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mykneesareback 10-16-2013 07:31 PM

THURSDAY'S Roll Call, Oct. 17
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So Susan, how do you make the decision now, do you talk to the surgeon tomorrow and then decide? I wish you could just have the lump removed :dunno: Hugs to you, whatever you decide!!

Sending hugs to Lainey, Verleen, Louise, and how is that bruise you had from the IV, Mary?

Shalbrihil 10-16-2013 07:45 PM

What a beautiful flower Doris. Is that a type of lily? There are so many varieties. I love them all.

Thank you for the start off see everyone in the morning. zzzzzz

mykneesareback 10-16-2013 07:47 PM

It's a Daylily, Sharon.........they make them better now, lol.

See yah tomorrow, too. :)

Widget 10-16-2013 08:07 PM

Does anyone here have diabetes? My husband has it and I am prediabetic.

Starting out here in the middle of things makes me feel like I am in the dark. Don't have time to go back and read all of the threads. I do know about Susan's tumor and from what other people have posted the past couple of days, sounds like Lainey also has a health problem. Anyway, good luck to both of you. Having to make a decision about whether or not to have a double mastectomy must be very tough.

We have an SUV and it is hard to see out the window when we back up. We almost ran over people in parking lots a few times, very scary. So we are having a backup camera put in, will be picking up the car today.

Finished all my housework yesterday and since we are eating out today, finally a day of leisure.

LoveMontana 10-16-2013 09:02 PM

Hi Doris, thanks again for the start off.

Oh just LOVE those day lillies. They are really all over the place around here.

Hi Sharon, sleep well. I'm off to the land of nod soon too. :sleepy:

Hi ya Widget, there are quite a few people on this board with diabetes and have found that there is nothing better to control it than a low carb way of eating for life.

Oh yes a back up camera is great for a large vehicle. We have one on the Motor Home and it's wonderful.

Hope to see you all tomorrow.

Norfolk Mermaid 10-17-2013 04:36 AM

The best news possible Susan!
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Mine was only a regular "every three month" blood check for cancer cells from my colon cancer also stage one but my surgery came after the chemo and radiation to shrink the lesion (got radiation burns on my colon which prolonged my recovery. Jan. 13, 2011... Internist lab and the Oncolgist nurse both use "infant sized" needles so very little bruising and usually just the one stick. I did ask him what if the blood worked did one day show something and he said x-ray and other testing would be done. I also ask for his recomendation on the bladder tuck and he wanted to know if I still had my uterus and I do so he said I "might" should go with a GYN so I'll ask my neighbor who did hers. He wanted to know when I was planning to do it and I said as soon as it finally gets cool for the winter and he laughed- he also thinks now they do it on a out patient basis- yaaaaa!
Today is hair wash day and pick up coffee supplies which I am out of- also cancer supplies so I'll get to see if my EBT card (measly 16.00) will still work. It is not much but I sure would hate to lose it.
:jumpjoy: SuSun and hugging the stuffins outta ya!

modon69478 10-17-2013 04:49 AM

Such good news to wake up to Susan!


mykneesareback 10-17-2013 05:51 AM

It's a bright and shiny day here this AM, got our butts out of bed by 7:00 AM. It's so strange how dark it is here then, compared to where we used to live.

Joyce, my dh is diabetic, it's a side effect of his anti rejection drug from the liver transplant he had 6 yrs. ago........so, he deals with it, insulin and so forth. At least now they have the pens, you don't have to carry little bottles around with you everywhere.

Need to eat some quick Sara Lee bread toast, and get dressed, finally getting a hair cut this AM. The humidity makes the hair look as though I got an egg beater to comb it with, now I know what other southern women always told me about, and it's true.

Have a good day, I have laundry and maybe unpack one more box, if I'm lucky.

