I have a good sense of humor and thought I share this with you. We now don't have anyone who likes dark meat, wings and legs of the turkey so my husband said "lets make two breast rather than the whole turkey". "Buy the two biggest breasts you can find." We now have two nine pound breasts to cook tomorrow. And I said "are these big enough" "their perfect" he replied. Two years ago it might not have been as funny but now it's a "private" joke:))View Thread
Hi Thought I would just stop by and read some post before I have thanksgiving with family tomorrow. I am thankful this year that I am almost 2 years from finding the lump. This year I have straight hair, not the bad perm look from chemo. I have more energy and lost the chemo weight. But I look to see how many of you go back to your check-ups, find cancer again and sometimes again and wonder how these woman do it? I have not been back to onchologist, surgeon or radiation doctors in a year. I want to put blinders on and look forward and not back to what was such a tragic event in my life. People don't understand I'd rather not know than know anything even if it's good. The doctors leave messages on the answering machine to call for an appointment but I get a feeling the pit of my stomach when I even think of it. Sometimes I feel like calling and saying can you take me right now so I would not dread an appoinment for days or weeks. You are all so brave. I wish I could find the courage as you have.
Blessing to everyone for this holiday season.View Thread
I felt the same way. My worst day was the 1 year of when they told me it was cancer. I have to say getting over those first days is overwheming but I'm coming up to the second year and it's so much easier. Enjoy your day!View Thread
That was some very good suggestions. Being at home and your own house make you feel so much better. And even though those kids might drive you crazy there's a wonderful feeling getting a good night kiss from them when YOU really need it. I'm sorry I don't live close to you i'd help you out myself:))
Let us know when your surgery is and know that all the prayers will help you a this difficult time.View Thread
I think it's wonderful that you want to keep your kids days as normal as possible but I have to say that YOU are the one who needs the TLC. Your kids are at a young age where they won't say to you in five years I changed my life so you could get treatment so that you could live a longer healther life with us. I know it's hard but ask family to step up and into your life at your own home. Someone may be waiting for you to ask "can you do this for ME". Love and prayers as you take this journey that no one wants to go on but, we have to. Prayers for you and your family.View Thread
I love the Tim McGraw song and try to make time for those things, like taking my 81 year old Mom out for ice cream:) The things to do list can be very simple things. Add one of them today just for you. Memories can never be taken away:)) Except for a little "chemo brain" when do you get your mind back??View Thread
Hi I have fibromyalgia and chose not to do any 5 year therapy because I have so many aches and pains. At this point I have to have my husband help me out of bed each morning. I cannot get out of bed on my own it is too painful. Even then it hurts on a scale of 1-10 its an 11. Do talk to your doctor and see if they can make some changes or other options. Try the 1-10 scale option to talk with your doctor. Hope this helps you!View Thread
Hi I was the same as you no family history of any cancer. I know it's hard to be Grandma when your so overwhelmed. These first hours turn into days and then weeks. I wish I could tell you how long you will feel this was but looking back these numb days will turn into a blur. Just ask your husband to hold you any have a good cry. It might be good for him to see how you really are unable to make this journey scary journey alone. And you have all of these wonderful women here who will support you. Take careView Thread
I have gotten a jump start on losing weight! Its called the "a nasty nasty cold" Lost 7 lbs first week. Hoping to feel better soon, I just am not hungry. I know its not the best plan but for now I'll take it. Then it's back to not eating between meals. That helped the most.
Hi I have gained about 25 lbs post chemo, rads and full hysterectomy. It seems easy to lose 5 lbs and then nothing else happens. Has anyone been succesful at loss and if so how? For lent I gave up eating between meals, except I only allow a piece of fruit or veggies. Please help or I may turn into a carrot!!!View Thread