Daily Diary of Joy

Change Page: << < ..11121314151617181920.. > | Showing page 12 of 178, messages 221 to 240 of 3541
Author Message
annette53160
  • Total Posts : 591
  • Reward points : 8995
  • Joined: 11/21/2009
  • Location: Long Island, New York
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Sunday, December 26, 2010 9:58 AM
I am happy.  I had a wonderful holiday and hope all of you did too!  Preparing for a blizzard on Long Island now.  Life is good indeed.  xxoo Annette
IDC October 2009
Lumpectomy x2 to get clear margins
Stage 2a Grade 3
1/11 nodes positive 
er+
4 DD A/C
12 Taxol
Radiation
Femara

ElaineQW
  • Total Posts : 4705
  • Reward points : 10730
  • Joined: 4/1/2008
  • Location: San Diego, CA
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Sunday, December 26, 2010 5:49 PM
Hi Annette,

Batten down the hatches!  I hope the storm isn't too bad....  so glad you had a good holiday.  I did too.  On my way home tomorrow.  

My other joy is that I finally bought a smartphone (my gift to myself)... HTC Evo by Sprint.  Having fun playing with it now.  Hah!

Hug,
Elaine
 A person's greatness is the power to stand alone;to be able to make her own choice; in action,to write anew her own law; to choose her own sacrifices; run her own dangers; win her own freedom; venture her own destruction; to choose her own happiness 
 






annette53160
  • Total Posts : 591
  • Reward points : 8995
  • Joined: 11/21/2009
  • Location: Long Island, New York
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, December 27, 2010 9:36 AM
You are a brave woman Elaine!   I have wanted to try the i phone or similar for a while.  I just fear being technically challenged and not being able to use it.  Maybe for my birthday in the Spring.........let me know how you like it. xxoo Annette
IDC October 2009
Lumpectomy x2 to get clear margins
Stage 2a Grade 3
1/11 nodes positive 
er+
4 DD A/C
12 Taxol
Radiation
Femara

mary l
  • Total Posts : 1618
  • Reward points : 4355
  • Joined: 10/26/2010
  • Location: PA
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, December 27, 2010 12:21 PM
My son got one of those smart phones for Christmas.  He was showing me all the things he can do with it.  It was pretty neat but way beyond my electronic knowledge.  I have a regular old cell phone and it does the job for me.  Christmas was alot of fun except my husband was at home sick with Bronchitis.  ERnjoy the ramainder of the Hollidays.   Mary L
Diag. Oct 2003 with 6mm mass, IDC grade III ductal carcinoma in-situ, Inflammatory Breast Cancer stage IIIB, Her2+++.   I had A/C followed by Taxotere (only had 2tx as I had heart problems from it); Left Mastectomy followed by 35 rads.  Recurence in 9 months as skin mets to mast. site. tx Carboplatin/Herceptin,  stayed on Herceptin every other week for almost 4 years only stopping when my ejection fraction would get too low. off herceptin & ned 3 years in 2010

ElaineQW
  • Total Posts : 4705
  • Reward points : 10730
  • Joined: 4/1/2008
  • Location: San Diego, CA
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, December 28, 2010 1:02 AM


Mary and Annette -- Stop thinking of yourselves as challenged.  Are you kidding?  Look what you've just accomplished!  

These phones are the miracle of our time -- DO IT!

Hug,
Elaine
 A person's greatness is the power to stand alone;to be able to make her own choice; in action,to write anew her own law; to choose her own sacrifices; run her own dangers; win her own freedom; venture her own destruction; to choose her own happiness 
 






mary l
  • Total Posts : 1618
  • Reward points : 4355
  • Joined: 10/26/2010
  • Location: PA
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, December 28, 2010 9:21 AM
OK Elaine.  You can be my teacher!!!  I get confused easily, I still havn't been able to shrink my picture to put on this site.  My son and his family are coming to dinner tomorrow.  My 13 year old grandaughter is going to do it for me. Oh, and     my son got us a surround sound system for our TV.  We live in a town house.  Don't you think our neighbors will love it?  I guess I am getting old.  Mary L
Diag. Oct 2003 with 6mm mass, IDC grade III ductal carcinoma in-situ, Inflammatory Breast Cancer stage IIIB, Her2+++.   I had A/C followed by Taxotere (only had 2tx as I had heart problems from it); Left Mastectomy followed by 35 rads.  Recurence in 9 months as skin mets to mast. site. tx Carboplatin/Herceptin,  stayed on Herceptin every other week for almost 4 years only stopping when my ejection fraction would get too low. off herceptin & ned 3 years in 2010

