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To add to my frustrations my MTM my mobile phone provider thought they would send me a text at 3am!!!! So then I was awake fretting when finally got back to sleep I had another's vivid dream about being in a car and someone pressed the controls for it to reverse slightly but forgot to stop it reversing! I tried pressing everything to stop it from the passenger seat and then phoned DH to go into the shop next door for some reason and tell these 2 ladies to please stop the car immediately. They did but there were 3 cars approaching behind - not sure what happened next thank goodness as I woke.
It's going to be a long weekend. It's bad enough planning life around Herecptin without unknown surgery dates. We have a bank holiday here on Friday and DH and I could have gone for a long weekend to the North!
I will try not to moan about this anymore. Fortunately the weather is sunny so I am going to get up and take the dog for a walk!
Did you finish your bag Wildpurl?
Hope all is calm at your end Cassie?
Joan hope you have a relaxing weekend planned!
Lovewine I did look at the picture of your YS doing his jump you must be so glad it is over!
Hope you all have a good Saturday!
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How very frustrating Rosie, you must be seething, hope you can get answers on monday, try not to get too worked up over the weekend- yes thats easier said than done i know!😬
Beetroot soup was very tasty thankyou!
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Ladies I have been to the taverna and not had a phone call I can't do anything now until Monday!😫
Wildpurl you are right medics do increase our stress levels! Looking forward to the photograph of your bag! Hope your beet root soup was ok Lovewine!
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Oh Rosie what a bloody nightmare! I'm sure it will be OK but sometimes it seems to me that medical people specialise in raising people's blood pressure! I hope you have a nice relaxing evening planned. Lovewine I have started the quilting of the bag outer. I hope it will look OK when it is all assembled. I will post a photo in due course
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Rosie, i hope you are not kept waiting for news too long, not surprised you are stressed, are you out to the taverna, or waiting for the call?
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Glad your migraine has gone Lovewine!
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I waited an hour for her call so called again and she said there was some problem with the implants!!! Surely to goodness they are putting these in every week! She is going to call me later tonight! Feeling stressed!😁😠😫
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Oh no Rosie, lets hope its next week, good luck and hope they get back to you soon!
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Very impressive service! Yes you must post a picture of your bag, i love bags, particularly unusual, hand made ones.. I find the smallest of trips now make me happy to be out and about!
Migraine gone thankfully, OH was horrified when i told him of the raw chicken incident🙀
I have just made some beetroot soup for tonight ( cant face the idea of chicken ), its hugh fearnley whittingtall recipe and very tasty😄, O/H not home until 10.00 p.m, i dont eat meat, although i do cook it for Him so he doesnt feel deprived!
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At 3.30 I phoned the surgeons secretary. She was on the other line so I spoke to the other part time one. She looked at the list for next week and couldn't see my name!!!😁😫 she said she would get the other one to ring me!!! That was half an hour ago I bet she is now trying to sort it out. I jolly well hope she doesn't now say it will be the week after after having mentally prepared myself for this coming week!
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Gosh that was quick Wildpurl what a wonderful service!😃
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That is very true Rosie!
The postman has just been and delivered my wadding! So I will be able to get the quilting done today
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We will be waiting for a picture of it Wildpurl! It's funny how things like going to the bank and picking up a prescription become exciting when you are unable to drive!
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Morning all, gosh Lovewine I'm glad you have not had any ill effects from your unintended oversight! Although everyone is very careful about such things nowadays, I remember the advice not to mix raw and cooked chilled food being given when I was much younger so presumably before that people did not know to do otherwise, and generally came to no harm. Hope the migraine tabs kick in soon.

Rosie I hope you get a phone call today, although I would have to say that hospital time is not on the same clocks as standard time, five minutes is usually half an hour and so on - probably because everyone is so busy!

