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debrajo
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Wish we all had a buzzer in our bodies that was hard-wired to our brain, so that every time we had an ache, pain, fever, cough,ect. the darn buzzer would go off that tells our brains" No, Dummy, it's NOT cancer you just stumped your little toe on the bed post! Damn cancer debrajo

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txtrisha55
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Every twinge in the lower back or female area or ache in the leg or pinch in the chest I pause and think in the cancer has returned. I do not say anything to my family cause they cannot understand. They try but if I say anything they say that the cancer has not returned because the last scan was clear and the ca was low. trisha

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ConnieSW
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Thank God we can say whatever we need to to each other and know we will be understood. So far my only ache has been my left knee which I know is arthritis ( due to an old cross country ski injury) that always acts up when it's chill and damp. I did have a renal ultrasound last week to check out cysts on my kidneys that showed up on the ct scan. Of course I got on the Internet and learned about simple vs complex cysts. I want the simple ones!

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lovesanimals
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Joined: Sep 2011

I'm from the ovarian cancer board and I definitely want one of those buzzers! :)

Kelly

Hannah1
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Joined: Jun 2012

I also have cyst on my right kidney seen way back in 2006 and still
stable now, not growing thank God. Just keeping an eye on it for now.
Maybe I have the simple one.

janh_in_ontario
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Joined: Sep 2010

I want one -- no matter the cost! Every single ache or pain MUST be Chester back to haunt me. My life has been upside down for almost 2 years now. BUT I am still here 2 years later and other than feeling like I am about to turn 50 - I am fine. There is ALOT to be thankful for... but yes, that buzzer would be a best seller!

beila
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Joined: Sep 2012

ARE you about to turn 50?? (lol)
are you in toronto?....I am

janh_in_ontario
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Yes Beila - I am turning 50 in November and I have told all my friends I dont want to see any "funny" RIP stuff -- I am CELEBRATING turning 50 - not dreading it!

Yes - I am in Toronto - I am a Sunnybrook patient. Where are you and where do you go? I have to say this has been a bit of a nightmare for me - I have had to be my own doctor.

I dont know if there is a way private messaging me but my email is janhoddinott@rogers.com if you care to communicate privately!

Happy Thanksgiving - it is turkey day in my house! Gobble Gobble!

Jan

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txtrisha55
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This is a milestone and should be celebrated. You also get to join the Red Hat society for ladies. They have an official web site = Welcome to the place where there is fun after fifty (and before) for women of all walks of life. We believe silliness is the comedy relief of life and, since we are all in it together, we might as well join red-gloved hands and go for the gusto together. Underneath the frivolity, we share a bond of affection, forged by common life experiences and a genuine enthusiasm for wherever life takes us next. http://www.redhatsociety.com

Some other fun facts about 1962 the year you were born:

Cost of Living 1962
How Much things cost in 1962
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.20%
Average Cost of new house $12,500.00
Average Income per year $5,556.00
Average monthly rent $110.00 per month
Tuition to Harvard University $1,520.00
Average Cost of a new car $3,125.00
Eggs per dozen 32 cents
Gas per Gallon 28 cents
Factory Workers Average Take Home Pay with 3 dependents $94.87

Cuban Missile Crisis •Cuban Missile Crisis when USSR plans to deploy Missiles in Cuba brings the world to the brink of world war, the US blockades Cuba and the USSR agrees to dismantle Soviet Silos Begins On October 15th ends on November 20th

•Marilyn Monroe is found dead on August 5th after apparently overdosing on sleeping pills
•The First Wal-Mart discount store is opened by by Sam Walton in Bentonville Arkansas
•The first Kmart department store opens in Garden City, Michigan
•Oral Polio Vaccine developed by Albert Sabin given to millions of children to combat Polio
•Beatles Turned Down By Decca Records
•Release of first Beatles recording: the single "Love Me Do"
•Andy Warhol's famous painting of a can of soup
•Beverly Hill Billies is on TV
•The Dick Van **** show on TV
•Johnny Carson begins as presenter for The Tonight Show

Popular Films
•West Side Story
•Spartacus
•Lawrence of Arabia
•To Kill a Mockingbird

Popular Singers
•The Beatles
•Bob Dylan
•Chubby Checker
•Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
•Neil Sedaka
•Roy Orbison

•90% of US households own a Television Set
•The first use of silicone breast implants by Houston plastic surgeons

1962 - United States President John F. Kennedy

Enjoy your day. trish

janh_in_ontario
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Trish! Thank you so much for putting the time into digging up all this stuff for me.

I absolutely plan on celebrating and will look into the Red Hats website!

Thanks again - that is super sweet.

JanH

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debrajo
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Love it Trish! I'm old enough to remember when all that stuff was happening! God is Good!
Best, debrajo(12/27/1951)

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txtrisha55
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I remember more of the 70's as I was a in my teens then and would run around with my older sister doing all the things I should not have been doing. There for the grace of God we never got caught. Sometimes I think it is a miracle that we survived that time period. When I turned 50 my best friend (since we were 13) made me a scrapbook with red hats on it. It was great. So celebrate in still and go buy yourselve a red hat with purple ribbon on it. There is a poem that started it...When I am an old women I will dress in purple and wear a red hat...

I can remember looking for coke bottles to cash in to get money for gas for my sisters car and to pile up the car to go to the drive in. Great times. trisha

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debrajo
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I loved the 60's! remember when the gas stations would have 'gas wars" to compete. Gas here got as low as 13c! They would also give away freebies if you filled your tank. My husband I outfitted our first apartment with them! Wiah knew then what know now! Sigh!!! debrajo

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debrajo
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One of these days one will be invented...and I'm using all of you as wittnesses that I thought of it first! I could send my son to college without the help of Visa or Mastercard! I get antsy before I have to go back to Houston and this time the ants are chewing on my nerves early! Geezes, I don't go back til Nov.21!!! Debrajo

HellieC
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Joined: Nov 2010

Yep - I want a buzzer too! That antsy feeling (new word to me in the UK - I love it!) is just how I'm feeling. 3 months into hormone therapy, feeling great, no pain but have to wait until 6th Nov for scan and 14th Nov for appt with onco to find out if hormones are woking. Antsy - and some......!!!
Helen

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debrajo
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Here's another great discriptive phrase for you Helen : Hebbie-jebbies...the goose bump feeling inside of you while you're waiting for the lab results and you can hear the dr. and staff in the hall talking and laughing!! Our lives are lived in minutes! Know you will do fine in Nov. Best, Debrajo

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jazzy1
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I love the idea. I remember having been NED for a year and asking the local therapy group I attend, how do you lovely ladies get thru the jitters every time having to wait for test or scan results? Told me, keep busy and try to not think about it...as it doesn't get much better, just have to get used to it. Darn...hoping it would pass as we progress past the initial diagnosis.

One thing my oncologist told me if I have pain and it's continual in one area for a while, get in to see him. Now it's the pain is here and there and not constant in one place, shouldn't worry. Now when I feel pain, I remind myself of the docs suggestion. Seems to help "a bit"!!!

WAIT is a 4-letter word!!!!!!!!!

Hugs,
Jan

seaturtle
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Joined: Aug 2012

Count me in. I have to return to Dartmouth next week - they found something else - I want that buzzer to tell me I don't have to check for bleeding every time I go to the bathroom.

janh_in_ontario
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Joined: Sep 2010

First thing I do - and I thought those days were OVER!
Big hugs

JanH

soromer
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Joined: Mar 2011

I know it's terribly hard to wait. Good luck with keeping busy otherwise; the days will pass.

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