Lovewine, How b...y annoying about your eyelashes. Is it the herceptin?I bought the book you mention while I was going through chemo. It was highly recommended by the Penny Brohn Centre. Got about halfway through and found it really useful. Then I stopped, I think because I thought I was getting too obsessed about cancer and should focus on something else. Your post has prompted me to get back to it again. Losing a suitcase certainly trumps our losses, though I did spend quite a lot of time today and yesterday hunting for a pair of trousers. Fortunately now found, and in a very obvious place i.e. hanging on the hall radiator!
Cassie and Rosie, I do sympathise about the weight issues. Perhaps we should have our own mini Weight Watchers group. Your daughter's wedding might act as a spur Cassie, but I can also see that it adds to the anxiety at a time when that's the last thing you want. I'm hoping that the prospect of being able to buy, and look good in a smart frock will be sufficient incentive.
Wildpurl, hope you managed to get your gardening done.
I completely ran out of steam at granddaughters family party. very disappointing. After a couple of hours I was just desperate to get home but unfortunately, for complicated reasons to do with giving lifts, it wasn't possible. I think I should have just said I was going to lie down for a bit. Then this morning developed an upset tum so had to cancel a long planned lunch with an ex-colleague at Jamie's Italian and have just lain around all day, as the rain poured down outside, feeling sorry for myself! Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. Supposed to be going Nordic walking again tomorrow afternoon so hope the weather improves.
Thanks Lovewine, the picture is a couple of years old but I don't have many of them together now we live in different parts of the country, the one I posted is in a nightclub somewhere in London, oh to be young
Hi all ladies,
I have just ordered the book you recommended lovewine, thanks. My birthday is on the 22nd, no plans at the moment but I will do something. I am fairly good a relaxing, knitting, sometimes, though only in fits and starts these days, years back when my daughters were little I did knit for a local wool shop, obviously too much time on my hands ! These days reading watching rubbish TV and playing with my cat and shopping seem to higher on my list of past times, it is just too easy to sit and spend money online but then walking very far is too painful for me at the moment, I have about 20lb's to loose which I will have a go at but I know is not going to be easy with not much excercise. I have my eldest daughters wedding coming up too, in April, so I want to look reasonable otherwise I wont want to be in any of the photo's, I hate being photographed at the best of times.
Have a good weekend, whats left of it. Cassie
I would like to meet up with you all in the summer if that is possible, I will put the date in my phone. I agree with the chemo brain Joan & Lovewine, I have total blanks sometimes at work someone will ask me about a document or something that I have been working on and I totally cannot recall, I search about for a bit deny all knowledge then ping it comes back to me or I find what I have been looking for, luckily for me most of the staff either accept my apologies gracefully or don't seem to notice, I am 55 this month so I hope its nothing more than chemo brain
I have not felt like cooking this evening and had virtous intentions of some smoked kipper cutlets I picked up but succumbed to some chocs left from Christmas, very naughty but I just cannot bring myself to throw good food away, all goodies should be gone in another week or so, then no excuses. I do drink green tea with lemon and find it quite refreshing, don't let it steep too long its not like ordinary tea drink black and if you must a tiny drip of honey, I don't but I understand its an acquired taste thing. I have discovered twinings Bollywood chia latte recently though very nice for a change, but a bit pricey.
I have been doing my physio excercises but I think its gong to be a long term thing. My chest x ray came back ok but the b.... cough is still rattling my bones after two courses of abs, I am really fed up with it. Every time I see a GP as a patient they say the same thing "You probably push yourself too hard and have not had enough time to rest and recuperate". They are probably right but I cannot change a lifetime of habits and cannot turn the clock back.
I hope the wind and rain is not to scary or disruptive wherever you are X Cassie