's night off and the good restaurants are open! Bittersweet was that last year we celebrated a night early at Everest, which is no more.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 23, 2021 04:26PM eric95us wrote:

Happy Birthday, Sandy.

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Jan 23, 2021 05:50PM illimae wrote:

Tonight was the leftover 1/2 of my steak, seared scallops and mixed roasted veggies.


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 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 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 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/21/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 23, 2021 07:45PM - edited Jan 23, 2021 07:47PM by ChiSandy

Thanks guys!

Dinner at Mon Ami Gabi: carrot-raisin appetizer with baguette, escargots, wild mushroom bisque, duck/sausage cassoulet, and chocolate mousse. I had a little of the baguette to soak up the garlic butter from the snails. And Bob's dessert was a lemon bar with raspberry coulis & whipped cream.

We were nice and toasty in the tent, equipped with a massive ventilation system (the nationwide Lettuce Entertain You group has the money for that). I'm glad we stuck to our guns and waited for our tent table to open up: today was the first day since early Nov. for indoor restaurant dining in Chicago, but it looked as if the dining room was at least 50% full, with far more than 25 patrons--perhaps the partitions created several "rooms" but that was still sorta fudging it. SpotHero parking was no problem: the lot was closed to all but pre-paid parkers (either SpotHero, the lot's own app, or building residents with parking permits). And being in the tent gave us a street view to see passerby (some of whom waved as they were walking their pooches).

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/22/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 23, 2021 08:32PM Lacey12 wrote:

Happy Birthday, Sandy! Sounds like you had a nice BD dinner! 🎂🎉

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Jan 23, 2021 08:50PM jhl wrote:

Sandy,

Again, congrats on your birthday. I do think you have the enthusiasm & positive outlook that if your birthday dinner was tomato soup & a sandwich in your garage you would find it to be perfect. That is the way to live!

Jane

Dx 11/15/2019, IDC: Cribriform, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Jan 24, 2021 06:14AM carolehalston wrote:

Last night's dinner was white bean and lentil soup out of the freezer. It was good once again.

A pork butt roast is thawing to be roasted for dinner.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 24, 2021 09:40AM Beaverntx wrote:

Have been experimenting with chicken recipes in the Instant Pot. Two nights ago, Chicken Toscana--loved having the veggies but will add more seasoning next time. Last evening Chicken Piccata, more flavor but think the capers had gone flat(have had them opened for a bit) so will try a freshly opened jar next time!I

Re Costco, we both have our eye exams at our opthalmologist-- I have very elongated eyeballs which has created macular degeneration (fortunately very stable without visual impairment so far) and DH has a corneal malformation and has had a retinal tear so we are more comfortable having our eyes checked by him. Then, DH gets his glasses from Costco and I get my cheater readers there at times. So we do the reverse...

Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 24, 2021 02:10PM SpecialK wrote:

auntie - "geezer hour", lol!

chisandy - Happy Birthday! Your dinner sounds like it was special!

Currently watching the Buccaneers/Packers game - well, kind of. DH is actually watching, I am occasionally checking in because if I watch the Bucs lose. Not sure what dinner will be but made some pasta salad for lunches this week with adds of salami and mozzarella to the tri-color fusilli and lots and lots of veggies. Also cooked some salmon to make some salade nicoise for DD and DH this week - I had a plethora of eggs from DD's backyard farm so hard-boiled quite a few, and also had the other ingredients on hand.

minus - good to now about the OTC hearing aids coming - DH has documented hearing loss - mainly caused by many years of flying combat aircraft exacerbated by some depressurization episodes, but it is not enough for the VA to provide aids for free - he just had a hearing test and falls into their "normal" category, which is hearing loss that is not too severe. That made me question why he can't "hear" me, and what is his excuse now, lol! He has ADD, although never tested for and confirmed - DD has it and they are exactly alike. I suspected that he could hear me but was focused elsewhere, or was so busy planning what he was going to say that he just wasn't listening, due to the ADD. It is somewhat amazing that he is able to get through the work day as superbly as he does because he is juggling many issues, but he is really tired when he gets home, and has been for years - this is why. In any event, I think he would benefit from hearing aids but if he can get them less expensively, that would be great.

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3 Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Jan 24, 2021 03:08PM auntienance wrote:

Our advantage plan covers hearing aids but I also heard about them soon to be cheaper. DH and I both have tinnitus and I have some hearing loss from many years of attending rock and roll concerts “up close and personal.” Interestingly, the last time dh had his hearing checked it was noted that he was deficient in a specific range - the range of the average female voice. Hmmm . . .

Your pasta salads sound delish Special

Tonight is, as is every Sunday, delivery night - Mexican for him, Chinese for me.

Nancy: Oncotype score 26 Dx 6/9/2011, DCIS/IDC: Tubular/IDC: Cribriform, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/22/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/25/2011 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 10/3/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/11/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 24, 2021 03:46PM Beaverntx wrote:

It has been grey and foggy here all day so there is a lot of chili simmering on the stove. Will have corn bread to go with.

Re hearing loss DH has a notch loss right in the female voice range. It was identified in the 90s but hearing aids at that time wouldn't help as they magnified all sounds. With the advent of digital hearing aids that can be "tuned" he has been helped--still doesn't always hear me but then I don't always hear him!


Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆 Dx 1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0 Surgery 1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 24, 2021 04:20PM SpecialK wrote:

I love pasta salad - actually pasta in any form, who am I kidding?

I actually have left sided deafness to all human voice as a result of sudden sensorineural hearing loss - one day I could hear, next day could not. This is viral and usually one sided. I hope I can preserve hearing on the other side because I’m too old to learn how to communicate otherwise. I will just text everyone if that happens. I have a digital hearing aid, the technology is pretty amazing but I have had a difficult time adapting to it because it is uncomfortable even though it is small. Since I have been essentially in my house, by myself for 12 hours a day, I haven’t worn it very much lately. I did find that crowd or ambient noise, restaurants, airplanes, etc. render me unable to hear conversation, so I did wear it when I was in those situations, in the before times.


BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 15 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 6/18/13-present. Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3 Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)

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