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sueholm
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hi everyone. i gonna start this thread, in the hope we can all find a litle humour to tell each other. i need to keep my sense of humour, and it is bit of a struggle at the moment. however, i think yu can all picture me with my big white plastic bowl on the sofa beside me! havent had to use it yet, but i am taking no chances. does anyone want a tabby cat? very friendly, talks all time. favorite playthings - toilet rolls, sink drain, soap powder scoop, dirt in plants, shoe laces and can lids. will donate to loving home. freight included. best wishes for a good day. susan

tiger
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Tiger here, I wish you could have seen me last night, I went shopping with my neighbor,and we went into an accessorie shop, I tried on a hotpink,sequined cowboy hat, and it looked good!!!Now if I were a stripper I would have bought it,but I am the boobless wonder at the moment, its ok,I can laugh about it. I have two cats and a dog,talk about needed a sense of humour to put up with them chasing each other about all day, mind you they are great company when everyone is at school,work,napping etc. I used to have a manx cat when I was young and she would position her bum over the drain hole in the tub and pee down it,she only pooped in her litter box. Of course it was a female,a male would not be that smart!!!!
You know, I cannot throw up sitting up,it comes out my nose, I have to sit on the toilet and bend over a bucket. Beautiful eh? Yogurt helps to keep the tummy settled. I hope I dont offend anyone,but being all women we can all appreciate this: Why does God give women yeast infections? So we know what it is like to live with a miserable c-nt!!!! of course that was sent to me by a man!!!! Name 10 things men know about women?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.we have boobs.(most of us anyway!!) fight the good fight!!! Love and hugs, Tiger xo

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sueholm
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tiger, i saw your earlier message about chills, but hesitated to reply, cos i am not on herceptin. however, after reading this message, who cares! i am finding that even on A/c my mood swings are amazing. one minute a blubbering idiot, the next flirting with the neighbor! so don't feel bad. enjoy the fun parts! i went shopping for hats today. now, that was fun. i live in a small town, so know everyone in the stores. they were so great!. one of my biggest problems at the moment is that my body clock is right off. i'm up at 3.30 ready to take on the world, or at least 3 lovers, and by 8.30 dead on my feet. pls don't tell anyone i am 55, that would take away half the fun! ok, i will go find the toilet roll again now, murder the cat, and chat with yu again. love susan

jane38
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My highlight when I was so sick with the chemo stuff is that my oldest daughter would take me for my treatments. She looks a great deal like me and unfortunately she has inherited the gene for early gray hair. I am 62 and she is 43. We would be in the elevator and people would ask if we were sisters. Of course I would very proudly say that we were mother and daughter. However, there were times when the devil got in me and I would say that she was my mother! One time when I was in the emergency room, really sick and in terrible pain (so you know how I looked) there was even one nurse who asked if we were TWINS! Made my day. My daughter dyed her hair the next week. I loved it! Jane

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sueholm
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see, jane, i didnt even realize you are 62!, so that must be your secret to success. i will remember that. and that will be an achievement cos it seems right now i cant even remember what day it is. rough night for me, but light now, so that's always better. take care. susan

jackies
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Hi Jane. What a great story about you and your "elderly daughter"! I can relate to gray hair. Although I don't have much of it yet (not to mention any hair period!), my husband Rob began turning gray in his late 20's. Luckily, he has a baby face, or he would look much older than 42! Actually, my hair has started to regrow. I began noticing "stubble" after my 4th A/C treatment (most excitement I'd had in months!). Although I'm trying not to get my hopes up about how soon I can go without my "rug". Take care! Jackie

nancys
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Oh Jane what a funny story!!You must encourage your daughter that she too, will stay looking young just like her mom. The two of you sound like great friends. Sometimes just that little bit of "feel good experience" will brighten a day. Your Friend,, Nancy

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sueholm
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My chemo brain is a source of great hilarity to me. Yesterday i was eating this cake type thing, and wanted to tell love on my life in californai about it on messenger. but couldnt remember the name of it. I have eaten it for 20 years, it has nuts and sugar in it on top of a pastry base, and sometimes its in little round shapes and someitmes in a slab. Now, i did finally remember the name of it to tell what's his name in california, but that was yesterday, and I lost it again. You know the stuff. Not nanaimo bar, the other stuff. why can't I remeeeeeember. Just a sec, it's gonna come to me, I know it is....................not brownies.........aaaah, yes, butter tarts! took me all that time to get it! but I did! way to go susan!

tiger
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Hey Sue, Tiger here, yup, this memory loss thing is different for sure. I went to bed the other night and left the dog outside, finally my husband noticed and let him in, yesterday I sent my youngest to his room, my hubby came in and James was bawling, so my hubby asked why I had sent him to his room and I drew a complete blank.
How long does this last? By the way, aw shoot, lost it. oh well, take care!!
Hugs from Tiger xo

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mjdp2
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I find that I am more easily distracted when listening to a speaker. It feels like I have developed Attention Deficit Disorder. I also notice I can't remember where I park my car at the mall. I come out and think it is stolen!! Learning to laugh at my mistakes more and more. Margaret

cherdaetwyler
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Joined: Dec 2000

Hi all,
yeah, I just blame in on being too busy to remember everything.
make lists of what has to be done and what should be done, and misplace them

we'll all just have to keep on keepin' on, and laughing all the way
cher

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sueholm
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witchcat, i see by your LOL that yu must play games at yahoo. i play euchre and gin and hearts. send me an emeail if yu would like to play. love susan

jackies
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Hi Sue. Just thought I'd add my 2 cents to the mood swing discussion. I found while I was taking A/C that I would get extremely depressed about 4-5 days after chemo. I mean I was balling my eyes out, and I didn't care who saw or heard me do it! My wonderful husband caught on after 2 cycles, and began to prepare himself for my emotional frenzy. Isn't it amazing the crazy things these drugs can do to us? I'm now on Taxotere. I get #2 on Monday the 27th. Wish me luck. Take care. Jackie

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gjjoybug
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I can identify -- I'm reading these messages at 5:48 a.m., having been up for almost 2 hours. 3:30 is my magic moment, usually. Maybe it's menopause. My sense of humor is my greatest source of strength these days (along with my wonderful husband). He's taking pictures of me each week so we can do a survivor's scrapbook later. The wig lady was pretty surprised to be asked to pose. Might as well leave them laughing!

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sueholm
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ok it's me again. i think i may have just had the expereince which will keep me laughing for years to come. ok here goes..................i have been sleeping so badly, and shaking so much doc had prescribed a sedative. abt week ago. i took for coupld days amd it help shaking. took two one night and helped me sleep for abt five hrs. but i am very cautious abt sedatives. got addicted to ativan in previous life. so i didnt take any more for abt four days. then, so little sleep again i was feeling desperate. so fri night, about 8 pm i took the max, three that doc had prescribed. sat down at computer and friend came up on messenger. great. we chat, we get into quite heavy discussion. we close. i go to get up off sofa, and realize i am reeeeeeeeaaaaaaally groggy. i stagger, literally, along the hall, and succeed in finding bedroom mainly because it is straight ahead. i put hand on bed to get in. and i miss the bed! it's only the biggest thing in the small room. King size, with bright quilt, but i miss the dam thing. i fall between bed and light bedside table. not hurt. make second attemtp at getting into the bed, and this time i succeed. sleep. seven hours. but that's not the end of it. in the morning i cant find glasses. three quarter hr later, cos i very blind without, i succeed, during grid search of bedroom floor on hands and knees. the world is in focus again. i am still laughing, even as i write this. yu better be smiling. at least. ps last night i made it into bed on first attempt. love susan

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