ElaineQW
  • Total Posts : 4705
  • Reward points : 10730
  • Joined: 4/1/2008
  • Location: San Diego, CA
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, December 28, 2010 11:46 AM
Mary - Regarding getting old, my mantra is "denial, denial, denial" otherwise known as the "3 D's".  A friend of mine came up with that a few years ago regarding his refusal to go to a doctor, ever!  So now we use if for anything that we think fits :)

Seriously -- we are all getting older, but that doesn't mean we have to get "old".... know what I mean?

Hug,
Elaine
 A person's greatness is the power to stand alone;to be able to make her own choice; in action,to write anew her own law; to choose her own sacrifices; run her own dangers; win her own freedom; venture her own destruction; to choose her own happiness 
 






Jennifer Mishe
  • Total Posts : 2585
  • Reward points : 9465
  • Joined: 1/1/2005
  • Location: Paducah, KY
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, January 04, 2011 10:24 PM
My daily diary of joy would be a day without spammers polluting our message boards!
Jennifer
DCIS
lumpectomy 5/02/05
32 rad tx comp 7/07/05
tamoxifen
comp. hysterectomy 4/04/06
Paducah, KY

ElaineQW
  • Total Posts : 4705
  • Reward points : 10730
  • Joined: 4/1/2008
  • Location: San Diego, CA
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:30 PM
A little bit of joy from a stranger (I see it as the universe talking to me).....

Walking down Second Street is my beloved Belmont Shore carrying 3 takeout lunches from Thai Gourmet.  I'm holding them with both hands, arms bent and out in front of me in order to be sure they don't tip over and possibly drip.  A woman suddenly walks up next to me and says:  "You look like you're carrying a wedding cake.  I'll bet you've cooked many cakes and pies judging from the way you're carrying that takeout."  (Totally not true by the way)  I laughed and said:  "Thank you, I'm happy to know I have good form."  She said:  That reminds me that when I was a little girl if anything went wrong  or there was a problem,  my mother would always say "Let's make a cake!"  

With that she walked away and I kept on walking home.


I'm going to make "Let's make a cake" my mantra for a while at least.  It struck me as such a positive thing to say in a negative moment.  

You may think me a bit crazy - but I believe it was a reminder from the universe that there is always a light if you look for it.  

SO, ladies -- Let's make a cake shall we?  :)

Hug,
Elaine
 A person's greatness is the power to stand alone;to be able to make her own choice; in action,to write anew her own law; to choose her own sacrifices; run her own dangers; win her own freedom; venture her own destruction; to choose her own happiness 
 






mary l
  • Total Posts : 1618
  • Reward points : 4355
  • Joined: 10/26/2010
  • Location: PA
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:15 PM
Hi Elaine,  I just had to respond.  I am not a "cake baker" but I can make great cheesecake.  By the way, I talked my son into taking back the sound surround thing he was going to install in my livingroom.  He gave us gift certificates which I am very happy with but he just could not understand why I didn't like the original gift. On another subject, my grandaughter could not shrink my picture either!!!!!  Let me know when we can bake that cake, ok.     Mary L
Diag. Oct 2003 with 6mm mass, IDC grade III ductal carcinoma in-situ, Inflammatory Breast Cancer stage IIIB, Her2+++.   I had A/C followed by Taxotere (only had 2tx as I had heart problems from it); Left Mastectomy followed by 35 rads.  Recurence in 9 months as skin mets to mast. site. tx Carboplatin/Herceptin,  stayed on Herceptin every other week for almost 4 years only stopping when my ejection fraction would get too low. off herceptin & ned 3 years in 2010

Tricia Keegan
  • Total Posts : 19215
  • Reward points : 13520
  • Joined: 1/1/2005
  • Location: Ireland
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:25 PM
Mary,

There are various sites out there that will shrink the pic for you to post.
Its quite late here now not will post a link for you tomorrow as need to find it again. :)

Elaine, I'm hopeless at baking but if you have a simple receipe I'll give it a try:)...........maybe others would like to try too and we'll compare our hopeless efforts lol???