Today is OH's short day and we are going to the bank this afternoon (he is driving Smiley Wink) plus I need to pick up a prescription from the GP surgery, so a lot of excitement for me! This morning I will continue with my quilted bag, I have had to order wadding, which I thought I had but can't find anywhere, so unlikely to finish today. The quilting makes it all a bit fiddly and long winded but it should be a very pretty bag when finished, with clever construction.
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Good morning Lovewine! Oh dear hope the shared board and knife didn't have any undesirable effects! Hope your migraine is under control too!
Still haven't heard anything if I don't hear this afternoon will give surgeons secretary a ring. I just want to get on with it now!
I have escaped from sports day I stayed for half but it was getting quite hot and I was getting uncomfortable. The stadium here has concrete steps which forms the seating. I did take a cushion to sit on!
Lovewine and Tlj - do you have very itchy skin? I do all around my chest area and both sides it drives me mad!
Wildpurl hope you have another relaxing day, Joan I guess you have grandparent duties today and Cassie I do hope you got more sleep!
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Morning ladies, i hope you managed a better nights sleep last night Cassie, hope things go ok today.
Rosie, fish, chips and wine, sounds delicious to me!
I have woken up with a migraine😟, i have prescription pills that work, so hopefully it will be gone soon, i am relieved thats all i have woken up with... Talk about chemo brain, last night preparing dinner i committed unwittingly the worst thing in a kitchen! I used the board and knife to cut raw chicken, then cut on same board cheese( using same knife🙀) then i ate a big piece! I realised about an hour later, have thrown in the bin the new,large piece of cheese and have spent subsequent hours waiting for the effects of my mistake to kick in! This is just a reminder i am very far away yet from my usual pre chemo days😬
Have a good day everyone, Rosie, i hope you hear from hospital today.
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Cassie sorry you couldn't sleep,but it's hardly surprising given your week! Hope all goes smoothly with ED doing her washing tomorrow!
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Good evening all been to the fish and chip shop for tea tonight and had a crafty small carafe of white wine!
Joan I could have got a flight to London from here in 4 hours you must be shattered today! Good luck with the trailor I am sure your GS will be delighted!
It must be rewarding Lovewine to,be told so much by your clients in confidence and be able to spend time chatting and helping them.
Oh my goodness your dream about the chicken wasn't good I think we must blame the Herceptin for these dreams!
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Hello All Ladies,

 

Feeling exhausted today I only has three hours sleep last night, I got up a 3am and took one of my Phenergan tablets, I hardly take them now and eventually feel asleep and of course over slept and have felt really tired all day, then my manager asked if I was busy tomorrow which should be my day off, I said I was !

 

ED is coming to see me tomorrow to do her washing with GS so lets hope things carry on smoothly for now I am not asking for too much I hope. I have had a missed call from my ex of 26 years this morning, so I will phone him now to see what he wants, probably to moan about ED's predicament, the way I feel right now I may just say if you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing at all.... which was on of my Mums sayings.

 

Warm and sunny here today, I hope all Ladies ar well and you don't have to wait tooo much longer Rosie

 

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Rosie, on subject of dreaming- i dreamt last night i was holding a lovely fluffy legged chicken, it was struggling and i asked the man( dont know who he was!) how to ring its neck🙀, as an animal lover this was more like a bloody nightmare!
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What a long journey Joan, at least if you can read it helps, i unfortunately feel very travel sick if try to read in car/ coach. I have jeffrey deavers book you mentioned on my kindle wish list, so thats next! I can remember my ES having a ride on tractor one christmas and we were up until late christmas eve trying to assemble it, good luck!! And have a lovely weekend with your family.
Rosie, its horrible waiting for the phone to ring with hospital appointments, i hope they have rang by now?!
I couldnt be bothered in the end to face the shops.. Weather too nice🌞, i spent longer than usual at one of my clients chatting- she has family issues with grown up step children and step grandchildren, so listened to her for a while, dont mind actually, sometimes i feel like a counsellor with them rather than running an ironing business!! I am the keeper of many confidences, i find it very flattering to be trusted.😏!
Wildpurl, yes i too agree that driving yet is maybe a little too early, you have done so well so far, hope the bag is going well.
Cassie, hope you are ok today.
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Well yesterday was a very long day. It took the coach 4 hours to get to London and the same back. I think it was worth it, just and I did get to finish my Jeffrey Deaver thriller. We also spent a long time waiting to get in to see a section of the Roman wall which was down in the basement of a US bank, first we had to be security checked and then every member of the group, about 25 of us had to individually sign in, which seemed a bit of overkill. Today I have forced myself to do some work, admittedly this afternoon sitting in the glorious sunshine.

Cassie, it's great that your daughter now has her own accommodation, even if it involved you in a lot of extra work. Your grandson's wish to stay with you is understandable, and a great tribute to the relationship you clearly have with him. It sounds a good idea for you to pick up some of your daughters stuff while you are up there. Will you be able to do that without having to meet her ex ? I also hate having my photo taken because i feel fat and frumpy.

