Daily Diary of Joy

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, February 04, 2014 7:58 AM
Sharonma - love that you are finding joy in the snow with your skis and family :)  Yes, we're desperate for some rain here...the few drops we're getting aren't going to help much.

Me - Back to Palm Springs for a couple of days next week.  Very busy March and April....Vegas, Texas, Italy!  Taking Italian classes before my trip in hope of recognizing a few words at least :)  

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, February 04, 2014 9:44 AM
Crazy weather here on the east coast, and Midwest.  I hope you westies get the rain you need.  Scary thinking of how this drought will eventually affect the whole country in so many ways:(

Elaine, keep practicing this ..."vino"!   There is a pretty good google translation app you can download.  We found that English is widely spoken in major cities,.  really good restaurants and little places off the beaten path generally don't, or have someone on staff with picollo English ! 
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node neg stage1 gr ll
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, March 03, 2014 7:21 AM
Had yearly mamo and all is clear!  This was my first 3D and the radiologist wants me back in 6 months for another baseline.  I was told not to worry it is just routine......Unfortunately I had to start insulin this week for my diabetes. Hopefully it is just temporary.  But I feel great and am determined to lose 50 pounds by the end of the year. Hope you are all getting ready for spring!
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, March 03, 2014 9:39 AM
Thats wonderful news Annette and good luck with the weightloss, we're having a lovely spring day here today:)
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, March 03, 2014 9:42 PM
congrats on the news Annette
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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.
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 8:37 AM
YAY Annette!!  
Nanners not working...picture them here :)

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 5:36 PM
Great news Annette! (Not about the insulin, and hope it will be temporary)

Hope everyone is well and getting through the last few weeks of winter (west coasters disregard)!

Had a wonderful day with a friend at the Philadelphia flower show, Articulture. I am in awe of such creativity!  The bonanza as we were leaving was a free wine&spirits tasting.  Yummy!
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,  

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, March 06, 2014 8:43 AM
Congrats, Annette! Great news!

I hope that all my snowbound friends are doing all right in the mess on the east coast and the midwest. My sister lives in Highland Park, IL and just announced that they're thinking of moving to Southern California. She's never expressed that desire before, but I guess with both of them in their mid-70s, they want someplace easier to live. I hope they can make it happen.

All is well here. We spent a wonderful week in Palm Desert last week. While it was storming here, we had sunshine and 80 degrees every day. So, I got the rain I wanted--I just didn't have to be in it! As we drove home--it's about 400 miles--we went through various rain showers and saw two of the most amazing rainbows. I posted a photo of one of them on Facebook.

The countdown to my Ireland trip has begun now that March is here. I leave on March 27, arrive in Dublin on the 28th and meet Tricia on the 29th! I can't wait! 

Love to all xo
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
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, March 06, 2014 12:45 PM
I can't wait either Rena and have you marked on the calendar, not that we'd forget anyway lol!!  I sent Una over a small box of T shirts and badges and hair bands for St Paddys Day but Ian just called earlier to say Edinburgh don't have a parade at all and as he'll be in San Francisco with work commitments Una and Michiko will be spending the day with friends but Una will be all dressed up on the day and they'll take lots of photo's!:)
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, March 06, 2014 11:09 PM
Tricia, be sure to post some photos of Una in her St Paddy's Day garb! She's so cute! I hope Ian enjoys his time in San Francisco. We'll be up there on Saturday to see Karen. 
Rena age 66 California Central Coast
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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 - Friday, March 07, 2014 6:37 AM
Thanks Rena, Ian loves it there and has some friends too, usually he doesn't get to San Francisco and is based in San Diego so he's delighted this time he'll get to visit.:)
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Friday, March 07, 2014 6:37 AM
Thanks Rena, Ian loves it there and has some friends too, usually he doesn't get to San Francisco and is based in San Diego so he's delighted this time he'll get to visit.:)
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Friday, March 07, 2014 8:52 AM
Tricia and Rena:  I love that you two will meet this month!!  Please take lots of photos and post them on FB!!  

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Friday, March 07, 2014 12:23 PM
Will do Elaine and thanks!dancingcat
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Sunday, March 09, 2014 11:38 AM
So happy that you two will be getting together this month!  Enjoy!
I am making my corned beef and cabbage tomorrow for St. Patrick's Day. I know it's not until next week but the family can all get together then.  I had my toasted Irish soda bread with butter for breakfast this morning.  Looking forward to the parade in Manhattan!  Love this time of year.  Looking forward to baseball and bbq's.  Not to mention a nice thunder storm to scare me.
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

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Sunday, March 09, 2014 12:49 PM
You're making me hungry Annette!!!:) Enjoy!
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Sunday, March 09, 2014 2:17 PM
Finished making vacation plans yesterday.  I am heading back to San Diego in May to see what I didn't last time. Not planning on leaving San Diego this time so I should be able to see what we want.  Not even telling family this time that we are going to be there.  
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 - Sunday, March 09, 2014 3:21 PM
Thanks Elaine and Annette! Can't wait! I'm terrible at taking pictures--both remembering to do it and actually taking a decent photo. I am going to find my little digital camera (hopefully) instead of relying on my iPhone. 

Mmmm, the soda bread sounds wonderful, Annette! We ate in an Irish pub in San Francisco yesterday. One of the women at the next table was from Ireland, so we talked briefly about my trip. Karen's school is in the same neighborhood, and she said that most of the children in her class are of either Asian or Irish descent. It's such an interesting city. We went grocery shopping with Karen, and I saw Asian produce that I'd never seen or heard of before. She was buying lemon grass and other exotic items to make Thai yellow curry. 

Tina, have a wonderful time in San Diego. I totally understand you wanting to stay in one place and make this YOUR trip. There is so much to see and do there, and the city is really beautiful. Have a ball!
Rena age 66 California Central Coast
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Dx 1986 IDC ER/PR negative 22 positive lymph nodes
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October 2007: New chassis and spark plugs!

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Sunday, March 09, 2014 6:31 PM
Rena - Yes, I love shopping in Asian markets!  

Tina - Hope we can see each other this time!  

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Sunday, March 09, 2014 10:29 PM
Thanks, Rena

Elaine-I hope so too

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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