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Snowflake

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Snowflake last won the day on March 13 2017

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  1. I had pain after surgery between my shoulder blades because I couldn't handle wearing the bras I had in my drawer. I started wearing a bra for mastectomy patients and got the support I needed without underwires and that pain eased.
  2. Sarah, I had a recurrence after eleven years just three years ago. I just shook it off and continued my usual life... Yeah, right. I curled up in a ball and cried for a week straight. Then, I found out not only was there a tumor behind my clavicle, but that it had a friend in my brain. Ugh. I am STILL fighting depression/anxiety over this new detour. I can function, I am taking happy pills to drag myself out of a sobbing mass. On the bright side, stage IV is immediate approval for Disability, there's just that first six months of no income. I can nap any time I wan
  3. 100% of the "me" in this whole world survived 5 years with a projected expectancy of 12%. A few years ago, I took a college statistics class....sooooo of many ways to report the same information to put a different spin on the info. Seriously. Skip the numbers, they cause indigestion. [emoji41] P.S. Currently 14 years out from initial diagnosis, 3 years from recurrence. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  4. Hi, Brandon, I was diagnosed IIIA in 2003 at 34. Lifelong nonsmoker. I had surgery, then radiation and two months of Iressa followed by years of monitoring. After five years, I saw the oncologist once a year. At the time I was diagnosed, chemo was not standard after (or before) surgery. Eleven years later at my annual checkup, the oncologist touched a spot on my neck that hurt and he was concerned. Long story short, it was back. I've been restaged to IV. I've had surgery to clean out what could be removed in my neck, and gamma knife to treat a brain tumor. I've also go
  5. I have an introduction, but all things considered, it's probably easier to just submit a new one. 2014 was one really crappy year. My annual testing, after eleven years cancer-free, was at the end of April. May 5, I am in with my oncologist and he is explaining to me that it's been long enough that I can just follow up with my GP. As he's talking, he's doing the neck lymph node touchy-feely exam...and hits a tender spot at my collar bone. He says he doesn't like that, wants tests. He looks concerned, I tell him he sees cancer everywhere, that's his job, but I'm not going to worry until ther
  6. Eric, unlike many who are on "city" utilities, my gas comes from a large propane tank ("pig") in the yard. Filling the whole thing is about $1K and lasts about a whole season. We use propane for heat and for cooking (gas stove). Our electric bill is roughly $125/month. We have central air in the summer and an electric heater we run in our bathroom that is at the end of the heating ducts and beyond frozen during the winter. Bad thing about using a tank is that the fuel has to be paid for on delivery, where the mainline can be "fudged" by paying partial bills or late payments when the paycheck
  7. If you've been following Lily's posts, you'll know that she just spent Thanksgiving with Jacci and her family.
  8. Glad I could make you laugh, Judy. Life is hard for the sensitive souls, good thing our core is steel!
  9. My screw ups for the day, so far (and this is from 10:00 - 12:00, just two hours). I can't take a phone message and milk every bit of information out of a potential client. I got a name, a phone number, opposing party name, did a conflict check and got the "whole story" from the caller, but I did not quiz him on where he had heard of the firm. It would have been hard, though, since her cheap phone hung up on him when I tried to "un-hold" him... Called back and had to leave a message on his voice mail, haven't heard back yet. I also do not know how to make double-side copies (total BS, I'm a p
  10. Welcome to Redneckville! First day of firearms deer season and the woods are full of volleys and echos. The drive to work should be an experience. Hoping the first few shots scared the critters into hiding instead of flushing them out into the road... I don't wanna go to work. I'm tired. The only saving grace is that I know the boss won't be in until around 10, so I have a little bit of time to do the job without the constant nagging. Amazing how much I can do when she's not around to ride my butt... Okay, Judy, step in here any time now, I've opened, you just need to pop in and have your sa
  11. Very much a Monday - I posted something today at lunch and then blasted it to the stratosphere. Bummer! Off to bed, tomorrow is another day to screw up in. I'm sure that there will be problems with so very many things I just don't comprehend - like how to open an envelope, staple a page, and file paperwork standing upright in the folders so the tabs cannot be read. (Her demand, since I can't be trusted to file appropriately, I am punished with a handicap of not being able to read the files. If there were ANYTHING else available, I'd tell her where to go in a heart beat!) Whatever. Another da
  12. Houghton Lake is about a half hour from me. Seriously. If not for the lack of income, losing the job would be great. My house is a disaster area, hubby is working 12-hour days and weekends are spent sleeping and relaxing. Home-cooked meals are a dim memory. Butchering really isn't that bad, but the roadkill one really did make me feel weak in the knees. Less than three hours and it's Monday. Ack.
  13. In less than five hours it will be Monday again. Argh. Looks like you didn't end up blown to Kingdom Come, MI Judy. Where does the hubster go that's "north"? I'm about middle of the mitten on the sun rise side.... Took hubby and did some shopping yesterday. Kohl's was having a sale (aren't they always?) AND I had a 30% off card, as well as another card for $10 off - I saved more than I spent! Hubby has been wanting a specific coffee maker and the stars had all aligned, so I picked it up, along with some flannel shirts for my father-in-law for Christmas (I drew his name in the family drawing
  14. Yay! I did it! I figured out how to merge! (Was so afraid to delete both topics, but it worked!) Almost lunch time here, hustling to finish off the morning. Take care!
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