Daily Diary of Joy

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Army Mom
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:49 PM
It is raining today, but I am happy still. I sit here at working taking a mortgage licensing class, looking out though the cooridor at the US flag that is waving in the wind.
I am happy that I have just over 4 hrs of this class left today and 4 hours tomorrow.
Grace 

Lumpectomy June 18,2009
4 rounds T/C DONE !
33 rounds of rads DONE !!
1 yr of Herceptin - DONE  !!!
2 yrs Tamoxafen/ taken off due to elevated liver enzymes.
oophorectomy 05/2012

March 27,2015 DX right breast
Lumpectomy April 16th 2015
To start chemo soon

54 years young  :)
Mother of 2 sons in US Army
Wife of wonderful husband
and of course I am now.
KOMAN STRONG  :)



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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, March 11, 2010 3:13 PM
THIS THREAD has brought joy to the end of my hectic work day.
And tears of grateful joy when I read that Grace's boys are BOTH on US soil!!
MaryJo
DX 6/27/08, 1 wk before 45th b'day

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, March 11, 2010 3:38 PM


My joy today is knowing I'm getting a tax refund, having a new kitchen window installed (I rent), and, last but not least, I bought a couple of temporary tattoos to put on my implant breast.  I want her to have her own identity and am planning on having a beautiful something or other tattooed on her rather than a nipple.  So I figure temporary tattoos are a good way of experimenting...  I'm really excited about this!

Stay joyous sistahs!  

Hug,
Elaine
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Thursday, March 11, 2010 6:31 PM
Elaine - you are hilarious!  I love it.
Thanks for making me laugh
11/6/09 Dx IDC
11/24/09 Lumpectomy, Sentinel node
Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.6 cm, ER/PR+, Her-, Node neg (2) 
Oncotype 16, 12/22/09
Rads to start Jan 20 2010 -
Rads DONE March 5 2010!
Tamox 5 yrs, start March 24, 2010
BRCA neg
age 44 at dx
So WI

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Friday, March 12, 2010 3:29 PM
Got to go back to work - everyone is extremely supportive and helpful! 

Sharon
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Saturday, March 13, 2010 6:57 AM
Having a video chat with the Family in Australia, all looking so well and happy.
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


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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Saturday, March 13, 2010 7:55 AM
Sharon, aren't video chats the best?  My grandson Andreas (5 years old) is constantly IChatting me.... I love it, even though he usually doesn't have much say.  Mostly, he likes to use the special effects to change the image!!  LOL  I can include this is my joy for sure :)

Workmates from the Salk Institute where I worked for 30 years, are coming up to spend the day.  You just know, we're going to eat, drink and be merry!  I've been retired almost four years, but these ladies are friends forever.

Sorry, didn't mean to go on and on....  

Hug,
Elaine



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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Saturday, March 13, 2010 10:54 AM
I just got back from my walk. It is soooo beautiful here in South Florida today.

Dx IDC Left Breast 4/09
Bilat mast with expanders 6/09
PR+ER+Her2-
Grade 2/2.5cm
OncoDx15
Brca-
4tax/4cytox-DONE!
recon to follow

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Saturday, March 13, 2010 10:55 AM
Oh,
I have my first hair appt today after 8 months. There's joy in that.
Dx IDC Left Breast 4/09
Bilat mast with expanders 6/09
PR+ER+Her2-
Grade 2/2.5cm
OncoDx15
Brca-
4tax/4cytox-DONE!
recon to follow

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Sunday, March 14, 2010 9:51 AM
I am filled with joy today because I have only one chemo left; because my post-mastectomy path report was so positive the radiation oncologist said she had never seen one that good after neoadjunctive chemo ("cancer burden: 0"), that I am grateful to God, my family, my friends, and all you Komen sisters that are always there for me.  Bless you all!
married 19 years to my hubbie
mom to 3 kiddos (5, 7 & 8)
diag. inv. ductal carcinoma, stage IIB/IIIA, her2+
Phase I: 12 wks neoadjuvant herceptin/taxol (DONE!)
Phase II: bilateral mast. on 1/8/2010 (DONE!) Path report:  total tumor evaporation from Phase I!
Phase III: 12 wks a/c chemo starting 1/29/2010 (DONE!)
Phase IV: 5 wks rads (DONE!) 
Phase V: herceptin thru Dec. 2010
Phase VI: arimidex thru July 2015
NED since Jan. 20

