I know it well , isnt it amazing a website like this and i see a couple of ladies from the area, are you still local ?
Brampton nr Carlilse but originally from Liverpool and visit regularly. Arn't us scousers a sociable lot! I'm up for a meet and happy to arrange but think maryfrod may have set ball rolling. If so, can you contact me too please?
Fairfiel500 you are the only one nr me, do you think Cumbrians don't use forums?!
I'm in Yeovil but having my surgery at Exeter...tomorrow. I think I've been really strong up to today but now all I do is blub!
I have cleaned the house from top to bottom, not easy while you are crying. Good job no one can see me. It's not so much the cancer that is upsetting me, it's realising that I won't be able to get back to "normal" straight away as having recon at the same time (LD) Sorry to go on ladies, I know this thread is for people nearby getting in touch.
I live in Skelmersdale west lancs, not too far from Debbie66 in Upholland and I too would be up for a Liverpool meet. good luck everyone!
Luv Diane x
My OH was born in Forres during the war when his dad was stationed at Kinloss. My brother was RAF, my niece's husband too, and now my daughter! She's always wanted to join the RAF but trained as a nurse here in Dumfries before she joined up 2 years ago. She absolutely loves the life! She's in an area of "conflict" (as they say!) just now so not much peace of mind for her poor old ma!
recognise that - spent several years at Kinloss and Lossie. I was in the RAF for nearly 10 years but the scottish bases were my favourites!
Dumfries in Southwest Scotland. Hi Pinkdove, could you be connected with the Services? Looks to me as tho' you've been near RAF bases! My wee girl nurses in the RAF and is away just now but usually nurses in Peterborough.
Love and hugs to all.
think I have responded to those who said wanted to meet up in Liverpool or surrounding.If I have missed someone please accept my apologies and let me know and I will sort it.
Hope to hear from you all
Live near Lancaster, Lancs. Had isotope injection at Furness General (Barrow), surgery at Westmorland General (Kendal), breast clinic/BCN at Lancaster and going to have rads at Preston - talk about jet lag!!!!
It definetly is more doable than I ever imagined.
The journey to Guildford used to take me between 45mins and an hour depending on the M25 (bloody hate that road now!). All in all I was gone 3 hours - a walk in the park compared to chemo - but just a pain because of the travelling and towards the end did feel very tired. (Did have 2 out of 30 sessions where 1 just made it in time, other 90 minutes late - due to accidents and roads being closed - so I suppose not bad - bit of pain when had to be back for 12md for pre-school pick-up - luckily some very good friends would take him home if I had not appeared on time - they were an absolute god send - if nothing else this dreadful BC has shown me who my friends really are)
I feel good thanks - just a bit overwhelmed that I actually made it this far but now what happens next? Seeing Onc Thurs - so hopefully he will help answer some questions.
Paula - how far are you into your chemo? I am still suffering chemo brain and last one was end of Feb!
Please take care, love
its good to hear that I will be in safe hands - thank you for that info!! everyone on here seems so brave - I am totally petrified...
Just to second what Anne said that Queen Victoria has an excellent reputation.
Anne- I am having chemo and then rads at Brighton. About 40mins from where I live so wont be looking forward to doing that one everyday for rads...!!
Anyway I see you have finished all treatment now, excellent how are you feeling?
Love P xxx
Hi Paula, Becks, Scarlett and Jenny
I am too a West Sussex lady. Jenny - I have only heard all good about Queen Victoria Hospital - they are a centre of excellence regarding plastic surgery. I had immediate recon using LD flap - and I am very pleased with it. Hoping once all my treatment is finished can have a nipple and tatoo doing.
Where did you all have your surgery.chemo and rads - my surgery was East Surrey Hospital - who were absolutely fab - chemo also East Surrey again absolutely fab and rads Guildford - again staff great - just the travelling was a pain.
Please take care, love
Hi Paula - I had my WLE at Worthing 2 weeks ago, but have to go to EastGrinsted in July for mastectomy and reconstruction. All a bit of a shock as I only found out yesterday
Hi Grannyscouse theres loads of us on here ....would love to meet up too xxxxx
Also anyone in and around Tamworth woul love to hear from ya xxx
Started life 58 years ago in good old Liverpool, moved around a lot, Canada for awhile, now in Stockport, Cheshire (or Greater Manchester).
Would be up for a Liverpool/Manchester meet.
Good luck to us all.
i bloomin love it up in elgin..really wish i was still there,say hello to corrine for me,bc nurse.
im in borin stanton,suffolk
Liverpool originally (was born in Wallasey but all my relatives come from Liverpool: Huyton, Anfield, Maghull, near to where Paul McCartney's dad lived off Mather Avenue!!!) but now living in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
Have also lived in Warwickshire, Norfolk and Morayshire (Elgin).
Right then, we only need somebody to organise the meet in Merseyside! Any volunteers? Im pretty poor at organising things.
And me although I dont liv ethere any more my husband is from Wavertree my mum and dead are buried there and a load of old rellies still live there Mazxxx
Arh was brought up in Wavertree, my dad still lives there. Have to suggest a Liverpool or Merseyside meet up spmetime.