Rosie, I'm sorry that you still have the uncertainty about the dreaded expander. But it looks as if you might not have long to wait for the surgery.

Wildpurl. I think you are very wise not to rush the driving. You don't want any setbacks when you are doing so well. Your house sounds a real hive of industry.

Lovewine, thanks for offering to book the restaurant for lunch. We don't want a rosie having any more anxiety dreams about it. I'm not sure I could face watching the BC programme. Already it seems that just about everything I watch or read has someone with cancer.

Must rush off to the supermarket now. ED -and partner are coming down at the weekend for grandsons third birthday so must stock up. Fortunately the present we had ordered for him (a trailer to go on the John Deere tractor we bought him for xmas) has arrived. Now to try to put it together!

Pity it looks like the weather is going to change tomorrow and it will be raining most of the weekend. Still the garden desperately needs it.
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Apparently there was snow at Paphos airport this morning!!! The wind has now dropped the sky blue and the promise of the summer😃 I checked the pool temp yesterday it's about 20 - I won't be going in until,it is at least 26 a little way to go yet! Still no,word from the clinic I hope they won't ring and expect me in the next day! Obviously I will have to go.
Lovewine that's great that your dad is able to drive short distances he must feel so much better and so must your mum! You do get some good bargains At the charity shops did you have any luck today?
Wildpurl I think you are wise not to drive to,your appointments tomorrow you have done so well it would be dreadful to have a set back! Hope you enjoyed your day and got the bag finished!
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Morning all, cloudy here too as we head towards a more unsettled weekend. Getting cooler too, I believe but really we could do with the rain for the garden. We had turned the heating off but I think will need it on a little bit during next week.

Rosie I hope you hear today about a date for your surgery. I quite agree with you about driving too soon. Although I am again feeling better today, I still have too much pain and stiffness to be confident driving so I have decided to postpone the two appointments I had tomorrow and wait until I feel ready to drive.
I made a start on the bag yesterday, it is patchwork and quilted, so takes quite a lot of time, I think it will be a few days to finish it, but I made good progress yesterday and will do some more today.

Lovewine, it's good that you have a bit of time off today, enjoy your wandering around the shops.

Cassie, I hope things settle down for you and your family now. A weekend away on your own sounds lovely and maybe just what you need.

Today I plan to continue with the patchwork bag, study some more of my Moons course, maybe go for a walk later and generally potter about.
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Morning Ladies, rather cloudy today, but a promise of sunshine later- not as good as 30 degrees though Rosie!.. My YS did his jump whilst you were on cruise, i have put a photo of him on my pics, he looks like hes shreiking!! I certainly couldnt have done it😬. My dad is doing ok thankyou, i also cant believe its four months since your dad died, we really didnt think my dad would ever make it home at the time. He is always at the hospital being checked, but hes doing ok, he manages to drive my mum 5 miles to the supermarket once a week! Also little trips to the garden centre cafe🍰☕️ once a week too! Quite a miracle really, he is 80 this year.
Cassie, a break would definitely do you the world of good, i assume that is the bank holiday weekend you are going?, as Rosie says dont get lifting too much! Hope you get some peace of mind as the days go on and ED can settle in the new place and make it more homely.
Joan, hope you enjoyed your trip to the Museum.
Wildpurl, have you decided to drive yet or leave for a few more days?
Tij, i hope life has quietened down a bit and you can relax a little!
I have just a few hours work today, so may have a bit of shopping around local town, bird seed, fat balls, dog food- oh the glamour of it all🙀, may just look in the charity shops! When in Great Malvern i had a look in the shops there and bought a brand new M&S pink jumper for £4.00 from the Cancer Research shop, found their was a better quality of items in their shops too!😄😏.
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Good morning ladies we have mixed weather here today a thunderstorm earlier, sunny now with a breeze. Getting warmer tomorrow and temperatures set to increase to top 20's and even into the 30's!☀️😅
Cassie you must not put yourself down you are on an emotional roller coaster still with ED problems. I think it will be very good for you to go and have 4 days by yourself you need some space! If you decide to take a case to get her some clothes, all well and good, but don't get carrying too much! Get your YD to take a picture when you are on holiday you will be amazed how much relaxation can improve your appearance. We don't care what you look like because we have and still continue to pass through various stages of looking seriously ill to the poodle hair. We will just be very pleased to meet you!😀
I am going to,school this am for a couple of hours and then visiting the lady with the brain tumour this afternoon in Paphos.
Lovewine has your YS done his jump yet? I can't remember when you said it was. How is your dad getting on? Hope he is more stable. I can't believe it is 4 months since my dad died he would have been 94 next month! I can't imagine being that old my mum was only 63 when she died! I have only got 4 years to go to reach that milestone- she had BC that spread.
Wildpurl what are you up to today did you finish your bag?
Joan hope you are ok and your trip to London went well.
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My UA hair has never returned either, but I am happy about that it feels a bit odd though, I am just happy my eyebrows and lashes returned around November, at least I look more normal even if I sometimes don't feel it.

