Carolyn, You are lucky it didn't back up into your house! We have a septic system and drainage field bc we live in the country side. You can not out any type of wipes, feminine products, or baby products down the toilet! We have had a clog twice now in the pipe that exits the house. First one was a major back up and ruined the whole family room. It was a big insurance claim and clean up. Walls cut, carpet ruined, etc.Second one was a mess but we were able to clean it up ourselves! Thankful we put down a ceramic tile floor! We had to rent a power auger to clean out the pipe. Luckily hubby is handy. Hubby doesn't know it, but I flush all the toilets now 4x in a row 3x a day. I'm hoping putting just clean water through helps keep the pipe cleaned out! I really want him to rent the auger twice a year and run it through for prevention. He thinks I'm crazy! FF
We've had a dry fryer for about three years now, basically for the same reason as you Carolyn trying to keep hubby healthy. Found it really good. I use a tiny bit of coconut oil ( one with no taste) and it makes great healthy chips. If you use sweet potatoes keep the skin on or else they fall apart.
We hardly ever fry anything but I love chips and would love homemade chips, I'll be interested to hear if the chips tast as good as 'real' chips
Carolyn, I have deep fryer, but I'm very interested in this dry fryer. I've never heard of it. Let me know how you like it. FF
Avrelia, I hope you can have your choice! Sometimes I think the worst part of this journey is the battles we have to fight over what we want! Then add in everyday battles paying bills, things breaking, colds, flu etc. It is all exhausting! This could lead you to be an alcoholic!
Carolyn, Your post sounds like you have perked up a bit! What is this fryer that you are talking about?
Snow amounts were not what they called for! There is a nice slab of ice with about 2 inches of wet heavy snow on top! I was bummed we didn't get the 10! I like one big snow, but only one! We are supposed to have winds of 35mph and gust up to 50mph starting soon. It's supposed to go down to 15°. A drop of 50° since yesterday.
Janette, I'm not a city girl! I haven't been to NYC since I was in high school. It is only about 2 1/2 hrs to there. I have always wanted to go at Christmas time, but can't handle the walking now. I did go to San Francisco and loved it! New Orleans and Nashville are fun too. The New England States are beautiful in Autumn, but November would be too late. I would suggest seeing Bryce Cannon, Yellow Stone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon. If you come this year and are within a few hours of me, I would be willing to drive where you are and meet up. That is if you would like. FF
Glad you are feeling better, Carolyn.
Everyone stay safe and warm in the cold weather (be careful in the snow and ice, ff).
Avrelia - I can't help you with your decision, but just want to say that it is your decision - don't let people try to make you do something you don't want. You have all my sympathy.
Hugs to all. Barton.x
Thank you Babsy, and yes, I know it has spread...That is why I want to make sure I am not helping IT get over, rather do my best to slow everything down. If a surgery is an option, I would opt for it. Is Carolyn "absent" because of the cold? If so, please recover soon dear, I myself was in a really bad condition from Christmas on, until the mid of January, but it was "only" a cold. I felt like s..t though!....
Hi Avrelia, to be honest as you have secondaries the cancer has already spread. I like you have read that removing the primary does help ease the bodies load. Many Of the ladies on here use an American website called Inspire to get links to research. Good luck with your decision xx
Strange weather here! Today it was in the low 60's. Running around without a coat. The temperature is dropping and by 1AM we are supposed to see snow starting. We are in the area for possibly 10+ inches. It is supposed to snow at 1 to 2 inches an hour and is going to be a heavy wet snow! We will probably lose power on this one! Kerosene heaters, generator and camping equipment ready! Lots of food and wine! FF
Thank you very much guys, that is how I am planning to decide, may be some intuition, combined with doctors opinion. I thrust my oncologist, do not know why, but she is a good person, hopefully a good doctor as well, haha I still remember the day, and I will probably always do, when she told me about my secondaries, because it was explicable that I asked her the question-HOW long do I have, then she told me that it is tooo early to tell-some women live 5, others,10 years,others even 20 years, so she cannot tell me for sure. The only thing she could tell me that I am never going to be an OLD lady, whatever this may mean....Creepey, isn't it?
Still, I am scared, I am scared if I choose to have the surgery, of course if I have the option to choose, will this be better or not. Have read somewhere that by reducing the tumors inside your body you are making it less toxic or something. But if this makes it worse like, letting these cells invade some other parts of my body somehow....
