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Forum: Bonded by Breast Cancer —

For those who have met on Breastcancer.org and want to continue growing their cybersibling friendships beyond cancer.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2020 01:40PM

bluedahlia wrote:

A little birdie told me to come back and save the day......

But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they? - Scarecrow, Wizard of Oz.
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Sep 18, 2021 04:57PM IllinoisLady wrote:

The Vaccinated Are Paying For The Unvaccinated As COVID Hospitalizations Cost Medicare $24,000 Each

98% of all hospitalizations for COVID are unvaccinated, and it is the vaccinated who are paying for the hospital stays of the unvaccinated.
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The figures given in this piece are mainly based on people who are in hospital, but not put on ventilators and if on ventilators the costs go up substantially. So the burdens are quite high for those who insist on their " freedoms ". Not only in the daily adjustments we make ( keeping distance, masks, etc. ) but making Insurances cost more for those who work hard on the precautions and who have done so from the beginning. No wonder so many are happy with Pres. Biden for insisting at long last that people just get it done or lose their jobs or face lots of testing. It is high time those who are abiding by the rules get to quit being held hostage by those who are above it all. At least their Insurance premiums will go up too.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 18, 2021 05:32PM pingpong1953 wrote:

I'm surprised the insurance companies haven't started protesting. All of this "freedom" is going to cost them a fortune. I wonder how much premiums are going to go up. Yikes!


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Sep 18, 2021 06:41PM Nkb wrote:

Not to mention all the people who can't get seen for ER or other care due to hospitals being overrun by unvaccinated!

I heard that many insurances are not paying for covid care for unvaccinated and Delta airlines is charging a health insurance premium of $200 a month to the employees who won't get vaccinated due to their increased costs and if they are sick due to covid and are unvaccinated no sick leave benefits.

a high majority of the American people agree with Biden re vaccinations and infrastructure etc, but, the GOP does not care what people want- they just want to be re-elected. Heather Cox Richardson said that the extremists In the GOP are getting rid of the moderates and soon all that will be left are the extremists. the extremist GOP are doubling down on crazy to keep trump and his followers happy.

Eric Swalwell is a great guy, very logical thinker, real people person and a cancer survivor.

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Sep 18, 2021 08:00PM Betrayal wrote:

Chances are the unvaccinated might also lack any type of healthcare insurance since they reject any type of government interference.

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Sep 18, 2021 08:21PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Last three posters -- all good points. Nkb, I didn't know Eric Swalwell had cancer. Should hope he is all right. I have always liked him. I think he also became a father this past yr.

And yes, the hospitals are being overrun. Our hospital here is full but I live in a really small town. Likely ( I didn't do a search on it ) most of the smaller local hospitals we have are full. I haven't been there since my kidney and ureter were removed a yr. and a half ago but the big hospital across the river from us in St. Louis, Mo ( Barnes Jewish Hosp. ) has fairly stringent standards going on again and I'm sure they are carrying a big case load as well.

Glad Nkb you and others here read Heather Cox Richardson. Divine puts some of her articles in here from time to time. It is hard to keep up for me and Ms. Richardson makes it a bit easier.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 08:06AM IllinoisLady wrote:

I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.

Muriel Strade

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 08:13AM IllinoisLady wrote:

May be a cartoon of 1 person and text that says 'Middle Age Riot @middleageriot Donald Trump is the first person to ever lose a protest rally.'

It is being billed as a massive flop, but in part due to the fact that so many looked on it as something of a set-up by the government to pull in more people to arrest. That isn't in any way true, of course. I think some of the original troublemakers ( many who have some of their numbers still in jail ) really don't want to call any more attention to themselves either. Who knows what their long-range plans might be right now, but keeping distance from the 1/6 upheaval they well know is a benefit.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 05:49PM Nkb wrote:

oops Illinoislady- it wasn't Eric Swalwell who had cancer it was another Bay Area congressman named Mark DeSaulnier who has cancer- CLL since 2015-

sorry.

Heather Cox Richardson also does a podcast answering people's questions that is quite interesting- can listen while exercising etc.

Dx 12/2011, ILC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 34/40 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/4/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 2/28/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 9/11/2012 Hormonal Therapy 10/21/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 5/2017, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 6/1/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Targeted Therapy 3/13/2019 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 3/13/2019 Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy 3/10/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Sep 19, 2021 06:46PM ruthbru wrote:

Picture from the rally this weekend.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 07:47PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Nkb - thanks for clearing up the cancer dx. on Swalwell. I seem to have to work so hard on comprehending fully what I read that I just assumed that I missed this thing that surprised me. We all tend to skewer some of the things we talk about -- but everyone here is gracious and generally point it out nicely. I bet the Richardson podcasts are pretty interesting. I've only listened to one or two ( none of the Richardson ones ) and gave it up since it is often hysterical here. Animals needed in or out, fam. members losing things and need help finding and trying to get everyone fed. Then I have a schedule to keep myself so it just seems trying to listen and do several other things at the same time no longer works well for me at my age.

Ruth, I think maybe there weren't many more at that rally. I read this morning ( disclaimer because I didn't get a change to go back and re-check ) that there were more reporters it seemed. I think the great non-great orange one was dis-interested and indicating he too thought it a set-up and no one much from the 1/6 'attendees' groups were going to bother. They too thought they were being led to a slaughter so to speak and advised that they shouldn't grace the premises for that reason. An outright fizzle.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 07:49PM IllinoisLady wrote:

May be an image of text that says 'Middle Age Riot @middleageriot Beto O'Rourke for governor of Texas, because he will almost certainly do some very basic things to help keep you from getting dead.'

It would be nice for sure.


Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 07:53PM IllinoisLady wrote:

May be a cartoon of 1 person and text that says 'I'M A REPUBLICAN AND I SUPPORT WORKING FAMILIES! I'M A PROSTITUTE AND I'M A UIRGIN! American News X'

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 07:57PM IllinoisLady wrote:

OMG sez's the man with no shame what-so-ever.


May be an image of 4 people and text that says 'The guy who made up COVFEFE and HAMBERDER; The guy who thought George Washington liberated airports; The guy who was laughed at by world leaders TWICE; The guy who told us to shove UV lights up our butts and mainline Clorox. That guy called the Afghanistan withdrawal AMERICA'S GREATEST EMBARRASSMENT News X American'

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 07:58PM IllinoisLady wrote:

May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'MAKE YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID BUT THE RED HATS MAKE IT EASY TO IDENTIFY American News X'

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 08:03PM ruthbru wrote:

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 08:04PM IllinoisLady wrote:

I read earlier somewhere that the Reps. the orange one approached were not interested in pursuing this:


May be a Twitter screenshot of one or more people and text that says 'NOLIE No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen @NoLieWithBTC BREAKING: Trump is actively trying to convince Senate Republicans to replace Mitch McConnell as their leader. The discussions could create a deep divide in the Republican Party. @WSJ)'

M. McConnell is able to raise millions for those who are running so those men have no interest in slaughtering their cash cow. On the other hand, Trump has raked in over one hundred million and not let one thin dime go to those who will be trying to get re-elected. Almost an un-fair choice totally that Trump is asking these people to make.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 08:10PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Sure seems to fit to me:


May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'A recent quote by the most known Italian contemporary writer, Umberto Eco, captured significant attention on the web: "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glas of wine, without harming the community Then they were quickly silenced, but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."'

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 19, 2021 08:13PM IllinoisLady wrote:

Having a criminal con at the top just always invited more. No surprise to me.


May be an image of 2 people and text that says 'MAJOR BREAKING The DOJ says the man who raised $25 million to build Trump's border wall filed a false tax return and now faces 20 years in prison. Does he deserve it? CALL TO ACTIVISM'

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 20, 2021 05:54AM ruthbru wrote:

Not political, but good advice; especially in these times:

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 20, 2021 07:21AM Betrayal wrote:

Ruth: Thanks, I do think we lose sight of the value of self-care in these trying times. Lovely quote.

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Sep 20, 2021 08:06AM IllinoisLady wrote:

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden, and unconscious to grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony. -William Henry Channing

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 20, 2021 08:12AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Ruth, I love that quote too and you and Betrayal are right. We are as humans responsible for many, many things, but we are also responsible while creating joy and as much contentment for others as we can, creating it for ourselves as well. I have seen several quotes on this same subject but yours is decorated and I really enjoy that.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 20, 2021 12:39PM cm2020 wrote:

IllinoisLady.........I am not sure if I have ever told you how much I look forward to and appreciate your daily quotes. They never fail to either make me think, reassure me, or make me smile. I am so glad you post them.

Ruth...Thank you for the important reminder. I didn't know how I needed it until I read it.

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Sep 20, 2021 02:10PM - edited Sep 20, 2021 02:10PM by IllinoisLady

em2020. Quotes are my joy and help me define my life and how I would like to live it. Always happy to know they ( quotes ) have positive affects on others.

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 21, 2021 08:00AM IllinoisLady wrote:

It is through our extended family that we first learn to compromise and
come to an understanding that even if we don't always agree
about things we can still love and look out for each other.

Sara Sheridan

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 21, 2021 08:02AM IllinoisLady wrote:

How many times I've thought this to myself:


May be an image of text that says 'Middle Age Riot @middleageriot If you gargled iodine, swallowed hydroxychloroquine, injected Formula 409, gobbled horse dewormer, or shined a flashlight up your own ass in an attempt to cure or prevent COVID-19, you don't get an opinion on vaccine boosters.'

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 21, 2021 08:07AM IllinoisLady wrote:

Why oh why do they say their God will protect them when they refuse to use what ( he/science ) had made to do just that. NUTS out in force.


May be an image of 1 person, beard and text that says 'GROWN ADULTS REFUSING TO TAKE MEDICATION IN FAVOR OF PRAYER IS MY FAVORITE FORM OF NATURAL SELECTION. -RICKY GERVAIS'

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 21, 2021 08:16AM IllinoisLady wrote:

What I am reading in the news would seem to indicate that the orange thing isn't going to let up. Just recently having sent a letter to GA to ask that the elections results of the state be overturned in his favor. Really !!! He wants to ( how her operates ) prove to the world at large that he is the rightful 'winner' and if nothing else wants the doubt on Biden's end to stay as high as possible. He also wants to run again in '24. He thinks a presidency was stolen from him and he therefore has something to prove. Why shouldn't he want to. It would not only save face for him, but give him the only job in the world that someone else does for you while you enrich yourself totally and go play golf. I do think though he is much more concerned with trying to regain his ego by re -taking what he thinks was taken from him.

I also think that it won't happen. Too many investigations going on that could bear many fruits.


May be a cartoon of 2 people, people standing and text that says '"I can't believe people are comparing Trump to Satan. Yes, he's evil, but he's certainly not as evil as Trump..." -Ice-T'

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love. ~~~Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross Dx 9/27/2007, IDC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 21, 2021 09:22AM magiclight wrote:

Why has so much attention been given to Gabby Petito disappearing? Joy Reid calls it Missing White Girl Syndrome. There are several discussions of this phenomenon that talk about how safe white people feel when dealing with police when black/brown people do not. Systemic bias appears in all aspects of American life.

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Sep 21, 2021 09:24AM exbrnxgrl wrote:

magiclight,

I was thinking the same thing myself just the other day.

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