P.S  Mary, had a quick look before heading to bed and found this which may help http://www.resizemypicture.com/
<message edited by Tricia Keegan on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:28 PM>
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
Carepage- survivortricia

mary l
  • Total Posts : 1618
  • Reward points : 4355
  • Joined: 10/26/2010
  • Location: PA
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:57 PM
Thanks Tricia, I'll try.    Mary L
Diag. Oct 2003 with 6mm mass, IDC grade III ductal carcinoma in-situ, Inflammatory Breast Cancer stage IIIB, Her2+++.   I had A/C followed by Taxotere (only had 2tx as I had heart problems from it); Left Mastectomy followed by 35 rads.  Recurence in 9 months as skin mets to mast. site. tx Carboplatin/Herceptin,  stayed on Herceptin every other week for almost 4 years only stopping when my ejection fraction would get too low. off herceptin & ned 3 years in 2010

ElaineQW
  • Total Posts : 4705
  • Reward points : 10730
  • Joined: 4/1/2008
  • Location: San Diego, CA
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:11 PM
Tricia, Mary --  I've never been a cake or pie maker (just the 'from the box' cakes and/or premade pie crust with chocolate pudding :)  I have no recipes and of course, I didn't intend for it to be taken literally....  oops!  Now I will have to confess that I get little joy from cooking or baking, although I love feeding people -- dinner parties are my favorite!  Go figure!

So my "Let's bake a cake" is merely to remind myself that I want to much to believe that there's something one can do to feel good even in difficult times. 

Hug,
Elaine
 A person's greatness is the power to stand alone;to be able to make her own choice; in action,to write anew her own law; to choose her own sacrifices; run her own dangers; win her own freedom; venture her own destruction; to choose her own happiness 
 






sharonma
  • Total Posts : 4093
  • Reward points : 10530
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:47 AM
Love it Elaine!  I absolutely LOVE to cook, and get itchy if I go more than a day or two without hitting my 6 burner Wolf range.  However, I couldn't bake my way out of a box!  Probably because it involves all that measuring , and I'm too much of a rebel at the stove, lol....but I do love cake, my fav dessert. 
Did your Mom then bake a cake?  How lovely for you to remember your Mom in that moment, and the memory of that little phrase made you feel.  
dx ILC/dcis excisional biopsy 5/30/08
r segmental mast (partial) snb 6/4
node neg stage1 gr ll
er+/pr- Her2 - Oncotype Dx 11
R mast 9/22/08 w DIEP
tamox,now AI 
BRCA 1 & 2 NEG
davinci hyst/bso,  

Jean Southward
  • Total Posts : 1782
  • Reward points : 3810
  • Joined: 8/29/2009
  • Location: Michigan
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:26 PM
I love that story Elaine.  Cute how it went from there to all of us thinking about food?  Remember that old spoof Sonny and Cher use to do (I think) where they had on fat suits and any mention of food or a word that had duel meaning to suggest food (like stake/steak, role/roll) etc they would rub their hands together and go MMMMMMMMMM!  Just silliness but both my husband and I will still do that.  Now I'm really off subject!!

Daily Diary of Joy:  Only a couple weeks now until my daughter will have her twins.  Estimated weight at this time: 5lbs 1 oz and 4lbs 6oz.
Jean S

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words and never stops...at all.

