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Old 05-04-2016, 17:48   #21
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I got a new 3-pc. Bistro Set (small) for my balcony.

I have a horrible habit of eating my meals at my desk while I am working. I thought it might be a good place to start my day, eating my breakfast out there.

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Until it gets too hot! Sounds great, Cricket. I grew up in Texas (East) and the summers get pretty warm even in the mornings. Maybe get a ceiling fan too? Where do you live...it is a big state with different weather patterns. I lived where the humidity was pretty heavy. It sounds like a great idea. You can observe nature and enjoy your day's beginning.




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Until it gets too hot! Sounds great, Cricket. I grew up in Texas (East) and the summers get pretty warm even in the mornings. Maybe get a ceiling fan too? Where do you live...it is a big state with different weather patterns. I lived where the humidity was pretty heavy. It sounds like a great idea. You can observe nature and enjoy your day's beginning.
I live just outside San Antonio, so we don't get the humidity quite as bad as places over on the coast do. I usually don't mind the heat too much - at least not until it hits triple digits, at which point I hibernate.

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Thank you all! I had a horrible day with doctors. Continuing the miscommunication that has been the norm - this time they forgot to tell me that the doctor they were sending me to charges $95 - $200 in facility fees, on top of the copay. These fees are typically not covered by insurance - and with no advance warning I didn't have the ability to check with my insurance company in advance so that I could make an informed decision - and I will be charged these fees every single time I see this doctor for frequent post-reconstruction follow-ups.

Good thing I didn't like him much - so it is not much of a loss.

They did catch it early - so a lumpectomy + radiation would be sufficient to cure it. Unfortunately, we now have 6 cancers in 4 generations (5 breast and one abdominal). They suspect bad genes. So we're waiting to make the decision about how extensive the surgery will be until the results are back (perhaps as early as Friday).


@grammaB - I've got family around, so they will be pressed into service. I've had drains before (I had a rib removed), and experienced the inability to reach very high (the rib, again). Drains are a royal pain. I'm glad to hear how quickly you recovered from surgery - that was my mother's experience the second time around (although not the first).

What I'm dreading a bit is the radiation - primarily the possibility of both short and long-term fatigue. I just got rid of most of my diabetic fatigue. Not looking forward to it returning.

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They did catch it early - so a lumpectomy + radiation would be sufficient to cure it.
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What I'm dreading a bit is the radiation - primarily the possibility of both short and long-term fatigue. I just got rid of most of my diabetic fatigue. Not looking forward to it returning.
I had exactly what you describe - a lumpectomy + radiation about 20 years ago. It all went smoothly and I've been cancer free since.

I knew an MD who had a foot in the alternative medicine camp as well, and went weekly for an intravenous vitamin/mineral cocktail which kept the fatigue at bay past what most women experience, and when it did finally hit me, it wasn't all that bad until the last couple weeks. I just planned for it and took the time to rest a lot.

I knew a woman at the time who had gone through radiation for breast cancer just a couple months before I was diagnosed - she gave me some good advice which I followed. She said to plan on something to think about for each time you go in for the treatment so your mind is occupied. Really, its only a few minutes, but they can seem like an hour if your mind is dwelling on it. Anyway, I did that (usually scripture, but sometimes a song or poem, or making a list) and it did help.

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I got a new 3-pc. Bistro Set (small) for my balcony.

I have a horrible habit of eating my meals at my desk while I am working. I thought it might be a good place to start my day, eating my breakfast out there.
I have a screened back porch and until it gets too hot, I like to sit out there with binoculars and watch the birds. Right now is when the migratory birds are passing through and its fun to spot them. How they find my yard to stop in every year is a mystery to me. I do have a feeder and a birdbath, so its like stopping at a diner for them. But not all of them are seed eaters.

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Random thought of the day...

Child proof caps drive me CRAZY!

Every time I tell the pharmacy to PLEASE use regular caps on my prescription and every time the bottle get tough to open.

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My pharmacy used to use a cap that was both. One end was child-proof, the other just a simple screw on. Could yours be like that? It didn't know this at first and called the pharmacy. Felt like an idiot when they told me to turn the cap over.

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My pharmacy used to use a cap that was both. One end was child-proof, the other just a simple screw on. Could yours be like that? It didn't know this at first and called the pharmacy. Felt like an idiot when they told me to turn the cap over.
I have seen those before, but this one isn't like that.

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I spent some time out in the country today, mostly just enjoying the wildflowers. I was playing with this photograph I took in the editor. Sometimes I like the artistic stuff better.
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