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Friday, October 14, 2011

Good news: Last week my breast cancer check up was good. Everything looked fine.

Bad news: I had a growth on the side of my nose taken off by this surgeon. Yesterday the pathology report said it was basil cell carcinoma (the most common form of skin cancer). The margins were clear so it had not spread & they think they got all of it. (about 3/4 the size of an English pea). Said just to watch if any more show up. Get my stitches out next week.

If you are a cancer survivor or someone who just has a lump or anything out of the ordinary, do not wait & get it seen about.

Keeping the positive attitude!!

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MISSYMOOSE71 10/17/2011 7:06AM

    I'm so glad that you caught it & it's GONE! Have a great day!

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IDLETYME 10/16/2011 11:55AM

    Hugs and prayers for your continued good health!!
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ROSIEJ1942 10/16/2011 7:28AM

    Glad things are ok and pray that all will be good at your next Dr. visit....

Makes me think back in either the late 60;s or sometime in the 70's my grandma had some little brown spots on her face, they itched and she didn't know what they were, so, she went to see the Dr. and he said yes, they are skin cancer, But, nothing to worry about.. He told her he could take them off if that's what she wanted , but, she wouldn't need to have them removed... Well, she Preferred to have them removed and so he did take them off... They were on her face, might have been on her nose, I'm not sure now and I think maybe one on her hand or wrist.... I wonder if they even had them analized back then... They can be really bad these days.... She did not have cancer though! Good thing you had yours done....

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CHRYS13 10/15/2011 11:43AM

    Glad that everything "checked-out"!
Thinking of you, and thanks for the reminder!

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AGRLNKY 10/14/2011 2:29PM

    A good attitude is everything! Praying you continue to get good reports!

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JESS0107 10/14/2011 1:46PM

    Praise God!! I hate to hear about your nose!! I pray that everything goes well with that!!

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RAINBOWCHOC 10/14/2011 12:31PM

    hope its all GOOD news at the next drs visit

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ROSEWCI 10/14/2011 12:01PM

    emoticon So glad you got checked & followed up w/your physician! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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JSTEZIK 10/14/2011 11:31AM

    Great news about your breast cancer check up! Congratulations!

A friend of mine had Basil cell carcinoma on her nose. She recovered beautifully. She was actually more concerned about her appearance with a bandage on her nose. :)

Congratulations on 50 happy years of marriage and your weight loss thus far. You look fabulous in your photos!

Keep up the great work!

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LAINYC 10/14/2011 11:29AM

    emoticon I am praying that you keep improving.

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Procrastination & SP goals

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Today it seemed like SP was looking over my shoulder when they wrote the following.....if you have not read them, please do:

Under Motivation Articles is "Confessions of a Reformed Procrastinator"


Under Healthy Reflections is "Are You Giving Your Goals Your Best Effort?"

They are both very good articles!!

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FITJEANS 10/16/2011 7:05PM

    Are you giving your goals your best effort? Answer is No, but I will be starting ,starting now because it is about being commited to being the best me that i can be and, I am worth it. Great blog!

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GLASSART43 10/12/2011 7:44PM

    Thanks for pointing them out. I was just thinking last night that after getting started so well with daily exercise, I'm procrastinating all this week. I'm doing less and less, and starting later and later. Timely reminders!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Morris , an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.

A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.

A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, 'You're really doing great, aren't you?'

Morris replied, 'Just doing what you said, Doc: 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.''

The doctor said, 'I didn't say that.. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur; be careful.'


A senior citizen said to his eighty-year old buddy:

'So I hear you're getting married?'


'Do I know her?'


'This woman, is she good looking?'

'Not really.'

'Is she a good cook?'

'Naw, she can't cook too well.'

'Does she have lots of money?'

'Nope! Poor as a church mouse.'

'Well, then, is she good in bed?'

'I don't know.'

'Why in the world do you want to marry her then?'

'Because she can still drive!'


Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital.

After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator.

On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.