Sharon
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Sunday, March 14, 2010 10:53 AM
The Joy of Grandchildren......the 5 year old in Australia got hold of her Father's Mobile and decided to phone us here in Spain at 4am our time and then promptly hung up 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


Army Mom
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, March 15, 2010 10:38 AM
LMAO  Sharon !!  I do not have any grandkids yet but this just cracks me up.
This has given me JOY !!!!!
Grace 

Lumpectomy June 18,2009
4 rounds T/C DONE !
33 rounds of rads DONE !!
1 yr of Herceptin - DONE  !!!
2 yrs Tamoxafen/ taken off due to elevated liver enzymes.
oophorectomy 05/2012

March 27,2015 DX right breast
Lumpectomy April 16th 2015
To start chemo soon

54 years young  :)
Mother of 2 sons in US Army
Wife of wonderful husband
and of course I am now.
KOMAN STRONG  :)



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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, March 15, 2010 11:29 AM


Went to the gym (always a joy), then put the top down for drive home, switched on the radio and the Beach Boys were singing California Girls!  I pumped up the volume and felt the joy!  

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 
 






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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, March 15, 2010 12:20 PM
Had my 3 year old granddaughter call her Bumpa and me to tell us about the dead possum along the edge of the road.... not so happy for the possum but hillarious for us!!!
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 

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Monday, March 15, 2010 6:35 PM
I heard the sound of the waves lapping on the beach as the tide was in as I walked today.  It was a tougher walk on soft sand but the birds were singing and the whole hour made me forget my worries and feel glad to be alive:)
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

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:29 AM
I took my oldest daughter, who turned 14 on Sunday, to spend some of her birthday money last night at Target and Marshall's.  After finding two outfits she really liked, we shared a bag of Cadbury Mini-Eggs on the way home and when we were getting out of the car she said "Thank you for taking me shopping, Mom."   Wow.




Amy D. dx 8/6/08 @ 42
Upstate NY
Loving husband and two beautiful daughters (16 & 18)
IDC; Stage 3A; grade 2; 5.5cm; E+P+HR-; 2/13 +
LM 8/21/08; chemo 9/29/08 AC x4; taxol x12;
Avastin 9/08 thru 9/09
; 28 Rads;Tamoxifen 5 years
Disc Tamoxifen - started Femara - 4/13; Ooph - 12/13; Reconstruction - Free Tram Flap Surgery - 12/14

Jean Southward
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:31 AM
My husband called this morning to say he was sorry.  Sorry because he has taken to letting things get to him and make him vocal and negative.  Whether it's his view on the weather man or politics or the neighbors stuff blowing into our yard, it just seemed he was making a lot of noise about things that had never mattered before.  Things that to me should matter even less now.  I told him I thought the stress was taking a gentle spirited man I love and need and making him angry.  I don't want him to be sorry.  This is not his fault.  Just like it isn't my fault.  I think today we may have taken a bigger step towards healing.  This disease takes it's toll on our families too.  It has to be so hard to be in his shoes as well.  But for my sake I need him to get past this anger.  So today we start working on our inner spirits. We will continue to move forward.
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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 

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:45 AM
Jean, 


I don't know if you will relate to this quote, but I read it often to remind myself "to love the fool in me".... I am not perfect (really? :) Somehow I thought of it when I read your post -- you're right, this is hard on us and the people who love us.  


"I must learn to love the fool in me -- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many
chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.  It alone protects me against the utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool."


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 
 






Jean Southward
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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:58 AM
Elaine, I love it and have pasted it to save.  I love quotable quotes (as you can note by my signature).  I have a number of them at home now.  Some stitched on fabric, some painted on boards and others that were the wall art you rub onto the wall.  I have a little bit in every room of my house.  I like to read them over and over as inspiration.  I now have yours.  Thank you!
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 

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Re:Daily Diary of Joy - Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:18 AM
Jean --  I'm so happy you do the same thing I do and that you liked the quote.  I love quotes as they often express what I feel or remind me of how I want to live my life.  I have them on my fridge, and now I've taken to typing them out and have collected them in a file on the computer!   
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 
 






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