SuSUN 10-17-2013 06:27 AM

Thanks Ladies I can feel the hugs all the way up here.:hugs::hugs::heart:

:jumpjoy:Great news Lainey another all clear round for you. WE just have to go with the flow don't we? Enjoy the hair shampoo today. :up:

Sharon, Lovely hair cut and it really suits you.:up:
I alas, cannot manage short hair. I wish I could then it would be easier washing and drying but styling is not my forte.:dunno:

I am going to the surgeon appointment today at 1pm with DD again. We will hear him out and then make a decision. The lumpectomy is quicker recovery so less down time and that appeals to me right now. I am not too keen on radiation afterwards but a necessity for better survival rates. So going to put on my Big Girl Thinking Cap...Ha! :confused::stars:;)

Hope to check back later...:heart:

Norfolk Mermaid 10-17-2013 06:56 AM

Yeppers, Susan- he actually used the word "perfect" when she handed him a sheet of paper with (I guess) was some kinda of instant result. NOW, it could have been something else all together???? Funny I never noticed that happening in the entire past 2 years???? But I told him I feel like sleeping beauty that this past summer it is like I came awake both mentally and physically even though I never felt in a fog or unaware or anything but I sure must have been. He strongly agreed with me that recovery from surgery takes many times more than people think it does to recover and become your old self again IF EVER you do.
I am loving my "french twist" but it is actually too long for one so I may in Nov. or Dec. et 3 or 4 inches evened off. It is now below my bra line (when I wear one) . Only had a pixi or any short hair when I was preggers with my 1967 son- I hated it and swore never again. Short was easy as well but long was still way easier for me!

Mssarge 10-17-2013 09:43 AM

Good morning all and thanks, Doris, for the startup
:jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy: HAPPY DANCE, HAPPY DANCE:jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

So Glad to hear of the good news Susan and Lainey...I know even a lumpectomy is a big decision, but it could be so much worse. We'll keep the good vibes coming your way and sending lots of hugs.:hugs::hugs::hugs:

I sure hope this post works...I've tried twice to reply to the reading thread and both times it went into limbo. Once disappeared while I was writing and the other after I hit the save button....the glitch in internet or my computer? :dunno:

Funny the posts about the hair. I was never one to fuss with hair and makeup, although when I was younger I did wear makeup and try to tweeze the brows (which I hated). I had my hair cut short when I got my first car which was a convertible and usually kept it short but when I joined the Army I couldn't mess with it so went to the "blow and go" style. Kept it that way 'til I got out, then tried to grow it....wound up with a mullet and kept putting the back up in a twist until I decided that it just wasn't me and cut it all off again....which is me.

All the blood bruises are doing fine, thank you, and turning those lovely colors. since they span over two weeks, they're in different shades so I feel as tho' I'm wearing tats.:lol:

Waiting for the medical supply to bring out some kind of device the cardiologist has ordered...he said his patients who have COPD do well with this device soooooo....we'll see what it is and I'll let you know. If it's the C-whatever, the device you sleep with, it ain't staying.

Hope you all have a great day and good things come your way (was looking at bulbs at the BX yesterday and wondering about buying some......

Widget 10-17-2013 10:09 AM

Would love to have one of those short, straight doos since straight hair is in these days, but I look dorky in a flat doo. So regardless of the fact that curls are out, I've been getting perms the past few years, so easy to take care of. Had a new beautician last time, who rolled it too tight, so Shirley Temple has nothing on me. It looks like I stuck my finger in a light socket.

My daughter has beautiful, natural curly hair, so what does she do? She straightens it. My hair is straight and I curl it... go figure.

Shalbrihil 10-17-2013 10:16 AM

Doris it's your turn now. I want to see your new hair style. :)

Mssarge 10-17-2013 01:14 PM

Yecccch! Yep, the device is similar to the C-Pap device with the mask you use at night....not sure I'll use it that way as I can't picture sleeping with a device over the mouth. We'll see. I'll probably use it during the day as an intermittent breathing device. Not sure why doc prescribed it as my oxygen levels are really high anytime they are tested. But he said he's done so for his patients who have COPD...sigh! Guess I'll learn more when I go back to see him in a couple of weeks.