'I don't know,' he said. 'She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.'


An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.

The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, 'Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great. . . I would recommend it very highly.'

The other man said, 'What is the name of the restaurant?'

The first man thought and thought and finally said, 'What is the name of that flower you give to someone you love?

You know... The one that's red and has thorns.'

'Do you mean a rose?'

'Yes, that's the one,' replied the man. He then turned towards the kitchen and yelled, 'Rose, what's the name of that restaurant we went to last night?'

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GRANDMA624 10/13/2011 6:39PM

  emoticon These are so great. I love the restaurant one the best.

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JESS0107 10/11/2011 2:58PM

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GRAMPIAN 10/11/2011 6:52AM

  Yes, these always make me smile. emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/11/2011 6:35AM

  Funny, funny...I especially love the last one! emoticon

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Norman Vincent Peale

Monday, October 10, 2011

I had some cards with these NVP statements on them & thought I would share:

Trust God and live one day at a time.

Go at life with abandon; give it all you've got and life will give all it has to you.

Realize that you are greater than you've ever considered yourself to be.

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GRANDMA624 10/13/2011 6:41PM

  emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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TXGRANDMA 10/10/2011 10:23PM

    Wasn't he wonderful? I love these, especially the first one. That is a hard thing to learn. emoticon

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Why I Walked Out Before Getting My Mammogram

Sunday, October 09, 2011

First let me say that I am 3-year Breast Cancer Survivor & always get my mammograms (and encourage every other woman to get hers).

My doctor had made an appointment for me at the Breast Center for last Friday along with a chest x-ray & blood work at the hospital next door. When I arrived at the office the small waiting room was overflowing with women & 1 husband. This is very unusual.....then I overheard someone say the machine was down the day before & yesterday's & today's appointments were being done. Okay, I can live with that. The 1st young woman coming out of the inner rooms was crying when she left....not a good sign. Another woman said she was there because 2 hours before that she went to her family doctor for what she thought was a pulled muscle & her doctor sent her immediately to have a mammogram...another bad sign. The woman who had her husband with her said she was there to have more testing because her mammogram was "suspicious"....oh, dear another bad sign. I was thinking this might not be a good day to get a good report from a mammogram The other 2 ladies sat quietly & did not voice their opinion. Now I was getting more nervous. The nurse called me up to the window & said after talking to my doctor's office I would not need a mammogram yet (I had been there in March) unless I was having trouble. Thankfully, I was not as far as I knew so I got ready to leave. Before I left the lady with the husband came out & said she was okay, it was just 2 cysts close together on the screen. Her husband looked so relieved.

I left the office (my husband was waiting in the pickup & was in the shade). I still have to keep my appointment with my doctor on Tuesday for my 3-year checkup. He was the surgeon who performed my surgery.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month......I remind (urge) every woman to keep your mammogram appointments. I did not have cancer on either side of my family, but my cancer was found on a routine mammogram & because it was early I got by with a lumpectomy & 33 radiation treatments. (I did not have cancer in my lymph nodes).

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BRAVEONE92 10/9/2011 9:43PM

    I enjoyed reading your Blog, very interesting. I was
diagnosed with breast cancer, aggressive, last Nov.
I had bilateral surgery, no cancer in lymph nodes.
My Rate Recurrence Rate was low, at 6%. I
was fortunate not to go through with radiations,
nor chemo.

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SMIDGON 10/9/2011 4:43PM

    My younger is 44, at 42 she had a lumoectomy, chemo and radiation. She has been cancer free 17 mos., just being checked again. PTL! She had aggressive kind.

Cancer on both sides of my family!. I have had some problems and at high risk. I have gotten yearly checkups since I was 40.

Ladies, its better to know one way or the other, than 'bury' your head in the sand.


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WHOLEHEARTPAT 10/9/2011 4:32PM

    Thanks for the reminder!

SO glad that you are doing well!

Blessings, Pat

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GONEWLIFE 10/9/2011 2:13PM

    Happy for you :)

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