October Birthdays

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Let us help you celebrate! After all, we fight HARD to make it to these dang birthdays, right? If you have a birthday in October, please reply and tell us when it is, and if you plan to celebrate! We ALL honor you, and will be so glad to wish you a HAPPY Birthday!

 

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  • dgrdalton
    dgrdalton Member Posts: 161 Member
    edited October 2021 #2
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    Thank you!

    My 70th birthday is October 12th and my husband and I will have our 51st wedding anniversary on Oct 16th. Last year we didn't know for awhile if i would be here. We all thought I was dying, then my oncologist took me off the meds I was on because they were so toxic to my system. We are grateful for another year! Our kids will be here the 13th, so we will celebrate then. The youngest 3 are girls, 6, 8, and 10! So always fun!

    Donna

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,688 Member
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    Donna

    I am so glad you are still here.  Enjoy your birthday and anniversary to the hilt. I think memories are the best thing we can give our grands!

  • Quilter_1
    Quilter_1 Member Posts: 117 Member
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    dgrdalton said:

    Thank you!

    My 70th birthday is October 12th and my husband and I will have our 51st wedding anniversary on Oct 16th. Last year we didn't know for awhile if i would be here. We all thought I was dying, then my oncologist took me off the meds I was on because they were so toxic to my system. We are grateful for another year! Our kids will be here the 13th, so we will celebrate then. The youngest 3 are girls, 6, 8, and 10! So always fun!

    Donna

    Happy birthday and

    Happy birthday and anniversary to you Donna, 70 is a milestone birthday for sure.  I celebrated 70 in June and we will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in 2024.  May you celebrate many more birthdays and anniversaries.  Put on your dancing shoes, even if they are in pair of sneakers.

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,814 Member
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    Happy Birthday Donna! So glad

    Happy Birthday Donna! So glad to see your smiling face pop up. I hope you celebrate many more birthdays and are able to spend lots of time with your grandchildren.

    Love and Hugs,

    Cindi

  • Lyn70
    Lyn70 Member Posts: 214 Member
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    dgrdalton said:

    Thank you!

    My 70th birthday is October 12th and my husband and I will have our 51st wedding anniversary on Oct 16th. Last year we didn't know for awhile if i would be here. We all thought I was dying, then my oncologist took me off the meds I was on because they were so toxic to my system. We are grateful for another year! Our kids will be here the 13th, so we will celebrate then. The youngest 3 are girls, 6, 8, and 10! So always fun!

    Donna

    Happy Happy

    Donna, 

    Enjoy your October BD and anniversary!

    I saw you traveled to St. Louis for treatment. I live in St. Louis.

    You know a nice Italian dinner on The Hill or just Imo's pizza at home is a great way to celebrate you are indeed still here with us. ((Hugs))

  • Harmanygroves
    Harmanygroves Member Posts: 486 Member
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    dgrdalton said:

    Thank you!

    My 70th birthday is October 12th and my husband and I will have our 51st wedding anniversary on Oct 16th. Last year we didn't know for awhile if i would be here. We all thought I was dying, then my oncologist took me off the meds I was on because they were so toxic to my system. We are grateful for another year! Our kids will be here the 13th, so we will celebrate then. The youngest 3 are girls, 6, 8, and 10! So always fun!

    Donna

    Happy Birthday to Youuuuuu!!!!!!

    Oh, Donna! WHAT a story! and here you are, with your beautiful smile. Thank goodness they took you off that medication so you can be here. I'm smiling and celebrating you and your family. Enjoy every moment, Queen! You deserve so much joy!

    Big hugs from Deb 2 <3

     

  • Harmanygroves
    Harmanygroves Member Posts: 486 Member
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    dgrdalton said:

    Thank you!

    My 70th birthday is October 12th and my husband and I will have our 51st wedding anniversary on Oct 16th. Last year we didn't know for awhile if i would be here. We all thought I was dying, then my oncologist took me off the meds I was on because they were so toxic to my system. We are grateful for another year! Our kids will be here the 13th, so we will celebrate then. The youngest 3 are girls, 6, 8, and 10! So always fun!

    Donna

    Happy Birthday to Youuuuuu!!!!!!

    Ooh, a double posting. Must be good luck!

     

  • woodstock99
    woodstock99 Member Posts: 206 Member
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    Happy Birthday to all! 

    Happy Birthday to all! 

  • jan9wils
    jan9wils Member Posts: 202 Member
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    Happy Birthday Donna!

    I''ll be 66 on the 18th. I'm grateful we are both here to celebrate another year.  I do hope you get some pain relief right away. It's so difficult to enjoy yourself when you are in pain.  I recovered from the immunotherapy trial I was on (it almost killed me) and will have a 3 month check up with my oncologist this month. Fingers crossed nothing has grown.

    Jan

  • dgrdalton
    dgrdalton Member Posts: 161 Member
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    Quilter_1 said:

    Happy birthday and

    Happy birthday and anniversary to you Donna, 70 is a milestone birthday for sure.  I celebrated 70 in June and we will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in 2024.  May you celebrate many more birthdays and anniversaries.  Put on your dancing shoes, even if they are in pair of sneakers.

    Thank you, Quilter 1!

    You always fascinate me because of the name Quilter 1. I love to make quilts and find it is the one place I can really be creative. I did just finish a quilt for the youngest, 6 yo granddaughter. But it took much longer and a few redos as my brain doesn't function well. I hope you are able to quilt!