On the other hand, an intervention is an intervention after all, andeverything is risky....But why is the surgery then A MUST for primaries. That should mean something, they are eliminating the breast tumor, and basically the difference between secondaries and primaries is that the former have some more....Any way sorry for my chaotic and moaning post, but my mood has been like that since my chemo is over. I have to organize myself and just enjoy life, let it happen...
Thanks you all of you for the time spent reading me and replyiing
Avrelia, I'm not in the same boat with you.I didn't have a double whammy dx like you. I have heard some women keep the breast and feel they can monitor their treatment results by watching or feeling the breast tumor, others want it gone. I think research gives you both sides if the coin too. Seeking other ladies opinions and looking at research is a good idea, so you can form your own opinion. Whatever you decide you are comfortable with is what you need to do. Going into the oncologist office with your decision would probably be best! Good luck with YOUR choice! FF
My history is different, I had primary back in 1999 and secondaries in 2010 so I can't talk from personal experience. However over the years there have been many women in a similar situation to you.
It seems that generally the medics don't like/want to operate on secondary women at least until they have shown a period of stability. Even then thee are different attitudes. However, if you feel you want it done and would feel emotionally and mentally better to have the cancer surgically removed then I think you should continue to press for it. You can get second opinions, you can change teams, you can even change hospitals.
Over recent years there does seem to have been a slight change in opinion with some now thinking that operating to remove the original cancer may increase length of survival by lessening the cacer load in the body, though therr is no actual proof of that.
As I said, I think it's down to the individual and how they/you feel. Some don't want anymore invasive treatments than necessary and don't want surgery others want shot of the sight/reminder of the disease. I wish you luck whatever you decide.
Hi all, just wondering how many of you are in the same situation as me, I have been diagnozed July 2016 with primary and secondary at almost the same time, had 6 cycles of EC chemo, now on Tamoxifen and Zometa. I have had no surgery yet, and my oncologist is still thinking about that. Haveyou had surgeries, and what are the pros and cons of having one, what do you think. I know it may sound stupid, and we are not doctors and everyone's cancer is unique, but I do really need to listen to your experiences/opinions. Thanks
Janette...so pleased to hear your news.
Carolyn..hope you are feeling better today and hitting the chocolate as normal. xx
Yep, you are definitely sick, Carolyn - not fancying chocolate!!!!!! Oh the horror!!! Terrys choc oranges will go out of business without you to support them! Hugs, and get well soon. Send hubby over for some more soft paper handkies - toilet paper is no good - you can't have a decent sneeze or nose blow with that! Sorry, probably TMI!
Carolyn, You sure know how to party!! I truly don't want to join you though! I see a glow is that Rudoph?!?! No, it's Carolyn's nose! Feel better soon! FF
Hi Carolyn Sorry you are poorly. Keep warm, don't exert yourself and eat chocolate oranges?? you never know, they might have have something beneficial in them. Virtual germ free hugs B xx
Carolyn, so sorry....I know what you mean about bring aftaid to sneeze! I have hairlne rib fractures and we never know do we?
hope you feel better soon. Hugs
Feel better soon Carolyn! I hope you have some extra soft tissues! I like the ones with lotion! Curl up with a blanket and a bag of chocolates! I've been lucky too, no cold in four years! I don't ever remember missing even a year without a cold! I don't know how I've gone this long without one. I work in a germ factory and hubby is always getting nasty ones. I'm not bragging though..don't want to wish it on myself!
Carolyn, you poor lamb! Have txted you. Please get well soon - we need another coffee meeting! Stay warm.
Chris and Ladybird, Sounds like a calm visit with no surprises! Going to lunch is always a wonderful treat. My hubby and I both work and are off Tues. and Thurs. We enjoy going out for a treat on those days instead of during the busy weekends! Good luck with the scan and results. Try not to suffer too much with the notorious scanxiety. It gets us all! FF
Hi Chris, glad to hear all went well at the Christie, I cannot fault this hospital and all the staff they are wonderful arn't they! I had my CT there 2 wks ago and everything went like clockwork. (Didn't get whisked off for lunch afterwards though! 😀 good luck with results, please let us know how she gets on.
Hugs Janette x