Emily Dickinson

IDC Stage IIB Grade 3 BC DX on 2-10-09
HER2+++
ER/PR+ 90% 
2 of 6 Node Positive
Double Mastectomy 2-23-09
Completed Chemo TC 7-10
Herceptin until 3-20-10
Arimidex for 5 years Started 8-09 

ElaineQW
  • Total Posts : 4705
  • Reward points : 10730
  • Joined: 4/1/2008
  • Location: San Diego, CA
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:31 PM
Oh Jean!  Twins!  How wonderful.  I may be repeating myself but I have twins boy/girl, they weighed in at 5.7 and 5.9.  I gained 67 lbs!  This was before sonograms, so I didn't know I was having twins until 3 days before they were born and I went term!!  To this day they are the most incredible thing that has ever happened to me.  I raised them as a single parent.  Now they are grown, but we are still very close.... the triumvirate feeling never faded.  

Enjoy them!!!  I'm damn jealous!!!

Hug,
Elaine
 A person's greatness is the power to stand alone;to be able to make her own choice; in action,to write anew her own law; to choose her own sacrifices; run her own dangers; win her own freedom; venture her own destruction; to choose her own happiness 
 






Sharon
  • Total Posts : 1625
  • Reward points : 4250
  • Joined: 3/1/2009
  • Location: Spain
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, January 20, 2011 11:37 AM
Sharon, are you fuelling up with that 6 burner for the Skiing??!!

That is such lovely News Jean and I see one has more of an appetite? Not long now until Big Joy(s) and I wish your Daughter an easy time.

My Grandmother used to make wonderful Boiled Cakes, stuck everything in a Pan brought it to simmer and in the oven it went, so moist and just yummy.   The last Bake I did was Lammingtons for the Australian side of the family over here for Australia Day...uhh, that was 4 years ago lol.




Non Hodgkins Lymphoma Extra Nodal (Stomach + BM)
Stage IV C. Survivor x 5 years
T/ment: 8 cycles Rituxan CVP x 8 + Rads. x 30
Friends affected by Breast Cancer


ElaineQW
  • Total Posts : 4705
  • Reward points : 10730
  • Joined: 4/1/2008
  • Location: San Diego, CA
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:20 PM
Sharonma - it wasn't MY mom who said "Let's bake a cake", it was the mother of the woman who suddenly started talking to me as I was walking!!

Hug,
Elaine
 A person's greatness is the power to stand alone;to be able to make her own choice; in action,to write anew her own law; to choose her own sacrifices; run her own dangers; win her own freedom; venture her own destruction; to choose her own happiness 
 






sharonma
  • Total Posts : 4093
  • Reward points : 10530
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:41 PM
OMG, I feel like "who's on first!!!!"  Sometimes I feel like I'm not playing with a full deck.
 
Jean,
Two little sweeties!  I hope their entry into the world goes smoothly, and I'm sure you'll be right there to greet them!

Sharon,
What the heck are boiled cakes?  How can you boil and bake? (Like polenta?).  Also can you tell us Yanks what a Lammington is?   I'm going right to epicurious
dx ILC/dcis excisional biopsy 5/30/08
r segmental mast (partial) snb 6/4
node neg stage1 gr ll
er+/pr- Her2 - Oncotype Dx 11
R mast 9/22/08 w DIEP
tamox,now AI 
BRCA 1 & 2 NEG
davinci hyst/bso,  

mary l
  • Total Posts : 1618
  • Reward points : 4355
  • Joined: 10/26/2010
  • Location: PA
Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:12 PM
Hi Elaine, guess what?  I finally got my picture "shrunk" .  Actually the photographer who took it shrank it.  I am so happy.  It doesn't take much to make me happy.  Maybe a home baked cake from you.  I'll be waiting here in PA.  I will be happy for quite awhile now.  Isn't it great to be happy!!!!!!   Mary L
Diag. Oct 2003 with 6mm mass, IDC grade III ductal carcinoma in-situ, Inflammatory Breast Cancer stage IIIB, Her2+++.   I had A/C followed by Taxotere (only had 2tx as I had heart problems from it); Left Mastectomy followed by 35 rads.  Recurence in 9 months as skin mets to mast. site. tx Carboplatin/Herceptin,  stayed on Herceptin every other week for almost 4 years only stopping when my ejection fraction would get too low. off herceptin & ned 3 years in 2010

Change Page: << < ..11121314151617181920.. > | Showing page 12 of 178, messages 221 to 240 of 3541