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Thanks Ladies,

 

Just off the relephone to ED now she is coming nack tomorrow to do some washing as she only has very few clothes with her. I really don't mind any practical help its fine but yes it is a real roller coaster, relief but guilt at the same time at how she is having to live now, I will go either Friday or at the weekend to see for myself where they are living.

 

I will get YD to take an up to date photo of me and post it soon, I don't have an iphone so its not easy to get a decent selfie and as you may have read before I really hate having any photo's taken, I think its just that I feel old fat and frumpy so why do I want a photo to remind me of that. I realise it will be a good aid for you to spot me in the crowd in July though, lol.

 

It's a bit wierd but I am due to go up to Gorleston the weekend after next supposedly to keep ED company whilst going through this difficult time, as you know she is in London now, but I think I will still go for the break its only four days and the time is booked off work the train tickets booked and paid for and one night in the B&B is already paid for. I have asked ED if she would like me to take a big case and pick up some things from her ex's, at the moment she says no and refuses to come up with me for the day, she may change her mind by the time I go though.

 

 

 

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Haven't heard anything yet hopefully tomorrow. 😁
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Well at least Cassie it will give you some space and hopefully your ED and GS will make the most of it. You have been very good to them and I hope she appreciates just what you have done for her. You will really need that holiday with YD. I do take my hat off to you for all you have dealt with and continued to work. I do hope you will now have a couple of quieter days! Still thinking of you!
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Oh Cassie, i felt really " choked" when i just read your post and what you had to do last night, i hope she can settle down a little more now, you must be physically and emotionally exhausted . Did she take the job you found her? And has GS in school now? I think you are going to be called upon a lot in the next few weeks to help with your GS and also your ED too, i dont suppose its possible to retrieve any belongings or financial help from Norfolk?.. She is very lucky to have you there as a support, but its so hard for you as well.

Rosie, i have very few leg hairs, underarm hair never regrew! Hope you had a nice calm day, hopefully you will hear soon regarding your surgery.


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Hello Ladies,

 

Thanks for all your kind words, as you can imagine things have been quite difficult, I have managed to continue working this week but have not had a moment too myself to get online, I have been either cooking, washing or having my travel jabs or else keeping my GS company.

 

ED has now taken a room in the place that she looked at previously which apparently is larger, I spent every minute last night from getting in from work at 5.30pm raiding my flat for bedding, towels, cleaning equipment, toiletries, cutlery and everyting in between including food, buckets a kettle and a very large suitcase. ED & GS left approx 10pm in a cab which cost £20, I don't know how else she could have managed it, she already had a small case which she came to London with her paltry 3 days worth of clothing. We even resorted to going through some of her old maternity nighties which were in an airbag in one of my cupboards with GS's old baby clothes.

 

GS flung his arms around me when I got home from work saying "I want to stay with you Nanny", bless him, I sat him down and said I would love that if I could but this emergency accomodation would not be for ever and he could come with his Mum for visits on a regular basis, now he is living in London.

 

I have only been able to skim over the messages, so sorry if I have missed anything important, I hope things work out for ED & GS but am not very optomistic in the long run.

