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  1. OncoWarrior

    I am So. Sick. Of. Eggs.

    Soups. Soups are so easy to make ahead and have on hand for easy reheating in the morning. Also, with soups you can enjoy some creativity. There are so many ways to combine ingredients and seasonings. Since Whole30, Soup is my new "Breakfast of Champions!" Good luck.
  2. OncoWarrior

    I Needed a Protein Break

    Hey there, PhysicsHippie. Thanks. I see that we are Dairy State sisters! moo
  3. OncoWarrior

    What sayings help to keep you on track?

    "It's only 30 days." and "I've had cancer; I can do anything."
  4. OncoWarrior

    Breast Cancer Members?

    firestorm, When the surgeon said that they would take the Sentinel node(s), and then depending upon the result may take Axillary nodes, I did not think to ask what that meant. My mind was out of joint at the time. But after going home I looked up those two terms online and found out. There were two articles from JAMA about studies that showed there is a very small difference in results for recurrence and life expectancy between those with axillary node dissection and and those with no axillary node dissection, and the risk of lymphedema associated with even one node, so I decided that I was not going to allow for any Axillaries. I told my surgeon that was the rule; no axillaries for me, even if the sentinel was positive. And she abided by my choice. I had two at the sentinel position; one was positive. I think I wrote to you about the BMX choice in our personal messages. If not, ask me there and I'll tell you why we did that.
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    Breast Cancer Members?

    They always want to save the tatas. Even if disfigured from lumpectomies. Even if we're not going to suckle any more little lambs! And if we have them off, they want to recon; they PUSH for recon. Some will send their patients to a shrink if they do not want to recon. OK. done ranting. Now for the hard question: How many lymph nodes did they take?
  6. OncoWarrior

    Help! I can't edit my posts?

    Thank you, Shanny. I'll give it a try. I was more interested in old mail than old posts.
  7. OncoWarrior

    Breast Cancer Members?

    Hey there, Sister Firestorm! I like your handle. I shall try to write within yours like this. I wish you the very best on this program and on the whole journey, sister. Shall send you a private message. natasha OncoWarrior fighting cancer one day at a time
  8. CaGirl, Thank you. I speak with the voice of experience.
  9. OncoWarrior

    Help! I can't edit my posts?

    I was wondering about deleting some of my older posts and also some old messages that I had sent with another member. First question: How do I PM a moderator? Second question: How would I do the link? Thanks.
  10. Dear DansiA, You asked, and this is my answer: Better to see a good professional counselor than to get advice here as you chart your course. I wish you all the best.
  11. OncoWarrior

    Newbie!!! Can I Lose Weight???

    Yayyyyyy! Laurie L.
  12. OncoWarrior

    Breast Cancer Members?

    Dear ejjetta, Trying to write within yours with a different font and different color. I believe some of my comments may be a bit away from the Whole30 plan, and I am not sure about the rules and regulations for the postings on this forum, so I shall send you a private message with more things about our bc business.
  13. OncoWarrior

    Newbie!!! Can I Lose Weight???

    Hi Lili13, Welcome to the Whole30. I just finished my first Whole30 month and feel better than I have in several years. I have sweeter sleep, feel bright and energetic in the morning, wake up before the alarm goes off, better moods. My ptsd episodes are fewer and milder so I can say this is good for stress. I am older than you. I lost 4 pounds so far. And my appetite is smaller. Today is 4th of July and will "re-introduce ice cream". (I know they don't really have a day for that ) Fortunately, I have no sugar cravings so maybe I won't even like it! But my intention is to have it at our gathering and not again until Labor Day. Best wishes to you. natasha
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    Breast Cancer Members?

    To my fellow cancer people: I have post-op PTSD and I am back here on Day 31, to report that this program has been good for me in that my PTSD/anxiety episodes are fewer, of shorter duration, and farther in between since following this eating plan. Also, I lost 4 pounds. I see that as of today my original writing has received 110 views with no comments. Interesting. I wonder if people are just curious or maybe some are afraid of "catching something" . natasha OncoWarrior fighting cancer one day at a time
  15. OncoWarrior

    Not worth it!

    Dear Triedit, I am glad you posted. Different bodies have different needs and we need to appreciate that. I am on my first Whole30 and it is going well for me. My friend and I were discussing this at lunch today and wondering how it would be for a person to gradually enter the program instead of eliminating all 7 categories all at once. For example, week 1 would be to eliminate legumes and the msg, carageenan and paleo fake bakery. week 2, continue from week one and eliminate sugar & alcohol, or dairy or grains The sugar week would probably be the headache, etc. week I would guess. And so on. Not that I am suggesting that you do this. Just sharing some thoughts we had. Anyway, health and feeling good and energetic are the most important things. I hope you stay on this site long enough to read some of the responses. and I hope you find a good program that works for you. natasha P.S. I have found the amount of protein a bit too much for me, too. Sometimes I skip protein at a meal and replace it with an apple. One day I needed to not have any protein at all. I felt fine and got back to it the next day.