    Donna D

  • dgrdalton
    dgrdalton Member Posts: 161 Member
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    Thank you everyone!

    l did get some pain pills; that and Tylenol helps. (It does cause issues, though.) My husband and I have been so blessed to see the many places we've seen and to have the wooded land we have with a river. Writing it down does help me remember how blessed we really are!
    Jan, I do hope you have a wonderful birthday! 

    Happy Birthday to all our October birthdays. This is a great idea, harmonygroves!

    Donna D

  • Fridays Child
    Fridays Child Member Posts: 278 Member
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    Happy Birthday to all!

    Especially Donna on your 70th!

     

    From one October baby to the rest of you!

  • Maxster
    Maxster Member Posts: 102 Member
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    Happy Birthday to All!

    I want to wish everyone a wonderful birthday celebration.  Each year is a blessing!

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,444 Member
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    dgrdalton said:

    Thank you!

    My 70th birthday is October 12th and my husband and I will have our 51st wedding anniversary on Oct 16th. Last year we didn't know for awhile if i would be here. We all thought I was dying, then my oncologist took me off the meds I was on because they were so toxic to my system. We are grateful for another year! Our kids will be here the 13th, so we will celebrate then. The youngest 3 are girls, 6, 8, and 10! So always fun!

    Donna

    Happy birthday and

    Happy birthday and anniversary, Donna!!!  So happy to hear from you. Hugs!

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,444 Member
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    jan9wils said:

    Happy Birthday Donna!

    I''ll be 66 on the 18th. I'm grateful we are both here to celebrate another year.  I do hope you get some pain relief right away. It's so difficult to enjoy yourself when you are in pain.  I recovered from the immunotherapy trial I was on (it almost killed me) and will have a 3 month check up with my oncologist this month. Fingers crossed nothing has grown.

    Jan

    Happy birthday, Jan!!!! 

    Happy birthday, Jan!!!!  Fingers are crossed dear!

  • Dak82
    Dak82 Member Posts: 109 Member
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    jan9wils said:

    Happy Birthday Donna!

    I''ll be 66 on the 18th. I'm grateful we are both here to celebrate another year.  I do hope you get some pain relief right away. It's so difficult to enjoy yourself when you are in pain.  I recovered from the immunotherapy trial I was on (it almost killed me) and will have a 3 month check up with my oncologist this month. Fingers crossed nothing has grown.

    Jan

    Enjoy!

    I read your story for the first time and your experience with recurring tumors struck home. Happy birthday and praying for "all's clear".

    Deb1

  • Dak82
    Dak82 Member Posts: 109 Member
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    October 1st

    I had my 61st on 1 Oct. My Mom came to Utah and we went to my favorite Mexican restaurant in Salt Lake City, Red Iguana. A few days earlier I had my first of the double doses of dostarlimab at a 6-week interval. A week later nothing to report. My oncologist seems happy--says all my numbers are good and I don't have any increase in physical symptoms. I am having significant pain in my upper left chest and back and down my arm. Doctor thinks it's a larger tumor up against the chest wall that may be pressing on a nerve. So I'm off to visit the RO to discuss radiation to shrink it and reduce the pain.

    Best news is I got a new stent that is so much more comfortable although I still can't really run with it. However the incontinence is much less as is the constant irritation. I visited the urologist to discuss surgery and he is more concerned about my apparent very atrophied left kidney and wants to do a renal scan before discussing options. Seems ureter resections can get very complex while removing a kidney, not so much. Strange thought.

    But mostly good at this point and hoping the same to all my October birthday sisters!

    Deb1

  • Spydergal
    Spydergal Member Posts: 57 Member
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    Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday October ladies

  • Spydergal
    Spydergal Member Posts: 57 Member
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    dgrdalton said:

    Thank you, Quilter 1!

    You always fascinate me because of the name Quilter 1. I love to make quilts and find it is the one place I can really be creative. I did just finish a quilt for the youngest, 6 yo granddaughter. But it took much longer and a few redos as my brain doesn't function well. I hope you are able to quilt!

    Donna D

    Quilters

    Wow, there are three of us that quilt. I started making quilts a couple years ago. I purchased a babylock and I have a brother which was way cheaper. The funny thing is I like using the smaller, cheaper Brother. The brother is my machine of choice when taking it to classes and smaller projects. I don't make large quilts, at least not yet. I like making smaller quilts especially decorative quilts to hang on the wall. Also, quilt table runners, purses, etc. I've been busy doing that for the holidays the past three weeks so I haven't been on here. quilting is a great way to reduce stress. Now doing that binding is stressful, I HATE sewing the binding, absolutely hate it. Quilting is fun until it's time to do that, lol. 

  • Fridays Child
    Fridays Child Member Posts: 278 Member
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    Spydergal said:

    Quilters

    Wow, there are three of us that quilt. I started making quilts a couple years ago. I purchased a babylock and I have a brother which was way cheaper. The funny thing is I like using the smaller, cheaper Brother. The brother is my machine of choice when taking it to classes and smaller projects. I don't make large quilts, at least not yet. I like making smaller quilts especially decorative quilts to hang on the wall. Also, quilt table runners, purses, etc. I've been busy doing that for the holidays the past three weeks so I haven't been on here. quilting is a great way to reduce stress. Now doing that binding is stressful, I HATE sewing the binding, absolutely hate it. Quilting is fun until it's time to do that, lol. 

    Another Semi-quilter

    Here is another semi-quilter.  Haven't done it in a long time now due to a pinched nerve in my  neck and then some trigger finger issues.  May try to start up again but just too busy right now - although I have an unfinished one I should start on.  Like you, Spydergal, the binding is not my favorite part, but you can't exactly do it first to get it out of the way!