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suz777

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:54 AM
Elaine: I confess I've become a Birkenstock girl! Many colors...many styles available. Oh so comfy!
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:52 AM
Suz - I may have to do the same!  Now if I can just get rid of my vanity - lol.

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:58 AM
Just wanted to say I'm happy today because after having a pulmonary workup yesterday they found that my lungs are perfect - even exceeding some of the tests at 105%.  

The tests were very interesting -- breathing in all sorts of ways while the computer collected the data -- then doing 4 hits of albuterol and testing again.  The albuterol caused me to speed big time and made me hungry and then made me tired.  Actually went to a private space at work and napped for a little while which is something I NEVER do....nap that is :)

I had a cough caused by bronchial inflammation that lasted 8 weeks which is why the doc ordered the workup -- to be sure I didn't have a 'touch of COPD'.  A chest x-ray a couple of weeks ago cleared my mind of the fear that I had lung cancer.

But all is well, thank goodness.  I guess I will always be afraid......

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:52 PM
I had a chronic cough and found out it was due to allergies and sinus problems. So now I take one anti-histamine daily plus a nasal spray and things are so much better. On another note - my youngest grandchild will be two in October. He came for a visit last week and I forgot that my home is not "childproof". So now I have to be on alert and I am not used to that. As an example, he found his way into the kitchen for a brief spell but it was just long enough for him to turn on the oven to "Bake" and set the temperature to 150 degrees. I did not discover it until hours later. Fortunately, things did not get very "hot" and there were no damages. But this Nana realizes now that she cannot even think about relaxing when a toddler is around.
Lumpectomy 4/14/05 at age 69
Stage 1, 2cm, Node Negative
Grade 3, Triple Negative
AC/Taxol, Radiation,
BRCA2 positive (It's always something!)
No Family History
Rena

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:48 PM
Nana, it must be such fun--if tiring--to have a two-year-old in the house! I was happy to discover that the "keypad" of my oven can be locked. I have no grandchildren, but I have a cat who likes to walk across the stovetop and turn on the oven!

Elaine, that's excellent news about your tests! I'm happy for your good results. I will probably be undergoing similar tests soon. I have to see a pulmonologist in October. I had pneumonia in June, and my chest x-ray and a follow-up one in August both showed signs of emphysema. That's all I know for now, but it's been a bad year for colds and infections for me. My lungs were never my achilles heel before, but that my be changing. I'm hoping that a specialist will know more about my x-rays than the various radiologists did, but I'll see. 

We're on vacation in Healdsburg, CA, a very pretty little town in Sonoma wine country. Ah, the irony! I can just hear you, Elaine: "But Rena doesn't drink wine!" So true. David does, though, and he's enjoying it. I love the peace and quiet. The house we're renting has a garden, and we're free to pick tomatoes, lettuce and kale. Unfortunately, I have another URI (spent yesterday morning at urgent care--I sure know how to live it up on vacation!), so my taste buds are kind of shot, but the tomatoes from the garden are so delicious and sweet that I can taste them. It rained here this morning, and I sat on the back porch and watched the rain fall into the pool. It was the first rain of any real amount that I've seen in I don't know how long. I think the grape vines stood at attention!

Despite all my kvetching about my health, I do have joy. Having just passed my 28th year since my diagnosis, I am happy and grateful to be alive--to be here to taste those amazing tomatoes and to see the ground drink the rain when it finally comes!
Rena age 66 California Central Coast
29-year survivor
BRCA2-positive
Dx 1986 IDC ER/PR negative 22 positive lymph nodes
CMFVP chemo weekly for one year, 7 weeks radiation
October 2007: New chassis and spark plugs!
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:53 PM
Rena:

Congrats on the 28 years!  That is wonderful. Hope you are feeling better and enjoying your trip.


Elaine:  

Glad things your tests went well.  Nothing like getting an "all clear".


Tina    
dx 2/1/11 DCIS
Lumpectomy 2/27 results DCIS/LCIS Stage 0 ER+ PR+
Bi-lateral Mastectomy 4/26 with expanders 
6/3 Surgery to remove contaminated expander due to infection.
7/22/11 Surgery to reinsert the expander. 
10/11/2011 Surgery to replace tissue expanders with implants.
 
 



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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:13 PM
Thanks, Tina! 
Rena age 66 California Central Coast
29-year survivor
BRCA2-positive
Dx 1986 IDC ER/PR negative 22 positive lymph nodes
CMFVP chemo weekly for one year, 7 weeks radiation
October 2007: New chassis and spark plugs!
ElaineQW

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Friday, September 19, 2014 8:26 AM
Enjoy your vacation Rena - best to David too!


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Elaine

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:30 AM
Thanks, Elaine! David was happy to get your message. Karen is coming up this afternoon to spend the night, so the family will be together. I'm looking forward to that. I hope everyone is having a good weekend!
Rena age 66 California Central Coast
29-year survivor
BRCA2-positive
Dx 1986 IDC ER/PR negative 22 positive lymph nodes
CMFVP chemo weekly for one year, 7 weeks radiation
October 2007: New chassis and spark plugs!
Tricia Keegan

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Saturday, September 20, 2014 3:57 PM
Rena I'm sorry I'm a little late but know you know I'm thrilled and couldn't be happier for you, I've had a friend staying so have been offline for a few days, enjoy the rest of your vacation and lucky David doing his part in drinking that wine lake dry!!!




Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
Herceptin 1yr ..rads x35 oophorectomy Aug '06
Currently taking Arimidex /Zometa 1 x yearly
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