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My eyelashes have thinned Lovewine but eyebrows haven't . I have also noticed that leg and underarm hair is on a grow slow too which suits me fine. My friend also took off the gel nail polish I had done on the cruise and what a job that was- first and last time for gel nail polish!💅
Hope you day passes smoothly with no hiccups!
Thanks Wildpurl but the tissue has been left since Januaruy 30th without an expander and DH says I should prepare myself emotionally to wake up with an expander!😁 I am hoping there won't be any drains either. It will mean stitches both sides again so I will have to learn to sleep on my back again!!!😫💤
I would be very careful at driving too soon. Following my hysterectomy I was told to wait 6 weeks before driving. Our ES had a hospital appointment 5 weeks after the op and I decided I would drive! Well I turned to reverse out of the gate and hurt myself. I went ahead with the journey but I suffered a lot of pain and a temperature for 48 hours following- so please be very careful!
Cassie the fact we haven't heard from you I guess we treat as better news and at least you must be getting to work!
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Morning all! Joan, your day in London sounds very enjoyable, and should be a nice day for it. I hope you have a lovely time.
Lovewine, thank you for offering to book KitchinN1 nearer the meet up date, it looks fine to me and I am happy for it to be our venue. Hope you are not too busy today. Appointments do take up time and disrupt the work week, as well as causing anxiety, but I'm sure your Echo will be fine on Monday, and you don't have too many more Herceptin to go now.
I like the visualisation idea of being on the wrong train and needing to change! I have also used the cares in a box when I can't sleep sometimes. More recently, one of my meditation sessions had a visualisation of standing on a mountain with all your worries in your hands, and then just letting them go on the wind. I rather like that one, too.
Rosie, I hope you get your surgery date today, as promised. I think that implant swap is a more minor procedure than the initial surgery, most importantly I think there are no drains, hope I'm right! I'll keep my fingers crossed you don't need the expander back in.

Today I am planning to do some sewing, I have a quilted bag I started ages ago and this seems a good time to get on and finish it. I also think I can probably manage the big Hoover and do the dining room, I will give it a go anyway.
On Friday I have two appointments I would need to drive to and I'm not sure if I will be ready by then. I'm going to give it till tomorrow morning and make a decision then if I think I need to postpone. Last time I did not feel ready to drive till 4 weeks after the op, the hospital says 3-4 weeks. Today I feel it's borderline and I don't want to overstretch myself.
Cassie, hope things are OK for you and thinking of you, jackie
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Morning ladies, Rosie, i envy you having your eyebrows done... Since herceptin what little i had have now almost gone- same with right eyelashes! Hope you have a nice , relaxing day, i have a busier one working today.
I echo Rosie, special thoughts to Jackie and Cassie

Wildpurl, yes, i think you are doing very well in your recovery, especially since the drain was removed, hope you have a good day today in our lovely weather, make the most of it as its changing in time for the weekend!

Joan, enjoy London!
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Good morning all!
Cassie we are all hoping you are having a better time and that ED has taken responsibility for your GS. Also Jackie we hope you are ok and will let us know soon how your surgery went. Special thought s to you two!
Lovewine, Wildpurl and Joan hope you have a good day today. Wildpurl you have made incredible progress well done you. It sounds like the second time round you have coped very well here's hoping I can recover as quickly after my next surgery. I did check he was doing a general and he said,"oh yes!!" I am not having anymore of his locals!
A chill day for me today! Am going to get my eyebrows shaped and have some shopping to do. Tomorrow I will be in school for a couple of hours and it is sports day on Friday so I will be at the stadium!
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Hi Rosie, yes it is called The big C. I know what you mean about vivid dreams, i have them too- apparently herceptin can cause this!😏,mine are always quite mundane.
Thats good you are not returning tomorrow to the oncology centre😁, i like the childrens story, these things can be quite helpful to some of us, even if you feel a bit weird!
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Sorry Lovewine I didn't re read my text it should read words to the effect that I will know hopefully tomorrow when I am going in!!! Sorry for confusion!🙀
I like you analogy of putting your worries in a chest and putting them away! There was a children's story called The Huge Bag of Worries about a little girl that had lots of worries animated in the drawings as monsters! Such things as when her mum and dad had a row or the dog having fleas. She had to throw them away and that worked for her. When I went to yoga years go the instructor told us to leave our day in a box outside the door which I used to find hard to do but usually managed after 15 mins into the class!
Is that the programme called The Big C Lovwine?
Glad you managed some time in the garden!
I am glad Joan suggested booking our lunch as last night I had a dream that 3 of us were on one table and 2 on another. Lovewine I recognised you straight away in my dream, Wildpurl you had long wavy hair and Joan we don't know what you look like. Cassie we have one photograph of you to go by! I have been having very vivid dreams again lately!
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Evening all, rosie, what a long day you have had! Not long for you to wait then for the surgery, what is it tomorrow that you are having to return for? Good news too your scales were too generous! I really hope you can avoid the tissue expander after all the trouble and discomfort last time, keeping everything crossed for you!
I am more than happy to book our table at KitchinN1 nearer the date, if everyone is happy with the venue?