Now I don't feel like sitting around the house, so may take a run out to the casino and give them what money I have (which isn't much) or see if I can walk out a winner.

type ya later

Norfolk Mermaid 10-17-2013 01:22 PM

Hi everyone,
Draggy afternoon. Warm but not so bad. I just spilled a hugely expensive container of instant coffee- I' m figuring at least 10 big mugs worth. At least it was not my fav brand container so there is that. One step forward and 2 steps back... shoot to ELL!
Thursday night is a tv night that I like. I got a Block Buster in the mail today as well but it is a already saw one years ago but liked the sound track so much that I reserved it to listen to again plus I adore "Tim Robbins"- my idea of a hunk who could put his shoes under my bed any old time. "Code 46" really good drum solos playing- movie takes place in 2070 I think. Very odd movie.
Gotta git back to that mess I made in the kitchen... got the sink and counter clean but now I need to scrub the kitchen floor.
Highs only in the 60's for quite a while starting tomorrow. Must of hit 80 or real close to it today so I am in shorts and sandals.
Mount Washmore tomorrow.
bbl or tonight after my little shows.
Oh Mary, go for those bulbs as they are so rewarding come the spring. I love any and all bulbs. I am putting in some lily of the vally and a dinner plate dalia (light purple) I picked up at the super market and when the catalog sales hit real big I will order some daffs.

Norfolk Mermaid 10-17-2013 01:30 PM

Mary, I can't imaine that divice being used either. I am gonna try my breathe rite strips tonight just to see if they help my sinus headache at all. My sister used to use that little steam machine but it stopped helping at all. She had so much wrong with her before she passed away at just 60 yrs. old.

Loretta V 10-17-2013 01:31 PM

Good news Susan. I think I might trust my surgeon on this after giving it a lot of thought.
Regardless the news is GREAT!!!

Busy, busy

birdlady 10-17-2013 02:24 PM

Great Susan,Since it a 1.. I think I'd go with the lesser,they will be watching you close.Either way it's good you have a choice.Pulling for you.
It's 4 in the afternoon, the birds are fed,the ribs are cooked,the sweet potatoes are also.The weather is pretty bleak,no sun.If we had a little sun it would be perfect.
We also filled all the feed barrels,those sacks of feed get heavier everytime.lol

LoveMontana 10-17-2013 03:13 PM

A huge congrats to both Susan and Lainey.:jumpjoy:

Mary, why not ask to try this alternative to cpap

and this

Review of oral appliances for treatment of sleep-disordered breathing

Mssarge 10-17-2013 06:40 PM

Thanks for the ideas...I'm still trying to figure out why the cardiologist is prescribing this device. It's not really a C-Pap, but quite like it. I don't have sleep apnea (I think) and my oxygen levels are high when tested. I'm thinking it's overkill but I don't see the doc until the end of the month, so can't discuss it with him. As I said, I'm not planning on using it at night, but may during the day when I'm sitting around and not really doing anything.

Quick trip to the casino and booked a small win, so feeling better about the day. I hope your day was good, too...type ya later

Mssarge 10-17-2013 07:15 PM

Just spoke to the tech that brought the device out (she had not copied the serial number correctly and needed me to ID it) and she proposes the doc had prescribed it as a means of expanding the lungs and train any nodes that are not working correctly to do their thing...she doesn't know, of course, but it's a reasonable explanation that I can live with until I see the doc....

mykneesareback 10-17-2013 07:20 PM

Mary,I just now had posted about you calling the doctor to see why you needed that thing, and you just posted that you found out why, lol lol.

TooSweetForMe 10-18-2013 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by Widget (Post 16646704)
Does anyone here have diabetes? My husband has it and I am prediabetic.

Hi, Widget. I just found this particular section of LCF and I like it pretty well. I'm T2 on oral meds and insulin. What about DH? What type is he?

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