Thank you for all the good wishes for my op yesterday. It all seemed to go as well as could be expected. I didn't even have to wait very long as I was moved up the list. The surgeon said it went well and she seemed pleased with her handiwork which is encouraging! I stayed in hospital last night but was home by lunchtime today. It's pretty sore - a lot more so than the last op but under control so far. The scar is on my side and back and quite long but the breast is untouched.
Joan - sorry to hear about your picc line troubles but pleased that your oncologist meeting went well and you have stopped worrying so much.
Lovewine - sorry to hear about your son. I have some (very recent) experience of someone very close to me suffering from clinical depression and cutting their meds. It is extremely hard to deal with and very confusing and worrying. It's difficult to know how to help and be understanding whilst trying not to get dragged down yourself.
Blackrock sands - that reminds me of my childhood. I have memories of being in the family Ford Zephyr and driving the car on to the beach. I'd love to go back and see how it compares to my memories!
Jos good luck for tomorrow, the plastic surgeons can do amazing things hope you're pleased with the outcome and discomfort is minimal.
As for the other stuff, what rotten timing, at least it wasnt acrimonious and if it feels right maybe you can get things back on track some time in the future .
Joan your picc removal sounds pretty horrid reminds me of my drain removal post mastectomy, district nurse didnt devac bottle properly so developed into a tug of war session very unpleasant. At least its done now
Hope your husband liked his surprise camel wish I'd got one but they're probably only available for big birthdays I suspect it was a delicious cake though !
Rosie I would be going totally stir crazy not driving for 2 months though you've probably been so sore you've not been tempted hopefully things will improve for you soon and you can do more without any discomfort Ive had all kinds of issues with my left arm and chest muscle since my ANC surgery my recon often feels tight like its been strapped onto my chest so I have some understanding of what you're feeling just now
Wildpurl your holiday sounds good but a little too energetic for me at the moment and you are so organised planning menus etc they do say the key to everything is preparation so I am sure you'll all have a great time.
I am keen to get next treatment done now although I am only just starting to feel SE free from last one, just want to reach point where I dont have to go back again for more poisoning and the SEs will go for good, soooo fed up of the yukky mouth and sleeplessness.
Lovewine sounds like you're getting your strength back now and starting to do some nice things again will you be getting back to work soon I think you have your own business?
Apologies to those Ive missed need to post this before it disappears into cyberspace.
Good morning all.
Hello Tulamo and a belated Happy Birthday. I'm glad you had a nice meal out. How old is your son? Pleased to hear that the vegetable based dye worked. I'm still at the fuzzy stage at the moment so still wearing my wig when out but looking forward to the day when I feel comfortable without.
Wildpurl - Snowdonia sounds great. Glad you're enjoying other days out too.
Lovewine - the day with your son sounds lovely. I always like the idea of picking up bric a brac/charity shop bargains but I never quite get around to looking!
Rosie - sorry to hear your dad isn't well and i hope there is a diagnosis soon so that you know what you are dealing with. It sounds like you had such a long and difficult day last week - it just goes on and on doesn't it. I hope the discomfort eases up soon.
Cassie - sounds like you are doing well being back at work full time. I am inspecting my eyes every day for signs of little lashes but nothing much happening. I managed to hold on to my eyebrows. They have thinned but they were quite thick to begin with so look ok.
I still have my very large seroma but that will get drained off during tomorrow's surgery. The shooting nerve pain in my arm has subsided a bit. The GP gave me a low dose of amitriptyline - not sure if that helped the pain but I have certainly been sleeping better!
So, second surgery tomorrow. Feeling nervous and rather low. Not helped by ongoing relationship/friendship issues. Ridiculously bad timing. I'm expecting to be in hospital overnight so will catch up with you all later this week.
Thankyou all for the birthday wishes, had a nice quiet day, up early as my little boy was very keen to help me open my presents he was hoping I would get some nice new toys (tractor or digger variety) kept telling him they would be boring mummy type things , got plenty of chocolates so he was happy !
Actually really enjoyed meal out went early so was pretty quiet and to my amazement my little one ate a meal from the childrens menu a bowl of pasta followed by ice cream. First time ever !have to say it was best present of the day he sat for over an hour and a half and was so good I was very proud of him though did wonder if I brought wrong child home from nursery on Friday !!
Sounds like everyone have had good weekend I am trying to get bit more rest in preparation for tound 5 on Thursday so will say goodnight and best wishes to all x
I have had a nice weekend a little bit of food shopping and had a delivery from Waitrose so we are well stocked for the moment, my brother had his 51st birthday today so I took him out for a nice pub lunch and then we had a little Belgian chocolate birthday cake at home. I am just reflecting a little on where we all are in our treatment and how far we have all come. I have just 7 more sessions of radiotherapy then hopefully thats is it for me, the next check up will be in four months time, I am not on any medication now except lansoprazole which I may also try to do without and see what happens with my digestion.
I have been back to work full time for a few weeks now except for time off for my appointments, I still have a aspiration biopsy next month for my thyroid problem but appart from that I am feeling fairly normal tired but OK, I took the plunge and had my hair trimmed and coloured yesterday at the hairdressers they used a diliuted version of permanent colour its short but no bald patches now, no sign of my eyelashes or eyebrows returning though, its almost six weeks since the last chemo sesssion, I guess I need to be patient. I may need to have my eyebrows tatooed on they were never very thick.
I hope eveyone has had a relaxing weekend x C