Joan, you sound like you have had an interesting few days, enjoy your trip to the museum in London, my YS has his degree in archaeology and ancient history, i find it very interesting and loved reading some of his work.

Wildpurl, hope you enjoyed the sunshine and managed your weeding, i also spent quite a lot of time in the garden today- weeding and pruning and tidying up, i have just made chicken pesto for dinner and cut some spinach from the greenhouse i have been growing- tasted lovely!
I have a quiet week with work which is lovely, but the only problem is next week i will be twice as busy and i have my echo scan on monday which puts me behind!

Cassie, hope you are ok? Hopefully things are settling down for you.

I notice there is a drama coming up on bbc in near future starring Sheridan Smith as Lisa Lynch Who had a blog detailing her breast cancer , she has shaved her hair for the role and was a friend of Lisas apparently, the trailer i saw last night looks very good, not sure yet if i will be watching it...

Also regarding our fears of recurrence, one of the ladies on the september thread has been seeing a counsellor and has a technique for visualisation- to stop the negative thoughts think of yourself getting on the wrong train, you need to get off and get on the right train, i think its quite helpful. When i was first diagnosed my panic was overwhelming and i used a technique of putting all my worries and fears in a wooden chest then sitting on it to keep them in, at a time to suit me, i would open the chest and allow myself 10 minutes to worry about everything , all the worst case scenarios... Then i packed them in chest again, it sounds daft, but it worked for me!!
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Good evening ladies what a long day of waiting around for appointments!!!
Had to,wait 1.5 hrs before at the oncology centre before I got into the infusion room, then the drip stopped 3 times!😁
No carrot cake in IKEA had to have the Orio cake - very sickly!!!😜
Had to wait over an hour at surgeons. Good news and bad news! The good news is I can have surgery next week but I may have to be prepared to have a tissue expander put back in the left side he won't know until I am under!😁 hopefully I will know tomorrow when I am going in.
Wildpurl,glad you have finished your blanket well done I hope you weren't too energetic with the weeding!
Lovewine hope you had a good day!
Joan I am happy with KitchinN1 if we all agree maybe someone could book it?
Joan I had my interview via skype,and I was told there had been a very good response form the website so I wouldn't withdraw. Also,I think my response will be very different to most due to the lack of emotional support here!
Hope your trip to London goes well!
The scales at the oncology centre weighed me less than our scales at home.😉 Oh dear Joan fancy your granddaughter finding your bulge funny! 😥
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I would be happy to go with KitchinN1. Although there are a couple of poor reviews on trip advisor most are very good. And it's near KC station but not actually inside St Pancras which seems perfect. I think it would be best to book though, a bit nearer the time. Also happy with the suggestion for meeting up at coffee time. Sorry you can't join us TiJ. youve certainly had a busy time over Easter.

Cassie, I hope you managed to get to work yesterday and that things have settled down a bit with ED.

Rosie, hope appt today goes well and that the rash isn't anything to worry about. I can sympathise with your feelings about putting on weight; one of the few good things about the hospital visits during chemo was that I was actually losing weight. I haven't quite regained it all but I'm only a couple of pounds short. I'm so cross with myself. When I was sitting on my granddaughters bed the other night she pointed at my bulging waist and said grandma, what's that lump? When I showed her she couldn't stop laughing. Oh dear.

Jackie, I hope your surgery went well. Thinking of you.

Lovewine, Wildpurl and Rosie. I see that four of this from this group are signed up to the research. As a researcher myself I am a bit concerned that this might distort the research findings. I suspect this has been one of the most active groups, judging from the number of postings and since they are looking for an overall picture but only interviewing a small number of people this might crowd out more diverse experiences. I am planning to email the researcher to explain the position and offer to withdraw. I don't have to mention anyone else's non de plume of course.

I'm not going to manage my Nordic walking this afternoon. It's the only way I can manage to fit in my planned 15 hours work because I'm in London tomorrow on a day trip with the local archeological society to the Museum of London and a guided walk round the Roman bits. This morning my class on modernist literature. Bizarrely, the book we are looking at today- HG Wells' the island of Dr Moreau- features in the Jeffrey Deaver thriller I'm reading The Skin Collector. Not sure I should mention this in class! Did my Qi Gong class yesterday, though, out on the lawn at the Penny Brohn Centre, which was lovely.


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Morning! Nice to hear from you Tlj, you are very close to the end of Herceptin now, it will be over before you know it.
Rosie good luck with your consultant visit today, I hope he has good news for you.
Lovewine, hope you have a good day and not too busy. I like the idea of cranberries in the cous cous, the chicken sounds lovely.
Yesterday I finished my crochet blanket, I'm very pleased with it. I also did some housework and went for a walk round the village. Today I plan something similar! I have a few sewing tasks to do so might catch up on one of those, and would like to do a bit of weeding, I will see how I get on.
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Hope you get on alright today rosie 😬
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Nice touch Lovewine!!!😉
DH is home now but hasn't been off the phone!!!😁
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Hello Tij, great to catch up with your news, you have had a busy few weeks! Sorry you cant meet up in july, maybe another time as I'm sure we will meet up again in the future- dont think we will be able to fit in all our news in one meeting!
Rosie, will be thinking of you tomorrow😬💐, one more herceptin crossed off too, i have 7 more left- lucky Tij nearing the end!😄
Did lots of gardening and then fell asleep in the sun for an hour! I too have to cook and then leave O/Hs food for him to reheat Rosie, he is working this week until 10.00 p.m! I have made chicken with a morrocan sauce( out of a jar!) and cous cous too! I add some dried cranberries to it to make it look more " home made!"
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Tlj it's lovely to hear form you!😊 glad you are almost at the end of your Herceptin!
Sorry that you won't be able to meet up in July.😕
It sounds like your sons and their friends are keeping you very busy.
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Hi ladies
At last I have a peaceful moment to write something on this thread. I still have the boys home from school until tomorrow. There are currently 6 boys bouncing on our trampoline, it has gone from being very noisy to very quiet so I may have to go and investigate what they are up to in a minute. Always worries me when it goes quiet.
We've had quite a busy few weeks. Older son has been on a sports course for a week and then we all went to the UK to take younger son on a music course. The concert at the end was amazing. Then back home and then last weekend in London to go to the theatre for ES's birthday and to see friends. Have to admit I can't wait till Wednesday when I can resume a more normal existence.
Cassie, I hope your daughter sorts herself out soon, you must be having to bite your tongue big time.
Rosie, hope your appointment goes well tomorrow.
Wildpurl, glad you're on the mend and drain free.
Joan and Lovewine I hope you are not working too hard.
Jackie, I'm thinking of you.
I had an echo last week and all still seems to be ok. Only have 3 more herceptins to go. It will feel very strange when I don't have to go to the oncology unit every 3 weeks after a year of visits. My hair is still pathetic. Still very thin on top, but I've given up caring, mostly.
I'm afraid I won't be able to meet you in July as my sisters and her family are visiting us over that weekend.
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Hi Lovewine glad is is sunny enough for you to potter in garden! I have been very tires since I came back form school and fell asleep outside for half an hour before lunch and after walking the dog this afternoon fell asleep,agin in the chair! Thank you for your kind comments bout my photographs I could have just done with another week to get rid of the excess!!'😁
DH has a let appointment this evening so won't be back until after 8pm I will have to cook the tea and keep his I can't wait past 7.30pm! It will only be simple tonight- pork chop, baked potato and some veg!
Cassie do hope you have had a better day?
Jackie hope all went well with your surgery today do let us know how you are as soon as you are able!
Joan and Wildpurl,hope,you have both had good days!
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Afternoon ladies, i have a fairly quiet start to my working week, really nice as its sunny and i can potter in the garden!

Rosie, hope you enjoyed your morning at school, hopefully it may have taken your mind off your appointment tomorrow a little, i am sure you will soon lose any weight you may have gained on your cruise now you are back into a normal routine, you look great in your photos! I really hope you can get some peace of mind too with the next stage of proceedings...i was only saying to a friend of mine recently that i would dearly love to have those days back pre diagnosis when there wasnt this awful worry of health all of the time, its the last thing i think of before sleep and first thing i think of when i wake up, not to mention in between😟, not sure how you ever " move on".

Cassie, hows things today? Hoping your daughter returned last night.

Jackie, if you feel able too- would really like to hear how you are and how you have got on today with your surgery? You are very much in my mind today and i wish you all the best.💐